10 professional athletes who are social media all-stars

April 9, 2014 | by Jeffrey B. Eisenberg

When it comes to responsibly using social media, many have learned hard lessons. Take, for example, the case of Mahopac, NY student-athletes who recently tweeted racist comments about their opponents after a tournament semifinal loss. Those 140-character messages turned out to make unfavorable news for school, the students in question were suspended, and the team’s coach (also a … Read More 

A mission-oriented approach to the NCAA student-athlete dilemma (Part 1)

April 3, 2014 | by Jeffrey B. Eisenberg

Last Wednesday was an historic day in college athletics. Regardless of future appeals and court decisions, the Chicago division of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled in favor of recognizing Northwestern University football players’ right to try to unionize. The NLRB ruled that, because NCAA Division I student-athletes’ pay (in the form of scholarships) … Read More 

A lesson in leadership: How the Janssen Leadership Model is helping Neumann student-athletes

March 25, 2014 | by Koula Gregor

 Neumann University’s Athletic Department and the Institute for Sport, Spirituality and Character Development utilize the Jeff Janssen Team Captains Leadership Manual to assist in the development of NU athletes as reflective, strong leaders by example who hold themselves and their teammates accountable and set a positive tone for collective success. Here, Neumann Senior Koula Gregor, … Read More 

How Rashard Mendenhall’s retirement announcement can teach athletes about responsible social media use

March 14, 2014 | by Jeffrey B. Eisenberg

Arizona Cardinals running back Rashard Mendenhall made headlines earlier this week when he decided to retire from the NFL at the uncommonly young age of 26. Why? As Mendenhall puts it: “I’ve greatly enjoyed my time, but I no longer wish to put my body at risk for the sake of entertainment. I think about the rest … Read More 

A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes

March 7, 2014 | by ISSCD

by Kayla Fuller, Neumann University, Senior Psychology Major, Spanish Minor        (Women’s Soccer) As individuals we all have an idol, someone who we look up to, someone who we would like to meet or someone who we just plain admire. We are inspired by our idols for specific reasons that relate to our … Read More 

What it means to be an Honorary Member

November 14, 2013 | by ISSCD

by Lauren Shipman,  Neumann University, Junior Psychology Major & Honorary Member                         (Women’s Lacrosse) Last year I became the Honorary Member of the Neumann University Women’s Lacrosse team as a result of a presentation I gave to the team about my disability. It all … Read More 

Welcome to the Table

September 2, 2013 | by Clare Devine

Sport, at its core, provides us indescribable human moments and moments in which we discover the humanity of others. Sport, at its core, knows no bounds and invites all into the challenge of competition and pursuit of truth. Sport, at its core, is as much for the lights and glory of televised professionals as it … Read More 

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