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  • Topography, Basketball And The Gospel

    Contributed by Peter Loughman on Sep 15, 2008
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    Topography, Basketball and the Gospel Jack went to an Ivy League School and was a star on the basketball team and graduated with a degree in topography – that is, the study of mapping. What do basketball and topography have to do with the Gospel? Nothing. Except that years later Jack found himself ...read more

  • In All Of Sports, There Is Perhaps No Basketball ...

    Contributed by Kent Kessler on Apr 7, 2007
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    In all of sports, there is perhaps no basketball rivalry quite as intense as that between the Universities of Duke and North Carolina. The campuses are only eight miles apart. Both teams have different shades of blue for their primary color, so North Carolinians are told, "Choose Your Blue!" Duke ...read more

  • It Was The First Day Of Basketball Practice At ...  PRO

    Contributed by David Yarbrough on Jul 22, 2001
    based on 134 ratings
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    : It was the first day of basketball practice at Wingate High School in Brooklyn, N.Y. The Coach handed a ball to each player. “Boys,” he said, “I want you to practice shooting from the spots you might expect to be in during the game.” One of the boys (who was pretty much there as a substitute for ...read more

  • Basketball Practice Was A Challenge By The Coach ...

    Contributed by Steven Wunderink on Aug 19, 2007
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    Basketball practice was a challenge by the coach to turn half-hearted players into whole hearted players. My coach would not be happy unless we had floor burns on our knees. My coach placed a bucket on each end of the court for players to throw up in. We would run until we threw up, drink water and ...read more

  • How Basketball Weighed In On Racial ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 29, 2010
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    How Basketball Weighed in on Racial Integration On Friday we watched the film, Glory Road, the 1966 story of how the integrated Texas Western basketball team defeated Adolph Rupp’s all-white Kentucky Wildcats. At a time when schools in the Southeastern Conference refused scholarships to black ...read more

  • Michael Jordan The Leader For Basketball Is A ...  PRO

    Contributed by Jeremey Brown on Nov 27, 2001
    based on 2 ratings
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    Michael Jordan the leader for basketball is a good ball player because of how he plays. “I’ve never been a vocal leader. I lead with my play. My play does all my talking. I go out every night and play like I’m playing the last game.” Jordan Michael Jordan is the greatest athlete in basketball ...read more

  • Abe Lemmons Was Head Basketball Coach At The ...  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 3, 2001
    based on 132 ratings
     | 2,925 views

    Abe Lemmons was head basketball coach at the University of Texas for years. Asked if he was bitter at Texas Athletic Director Deloss Dodds who fired him as the Longhorn’s basketball coach, he replied, "Not at all, but I plan to buy ...read more

  • Abe Lemmons Was Head Basketball Coach At The ...

    Contributed by Austin Mansfield on Jun 27, 2007
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    Abe Lemmons was head basketball coach at the University of Texas for years. One day he was asked if he was bitter at the athletic director (Texas Athletic Director Deloss Dodds) who fired him as the Longhorn’s basketball coach, he replied, “Not at all, but I ...read more

  • Marriage Is A Team Sport. Think Of A Basketball ...  PRO

    Contributed by Rob Clifton on May 22, 2001
    based on 114 ratings
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    Marriage is a team sport. Think of a basketball team: The coach must spend hours scouting, preparing offensive and defensive strategies, finding out the strengths and weaknesses of his own players, and making a game plan in order to take his players to a game, but unless the players submit to his ...read more

  • When Michigan Played Wisconsin In Basketball ...

    Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Jul 27, 2009
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    When Michigan played Wisconsin in basketball early in the season in 1989, Michigan’s Rumeal Robinson stepped to the foul line for two shots late in the fourth quarter. His team trailed by one point, so Rumeal could regain the lead for Michigan. He missed both shots, allowing Wisconsin to upset ...read more

  • Bill Bradley Was The Basketball Star Of The 1964 ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 17, 2007
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    Bill Bradley was the basketball star of the 1964 Olympics. Someone said to him, “I wish I could shoot baskets like you.” Bradley replied, “Would you stay in one place until you hit 24 consecutive baskets?” That can apply to almost any ministry. Practice makes perfect in almost ...read more

  • When Michigan Played Wisconsin In Basketball ...  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 17, 2007
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,535 views

    When Michigan played Wisconsin in basketball early in season in 1989, Michigan’s Rumeal Robinson stepped to the foul line for two shots late in the fourth quarter. His team trailed by one point, so Rumeal could regain the lead for Michigan. He missed both shots, allowing Wisconsin to upset favored ...read more

  • > My First Basketball Team As A Coach Was ...

    Contributed by Richard Mcnair on Nov 3, 2004
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    >>> My first basketball team as a coach was good. The first day I saw these guys had been playing together for a while and were really good. The first few practices went well and a starting 5 became clear. We ran plays like clock work. --- But after the first game when we were beaten by 40 ...read more

  • Basketball, A Game Which Wont Be Fit For People ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 11, 2007
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    "Basketball, a game which wont be fit for people until they set the basket umbilicus-high and ...read more

  • I Have A Video Tape Of My Favorite Basketball ...

    Contributed by Art Good on Nov 5, 2008
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    I have a video tape of my favorite basketball player of all time. His name is Larry Bird. The name of the tape is “Winning Basketball”. The tape is all about the various skills that are needed to be successful at the game of basketball. It’s sort of an instructional video to make the viewer ...read more

  • Former Pro Basketball Star Bill Bradley Tells ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 17, 2007
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    Former pro basketball star Bill Bradley tells that at the age of fifteen he attended a summer basketball camp that was run by Easy Ed Macauley, a former college and pro star. "Just remember that if you’re not working at your game to the utmost of your ability," Macauley told his assembled campers, ...read more

  • John Wooden, Former Basketball Coach At Ucla, ...

    Contributed by David Ward on Sep 26, 2006
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    John Wooden, former basketball coach at UCLA, was the antithesis of many of today’s coaches. He seldom left his seat on the Bruins bench during a UCLA game. "I tried to teach players that if they lose their temper or get out of control, they will get beat," he says. Pressed in an interview to be ...read more

  • John Wooden: Won Many College Basketball ...  PRO

    Contributed by Guy Mcgraw on Jan 30, 2001
    based on 156 ratings
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    JOHN WOODEN: won many college basketball national championships in a row while at UCLA. Was asked, ‘What does it take to make a winning team? THREE THINGS 1) Get players in right condition (right with God/Salvation) 2) Team them the fundamentals ...read more

  • In The Movie Glory Road, Basketball Coach Don ...

    Contributed by Don Hawks on Jun 21, 2007
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    In the movie Glory Road, Basketball Coach Don Haskins, was just a small-town family man trying to make an unforgettable mark in his first job as a collegiate basketball coach. He got a coaching job with the Texas Western miners. He went on the recruiting trail to find the best talent in the land, ...read more

  • Not To Long Ago Basketball Star Dennis Rodman ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 8, 2008
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    Not to long ago basketball star Dennis Rodman made the headlines when he kicked a cameraman during a basketball game. Luckily for Rodman, he escaped criminal charges and got by with just an 11 game suspension and a $200,000 payout to his victim. A few days after the incident Rodman discussed the ...read more