If You Only Knew…with Dr Debby Stroman

If You Only Knew…with Dr Debby Stroman Podcast

BLM, COVID, and Being More Than a Black Student Athlete, with Duke’s Mikayla Boykin, Lexi Joseph, and Darcy Bourne

What is it like to be a star athlete in 2020? What about a black female star athlete at Duke University during the time of Black Lives Matter, student protests, COVID, and all the political chaos?  For Darcy Bourne, Mikayla Boykin, and Lexi Joseph, it’s meant becoming more than just a student athlete. If You…

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Coach Mike Huff and UVA Center Jay Huff: Life in a Basketball Family

Jay Huff is a 7’1″ center at UVA and NBA prospect. Jay’s dad, Mike Huff, was Jay’s coach in high school at Voyager Academy in Durham NC. Together, they come on the show to talk about life in a basketball family, how they’re working out during COVID, and their views on the racism epidemic. Click…

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Bo Porter on Social Injustice, Diversity, and a Life in Major League Baseball

Bo Porter has spent his career in Major League Baseball – as a player, coach, manager, and now announcer.  On today’s episode, Bo talks about how he got into playing Little League, life in the show, diversity in MLB, Black Lives Matter, and how he wants to be remembered. Bo Porter Enterprise CORE Magazine If…

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Changing Lives Through Grassroots Basketball, with Terrell Myers and Keith Stevens

Many people think that AAU basketball is all about providing a path for elite athletes to showcase their skills for college and the NBA. But that’s only part of what Grassroots basketball is.  Coaches like today’s guests, Keith Stevens (Team Takeover – Nike) and Terrell Myers (We R 1 – Under Armour), work with young…

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NBA Alum & Duke’s 1st All-American on Athletes Using their Platforms

Of all the McDonald’s All-Americans that have come through Duke men’s basketball, Gene Banks is the first, and he’s a trailblazer in many ways. On the show, Gene talks about his college experience at a predominantly white institution, what sets Lebron James apart from Michael Jordan (Gene’s former Bulls teammate), and that time he got…

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Jordan McNair’s Tragic – and Preventable – Death on the Practice Field, with Martin McNair

Martin McNair’s son Jordan was an elite athlete – a 6’5″ 300 pound lineman in his freshman year at the University of Maryland. On May 29, 2018, Jordan was pushed to the point of over-exhaustion and collapsed. 15 days later, he tragically passed away after never fully recovering.  This isn’t an uncommon occurrence, and Martin…

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NCAA Basketball Head Coaches Fighting for Social Justice | Nikki Fargas (LSU) and Dave Leitao (DePaul)

Dave Leitao (DePaul) and Nikki Fargas (LSU) are NCAA basketball coaches of the year, leaders, mentors, and advocates for social justice. Today they talk to Dr. Debby Stroman about their journeys, the mental health challenge in COVID, and why they are a part of the Advancement of Blacks in Sports (ABIS). If You Only Knew…with…

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Racial and Social Justice in the ACC, with Mary McElroy

Mary McElroy is the Senior Associate Commissioner of Women’s Basketball at the ACC, and she’s now the chair of CORE (Champions of Racial Equity), the ACC’s racial and social justice task force. Learn more about Mary’s career story — which includes being the only one in the room in many situations – and what the…

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What is ABIS? The Voice for Racial Equity in Sports | Felicia Hall Allen and Gary Charles

The mission of The Advancement for Blacks in Sports (ABIS) is to connect and inspire people to boldly advocate for racial, social, and economic justice for Blacks in sports. Gary Charles (Founder and President) and Felicia Hall Allen (VP – Basketball) join Dr. Debby Stroman (VP – Racial Equity Research) to discuss that mission, how…

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Bucky Brooks Introduces Dr. Debby Stroman

Dr. Debby Stroman will usually conduct the interviews, but in this case, NFL Network correspondent Bucky Brooks shines the light on Dr. Debby to get her perspectives on race in sports, athletes using their platforms, how athletes are not getting the true college experience, and how country club sports are powered by the sweat of…

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