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Big Stories is a show dedicated to the incredible tales surrounding the opponents of the BYU Cougars. Cleon Wall hosts the Big Stories podcast.

Big Stories BYU Sports

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Big Stories is a show dedicated to the incredible tales surrounding the opponents of the BYU Cougars. Cleon Wall hosts the Big Stories podcast.

    Houston: The SURE Program

    Houston: The SURE Program

    It can be difficult for entrepreneurs to start a new business when they don't know what they are doing. They might not know how to get money or create a business plan, but many have a good idea. That's where the University of Houston and the SURE program comes in. SURE stands for Stimulating Urban Renewal Through Entrepreneurship. Under-resourced entrepreneurs can apply to the program and get free help from student consultants. In this episode, you'll hear the remarkable stories of the entrepreneurs who have benefitted from the guidance of Houston's future business leaders.

    Guests:
     Dr. Saleha Khumawala - University of Houston Professor of Accounting, Founding Director of the SURE program
    Heather Davis - Owner, Chic Sweets Fine Desserts
    Kiley Summers - Owner, SpenDebt
    Arneisha Sadler - Founder, CEO, Emeniss Call Center
    Bilqees Adeymi - University of Houston Student Consultant
    Makayla Lemons - University of Houston Student Consultant
    DJ Buenaventura - University of Houston Student Consultant
    Hanah Sadiki - University of Houston Senior Consultant

    • 17 min
    TCU: Fellowship of Christian Athletes

    TCU: Fellowship of Christian Athletes

    The Fellowship of Christian Athletes was founded so that athletes and coaches could promote the transforming power of Jesus Christ. But FCA at TCU is so much more than football players and volleyball stars witnessing to others that they are Christians. It's about being there to help anyone along life's journey. In this episode, find out how Chauncey Franks, Carrie Casey, and the Horned Frogs let their light shine and help others become disciples of Jesus Christ.

    Chauncey Franks - TCU FCA Character Coach
    Carrie Casey - TCU FCA Character Coach
    Sutton McTavish - TCU Beach Volleyball Player
    Riley Self - TCU Football Player
    Summer Holt - TCU Soccer Player
    Cory Hatchel - TCU Track Athlete

    • 10 min
    Kansas: Folds of Honor

    Kansas: Folds of Honor

    Go before you’re ready. That is Lt. Colonel Dan Rooney's life anthem. The former University of Kansas golfer mantra helped him become a U.S. Air Force fighter pilot. It also pushed him to establish a non-profit that helps the families of fallen and disabled U.S. military service members receive scholarships. In this episode, we find out the genesis of Folds of Honor and how it helped one family during a dark time in their lives.

    Guests:
    Lt. Colonel Dan Rooney - Folds of Honor founder
    Jen Stephens - Folds of Honor Recipient

    • 14 min
    UCF: The Space Game

    UCF: The Space Game

    The University of Central Florida was founded to support NASA. It's a fascinating story that UCF's Athletic Department wanted to tell the world. That's why they came up with the Space Game each football season, featuring out-of-this-world uniforms and nods to reaching the stars and beyond.

    Guests:
    Jimmy Skiles - UCF Senior Executive Associate Athletics Director, Chief Branding Officer
    Manoj Chopra - UCF Professor of Civil Engineering, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for the College of Engineering and Computer Science
    Jillian Gloria - United Launch Alliance Propulsion Systems Test Engineer, UCF alum
    Charlene Martin - Lockheed Martin Engineer, UCF alum
    Stephen Martin - UCF Football Wide Receiver, Charlene's Son

    • 13 min
    Kansas State: Thane Baker Lives His Dream

    Kansas State: Thane Baker Lives His Dream

    Thane Baker desired to run in the Olympics at an early age. His mother timed him every day running home with an alarm clock. Then an accident at garage almost derailed Thane's budding track career. In this episode, find out how Baker walked on to the Kansas State track team, lived out his dream as one of the fastest men in the world, and was eventually honored as one of the greats in Wildcat sports history.

    Guests:
    Thane Baker - former Kansas State and Olympic Track Star
    Catherine Nicholson - Baker's daughter and author of the book, "Running in Borrowed Shoes: Thane Baker and the 1952 Summer Games"
    Cliff Rovelto - Kansas State Track and Field Head Coach

    • 26 min
    West Virginia: The Why of Twirling

    West Virginia: The Why of Twirling

    What is a twirler? It's someone who performs routines and tricks with a baton. The University of West Virginia has a proud tradition of competitive twirlers and even won a national competition in 2014. But these twirlers spend lots of time and money to be a Mountaineer feature twirler. So why do they keep twirling when they could focus more on academics? For these women, the benefits go beyond twirling.

    Guests:
    Alexis Kiesling - WVU Feature Twirler
    Kirsten Barincle - Former WVU Feature Twirling Coach, SMU Assistant Athletic Director for Development

    • 11 min

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