SCI TALK is a podcast discussing sports issues through critical analysis from a wealth of perspectives and disciplines. This is not your average Xs and Os fan talk. Instead, we look at how athletes, coaches, administrators, and supporters can succeed on and off the field.
Not So Super League – Making Sense of It All
The European Super League faced a quick and catastrophic collapse. Ken Pendleton and Dave Galas join SCI TV to discuss how we got here and where we go from here.
Read Dr. Ken Pendleton’s analysis, The Worst of Both Worlds: Why the American Model of Sports Does Not Apply to Soccer
The Conflict Resolution Toolbox
Gary Furlong of Agree Dispute Resolution joins SCI’s Joshua Gordon to discuss the latest edition of his essential text, The Conflict Resolution Toolbox. Gary’s toolbox provides key ways to diagnose a conflict and take action – a fundamental skill on and off the pitch.
Watch or listen to hear more about The Law of Reciprocity, Loss Aversion, and more as it applies to sport, sports business, and beyond.
To Play Or Not To Play? A Conversation With Aaron Scheidies
The COVID-19 Pandemic has raised fundamental questions about the value of sport. Eight-time triathlon World Champion, Aaron Scheidies, joins SCI’s Joshua Gordon for a conversation.
Did the NCAA College Basketball Reforms Solve Its Alignment Issues?
In August 2018, the NCAA Board of Governors and Division I Board of Directors adopted a series of significant policy and legislative changes based on the recommendations from the Rice Commision on College Basketball.
NCAA Press Conference announcing the approved changes (Listen below and then listen to analysis)
Joshua Gordon and Ken Pendleton discuss whether or not these changes have solved key alignment issues for core stakeholders across the NCAA landscape.
Can You Really Have Fun While Winning? Examining Coach Willie Taggart
Can fun lead to success?
The long held belief in sports is that the fun is primarily reserved for the post-victory celebration. Must that hold true? In fact, is it possible that making the process itself fun might be a key in unlocking athletic success? Are “dance offs” the new moneyball? Is there immeasurable success in the non-quantifiable?
Resident Florida State University and University of Oregon expert, Dr. Ken Pendleton, discusses football coach, Willie Taggart’s, interesting mix of innovation and “old school” tendencies to discuss his alignment at both his previous stop at the University of Oregon and his new gig at Florida State University.
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What Happened with the United States Men’s National Team?
Should an entire system be re-examined because of one loss?
When the U.S. men’s national team lost 2-1 to Trinidad and Tobago – a moment that meant their elimination from contention for World Cup 2018 – the entire movement toward popularity for soccer in the United States suffered a blow.
What went wrong and how to re-align
Dr. Ken Pendleton and Joshua Gordon discuss the implications and ponder what went wrong and how to re-align this off-the-track train.