It’s just our mindset going into each game. Trying to move the ball, play basketball the right way. Making the extra pass, and it’s helping us out a lot. It’s making us look like we’ve been playing together for a while. It’s fun basketball.
Brooklyn Nets point guard Jeremy Lin:
“Going to Charlotte was a breath of fresh air. I learned so much from Cliff [Hornets coach Steve Clifford]. … We played the right way, we moved the ball, we played as a team. It was just beautiful. It just brought back everything I thought basketball to be, and I had so much fun with it.”
From Stanford football player Christian McCaffrey:
“I don’t play football for the personal accolades. I don’t play football for the fame. I play football for the love of the game.”
Pitt head football coach Pat Narduzzi on the preparation before the Penn State game:
“We had the guys in here 3-4 hours on Labor Day watching tape. That’s how it’s supposed to be. I want our guys locked in.”
Torii Hunter Jr. from Notre Dame football on playing and doing the right thing off the field:
“You don’t want to let your parents down. You don’t want to let the university down or your teammates down.”
(Source: ESPN Sportscenter interview, 9/4/16)
Good story in the New York Post on a young man, Bashir Ahmed, who has it together.
“When you’re making the decision to come to a school, you want to go to the school that needs you the most. [Watching those losses] made me wants to come here even more.”
Outstanding article by Mitch Albom on Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh:
“What can I endure? You motivate yourself. How do you be enthusiastic? YOU ACT ENTHUSIASTIC!”