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Ron Meyer 2016 Institute Award

Ron Meyer to receive 2016 Institute Award

September 2, 2016

Meyer, a lifelong competitive athlete, uncovers the role that faith plays in the lives of athletes and sports professionals around the country as host of Blessed2Play, which airs weekly on EWTN Radio and SiriusXM Satellite Radio. Read More 

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On the NHL Winter Classic

with Jim Watson

Jim Watson, NHL Stanley Cup winner with the Philadelphia Flyers, shares his thoughts about when the NHL Winter Classic came to Philadelphia. Read More 

Win or lose, be humble

with Keith Primeau

Keith Primeau, a former captain of the Philadelphia Flyers who skated with the club from 1999 to 2006, received our first Institute for Sport, Spirituality and Character Development Award in 2011. In his acceptance speech, Keith tells us a lesson he learned from one coach in particular: always be humble. Read More 

The school of fish

with Sr. Eileen Valerie Kulacz

Sr. Eileen Valerie, a Sister of Saint Francis since 1975, tells us her stories of fishing with her father as a young child, and of how much she learned about their relationship in those moments on the pond. Read More 

On life lessons learned through sport

with Christy Malone-Fleagle

Christy Malone-Fleagle, Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach and Associate Athletic Director at Neumann University, discusses life lessons learned through sport. Read More 

On an important coach

with Dorian Long

Dorian Long, former coach and student-athlete at Neumann University, discusses the role played by an important coach in his life. Read More 

On Philadelphia hockey fans

with Jim Watson

Jim Watson, NHL Stanley Cup winner with the Philadelphia Flyers, talks about his experience of the ever-growing population of ice hockey fans in the Philadelphia area. Read More 

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The Cubs, the World Series, and the faithful fans

November 3, 2016 | by Jeffrey B. Eisenberg

Even more than for the players on the field, the Chicago Cubs’ World Series Championship might be most poignant for those who have built a love for the team over a lifetime of experiences, relationships, and belief. Read More 

Cam Newton

Skepticism vs. faith in Cam’s comeback that wasn’t

September 9, 2016 | by Jeffrey B. Eisenberg

Should the Carolina Panthers be skeptics or believers? Which items of evidence do they focus on – the team’s overall dominant 2015 season, or the frustration and disappointment of the last two games? In fact, should they be defined by any of it? Read More 

Derek Redmond 1992 Olympics

Fighting bravely at the 2016 Olympics

August 5, 2016 | by Jeffrey B. Eisenberg

Derek Redmond’s fight to finish is 400-meter race at the 1992 Olympics reminds us of the importance of the Olympic creed and how it applies to us all, athlete or not. Read More 

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David and Goliath

July 13, 2016 | by Dr. Fred Savitz

There are many ways athletes must overcome their personal “Goliaths,” like this example from Neumann University Men’s Lacrosse. Read More 

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RESPONSIBLE COACHES

Coaches vs. Cancer is a collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches. This program, which began in 1993, now has over 2,000 coaches and their teams raise money and awareness for the fight against cancer. Temple University coach, Fran Dunphy comments, “We, as coaches, feel responsible to give back to our communities.” Philadelphia’s Men’s Big 6 coaches lead the country in fundraising. Neumann University has spearheaded the local Division II and III effort.