Here are a few recent stories about athletes acting with great compassion.
University of Texas defensive end Sam Acho is the winner of the 2010 ARA Sportsmanship Award.
In a middle-school championship game, a quarterback and coach feign confusion, and the quarterback pretends to take the ball from the center to move it ahead a few yards. As soon as he’s past the linebackers, he takes off running and scores a touchdown. The trick play is legal, but is it right?
In 1990, journalist H.G. Bissinger wrote Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream, a best-selling book about the 1988 Permian High School Panthers football team from Odessa, Texas, as they made a run toward the state championship. Last year, Permian was involved in another potential rags-to-riches tale, but unfortunately, this story didn’t end happily.