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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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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 

Lessons learned through sports

with Joe Gorman

Joseph Gorman, M.B.A., CPA, Vice President for Finance and Administration at Neumann University, shares his thoughts on the lessons that can be learned through sports. Read More 

Proudest moment as a coach

with Jim Watson

Jim Watson, NHL Stanley Cup winner with the Philadelphia Flyers, shares with us the story of his proudest moment as a coach. Read More 

Basketball memories

with Sr. Peggy Egan, OSF

Sister Peggy Egan, OSF, Dean of Students at Neumann University, shares with us some memories from her basketball career. Read More 

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 

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Redemption through Victories 2

Redemption Through Victories

April 12, 2017 | by Marco Sifoni

To be the last two teams standing, in an exhausting 64 team tournament, is an accomplishment within itself but, who … 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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“Don’t ever forget that you play with your soul as well as your body.”

- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar