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    Matt Hasselbeck's life was changed by a trip to Jamaica

    The following article was originally posted in the January-February 2007 edition of Sports Spectrum Magazine. The Amazing Journey of Matt Hasselbeck  by Gail Wood It was here, in the poverty-torn...

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    Throwback Thursday: Jorginho Amorim and Silas Pereira, May/June 1990

    Alright, readers. For this article, we are suspending the term "soccer" from our vocabulary. After all, it doesn't accurately describe the sport in which a player uses only his or...

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    Throwback Thursday: Heather and Heidi Burge, March/April 1992

    At 6'5", identical twins Heather and Heidi Burge have always been a tall order, especially on the basketball court. Former Guinness World Records holders as the world's tallest identical twins...

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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 to substance abuse, addiction, and bankruptcy....

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    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 any pro golfer, male or...

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    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 tough loss for anyone, but Dave...

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    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 Cup Series and NASCAR Busch Series,...

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    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 in the minor leagues. Then Charles...

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    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 at South Dakota State University, and...

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    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. In the 1991 article of Sports...

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    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: having just completed a successful season...

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    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 case for OSU gymnast Joy Selig....

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    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 eight years, and earned two singles...

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    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 of the sport's best rebounders. Famous...

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    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 also remember him as a member...

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    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 in collegiate and NBA history, "The...

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    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 starting quarterback for Stanford, Stenstrom became...

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    Olympian Allyson Felix says faith is the reason she runs

    As U.S. Olympian and track and field sprinter Allyson Felix prepares for her several competitions in Rio de Janeiro this weekend and into next week, she may think back to...

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    From the Archives: In the Clear

    Life for professional baseball players isn't as easy as it may seem — especially for those with families at home. Astros pitcher Collin McHugh is no stranger to this truth....

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    From the Archives: Multiply

    With all that the NBA has to offer for young potential basketball stars, many college athletes choose to cut their careers short to enter the NBA Draft. Tonight, with the 2016...

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