2008 Final Four San Antonio

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Faith nuggets from the Kan.-Memphis game

Story corrected April 11, 2008 SAN ANTONIO (BP)–Something may have seemed amiss on the telecast of Kansas’ victory over Memphis for the NCAA championship Monday night. No coach or athlete voiced thanks to God. But the game had its faith moments. Dramatic ones, even. ESPN online columnist Pat Forde recounted a story about Mario Chalmers’ […]

Jayhawks buoyed by Coach Self’s faith

SAN ANTONTIO (BP)--Before Kansas goes for its first NCAA championship in 20 years, Jayhawk players will watch more video of the Memphis Tigers and review their game plan one last time.

Winningest N.C. player: ‘God is enough’

SAN ANTONIO (BP)–Quentin Thomas ended his North Carolina career Saturday night as the winningest player in the Tarheels’ storied history. But the senior guard said his personal faith in Jesus Christ was enough to help him overcome the career-ending loss to Kansas. “I keep my faith in good times and bad. God is enough for […]

ESPN’s Davis receives Wooden award

ORIGINALLY POSTED Saturday, April 5, 2008. SAN ANTONTO (BP)–Former North Carolina star Hubert Davis accepted the John Wooden Keys to Life Award at Saturday morning’s Legends of the Hardwood breakfast, giving all credit to his faith in Jesus Christ. “I haven’t achieved anything; the only person who has achieved anything here is Jesus,” Davis, now […]

Disgraced Baylor coach seeks forgiveness

ORIGINALLY POSTED Saturday, April 5, 2008. SAN ANTONIO (BP)–Former Baylor coach Dave Bliss made his first public apology to fellow coaches at the National Association of Basketball Coaches convention Friday, saying God had restored his heart and asking them for forgiveness. Bliss was involved in one of the worst scandals in college basketball history by […]

All-star Clemson guard here ‘to honor God’

ORIGINALLY POSTED Saturday, April 5, 2008. SAN ANTONTO (BP)–Clemson shooting guard Cliff Hammond’s team isn’t in the Final Four, but he is among the college senior players in the National Association of Basketball Coaches All-Star game in conjunction with the NCAA championship festivities in San Antonio. Although wearing an all-star jersey, Hammond said the only […]

Final Four: Faith touches the hardwood

SAN ANTONIO (BP)–NCAA college basketball is closing one of its most suspenseful seasons in scenic San Antonio with a Final Four of college basketball royalty: North Carolina, UCLA, Kansas and Memphis. Saturday’s two semifinal games will match UCLA against Memphis and Kansas against North Carolina. The two winners play Monday night for the 2008 NCAA […]