Happy Father’s Day, Dad!

June 17, 2013 | by Clare Devine

I always knew I was lucky, but boy do I have a lot for which to be grateful – that the time my father and I spent together shooting hoops or having a catch was not only special (as the following certainly is), but it was also bit more productive: In addition to the basic … Read More 


June 10, 2013 | by Clare Devine

Every time we fall or fail, we are called to rise.  It’s in rising that you accomplish feats you never planned to face and in doing so you never know how your rising and your story will inspire others to do the same. Two empowering visions of never settling, of rising to compete and finish … Read More 


June 3, 2013 | by Clare Devine

When you see an incredible hustle and all-out effort from an athlete as the odds are stacked up against him or her, and the unimaginable occurs, we are inspired with a rekindled hope in the human spirit and a gratitude for something more.  Just think about all of the proof we have from inspirational movies, … Read More 

Universities Suffer

May 29, 2013 | by Lee M. DelleMonache

When the public begins to believe that the value of the institution is to be measured by the success of its athletic teams, the core mission of the university is threatened…the value of an athletic program must ultimately rest on its support of and integration into the educational mission and traditions of the university. Those … Read More 

Others First

May 20, 2013 | by Clare Devine

Selflessness is not an easy quality to obtain and requires work to maintain, moment by moment, to put others ahead of one’s own wants and needs.  Selflessness is challenged and strengthened through sacrifice, a message which I was prompted to realize through the sharing of time with two college friends this weekend.  I was blessed … Read More 

Thanks, Mom!

May 13, 2013 | by Clare Devine

No matter your life circumstances, we all came into this world with the help of our mothers.  Some of us may be blessed to have our mothers present as grandmothers, some of us may have had time with our mother on earth cut short, and some of us may have been born into the world … Read More 


May 6, 2013 | by Clare Devine

‘Tis the season for championships and heartbreaks.  An inexplicable lightness and joy is found in the satisfying accomplishment of a major goal, and heaviness is found in a drained heart after leaving every fiber of being on the field.  No matter the numerical outcome, peace can be found in knowing you and your teammates, or … Read More 


May 3, 2013 | by ISSCD

by Rosie Kays,  Neumann University student-athlete (women’s soccer) Treasurer, Sport and Entertainment Management Club Transition. Change. Adaptation. As humans, we live an ever-changing lifestyle and are often challenged to respond to a variety of situations in a positive light. This is not always easy as change can trigger the onset of fear of the unknown … Read More 

One Love

April 29, 2013 | by Clare Devine

In correspondence with family and friends, I often sign my name below “One Love” as a little shout out to keep things fresh.  No one questioned my meaning until my former high school English teacher asked what I meant. (Note to self: always know the purpose of your words, especially when writing to an English … Read More