College Stories

College: A 3 For The Road: Krystal Barrett

2017-01-06 17:27:55 UTC – # comments here

Her career was over. That fateful moment when NC State's Krystal Barrett went down with a torn ACL on December 19th against the Davidson Wildcats. The senior from Dallas, hoping to lead the Wolfpack to consecutive NCAA appearances, would have surgery two week later. Her season would be shifted from a captain on the court to a cheerleader on the sideline. There would be no more driving. No more defending. No more scoring. She would finish with 767 career points. Then came Senior Day. View Complete Story

College: Alexus Cooper: The Colonel From Rocky Mount

2016-10-05 18:38:57 UTC – # comments here

When the Ohio Valley Conference women’s basketball kicks off this week, former Rocky Mount star Alexus Cooper will once again show her grit and gratitude when her tenacious spirit hits the floor in Nashville, TN. Cooper will lead the 4th-seeded Eastern Kentucky Colonels into their quarterfinal game against 5th-seeded Austin Peay following a flurry of four victories in their final five games to close out the regular season. But Cooper’s road to Richmond, KY has been anything but smooth. View Complete Story

College: Adam Wilk: Sharing The Glove

2016-10-04 20:27:50 UTC – # comments here

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

2016-10-01 19:49:20 UTC – # comments here

“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

College: Marissa Young: Duke Softball, From Scratch

2016-09-30 14:07:30 UTC – # comments here

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

Minors: Jaime Schultz: Castleton's King

2016-07-09 18:48:39 UTC – # comments here

The story is best told by his grandfather. He was three years old and our family was on the beach throwing a whiffle ball around. A stranger comes up and asks if that is his grandson. He’s got a hell of an arm.I think one day he’s going to be in the big leagues.After years of heavy fastballs, injuries, surgeries and bouts of wildness, He is a rising star in the Tampa Bay Rays organization. He’s ascended from remote high school fields of New York to the luminescent stages of Triple-A. View Complete Story
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