Code 2016: The Year Of The Royal Scots?

By Jeremy McDonald Jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Standing up and speaking to their coaches and their players following their season ending loss to West Salem Friday were the Senior football players of McKay High School. Senior players like Tristian Wilson and Bryce Clifton, each stood up and shared a message to those who are going to…

How Important are JuCo Athletic’s in area’s like Southern Oregon: Part 2

By Jeremy McDonald Going back to a prior question I have a few day’s ago:  How important are Junior College/Community College Athletic’s in area’s like Southern Oregon? This time I’m looking at it in terms of Opportunities to play. Having, or creating, athletic programs in these two-years obviously allows athlete’s to play at the next…

How Important Is Junior College Sports In Area’s Like Southern Oregon?

By Jeremy McDonald Let me ask you a question: How important is junior college/Community College sports? I say a lot. In areas like Southern Oregon, there are junior colleges, or community colleges as they’re called in Southern Oregon, but not really much in way of atheltics at them. Look at this, in the Sacramento region…

Sports Coverage Question: Why Not The Little Guy?

By Jeremy McDonald Why do we focus on the bigger schools in sports coverage? I have thought of this as a sports journalist the past two, going on three years now as a writer and as a regular Newspaper reader and TV viewer. You see the bigger schools, the Folsom’s or Sheldon’s (Division-I) in California…

Should Football Hold Try-Outs?

By Jeremy McDonald There’s an old saying out there:  “If you want to play (x-sport):  You have to try-out”. In football, it’s like any other sport out there.  If you make the cut, you’d wear the uniform on Game Day. But is it necessary? Yeah, you can argue for ‘Yes, it’s part of the game’…

High School Football: How fair is it?

In sports, you want to play your best to your opponent’s best.  But what you said when one team has at least double, triple the number of athlete’s to their opposition? I was looking at a box score between Metropolitan League team’s Sacramento High School and Johnson High School earlier today with the Dragons defeated…

Capstone Help

I am working on my senior capstone project at Southern Oregon University, on trying to figure out how our athlete’s (either current or former) are getting there influences from, either from within themselves or from outside source. My thesis is that we are influenced by others a little bit more than we have faith within…

Do athletes really need a 12 figure contract?

In today’s sporting world, athletes are being paid close or over 100 million dollars over a spanof five-, six-, seven- years. Baseball’s Alex Rodriquez 275 million, NBA’s Kobe Bryant 136 million, NFL’s Calvin Johnson 132 million. But do these guys really need 11, 12 figure contracts?  Yeah these athletes are good enough to earn several million…

Day in the life of: Episode 2 Athletic Trainer

Video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQ-6X60GqRc Episode 2- We take a look at the College Athletic Trainer and how a average “practice day” is like as well as a average “Game Day” is for the profession with Southern Oregon University’s head Athletic Trainer, Kristy Johnson. Print Version:  Part 1:  https://jmac1989.wordpress.com/2013/02/20/day-in-the-life-series-athletic-trainer-part-1/ Part 2:  https://jmac1989.wordpress.com/2013/02/25/day-in-the-life-series-athletic-trainer-part-2/ This is a J-Mac Production, ©…

Day in the Life Series: Athletic Trainer Part 2

Heading into game day, the athletic trainer focus turns to more of a specified area.  Instead of a overview care and attention to every sport, it turns to one specific area. For Kristen Johnson, Head Southern Oregon University Athletic Trainer, she turns her focus to the SOU wrestling team. For Johnson, she typically arrives to the school…

Wise Words Will Go Far

Why are we focused on the here and now?  Why are living in a society of muscle and money?  Why are we just wasting away our natural ability in our own minds just to fit in? We are so focused on the here and now and where it can lead us in the short run…