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Basketball Lessons: How ‘And One’ Can Boost Your Career

I love basketball and now I get extra basketball for the summer Olympics.

These teams will struggle to score against fierce defenses, try to maneuver for the perfect shot, and hopefully draw a foul and a chance for an “and one” scoring possibility. “And one” refers to the free throw awarded to a player who is fouled and still manages to get a shot into the basket, thus giving the player a chance for a three- or even a four-point play. Continue reading

Time to Settle the Storm(ing) of the Court?

Tuesday morning I was striding on the treadmill watching Sportscenter when the highlight of the day came on the tube. It was of the previous night’s Kansas State / Kansas game. Both teams battled but in the end the 14 and 15 Kansas State Wildcats bested their in state rival; the 8th ranked Kansas Jayhawks 70-63. While a victory over Kansas is not a monumental win, it was no Navy over Notre Dame in football or Clemson finally besting North Carolina after losing in Chapel Hill for 57 straight years (has not happened yet). But since they began playing each other in 1907 Kansas has been the victor nearly 70% of the time including a 31 game winning streak in the 1990s. Bottom line, Kansas generally owns K-State. Continue reading