Category Archives: Performances

Brittney Griner

Griner stands tall – Baylor student-athlete winning on and off the court

It has been an up and down year for Baylor University’s sports teams, mostly up, as their football team enjoyed a stellar season, its star player Robert Griffin III won…

Jeremy Lin face

Jeremy Lin vs. Kobe Bryant? Believe it.

We have all done it. We pretend we are playing against the top guy in the league and doing amazing things. Fadeaway over Michael Jordan? Swish! We never seem to…

Responsible Sports

“Top 10 Responsible Sports Moments” for 2011

One of the things we love about doing this blog is the regular exposure we get to inspirational, exciting, and thought- and emotion-provoking acts by individuals, organizations, and companies. There…

Chess

Chess, the new hoops?

Chess is one of those activities that many of us played or at least tried to play when younger but then eventually abandoned for more “established” sports. Not established in…

Team4HIVHope

Team4HIVHope – racing down stereotypes and towards a cure

In my Sports Law class at Farmingdale State College we just spent a few days talking about discrimination (gender, age, disability, etc.) One of the overriding policy points that came…

Blind runner, Sami Stoner2

Sami Stoner and Chloe help us find our way

Try running with your eyes closed. Scary, right? Now try doing it with others around you. Even scarier. Despite that, Sami Stoner has found a way to keep on running…

Eddie Delaney

Doing for oneself and for others: College football player Eddie Delaney

We read the following short piece from Sports Illustrated on student-athlete Eddie Delaney, who plays football at the University of Albany. It was enough to want to highlight him. We…

Fauja Singh

Fauja Singh – He keeps going and going and going…

Many of the stories that we have presented here involve young people (kids, children, boys, girls, etc.) Makes sense considering how many organizations are geared toward providing opportunities, guidance, and…

Damian Lopez Alfonso

Update to “Cycling IS a team sport”: Damian Lopez Alfonso

We highlighted the story of Damian Lopez Alfonso last month (May 8 post, “Cycling IS a team sport”). For another great piece on this courageous athlete and his wonderful support…

Paco Rodriguez - E-60 story

Giving your all in life and in death – Paco Rodriguez

E:60 is an incredible program on ESPN whose stories we have highlighted before. But the story of Paco Rodriguez may be the one that touched us the most. It is…