Another Opinionated Day

On Michael Sam: Good for him. He’s not the first college football player to come out (Conner Mertens, a kicker at tiny Willamette University in Oregon, took that honor), but coming out before this spring’s NFL draft took courage. It’s not just about the big-ticket items, such as Westboro Baptist protesting. Every move he makes…

Young Kicker Shows Courage In Coming Out

When I read the story about the first active football player coming out, two things impressed me. For those who missed it, Conner Mertens, a kicker at tiny Willamette University in Oregon, publicly came out this week. He’s the first active player on any level to have done so. First thing that got my attention…

Kenny Miles Shines Light on Suicide

I like to think I follow college football fairly closely, but I never heard of Kenny Miles before this week. Until last year, Miles was a running back for South Carolina. He had a rather undistinguished playing career, rushing for 1,341 yards and four touchdowns, adding one touchdown reception, in four years. He graduated in…

Tips For Young Athletes Considering Supplements

If you’re thinking about using nutritional supplements to help you bulk up, here are a few helpful tips. 1)     DO YOUR RESEARCH – Know what you’re planning to ingest. Don’t take the word of friends or marketing paraphernalia. If you have access to a site like medline.com, you can review current medical research on almost…