Basketball Championship Essays

  • National Basketball Championship

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    2010 NCAA National Championship game was 3 inches off the mark, allowing perennial power Duke to walk away with their fourht National Championship. However, Butler's magical run shows why the NCAA Tournament is such a great event and why it does its job as a fair way to decide the National Champion. Meanwhile, three months earlier, Boise State is stuck at home, wondering what could have been as they watch Alabama and Texas get the opportunity to play for the National Championship. Boise State was undefeated

  • Summary: A Personal Narrative-Winning My Basketball Championship

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    Winning my Basketball Championship When I was six years old, I started going to my sister’s cheerleading games, But the only games I went to were the basketball games. I was so drawn to basketball and all of the players on the team. Most people look at basketball and think it’s a boring sport because all you do is pass a ball back to each other like a ping pong ball game but basketball is not like that all in my mind. You truly won’t be able to understand basketball or any other sport unless you

  • The Holy Cross 1947 National Basketball Championship

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    The Holy Cross 1947 National Basketball Championship The school was small. The program was an afterthought. The gymnasium was non-existent. That a team from the College of the Holy Cross should find itself in the championship game of the NCAA Tournament was a preposterous notion. But there was Holy Cross, the product of a happy accident rather than a well-conceived plan, preparing to meet Oklahoma for the national title in New York. In March 1947, the team without a home court had appropriated

  • The Second Fourth Grade Championship Basketball Game

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    Bzzzz! It was the start of the fourth quarter of the fifth-grade championship basketball game, and we had the lead. Thirty-eight to twenty-three. With only an eight-minute quarter ahead of us, we were confident that we had this game in the bag. By this time, we thought we were invincible, after all, we were undefeated, and we did a comfortable lead. But quickly, this confidence began to reveal itself in our play. We slowed down and lowered our intensity. The aggressiveness and relentlessness that

  • Michael Jordan's First National Basketball Association Championship

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    picture I chose is a very deep picture, it is Michael Jordan's first National Basketball Association Championship that had eluded him for the previous seven years. He was the most valuable player in this championship series which means a lot to any professional player who wins it. His father, James, is the other man in this picture, showing great pride in his son knowing all of the hard work he put into this championship and his career. Even though he struggled to win the trophy, he is overwhelmingly

  • Courage Shown in Louis Mulkey and Summerville Basketball

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    who can be courageous. Louis Mulkey was a firefighter in Charleston, South Carolina. He was also an assistant basketball and football coach for Summerville High School. Mulkey loved being a firefighter and a coach. The kids that he coached loved him as well. Mulkey had coached the same players since middle school, and he promised them one day that they would win the state championship before they graduated. He was the best coach a kid could ask for, he was enthusiastic, full of energy, and mostly

  • Persuasive Essay On The Benefits Of Playing Tennis

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    Benefits of Playing Tennis In a one hour match of tennis, a male can burn as many as 600 calories and a female can burn up to 420 (Groppel); tennis also raises optimism and lowers risk of depression and anxiety (Ogoen). Tennis improves cardiovascular health and mental health as well as encourages social behavior. Tennis includes many different grips and techniques that enable the ball to have different types of spin. Tennis is also great for children and the community. Tennis is a sport that improves

  • Soccer Can't Make the Big Time in the U.S.A.

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    United States — is surely the most popular sport in the world. Every four years, the world championship of soccer, the World Cup, is watched by literally billions all over the world, beating out the United States professional football's Superbowl by far. It is estimated that 1.7 billion television viewers watched the World Cup final between France and Brazil in July of 1998. And it is also a genuine world championship, involving teams from 32 countries in the final rounds, unlike the much more parochial

  • Venus Ebony Starr Williams

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    Venus Ebony Starr Williams was born on June 17, 1980, in Lynwood, California. As the fourth child of five daughters, she was birthed to Richard and Oracene Williams. Venus’ willingness to learn, resilience, and her enthusiasm to become masterful despite her life’s demanding nature -- inspired her father to commit to teaching her a game that proved to be an interdisciplinary and catalytic skill in her life. Markedly, Venus was introduced to the game of tennis by her father on the public courts in

  • Football

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    a season. College football has 117 teams in the division 1-A, which is the top division. There are over a thousand teams in the 5 lower divisions. College teams play any where from 11 regular season games to 13. Some conferences have conference championship games which is another game and then the bowl games (Which is the college footballs postseason, which we’ll talk about later) if you make one. So basically college teams can play any where from 11 to 15 total games in a year. All 32 pro football

  • Compare And Contrast Grand Slams

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    Grand Slams: England vs. United States Every year there are roughly two-and-a-half-million people who flock to a succession of illustrious tennis tournaments collectively called the Grand Slams (surprising statement). These four tournaments include the Australian, French, and United States Opens, along with Wimbledon, which is located in England but is never called the English Open. Perhaps the two most unique Slams out of the four are Wimbledon and the United States Open. Although both Wimbledon

  • Travis Pastrana

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    everyone up with his enthusiasm and hard-charging riding style. Pastrana promptly took his Suzuki RM125 to several wins in the AMA 125cc Eastern Region Supercross Series, and followed that up by claiming the prestigious AMA 125cc Outdoor National Championship. He became the youngest rider ever to win a National title, and was named AMA Rookie of the Year for his efforts. But even that wasn't enough. Pastrana had already reached legendary status in the world of freestyle motocross -- a daring discipline

  • Venus Williams Research Paper

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    Goal: To write a a 800-1000 word article on professional tennis player Venus Williams. Total Word Count In This Document: 803 Title: Should Venus Williams Retire? For anyone who follows professional tennis, two names stand out: Venus and Serena Williams. Everyone knows the Williams sisters as an unstoppable force, whether they’re playing together or individually. Furthermore, everyone sees them as inseparable, in that one always accompanies the other (whether on the court or simply in conversation)

  • Serena Williams: The Greatest Female Athlete

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    People know who she is by just mentioning her first name. She is arguably the greatest female athlete in the nation. She has won 4 gold medals, 34 total grand slams, 6 US Opens, 6 Australian Opens, 3 French Opens, and 6 Wimbledon’s. Serena Williams is on her way to making history by scoring a true grand slam if she wins a few more games at the US Open. Playing since the age of 4, Serena Williams has learned how to incorporate physical, mental and emotional toughness onto the court. She is a true

  • Free Narrative Essays - The All-Star Baseball Team

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    one who had never been an All-Star. I spent most of the tournament on the bench. But there were a few times when I had to go up and pinch-hit. I loved those times. I actually came through with a few clutch hits. Eventually, we made it to the championship game. Because we had lost our first game of the tournament, we were in the loser's bracket, and had to beat our opponent twice to advance to the next tournament. I am an extremely competitive person (probably the most competitive I know) and

  • Serena Williams: A Famous Professional Tennis Player

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    Serena Williams has a net worth of $140 million. She is a renowned professional tennis player in the world. How she made it Tennis Serena Williams’s career as a professional tennis player spans 20 years. Serena Williams has been ranked #1 in the world 5 times. She has earned the most prize money in the world among female players. Serena had earned $73.3 million in prize money by August 31, 2015, according to the Women’s Tennis Association. She is the highest earning female tennis player in the

  • History Of Racquetball

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    play the sport. In 1968, Sobek started talking to the head of the US Handball Association, Robert Kendler. In 1968 the National Paddle Racquet Association held the very first racquetball tournament called the Gut-Strung Paddle Rackets National Championship. It was held in Milwaukee. The next year Kendler started the International Racquetball Association, and racquetball got its official name. To help get the name of the sport out and bring more players in Sobek kept doing his clinics to teach the

  • State Wrestling Championship

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    State Wrestling Championship All my hopes and dreams had come true. I have been wrestling since I was twelve years old. Ever since then I've been trying to accomplish my dream of going to the Colorado State Wrestling Tournament. I decided that I wanted to be a good wrestler, and I wanted to be one of the top wrestlers in the state. I knew that the only way to accomplish my goal was to start wrestling as soon as possible and never give up. The second year of high school I was given my shot

  • Personal Essay: The Greatest Achievements Of Success In The Year

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    to play. We go out for pre-game and see thousands of people there. The butterflies come back, but I had so much adrenaline it equaled out the nervousness. We head back into the locker room and in just 15 minutes I would be playing in the State Championship

  • 'Survive And Advance' By Johnathan Hock: Film Analysis

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    Michael Humphrey Dr. McDonnell English 111-14 2 November 2014 Survive and Advance: Did They? In basketball, the National Championship game is the dream of every kid that plays basketball in college. NC State’s basketball team wasn’t well known in 1983. Jim Valvano was the coach and he knew he had a great group of kids. When they won the ACC tournament against the great Ralph Sampson and Virginia, people thought that the win was just luck and they probably wouldn’t make last when they got into