A Life Altering Moment

Michael Harris, a sophomore at Eastern Kentucky who transferred from Auburn, was arrested after officers were called about a disturbance at a local business. When officers responded to the call, they tried to deescalate the situation. However, Harris became aggressive. He invaded the officer’s space. As things began to escalate, Harris picked up the officer and body-slammed him to the …

MSU Players Ban Twitter for the Season

“Gonna be a fun year with my dawgs! See y’all April 7th,” tweeted Foster Lawyer of the Michigan State University Men’s Basketball Team. And with that tweet and similar tweets from other team members, their accounts went dark. The team agreed to get away from the negative comments from social media. “Focus on you, focus on your teammates, focus on …

Remembering the Life of Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant was a husband and father of four daughters, just like me. Unlike me, he was one of the greatest basketball players to ever live.  He played his entire career with the Los Angeles Lakers and won 5 championships. He ranks 4th on the list of most points scored in the NBA. On Sunday, his helicopter flew into a …

A Touching Story About Rosa Parks and Mike Ilitch

Everyone knows the story of Rosa Parks, or at least everyone should. In 1954 she was the brave soul who refused to give up her seat on the bus for a white man. You see, in Montgomery and many other places in the south, whites sat in the front of the bus and blacks sat in the back. On this …

Cheaters Never Win… Or Do They?

In 2017, the Houston Astros won the World Series. It was the first time they won the championship in their storied history. What a moment! The players went crazy, jumping up and down at the mound after they closed out the victory. There was just one problem – they cheated. You see, the catcher on the team provides signs between …

Community Buys Volleyball Referee a New Car

Lemuel Buster, is a 76-year-old volleyball referee in Paulding County, Georgia. Earlier this year, his car broke down and he missed a game. He then had to rent a car to make it to the next game. When the athletes and their parents heard about Mr. Buster’s troubles, they banded together to help. When he arrived for the next game, …

Pete Frates Dies at 34

If you don’t know who Pete Frates was, I hope you will not be able to say that in 10 minutes. Pete was the man behind the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge that raised over $220 million for ALS. Pete was an above average athlete who captained the Boston College Eagle Baseball Team. While playing minor league baseball, he began to …

Deion Has a Message for Coaches and Sports Parents

Deion Sanders was one of the best NFL players of all time, which is why he is in the Hall of Fame. He also played 9 years in Major League Baseball.  In retirement, he has a message for parents and for coaches. The message is simple – don’t let athletes get away with breaking the rules. Hold them accountable. It …

1 Hole of Inspiration and Amazement!

Gary Woodland, the defending champion at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, invited a special golfer to play the world-famous 16th hole with him. The special guest was Amy Bockerstette, a special Olympics athlete. Woodland didn’t know what to expect, but it seemed like great fun. Amy teed up the ball and hit it well. She then chipped it out of …