Among Giants: Minnesota Athlete Overcomes 70-Plus Surgeries To Join State’s Greats

It’s been a year since Thomas Bowlin was nominated for the St. Paul (Minn.) Athlete of the Year. He remembers being onstage at the St. Paul Downtown Lions Club with multi-sport stars like Mark Alt, a state champion quarterback who got a hockey scholarship from the University of Minnesota. Past winners include Dave Winfield, Paul […]

Soccer on the Seas: Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way

Thai Military Bank launched a campaign entitled “Make THE Difference,” which included making a film to inspire people to start thinking differently. The film is based on a true story about a 1986 soccer team that lived on a little island in the south of Thailand called Koh Panyee. Koh Panyee is a floating village […]

When youth sports work — one basketball team’s lessons learned

When youth sports work

You’ve probably read the stories: parents slugging referees over calls in nine-year-olds’ football games, coaches running up victory margins by over 100 points in high school basketball, and players spitting on their hands before the post-game handshakes in little league baseball.  Appalling stories like these, and worse, have become all too prevalent in kids’ sports.  […]

The Top 10 Sports Feel Good Stories of the Decade

The news coverage for a sports feel good story follows a familiar path.  Typically, a local newspaper covers the story first followed by local TV.  If the story is interesting enough, its picked up by sports blogs big and small.  If the story still has legs, other national media outlets including well known sports columnists, […]