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30 for 30: The U
Welcome to the 2008 Olympics
Champions are not born, but built up, piece by piece, in the
assembly line of practice. What they do to become what they are can
be mystifyingly simple, but as any athlete will tell you, the road to
perfection is incredibly difficult.
Sporstmanship Class for Parents
Too often parents can get carried away while watching their kids play sports. While its great to show support for your child and his/her team, its important to remember that kids watch the behavior of adults at these games and can be easily influenced by it.
Assistant Athletic Director Jeff Goard said the 30-minute workshop
will stress sportsmanship, safety, skill development and parent
behavior. This is a proactive way to let parents know what we
expect of them, said Goad.
Michigan Homecoming Queen, Kicks Game's Winning Field Goal, Dubbed
Brianna Amat booted the 31-yard field goal to pull out a 9-7 win over Grand Blanc on Friday, shortly after being crowned homecoming queen, FOX news reports. The kick was a personal best for the 18-year-old Michigan woman.
Amat, who is the team's first female player, was pulled out of the locker room during halftime to receive her crown, according to the New York Times. In what turned out to be a memorable photo op, she stood among the other nominees on the homecoming court in her football uniform and pads.
Amat said she was surprised about being crowned Homecoming Queen, but added that she didn't let the hoopla surrounding her win rattle her focus on the game.
"I didn't think that was important. The game was more important to me at the time," she told the Livingston Daily.
During her senior year, the longtime soccer player decided to try her luck at football just to try something different, the Associated Press reports.
Amat admits she occasionally watched games as a child but never paid much attention to the kicking aspect of the game.
"I watched [football] with my dad, the big games, Michigan-Michigan State, all that stuff," she told Livingston Daily. "I never paid attention to kicking, honestly. You pay more attention to the touchdown and the extra point."
Amat credits her teammates for the win.
'The guys were congratulating me, but without them, I
wouldnt even have gotten close to making the kick,' she
told the New York Times.
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