Dan Tudor

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How Geno Made Pressure Fun

I had the chance to be in the crowd at the 2014 NCAA women's basketball national championship game, where the UConn Huskies won the title and completed a perfect season. At the center of the celebration was their longtime coach, Geno Auriemma.  Fans of women's basketball seem to either love him or hate him (proportionally, I'm guessing, based on how close you live to Storrs, Connecticutt).  However, no matter which side you land on, you have to admire what he has built through recruiting and coaching. But what I want to focus on has nothing to do with how well his Huskies played against a previously undefeated Notre Dame team. It's actually something I heard their talented center, Breanna Stewart talk about in front of their cheering fans as they were being...


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Two Speakers Added to NCRC 2014 Line-Up

We're excited to announce two additions to the upcoming 2014 National Collegiate Recruiting Conference. Two coaches with an enormous amount of experience have been added to the speaker line-up, offering some valuable insights based on their combined 60 years of college coaching and recruiting experience. Ronnie Arrow, one of the most talked about speakers at the previous NCRC, will offer a unique perspective in his session, "From Assistant Coach, to Head Coach, to Assistant Coach".  He'll talk about what he learned as an assistant coach, as well as what he looked or in an assistant coach as a head coach.  And, what it's been like to go back to being an assistant coach.  This is an incredible opportunity to learn from one of college basketball's most experienced recruiters and...


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“I Got This” – Where The Unraveling Begins

by Tyler Brandt, National Recruiting Coordinator After we moved into our new house, my wife and I knew at some point we would finish our basement as a place for our kids to hang out with their friends and obviously increase the value of our home. It was something we had done in our previous home and it was great for the kids. We had a handyman finish our previous basement as we were moving cross-country and needed it done prior to arriving in Iowa from Arizona. This time it was different, I was here, I had some framing, drywall and finishing experience so this would be a great DIY project for me and save a ton of money. So, I went out and priced materials and decided to get a...


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The Ups and Downs Of Being Recruited

by Charlie Adams, StokeTheFireWithin.com I sat down for an extremely insightful conversation with the parents of a young lady who has signed with Division 1 University of San Diego to play college basketball. Over lunch and beyond, Jeff and Patty Buhr took me behind the scenes on how their daughter Caroline ended up connecting with an athletic scholarship at an outstanding school located in paradise, and what college coaches to stand out from others in the recruiting. “Relief,” was the first word Patty said when we sat down at The Vine restaurant in South Bend to go over their recruiting process. They had put maximum effort into recruiting, and along the way had seen plenty of highs and lows! Their 12th grade daughter Caroline recently was named to the prestigious...


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