What's Happening in Character Education?

Final score: 161-2

Posted by Dave Keller on Fri, Feb 13, 2015 @ 12:02 PM

Sadly, 2015 has already produced its share of disappointing sports stories. In the midst of more well-covered national stories, you might have missed this story from a few weeks ago: A high school girls basketball coach in California was suspended for two games after his team beat another team 161-2.


That’s not a typo.

I’m not kidding.

The final score was 161-2.

That headline brought so many questions to my mind. How is that possible? How did two teams of such unequal talent end up playing each other in the first place? Why would the winning coach allow his players to continue scoring? Is this one of the worst examples of sportsmanship in recent memory, or is there more to the story?

I’ll come back to this story a little later.

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Topics: sports

Character & Class: Why We Love #42

Posted by Dave Keller on Wed, Jul 17, 2013 @ 20:07 PM

By Dave Keller, Director of Transformation & Strategic Initiatives

The moment last night was powerful and uplifting --- and well deserved.

In the history of Major League Baseball, no one has done what New
York Yankees’ relief pitcher Mariano Rivera has done.  Simply put:  He is the greatest closing relief pitcher ever.

But that’s not why I’m writing about him in a character blog. 

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Topics: role models, character, character education, core values, sports