Do the intangibles in sport offer an advantage or disadvantage?

Are there intangibles that can give a player or team an edge? I recently spoke with Greg DePalma on Prime Sports Radio about what makes world-class athletes stand apart. Our conversation included a couple of interesting exchanges on intangible factors that can impact performance. I told Greg about an NFL wide receiver I worked with wh [...]

Relationships are Not a Numbers Game

Sometimes, people tend to think of relationships, especially marriage, as a 50/50 effort or a business partnership. Instead of being flexible and willing to lean in more so here or there when meeting in the middle just isn’t happening, we tend to think, “You do your part, and I’ll do my part.” This rarely works, or endures for that m [...]

Embrace Change Through Understanding its Process

Most of us don’t like change. We seem to like it even less if it means changing something about ourselves. We usually try to avoid change altogether because it will cost us something: time money, energy, comfort, or more. And even when we know deep down that it may be for the greater good, we still can’t help but cringe at the thought of change.  But what happens when the g [...]

The Cost of the Super Bowl Leads to a Conversation on Virtue

Super Bowl XLVIII will cost approximately $70 million. When viewing sports through the lens of history – originating in the form of competitive play – it’s amazing how over time we have structured play into an industry garnering billions of dollars each year.   Is this a good thing or a bad thing? Is spending an exorbitant amount of money on “elevate [...]

Focusing in Detail

Peak performances are possible, and they happen every day. You are capable of experiencing them more often than you think. Think in terms of detail – the more you try to see, the more absorbed you become. It is the secret of performing “in the zone.” Human beings can do incredible things – make headline-worthy plays, solve the most complex mathematic equations, come [...]

Striving for Excellence and Virtue On and Off Campus

The following is an excerpt of Dr. Thierfelder’s interview with the National Catholic Register. The article, “Raising the Bar in Every Area of Life,” shares insights on pursing virtue, the state of Catholic higher education and lessons learned from Dr. Thierfelder’s new book, “Less Than A Minute To Go: The Secret to World-Class Performance in Sport, Business and Everyday Life.” [...]

Abbey Players present "Freud's Last Session"

cs lewis_freudThe Abbey Players present Freud’s Last Session directed by Simon Donoghue. Freud’s Last Session centers on legendary psychoanalyst Dr. Sigmund Freud

2013 Fall Sports Preview

This fall, the Belmont Abbey College Crusaders are looking to add to the ever growing collection of Conference Carolinas championship banners hanging in the Wheeler Center. Last fall, both

Belmont Rail Trail Coming Soon

For those students who have yet to find that one perfect running route or those who avoid the spider web overhangs and debris lining the railroad tracks when walking


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