By Jessica Tolmie – March 9, 2015 (9.55 am)
In the life of every athlete, there comes a point when you must choose between playing because you have fun and you enjoy the game, or playing because you are serious about the sport and you want to achieve certain goals. At this particular point, you transition from the childhood of your sporting past and take a brave leap toward your adult sporting career. During this transition, you may lose many things; one certain loss will be your spare time, another likely loss will be that of your social life.
However, you definitely shouldn’t lose your love of the game. Without that internal driving force, you may as well lose your skillful talent, your knowledge about the game, and your hours of preparation. Just remember that you’ll never reach your true potential unless your love of the game has remained intact during your transition.
You need to be willing to sacrifice nearly everything you’ll ever want for that one chance in the spotlight. And when you are staring into the eyes of the coach who is paying your way through university, and they now own you, be sure to understand that they will devote their every day to challenging the strength of your will.
By Jessica Tolmie – March 6, 2015 (8.58 pm)
Here’s an interesting fact:
“There have been many articles reporting that brain ailments in U.S. soldiers have been found to be similar to those found in athletes. The neurodegeneration associated with these injuries correlate heavily with mental health symptoms.”
Psychology Today is refusing to ignore mental health issues within the athletic community, posting this report about the mental health risks associated with sports.
By Jessica Tolmie – March 4, 2015 (8.47 pm)
Here’s a piece for the female athletes among us, or the supporters of female student athletes. Welcome to the Big Show talks about privilege, as it exists amongst genders in college athletics. But this post also discusses privileged treatment and how that varies between athletes and non-athletes on campus.
by Sarah Hayes March, 4 2015 11:00
Nothing Soft About It is a very popular and unique blog that follows mid-major softball schools. I know its very specific, but if you know someone in that realm then it’s great. It shows weekly upsets, standout players and standout mid-major teams.
by Sarah Hayes March, 3 2015 11:45 a.m.
Learn from the best at Yardbarker. This website links you to verified professional and collegiate athlete blogs to get information from the best of the best.
by Sarah Hayes March 2, 2015 11:30a.m.
Athletic have a legal and financial aspect that all collegiate athletes should take interest in. Learn more about the logistics involved in your athletic career. I guarantee there’s information you don’t know yet.
By Sarah Hayes & Jessica Tolmie – March 2, 2015 (8.34 am)
Listen to our latest podcast, as we sit down with ISU student athlete Sahalie Doe, and discuss some of the fundamentals of being a student athlete. Still in her freshman year, Sahalie took us through sports and academics to give us an idea of her average day. The life of a student athlete includes a busy schedule and high expectations, something Sahalie now understands very well.
By Jessica Tolmie – February 25, 2015 (6.05 pm)
You should check out these top 10 success tips from Recruiting Realities. They are basic tips that every student athlete should know and try to live by.
by Sarah Hayes Feb. 25 2015 11:00AM
Athletico offers some great information for athletes. This blog will help you on the physical problems you may face as a athlete. It has some random information you would never know to look up!
by Sarah Hayes Feb. 24th 11:18am
Check out this Grocery List that tells you exactly what to buy at the grocery store. It’s easy and simple. Nutrition is important for all students because it affects your well-being.