Intangibles Are More Important than Star Ratings

Earlier this season, unrated Duke played highly-rated Clemson. All the experts predicted another big win for Clemson.  After all, they have 39 5-star recruits on their roster and Duke only has 2 on their roster.  A total mismatch on paper. HOWEVER, the outcome of that game was Duke 28-Clemson 7. Joe’s Perspective: This result shouldn’t be a shocker. Upsets happen …

Sportsmanship on Display at X-Country Meet

At a cross-country meet in Wisconsin earlier this season, something unusual happened. With about a half-mile left in the race, Seppi Camilli, a runner from Marquette (MI) High School, made a bold move and broke free from several competitors from Stevens Point High School. With just the ‘straight-away’ left, he found himself alone in second place. However, with about 15 …

The Reciprocity Effect

Rehan Staton is a 27-year-old Harvard Law School graduate. However, his path to that degree was not typical. As a child, his mother abandoned the family and his dad struggled with gainful employment. In other words, Rehan grew up poor. To make it, he worked as a sanitation worker (that’s trash man to you and me). His grades were never …