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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

2015-09-28 01:15:27 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 – 15 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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Minors: Chien-Ming Wang: The Sinker Connection

2016-02-03 16:50:45 UTC – 20 comments

“He was the one to teach me.” The words spoken by the 2006 American League Cy Young runner-up were few, but strong. “I don’t know where my career would be without that pitch.” Wang is facing one of the largest obstacles of his baseball career. He’s 2-6 at Triple-A Gwinnett, with an ERA approaching 6.50. He’s 35 years old and hasn’t seen a big league clubhouse in nearly two years. But there is one pitch and one man responsible for Wang's success. View Complete Story

MLB: Quintin Berry: The Tony Gwynn I Knew

2016-02-02 21:46:55 UTC – 12 comments

“He was like a hero to me.” Baltimore Orioles outfielder Quintin Berry echoes a sentiment uttered by practically all who knew him personally, or even those who simply admired him from afar. No matter how close you came to his infectious smile or memorable laughter, Tony Gwynn was always teaching and inspiring. For Berry, he came closer to the Hall of Famer than most. The impact Gwynn had on his life then, and the influence Gwynn continues to have after his death is still immeasurable. View Complete Story

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

2016-01-31 14:45:05 UTC – 6 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

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College: Ashley Williams: The Tip of Her Wolfpack Career Read Story

I had totally forgotten about this! Wow! You go girl!

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College: Alyssa Gasperini: After ACL, Friend, Folder Lead To Peace Read Story

way to go Alyssa.

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NC State: Jennifer Mathurin's Journey: From Montreal's Darkness to Raleigh's Light Read Story

I loved this. Thank you for sharing, and for all of your amazing stories! You really do bring a human element to sport.

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