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Beating the Odds and Ready to Lead

  by ACAC Sports Writer Curtis J. Phillips

11/23/2014...Calgary, Alberta - “I'm not a role model. Just because I dunk a basketball doesn't mean I should raise your kids.” - Charles Barkley, Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Inductee (Player 2006) (Team 2010)

Despite what NBA legend Barkley, nicknamed “Sir Charles” or "The Round Mound of Rebound”, tells us, role models are impo...

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Basketball is in their Blood

by ACAC Sports Writer Curtis J. Phillips

11/19/2014...Lethbridge, Alberta - “You have to remind them that you are not the first to play this game. You are part of a tradition. You are not the tradition.”-  Ryan Heggie, Lethbridge Kodiaks men’s basketball coach.

Heggie was referring to an adage that he had heard from one of the legendary basketball playing Tol...

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Halloween and Hoops for Aussie Hoopster

by ACAC Sports Writer Curtis J. Phillips

10/31/2014...Calgary, Alberta - At 19 years-of-age, St. Mary’s University Lightning men’s basketball player Bradley Hassall will be celebrating his first ever Halloween tonight.

Was his dad a dentist? Is it because of his religious faith?


The reason is that Hassall is from Australia, where, due to long ago colonial backlash, the date October 31 for the m...

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Bennett moves across the border to suit up for Briercrest

08/14/14... Caronport, SK - Baltimore, Maryland’s Keon Bennett brings maturity and speed to the Briercrest back court as he moves across the border to play in Canada this fall.

The 6’ 1” guard has experienced success at every level.

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