Today marks the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address President Lincoln delivered on Nov. 19, 1863, on the battlefield near Gettysburg, Penn.
From the way Adolph Rupp ran his practices to what he taught his players and how he looked out for their best interests, he was clearly blazing a new trail.
Last week I attended a dinner with the Urban League of Lexington-Fayette County and heard a speech from P.G. Peeples, a good friend of mine and the president of the Urban League, that really stuck with me. P.G. talked about what his organization is about, how far we’ve come as a society but also how far we still have to go. It got me thinking a little bit, so I wanted to share some excerpts of P.G’s speech with you.
In John Calipari’s biennial state of the program speech at Big Blue Madness, he says the Kentucky program isn’t for everybody, and you have to want it and earn it to play at the greatest tradition in the history of college basketball.
Paul told me it’s not about money, cars, fame or material possessions – that’s all just stuff, he said. Paul told me it’s about your relationship with God, your relationship with your family and the impact you have on other people.
Ellen and I have been blessed to have played a part in changing people’s lives in a small way. I think we’ve been able to do that for a small group of people. When you’re talking research and what Erin is going to be doing, she now has the ability to change the lives and futures of millions.
For all the things I’m excited about this weekend, the backbone of this event, and what truly has me revving to get this thing underway, is charity.
Harrison notched 22 points and a career-high seven rebounds in the win over Eastern Michigan and a career-high four assists Sunday night at the Barclays Center against Providence.