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How One Pakistani Woman Used Squash to Help Her Escape the Terror of the Taliban

Maria Toorpakai, a 27-year-old professional squash player, grew up as a sports-loving tomboy in Pakistan. As you may imagine, that wasn't exactly easy...

By: Brandon Hall

'Intellectual Brutality': The Value Behind Stanford Football's Sustained Success

"Intellectual brutality." It's the motto that's propelled Stanford football to new heights. Since 2010, only Alabama, Ohio State and Clemson have w...

By: Brandon Hall

Shaquem Griffin, UCF's One-Handed Star Linebacker, Lives a Life of No Excuses

If you haven't been paying attention to UCF football, you've done yourself a disservice. The Golden Knights are 11-0 and headed for the America...

By: Brandon Hall

The 'Power of Football' Project Highlights the Positive Impact High School Football Is Making Across America

Nothing brings people together like high school football. The tradition. The passion. The electricity in the air on an autumn Friday night. For the...

By: Brandon Hall

Here's Why the Best Coaches Are Positive Individuals

Doc Rivers and his son, Austin, are notable as the highest-profile father-son/coach-player combination in recent U.S. sports history. Doc is a PCA...

By: Positive Coaching Alliance

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How Maria Toorpakai Used Squash to Overcome the Taliban and Fight for Women's Rights

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