U.S. Veteran Finds The Proper Motivation to Finish The Race

Every day in this country about twenty two U.S. veterans commit suicide. Many of these veterans suffer from PTSD and Survivor’s Guilt. Micah Herndon  is one of those veterans. As a marine, Herndon was on patrol in Afghanistan when An I.E.D. exploded underneath his vehicle. Herndon survived, but three of his fellow comrades did not. Herndon decided to channel PTSD …

A Story of Redemption: Tiger Woods

To make a long story short, Tiger Woods had it all. He was probably the most successful and famous athlete in the world in 2008. He had money and endorsements. He was beloved by many and admired by kids. He was married and had two beautiful kids. He was on his way to becoming the greatest golfer of all time. …

From Worst To First: Virginia Cavaliers

One year ago, Virginia became the first school to ever lose as a #1 seed to a #16 seed in the NCAA Tournament. Not only did that, they were the overall #1 seed. Not only that, they lost by 20 convincing points. It wasn’t even close. I wrote about it last year – https://www.characterandleadership.com/win-class-lose-class/. This year, Virginia entered the NCAA …

Shame on the Parents! And Coaches! And Students! College Admissions Scandal

At least 50 people have been charged by the federal government on charges of fraud and racketeering. This is essentially what happened. Wealthy parents hired Rick Singer of Edge College and Career Network to give their children unfair advantages to get accepted into college. These parents paid big bucks for 1) having others take their SAT, 2) falsifying academic records …

Coach Izzo Sternly Yells at Player in NCAA Tournament

During a first round NCAA tournament game the #2 seed Michigan State Spartans played the #15 seed Bradley University. MSU was a heavy favorite. During the first half though, MSU was down eight points. Three times in a row, freshman Aaron Henry failed to get back on defense, and three times Bradley scored. Coach Izzo initially yelled at Henry. Henry …

National Champion MVP Loses His Composure

Trevor Lawrence was the starting quarterback of the Clemson Tigers this past year as a freshman. He led his team to a 15-0 season, which included a national championship victory over Alabama. Needless to say, Trevor was a big part of that championship. With all being said, Trevor is human with certain character flaws, just like the rest of us. …

Coach Stops “You Are Ugly” Chant from Student Section

At a recent college basketball game, Maryland fans waited all game for Michigan freshman Ignas Brazdeikis to get to the free throw so they could chant, “You are ugly…You are ugly…” During his first free throw, it was just a few students in the student section. By the time it was the second free throw, the chant had spread throughout …

The Power of Positivity

This is a very powerful video. It is so instructive. I hope we all pay attention. The funny thing is that I don’t know what anyone is saying in the video. I don’t speak Japanese. I don’t know the context of this video. Still, the power of the video is overwhelming. What looks to be a 6-year-old boy (lets call …

A Home Run in Sportsmanship

Competing for the chance to play in the Minnesota state championship, pitcher Ty Koen struck out Jack Kocon to end the game. For everyone involved, it was a typical scene – one team wins and advances while the other team loses and goes home. It happens everyday in sports. However, this scene was a little different. You see, Ty Koen …