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EDGB Library – Every Day I Fight

EDGB Library – Every Day I Fight

Never have I read a book about cancer that moved me the way that this book did.  Maybe it was because I came of age just as Stuart Scott was making his move to ESPN.  Maybe be is because in society, as we see people on television, we start to feel like we know them.  Maybe it was because I am a parent, and like Stuart, my life’s goal is to protect my children.  Either way, this book tore at ...[Read More]

This is Lauren Hill, and this is her season

This is Lauren Hill, and this is her season

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 keep her dream of playing college basketball alive.  Lauren is a brave young lady and we are happy to share her story t ...[Read More]

Penny and Dez

Penny and Dez

EDGB Library – Dick Vitale – It’s Awesome Baby

EDGB Library – Dick Vitale – It’s Awesome Baby

It really is Awesome Baby – this book by Dick Vitale is the first official book share from the Every Day, Getting Better staff.  Every coach knows Dickie V and damn near every coach loves him.  At 75 years old, but with more energy than a college freshman, Dickie V tells the story of his career.  Growing up in Jersey, his first college job at Rutgers, moving up to the NBA to coach the Piston ...[Read More]

We asked Fran Fraschilla

We asked Fran Fraschilla

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: Do your work early As coaches we know that not all of our players have the same work ...[Read More]

The battle doesn’t stop – keep fighting for Stuart Scott

The battle doesn’t stop – keep fighting for Stuart Scott

The sports world lost a great man last night as ESPN anchor has passed away after a very public fight with cancer. Keep fighting everyone, that’s what Stuart would have wanted.

Catching Kayla – a story worth sharing

Catching Kayla – a story worth sharing

ESPN’s E-60 recently ran this feature on distance runner Kayla Montgomery.  Kayla, who lives with multiple sclerosis, has become an elite distance runner.  MS is a disease where the body’s immune system attacks its own cells.  Your body is literally fighting against you.  While running, Kayla loses all feeling in her legs, yet she continues on.  Fighting through, and never giving up.   ...[Read More]

Stuart Scott – On courage, compassion and not giving up

Stuart Scott – On courage, compassion and not giving up

Every year at the ESPY Awards, someone wins the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance.  This year, ESPN anchor Stuart Scott was the recipient.  Stuart showed amazing composure as he took the stage, some would even say that he was “as cool as the other side of the pillow.” Thank you Stuart Scott for making all of us better today, by leading by example.  You are an inspiration.

Jim Valvano – Cutting Down the Nets

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March Madness has helped to create some amazing personalities over the years, but none is more beloved and respected than the late coach Jim Valvano.  Coach Valvano is best known for his Don’t give up, don’t ever give up ESPY award speech.  However all coaches should take the time to watch this video today, and experience what was a remarkable man.  His stories of how his father suppor ...[Read More]