Tag Archives: basketball

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…

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A great legacy: Parents’ love for sports gets passed down

Much has been made of Jeremy Lin’s story. A story that includes Harvard, not being drafted, being cut a few times, and his Asian heritage. What also is often mentioned…

Jeremy Lin fans with signs

Sports Doing Lin? Almost.

We knew it was going to happen eventually. Yes, Jeremy Lin and the New York Knicks were going to lose a game. They were not going to win the next…

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…

Dikembe and Yao

Dikembe Mutombo & Yao Ming – a couple of Special guys

We came across a blog dedicated to providing news and information regarding the Special Olympics. We have added The World of Special Olympics to our Blogroll and will make sure…

Netanya player Jacob Colburn

In the middle of it all – Netanya Hoops For Kids

The Middle East is often in the news. (You think?!?!). It is often the center of conversation involving conflict, where a sense of cooperation is attune to an oasis in…

GBWBA

Sports media – Making it your own game

In reading about the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) we came across coverage of its World Wheelchair Basketball Championships, held this year in Birmingham, England. Looked like a great event….

It Takes a (Global) Village…of Hoopsters

I just learned of a very interesting event taking place tomorrow – sorry for the late notice! – that we want to highlight. The event marries three major themes –…

Mobolaji Akiode

A long trip home to do what is right

Mobolaji Akiode was an standout player for the Fordham University women’s basketball team from 1999-2003. After her playing days for the Rams were over, Akiode played for the Nigerian National…

ESPN 30 for 30 premiere – No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson

No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson Premieres April 13, 8pm, ESPN “On Valentine‚Äôs Day 1993, 17-year-old Bethel High School basketball star Allen Iverson was bowling in Hampton, Va., with…