Duke University, Basketball, and Family with Vanessa De Jesus

Duke University, Basketball, and Family with Vanessa De Jesus

Welcome to another inspiring episode of the Athlete Mindset podcast! In today’s conversation, we sit down with Vanessa De Jesus, a remarkable collegiate basketball player from Duke University, also known for her significant role in the Philippine National Team. Beyond her prowess on the court, Vanessa discusses her life off the court, where it’s all … Read more

Hoops and Healing with Bianca McCall, Reach-In Now

Hoops and Healing with Bianca McCall

Bianca McCall. A story and a journey that transcends the AAU courts and professional basketball in Italy. Her story on the Athlete Mindset podcast touches on valuable lessons learned both on and off the court. Witnessing the limitations of access to youth sports, Bianca champions efforts to make it more inclusive. Her transition from athlete … Read more

The Mental Game in Sports with Aren Ulmer

Exploring the Mental Game in Sports with Aren Ulmer

A conversation about the mental game in sports and performance. This episode features special guest, Aren Ulmer. In this episode, we discuss athlete mental health and Aren’s own journey as an athlete and beyond. Episode Highlights from The Mental Game in Sports with Aren Ulmer: Journey to Mental Wellness: Discover the spark that ignited Aren’s interest … Read more

Imagine If Steph Curry Didn’t Shoot Three-Pointers!

Use your talent | What If Steph Curry Didn't Shoot 3's

Imagine Steve Kerr calls a timeout. The Golden State Warriors are playing well, but something is missing. Steph Curry won’t shoot the three-ball. He is open, but he is not taking the shot. Kerr asks him the most basic question possible: “Steph, why aren’t you shooting three-pointers?!” Steph answers, “I dunno.” Imagine being a great … Read more

Should The Golden State Warriors Start Chris Paul?

Should The Golden State Warriors Start Chris Paul? | SportsE Media

As the NBA offseason continues, the Golden State Warriors find themselves in a unique situation. With the loss of Jordan Poole and James Wiseman this year, they have given up two pieces of what many thought would be the franchise’s future. After re-signing Draymond Green to a four-year, $100 million contract and trading for Chris … Read more

Exploring the Sports Betting Market

Exploring the Sports Betting Market | The Sports Backdrop

In this eye-opening episode, we discuss the ever-growing sports betting market, exploring its potential for growth, innovation, and profitability. We also tackle the darker aspects of the industry, such as the impact on mental health, sports betting addiction, and the potential for corruption. Tune in as we break down the latest trends and analyze what … Read more

The Unstoppable Drive of Dre Baldwin | Basketball & Entrepreneurship

The Unstoppable Drive of Dre Baldwin | Basketball & Entrepreneurship on The Sports Backdrop Podcast

In this power-packed episode of The Sports Backdrop podcast, we explore the life and mind of Dre Baldwin, also known as Dre All Day. From his humble beginnings as a self-taught basketball player to becoming a successful entrepreneur and content creator, Dre shares the principles, dedication, and determination that have fueled his unstoppable drive on … Read more

Special Episode: LG Transparent Conversations Series – NCAA Episode Part 1: The Big Dance® and the Road to the Elite Stage

Special Episode: LG Transparent Conversations Series - NCAA Episode Part 1: The Big Dance® and the Road to the Elite Stage

In this week’s very special episode of Athlete Mindset, host Lisa Bonta Sumii sits in on a conversation with Prim Siripipat, host of The Next Chapter, as part of LG Electronics’ Transparent Conversations live podcast series discussing Student-Athlete mental health and wellbeing. The conversation took place from the LG Fan Court experience on-location for the Men’s Final Four Championship in … Read more

Adama Sanogo: An Inspirational Journey and Leading UConn to Glory

Adama Sanogo: An Inspirational Journey and UConn Glory

Adama Sanogo, the University of Connecticut’s star center, has a story of determination and triumph that inspires athletes and non-athletes alike. From his humble beginnings in Mali to leading the UConn Huskies to their fifth NCAA championship, Sanogo’s journey showcases the power of perseverance and adaptation in the face of adversity. Soccer Beginnings and a … Read more

The Changing Landscape of College Basketball: How NIL Rights, the Transfer Portal, COVID-19 Eligibility, and Alternative Pathways Have Altered the Game

The Changing Landscape of College Basketball: How NIL Rights, the Transfer Portal, COVID-19 Eligibility, and Alternative Pathways Have Altered the Game

March Madness remains an exciting time for die-hard college basketball fans and casual observers alike, who eagerly create brackets and engage in friendly debates over which team will emerge victorious. However, the landscape of college basketball has undoubtedly changed in recent years, and for many, the quality of the product on display is not what … Read more