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From : Spencer T
Sent : Monday, March 22, 2004 3:13 PM

Dear Twolves fans,

On March 31 at 2pm-3pm our group "Living Waters" has one hour of free "Court Time" on the Target Center floor. Then a "clinic" will be held from 3pm-4pm with Timberwolves staff for our kids along with another group. So we have 1 hour for our group and one hour of "clinic" time for our kids.

The Twolves play Seattle that night--if you want tickets I can get you $22 tickets for $12 (special discount for this game!) Just let me know and send your check to me ASAP made out to Spencer T.

I will also be picking up the tee shirts that were ordered when I go down and will be getting them to their owners ASAP. Scott C will be taking the Fargo t shirts up with him.

MORRIS NOTE: We should perhaps look into car pooling as a group (i.e. Z's, B's, Tn's, Th's, H's, O's) just let me know what you think.

If you received this e-mail you can go with us to be a part of this "court time" experience even if you did not attend the Laker game.

Any questions just let me know,

Also--you don't have to go to the game to be a part of our "court time". Some of you in the Cities might just want to stop by for some hoops!


Hello--we've arranged a great deal on an exciting Timberwolves/Lakers basketball game this upcoming March. This could be a great opportunity to see an NBA game at a resonable price. No money is needed to get signed up but I do need a phone call or e-mail to record the # of tickets you'll need. Please contact me as soon as possible. Details are below. Feel free to share this info with anyone you think might be interested.


Team Information:

  • Timberwolves, NBA official team site
  • Seating Information:

    Target Center-Seating Info from NBA, from NBA website
    -Sections 225 & 224 (click to "Seat Locator") *228 P 11 (my seat)





    *make checks payable to Spencer T, UMM Alumn (80's?), who will (has written) write an overall check once we get the official names and payment from everybody (36 as of 2/4/04) by February 15th (Now MARCH 1st)! (DEADLINE)

    Spencer and Tonya T
    Living Waters Ministries (unoffical website)

    Morris MN 56267

    Note: If we get 50 people sign-up, we get a chance to meet a couple of players while having the court before the game for 30 minutes. If we get 100, we get the chance to have the court for an hour!

    We will NOW get the chance, but on Wendesday, March 17th prior to the Seattle Supersonics game

    Game Report

    T-Wolves WIN 96-86 vs. Lakers!


    LOCAL "Wolves defeat Lakers 96-86", from Star Tribune....

    ...They also need to show that games such as Friday's -- the easy ones to peak for, the sort that has librarians in Section 240 painting their faces and screaming themselves hoarse -- aren't the exceptions. After a 2-4 whoops-a-daisy had the Wolves coming into March like lambs, they want to prove that, with their bold talk of long playoff drives, they aren't lyin'...

    "Mailman doesn't deliver in Minnesota", from sportsnetwork...

    ...Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) - Troy Hudson was a major catalyst off the bench, scoring 19 points to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 96-86 win over the Los Angeles Lakers at the Target Center.

    Kevin Garnett led the way with 20 points and 13 rebounds as the Timberwolves won for just the second time in five games. Sam Cassell and Latrell Sprewell chipped in 17 and 16 points, respectively, as Minnesota beat the Lakers for the third straight time...

    "Lakers fail to capitalize on Malone's return vs. Timberwolves", from CBS sportsline.....

    ...The crowd of 20,391 was the largest ever at Target Center, and the atmosphere felt a little like a playoff game. It was pretty important for both teams, too, with Minnesota needing to maintain its two-game lead over San Antonio in the Midwest Division and Los Angeles looking to re-establish Malone in the lineup before the postseason....

    Post-Game: Testimony Report from Living Waters Group

    Spencer had the opportunity to meet E.B. (T-Wolf) unexpectedly while waiting at the Downtown Target prior to the game. Also, he saw Kobe at the City Centre Mall too! After the caravan left the game, one family from our local church had an unexpected car problem. Their van's serpentine belt came out, but PRASIE GOD there happen to be a mechanic in the scene in "Midnight" to put the belt! Unfortunately, this family didn't come home till a quarter till 4am-Saturday!

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    Friday, March 04, 2011 Women's Basketball Vs. Coe 7:00 p.m.

    BBw_110226_UMAC Championship

  • UPDATE: UMM women's team to face former coach in NCAA tournament- University of Minnesota, Morris women's basketball team plays in the first round of the 64-team NCAA Division III tournament at 7 p.m., March 4, against a Coe College team coached by former Cougars head coach Randi Peterson. In fact, three Kohawks coaches have UMM ties By: UMM Sports Information, Morris Sun Tribune Published February 27, 2011, 01:45 AM

  • "The Kohawks are led by former UMM head and assistant coach RandiPeterson, who took over as Coe's head coach in August 2006.
    In fact, the Cougars will be familiar with a few people on the Kohawks' bench. Coe assistant coach Nate Oakland was an assistant at UMM until 2006 and assistant coach Jamie Rainey played for the Cougars.
    The first round and second round games of the tournament will be played at Coe College in Iowa. Coe was the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference tournament champion and is 24-3 overall.
    The Cougars are making their second straight trip to the NCAA tournament. In their first last year, Morris lost 86-64 to eventual Elite Eight team Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
    If the Cougars can get by Coe, they would play March 5 against the winner of the Lewis and Clark (21-6) and Howard Payne (21-7) first-round game at Coe.
    Peterson, a 2001 graduate of the University of Iowa, spent one season as the head coach at UMM. The Cougars were 16-10 in 2005-2006 and Peterson was named the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference Coach of the Year.
    Before being named the head coach at Morris, Peterson was an assistant coach for two years for the Cougars. Prior to her arrival at Morris, the Cougars were 1-26. She helped improve the records to 13-14, 10-15, and 16-10 over the next three seasons.The Cougars enter the tournament having won 17-straight games. They are 21-6 after starting the season 4-6.
    On Saturday, the Cougars clinched their spot with their 82-74 win over Northwestern in the UMAC Tournament Championship game.
    Behind just the latest in a season packed with impressive performances from Steph Roggenbuck, the Cougars stamped their ticket back to the big dance with an win over Northwestern. The top-two seeds in the UMAC women's tournament, the No. 1 Cougars and No. 2 Eagles did not disappoint. Morris led nearly the entire way, but didn’t take a double digit lead until late in the game. Northwestern trailed by as much as seven in the first half, but put a late run together to take the lead in the final two minutes before Morris answered and took a 31-28 advantage into the locker rooms at the half.
    Shining brightly in this heavyweight battle were the teams stars, Roggenbuck for the Cougars and Katie DeWitt for the Eagles. Roggenbuck finished with her fifth double-double of the season – her third against the Eagles – with 22 points and 10 rebounds, while DeWitt was nearly unstoppable with 37 points.
    The Cougars got out ahead early, and took their biggest lead of the first half when an Emily Mehr lay-up made it 14-7 at the 13:03 mark. Mehr finished as the Cougars' second leading scorer with 16 points, and now has a season-long stretch of five straight games in double figures.
    The Cougars went back up seven at the 8:52 mark after Abby Fragodt made it 20-13 when Kelsey Erickson found her all alone under the basket. The helper was one of five for Erickson, and one of 26 for the NCAA leading Cougars, their second highest mark of the season.
    After the Fragodt basket, the Eagles began to chip away, scoring six straight points to pull within one on a DeWitt lay-in to make it 20-19 with 7:02 to play.
    Less than four minutes later, the Cougars were back up four when Alyssa Silva made it 26-22, but the Eagles answered with a 6-0 run to take their first lead at 28-26 with just 2:25 left in the half. Back-to-back threes from DeWitt and Mollie Sir had the Eagles on top.
    Up to the challenge, the Cougars went on a 5-0 run to close the half, capped by another Silva lay-in at the buzzer. Morris would never trail again.
    The Cougars got 10 points from each Mehr and Tara Thielke in the second half, and 14 from Jenni Noordmans, as they locked up a championship. Noordmans did all her scoring in the second half, while Thielke finished with 14. And they needed every point, as DeWitt drained 21 in the second.
    With the outcome still undecided, a crucial foul called on Noordmans sent DeWitt to the line for three shots. After stealing the ball, DeWitt pulled up well behind the arc when Noordmans appeared to poke the ball away, but was called for the foul. Despite head coach Tim Grove and Noordmans pleading their case, DeWitt lined up for the three attempts with her team down seven at 75-68 with just 1:15 left.
    She made two of the three, but the Cougars answered by going 8-of-9 at the line in the final minute to close out the win.
    With 22 wins, the Cougars have their most since a team record 25 in the 1982-83 season. They’ll look for their 23rd on Friday."

    August 2005-Randi Peterson has been named as the new Head Women's Basketball coach for the Cougars
  • Cougars accept invitation to NCAA women's tournament, Published March 02 2010

  • The University of Minnesota, Morris and Northland College have both accepted invitations to the NCAA women's basketball tournament.
    " Not one, but two teams from the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) will be participating in the 2010 NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Tournament, as the University of Minnesota, Morris and Northland College received invitations to the Big Dance. The two schools finished one and two in the 2009-10 UMAC standings before losing in the semifinal round of the conference tournament.
    The Cougars, who are 19-7 overall in 2009-10, will be travelling to De Pere, Wis. to play Wisconsin-Stevens Point at St. Norbert College. Northland, 18-8 overall this season, will play Carthage College at UW-Whitewater in Whitewater, Wis.
    Should the Cougars win, they will play the winner of St. Norbert and Calvin College the next day.
    This is the Cougar women's first NCAA postseason birth since 1983. Together, they will be the first UMAC women's basketball teams in the post-season finale.
    Both games will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, March 5.
    The action can be followed live through the St. Norbert's website: The live stats are free, and so is the webcast, but it requires registration with their webcasting host, Penn Atlantic.
    All relevant information will also be posted on as well as "

    *see Mar 05, '10 Midwest Conference University of Wisconsin Stevens Point vs. University of Minnesota-Morris at St. Norbert College Women's Basketball Note: NCAA Division III Women\'s Tournament First Round Game 5:30 pm CT


  • Cougars win men's basketball championship, Published March 01 2010

  • The University of Minnesota, Morris men’s basketball team is the 2010 Upper Midwest Athletic Conference tournament champion.
    "The Cougars defeated St. Scholastica 83-49 Saturday at the P.E. Center to claim the post-season trophy.
    The Cougars and Saints had split games this season and Scholastica was coming off an upset, having toppled No. 1 seed Northwestern on the road in the UMAC semifinals.
    Senior Kendall Proell, who was named the tournament MVP, led the Cougars with 17 points, along with five boards and five assists.
    Phil Allen contributed 15 points. Eric Dalbey scored 14, including a three at the first-half buzzer that gave UMM a 50-24 halftime lead.
    Derek Schmidt had six rebounds to lead the Cougars.
    Proell knocked down back-to-back-to-back three pointers, while Allen added points inside, during a 34-11 run that gave the Cougars an early lead.
    Dalbey and Proell were a combined 8-for-8 on three pointers in the first half. As a team, the Cougars shot 68 percent from the field and 89 percent on threes before the break.
    On defense, head coach Paul Grove moved his team into various presses to keep the Saints guards off balance and working for open shots.
    The Saints, led by all-UMAC players Danny Schmitz and Brett Tester, tried to rally in the second half, but the shots would not fall from outside as they made just one three-point field goal for the game.
    The Cougars won the inside battle, pulling down 32 rebounds to Scholastica’s 16.
    UMM, who was a pre-season No. 1 pick in the UMAC, finished the year with a 15-12 record. The Saints fell to 11-17.
    Next season, the UMAC will have an automatic qualifier into the NCAA tournament, meaning that the post-season tournament winner will advance to March Madness.

    MBB 2010 -- Celebration and Trophy Presentation


    Tdub Slams at UMM (February 4th 2011)

    "T dub, Pookie D., and Tee's Davis (from St. Paul, MN) does some various slam dunks during UMM Cougars Men's Basketball half-time. "
    Tdub 3on3 Bball vs UMM Students (Feb 4th 11')

    "Give credit to the UMM students making it a close game against Tdub and his crew!!"
    T-Dub Throws DOWN at Univ. MN Morris

    "T-Dub throws down at halftime of the University of Minnesota Morris mens basketball victory against Martin Luther. President of the Black Student Union and 1st team all-conference running back Todd Gramenz holds the ball during one of T-Dubs many slams in the BSU sponsored event."

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  • Hancock upsets top-ranked Goodhue in state tournament, Published March 17, 2011, 12:21 PM

  • UPDATE: Hancock upset the No. 1 ranked Goodhue girls' basketball team in the first round of the Class A State Tournament today at Williams Arena. The Owls play Maranatha Christian in the semifinals at noon Friday at the Target Center
    "Hancock upset the top-ranked Goodhue girls' basketball team in the first round of the Class A State Tournament Thursday at Williams Arena.
    The Owls, now 27-2, play the winner of Maranatha Christian Academy at noon in Friday's semifinal round at the Target Center. Maranatha Christian defeated Minneota 49-43 on Thursday.
    Goodhue, ranked No. 1 in Class A entering the tournament, finished 27-5.
    After trailing by as many as 10 in the first half, the Owls cut the lead to seven, 34-27, by halftime. The Owls used a 17-4 run to start the second half.
    The Owls held Goodhue to 20 second-half points and four points in the final four minutes of the game. The Owls' Kendra Schmidgall hit a 3-pointer with 5:10 left to put the Owls up one, and Hancock hit seven fouls shots in the final minutes to ice the game.
    Kendra Schmidgall had a double-double to lead the Owls with 19 points and 10 rebounds. Illisa Koehl also had 19 points. Courtney Greiner had 11 points. Aria Walstad had four, Abby Ascheman had three, and Shae Brown had two.
    See the Sun Tribune Web site for more information and photographs from Thursday's game."

    Owls fall to defending champs Morris Sun Tribune Published Sunday, March 18, 2007
    "Fulda held the Hancock girls basketball team to 13 second half points and the Owls fell to the defending champions in the Class A title game 42-34 Saturday at the Target Center in Minneapolis.
    The Owls finished the season 26-4. Hancock players Tara Thielke, Bree Holleman and Jenny Noordmans were selected to the Class A All-Tournament Team.
    Against Fulda, Holleman scored all 11 of her points in the first half to help the Owls take a 21-17 lead at the break. But Fulda started the second half with a 7-0 run and outscored Hancock 9-1 in the first seven minutes for a 26-22 edge.
    Morris Sun Tribune Talk About It Icon Add a comment Fulda led 28-22 when Noordmans and Thielke hit back-to-back 3-point shots to tie the game with 8:55 remaining.
    Fulda answered with consecutive baskets to take a 32-28 lead, but T's steal and two free throws with 2:24 left pulled the Owls within a basket.
    Fulda's Sam Raddle hit a key 3-pointer 20 seconds later for a five-point lead, and Fulda hit 7 of 10 free throws in the final 1:10 to seal the game.
    Fulda finished the season 28-3."

    Sal's comments: Hey, you made it to the state tournament! Everything that happened throughout was just "bonus points". You gotta pat yourselves in the back for making it this far!

    {2009-2010 Season}

  • Tigers down top-ranked NL-S in OT, Published March 05 2010

  • Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta boys basketball team shakes off big 3-pointer that forces overtime and defeats top Class AA team, New London-Spicer, to claim overall West Central Conference championship
    "Corey Nohl isn't exactly the man Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta probably wanted on the free throw line in overtime against the state's top-ranked Class AA team. But Nohl, a sub-50 percent foul shooter, and the Tigers delivered under pressure, making six of eight free throws in overtime to hold off New London-Spicer 62-58 before a large home crowd at Morris Area on Friday night. The West Central Conference championship game victory gives the Tigers a 23-2 record and momentum heading into the Section 6AA playoffs next week. New London-Spicer, which defeated the Tigers by 21 points last month when the teams were Class AA's top two ranked teams, fell to 25-2. Both team open section play on Thursday as the top-seeds in the East and West subsections.
    On Friday, the Tigers played sluggish offensively early in the game, but recovered and stayed within a few points of the Wildcats for most of the second half. The Tigers took a 53-50 lead on Alex Erickson's two free throws with seven seconds remaining in regulation.
    But NL-S's Jayme Moten, who hit several momentum-killing shots against the Tigers on Friday, drilled a long 3-pointer at the regulation buzzer to force OT.
    The Tigers were far from dispirited by Moten's heroics. Cory Hennen hit a 3-pointer about midway through OT to put the Tigers up 56-54, and after the Wildcats tied the game, Nohl, a 45 percent foul shooter, hit 3 of 4 free throws in an 18 second span to put the Tigers up 59-56 with 18 seconds left.
    After Nohl missed the second of two free throws, Tigers forward Mac Kampmeier made one of the biggest plays of the game, chasing down the offensive rebound and drawing a foul. He hit another foul shot with 17 seconds left to make it a two possession game.
    The Wildcats' Aaron Johnson scored on a put-back with seven seconds left to pull NL-S within two, but Hennen calmly knocked down two free throws with five seconds left to put the Tigers up by four, 62-58. Moten missed at the buzzer.
    Erickson helped keep the Tigers in the game in the second half, scoring 14 of his 16 points after halftime. The Tigers trailed by eight points at the half, and the Wildcats pushed the lead to 11 before Erickson scored eight points in a 10-2 Tigers run that cut the NL-S lead to three with 12:30 to play.
    Erickson finished with 16 points. Hennen had 17 and Lincoln Arnold scored 11.
    Moten, who four times hit 3-pointers immediately after Tigers baskets to blunt Morris Area's momentum, finished with 20 points. Teammate Aaron Johnson had 17.
    The win avenged not only the loss to NL-S earlier this season, it was also revenge for a loss to the Wildcats in the WCC championship game last season.
    The teams, which also split two regular-season games last year, have a chance to reprise last season again. The Wildcats won the rubber game against the Tigers in the Section 6AA championship game.
    This year, NL-S is the top seed in the Section 6AA East subsection and the Tigers at the top seed in the section's West playoff pairings.
    Morris Area plays No. 8-seed Long Prairie-Grey Eagle at 7 p.m. Thursday in Morris. NL-S plays St. John's Prep on Thursday.
    The section playoffs continue with sub-section semifinals on Saturday, March 13, and sub-section finals on Tuesday, March 16 at the University of Minnesota, Morris.

    {2008-2009 Season}

  • Tigers fall short in section final Morris Sun Tribune Published Friday, March 20, 2009

  • "...The Tigers fell behind by a large margin in the first half, rallied furiously in the second, but just couldn’t even things out in an 82-75 loss to New London-Spicer in the Section 6AA championship game Friday night at St. Cloud State’s Halenbeck Hall.
    The Tigers finished the season 23-5, the most season wins in school history.
    The Wildcats improved to 23-8 and held on down the stretch to earn a chance to defend their Class AA state championship. New London-Spicer will be making its third trip to the state tournament in the last four years..."

  • Tigers one game from state Morris Sun Tribune Published Tuesday, March 17, 2009

  • "The Morris Area boys basketball team is one step from a return to the state tournament. But first, the Tigers will have to win the rubber match with its West Central Conference rival and defending state champion.
    The Tigers rubbed out Staples-Motley 79-64 in the Section 6AA West subsection championship game Tuesday night at the University of Minnesota, Morris' P.E. Center.
    The Tigers improved to 23-4. New London-Spicer defeated Brooten-Belgrade-Elrosa 86-60 to win the Section 6AA East title. The Wildcats won the Class AA state championship last season, and now find the Tigers in their way in an attempt to repeat.
    Morris Sun Tribune Talk About It Icon Article comments (1) The Tigers and Wildcats, who play in different divisions of the West Central Conference, meet in the 6AA title game at 8:15 p.m. Friday at St. Cloud State's Halenbeck Hall.
    The teams will be meeting for a third time. The Tigers defeated the Wildcats 56-53 last month in Morris, and the Wildcats downed Morris Area 76-64 in the conference championship game in New London.
    Against Staples-Motley, the Tigers dominated inside and were able to rev up its offense in the second half, scoring 47 points.
    Jackson Henrich led the Tigers with 21 points and Lincoln Arnold scored 20.
    Tuesday's victory gave the Tigers the most season wins in school history. The Tigers last appeared in the state tournament in the 2004-2005 season."

    Post-Game Award Ceremonies

    "2009 Section 6AA West Subsection Champions"
    (click above pic for bigger view)

  • Morris Area boys in subsection final Morris Sun Tribune Published Saturday, March 14, 2009

  • Arnold triggers Morris win Morris Sun Tribune Published Wednesday, February 18, 2009

  • "MORRIS — Lincoln Arnold had 22 points and Tyler Meichsner hit a pair of key three-pointers late to help Morris Area maintain its lead in the West Central South Conference boys basketball race by clipping Minnewaska 62-51 Tuesday.
    The Tigers (15-3) won their seventh straight and improved to 11-2 in the conference to remain one game ahead of Montevideo in the loss column. The win also avenged a 58-52 loss to the Lakers, who got a game-high 24 points from Pierce Peters Tuesday, on Jan. 8 in Glenwood."...


  • Witt's 43 points fuel Husky victory, Published March 24 2010

  • Morris native Taylor Witt scores 43 points to help St. Cloud State defeat Midwestern State 92-88 in Wednesday's NCAA Division II Men's Elite Eight quarterfinal game
    " Taylor Witt scored 43 points to help St. Cloud State defeat Midwestern State 92-88 in Wednesday's NCAA Division II Men's Elite Eight quarterfinal game.
    The junior guard is a 2007 Morris Area High School graduate.
    Witt was 22 for 23 at the free-throw line and hit nine of 17 from the field.
    His teammate, Matt Schneck, scored 16 points and grabbed 13 rebounds.
    The Central Region Champion Huskies (29-5) advance to the semifinal game on Thursday at the Mass Mutual Center in Springfield, Mass. The Huskies will play the winner of Wednesday's Atlantic Division versus South Division game.
    Witt went off for the fourth highest scoring total in an Elite Eight game with 43 points, including 38 in the second half. He also set a NCAA tournament record with 22 free throws made and 23 attempted.
    "I just started to feel it. I was trying to take it to the hoop and pull up to get to the free throw line. In a big game like this, it’s going to come down to free throws," Witt said of his attack on the Mustang defense.
    Witt’s 43 points were the third highest in school history, after scoring just five points in nine minutes of play in the first half.
    "I think every kid’s dream is to play in March ... deep into March. We definitely wouldn’t have been able to do it without the team," Witt said.
    The last time a player scored 43 points in an Elite Eight game was when Jack Sullivan of Mount Saint Mary’s scored 43 in 1957 and it amounts to the fourth highest total in an NCAA tournament game.
    "It didn’t surprise me (Witt’s performance). He’s a gamer and when he gets on a role like this, we just get into our sets and let him go," said Schlagel.
    The championship game will be broadcast on CBS Saturday at 12 p.m. central time.
    Game story and photo courtesy St. Cloud State University Sports Information. "

  • Witt leads Huskies to NCAA Division II Elite Eight, Published March 17 2010

  • Morris native scores 16 points in win over Augustana on Tuesday and the Huskies reach Elite Eight for second time in school history
    "From St. Cloud State Sports Information
    MANKATO -- Morris native Taylor Witt finished strong down the stretch, scoring 16 points on 8-for-11 shooting Tuesday to help lead the St. Cloud State men's basketball team over Augustana and into the NCAA Division II Elite Eight.
    For the second time in school history the St. Cloud State men’s basketball team will be playing in the NCAA Elite Eight after beating Augustana 84-75 in overtime in the NCAA Central Regional Championship Tuesday night in the Taylor Center.
    "It's pretty special. This was what you play for and I could not be happier for these kids," said head coach Kevin Schlagel, who added another victory to a record-setting 29 win season. "I have been around for a long time and these kids have worked harder than any other team I've been with."
    The Huskies (28-5) were able to cut down the nets for the second time this season as they outscored the Vikings 18-9 in overtime, including the final 11 points to make it to the Elite Eight for the first time since the 1986-87 season.
    St. Cloud State will next play Midwestern State Wednesday, March 24 in Springfield, Mass. with the game time to be announced...

    March 2004-Pray for Brett Winkelman and the Tigers!!
    Morris H.S. Goes to State!
    Morris 45 Pipestone 42

    Thursday, March 18th 2004

    Score: Braham 54 Morris 29
    Wednesday, March 24th
    Williams Arena

    *Game Report: 8 Schools Buses brought Tiger fans to support their hometown team. Unfortunately, they lost the first game of the State Tournament, but they indeed had a good year (23-4). Congratulations Tigers for an awesome season! This was their first h.s. apprearance in the State Tournament since 1994. It was fun listening to the game "live" from the local radio while working at the group home. The residents and I had fun cheering while eating supper and after!


  • Brett Winkelman
    # 22
    Forward - F
    Height: 6-6 Weight: 220
    Previous Affiliations
    Morris Area HS (Mark Torgerson)
    Previous Experience
    Morris, Minn.
    "Courtesy: NDSU Athletic Media Relations Release: 10/23/2008
    2007-08 Season (Junior): First-team All-Summit League performer who continued to excel in the classroom...Earned a spot on the CoSIDA Academic All-America® University Division first team with a 3.84 cumulative grade-point average...Named to the NABC Honors Court, Summit League Winter/Spring All-Academic Team, and Summit League Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence...Summit League Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year...Made all 29 starts to extend his streak to 85 straight games...NDSU’s leading rebounder in 22 games and leading scorer nine times...The league’s overall No. 1 rebounder with 8.3 rpg and the No. 4 overall scorer with 19.2 ppg...In the league-only stats, he ranked third in scoring (18.4) and second in rebounding (7.7)...Second in the league with eight double-doubles...Summit League Men’s Athlete of the Month after averaging 23.5 points and 9.0 rebounds in December when he posted three straight double-doubles against Colorado State, Bucknell and California...All-tournament at the Cal Golden Bear Classic...Poured in a career-high 39 points to lift the Bison to a 102-99 overtime win at Centenary, where he passed 1,000 career points...Summit League Player of the Week after a 26-point, 11-rebound effort against Colorado State...Player of the Week again after averaging 24 points and 10 rebounds in the final weekend sweep of Centenary and Oral Roberts.
    2006-07 Season (Sophomore): One of three Bison players to earn Division I all-independent honors...Ranked fourth in scoring average with 16.1 points per game, fifth in rebounding at 6.8 rpg, sixth in field-goal percentage (.518) and eighth in free-throw percentage (.793)...Made all 28 starts...NDSU’s leading scorer in nine games, and top rebounder in 10 contests...Four double-doubles...Sizzled for a career-high 32 points at Idaho in the regular-season opener, making 9 of 12 field goals and 12 of 15 free throws...Helped ice a victory over Wisconsin-Green Bay by making 11 of 11 free throws, including 8 of 8 in the final 2:09...Two-time Division I independent Player of the Week...Repeat selection to the Division I independent all-academic team...Voted to the CoSIDA Academic All-America® University Division second team.
    2005-06 Season (Freshman): Started all 28 games and scored in double digits 18 times...Led the Division I independents in 3-point percentage (.471), ranked sixth in rebounds per game (6.9), eighth in field-goal percentage (.507) and 10th in free-throw percentage (.788)...NDSU’s leading rebounder in 10 games and had 13 games with eight or more boards...Season-highs of 27 points and 13 rebounds vs. Mayville State...All-tourney at Montana State, where he hit the game-winning shot both nights and recorded his first double-double with 15 points and 10 boards against the host Bobcats...All-tournament at Drake...Had 16 points and six boards vs. Drake and followed with game-highs of 20 points, eight rebounds and six assists vs. Mississippi Valley State...D-I independent Newcomer of the Week three straight weeks (12/20, 1/3 and 1/10)...Independent all-academic team...Honorable mention all-independent.
    2004-05 Season (Redshirt): Sat out the entire season as a redshirt in the Bison program.
    High School: Played at Morris Area High School under coach Mark Torgerson...Graduated in 2004...Minnesota "Mr. Basketball" award candidate...Three-time conference MVP and two-time pick to the all-state team...KSAX-TV Athlete of the Year...Three-time pick to the West Central Tribune’s all-area team...Finished second in career scoring at Morris with 1,750 points...Scored a school-record 43 points in games as a junior and senior, and had a 36-point game as a sophomore...Set a school record with 647 points in one season and also left Morris as the career leader in free throws made...Recorded one triple-double...Also competed in football for three years and was a four-time letterman in track and field...Two-time team MVP on the gridiron and earned conference MVP honors once...Three-time state medalist in track, placing in the 300-meter hurdles, the 400-meter relay, and the 800-meter relay...Academic all-state.
    Personal: Majoring in industrial engineering and management with a minor in business administration...Held a summer internship with an industrial engineer and plant manager for a local parts factory...In his fourth year on the NDSU Student-Athlete Advisory Committee...Serves as Vice President...Also in his second year as one of two NDSU representatives on the Summit League SAAC...Born Jan. 30, 1986...Son of Larry and Darcy Winkelman of Morris, Minn...Family includes an older sister, Katie, who played basketball for Minnesota-Duluth...Has an uncle, Terry Rheingans, who played semi-pro football...First cousin, once removed, Brad Rheingans, was a Hall of Fame wrestler at NDSU from 1971-75 and wrestled for the U.S. Olympic Team...Had a first cousin, Kali Rheingans, attend NDSU and work as an intern for the Bison athletic program...Played with teammate Ben Woodside on an Athletes In Action team last July at the Jones Cup in Taiwan...The U.S. team went 7-2 with opening game and championship game overtime losses to Jordan...Scored a 31 points in a seven-point win over Qatar in the semifinals...Averaged 15.1 points, 6.7 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 28.7 minutes in nine games."

    William Jones Cup From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    "...(also known as the Jones Cup) is an international basketball tournament held annually at Taipei, Taiwan. It was named after basketball promoter and one of the founders of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA), Renato William Jones.
    The tournament started on 1977, and ever since the Jones Cup tournament was held annually. There are two version of William Jones Cup, the tournament for men's basketball and for women's basketball both dominated by American teams since 1977.
    In 2003, due to the SARS epidemic crisis in Asia, the tournament was cancelled but resumed the competition in 2004.
    The tournament invited teams, clubs, collegiate and national teams, from around the world but mainly from the Asian region..."

    Brett Winkelman Shares about a Mission Trip to Taiwan in the Summer of 2008

    " Brett (former Morris "Tiger" and current Men's Basketball "starter" for the NDSU Bisons) shares about the "need" of "humility" as a Sports star/celebrity during his summer mission trip to Taiwan in 2008 at his "home" church (Morris Community Church)."

    -NCCA Tournament

  • Woodside scores 37 points, but NDSU falls to Kansas in opening round of NCAA tournament Forum Staff , The Forum Published Friday, March 20, 2009 (Morris Sun Tribune)

  • NDSU fans impress Bison, Jayhawks players Mike McFeely, The Forum Published Friday, March 20, 2009 (Morris Sun Tribune)
    "...It was probably the largest gathering of Bison basketball fans in the program’s history. The NDSU media guide says estimated crowds of more than 8,000 have packed the Bison Sports Arena at least seven times. Seating has since been reconfigured to hold about 6,000. NDSU averaged 3,596 fans in 13 home games this season, with a high of 5,790 against South Dakota State in the home finale. ...
    Fans were loudest when NDSU went on scoring binges. They came to their feet when Brett Winkelman hit a 3-pointer late in the first half to pull the Bison within four points at 38-34. They stood and roared again throughout the second half when Woodside drove to the basket to score or hit an outside jumper..."

    Ticket Information For NCAA First & Second Rounds in Minneapolis , Courtesy: NDSU Athletic Media Relations Release: 03/15/2009
    " North Dakota State will be the No. 14 seed in the Midwest Region and will face defending national champion Kansas in the first round of the NCAA men's basketball tournament Friday at the Metrodome.
    Tickets for the first and second round games may be purchased immediately online at Phone orders will begin at 9 a.m. CDT on Monday by calling 1-800-846-7437.
    A limited number of NDSU student tickets will be available for purchase with a valid student ID at the Bison Sports Arena ticket office Monday beginning at 8 a.m. Limit one ticket per ID while supplies last.
    Cost for student tickets is $78 and is payable by Visa or MasterCard. Tickets will be valid for both games in NDSU's session. Game times have not been determined. "

    A class act: Bison's Winkelman gifted academically, athletically Kevin Schnepf, The Forum Published Wednesday, March 18, 2009
    "A few days before the Bison earned their first berth into the NCAA tournament last week in Sioux Falls, S.D., Winkelman was named Division I’s academic All-American of the year by ESPN The Magazine.
    “He has always loved numbers and math,” Darcy Winkelman said. “The knowledge part of school has always come easy to him. He just applies what he learns so well.”
    Even his success on the basketball court has seemed to come easy, according to Bison head coach Saul Phillips. Coaches often confused that ease with a lack of effort early in Winkelman’s college career...
    **Like mom and dad

    Without hesitation, Winkelman confirms that he got his competitive edge from his mom and his academic skills from his dad.
    Darcy Winkelman is a Hall-of-Fame athletic inductee at the University of Minnesota-Morris, where she played on a basketball team that reached the NCAA Division III national tournament.
    Her uncle Terry Rheingans played semi-pro football. Her dad’s cousin’s son, Brad Rheingans, was a Hall-of-Fame wrestler at NDSU who later wrestled for the U.S. Olympic team.
    Darcy coached a Morris High School girls basketball team – that included her 6-foot-1 daughter Katie – to a state tournament. During a practice early in her coaching career, she went into labor with Brett.
    "My mom has this great smile and very soft and loving personality,” Winkelman said. “But she is the most competitive person that I have ever met. If you want to go toe-to-toe with her, she will definitely compete with you.”
    Larry Winkelman's competitive experience ended with high school sports. He’s now a computer specialist for the United States Department of Agricultural research department in Morris.
    “He definitely was the academic guy in college," Winkelman said of his father. “He’ll tell you that I got my hand-eye coordination from him. I don’t know why, but he just thinks that."..
    Six years ago, Winkelman was a player NDSU almost didn’t have. He was the last of the four fifth-year seniors to commit to NDSU.
    Winkelman, who got a recruiting call from then Utah coach Rick Majerus, finished his basketball career at Morris as the school’s second all-time leading scorer with 1,750 points. Little did he know the last high school points he would score would be at the same basket in Williams Arena as the first points he would officially score for NDSU.
    During Winkelman’s high school senior year, Morris lost an opening-round, state tournament game in Williams Arena to Braham – a team that included current Bison teammate Josh Vaughan.
    Two years later, he scored his first collegiate points in Williams Arena when the Bison lost to the Minnesota Gophers 70-57...."

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  • Winkelman and Bison headed to NCAA Tourney Morris Sun Tribune Published Wednesday, March 11, 2009
    "SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – They have overcome deficits before, but never in a game of this magnitude.
    North Dakota State’s men’s basketball players, known for never wavering when behind, pulled off their biggest comeback in school history with a 64-62 win over Oakland University Tuesday night to win the Summit League Tournament championship and a berth to the NCAA Tournament.
    Ben Woodside, one of four seniors who have been dreaming of this happening since NDSU was admitted to the league three years ago, hit a game-winning jump shot with four seconds remaining to fulfill a dream come true in the Sioux Falls Arena. ...
    Here is how the Bison got it done.
    A goaltending call on a Brett Winkelman layup made it 60-52. Michael Tveidt, a junior who led the Bison with 21 points, drained a net-flipping 3-pointer to make it 60-55. Woodside’s jumper from the key kept the Oakland lead at five points, 62-57.
    Winkelman’s 3-point play – in which he double-pumped 6-foot-11 Keith Benson into a foul – made it 62-59. Woodside’s floating drive made it 62-61 and the crowd of 3,804 fans – mostly cheering for NDSU – were on their feet...."

    Dancin' in the Dakotas Two North Dakota State seniors are having an unforgettable last year. By Steve Hallstrom -- March 16, 2009
    "It's been said that if you really want to learn what someone's about, just add pressure.
    Ben Woodside - #10
    College: North Dakota State University
    Year: Senior
    Height/Weight: 5-11/185
    Position: Guard
    Hometown: Albert Lea, Minn.

    Trivia: Woodside, the Summit League Player of the Year, scores 22.8 points per game, including 60 against Stephen F. Austin on Dec. 12.
    Basketball fans in North Dakota are enjoying the results of that experiment, especially when it comes to North Dakota State’s Ben Woodside and Brett Winkelman. In a season that’s been loaded with team and individual expectations (NDSU is headed to its first-ever NCAA Tournament) these Bison seniors have ascended to the top two spots on the school’s all-time career scoring list.
    But you don't have to wait for the start of the game to see that there is something very different about them. Both have a relationship with God that impacts their lives, their games and even their pre-game rituals.
    "Before each game, I pray for both teams so that there are no injuries," said Woodside, the Summit League Player of the Year. "Then during the games I pray during breaks and dead balls, mostly at the free throw line, that He would help me play for the glory of the Lord."
    Even pre-game introductions have become a place for praise. When they shake hands during the starting line-up announcements, Winkelman and Woodside look up in unison and point both index fingers to the sky.
    "It's never been hard for me to do," said Winkelman, a 6-6 forward who is averaging 18.7 points per game. "I'm not scared to let people know who I am, so I don't mind being in the public eye and letting them see I'm not just a basketball player."
    Make no mistake, he is not just a basketball player. In February he was named the men’s NCAA Division I Academic All-American of the Year, as he currently holds a 3.88 GPA in industrial engineering and management. Pretty heady stuff, if you will, for a young man in Fargo, N.D., to have any kind of basketball bragging rights over the Dukes and Michigan States of the world.
    "I've been blessed in so many ways,” he said, “that it's very satisfying to see your school achievements recognized along with the basketball accomplishments."

    What Winkelman and Woodside accomplished last summer holds a place in their hearts that no athletic feat can rival. Playing for an Athletes in Action team in Taiwan, the two had a chance to play high-level basketball against several national teams while sharing their faith on a daily basis.
    "We went to orphanages, talked to fans after the games and visited churches,” said Winkelman, a native of Morris, Minn. “We handed out basketball cards with our testimonies on the back and had translators to help us."
    The greatest thrill came on the final day of the trip.
    "We were just sitting there eating our lunch, and there were two girls sitting next to us," said Woodside, a native of Albert Lea, Minn. "We were talking about the tournament we were playing in through our translator, and all of a sudden they just said, 'We want to have what you have. Will you pray with us?' And right then and there we prayed with them and led them to the Lord. It was amazing."
    Amazing could also describe the duo’s entire senior season. In January, Winkelman came down with the stomach flu right before North Dakota State’s game against Oakland (Mich.) University. The two teams were expected to challenge for the Summit League title, so even though it was only January, it was a potential early-season cap-feather for both schools.
    Brett Winkelman - #22
    College: North Dakota State University
    Year: Senior
    Height/Weight: 6-6/220
    Position: Forward
    Hometown: Morris, Minn.

    Trivia: In February, Winkelman was named the men’s NCAA Division I Academic All-American of the Year. He's also No. 2 on NDSU's all-time career scoring list.
    Forget about playing, Winkelman couldn't even eat.
    "I think I ate a half-piece of toast and had a few swigs of Gatorade, but I couldn't keep anything down,” he said. “I thought there was no way I could help the team, but I prayed for strength that afternoon and could sense God telling me that somehow I'd be OK.
    “That night was unreal. Between plays I was so weak that I could hardly stand up, but when they put the ball in play, I felt like I had all the strength in the world."
    Thirty-three points, six rebounds, three steals and one blocked shot later, Winkelman’s night was done.
    Weak legs? He made 6-of-8 attempts from 3-point range.
    The Bison lost 77-76, but not before Winkelman had logged 32 of the gutsiest minutes head coach Saul Phillips had ever seen.
    "Winkelman was unbelievable for us tonight,” Phillips said after the game. “It was even more amazing when you consider that he was literally on his back all day long with a stomach virus. He played with a piece of toast in him. That was his pregame meal. I told him to get the same virus before every game. And it didn't affect him or his game at all. He was brilliant."
    And across the postgame radio airwaves, fans heard Winkelman tell the real story: "Once it came game time, I didn't really have much strength,” he said, “but I recited my favorite Bible verse, through Christ who strengthens me, and I really looked to Him to give me strength tonight."
    Woodside has put on the cape several times himself.
    The senior sharpshooter stands just 5-foot-11, but he has become a giant in NDSU program lore. The only player in school history to eclipse 2,000 points, Woodside put up 60 points in a game against NCAA Tournament-bound Stephen F. Austin at a tournament in Des Moines. The game went into three overtimes, and Woodside wasn't sure he was good for more than two.
    "In the second overtime, I felt really tired, like I didn't have anything left,” he said. “I just kept praying 'Lord, give me a little more strength.' I was still tired, but it seemed I got an extra little kick to finish it out."
    Finish it out, he did. Although NDSU lost 112-111, Woodside played 51 of the 55 minutes. His 60 points were a school and Summit League record.
    And he only got better as the night wore on, scoring 49 of his 60 points in the final 8:51 of the second half and the three overtimes. He made 30 of 35 free throw attempts, tying the Division-I record set by LSU legend Pete Maravich in 1969.
    None of that, however, compares to his crowning moment, the one that sent NDSU to the NCAA tournament last week in Sioux Falls, S.D. *****
    As expected, North Dakota State – the Summit League regular-season champions – had to get past Oakland in the conference tournament finals in order to reach the NCAA Tournament. An even game throughout, Oakland center Keith Benson dunked home the tying basket with 11 seconds to play.
    With the score knotted at 64, Woodside took the inbounds pass, charged up the floor and hit a 17-foot leaner with 3.3 seconds left to give the Bison a two-point lead. Oakland’s Johnathan Jones raced back down the court in time to heave up a long, potential game-winning 3-pointer, but it bounced off the back iron and sent the North Dakota State players – and their fans – into a frenzy.
    North Dakota State had just pulled off what not too long ago seemed unthinkable – making the NCAA Tournament in its first season of eligibility. The school has just completed a five-year transition from Division II, and Woodside and Winkelman were there from the beginning. Four of the team’s five starters are fifth-year seniors who chose to redshirt their freshman year in hopes that maybe, just maybe, they could make it to the “Big Dance” by the time they were seniors.
    They had only one chance, but they certainly took advantage of it. And the entire country has gone along for the ride.
    The Summit League final was televised live on ESPN2, the school's first nationally televised men's basketball game. The highlights and postgame reaction became the second story on ESPN's SportsCenter that night, and Woodside has already made several appearances on regional and national television and radio.
    "It feels like we've been in the spotlight for a reason," said Woodside, who finds his name on an occasional NBA draft projection. "God has given me my ability, and basketball is just another way of praising Him. Hopefully, people see that."
    Winkelman added: "It does seem like so many things have fallen into place for us this year. I don't know if you could write a better script. I'm guessing God wrote this script for us so that we can somehow bring glory to His name."
    Steve Hallstrom is the Sports Director at WDAY TV (ABC) in Fargo, N.D.
    Photos courtesy of NDSU Media Relations."

    Former MAHS star ending college hoops career Morris Sun Tribune Published Wednesday, February 18, 2009
    "Morris' Brett Winkelman and his North Dakota State University teammates Ben Woodside, Mike Nelson and Lucas Moormann couldn’t have asked for a better ending to their four years of playing college basketball in the Bison Sports Arena.
    Playing in front of an announced crowd of 5,790, the four four-year starters rolled to a 96-74 win Tuesday night over rival South Dakota State. The win not only moved NDSU one step closer to a Summit League regular-season championship, it ended their Bison Sports Arena career with a 48-5 home record.
    Winkelman, the 6-6 former Morris Area forward, officially became NDSU’s No. 2 all-time scorer with his 10 points. The seniors combined for 69 of the 96 points, 10 of the 15 assists and 11 of the 12 3-pointers.
    “It was a packed house and we played extremely well. It was a great game to go out on,” said Woodside, the 5-foot-11 guard from Albert Lea, Minn., who led the Bison with 32 points.
    “This is definitely what I envisioned,” said Moormann, the 6-11 center from Dickinson, N.D., who had nine points and four rebounds. “It’s phenomenal. It was one of the best games we have been a part of.”
    Nelson, a 6-4 guard from Madison, Wis., drained four 3-pointers to score 18 points.
    The seniors posted their second 20-win season, improving to 20-6 overall. They also improved to 14-2 in the Summit League, reducing their magic number to two to clinch a regular-season championship. Any combination of a Bison win and an Oral Roberts loss will give the Bison their first conference title since 1995.
    SDSU head coach Scott Nagy had praise for NDSU’s seniors.
    “They’re good. It’s unusual to have a group of kids go through four years together like they did. They did it the right way.”

    Brett Winkelmans basket

    "This basket made Brett the 2nd all time leading scorer in bison history behind teammate Ben Woodside who reached #1 this year against NAU. Along with those 2 they have another teammate Mike Nelson that made the top 10 in scoring, these 3 played all 4 years together. Congrats you 3! "
    Gophers Wins Season Opener Sat, Nov 19th 2005 (Kare 11)
    "Vincent Grier's impersonation of Vince Carter provided plenty of flash, but it was Minnesota's defense that made the difference in their season opener against North Dakota State.
    Grier had 21 points, seven rebounds, four steals and one monster dunk to lead the Golden Gophers to a 70-57 victory over North Dakota State on Friday night.
    Moe Hargrow added 14 points and seven assists for the Golden Gophers (1-0), who had 14 steals and scored 24 points off turnovers.
    "They did a good job of changing defenses and really got us off balance," Bison coach Tim Miles said.
    Mike Nelson led the Bison with 15 points and Brett Winkelman had 12 rebounds.
    With seven players on their roster from Minnesota, the Bison (0-1) played inspired basketball in the early going.

    NDSU Basketball 2007-2008

    "A look back at NDSU's first season in the Summit League and 2007-2008 season."
    Bison forward Winkelman grows into bigger role Mike McFeely, The Forum, Morris Sun Tribune Published Monday, December 17, 2007
    "North Dakota State coach Saul Phillips did his best Brad Childress impression late last week, keeping hush-hush a badly sprained ankle that forward Brett Winkelman suffered in practice Thursday.
    �We kept it top secret,� Phillips joked. �We didn�t want Miles finding out.� Colorado State head coach Tim Miles greets NDSU's Ben Woodside after losing to the Bison on Saturday. David Samson / The Forum Colorado State head coach Tim Miles greets NDSU's Ben Woodside after losing to the Bison on Saturday. David Samson / The Forum
    That would be Tim Miles, the popular former Bison coach who returned to Fargo Saturday as the first-year coach of Colorado State. And after watching NDSU beat the Rams 83-69 at the Bison Sports Arena, we can say this with confidence: Miles has bigger things to worry about than the health of Winkelman�s ankles.
    Colorado State has three players who belong on a high-major roster and a bunch of guys who, if Miles recruits properly, will be playing elsewhere in the coming years.
    Besides, it didn�t look like Winkelman�s bum ankle was all that bum.
    He launched off the floor well enough in the first half to hammer down a fast-break lob pass from Ben Woodside, a play that had CableOne customers in Fargo-Moorhead leaping off their couches to � er, scratch that last part.
    It was the highlight play of the day for Winkelman in a game during which his play was almost good enough to trump the We Love Tim Reunion Tour. Winkelman scored 26 points and muscled down 11 rebounds, his third double-double of the season. He�s averaging 22.6 points, a smidgen behind Woodside�s team-leading average of 23, and a team-high 8.4 rebounds.
    �We play together very well. When we move the ball, we can score very efficiently,� Winkelman said. �That is what�s happening with me. I can read my teammates very well and kind of hit the gaps and I�m strong enough to finish inside when they get it to me.�
    Winkelman is noticeably bigger as a fourth-year junior than as the scrawny freshman who came to NDSU as a football/basketball/track star from Morris, Minn. He says he�s packed 30 pounds onto his 6-foot-6 body and now weighs 220 pounds. Obviously, that is a big factor in Winkelman�s ability to muscle up shots in traffic and snatch rebounds away in the hand-to-hand combat that occurs under the basket.
    Phillips said there is more to Winkelman�s big numbers than strictly added beef. Winkelman was part of Miles� A-1 recruiting class that included Woodside, Mike Nelson, Luke Moormann and Tom Lunde. After that crew redshirted for a year, spending all their time practicing, Phillips said Bison coaches had the most questions about Winkelman.
    �Sometimes the light has to click,� Phillips said. �Sometimes the light is on the whole time, like a Woodside, who came in ready to go right away. Brett Winkelman was not ready to go from the beginning. But he has really set his jaw. He is a different kid now. He has a resolve that maybe wasn�t there before. Maybe he kind of got the fact that he has two more years to play college basketball.�
    The flipping of the switch couldn�t have come at a better time for NDSU. The Bison are a different team without graduated power forward Andre Smith, a tough hombre who was the team�s leading scorer and rebounder last season. Winkelman might not fill the ornery void, but he�s picked up some of the points and rebounds that left with Smith.
    Winkelman was an outstanding wide receiver for Morris Area High School, good enough that he was encouraged to walk on at the University of Minnesota. You might not have heard, but the Bison football team beat the Gophers 27-21 at the Metrodome in October.
    �I asked Winks after that game, �Now aren�t you glad you didn�t decide to play football at Minnesota?� � Phillips said. �He�s an engineering student and so he seriously considered that. We�re glad he came here to play basketball and study engineering. He�s a special kid. He�s going to do wonderful things in life that have nothing to do with basketball. He�s going to play here and then go be the CEO of some engineering firm.�
    After watching what transpired against Colorado State, the Bison should enjoy the time they have left with Winkelman, sprained ankle and all.
    Forum sports columnist Mike McFeely can be heard on the Saturday Morning Sports Show, 10 a.m. to noon on WDAY-AM (970). He can be reached at (701) 241-5580 or McFeely�s blog can be found


  • Former Tiger Winkelman signs to play in Italy Morris Sun Tribune Published Thursday, July 09, 2009 By Heath Hotzler Forum Communications

  • "Former Bison forward Brett Winkelman this week signed a one-year contract with a team in Italy’s second division. Winkelman declined to disclose financial terms of the deal with Pavia of the Italian LegaDue, but said it was on the high end or beyond the average $40,000 to $70,000 scale for rookies.
    “It’s one of the top second divisions in Europe,” said Winkelman, whose Bison teammate Ben Woodside will play in the NBA Summer League in July in hopes of hooking on with a team. “… This one jumped out at me as the best offer. It was almost a no-brainer. Everything fit as far as what my criteria were.”
    Winkelman, from Morris, said his agent received a few offers last month. Things started to heat up again last week when teams from Italy, Belgium, Poland and Turkey called with offers, Winkelman said.
    The community, money and opportunity for playing time made the Pavia offer stand out. Pavia is located about 25 miles south of fashion capital Milan.
    "To be in a good league and be in a league I could go and play right away (was a key),” said Winkelman, who averaged 18.6 points per game last season. “… It looked like it would be a lot of fun. But I might have to look into (language-learning software) Rosetta Stone. I don’t know any Italian.”
    A 6-foot-6, 220-pound forward, Winkelman was a major contributor for the Bison’s first-ever run to the NCAA tournament.
    NDSU finished 26-7 en route to The Summit League regular season and tournament titles.
    The Bison were defeated by defending champion Kansas 84-74 in the first round of the national tourney.
    Former Bison guard Mike Nelson could add to the Fab Four’s professional resume.
    Nelson, who averaged 11.6 points a game last year, said Monday that he will likely sign in the next few weeks with a team in Spain or France. Nelson said his agent has placed 100 percent of his clients with a professional team.
    “It’s a waiting game,” said Nelson, from Madison, Wis. “I’m just staying in good shape, and I’ll be ready to go hopefully at the end of August. I’m just eager to know what my future plans are going to be.”"




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  • "Of all the strange statistical blips that come across the national radar, few can be more odd than this: On Saturday, a high school basketball player in Minnesota scored an astounding 71 points in a game … and his team still lost.
    As reported by the Duluth News Tribune and a handful of other Minnesota sources, Lakeview (Minn.) Christian Academy junior standout Anders Broman scored 71 points in his team's 114-110 loss to Melrose (Minn.) High, a total that marked the second-highest single-game total by an individual player in state history. Equally incredibly, Broman's 71-point outburst was still 19 points shy of the state single-game record held by former Minneapolis (Minn.) Minnesota Transitions star Cash Eggleston, who racked up 90 points in a 2005 victory.
    "It was a bittersweet game," Broman told the News Tribune of the loss. "I made a couple threes to start the half, so I started feeling it. It felt like everything I shot would go in. I love when those days happen."
    How good was Broman? He shot an incredible 67 percent in the game and scored 47 of his points during his team's furious second-half comeback from a 16-point halftime deficit. He hit six of his eight 3-pointers in that stretch as well.

    That enormous scoring outburst came after one overtime period, but no more, a stunning statistic in itself. It's not often that a team reaches 100 points after multiple overtimes, let alone both squads scoring 100 after just one extra period.
    All that comes before one considers the other significant marks hit by players in the game. Broman's younger brother, freshman point guard Bjorn Broman, had 14 assists, most of them to his brother. The Minneapolis Star Tribune also reported that Melrose's leading scorer, Scottie Stone, set a school record with 39 points in his team's win as well.
    That Broman would provide the strongest offensive push comes as no huge surprise. The junior phenom became the youngest player in Minnesota history to reach 3,000 career points earlier in the 2011-12 season, and the 6-foot-1 guard is reportedly being recruited by the likes of Virginia Tech, Northwestern and San Diego State, among other schools.
    After news of his 71-point explosion gets more traction, it seems likely even more coaches may be giving Broman a ring, too."


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  • "..HOUSTON (AP) — Kevin Love set a Minnesota record with his 38th consecutive double-double, scoring 20 points and grabbing 14 rebounds in the Timberwolves’ 112-108 win over the Houston Rockets on Tuesday night.
    Love passed Kevin Garnett (2006) for the team’s double-double record. Love’s streak is now the longest since Moses Malone had 44 in a row during the 1982-83 season with Philadelphia. Utah’s John Stockton also had a 37-game streak of double-doubles in 1989.
    Wayne Ellington added 18 points for the Timberwolves, who snapped a 13-game losing streak to the Rockets dating to January 2007. Minnesota played without starters F Michael Beasley (sprained left ankle) and C Darko Milicic (strained left hip flexor)...

    2007 Team Roster, from
    KG 10 Years "Our MVP" by DeROK

    "This was made a few years ago by a huge timberwolves fan. He has made quite a few videos over the years featuring the Wolves and to see more please visit"
    Minnesota Timberwolves: "Can You Feel It?"

    "A pulse-pounding Timberwolves movie that was played on the scoreboard during the team's Western Conference Finals run in 2004. (less)"
    Minnesota Timberwolves Team Set 2007-08 UD 1st Edition, from
    José Juan Barea From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    "José Juan "J.J." Barea Mora[1] (born June 26, 1984) is a Puerto Rican professional basketball player for the Minnesota Timberwolves. He also played for the 2011 NBA champion Dallas Mavericks from 2006 to 2011.[2] Barea has played in the NBA, NBA Development League, NCAA and the BSN with Indios de Mayagüez and the Cangrejeros de Santurce. After playing college basketball at Northeastern University, he participated in the 2006 NBA Draft but was undrafted, and he was subsequently signed by the Dallas Mavericks following his participation in the NBA Vegas Summer league, becoming the seventh Puerto Rican to play in the NBA. He was a member of the Puerto Rican team that won the gold medal in the 2006 and 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games. Barea was the starting point guard of the Puerto Rican national team's squad that won the gold medal in the 2011 Pan American Games and the silver medal in the 2007 Pan American Games."


    Minnesota Lynx 2011 Highlights

  • Lynx Beat Dream 73-67 For WNBA Title Sweep October 7, 2011 9:36 PM

  • "ATLANTA (AP) – Seimone Augustus and the Minnesota Lynx completed a near-perfect postseason by beating the Atlanta Dream 73-67 on Friday night to complete a three-game sweep of the WNBA championship series.
    Augustus had 16 points and Maya Moore, returning to her Atlanta home, had 15 to lead a balanced scoring attack as the Lynx won their first WNBA title.
    Minnesota closed the postseason with six straight wins, including sweeps of Phoenix in the Western Conference finals and Atlanta in the championship series.
    Most Minnesota players celebrated in a pile of hugs on the court. Taj McWilliams-Franklin, the 41-year-old starting center, headed to the bench to engulf coach Cheryl Reeve in a hug.
    (© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) "



  • A.C. Green's "Final Solution", christian film production started by NBA star (assist-ministries article)
  • Basketball, by Christianity Today
  • "Why Everyone Looks Up to David Robinson", by Christianity Today

  • David Robinson - The Admiral

    "David Maurice Robinson (born August 6, 1965(1965-08-06)) is a retired American NBA basketball player, who is often considered one of the greatest centers to ever play the game. A born-again Christian, Robinson is also an amateur musician who enjoys playing various instruments at home. Based on his prior service as an officer in the United States Navy, Robinson earned the nickname "The Admiral". Robinson is now on staff at the Oak Hills Church in San Antonio. He along with Tim Duncan were known by the nickname "The Twin Towers"."


  • Basketball 'bible' auction sets sports memorabilia record By Richard Roth and Whitney Hurst , CNN December 11, 2010 2:07 a.m. EST

  • "New York (CNN) -- The first 13 rules of basketball sold Friday for more than $4 million, setting a record for the highest sales price for sports memorabilia, according to Sotheby's, which conducted the auction.
    The auction house had estimated that Dr. James Naismith's two-page "Founding Rules of Basketball" would bring less than half the $4,338,500 that David and Suzanne Booth bid for the 119-year-old document.
    "This is the birth certificate. It started here," said Selby Kiffer, Sotheby's vice president for manuscripts and books department.
    Naismith, a Canadian physical education instructor working at a New England YMCA, created the game of "Basket Ball" so students could play a sport indoors in winter. Naismith had no idea his invention would catch on so rapidly after the YMCA movement introduced it on an international level.
    But the game has changed considerably since Naismith's days.
    Naismith wanted the game to have no physical contact between players and to encourage sportsmanship. How far it's come: After a recent pickup game, President Barack Obama received 12 stitches on his lip, proving that the contemporary game of basketball is tougher than it was in 1891.
    The first game was played with nine players on each team and a soccer ball they lobbed into peach baskets secured about 10 feet off the floor on either end of a gymnasium. Players could only pass the ball, no dribbling. A foul was called for carrying the ball, holding it against the body or hitting it with a fist or for any physical contact with an opposing player. And contact with an opposing player with "evident intent to injure the person" resulted in the offending player being "disqualified" for the rest of the game, with no substitution.
    The Booths hope to bring Naismith's rules to the University of Kansas, inspired, they said, by lifelong Jayhawk basketball fan Josh Swade and his campaign to return the rules the university, where Naismith spent the last 41 years of his life and is buried.
    David Booth, a billionaire who is chairman and co-CEO of a Texas mutual fund company, said the purchase is a "challenge to the University of Kansas."
    "As soon as they create a venue to house it and persuade us that they will maintain it, we will give them the papers," said Booth, who has an undergraduate degree from the school. "In the meantime, we will keep them in a vault."
    Booth, who said college basketball is his favorite sport, said the $4 million-plus he is spending for the rules is "absolutely worth it."
    "It is an incredibly important document," he said. "I am donating it because it is the right thing to do."
    Naismith "invented the game, and so these papers should be there," he said. "I hope there is enough support at KU that they really want it."
    Naismith came to Kansas in 1898 after earning a medical degree in Colorado. He coached the first Kansas basketball teams and later became the school's athletic director. He coached the legendary Forrest "Phog" Allen, who succeeded Naismith as Kansas coach in 1920, remaining at the helm through 36 years and three national championships. At Kansas, Allen, in turn, coached other legendary basketballers: Dean Smith, head coach at the University of North Carolina for 36 years, and Adolph Rupp, head coach at the University of Kentucky for 42 years.
    Ironically, Naismith is the only Kansas basketball coach to compile a losing record.
    After Naismith's death in 1939, the family held onto the 13 rules of the game in a safe deposit box at various locations. In that time, basketball has become one of the biggest businesses in sports. Players earn millions of dollars in salaries.
    "The greed factor is getting quite strong. People are making an awful lot of money in the game and have a tendency to lose, in our opinion, the values," said Ian Naismith, the founder's youngest grandson.
    The family has always been involved in the game of basketball, but after many offers, it is "time to move forward," said Naismith, now living outside Chicago.
    CNN invited Sotheby's to bring the rules Thursday to New York's Madison Square Garden, where the New York Knicks were preparing to take on the Charlotte Bobcats.
    "They're cool," exclaimed Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni.
    "It's a game that's been awfully good to me and a lot of other people. So the rules are special," said former Knicks coach Larry Brown, now with the Bobcats.
    The proceeds from the auction will go to the James Naismith International Basketball Foundation. The humanitarian foundation promotes Naismith's legacy of encouraging good sportsmanship, positive role models, higher education and services for underprivileged children."


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    1990 Skybox David Robinson #260, from wills worlds of ($0.50, $ ?


    Coaching with Dad

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  • Georgetown Hoyas
  • Georgetown University Hoyas Basketball Archives

    "Some friends and I visiting the sports archive area of the Georgetown Hoyas in 1996.. "
    *this was during a Hmong Youth Conference I attended with some peers from my college

    Georgetown Hoyas men's basketball From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    "Famous alumni
    [edit] Hoyas in the Pros
    The Hoyas have an excellent history of preparing players for the NBA. Two Hoyas were the NBA first overall draft picks: Patrick Ewing in 1985 and Allen Iverson in 1996. Other Hoyas to make the NBA include Ruben Boumtje-Boumtje, Sleepy Floyd, Jeff Green, Othella Harrington, Roy Hibbert, Jaren Jackson, Alonzo Mourning, Dikembe Mutombo, Don Reid, Charles Smith, Michael Sweetney, Jahidi White, Jerome Williams, Reggie Williams, and David Wingate.[10] Victor Page, who led the Big East in scoring during the 1996–97 season, played in the CBA and NBDL. Page was one of the greatest players in Sioux Falls Skyforce history."

    Bobby Knight on Athletes in Action

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  • Video: Suns stuntman dives through the rim, lives By Kelly Dwyer Thu Jan 27 02:30pm EST

  • " Now this is something you don't see every day: A man not only dunking the ball, but dunking himself! The videos below are absolutely insane.
    During a Phoenix Suns halftime show, this guy gets massive air, but then it goes from cool-looking to scary. Luckily, ABC reports that the man staved off any injuries. Watch and marvel at how this is even possible (Video courtesy of ABC).... "


    Outlet Dunk Winner Ernest Johnson

    "Christ's Church Student Ministry held a March Madness dunk contest on 3/19. This is the contest winner Ernest Johnson's first two dunk attempts in the first round."



    Basketball Witnessing - Today's Christian Videos

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    "Coach Norman Dale(Gene Hackman): Pre-Game Motivational Speech at Indiana Regional Finals Game in the movie Hoosiers. SEE ALSO: The 1954 Milan Indians - The Real "Hoosiers" ("


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    Getting Focused

    " Anthony Parker explains what "Getting Focused" means to him. As a Christian athlete, what does it mean to you? "
    Great Dunks!

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    -3 Pointers
    NBA All-Star Allan Houston Hits Ten (10) 3 Point Shots

    "NBA All-Star Allan Houston hits Ten (10) Consecutive 3-Point Shots; thanks family, friends, fans and prayer partners for their support via Open Letter; and gives an unprecedented inside look at his preparation regimen, via internet video-sharing websites, as the 2008 New York Knicks Basketball Training Camp gets underway."
    NBA All-Star 2009 Devin Harris sets Guinness World Record: The Quickest with a Basketball

    "Eastern Conference All-Star Devin Harris sets a World Record as the quickest with a basketball."


    Dennis Rodman Emotional Hall of Fame Speech

    "9:44 -Wished I've been a better father"

  • Dennis Rodman

  • *I was touched by this video, so I had to personally email him:
    Hi Dennis,
    Great Hall of Fame Speech! I've heard about it on from people and I finally decided to watch it. I was very impressed and touched by your humble speech. I've watched you all these years and it was touching to hear what you shared about your past life, which we "viewers" don't ever see watching you because we just see what happens in the court (sometimes outside due to "nosy" media people). Well, I was touched that I had to share your video on my personal site..
    Feel free to email me any suggestions, feedback, etc..
    p.s. There is God (Heavenly Father) that loves you too!
    Dennis Rodman From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    "..(born May 13, 1961) is a retired American Hall of Fame professional basketball player of the National Basketball Association's (NBA) Detroit Pistons, San Antonio Spurs, Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers and Dallas Mavericks. Born in Trenton, New Jersey, he was nicknamed "Dennis the Menace" and "The Worm" and was known for his fierce defensive and rebounding abilities. Playing small forward in his early years before becoming a power forward, Rodman earned NBA All-Defensive First Team honors seven times and was voted NBA Defensive Player of the Year twice. He also led the NBA in rebounds per game for a record seven consecutive years and won five NBA championships (1989, 1990, 1996, 1997, 1998). His biography at states that he is "arguably the best rebounding forward in NBA history". On April 1, 2011, the Pistons retired Rodman's #10 jersey.[1] Later that same year, Rodman was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.[2]
    Rodman experienced an unhappy childhood and was shy and introverted in his early years. After aborting a suicide attempt in 1993, he reinvented himself as the prototypical "bad boy" and became notorious for numerous controversial antics. He dyed his hair in artificial colors, presented himself with many piercings and tattoos and regularly disrupted games by clashing with opposing players and officials. He famously wore a wedding dress to promote his autobiography. Rodman pursued a high-profile affair with singer Madonna and was briefly married to actress Carmen Electra.
    Apart from basketball, Rodman is a part-time professional wrestler. He was a member of the nWo and fought alongside Hulk Hogan at two Bash at the Beach events. He had his own TV show, The Rodman World Tour, and had lead roles in the action films Simon Sez and Double Team alongside Jean-Claude Van Damme. Both films were severely critically panned, with the latter earning Rodman a triple Razzie Award. He appeared in several reality TV series and was the winner of the $222,000 main prize of the 2004 edition of Celebrity Mole. Rodman also won the first ever Celebrity Championship Wrestling tournament...

    *see Man, Men, dad, father, "Heavenly Father", etc....




  • Jeremy Lin #7-Faith

  • "..Here are links pertaining to Jeremy Lin's faith:

    His favorite verse: Romans 5:3-5
    Yo man, who's your favorite Christian music artist you listen to?! pre-game music?! on Twitter
    God is My Audience, Says Jeremy Lin first Chinese-American Drafted by NBA at
    Jeremy Lin: Taking Harvard basketball to new levels at
    The Faith and Fate of Jeremy Lin (Part 1) at
    Jeremy Lin, Faith, and Ethnicity (Part 2) at

    Jeremy Lin Testimony

    "Jeremy Lin (currently on the New York Knicks) shares his testimony and experiences at River of Life Christian Church on June 10, 2011. He was an awesome speaker and a very kind person!! :D
    Just want to thank you guys for watching and spreading the word! I know many of you guys were wondering where his entire testimony could be viewed. Actually my friend who sat next to me had recorded the whole thing, and we have decided create a new channel to upload it for the public! Check out part 1 of Jeremy's Testimony here: Please spread the word! Thank you guys so much! =]"

    {2011-2012}-New York
    Jeremy Lin 25 points vs Nets full highlights (2012.02.04)

    Jeremy Lin Postgame: Knicks vs.Nets

    Jeremy Lin From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    "(Chinese: 林書豪; pinyin: Lín Shūháo; born August 23, 1988) is an American professional basketball player with the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). After receiving no athletic scholarship offers out of high school and being undrafted out of college, the Harvard University graduate reached a partially guaranteed contract deal with his hometown Golden State Warriors. Lin is the first American player in the NBA to be of Chinese or of Taiwanese descent...
    Lin grew up in Palo Alto, California.[36] His parents, Gie-Ming and Shirley, emigrated from Taiwan to the United States in the mid-1970s.[6][97] They are both 5 feet 6 inches tall.[98] His paternal family comes from Beidou, Changhua in Taiwan;[99] while his maternal grandmother is from Pinghu, Zhejiang in today's China.[100] He has an older brother, Josh, and a younger brother, Joseph.[97] Gie-Ming taught his sons to play basketball at the local YMCA.[5] Lin grew up in a devout Christian family and would one day like to be a pastor who can head up non-profit organizations, either home or abroad.[38][101] He has also talked of working in inner-city communities to help with underprivileged children.[89]
    In a video interview conducted by Elie Seckbach, he asked Jeremy how it felt to be representing so many people. Jeremy responded by stating, "It's humbling, a privilege, and a honor. I'm really proud of being Chinese, I'm really proud of my parents being from Taiwan. I just thank God for the opportunity." He was then asked if he was fluent in Chinese. Jeremy stated that he could understand it, but could use some help speaking it.[102] In an interview conducted with, Jeremy stated that he could only speak Mandarin, not Cantonese but can only read and write a little but had also taken classes while attending Harvard to try to improve. In a later interview attended by basketball players (under the age of 19) from Taiwan, he stated he would like to visit Taiwan again but also work on speaking Chinese.[103][104]
    Lin also has a YouTube account[105], and regularly makes videos with Nigahiga and KevJumba....

    Jeremy Lin post-game interview - Inspirational Videos

    Jeremy Lin post-game interview from sportsphanatik on GodTube.

  • My Take: Linsanity vs. Tebowmania, key similarities and differences, By Stephen Prothero, Special to CNN February 13th, 2012 04:35 PM ET

  • "Is the New York Knicks’ point guard Jeremy Lin the NBA’s answer to Tim Tebow? Let me count the ways.
    First, Lin was underestimated throughout his career. The knock has been that Tebow couldn’t throw. The knock on Lin had been that he wasn’t particularly athletic.
    Although he led Palo Alto High School to a state championship in basketball, major college programs did not want Lin. And after he blew away the competition at Harvard, the NBA didn’t seem particularly interested either. Undrafted, he warmed the bench at Golden State, then Houston and then New York before getting his big break this year with the Knicks.
    Second, like Tebow, Lin came out of nowhere to bring a dying team back from the dead. While Tebow turned around the Denver Broncos at quarterback, Lin has led the previously struggling Knicks at point guard to five straight victories, each with 20 points or more. And his field goal percentage during this winning streak tops 50%, not bad for a guy who supposedly can’t shoot.
    Third, Lin is also a born-again Christian whose fans love him as much for cultural and religious intangibles as for his ability in his sport.
    In a 2010 interview with Timothy Dalrymple of, Lin said he was raised in the church and became a Christian in high school. In college, he played "for the glory of God." After his career-high 38 point performance against Kobe Bryant and the Lakers, he said, "I just give all the praise to God."
    But Lin, who told Sports Illustrated in 2010 that he wants to be a pastor post-NBA, also has another intangible going for him—his Chinese-American heritage. Yes, the “Linsanity” is driven by his performance on the court, but it’s also driven by his Taiwanese descent, and the fact that he is one of a handful of Asian Americans to make it to the NBA.
    Lin also differs from Tebow in his approach to the faith, which is more subtle. On his Facebook page, Lin does quote Colossians 3:23: “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men." But the "Taiwanese Tebow" doesn’t "Tebow" after a game. His evangelism is decidedly low key.
    In this way, Lin is a reminder that, like Christians themselves, athletic evangelicals come in all shapes and sizes.
    Scholars of religion have been observing for years that the Christian tradition is rapidly moving south and east, finding its new home not so much in Europe or in the United States as in Asia and Africa and Latin America.
    Lin exemplifies this trend, even as he reminds us that American Christianity is changing its face, too. The Asian immigration boom that began with the opening up of immigration in 1965 did wonders for Buddhism and Hinduism, to be sure. But it brought far more Christians to American shores, many of them (like Lin) non-denominational evangelicals.
    Down the road, Lin will probably get some of the same grief that Tebow has gotten for his outspoken faith. And if he is as human as that faith says he is, his shots are going to clang off the rim some day, and with it some of the sheen on his celebrity. In other words, there is at least as much insanity in Jeremania as there was in the cult of Tim Tebow. To believe in either guy takes a little bit of faith.
    But for now, "Linsanity" is crazy wisdom, driving Web pilgrims to view the couch where Lin (who makes a paltry $762,000 a year) been supposedly sleeping in recent days and even resurrecting the stock of Madison Square Garden–Linflation?–which owns the surging Knicks.
    Lin headlines his Twitter account with "to know Him is to want to know Him more."
    At least for now, Knicks fans seem to be saying that to watch Lin play is to want to watch him more. A lifelong Celtics fan, I've never liked the Knicks. But I want to see Lin more, too. Until he comes to Boston.
    The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Stephen Prothero. Stephen Prothero - CNN Belief Blog contributor"

  • Video: Jeremy Lin adds to his legend By Eric Freeman | Ball Don't Lie – 3 hours ago

  • "New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin didn't have a particularly good game on Tuesday night against the Raptors in Toronto. Yes, he put up 27 points and 11 assists, but he also struggled with his decision-making to turn it over eight times. The Knicks' offense struggled for much of the night, and Lin was part of that.
    But that's insignificant to the story of the game. Down nine points with just 3:57 left in the fourth quarter, Lin helped engineer a 13-1 closing run to extend the Knicks' winning streak to six games. He also hit the game-winning shot: this cold-blooded three-pointer in Jose Calderon's face with just 0.5 seconds on the clock. As if that weren't enough, he also completed a game-tying three-point play with 1:05 left. In winning time, he took over.
    Lin's current media profile is at a level usually reserved for the game's biggest superstars, and maybe that's a little goofy given his talent level. But the kid can play, clearly, and the sheer unpredictability of this story is hard not to love. By all reasonable considerations, it's amazing that he's in the league at all, let alone starring for one of the NBA's marquee franchises.
    Plus, this isn't a fluke. Despite his earlier struggles, he was in control at a time when the Raptors were falling apart. If 27 and 11 is an off-night, then the kid belongs. (Video via EOB) "

  • At the Buzzer, It’s All Lin By HOWARD BECK Published: February 14, 2012

  • " TORONTO — The clock was running down — on the game, on the Knicks and on a mystical streak that was teetering on the edge of disappointment. The seconds kept disappearing until Jeremy Lin stopped his dribble, pulled up and launched another miracle...
    Jeremy Lin Game Winning Shot vs Toronto Raptors 14FEB2012

  • Jeremy Lin, the ‘Tebow’ of basketball, shakes up New York By Mark Ellis Senior Correspondent, ASSIST News Service Wednesday, February 15, 2012

  • "NEW YORK (ANS) -- This faith-filled son of Taiwanese immigrants was given little chance in the NBA. Only weeks ago, he was sleeping on other people’s couches as he struggled to make his start in New York. But after shutting down the Lakers’ Kobe Bryant and leading the New York Knicks to six straight victories, many of his doubters now believe.
    "This is a miracle from God, Lin says, about his improbable rise in basketball. “I don’t think anybody expected this to happen.”
    On February 14th, the undefeated point guard had the greatest moment of his career by hitting a three-pointer with one second left as the Knicks overcame a 17-point deficit to defeat the Toronto Raptors, 90-87.
    Much of Lin’s meteoric rise is about the Lord’s providence. “Anytime something like this happens, a lot of stuff has to be put into place, and a lot of it is out of my control,” Lin said before the Toronto game. “If you look back at my story, it doesn’t matter where you look, but God’s fingerprints are all over the place.”
    “There have been a lot of things that had to happen that I couldn’t control,” he continued. “You can try to call it coincidence, but at the end of the day, there are 20, 30 things when you combine them all that had to happen at the right time in order for me to be here. That’s why I call it a miracle.”
    Lin’s parents are no taller than five feet six inches, so his six feet, three inches and 200 pounds are a marvel within the family. He received no offers for an athletic scholarship out of Palo Alto High School, even though he led his team to a state championship.
    At Harvard, he was the first player in the history of the Ivy League to score 1,450 points. Something of a brainiac, Lin graduated with a degree in economics. No Harvard grad has played in the NBA since 1954, until now.
    After he graduated, Lin went unselected in the NBA draft, but was picked up on a two-year contract by his home team, the Golden State Warriors. With the Bay Area’s large Asian-American population, he attained a large following, even though he had little playing time and averaged only 2.6 points per game in his rookie season. Part of that season was spent on the Warrior’s D-league team.
    His D-league experience tested his walk with God. “When things weren’t going well my first year, I found a way to lose hope, lose trust in God,” he said, in a testimony recorded at River of Life Church in Santa Clara, California last June. “I tried to remind myself of my story and how I got there,” he said.
    A Scripture grabbed his heart at that crucial juncture in the D-leagues, 1st Corinthians 9: 24-25. “Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win. 25 Everyone who competes in the games exercises self-control in all things. They then do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable.”
    MORE ..

    Jeremy Lin's lessons for success CNN|Added on February 16, 2012

    "Jeremy Lin is a modern-day success story that can be used as a lesson for younger generations. CNN's Sandra Endo reports."
    Basketball phenom a Lin-spiration CNN|Added on February 15, 2012

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    AIA Basketball: Going to the World

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  • *Brett W. with a team going to Taiwan (Summer 08'-see blog)
    Men's Basketball Sophomore Jamel McLean To Play In Taiwan In July - McLean Will Be Part Of An Athletes In Action Tour June 12, 2008 (
    "...will be traveling to Taiwan in July on a men's basketball tour with the sports ministry Athletes in Action. The experience begins with a July 1-7 training camp in Xenia, Ohio. McLean and his teammates will leave the U.S. on July 7 and represent the United States in the 29th Annual William Jones Cup International Tournament, which runs July 10-18 in Taiwan. This Olympic-level, 10-team tournament offers ministry outreach with many of the best national teams in Asia...
    McLean and rest of his U.S. travel party is expected back in the United States on July 20."

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    "Timberwolves games have gone from drab to fab, thanks in part to a fan contingent called Los Locos.
    Ryan Hanson was running late, and showing up without being in costume for Superhero & Celebrity Night in Target Center's Los Locos section simply would not do. Semi-desperate measures were in order: "I was frantically putting duct tape on my tighty-whities on the light rail," he said.
    Even after Hanson had joined Wonder Woman, Slash, Garth from "Wayne's World" and an uncanny Justin Bieber lookalike in Section 121, he still was applying shiny duct tape to his Max Deal outfit. Soon enough, he and his two dozen cohorts were all dressed up and ready to chant, cheer and bang their Whacker Clappers, never leaving their feet from tipoff to final horn.
    Turns out that rookie sensation Ricky Rubio, superstar Kevin Love and a vastly improved Timberwolves team aren't the only ones bringing more electricity and enthusiasm to an arena that has been moribund for several years now. Los Locos, a new particularly rabid fan group, brings a different look but consistent gusto to every home game.
    "What they have done is brought attention to 'Hey, it's OK to stand up, it's OK to cheer the whole game,'" said Jeff Munneke, the team's vice president of fan experience. "They often start a cheer, and it goes to the back end and then around the arena. They keep the energy coming whether we're down 10 or up 10. It's all positive energy."
    Indeed, on this night, as an injury-ravaged Wolves squad had a rather tepid performance against Houston, Los Locos never lost their mojo. "We view ourselves as a catalyst," Hanson said. "It was dead in here the last few years. I was a spectator. Now I'm a fan.
    "When I'm leaving the game, I keep hearing people from different parts of the arena saying 'Who are those people?'"
    Initiated by the fans
    "Those people" are a spirited entourage started by Mark Haugen of Minneapolis. Last summer, after the Rubio signing signaled a possible end to the team's dismal travails, he and Munneke kept discussing the concept of a "super fans" section for the team, which no other National Basketball Association franchise had.
    A few other teams have fan sections devoted to one player, but Haugen wanted the fan fervor to focus on the entire team, So he gathered a "dyed-in-the-wool" core of more than a dozen folks who fit his self-styled acronym PIE (Person of Irrational Exuberance). The team supplied them with seats about 20 rows up behind the basket, near what everyone hoped would be kindred spirits.
    "I just had the idea that we needed a section with crazy fans like soccer games have," Haugen said. "They stand the whole games and wave flags. Colleges have that kind of enthusiasm. So the idea was to be near the College Night section to create a little critical mass."
    Early on, some other fans assumed they were a fan club for Spanish import Rubio because of the frequent "olé, olé" chants. Los Locos donned sombreros for one game, prompting a small kerfuffle, from a smiling Rubio ("[I am] from Spain, you know?") to being dubbed "Sombridiots" on the Timberwolves fan blog Canis Hoopus.
    "We weren't trying to say Rubio was Mexican. We know where he's from," Haugen said. "We were just trying to get people to pay attention to us."
    Mission accomplished, with themes that included surgeons' outfits (tied to the KISS song "Calling Dr. Love"), Wig Wednesday, pirates' garb for the Lakers (L.A. hijacked the Minneapolis Lakers franchise in 1960) and even Sid Hartman Night (dressing in Sid's signature suit). This week will bring All White Saturday Night, and Feb. 7 will be Toga Tuesday because the opponent is the Sacramento Kings and "we don't need a ruler to tell us what to wear," Haugen said.
    Nor does ringleader Haugen dictate that choice. "We have an e-mail chat group and throw ideas out there and see what kind of feedback we get," he said. Toga Tuesday, by the way, will afford him a second chance to channel the late John Belushi: On Superhero/Celebrity Night, Haugen dressed as a Blues Brother.
    Creating a culture
    The superstar/celebrity theme actually originated with a newbie to the group, Joanne Taylor of Rogers. "I had this [Wonder Woman] costume made when I turned 40. I needed an incentive to lose weight," said Rogers, who still fits into the outfit at 43 and was attending her second Wolves game ever. "I plan on being here a lot more, as long as I can dress up and act crazy."
    Taylor is one of several women in the contingent. Hanson's wife, Raquel, came as a Kardashian, with raven hair and a black dress showcasing the physical characteristic for which the sisters are best known.
    Cedar Schimke of Minneapolis had the Justin Bieber hood/ball cap/bangs look nailed. As for the voice, "I sang earlier and people told me to stop. But hey, 'Never Say Never,'" she said at halftime. "I think Ricky Rubio is the Justin Bieber of the NBA."
    A couple of seats away, John Castillo, who invented the hard-foam Whacker Clappers that the group uses, had bulked up with some padding beneath his SuperClapper uniform. He spent the entire game howling and whacking away -- and smiling ear to ear, even as the game slipped away from the home side.
    "We make sure no matter what, we have fun," Haugen said. "A month of games creates a culture."
    Growing that culture is a goal, but on Los Locos' terms.
    "We're recruiting people," said Scott "Skolt" Asplund, his face painted in Timberwolves colors. "It's a grass-roots project, but [any new additions] will need to growl and howl."
    Hanson added: "I don't think everybody's got to wear chrome duct tape underwear, but they can partake somehow." "