Bryn Athyn College selling its vision


Inside Bryn Athyn College’s Asplundh Fieldhouse, in a classroom adjacent to the basketball court, Wilson College’s coaching staff has scrawled some notes on the dry erase board. Coach Miles Smith is preparing the Wilson Phoenix to take on Justin Baxter’s Bryn Athyn Lions.

Wilson is looking for its first win against a Division III opponent.

Not just its first win against a Division III opponent this season.

Its first win ever.

Most of the notes from the Wilson coaching staff are standard scouting report material. Get back on defense. Watch out for such-and-such player who can shoot. Above those reminders, in red ink instead of black, is a line from a song that reads in part:

“Even when winning is illogical, losing is still far from optional.”

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