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In memoriam: Legendary golf coach Bruce Fossum

April 10, 2014
In memoriam: Legendary golf coach Bruce Fossum

Former Department of Kinesiology associate professor and legendary Michigan State men’s golf coach Grover “Bruce” Fossum died recently. He was 86 and a resident of Okemos, Mich. Fossum spent 30 years teaching at MSU and authored two books: “GOLF” and “Golf Made Easier Not Easy.” He is remembered by those within the MSU athletic...
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Gould presented Game Changer award

February 25, 2014
Gould presented Game Changer award

Daniel Gould, director of the Institute for the Study of Youth Sports (ISYS) at Michigan State University has received the 2014 Detroit PAL Varner/Tenbusch Game Changer award. Gould accepted the award at Detroit PAL’s 2014 MVP Awards on Feb. 13 at the Detroit Athletic Club. Given to those individuals who work or volunteer to...
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Fighting the ‘dumb jock’ stereotype

April 22, 2013
Fighting the ‘dumb jock’ stereotype

College coaches who emphasize their players’ academic abilities may be the best defense against the effects of “dumb jock” stereotypes, a Michigan State University study suggests. Researchers found that student-athletes were significantly more likely to be confident in the classroom if they believed their coaches expected high academic performance, not just good enough grades...
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Kids Count Radio: Lauer explains what it takes to be a good coach

March 30, 2012
Kids Count Radio: Lauer explains what it takes to be a good coach

Larry Lauer, coaching director at the Institute for the Study of Youth Sports (ISYS) and MSU kinesiology researcher, recently appeared on the Indiana-based Kids Count Radio Show. The program, which is produced by the Indiana Youth Institute, recruited Lauer to give an expert opinion about the important roles that coaches play in the lives of youth athletes...
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Become a tutor and mentor in the College Ambition Program

January 19, 2012
Become a tutor and mentor in the College Ambition Program

Students: Looking to gain rewarding, hands-on experience in the field of education? The College Ambition Program (CAP) at Michigan State University is seeking student volunteers to serve as mentors/tutors. The program is designed to help local high school students explore their potential for going to college and take steps to make their goals a reality. Although voluteering for this...
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Lauer talks to ESPN Magazine, addresses abuse in youth sport

December 16, 2011
Lauer talks to ESPN Magazine, addresses abuse in youth sport

In response to the recent coaching scandal at Pennsylvania State University, ESPN The Magazine has dedicated its December cover story to spreading awareness about sexual abuse among youth athletes. The article urges parents, teachers and adults everywhere to educate children about sexual predators, despite the human tendency to shy away from such taboo topics. For insight about this difficult...
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