When I began writing sports for The Chronicle, my ultimate goal was to be able to cover men's basketball. Duke was the team I had watched for years on television.
Kerstin Kimel and Casey Stengal seemingly have nothing in common.
If you look up freshman tennis player Kristin Sanderson in the Duke directory, it lists her hometown as Edina, Minn. Yet in the Duke women's tennis media guide, it says she's from Pinellas Park, Fla.
Imagine this scene in ancient Greece. The guy who unintentionally invented the marathon is running up his final hill. His side awaits the message this brave soldier has carried with him for 26 miles.