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Throwback Thursday: Reggie Williams, May/June 1989

Transitioning out of the pro lifestyle is a tough road for any athlete. Questions of identity and self-worth are common, and some athletes succumb...

Throwback Thursday: Betsy King, November 1989

Betsy King was the Queen of Golf from the late '80s to the early '90s. Between 1984 and 1989, she racked up more wins than...

Throwback Thursday: Dave Dravecky, January 1990

In June of 1991, Dave Dravecky lost his left arm when it was amputated due to a malignant cancerous tumor. This would be a...

Throwback Thursday: Gretchen Magers, July 1991

For 131 years, the world's best tennis players have competed at the world's oldest and most prestigious tennis tournament: The Championships Wimbledon. An invite to the...

Throwback Thursday: Bobby Hillin, July 1991

Bobby Hillin Jr. was, at one point, the youngest driver ever to win a Winston Cup Series event, a former competitor in the NASCAR Winston...

Throwback Thursday: Paul O’Neill, March 1991

Baseball was a father-son event for Paul O'Neill. The former Cincinnati Reds and New York Yankees right fielder grew up watching his father pitch...

Throwback Thursday: Tanya Crevier, January 1991

This week's Throwback Thursday subject is one-of-a-kind. At 5'3", Tanya Crevier's height was not ideal for traditional basketball. Still, she competed in four sports...

Throwback Thursday: Larry Mize, January 1991

Larry Mize was no stranger to criticism. After making several mistakes in multiple golf tournaments, Mize earned the nickname, "Larry Demise" from the media....

Throwback Thursday: Andre Thornton, May 1991

Before reading this story, you may want to grab a box of tissues. In October 1977, Cleveland Indians slugger Andre Thornton had it made:...

Throwback Thursday: Joy Selig, May 1991

Athletic stories are typically the tales of triumph: the magical moments when an athlete surpasses expectations or performs exceptionally well. This was usually this...

Throwback Thursday: May 1991, Bryan Shelton

Bryan Shelton was a darn good tennis player: an All-American his senior year at Georgia Tech, Shelton competed as a professional tennis player for...

Throwback Thursday: Buck Williams, March 1991

Basketball great Buck Williams has a compelling story: raised in poverty without indoor plumbing, he grew to become a three-time NBA All-Star, and one...

Throwback Thursday: October 1993, John Smoltz

Many current sports fans will recognize John Smoltz as a television personality and regular analyst on the MLB network and Fox Sports. Most will...

Throwback Thursday: May/June 1992, David Robinson

Read in-depth about David Robinson's faith journey during his basketball career in this 1992 Sports Spectrum article. Often considered one of the greatest centers...

Throwback Thursday: December 1994, Steve Stenstrom

Twenty-two years ago, in the age of cut-off T-shirts and a senior Bush presidency, Steve Stenstrom was one more NFL hopeful. As a record-breaking...