Some Rebounding Tips For The Knights, Because They Need More Wins

It has been a perennial reality that the St. Andrews Knights have often been playing with a huge handicap because of the team’s lack of ceiling. Although the Knights play their heart out and win games, it is not quite enough to secure those victories.

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A look at statistics will reveal a huge problem in the team not having enough possessions. Without a lot of possessions, the team doesn’t get enough attempts. Certainly, the Knights will lack sorely in scoring opportunities this way.
If a smaller team needs to get more rebounds, they need to learn how to box out their opponents. Boxing out is an art in basketball. Even when an opposing team is taller, their life can be made difficult with good boxing out. Of course, this would require the smaller team to bulk up. A lot of strength conditioning is needed for this.
It is also important for the smaller team to learn how to jump higher. If they are smaller, it also means that they are lighter, and they should exploit their quickness to react. In fact, being more aggressive to the jump has shown that it can fish fouls from the opposing team, as fouls by a bigger player on a smaller one are easily noticed by referees.
Positioning is also key to getting rebounds. A player must develop the skills to read a ball’s behavior after it hits the ring. From there, a player’s position should be based on his prediction on where the ball is likely headed. This is clearly a gamble, but it is certainly an educated one.

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The Knights need to make peace with the fact that basketball will always be a huge rebounding grind for them in this league.
Peter Benedict  supports the St. Andrews University varsity teams. For more sports insights, follow this  Twitter page .

American Football Remains The Favorite Sport In The U.S.

Different people will always have their own preferences in choosing which sports they patronize. However, a great number of Americans consider American football as their favorite, about 46 percent saying so, according a Harris Interactive Poll of more than 2,000 American adults. 35 percent state that their favorite sport to watch is professional football, and 11 percent say college football is their sport of choice.

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The second favorite sport, based on that study, is professional baseball at 14 percent, which is interesting because baseball has long been considered as the national pastime. Countless youth, and even adults, play the sport and even join urban or rural baseball or softball leagues, which underscores the statement that it is the national pastime.

Still, football is the most watched sport.

Super Bowl, the National Football League’s annual championship game, has attracted an average of 111 million viewers for the past eight years.

At the national college level, more than 50 million attended football games, 210 million viewers turned in to watch during the regular season, and 120 million watched NCAA bowl games.


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Even if it is easier for other people to play other sports, football continues to be the most patronized because of a combination of factors, including the way it can bring people together, the fast-paced plays which you cannot help but stay tuned to, the exhilaration of elimination games, and, of course, the rivalries between teams or schools.

Hi, Peter Benedict, a St. Andrews  alumnus, here. I may have graduated a long time ago, but I still make time to watch and support my alma mater’s sports teams. Learn more about them by subscribing to my blog.