Four of the players on the 1998 Stanford cardinals share how their friendship carried them all the way to the final four. Through packed stadiums, screaming fans, and performance anxiety, these teammates supported each other and their common goal. The four share their thoughts on the final game in hindsight as well as how they have moved on in their individual careers. They testify to the values of teamwork and a positive team culture.
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To read more about the 1998 Stanford basketball season:
To read more about the coach of the 1998 Stanford basketball team, Mike Montgomery:
To read more about Mike McDonald:
To read more about Kris Weems:
To read more about Arthur Lee:
To read more about David Moseley:
To see Arthur Lee on the cover of Sports Ilustrated:
To read up on performance anxiety:
Chow, K., & Mercado III, E. (2020). Performance anxiety and the plasticity of emotional responses. Cognition and Emotion, 34(7), 1309-1325.
Palazzolo, J. (2020). Anxiety and performance. L'encephale, 46(2), 158-161.
Carlino, P. J. (2021, April). Bleacher Bugs and Fifty-Centers: The Social Stratification of Baseball Fans through Stadium Design, 1880–1920. In Buildings & Landscapes: Journal of the Vernacular Architecture Forum (Vol. 28, No. 1, pp. 5-29). University of Minnesota Press.
To understand the negative aspects of fame:
Faber, R. A. (Ed.). (2020). Celebrity, Fame, and Infamy in the Hellenistic World (Vol. 58). University of Toronto Press.
Sussex Publishers. (n.d.). The other side of fame. Psychology Today. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/articles/199505/the-other-side-fame.
More on how sports can strengthen friendship:
Menon, K. (2018, December 14). Do sports really strengthen friendship: Playo. Playo. https://blog.playo.co/do-sports-really-strengthen-friendship/.
More about unfinished business within sport:
Esopenko, C., Coury, J. R., Pieroth, E. M., Noble, J. M., Trofa, D. P., & Bottiglieri, T. S. (2020). The psychological burden of retirement from sport. Current Sports Medicine Reports, 19(10), 430-437.
For more on coaching philosophy:
Williams, G. G., & MacNamara, Á. (2020). Coaching on the Talent Pathway: Understanding the Influence of Developmental Experiences on Coaching Philosophy. International Sport Coaching Journal, 8(2), 141-152.
To read more about how P.E. curriculum has evolved:
Wright, P. M., Gordon, B., & Gray, S. (2020). Social and emotional learning in the physical education curriculum. In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education.
Zhang, T., Wang, Y., Yli-Piipari, S., & Chen, A. (2020). Power of the curriculum: Content, context, and learning in physical education. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 1-12.