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Becoming a Game Changer

It was a dark day for West Virginia football. It was the seventh game of the 2005 season, and the Mountaineers were trailing Louisville 24-7 when starting quarterback Adam Bednarik was injured. In came backup Pat White—and the rest, as they say, was history. White, along with fellow freshman Steve Slaton at running back, led a furious WVU comeback to…

Making A Difference

Lauren Hill died late last week following a prolonged battle with cancer. At the age of nineteen, she lived to accomplish one of her goals—to play in an intercollegiate basketball game—but she also accomplished much, much more. Lauren brought a heightened awareness to pediatric cancer, eventually raising nearly $2 million for cancer research. For someone whose life was so brief,…

Ending And Beginning

This weekend marked one of the major crossroads in the sports calendar. With the Final Four behind us and the NCAA national championship game tonight, men’s college basketball is coming to an end. At the same time, last night marked the start of the Major League Baseball season as the Cubs and the Cardinals squared off at Wrigley Field in…

The Resurrection: A Time Of Celebration Podcast

He is risen. He is risen indeed! On Sport.Org Radio, we’ll hear how our resurrected Savior has impacted the life and career of UNC-Asheville women’s basketball coach, Brenda Mock-Kirkpatrick. Also joining us will be former NFL wide receiver and current pastor, Roger Carr. Don’t miss “The Resurrection: A Time of Celebration" on this edition of Sport.Org Radio!

The Not-So-Final Four

This is Final Four weekend for men’s college basketball, and the eyes of the sporting world will be fixed on Indianapolis where, beginning tomorrow night, the four surviving squads will fight it out for the national championship. It is always an exciting weekend of basketball that people will talk about for days and weeks to come—whether their team wins or…

A Generous Spirit

Last week, it was made known that the late Dean Smith, legendary men’s basketball coach at the University of North Carolina, had made an unusual designation in his will. Before his passing, Smith had directed his trust to give $200 to every letterman that had played for him during his Tar Heel tenure. Some 180 players will be receiving checks…

Defining Moments

When I think about the Big Dance, my mind goes back to two defining moments from NCAA Tournaments past—and both are rooted in North Carolina schools. The first was in 1983, when Jim Valvano’s NC State Wolfpack stunned the basketball world by upsetting the top-seeded University of Houston (Phi Slamma Jamma) 54-52 on a last second dunk by Lorenzo Charles…

How Would Jesus Disagree? Podcast

Disagreements are a part of life. They happen in competition, on the job, and at home. Since we can't avoid conflict, how should we deal with it? This week on Sport.Org we will look to the pages of Scripture to see how Jesus handled disagreement. To help us, former college football coach, Tommy Bowden, and former Super Bowl referee, Dean Look, will…

How Coachable Are You? Accepting Constructive Criticism Podcast

Though a coach’s instructions may be hard to hear, we’ll only improve by taking his or her guidance to heart! On Sport.Org Radio, learn how accepting criticism translates to our growth as Christians. We’ll hear from former Wake Forest guard Robert O’Kelley and from college basketball assistant coach Jeff Bauer on “How Coachable Are You?” Be listening to Sport.Org Radio.

Upsets

We are now reaching the point in the college basketball season when every win and every loss is magnified by the looming presence of March Madness. Upsets of every stripe set the hoops world abuzz with talk of bubble-busters and bubble-sitters, while “bracketologists” speculate over who will end up where, and what deserving teams will be left out. It is…