Spring 2021 Magazine

Cole Claybourn

Colts QB Carson Wentz, coach Frank Reich bonded immediately over Scripture

Ahead of the 2016 NFL Draft, Frank Reich took a flight to Fargo, North Dakota....

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MAGAZINE: Western Kentucky Volleyball Coach Travis Hudson Is Purpose Driven

This story originally appeared in the Winter 2020 issue of Sports Spectrum Magazine. It has...

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Liberty rewards basketball coach Ritchie McKay with contract extension: 'This place is pretty special'

The Liberty University men's basketball program continued its run of success this season with a...

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Packers RB Aaron Jones turns to God as he mourns his father's death

Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones on Wednesday announced via social media that his...

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Dodgers manager Dave Roberts: 'Parents came to know the Lord' through his cancer battle

Dave Roberts wouldn't wish it upon anyone else. But as for his own battle with...

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21 MLB players to watch in 2021: Philadelphia Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto

Through the month of March, leading up to MLB Opening Day on April 1, Sports...

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Not just a football school, 'historic' basketball season ends for Alabama men, coach Nate Oats

The dream season for Alabama and head coach Nate Oats ended Sunday night with a...

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Baylor star Jared Butler leads team in scoring, teaches Sunday School in free time

Jared Butler has been lighting up the scoreboards this year for Baylor as the Bears...

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21 MLB players to watch in 2021: St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Jack Flaherty

Through the month of March, leading up to MLB Opening Day on April 1, Sports...

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Bryce Drew walking by faith in leading Grand Canyon to 1st NCAA Tournament appearance

Bryce Drew's year away from coaching was just what he needed — time spent with...

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Former MLB star Andy Pettitte relying on God, grieving loss of wife's parents to COVID

Andy Pettitte and his wife, Laura, were en route from Houston to Dallas for what...

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Introducing the 'Get in the Game' podcast with former MLB pitcher Scott Linebrink

We are excited to welcome a new show to the Sports Spectrum Podcast Network —...

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21 MLB players to watch in 2021: Atlanta Braves SS Dansby Swanson

Through the month of March, leading up to MLB Opening Day on April 1, Sports...

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After trying year, Liberty men stand on God's Word as they prepare for NCAA Tournament

On the surface, it might seem like business as usual for the Liberty University men’s...

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21 MLB players to watch in 2021: St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright

Through the month of March, leading up to MLB Opening Day on April 1, Sports...

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21 MLB players to watch in 2021: Colorado Rockies SS Trevor Story

Through the month of March, leading up to MLB Opening Day on April 1, Sports...

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21 MLB players to watch in 2021: St. Louis Cardinals 3B Nolan Arenado

Through the month of March, leading up to MLB Opening Day on April 1, Sports...

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Murray Garvin, college basketball coaches joining together for 'needed' National Day of Prayer

It’s no secret the past year has been challenging, in many ways, for everyone. College...

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Titans veteran long snapper Matt Overton finding joy in real estate venture

There were a few weeks last season where Matt Overton was, as he described it,...

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Florida's Keyontae Johnson: Future is 'in God's hands' after collapse

Keyontae Johnson knew this basketball season would look a little different. He just didn’t know...

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Steelers players walked with 'rockstar' chaplain Kent Chevalier as he grieved loss of brother

Kent Chevalier is usually the one who is there to comfort and counsel the Pittsburgh...

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Chiefs & owner Clark Hunt aim to bring unity: 'We need to put God first, others second, ourselves third'

Numerous professional athletes and organizations were moved to affect change in their communities amid the...

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Titans RB Derrick Henry thanks God as he wins NFL Offensive Player of the Year

Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry was named the Associated Press Offensive Player of the...

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Saints LB Demario Davis honored, Benjamin Watson shares Gospel at virtual Super Bowl Breakfast

It was no surprise to hear Demario Davis thank God in his acceptance speech after...

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Chiefs FB Anthony Sherman surprises cancer-fighting K.C. fan with Super Bowl tickets

Jace Ward thought he was getting on a Zoom call to talk to a psychologist...

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'Hard-nosed,' high character Nolan Arenado becomes St. Louis Cardinals 3B

It almost made too much sense. After much courting that dates back to at least...

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Chiefs FB Anthony Sherman helping to 'Fill the Stadium' through Compassion International

This year’s Super Bowl won’t have many fans in attendance due to the COVID-19 pandemic,...

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Pitcher Adam Wainwright re-signs with St. Louis Cardinals, lauded as 'highly-respected team leader'

Adam Wainwright is returning to St. Louis. The veteran pitcher entering his 16th season (17th...

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Alabama men's hoops coach Nate Oats has top-10 team as he honors cancer-surviving wife

The University of Alabama men's basketball team has a big rematch with Kentucky on Tuesday...

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Baseball legend Hank Aaron passes away at 86, relied on God as his strength

Hank Aaron, a Baseball Hall of Famer and former home run king, passed away Friday...

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Jake Fromm leaning on God to stay 'sane' as Bills' quarantine quarterback

Jake Fromm decided to forgo his senior season at Georgia and enter the NFL Draft...

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Giants lineman Nate Solder trusting God with next steps after opting out of 2020 season

It was great to just be a fan this year, New York Giants offensive lineman...

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Texas hoops star Andrew Jones hits game-winner on anniversary of cancer diagnosis

Talk about an anniversary celebration. On Jan. 9, 2018, University of Texas men's basketball star...

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Saints LB Demario Davis named 2021 Bart Starr Award winner for character, leadership

One of the premiere events on the sports calendar that intersects faith and sports each...

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Florida's Keyontae Johnson speaks after collapse: 'God said my work here ain't done'

University of Florida star basketball player Keyontae Johnson posted a video to social media on...

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Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw calls for end of child marriage in Dominican Republic

Los Angeles Dodger star pitcher Clayton Kershaw is fresh off of winning his first World...

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Prayers flood in for Florida's Keyontae Johnson following collapse mid-game

People in and around the sports world are praying for Florida basketball star Keyontae Johnson,...

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MAGAZINE: Clemson Quarterback Trevor Lawrence Has His Identity Secured

This story appears in the Fall 2020 issue of Sports Spectrum Magazine. To read the...

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Brewers' Lorenzo Cain 'trying to get my life right with God' as he sits out 2020 season

A number of players have opted out of the 2020 Major League Baseball season due...

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Cardinals pitcher Jack Flaherty talks faith and grief on 'Table Forty' podcast

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Jack Flaherty is one of Major League Baseball’s rising stars. Much...

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Lance Berkman describes his prayer before game-tying 2011 World Series hit

Game 6 of the 2011 World Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Texas...

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Will Shipley, nation’s No. 1 all-purpose back, thanks God in committing to Clemson

The pressure is off for four-star prospect Will Shipley. On Tuesday, the nation’s No. 1...

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eConnXn focused on bringing Jesus, love into eSports world

The online video gaming community is one of the most rapidly growing movements all across...

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Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright, wife Jenny donate $250,000 to help minor leaguers

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the economy. Many people have lost...

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Former Ohio State basketball star Aaron Craft shares faith as he rides out coronavirus in Italy

People are looking for hope in a lot of places amid the coronavirus outbreak. Former...

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Oklahoma softball pitcher Shannon Saile gets baptized, trusts Christ amid uncertainty

Oklahoma senior softball player Shannon Saile saw her season get cut short due to the...

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Alabama head coach Nate Oats leans on Bible as team aims to finish season strong

The Alabama men’s basketball team and coach Nate Oats are gearing up for their season...

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Raiders QB Derek Carr: 'Today is the day to get it right' with God

The tragic death of former Lakers star Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and seven others...

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Sports figures join END IT Movement to help end slavery

A picture really is worth a thousand words, and sometimes it can possibly save lives....

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Orlando Magic VP Pat Williams: Kobe Bryant's death has 'people really thinking about their own mortality'

Kobe Bryant’s tragic death on Sunday rattled the nation, and the world. It was compounded...

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NFL's 2020 Super Bowl Breakfast to feature faith and football, honor Giants QB Eli Manning

Thousands upon thousands of people will head to Miami next month to celebrate Super Bowl...

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Titans QB Ryan Tannehill clings to faith as he prepares for playoff matchup

It’s been an up-and-down career for Ryan Tannehill. But after spending six years with the...

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10 years later: Colt McCoy's witness for Christ heard 'round the world

Colt McCoy was one of the most accomplished quarterbacks in University of Texas football history....

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