Recent Articles by Jeff Benedict
Published: Friday, April 19, 2013 2:32 pm MDT
I was writing a blog on college sports when the bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon. The images of fallen runners and bloodied spectators felt like a sucker punch to the heart. My eyes welled up and I had to ...
Published: Wednesday, April 3, 2013 12:00 am MDT
When I was a kid, I never understood why adults dislike birthdays. I recently turned 47. Now I get it.
Published: Wednesday, January 2, 2013 12:00 am MST
This story is about forgiveness.
Published: Thursday, December 20, 2012 2:52 pm MST
The anticipation is over. Jabari Parker, the top high school basketball player in the country, is headed to Duke. Here's why.
Published: Wednesday, December 19, 2012 12:00 am MST
Dave Checketts is not a professionally trained clergyman. The former chairman of Madison Square Garden and the New York Knicks is currently CEO of Legends Hospitality, the concessions and merchandise company he...
Published: Thursday, November 29, 2012 12:00 am MST
The fact is that the football odyssey of Ezekiel "Ziggy" Ansah is a modern-day Book of Mormon story.
Published: Saturday, October 20, 2012 12:00 am MDT
I'm writing this post from the air. It's a Sunday morning and I'm on a plane from Spokane to Seattle. Last night I was in Pullman for the Cal-Washington State game. It ended at 11:09 p.m. Pacific Time.
Published: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 12:00 am MDT
If it weren't for basketball and the LDS Church, I would have never crossed paths with these guys and a dozen others from their neighborhoods. They weren't Mormons when I met them. But I became their coach, the...
Published: Monday, September 10, 2012 12:00 am MDT
I'm running to Jefferson Airplane's "Somebody to Love." I'm in San Francisco. Blue sky. Setting sun. Only the peaks of the Golden Gate Bridge are visible as the fog rolls in. Surreal.
Published: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 12:00 am MDT
In a week when Mitt Romney has started to show and tell more about his Mormon faith, NBC's "Rock Center" with Brian Williams is devoting a full hour to the subject of what it means to be "Mormon in America."