James Naismith and the invention of basketball

By |2015-12-15T12:40:40-06:00December 15th, 2015|Stories|

  From James Naismith himself - his story on how he invented basketball.  This is believed to be the only known audio recording of Naismith.  It is from a January 31, 1939 radio broadcast of "We the People", hosted by Gabriel Heatter.  It was recently discovered by a professor at [...]

Dear Basketball

By |2015-11-30T14:27:05-06:00December 1st, 2015|Poems|

"This season is all I have left to give." @kobebryant pens a letter to basketball: https://t.co/hu5CUoXHhJpic.twitter.com/1ogKdH7buP — The Players' Tribune (@PlayersTribune) November 29, 2015 Kobe Bryant took to The Players' Tribune on November 29th to announce that this was his last season.  In a beautifully penned poem to the game [...]

This is Lauren Hill, and this is her season

By |2015-04-10T08:26:23-06:00April 10th, 2015|Video|

ESPN ran a great feature on Mount St. Joseph University freshman Lauren Hill.  Like many others, this story is a reminder for us to not take any day, any moment for granted.  Lauren has brain cancer, and her life's shot clock is running down.  But Lauren is still working to [...]

Legendary Coach Don Meyer Tribute

By |2016-04-28T13:04:57-06:00March 26th, 2015|Video|

We saw this great tribute video of late coach Don Meyer floating around on twitter and we could not wait to share it with our community.  Coach Meyer is one of the winningest coaches of all time with 923 wins and only 324 loses.  But really he is most remembered [...]

We asked Fran Fraschilla

By |2015-02-19T10:15:15-06:00February 19th, 2015|Quotes|

Fran Fraschilla is one of the best basketball minds in the world.  His knowledge of the game both at home and internationally is unrivaled.  Recently we sent Coach a tweet asking him "What one quote did you always tell your player?" His reply was awesome, and still relevant for today's athletes: [...]

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on teamwork

By |2015-02-15T16:30:28-06:00February 12th, 2015|Quotes|

I don't get a big charge out of being the leading scorer.  The object of competing is winning.  I just try to do what has to be done for us to win.  That might be anything at anytime - defense, rebounding, passing.  I get satisfaction out of being a team [...]

Selfless

By |2015-02-05T10:25:39-06:00February 5th, 2015|Quotes|

Teamwork is the beauty of basketball.  People working together as one.  You become selfless. Adapted from a Mike Krzyzewski quote.

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