Throwback Thursday


Football

Drew Brees on overcoming obstacles and trusting in God

This article from Sean Jensen was originally featured in the Winter 2010 edition of Sports Spectrum Magazine.  New Orleans Saints Super Bowl MVP quarterback Drew Brees doesn’t possess the speed of...

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Basketball

David Robinson retired from basketball in 2003 to preach and teach God's word

This story was originally published in the November/December 2002 issue of Sports Spectrum magazine.  As his pro basketball career moves through its final year, David Robinson reflects on some lessons...

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Football

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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From The Archives

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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From The Archives

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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From The Archives

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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From The Archives

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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From The Archives

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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Sports Spectrum

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 renowned tournament is an honor...

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Devotional of the Week

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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Devotional of the Week

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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From The Archives

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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From The Archives

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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Devotional of the Week

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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Devotional of the Week

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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From The Archives

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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From The Archives

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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From The Archives

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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From The Archives

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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From The Archives

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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