Monday Morning Quarterback for November 4th

Champions of Character.

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As a public address announcer for the Union College Bulldogs, a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), I read a statement before every ballgame that is a pledge that everyone involved in the contest (athletics, coaches, officials and spectators), will abide by to promote an environment of sportsmanship during that said contest.  It is called Champions of Character. 

The Champions of Character program helps participants find the balance by keeping five core values – integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship, and servant leadership – at the heart of the athletics experience.

Recently, the NAIA started a program to recognize it athletics who exhibited those character traits during competition.  Schools would nominate athletes who they felt was deserving of the award.  Those winners will be recognized this Wednesday in Kansas City, Mo.

Two of those winners attend the University of the Cumberlands.  They are Cross Country runners Darcy Mascotti and Danielle Hoop.  Here is their story courtesy of the UC Patriots athletic website.

We tend to focus on sports figures that show negative character either on or off the playing field, but it is nice to read about those athletes with positive values too.  Congratulations to Darcy and Danielle on their upcoming award.

Now when I read that statement at Union games, I will think of the character of Darcy and Danielle.

 

Have a good week.

Tonight on the Show….(Sept. 5, 2013)

In the mid to late 1990s UK football could be described with one phrase…AIR RAID!!! Tonight we have a special guest interview with former UK football coach, Hal Mumme! This segment brought to you in conjunction with Coach XO.

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Then our expert panel of staff will go in depth about the kickoff weekend of college football! As well as Corbin cross country head coach Tyler Harris and Greg Marcum, Immanuel Baptist Church of Corbin representative, will discuss the Harvest Hustle 2 mile race.

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All of this plus the recap of the Battle of the brass Lantern game between Union College & University of the Cumberlands and our weekly high school football recap and previews. Listen live at 7pm to the radio show or anytime thereafter in the archive!

Uncensored! Unbiased! Unpredictable!

 


 

Fall 2013 Guest List

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Below are the confirmed guests for the fall 2013 sports season! We are very excited to have so many commitments! Hope you’re as pumped as we are….great radio to come and it all begins August 22nd!

Whitley County

John Blend, University of the Cumberlands Football Head Coach

Tim Bargo, University of the Cumberlands Football Chaplin

Gary Peters, Williamsburg Athletic Director

Brad Harris, Corbin Boy’s Golf Head Coach

Tyler Harris, Corbin Cross Country Head Coach

Erik Steeley, Corbin Girl’s Soccer Head Coach

Liberty Roberts, Corbin Volleyball Head Coach

Greg Duncum, Corbin Football assistant coach

Tony Pietrowski, Corbin Men’s Basketball Head Coach

Brent Jackson, Corbin Middle Head Football Coach (Feeder Program series)

Jimmy Hendrickson, Corbin Middle Basketball Coach (Feeder Program series)

Les Dixon, Corbin Times-Tribune Newspaper Sports Editor

Allen Bonnell, CenterShot Archery Ministries (Immanuel Baptist of Corbin)

Jeff Sparks, The Lion’s Chase Obstacle Race (Central Baptist of Corbin)

 

Knox County

Tommy Reid, Union College Football Head Coach

Dustin Adams, Union college Student Life Director

Phil Russell, Lynn Camp Football Head Coach

Scott Russell, Knox Central Football Head Coach

Brian Evans, Knox Central Men’s Basketball Head Coach

Darin Mills, Knox Central Women’s Basketball Head Coach

Andrea Hillard, Barbourville Women’s Basketball Head Coach

Jeff Canady, Knox Central Athletic Director

Scott Payne, Barbourville Youth Soccer

Tim Branstetter, Mountain Advocate Newspaper Sports Editor

 

Laurel County

Chris Larkey, North Laurel Football Head Coach

Brad Sizemore, North Laurel Men’s Basketball Head Coach

Eddie Mahan, North Laurel Women’s Basketball Head Coach

James Butcher, Radio Voice for North & South Laurel

 

Other-  Statewide

Brian Milliam, WKYT-TV Sports Anchor

Earl Owens, WYMT-TV Sports Announcer

Norm Haney, The Sports Guys, 1340 WBGN Bowling Green Radio

Wayne Mills, Bell County Football Head Coach

Bart Elam, Pineville Football Head Coach

Chris Jones, Fall Road Runners President & Marathon Runner

Jocelyn Sams, The Life of a Coaches Wife (Sports Jobs series)

Rick Jones, Former Kentucky Mr. Basketball

 

Other – National

*Hal Mumme, Former University of Kentucky football head coach

*In conjunction with CoachXO.Com

Eddie Canalas, Gridiron Heros Foundation

Cherelle Lampkins, MTV’s Made – Volleyball Edition

Sam Pennington, USA Today Football Contributor & SouthernGameDay.Com

Kelly Combs, Athletes in Action sports ministry

Matt Mahoney, College Sports Radio Broadcaster

Todd Davis, WhereToWatch.Com CEO

Adam Young, Gateway Grizzles & SIU Edwardsville (Sports Jobs Series)

Message board website for Kentucky high school sports fans

If you are looking for a website with message boards for the kentucky high school sports fan, then take a look at BluegrassPreps.com.  Right now, the site is offering a free trial membership until August.  Check it out today!!

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