Mark Jackson – Sports Spectrum Quotable

“I want to be used so can see that the peace I have has nothing to do with me; it’s due to the grace of God. I want to be a light in...

#HisHuddle – NFL players come together to pray after week 3 games

On Sunday, after battling on the field, NFL players came together in prayer and unity at the 50-yard line. Here's a recap of #HisHuddle prayers from Week 3. Seattle at Tennessee https://twitter.com/Titans/status/912102634710028288 Houston at New England https://twitter.com/tjgoalshie/status/912050426131943425 Denver at Buffalo https://twitter.com/lenvbos/status/912104273235804165 Kansas...

THE INCREASE: Be the change – Pastor Ted Winsley

All too often we look to our pastors to create changes in our lives or communities, but nowhere in Scripture does God say pastors are the only ones He’s calling into ministry. Each one...

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional – Monday, September 25, 2017

A Golfers Diet "All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be equipped for every good work." -...

NEW PODCAST: Rachel Baribeau, SiriusXM’s ESPNU Radio Host

This is EPISODE 41 of the Sports Spectrum Podcast As the south’s sweetheart of sports, Rachel Baribeau has been dubbed an “SEC-ologist” as she has covered the SEC, and college football, for over ten years....

NFL Game of the Week: New York Giants vs Philadelphia Eagles

Week 3 of the NFL season takes us to the land of Brotherly Love, where the (1-1) Philadelphia Eagles host the winless (0-2) New York Giants. With both teams coming off losses last week,...

College Football Game of the Week: TCU vs Oklahoma State

Week 4 of the college football slate takes up to Stillwater, Oklahoma for what could be a Big 12 Championship preview between the #16 Texas Christian Horned Frogs vs #6 Oklahoma State Cowboys.   Last week everyone...

Jeremy Lin – Sports Spectrum Quotable

“The journey I’ve been on has had its ups and downs and I appreciate all of your support throughout. Some of you have asked how to pray for me so I decided to start...

The Increase: Live to Serve – Tyler Clutts

Service takes selflessness. We’re all called to serve — not just at an event or by donating to a charity, but on a day-to-day basis we are designed to serve others. Many of us (I’m...

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional – Friday, September 22, 2017

So That We Can Comfort “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can...

The Increase: Better Than Baseball – Adam Wainwright

I love baseball. It’s the perfect game. And when the umpire invites us to “Play ball!” at the beginning of every game, the whole thing just comes alive for me. When I was three years old,...

Mission Accomplished: Andre Ward announces retirement from Boxing

Andre "S.O.G." Ward, the No. 1 ranked pound-for-pound boxer, unified Light Heavyweight World Champion and two-time Super Middleweight World Champion, announced on his website that he is retiring from the sport of boxing. https://twitter.com/andreward/status/910866905522593792 The 33-year-old...

Carlos Beltran says prayer is vital to everything he does

This article was originally printed in the July-August 2005 edition of Sports Spectrum. It would make perfect sense if Carlos Beltran were just a little uncomfortable in New York. Actually, it’s strange that he’s not. Suddenly,...

Seahawks Tyler Lockett says despite pressures of NFL, he’s saving himself for marriage

Being an NFL player can provide many temptations. Money, fame, and maybe the biggest one, sex. But for Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett, those temptations won't sway him from following God's plan for his life. "I...

Andy Dalton – Sports Spectrum Quotable

“At times, it’s tough when you hear different things or you are put in different situations,” he says. “I just know I am playing for a greater purpose. This sport teaches you humility and...

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional – Thursday, September 21, 2017

When he came near the place where the road goes down the Mount of Olives, the whole crowd of disciples began joyfully to praise God in loud voices for all the miracles they had...

Jrue Holiday celebrates daughter’s 1st birthday after ‘scariest’ year of his life

New Orleans Pelicans point guard Jrue Holiday celebrated his daughter's first birthday with an Instagram post. In the caption, he mentioned the past year being one of the toughest challenges he's faced as a...

THE INCREASE: Ask for Wisdom – LaMorris Crawford

“If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. But when you ask, you must believe and not...

Carson Wentz’s AO1 charity announces aid for Haiti

Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz has impressed on the field, but it might be his work off the field that is even more impressive. His AO1 foundation (Audience of One) announced Tuesday that it has granted...

Gordon Hayward – Sports Spectrum Quotable

“To me, it’s just so obvious (why I’m tall), the only answer is God. It’s just a blessing from God, and it shows what He wants me to do with my life–just play basketball...

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional – Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The Game Plan Put your outdoor work in order and get your fields ready; after that, build your house.  (Proverbs 24:27 NIV) Creating and understanding the game plan is essential for success in any sport. Whether...

Former NFL cornerback Charles Tillman reportedly training to join FBI

Most guys take time to rest after spending more than a decade on the gridiron, but that is not the case for Charles "Peanut" Tillman. The retired 13-year NFL veteran is training to join the...

ONE COACH: How to exit with class – Jay Heaps

Basketball Hall of Fame coach Al McGuire once said about coaching, "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 to...

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...