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In the winter of 1921, fifteen prominent colleges and universities met in Atlanta, Georgia, to form a new organization to promote intercollegiate athletics competition. That organization, soon to become known as the Southern Conference, remains a strong and viable member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) 100 years later. Southern Conference roots may be found throughout college athletics from the Mid-Atlantic region to the deep South. All but three of the current Southeastern Conference (SEC) members once belonged to the Southern Conference. Likewise, a majority of present Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) institutions formerly were SoCon members. A Proud Athletic History: 100 Years of the Southern Conference tells the story of the notable athletes, coaches, and athletic programs that have built such a rich tradition over so many decades. Legendary sports figures such as Jerry West, Arnold Palmer, Bear Bryant, Sam Huff, and Steph Curry are all part of the Southern Conference's past. This is the first definitive history of the SoCon, utilizing many rarely-before-seen photos, researched via official league records and minutes, and filled with features and highlights in an easy-to-read format. There's also a detailed look at the present conference membership, which is a remarkably diverse combination of state and private institutions, as well as two military colleges. It's all chronicled here. From football bowl games to the formation of the SEC and ACC to the first three-point basket in NCAA history. With a proud past, the Southern Conference continues its mission of preparing student-athletes for life's challenges.
This is a full-color guide for young athletes interested in track and field. With a history that dates back to the time of the ancient Greeks, track and field demands a wide range of abilities and workouts from those who compete - including the high jump, shot put, hurdles, distance races, and sprint races. Today track and field ranks only slightly behind basketball and soccer in its popularity among female athletes. Winning Track and Field for Girls, Second Edition explains the basics of the sport, the rules, and how to train safely for track and field events. Specific exercises, techniques, and workouts are included, as well as the history of track and field, nutrition, and fitness training. More than 100 new full-color photographs and two new full-color diagrams have been added, and new drills, new exercises, and current information on the rules of track and field events round out this informative, updated guide. Chapters include: History; Sprints; Hurdles; Middle-Distance and Long-Distance Races; Relays; Jumping Events; Throwing Events; Heptathlon, Cross-Country Marathon, and Triathlon; Mental Preparation and Nutrition; and, Stretches and Weight Lifting.
Travis Macy summited glacial peaks in the French Alps, rappelled into vast limestone caves in China, and ran through parched deserts in Utah. Most famously, he won one of the country's marquee ultra-distance events: Leadman, a high-altitude series of super-long-distance races, culminating with a 100-mile mountain biking race and a 100-mile trail run. Macy accomplished it without exceptional strength, speed, or flexibility, and without high-tech performance labs or performance-enhancing drugs.His secret? A precise and particular outlook he calls the Ultra Mindset, principles for daily life that are neither mysterious nor the sole province of ascetics or elite athletes: embrace fear, rewrite stories we tell ourselves, and master the art of seeking help, among others. By applying the principles such as It's All Good Mental Training, When you have no choice, anything is possible, and Never quit...except when you should quit to other areas of life, anyone can find success that otherwise would have seemed impossible.Coauthored with award-winning running writer and journalist John Hanc, The Ultra Mindset blends exciting personal memoir with actionable, research-based advice. Dramatic stories of Macy's far-flung experiences in the professional endurance-racing world lead into relevant mindset principles, reflective self-assessments, mind- and body-enhancing workouts and activities, and compelling case studies. Macy's stories keep the pages turning as you forge your own winning outlook for success in business, sports, and life.
For over 130 years the GAA has been at the heart of Irish life. Since the introduction of television Gaelic Games have become a huge entertainment industry, yet at their core remain deeply embedded in the local community. They shape the national conversation and lift the mood of the nation. Hurling, ladies' football, camogie and Gaelic football are Ireland's greatest national treasures. The people are the beating heart of the Games and Gaelic Games are part of the DNA of the Irish Race. Now, this comprehensive collection captures the GAA's evolving history; the fabled heroes; the controversies; the scandals; the pulsating games; the fans; the centrality of the clubs; and the unending and heart-stopping drama. Full of fascinating insights, amusing anecdotes, thrilling tales and new revelations about famous incidents and epic encounters, this volume brings the people's games alive in all their vibrancy. Based on exclusive interviews this captivating compendium completely captures the rich history of the GAA - not through statistics but in the compelling stories of the men and women who made them happen.
This book of interviews with track and field athletes highlights those whose lives have revealed courage, persistence and decency both on and off the field. After their great careers ended, they went on to become authors, teachers, coaches, radio and television sports commentators, consultants, Congressmen, actors, businessmen, military officers, social workers and ministers. Many continued in athletics long after their days as Olympians. The Olympic track and field athletes include Glenn Cunningham (middle distances), Lee Calhoun (high hurdles), Ken Doherty (decathlon), Dick Fosbury (high jump), Bruce Jenner (decathlon), Abel Kiviat (middle distances), Bob Mathias (decathlon), Al Oerter (discus throw), Bob Richards (pole vault), Wes Santee (middle distances), Jackson Scholz (sprints), Bill Toomey (decathlon), Forrest Towns (high hurdles), Craig Virgin (long distances), Archie Williams (long sprints), John Woodruff (middle distances), and Olympic coaches Payton Jordan and Berny Wagner. They talk about the influences in their lives that helped them develop their values, their first memories of competition and participation in their sport, their educational experiences, the problems they faced when they were active competitors and the problems athletes today face, and many other topics.
The Gibson Relays is arguably the best run track and field meet in Jamaica, and this annual relay carnival is also the longest-running athletic event in Jamaica, next to the ISSA Boys and Girls Championships. In its first 40 years of existence, the driving force behind the Gibson Relays was Teddy McCook, who created an organization in the Gibson Relays Organizing Committee (GROC) that has maintained the high standards of efficiency, punctuality, and dedication that have come to characterize the Relays. Today, they are fittingly named the Gibson McCook Relays. Having assumed the mantle of leadership of the GROC, current Chairman, Professor Rainford Wilks, who along with his colleagues, conceived the idea of producing a history of the Gibson Relays that would not only be a tribute to the Gibson and McCook memory but would also record the highlights and capture the spirit of the Relays over its 40 years. This history of the Gibson Relays incorporates its philosophy and the work that has gone into building a world-class branded event. Readers are presented with a complete record of every race run, highlights of outstanding performances, and analyses of the major trends in school performance and participation. But that is not all; the history of the Gibson Relays is recounted and analyzed in the context of the development of track and field athletics in Jamaica, as well as its broader social context including a discussion of the role of gender in sports. The work is copiously illustrated with archival photographs and memorabilia from the early years, as well more familiar scenes from later years which capture action on the track, as well as the personalities who plan throughout the year and execute on the day of each meet. The Gibson Relays Organizing Committee is pleased to present this book to the schools and institutions that participate, the individuals and sponsors who serve and support, and the tens of thousands of fans who have helped to make the Gibson Relays their event of choice.
Drs. Arnold, Gansneder, and Perrin pull back the curtain to expose the research process for what it is: predictable, flexible, and masterable. -Chad Starkey, PhD, ATC, from the Foreword The NATA Education Competencies require that students be able to demonstrate the ability to prepare and interpret sample design for scientific research. This innovative text provides a precise roadmap for AT students conducting research projects from conceptualizing a topic to submitting a paper for publication.
The historic 1928 Bunion Derby was a cross-country footrace from Los Angeles to New York City. In a supreme test of human endurance and fortitude, runners pounded the pavement for 84 straight days, covering more than 3,400 miles. Starting in Los Angeles, the competitors tracked the path of old Route 66 to Chicago. From there they followed a twisting 1,000-mile trail to New York City. That journey is the subject of this book. While previous books and articles have been written about the race, most have concentrated on the promoter, C. C. Cash and Carry Pyle, his runners, or the Route 66 portion of the race. In The 1928 Bunion Derby: A Historical Tour and Driving Guide, Chicago to New York City, author James R. Powell takes a more robust approach - including a turn-by-turn driving guide from Chicago to New York with historical background on the route and the racers. Powell not only portrays the runners and the intensity of such a race, but also explains important events that transpired in the years leading up to the Bunion Derby. His historical tour describes surviving sites along the route and offers stories reminiscent of American life in the late 1920s. More than 200 illustrations - including period photographs, postcard images, and maps - enliven the story of this landmark race. The 1928 Bunion Derby is highlighted by tales of the torturous path runners followed to reach each overnight stop. And reports from period newspapers add color and a sense of the moment to the historic images and stories, both harrowing and heartwarming. A glimpse back in time, with a look at the places along that historic route today and a description of how to get there, The 1928 Bunion Derby has something for everyone - from historians to runners and from road warriors to armchair travelers.