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ONE COACH: How to exit with class – Jay Heaps

Basketball Hall of Fame coach Al McGuire once said about coaching that, "It's a profession in which, the longer you stay, the closer you are to being fired." So, what happens when it's your turn...

NEW PODCAST: The Amazing Story of John O’Leary

In 1987, John O'Leary was a die-hard St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan. He was also a curious nine-year-old boy. Playing with fire and gasoline, John created a massive explosion in his home and was...

THE INCREASE: Back in the Big Leagues – J.J. Hoover

“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the Heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” — James 1:17 I’m back in the big leagues and couldn’t...

John Harbaugh – Sports Spectrum Quotable

“Any goal I can think of is grass to be burned up. It doesn’t have value because my imagination is limited. I want to be on God’s plan. So I let him figure out...

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional – Tuesday, September 19, 2017

“Jesus replied: ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your heart and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it:...

Baltimore Ravens’ Danny Woodhead welcomes 3rd child

Baltimore Ravens running back Danny Woodhead is all smiles today. The nine-year veteran announced on Twitter the birth of his third child. https://twitter.com/danny__woodhead/status/909869351356059649 Woodhead, 32, married his high school sweetheart, Stacia, and the couple adds a...

NFL 2017 Week 2 Roundup: Best Performances

Week 2 of the NFL season saw some impressive performances. The Denver Broncos routed the Dallas Cowboys and the New England Patriots rebounded from their Week 1 loss behind a 400-yard passing day from...

What’s in my headphones? Sports Spectrum’s Spotify Playlist

It’s gameday and your favorite football player is getting ready for the game. But, what does he listen to before kickoff?  We at Sports Spectrum asked several players to let us know what music...

Alabama pastor sets Guinness World Record

Matt Bostic is a teaching pastor at Centerpoint Fellowship Church in Montgomery, Ala. His job is to preach and teach God's Word and help foster a body of believers to love and serve others. But...

THE INCREASE: Creating a Culture – Matt Forte

My teammates and I are not only creating community, we’re creating culture. This year we’re kicking off a couples’ Bible study for our team. I’m so excited about this! I’ve seen the difference that our...

Ryan Clark – Sports Spectrum Quotable

“The first verse I learned was 2 Corinthians 5:17: ‘Any man who is in Christ is a new creation; the old things are gone, all things are made new.’ That was just so real...

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional – Monday, September 18, 2017

Staying Faithful in the Small Things “But Daniel resolved not to defile himself with the royal food and wine, and he asked the chief officer for permission not to defile himself this way. At the...

NFL Game of the Week: Green Bay Packers vs Atlanta Falcons

Week 2 of the NFL season is already underway as the Houston Texans knocked off the Cincinnati Bengals 13-9, behind DeShaun Watson's first career victory. Now Sports Spectrum's NFL Game of the Week takes us...

College Football Game of the Week: Clemson vs Louisville

Week 3 of our College Football Game of the Week picks takes us to Papa John's Cardinals Stadium for a matchup of two ACC heavyweights as Clemson takes on Louisville. The reigning national champions will...

ONE COACH: Virginia Tech coach Buzz Williams awards walk-on Nick Fullard with scholarship

Coaches, how can you bless one of your players today? Virginia Tech Hokies Men's Basketball Head Coach Buzz Williams did just that for walk-on Nick Fullard. Fullard was sitting in class when the school’s mascot surprised...

Deshaun Watson leads Texans to first win, wows fans and players with touchdown run

On his 22nd birthday Thursday night, Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson made his first start as an NFL quarterback, leading his team to a 13-9 win on the road against the Cincinnati Bengals. The former...

Barry Sanders – Sports Spectrum Quotable

"I think of it often and I often write it down if I sign an autograph. It's Proverbs 1:7, "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge." - Barry Sanders, Sports Spectrum, November/December...

NEW PODCAST: Craig and Rachel Terrill – Life as a married couple in the...

Craig Terrill played 7 seasons as a defensive tackle in the NFL with the Seattle Seahawks from 2004-2010. He was selected in the 6th round by Seattle (189th overall) and was part of four NFC...

THE INCREASE: The Little Things – David Ledbetter

“Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge.” —Proverbs 12:1 These two traits walk hand-in-hand. It takes discipline to grow in knowledge and continue growing in it. It’s hard to humble oneself and say, “No, I don’t know...

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional – Friday, September 15, 2017

“Train children in the right way, and when old, they will not stray.”  - Proverbs 22:6 It Takes Time My son, who is nine years old, has reached the age of actively inquiring about sports. He enjoys...

ONE COACH: Willie Taggart’s team-building efforts hope to restore the Oregon Ducks

When Willie Taggart took over the head football job for the Oregon Ducks, he knew he had to change the culture. But, in order to improve a team coming off a disappointing 4-8 record, Taggart...

Drew Brees on overcoming obstacles and trusting in God

This article from Sean Jensen was originally featured in the Winter 2010 edition of Sports Spectrum Magazine.                                  New Orleans Saints Super Bowl MVP quarterback Drew Brees doesn’t possess the speed of a Michael Vick, the prototype...

David Boudia announces he’s competing for 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo

Olympic swimmer David Boudia is back. The four-time medal winning swimmer announced on his Instagram page that he is planning a return to swimming and training, with his eyes on making his fourth Olympic games...

THE INCREASE: Nothing More, Nothing Less – Tyler Clutts

I’m now in my second year out of the league, and I have to say, I have a much easier time enjoying football. Instead of feeling like I’m on the outside looking in, waiting...

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional – Thursday, September 14, 2017

A Name That Matters "The spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs, then heirs of God -- and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we...

Cleveland Indians set AL record with 21 straight wins

The Cleveland Indians have set an American League record for consecutive wins by beating the Detroit Tigers 5-3 on Wednesday at Progressive Field. With the win, the Indians have won 21 straight games, besting the...

THE INCREASE: Critical Mission – Andy LaRoche

I love baseball. For me, it’s always been more than just a game; baseball has always opened up a world of opportunities, connections and relationships. When I played on the East Coast for four years,...

2017 NFL predictions from Christian musicians

The 2017 NFL season is underway and in our newest issue of the magazine, several Christian musicians made their predictions. Bart Millard, Lead Singer - MercyMe NFC CHAMPION: Dallas Cowboys AFC CHAMPION: New England Patriots MVP: Dak Prescott SUPER...

Jordan Norwood retires from NFL, says he wants to honor Jesus

Jordan Norwood played 8 seasons in the NFL with the Browns, Eagles, Buccaneers, and Broncos. In 2015, Norwood won a Super Bowl ring as a member of Denver's championship team that beat the Panthers...

Sports Spectrum – Mark Price Quotable

"I kind of held grudges inside my heart against people. When I accepted Christ as my Savior, He took that away and it didn't bother me anymore." - Mark Price, Sports Spectrum January/February 1993 Mark Price...