SPKN's Sideline

SPKN's Sideline

2 Seasons

In a battle between sport news versus sport knowledge, On the Sideline with Meg and Dr. G features our co-hosts diving straight into a contemporary investigation of sport with a chorus of sport knowledge nuggets. Meg and Dr. G have fun with quick-hitting analyses of what’s going on in the world of sport as it happens today. While the mainstream news creates spectacle and nonsense, Meg and Dr. G go one-on-one making sense of sport news and how we can all do better. With their patented blend of uniting research and practice with humor and values, Meg and Dr. G tackle, “Why is knowledge important in sport?”

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  • SAM HEYS | Award-winning Author and Journalist P1

    Episode 1

    As a journalist living through the beginning of integration of black Americans into education and athletics, Heys witnessed history daily. From education to athletics, Heys was at the scene for integration of black Americans in the South. Of all the memorable stories Heys got to experience, the l...

  • SAM HEYS | Award-winning Author and Journalist P2

    Episode 2

    As a journalist living through the beginning of integration of black Americans into education and athletics, Heys witnessed history daily. From education to athletics, Heys was at the scene for integration of black Americans in the South. Of all the memorable stories Heys got to experience, the l...

  • J.P. ARENCIBIA | Former MLB Catcher & DR. TRAVIS HEATH | Sport Psychologist - P1

    Episode 3

    Sports anxiety has been on the rise ever since the dawn of social media. JP Arencibia offers up his personal experiences with it throughout his career, as well as how he found his way back to becoming his best self. JP suggests that in the resolution of anxiety within players, one should look to ...

  • J.P. ARENCIBIA | Former MLB Catcher & DR. TRAVIS HEATH | Sport Psychologist - P2

    Episode 4

    Sports anxiety has been on the rise ever since the dawn of social media. JP Arencibia offers up his personal experiences with it throughout his career, as well as how he found his way back to becoming his best self. JP suggests that in the resolution of anxiety within players, one should look to ...

  • KRIS WEEMS | Head Player Development, Warriors Professional Basketball Team

    Episode 5

    Santa Cruz Warriors’ head coach Kris Weems shares his journey through all levels of basketball, including the coaching keys that got him to the pros. Get a inside look at what it takes to be a professional on both the players’ side, and the coaches’. Coach Weems first dives into his own developme...

  • JOHN O'SULLIVAN | CEO Changing the Game

    Episode 6

    With many retired athletes hired as coaches, John O'Sullivan calls for a deeper look into the qualifications of a coach, and shares how our culture is rapidly changing coach education. Professionalization in sport is progressing in an upward trend, and youth sport as we know it is about to change...

  • HOCHEVAR FAMILY | Coaches and Professional Athletes - Part 1

    Episode 7

    Family first. The Hochevar family shares what it was like to grow up in an athletic family as well as the benefits or pressures that might come with it. Learn which brother built a baseball mound when he was just a kid, and how often the family would sneak into the high school gym to play pickup ...

  • HOCHEVAR FAMILY | Coaches and Professional Athletes - Part 2

    Episode 8

    Family first. The Hochevar family shares what it was like to grow up in an athletic family as well as the benefits or pressures that might come with it. Learn which brother built a baseball mound when he was just a kid, and how often the family would sneak into the high school gym to play pickup ...

  • BILL TIERNEY | Head Men's Lacrosse Coach, University of Denver

    Episode 9

    In this episode of SPORTLiGHT’s Sport Report, Meg and Dr. G interview the University of Denver’s head Men’s Lacrosse coach, Bill Tierney. Coach Tierney’s lifetime accomplishments include thirty-six years of coaching, seven national championships, twenty-seven regular season and conference tournam...

  • ARIAN FOSTER | All-Pro Running Back

    Episode 10

    The Sporting News once called Foster “the most interesting man in the NFL.”
    This All-Pro NFL running back had a distinguished career with the Houston Texans and Miami Dolphins. An force on the field, Arian is also an accomplished musical artist, actor, writer, and podcaster.
    How do our beliefs a...

  • DAVID MOSELEY | Head Boys' Basketball Coach, Woodside Priory High School

    Episode 11

    The Priory School Assistant Athletics Director and Head Boys Basketball Coach, David Moseley, opens up to Meg and Dr. G about working his way up from the worst high school basketball player in the state to becoming a professional athlete, before taking his talents to the bench to impact the next ...

  • DAN GIULIANI | CEO Volt Athletics - P1

    Episode 12

    For a deep dive into the Cinderella story of Volt Athletics from co-founder Dan Giuliani himself.
    Giuliani reviews the highs and lows of his startup that rocked the fitness world.
    He shares his experiences in entering the tech world with a focus on fitness and his mission to help people. In the ...

  • DAN GIULIANI | CEO Volt Athletics - P2

    Episode 13

    For a deep dive into the Cinderella story of Volt Athletics from co-founder Dan Giuliani himself.
    Giuliani reviews the highs and lows of his startup that rocked the fitness world.
    He shares his experiences in entering the tech world with a focus on fitness and his mission to help people. In the ...

  • SHAUN HAMILTON | IRJU Board of Directors and Adjunct Instructor

    Episode 14

    A one-time schoolyard games has become an internationally competitive sport. This is jump rope like you’ve never seen it before. Jump rope is growing rapidly across the globe, and here to comment on it is one of the trailblazers themselves, Shaun Hamilton. Hamilton shares the history of the sport...

  • FRED CORRAL | Head Baseball Pitching Coach, University of Missouri

    Episode 15

    Baseball phenomenon Fred Corral shares his experience transitioning from a player to a coach and the philosophies he’s adopted along the way. He’ll dive into topics such as player and athlete development, athlete identity, and balancing winning and development. Corral shares the pressures of bein...

  • RODNEY BILLUPS | Former Head Men's Basketball Coach, University of Denver

    Episode 16

    Rodney Billups explains his journey to coaching college basketball and his priorities of mental toughness, coach-ability and character. coach and former professional player gives his unique perspective on coaching.

  • DR. JAY COAKLEY | Professor Emeritus, University of Colorado, CO Springs - P1

    Episode 17

    Meg and Dr. G welcome award-winning sport sociologist Dr. Jay Coakley, Professor Emeritus (i.e., retired with achievement) at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. Dr. Coakley is the author of the textbook Sports in Society: Issues and Controversies, which is thought to be the most widel...

  • DR. JAY COAKLEY | Professor Emeritus, University of Colorado, CO Springs - P2

    Episode 18

    Meg and Dr. G welcome award-winning sport sociologist Dr. Jay Coakley, Professor Emeritus (i.e., retired with achievement) at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. Dr. Coakley is the author of the textbook Sports in Society: Issues and Controversies, which is thought to be the most widel...

  • ALISON FOLEY | Head Women's Soccer Coach, Boston College

    Episode 19

    Alison Foley shares her experience of becoming a parent while being a coach at a D1 school. However, she is far from limiting herself to just those two roles. Foley found that her starting experience as a coach transferred not only to parenting, but to writing, starting a yoga program for soccer ...

  • MIKE LaVIGNE | Head Women's Soccer Coach, Boston College

    Episode 20

    The soccer phenomenon from Boston College tells of his eventful career in women’s soccer and the struggles he faced. In a time where women’s collegiate sport was just beginning, LaVigne recaps the many struggles and obstacles he overcame to get the program off the ground.
    We’ll learn how the NCA...

  • PATRICK RUFF | Head of School, Woodside Priory High School

    Episode 21

    Meg and Dr. G interview Mr. Patrick Ruff, the Head of School at Woodside Priory High School in California. Mr. Ruff explains his views on quality coaching and how he’s learned to find it in the coaches he hires, how school administrators need to hold coaches accountable, and get at the realities ...

  • KARLTON CREECH | Vice Chancellor of Athletics, University of Denver

    Episode 22

    Creech shares his career development and work in sports administration that led him to his role of a lifetime—athletic director. He provides insight on intercollegiate philanthropy and fundraising as well as an overview of what he has accomplished in his career, from ticket sales to organizationa...

  • GARY SAILES | Associate Professor, Adjunct Professor, Indiana University

    Episode 23

    Division, segregation, prejudice. How can we end it?
    Dr. Gary Sailes educates us on critical race theory, as well as his own personal philosophies and experiences regarding racism on and off the court.

    We are all products of our own environment, so how can we use that to our benefit? Prepare f...

  • LAUREN DAVENPORT | Director of Coach Development, USA Lacrosse - P1

    Episode 24

    Lauren Davenport, head of development from US Lacrosse, engages in an elevated conversation regarding proper youth athlete training and coaching education. Solutions range anywhere from better separating the athletes in terms of age, to encouraging them to play multiple sports.

    AS MENTIONED I...