basketball

One Shining Moment(s), 2015.

The song, One Shining Moment, written by David Barrett and performed later by Luther Vandross has become synonymous with college hoops. (CBS airs it every year during March Madness.) It’s what a lot of people assimilate with the Underdog stories of the tournament. They are always special. I have to ask: Did you catch any…

When Independent Schools Close.

I LOVE Independent Schools. From attending one in my K-12 experience to recruiting at them in E. Kentucky 2009-2013, I love everything about them. Do they have their shortcomings? Yes. They are not perfect. But, where else can teachers and students co-exist as members of the same community to the same degree that an independent…

Underdogs Must Win.

Saw McFarland, USA in theaters today. Was reminded of the amazing story of the underdog. Kevin Costner plays coach Jim White (based on a true story). He moves his family to a predominately Latino community of California and takes over within a P.E. teaching capacity, which, in turn, leads to him creating a track team. The local players…

God made Dr. James Naismith, and Naismith begat basketball.

Every March, basketball reigns supreme for many across the US. You won’t see much else on TV from now until mid-April. It rains 3-pointers most of the year in my home state of Kentucky. In-season, out-of-season, and summer league all seem to run together. We played the game even when we didn’t have a proper…
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