Words of a Legend

Earlier this year I got the chance to spend a couple days in Knoxville, Tennessee for the NASC annual board retreat at the following year’s symposium host destination. I hadn’t been to the land of Rocky Top in over a decade and was thoroughly impressed with the town (except for the humidity, but I digress). […]

Restrictor Plate Removed

The front page headline of a recent Sports Business Journal read: “Sports’ biggest brand builders: Power players using sports to amplify their message”. Most of the issue was dedicated to the integration of sports and the corporate world. Not surprisingly, this theme is similar to most every other issue of SBJ. That statement is not a […]

Look into My Crystal Ball

This morning in Louisville, I walked to my favorite breakfast spot, Wild Eggs, enjoyed a tasty breakfast and an “everything muffin” and thought about my time here in Louisville. This community has done such an amazing job branding itself as Bourbon Country, and the “Urban Bourbon” scene. There is almost a palpable buzz. Especially for […]

Full of Nostalgia

Those that know me well, know I’m not exactly what you would call a “mushy” person. This assertion is not to be confused with being sensitive, because I am that; but rather mushy as in all about hugs, and gentleness, and unicorns and pixie dust. (Okay, I made all that up, but you get the […]

The Elusive Stand-Up Triple

Holy smokes! Nearly a month has gone by and I looked up and realized I hadn’t posted. It wasn’t for the lack of intention, but thanks to all of you (no one) who asked, I am prompted to get the train back on the tracks. 🙂 This week’s topic is the often-elusive “triple bottom line” […]

The Bee I Keep Getting Stung By

Am I the only one that comes up with “great” ideas that I’m going to knock out lickity-split and relish in my “get it done” success? Oh man, I can start projects – for work or home – like nobody’s business. I’m a pro at that! Just last week, less than 12 hours after being […]

A Legacy Worth Celebrating

I know what you’re thinking, “Woah, Stoll! Gettin’ all fancy on the blog layout these days!” Easy there folks, I just changed up the layout a tad. A friend and colleague made a great suggestion about readability and who am I to turn off readers because I’m too prideful to make a simple change? After […]

Perspectives from a Mini-Sports-Cation

#truth Prior to this past weekend, I spent the last three weekends taking written comprehensive exams for my doctorate. By the numbers, I spent 9 days total writing responses to 3 distinct questions resulting in 180 total pages of brain dump…I mean earth-shattering writing. Hardly. The truth is, my brain physically hurt after each of […]

Why We Watch

It’s common knowledge among our friends and family that I am the sports person, and my husband is not. He loves to play sports, and particularly loves outdoor activities such as camping, hunting and mountain biking, but traditional team sports, even though he wrestled and played football in high school (and was really good)…not his […]

No better time than now!

In the spirit of celebrating successes, I’m going to share a blog I wrote for Healthy Mesa County just a couple weeks ago. The numbers changed slightly (we ended with 565 registrants!), but the moral holds true…set your eyes on something you think is beyond your ability then GO GET IT! Whether sports, career, fitness, […]