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Wednesday, December 27, 2006

past articles: Jaguars, Red Sox, and IU basketball

Hi. Here's some more of the articles from before I started my blog. First of all, an article about Jaguars quarterback David Garrard and overcoming Crohn's disease. He's getting an opportunity to start this season while Byron Leftwich is out with an injury. Here's the article:

Here's another article about Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester and his amazing recovery from lymphoma this year. The article also includes an audio interview with him. Here's the article:

Next, an article about Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling and his wife's work to raise money for the ALS Association. The article also includes pictures from the fund-raising event:

Also, an article about an autistic high school basketball manager who got a chance to play at the end of the last game of his senior year last year. Here's the article written by his coach from Guideposts magazine, which includes a link to video of the game at the end:

Here's an article about Indiana U. (IU) basketball player Errek Suhr, a 5'9" hard-nosed former walk-on. He earned the respect from Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski after he almost led IU to an upset of Duke in late November. Here's the article:

Lastly, another article about IU's game against Duke, this one about IU's Lance Stemler and how he missed the game because of a concussion he suffered in practice. I liked coach Kelvin Sampson's take on the situation:

Sampson said having a son, Kellen, who plays at Oklahoma, he knows the importance of how you treat a head injury. He said if the same thing happened to his son, he wouldn't want him playing in a game two days later.

"I just thought this was the right thing to do,'' Sampson said.

Here's the article:

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