A repentant Baylor University administration signaled an intention to refocus on the school's Christian identity among other things Thursday when they announced the demotion of rock star president, Ken Starr, amid the fallout from an explosive rape scandal at the world's largest Baptist university.
"The role of training, education and engagement of the entire Baylor community is vital to the successful transformation of our campus culture. A renewed emphasis on our faith commitment will permeate the work we do in this area over the coming months and years," Baylor's Board of Regents said in a statement.
"Additional focus will be given to establishing expectations for student organizations and interest groups as well as greater community engagement within campus residence halls….The University will evaluate the climate on campus and undertake a more concerted effort to openly discuss prevention of and response to interpersonal violence," the board further noted. more >>
More than 10 years after lossing her arm from a shark attack, surfer Bethany Hamilton continue to set records in professional surfing competitions.
Hamilton recently beat six-time world chamption during the past weekend during World Surf League's Fiji Women's Pro. She won third place after beating Stephanie Gilmore, the top ranked female surfer in the world, in the semifinals of the competition.
Hamilton also exceeded her personal best as she surpasses her previous best finish. It was revealed that this is her ninth World Surf compeition. Hamilton lost her arm back in 2003 after a violent shark attack. The way Hamilton went through her obstacles inspired many fans, as she eventually became a symbol of resilience. It was said that she returned to surfing weeks after the accident, showing perservance for her passion. more >>
It was a back-to-back Western Conference finals victory for the Golden State Warriors who beat the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday to qualify for the finals game versus the Cleveland Cavaliers.
A 3-1 series deficit made the Warriors' chances of making it to the finals dim as the OKC gave them serious competition in the seven games they played for the NBA Conference Finals, CBC Sports said. Golden State's 96-88 win cemented their spot in the Finals series which they targeted since Day 1.
It was, however, not an easy victory for the Warriors who rallied to comeback from a 13-point lead of the OKC during the second quarter. Stephen Curry once again worked his magic and contributed a couple of three-pointers to turn the situation around. Before they knew it, the Warriors on top of the game with 13 points more than their opponents. more >>
When the Air Jordan 11 "Space Jam" returns by the end of the year, the shoes is expected to have similarities with the original release made available in 1995. The Jordan Brand has reportedly worked with Warner Bros. for this sneaker collaboration.
Michael Jordan's famous footwear version during the 1995 NBA Playoffs will be remade to include the number "45" on its heel, Sneaker News said. This represents Jordan's jersey number when he first returned to playing basketball in March 1995. Aside from this, its upper leather was made to look like the original shoe model with a blue, white and black design.
The mudguard edges of the shoe will have a white color just like the OG Air Jordan 11 while the Jumpman branding on the shoe is Concord. The "Space Jam" shoe release will be available in December this year for $220. more >>
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson says he is blessed to have spent time with his new family on Memorial Day.
Wilson, 27, flew to Mexico with his R&B singer fiance Ciara Harris and her 2-year-old son, Future Zahir Wilburn, for a Memorial Day weekend getaway.
Pastor Miles McPherson of The Rock Church on Sunday interviewed San Diego Chargers' running back Danny Woodhead, who shared with the congregation how he surrenders to God in his life as well as when he plays his game.
Pastor McPherson, who played for the Chargers for 4 years, told the members of his San Diego megachurch that Woodhead's testimony is not just for them to hear and be encouraged by it, but for them to apply it to their life. "As you listen to Danny's story, I want you to think about your life and how God wants you to know Him better."
"I grew up in a strong Christian home, both parents served Jesus. It was all about Jesus," Woodhead, who joined the San Diego Chargers in 2013, told Pastor McPherson. "I had great examples. My mom and dad taught me that it was about a relationship with Him," the NFL star added. "It wasn't a set of rules. That was the example to me, that it's about a relationship with Jesus." more >>