It's a word loaded with meaning. And while it takes a certain degree of maturity to understand it, it takes an even greater degree to practice it.

Just like millions of others yesterday, I watched the South Regional final of this year's March Madness college basketball tournament, between the North Carolina Tar Heels and the Kentucky Wildcats. It was a great game--with not one, but two high-pressure shots in the final seconds.

Luke Maye, who came into yesterday's game averaging 5.5 points per game, instantly became a Tar Heel legend by scoring a career-high 17 points--along with the game winner with 0.3 seconds remaining.

So, where was the young Mr. Maye this morning, the day after hitting the biggest shot in his life?

In the front row of his 8 am business class, of course.

It turns out that Luke Maye is a serious student, who is also a member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll.

In a world where sports stars tend to spoil themselves off the court or field, it's nice to see someone who hasn't forgotten the importance of commitment and consistency.

In a single word, responsibility.