Hot Stories

College: Pennies From Heaven: NC State's Marissa Kastanek

2014-05-15 16:40:00 UTC – 75 comments

How many times have you walked down the street and seen a penny? During NC State All-America Marissa Kastanek's time in Raleigh, the answer is too many to count. But Kastanek continued to find coins laying on the ground. In the parking deck. On her way to class. They were just coins thrown into a jar. Until a revelation occurred. View Complete Story

MLB: Brandon Guyer: A Fearless Bet For A Lifetime

2016-05-16 17:47:25 UTC – 21 comments

It began as a $50 bet. It ended in marriage. What happened in between is a story of sports, love and timing for Tampa Bay Rays and Durham Bulls outfielder Brandon Guyer and Lindsay Murphy, with a little bit of Hollywood mixed in. View Complete Story

Minors: Kevin Kiermaier: One Pitch Away

2015-11-11 15:53:30 UTC – 16 comments

With his senior season in high school winding down and no offers to continue playing in college, Kevin Kiermaier’s major league baseball dream was quickly fading into the Indiana summer sunset. That is, until one pitch changed everything. Five years later, Kiermaier no longer lives in obscurity. He has reached Triple-A, and is one final step from the major leagues. View Complete Story

Recent Stories

College: Adam Wilk: Sharing The Glove

2016-08-29 15:55:28 UTC – 4 comments

Growing up in southern California, Adam Wilk had the same dream as thousands of kids across the country. He wanted to play Major League Baseball. But as the son of a single mom where money was tight, just having a glove wasn’t a given for Wilk. Now, five years after making his debut with Detroit, Wilk is endeavoring to ensure that young kids in his neighborhood don’t face similar struggles. View Complete Story

Minors: Ethan Wilson: White Sox, Hoosier IF Survives, Thrives After Transplant

2016-07-24 04:31:24 UTC – 45 comments

“I had to fill out a living will at 24 years old.” This is a sentence that no 24-year-old should have to utter. But for Charlotte Knights infielder Ethan Wilson, this sentence was HIS sentence if a donor was not found. The bright life and career of a proud Hoosier had been suddenly turned on its head, and the clock was ticking. Then fate intervened and Ethan’s life began anew. View Complete Story

Minors: Barreling Toward the Big Leagues: Kirby Yates

2016-07-21 19:26:06 UTC – 139 comments

Hawaii is known for breathtaking beauty. Pristine beaches that stretch for miles. Unrelenting Pacific waves over which surfers salivate. Active volcanos. Luaus. Pearl Harbor. Hawaii isn’t exactly known for producing major league baseball players. However, one family in Hawaii is on the verge of producing not one major leaguer - but two. And a gnarly surfer to boot. View Complete Story

The Latest



Comments

Minors: Jacob Stallings: Embracing The Grind Read Story

We are so grateful to have shared time at UNC with Jacob Stallings. He was a terrific mentor. Wonderful young man, wonderful family, fantastic Tar Heel. Wishing Jacob all the success in the world!

By Ashley Moss

Minors: Jacob Stallings: Embracing The Grind Read Story

One of the finest young men I will ever coach. A great Tar Heel!

By Mike Fox

College: Marissa Young: Duke Softball, From Scratch Read Story

Great article. Duke made the right choice again. I'm excited to be able to follow your new career and success at Duke. Go Blue Devils!

By Tony
© 2013 The Human Side of Sports