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

2014-05-15 16:40:00 UTC – 42 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

2014-04-15 15:54:15 UTC – 10 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: Barreling Toward the Big Leagues: Kirby Yates

2014-07-25 14:55:23 UTC – 137 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

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Duke: Duke's Katie Trees: Pitch Perfect

2014-09-24 19:32:57 UTC – 7 comments

The life of any dedicated, elite athlete hears similar refrains. Early mornings. Train. Condition. Practice. Play. Repeat. For Duke dual-sport star Katie Trees, the 6:30am workouts applied to her as well. Regularly she’d wake up before the perfect San Diego sun and head off to her individual lessons. For these lessons, Trees would leave her cleats and sticks behind. View Complete Story

Minors: Boarding Pass To MLB: Vince Belnome

2014-09-22 14:35:04 UTC – 201 comments

"It was the craziest 24 hours of my life." Reaching the major leagues is impossible enough. But when the call came Thursday afternoon to send a Triple-A All-Star to the big leagues for the first time, a sticky boarding pass policy cost him a chance to reach his lifelong destination on time. It was the biggest day of his life, and he was stuck in airport purgatory. View Complete Story

: Sammy Chapman: Road To Richmond

2014-09-20 14:01:51 UTC – 0 comments

Middle Creek junior Sammy Chapman knew his sporting destination from the time he could walk. This fall, Chapman realized his college baseball destination from the time he met Matt Tyner. The end result - Chapman will be suiting up for Tracy Woodson's Richmond Spiders beginning in the fall of 2015. View Complete Story

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