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Georgetown football aims for 20th consecutive win

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (BP)--After a team goes undefeated and wins the national championship, is there really anything left to shoot for? The answer is a resounding yes if you ask Georgetown coach Bill Cronin.

Richmond drops 2nd straight to Division I-A opponent

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Although Vanderbilt scored the 28-22 win over the University of Richmond, it was no easy feat putting away the Division I-AA Spiders Saturday at Vanderbilt Stadium. Even late into the contest, Commodore Coach Woody Widenhofer had his doubts. "Listen, I was worried when there were four seconds left," said Widenhofer, "and watched two of our guys run into each other." Read more about Spider football at BPSports, www.bpsports.net. --30--

FIRST-PERSON: She is the family’s sportswriter, but her mom is the sports guru

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--The first person to explain a pro-set offense to me was not my father nor my brother nor one of my Monday night football buddies. It was someone a bit tougher, a little stronger, someone with a far superior sports mind. If you want to debate Michael Jordan's comeback, discuss the University of Alabama's NCAA investigation or reminisce of Major League Baseball dynasties past, take a road trip to Clanton, Ala., and ask for my mother.

Louisiana College: high hopes going into 2nd football season

PINEVILLE, La. (BP)--Louisiana College head football coach Marty Secord called it a vacation, a 32-year vacation during which the Wildcat football program was dormant. And last year, one thing Secord discovered while heading up Louisiana's first football team since 1968 was that it's tough to come back from a holiday.

Belmont basketball players take the cross to Portugal

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--It was just a cross of colored beads hanging on a piece of leather thread. Nothing flashy. It didn't shine. It didn't sparkle. It was something American kids would step on without a second glance on their way to play video games. It was just a few beads on a string, but to the poverty-stricken kids in Portugal, it was something special.

Baptist church burns after lightning strike

BELTON, S.C. (BP)--Approximately 40 people, including 15 children, were worshipping at Cedar Grove Baptist Church on July 4 when the building was hit by a double lightning strike that ignited a fast-moving fire.

New pool, stadium, arena position Baptist colleges for winning edge

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Three years ago the Lancer Aquatic Center at California Baptist University was nothing more than a stretch of dirt.

‘Choctaws’ & ‘Braves’ likely set as mascots; ‘Indians’ doubtful

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)-Keith Bell isn't offended by his school's mascot.

His life’s dreams revamped, he soars to national title

      DALLAS (BP)--Long jump is definitely an art. Athletes spend hours calculating their steps, adjusting their running stride and fine-tuning their leap. It's all about precision, strategy and, of course, who can soar over the most sand.
      Dallas Baptist University senior Denny Giles has his own strategy when it comes to track and field events. Forget high knee drills, experimental jumping techniques and computer performance analysis. Giles goes for something even more radical. He prefers to, uh, just do it.

Amid bumper-to-bumper race fans, officers buoyed by Baptist workers

LEBANON, Tenn. (BP)--While 40,000 excited fans enjoyed the Busch Series Pepsi 300 at the new Nashville Superspeedway, one man was content to take a break from the crowd.