During the story Warriors don't cry, Melba's life is inverted. Throughout the story , her tone changes as she goes through the ups and downs of Central High ; she uses imagery to show the cruelty the school and the challenges which was thrown upon her. By using certain words she brings her experience to life so the reader can understand what happened there, while she faces segregationists and their cruelty her voice changes in the story showing what this journey is doing to her.
The influence of one person passed on to another is inevitable when it comes to life, but even more unavoidable when it extends to sports. College sports in fact have an impact on a mass majority of people, from spectators to players, these endeavors create hopes and dreams for any individual. Not only that, any heart strung story coming from sports gets plastered on media outlets so a greater population of people can also be influenced by a game, but I want to go further than that. Personally, I believe there is a greater meaning behind sports than for it just to be a pastime. There is a reason that the superior divisions of athletics are harder to reach than decades before because of the higher levels of knowledge that continue to be passed down from great coaches to greater players in a never ending cycle. This tradition seems to be secluded when it comes to women’s events, collegiate basketball for example. Most sports fans overlook the magic that happens behind the scenes of a woman 's game. The same beloved magic
“I feel like I have something I can offer and help the team and the girls here, both as a player and a coach.” Coach Degler said. “Showing them what it is like to be a competitive athlete or to be a Christian on the court or be a good academic student, and being a good role model.”
Diana Taurasi is the all time best female basketball player. She trains and plays as hard as the NBA players do. So why does she not get paid as much as they do? Here are some reasons why the (WNBA) Women’s National Basketball Association should get paid more.
Ever since its debut by gym teacher Dr. James Naismith in 1891 basketball has become a widely popularized team sport for both men and women across the nation. Though enjoyed by both men and women, women have struggled to attain the same respect in the sport as men, even though the women at the University of California had their first extramural game in 1892. The same trend continues in the NBA, National Basketball Association, and WNBA, Women’s National Basketball. The NBA started 70 years ago in 1946 while the WNBA began 20 years ago in 1996. The NBA continues to gain popularity, while the WNBA struggles to still be known. The WNBA’s ticket prices are a lot less expensive than NBA tickets. The WNBA is still less successful than the NBA because
In The Crossover by Kwame Alexander, Basketball Rules are a very important part. All together, they are a metaphor for life. There are three that stand out most to me. Basketball Rules 5, 7, and 8 are the three that I can compare to my life. Basketball Rule 5 says: When you've stopped playing your game, you've already lost. Basketball Rule 7 says: Rebounding is the art of anticipating, of always be prepared to grab it. But don't drop the ball. Finally, Basketball Rule 8 says: Sometimes you have to lean back a little and fade away to get the best shot. As you can probably see, these 3 rules go along with each other, and things that happen in your life. They also go along with the three major themes, life and death, family, and working hard. Also, Kwame Alexander used many similes and metaphors, along with the Basketball Rules being a metaphor.
The Long Christmas Ride Home by Paula Vogel is a play about a family of five, and their experience on Christmas day, as well as the future of the three children. I believe that this was meant to take place in the early-sixties to the late-seventies because of the mother’s housewife role in the play, and the way the grandfather would accept the mistreatment of his own daughter from her husband, but would stand up for the mistreatment of his grandson—a clearly sexist view that would not be accepted in today’s society. Another hint about the time period is that Stephen died from a disease contracted during sex, one that eventually killed him. This makes me think that this was before or during the AIDS epidemic. The children are Rebecca, age twelve,
In her hauntingly beautiful novel Tell The Wolves I’m Home, author Carol Rifka Brunt introduces readers to June Elbus, a distinctively shy, sensitive, and gloomy teenage girl growing up in New York in 1986-1987. June’s favorite uncle and person Finn has AIDS, a disease that takes his life in the early part of the book. June learns that Finn had a lover, Toby. At the end of the story readers see June and Toby forming an unlikely friendship. Regardless of the fact that she does so unconventionally, Carol Rifka Brunt tells the story Tell The Wolves I’m Home as a coming of age story.
Sandra Kay Yow is one of the most inspirational coaches. When she was in high school she once scored 52 points in a game. Her coach then predicted that she would make history in basketball. She thought it was insane at the time. In 1965 she began coaching at Allen Jay High school. The principal of the school said she could teach there and requested that she coach the girls basketball team. Kay coached there for 4 years and then coached at Gibsonville High school for 1 year. Her record then was 92-27. Her dedication to basketball was amazing. She was the first person to get the Jimmy V Espy for Perseverance. She survived 2 long battles of cancer and her third time with the disease she lost the battle. She had cancer 22 years out of her ____ coaching career.
The NCAA men’s basketball championship is a showcase sporting event that affords institutions to the ability to showcase the talents of its athletics department, while providing fans with the opportunity to be a part of something larger than themselves. Communities who host NCAA basketball events offer those in the community with a chance to experience, in person, what millions of fans experience in the month of March. March Madness is a compilation of 67 college basketball games, within a two-and-a-half-week period, that takes place in 14 cities around the country, annually.
Harlan was a center on the Lakers 12-and under basketball team. After 1 game, when Harlan missed 2 free throws that almost cost his team the game against the Bulls, their rivals, he felt that he was a bad center. His next game he let the other center beat up all over him in the paint and they again almost lost because of Harlan, but won again because of Miles and Jackie, the 2 guards. After those games Harlan wanted to quit, but Miles and Jackie didn 't let him. Miles and Jackie went to the park with Harlan to help him improve his game. The very next game after the tips Miles gave to Harlan, Harlan played bad in the first half of the next game. Then, he remembered what Miles had told him. When Harlan used his tips, he started playing better
The movie Hoop Dreams centered on a pair of intercity youths, William Gates and Arthur Agee. Both of them lived in the projects surrounding Chicago. Their families were economically and educationally disadvantaged. William and Arthur had almost everything imaginable trying to prevent their success. However, they shared a dream of playing in NBA. With the support of their families, William’s and Arthur’s motivation to accomplish this goal led them to fantastic high school basketball careers.
The University of North Carolina played their first basketball game in 1910. The University of Maryland played their first game in 1910. Both teams have been in the NCAA for twenty-six years. The University of North Carolina record is seventy wins and twenty-four losses and The University of Maryland’s record is forty-one wins and twenty-five losses. First time meeting The University of North Carolina became victorious over The University of Maryland’s. Since then The University of North Carolina has been dominating their meeting. The University of North Carolina men’s basketball team is better than The University of Maryland’s because of the schools coaching, statistics, and graduation rate.
Before reading this musical, I did not have good idea of what it was about. I thought it was a comedy in some ways, but I did not except it to be so dramatic. This musical touches on subjects that are very fragile. I did not expect the son to be a ghost, and to have died when he was younger, and he is a ghost in the musical. With the musical being so emotional, there is a lot of adult content. I was shocked at the end of act one, when I found out about the death of their son. The musical takes until close to the end for everything to truly make sense, but it was directed more to adults then teenagers. Fortunately, the things in the musical were relatable for teenagers such as having annoying parents or having relationship issues. This was a heart wrenching musical as well, for I cried multiple times.
Bowerman then learned from a local shoemaker how to make shoes. Phil Knight was the first student athlete to try Bowerman’s handcrafted shoes. Knight claims that he was chosen to test the shoes because he wasn’t one of the best runners on the team. (Knight) Otis Davis saw Knight with the shoes on at a practice and had to give them a try. Knight never got the shoes back. Davis went on to win a conference championship and a gold medal in the Olympic Games of 1960 in shoes made by Bowerman. He continued working to find the lightest weight, most comfortable shoe. He made custom fit shoes for his runners and adjusted them for differences such as slimmer ankles and extended heels. He used many different materials and created new prototypes