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I’ve been covering sports for more than 40 years. I’ve covered high school, college and professional athletes and teams through the years, and I have many fond memories and relationships because of that.

But at times, it gets old writing about losing streaks and slumps. I get the most joy out of telling positive stories, especially helping people tell their own stories. More than half of my 28 books have been done on an “as told to” basis.

This blog is filled with positive stories, mostly told to me by the athletes and coaches themselves. Some of these people will be familiar to you. Others you may not know much about.

But if I accomplish my goal, you’ll be glad you know about them now. They may be people who have overcome obstacles to achieve greatness, or they’ve made the best of their God-given abilities. Either way, the world is better because of them in one way or another.

If you like positive stories, you’ll love this blog.

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Knowing Your Role

Dr. Lynn Kindred and his wife, Ann, had a memorable dinner one night almost 30 years ago. It wasn’t the food or the restaurant that makes the memory seem like it happened last week. It’s what happened when they arrived home. When they walked in the house, Ann went to retrieve the phone messages and...

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No. 20: Mascot on the Loose

I was interviewing longtime friend Dick Enberg for a story for the 2017 Final Four program. Enberg had just completed a 58-year career in broadcasting, and the NCAA wanted to pay tribute to one of the best-known and most-loved broadcasters in history. In his career, Enberg broadcasted Major League Baseball; the NFL, including multiple Super...

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Mr. Versatility

Kevin Harlan is the most versatile broadcaster in sports. He can seamlessly transition from football to basketball, from college to pro and from television to radio, and he can excel at all of it. While some broadcasters may switch sports when one season ends, Harlan switches day to day, and then back again. He’s even...

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Following a Dream Beyond the Dream Itself

There’s a thing about dream jobs. When most people land theirs, they will look at it as a destination. Most won’t use their dream as a launching point to a greater end. Brian Hanni isn’t most people. The energetic “Voice of the Kansas Jayhawks,” Hanni has used his job and the accompanying platform to help...

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Changing Colors

The transfer portal has changed college sports forever. Student-athletes are changing schools so easily and often that coaches have to spend as much time re-recruiting their current players as they do recruiting new ones. But one thing you rarely see is student-athletes transferring to their current school’s arch rival. How many times have you heard...

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Running With a Purpose

Jim Ryun was the first high schooler in the world to run a sub-4-minute mile when he did it as a junior at Wichita (Kansas) East High School in 1964 (he ran it in 3:59.0). He owns the most sub-4-minute miles by a high schooler (five). He also won four NCAA mile titles (three indoor...

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