Category Archives: Athletics

Daring Greatly

“It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong person stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man or woman who is actually in … Continue reading

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Beyond the Courts and Playing Fields

It’s Thursday in Grand Rapids, Mich., and I have the privilege of spending some time with the undefeated George Fox University women’s basketball team. We are one of four teams who have hopes of a national championship in 2015. This … Continue reading

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A Story of Character, Class and Commitment

I have to admit that I am often frustrated when people describe NCAA Division III athletic programs as the ones that “do not provide scholarships – you know, where they do not take athletics seriously.” As most of you may … Continue reading

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The Final Game – 2012 NCAA DIII Championship Game

It did not end as we would have wanted: Illinois Wesleyan University 57, George Fox University 48. We finished second in the nation – runner-up. It is not something Americans like to do. It was a difficult game and we … Continue reading

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Win or Lose, Athletics a “Worthy Cause”

I am with our women’s basketball team at the Final Four at Hope College in Holland, Mich. We have an outstanding team and our seniors have given our community some wonderful memories over the past four years. They have lost … Continue reading

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