Still, how in the world were girls supposed to make that kind of consequential decision about college while in middle school, Foley wondered. Yet she could only see the trend accelerating. She’d become the winningest coach in the history of women’s soccer at BC. But for her program to continue thriving in the intense Atlantic Coast Conference, she’d need to spend time talking to middle school girls. NCAA rules prevented her from initiating calls or sending texts to any girls before junior year. But it was perfectly legal for college coaches to give their phone numbers to promising players’ club coaches and then wait for those girls to call. When they did call, Foley found that questions she typically asked high schoolers didn’t make much sense. “Do you want to do business or economics?” she says. “Half of them don’t even understand what economics is. They still have a piggy bank.” She noted that a large share of middle … [Read more...] about How young is too young to recruit kids for college teams?
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.......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... ..........We can summarize 2018 in two words:It boofed.We’re not 100 percent sure what “boofing” is, despite the fact that this very issue was discussed in a hearing of the United States Senate Judiciary Committee. All we know for certain about boofing is that it is distasteful and stupid.ADVERTISEMENTSkipAs was 2018.In spades. Syndicated columnist and comedian Dave Barry, of Miami, performs as apart of the South Beach Comedy Festival at the Colony Theater in Miami Beach, Fla., Thursday Jan. 22, 2009. (AP Photo/Mitchell Zachs/HO)What made this year so awful? We could list many factors, including natural disasters, manmade atrocities, the utter depravity of our national political discourse and the loss of Aretha Franklin. Instead we’ll cite one event that, while minor, epitomizes … [Read more...] about Dave Barry: Can you believe it?
By Daniel Brown | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: September 7, 2018 at 2:31 pm | UPDATED: September 7, 2018 at 2:34 pm SANTA CLARA — Joe Staley used to be so naive. As a rookie, he witnessed a fellow 49ers offensive lineman get injured, then cut from the team. That’s when a stunned Staley launched a profane tirade against the injustice of it all. “I got really worked up,” Staley, now 34, recalled as he prepared for Sunday’s season-opener against the Minnesota Vikings. “I said, ‘This is (bull)! A guy gets injured and you get rid of him like that?'” George Warhop, the 49ers offensive line coach at the time, had no patience for the youngster. “Joe, this is a business!” he shot back. And then Warhop hit Staley with a bit of old-school advice: “Go do everything you can to make sure you’re not one of those guys.” That season Staley became the 49ers’ first rookie … [Read more...] about 49ers Joe Staley braces for Vikings menace: ‘He’s got a crazy amount of moves’
Mary Jo Pitzl Arizona Republic Published 3:33 p.m. UTC Aug 21, 2018 Ceci Soto took in her two little nieces after the state removed them from her sister's care. She didn't want the girls living in a foster home with a stranger. Soto, a 20-year-old single mother with a toddler of her own, receives $90 a month from the state — $45 for each of her nieces. If she had let them go to a stranger's home, that foster parent would receive about $1,300 a month to care for the two girls. The glaring disparity stems from decisions made by state lawmakers, but has been magnified by the state child welfare agency's growing emphasis on placing kids with kin, in line with research that shows children removed from their parents do best when placed with other relatives. RELATED: Sketches and online maps: New tools in the search for a home for kids in state care And the unequal payments could get some legal scrutiny … [Read more...] about Relatives get $600 less than foster parents to care for a child. Should that change?
Good morning, Eagles fans. The Eagles practiced the past four days, but the players are off today. They return to practice on Tuesday at 9:15 a.m. for the first training camp practice with live-contact periods. Defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz has a press conference after practice. This is a training camp edition of the Early Birds newsletter, which will arrive in your inbox three days per week until the season begins. If your friends haven’t subscribed to Early Birds, it’s free to sign up here. I want to know what you think, what we should add and what you want to read, so send me feedback by email or on Twitter @ZBerm. Thank you for reading. — Zach Berman A good start for Carson Wentz Doug Pederson agreed with an assessment made by those who have been watching practice during the past few days: If you didn’t know Carson Wentz was injured, you wouldn’t know Carson Wentz was injured. “I think if … [Read more...] about If you didn’t already know Carson Wentz was injured, you couldn’t tell