USA Diving’s Thomas Finchum performs on many stages
Apr30

USA Diving’s Thomas Finchum performs on many stages

By Josh Blessing | BSU at the Games VIDEO:  The Thomas Finchum Story On any given afternoon, you can find Thomas Finchum standing 33 feet above a diving well. He has about two seconds to perform a perfect routine, recalling the hours of practice that have guided him to this point. The scene happens over and over.  It has to for one of the world’s elite divers. However, the Olympic diving stage isn’t the only stage for Finchum. ...

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Olympian Jaycie Phelps hasn’t stopped with gold
Apr30

Olympian Jaycie Phelps hasn’t stopped with gold

By Emily Barker | BSU at the Games Here’s a preview of our story, coming soon, on 1996 Olympic gold medalist Jaycie Phelps and how she continues to use her Olympic experience to drive her new goals.     Emily Barker is a sophomore telecommunications and journalism major at Ball State University covering sports for BSU at the Games. Follow Emily and the BSU team @EmPBarker, @bsuatthegames and...

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Seemiller still has table-tennis drive
Apr29

Seemiller still has table-tennis drive

By Conor Hockett | BSU at the Games Dan Seemiller knows what it’s like to be America’s best hope to dethrone the Asian dominance in table tennis. When he was 18, Seemiller won the U.S. Team Trials and has been catapulted into the spotlight ever since. Now 57, Seemiller is arguably one of the top three greatest U.S. table-tennis players of all time. He’s a five-time U.S. Men’s Singles Champion, a 12-time U.S. Men’s Doubles Champion,...

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Trice chases Olympic dreams around the world
Apr29

Trice chases Olympic dreams around the world

By Charlie Akers | BSU at the Games A two-time NCAA All-American, Central Michigan’s Jarod Trice has dreamed of winning gold at the Olympic Games since an early age. The dream started as a young child when he was just starting to wrestle. Now he has matured into a 265-pound wrecking ball on the mats. He owns a 79-22 record in college, including a 14-1 mark against foes from the Mid-American Conference. Throughout his high-school days...

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Photo of the week: diver and singer Thomas Finchum
Apr29

Photo of the week: diver and singer Thomas Finchum

U.S. Olympic diver Thomas Finchum performs with his band Northern Nights when not training for the 2012 Summer Games. Photo by Alex Kartman. Check out the entire album of our interview with Thomas Finchum and Northern Nights....

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