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

2014-05-15 16:40:00 UTC – 74 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 – 12 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

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College: Marissa Young: Duke Softball, From Scratch

2016-05-23 15:39:24 UTC – 2 comments

I was stunned. The walk from that office to my car seemed 2 miles long. My husband and kids were actually waiting in the parking lot, so they were the first to hear the news. Marissa Young thought she’d be a lawyer. After an All-American career at Michigan, Young envisioned her future taking depositions, filing motions and winning cases. Instead, Young had just been named the first-ever softball coach at Duke University. No longer was law in her future. She is now in construction. View Complete Story

MLB: Brandon Guyer: A Fearless Bet For A Lifetime

2016-05-16 17:47:25 UTC – 12 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

MLB: Jhan Marinez: From Socks And Sticks To MLB

2016-05-14 12:00:41 UTC – 6 comments

It’s only happened six times. Jhan Marinez is a footnote to baseball history. Fourteen months after making his major league debut with the Florida Marlins, Marinez was traded to the Chicago White Sox – for a manager. It’s just one of the unusual steps for Jhan Marinez as he paces through his baseball career. View Complete Story

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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
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