Fall 2021 SS Magazine

Christian Shields

Liberty's Abby Phillips seeks to worship God as she competes in volleyball and high jump

Like many collegiate athletes around the country, Liberty University junior Abby Phillips is dedicated to...

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Former NFL player Harry Swayne reflects on journey, giving life to Christ in Super Bowl tunnel

NFL players around the league dream of the opportunity to win a Super Bowl, but...

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Australian high jumper Nicola McDermott aims for medal in Tokyo, uses platform for Christ

Twenty-four-year-old Australian high jumper Nicola McDermott has dreamed of leaving Tokyo with a medal around...

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U.S. women win gold in Olympic 3x3 basketball debut, led by 'woman of faith' Kelsey Plum

The U.S. women’s 3x3 basketball team dominated once again Wednesday, and captured the inaugural women’s...

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Vincent Hancock captures 3rd Olympic skeet shooting gold medal, sees platform as witness for Christ

After setting an Olympic record by hitting 59 of 60 targets, American Vincent Hancock became...

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Troy Isley prepares for Olympic boxing debut, grateful to God for opportunity

Competing in the Tokyo Olympics seemed unlikely for Troy Isley when he suffered an upset...

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Former FSU coach Bobby Bowden announces terminal medical condition, finds peace in faith

Legendary Florida State football coach Bobby Bowden is preparing for the next battle in his...

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Bengals LB Akeem Davis-Gaither gets baptized: 'I am so proud to have given my life to Christ'

Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Akeem Davis-Gaither has professed his faith in Christ through baptism, according to...

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Arkansas' Kevin Kopps wins famed Golden Spikes Award: 'As a leader, I just try to be Christlike'

Former Arkansas relief pitcher Kevin Kopps capped off an incredible season when it was announced...

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Demi & Tim Tebow set out to use platforms to combat human trafficking

While serving as the reigning Miss Universe in 2017, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters was sitting in her...

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Boston Bruins' Kevan Miller cites injuries as he announces retirement, rests in God's plan

After seven years in the National Hockey League, Boston Bruins defenseman Kevan Miller announced his...

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Long jumper Quanesha Burks held on to God's promise while going from McDonald's to Olympics

As a track star for Hartselle (Ala.) High School, Quanesha Burks won 11 state championships...

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Melissa Gonzalez, wife of Lions QB David Blough, will represent Colombia at Olympics, aim to share Christ

Despite setting a Colombian national record in May for the fastest women's 400-meter hurdles time,...

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Purpose Despite Hardship: Former NFL player O.J. Brigance serves God through battle with ALS

As an NFL linebacker, O.J. Brigance spent years becoming the strongest athlete he could be....

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Cameron Kinley approved to delay Navy service so he can join NFL: 'God always has an ultimate plan'

After months of uncertainty regarding his ability to compete in the NFL, former Navy cornerback...

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Nate McMillan named Hawks head coach, thanks God for this season's success

After a stellar turnaround midway through the 2020-21 season and strong postseason run, the Atlanta...

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Former coach Mark Richt reveals he has Parkinson's disease, focuses on 'future glory of Heaven'

Former Georgia and Miami head coach Mark Richt, who's currently an analyst with the ACC...

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Sydney McLaughlin gives 'all the glory to God' after setting 400m hurdles world record

Entering the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials for the 400-meter hurdles, 21-year-old Sydney McLaughlin...

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Vashti Cunningham, daughter of former NFL QB Randall, trusts God as she aims for Olympic medal

High jumper Vashti Cunningham is coached by a pastor. He's also a former NFL quarterback,...

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Tennessee's Jake Rucker places trust in God as team attempts to avoid elimination

Tennessee entered the 2021 College World Series ranked No. 3 and currently boasts a 50-17...

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'God's Got This': 14-year-old Joshy Good's family uses heart defect to share the Gospel

No family expects its son to be born with a heart defect, but that is...

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Swimmer Simone Manuel overcomes odds to qualify for U.S. Olympic team, praises God for success

Only a few days after failing to qualify for the 100-meter freestyle event at next...

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Cubs closer Craig Kimbrel finding groove on mound again as he finds fulfillment in Christ

Craig Kimbrel is back. The pitcher whom some were comparing to Hall of Famers Mariano...

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Jenny Simpson incorporates her faith into running as she aims for fourth Olympics

Jenny Simpson has already shown the world her aptitude in the sport of running. A...

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Anaheim Ducks defenseman Josh Manson balances aggressiveness as he grows in his faith

Anaheim Ducks defenseman Josh Manson is well known for his aggressiveness on the ice. His...

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Columbus Blue Jackets head coach Brad Larsen steps into new role with faith

Due to past coaching experiences, strong relationships with the players and his faith in God,...

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Arkansas pitcher Kevin Kopps suffers tough loss to end 'dream' season, but stays long after game to greet fans

Standout closer Kevin Kopps hadn't started a game all season for No. 1 Arkansas, but...

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Steelers great Tunch Ilkin announces retirement from broadcasting, relies on God to beat ALS

Tunch Ilkin, former NFL player and color analyst, said that through God he will defeat his ALS and announced retirement from broadcasting.

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Phillies outfielder Andrew McCutchen thanks God after reaching career milestones

Phillies outfielder Andrew McCutchen thanked God on social media after reaching several career milestones over the weekend.

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Toronto Blue Jays' Bo Bichette relies on relationship with God as he forges own MLB path

As the son of former MLB All-Star Dante Bichette, Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Bo Bichette...

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All-American Jared Butler declares for NBA draft, thanks Jesus for time at Baylor

After leading Baylor to a national championship, Jared Butler has decided to take the next...

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Mark Scheifele leads Winnipeg in sweep of Edmonton as he leans on his faith in God

It took three overtimes Monday night, and three consecutive overtime games, but the Winnipeg Jets...

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