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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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A significant sports memory

with Evelyn Bennett

Evelyn Bennett, accomplished tennis athlete, runner, and equestrian, discusses her most significant sports memory, and the impact it had on her personal and athletic development. Read More 

On the significance of experiencing setbacks

with Evelyn Bennett

Evelyn Bennett, accomplished tennis athlete, runner, and equestrian, she shares with us the powerful moments, lessons, and learning that can come from experiencing setbacks in your athletic experiences. Read More 

Work hard, stay humble

with Jim Watson

Jim Watson, NHL Stanley Cup winner with the Philadelphia Flyers, tells us about the importance of working hard and staying humble. Read More 


Philadelphia PowerPlay

with Lauren Shipman

Neumann student Lauren Shipman shares her passion for the gift of playing on a power wheelchair hockey team. Read More 

A father figure

with Ken Abney

Coach Ken Abney of the United Stars Track Club of Philadelphia shares his story of becoming a coach. Two of his former athletes, Juliette Poussot and Charlene Maddox, tell us about moments when Abney’s leadership and guidance stretched beyond the track. Read More 

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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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Fans in the stands: Are your kids having fun?

June 28, 2016 | by Elaine Dougherty

The beauty of sport is letting athletes absorb the experience and reap the benefits of a commitment towards something constructive, rewarding, and healthy for both mind and body. Read More 

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The 2007-2008 Celtics… embraced the least respected and most valuable quality of NBA millionaires: humility. Each sought to play not for himself, but for the team…. [Kevin] Garnett, [Paul] Pierce and [Ray] Allen each pursued an agenda that reduced their individual stats on the faith that it would help the team. They had no reason to believe that their selflessness would pay off, because none of them had ever been part of anything greater than himself…. The Celtics …[became] the first team in 59 years to with the NBA championship with an overhauled roster. Ian Thomsen, My Sportsman: The Boston Celtics