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  • Hall-of-Famer Pat Williams talks character, Extreme Winning

    July 12 2016 by Roman Gabriel III, BR Sports Q&A | with 0 comments
    Hall-of-Famer Pat Williams talks character, Extreme Winning

    Pat Williams is a basketball hall-of-famer, currently serving as co-founder and senior vice president of the National Basketball Asssociation’s Orlando Magic. Williams spent seven years playing professional baseball as a minor league catcher with the Philadelphia Phillies, and later worked in the front office. He also served seven years in the United States Army.

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  • Basketball gives entrée to inner-city’s young men

    July 29 2015 by Sharon Mager, BaptistLIFE/Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Basketball gives entrée to inner-city’s young men

    Mentoring Academics Athletics in Partnerships was founded by former Philadelphia Eagles player Ray Sydnor, and launched June 22 in partnership with the Baltimore Baptist Association, Upward Basketball and the Maryland Bible Society. The league’s long-term goal is to provide an opportunity for churches to build relationships with the young men ...

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  • Sweet 16: Stokes’ big footprint carries Tenn.

    March 31 2014 by Victor Lee, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Sweet 16: Stokes’ big footprint carries Tenn.

    A successful team has to be built on a solid foundation. None gets much more solid than 6-feet-8, 260-pound Tennessee forward Jarnell Stokes, whose size 23 shoe, basketball skill and steady off-court influence are leaving a big footprint.

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  • Baylor hits Sweet 16 at 26-11 & 5 baptisms

    March 28 2014 by Tim Ellsworth, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Baylor hits Sweet 16 at 26-11 & 5 baptisms

    Scott Drew, Baylor men’s basketball coach, didn’t change much this year, except the results – especially the results off the court where five of his players, in professing faith in Christ, were baptized.

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  • Lin finds rhythm entering playoffs

    April 22 2013 by by Zachary Abate, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Lin finds rhythm entering playoffs

    HOUSTON – As the NBA’s Houston Rockets enter the playoffs, Jeremy Lin’s game is getting better. After an inconsistent winter, Lin has found his rhythm, averaging 17.3 points and 6.8 assists a game in the Rockets’ last nine games.

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  • Coach takes team to church to show love

    January 22 2009 by Philip Timothy, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    The day after his basketball team suffered a 100-63 loss, Coach Mike McConathy took his entire squad to church. On this particular Sunday, he gathered his team before entering First Baptist Church in Natchitoches. "I said, 'Guys, I know you think I brought you here as punishment, but you are wrong. I want you to know people here (at First Baptist) love you whether you lose by one or by 20.

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  • Campbell cuts ribbon on dream come true

    October 20 2008 by contributed reports | with 0 comments

    Campbell University traded in one of the smallest basketball facilities in the country for one of the finest in its conference. The school officially dedicated the John W. Pope Jr. Convocation Center on Oct. 17. Campbell leaders say the new building is a dream years in the making.

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