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Louisville Courier-Journal |  Didn't stop believing    Read the Story
Maybe Kevin Ware wasn’t ready to play, his mother thought. Maybe it would be best to wait a bit longer. Then late Wednesday night she received word that Ware had entered U of L’s exhibition against Pikeville. Kevin was playing. Kevin was back.

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The New York Times | A down-home innovator  Read the Story
Art Briles has the Baylor Bears ranked No. 5 in the country. He is a specialist in taking jobs no one else wanted and turning the programs into destinations. He’s been doing that since he was a high school coach in Stephenville, Texas.

 

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The St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Changing the culture   Read the Story
There are some universities where football simply doesn’t register on the national level, where basketball is king and that perception is unlikely to change. Despite a history that includes eight seasons coached by Bear Bryant, Kentucky is one such program. Mark Stoops is trying to change that.