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Log in HERE to view Sports Spectrum's Winter 2016 print magazine, our first magazine of this winter. This special extended issue includes feature stories on Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis, New England Patriots wide receiver Matthew Slater, University of North Carolina women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell, St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny, Bubba Watson's caddy Ted Scott, PGA Tour players Cameron Tringale and Chesson Hadley, University of Washington forward Katie Collier, and the family of late Hall of Famer Reggie White...

Probably the most devastating thing that can happen to us is to mess up publicly. When you’re someone known by only a few people, messing up publicly is bad, but it can be overcome. But when you’re a pro athlete, the public mess-up can be more damaging. When you’re a pro athlete in the NFL, the most popular of the major four U.S. sports, and that mess-up comes in a playoff game that will rank in the top 25 pro sports events watched on TV that year, it can be devastating...

Click HERE to view Sports Spectrum's FREE Winter 2016 DigiMag #2, our second magazine of the winter. Upon the completion of the 2015-16 NFL season, this issue reflects on the last year in sports...

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton made headlines in Week 9 of the 2015-16 NFL season for tearing down a Green Bay Packers banner in Bank of America Stadium, home of the Panthers. When asked about it by the media, Newton basically said that it didn’t seem right to have a Packers banner hanging at their home field. So he ripped it down...

It is my privilege to be joined by Clark Kellogg, a CBS college basketball analyst. He played college basketball at Ohio State and in the NBA for the Indiana Pacers. He has a wife and three grown children. He joins us today to talk about basketball, faith and family...

Game On LU recently sat down with former NCAA Division I basketball coach Dave Bliss, whose career fell apart in a scandal at Baylor University in 2003 after 500 NCAA victories as a head coach. Watch the video HERE...

As an athlete, I often struggled with aiming for perfection. In gymnastics, all of our routines in competition are scored out of a 10.0, also known as a “Perfect 10,” emphasizing the importance of making as few mistakes as possible, if any...

In this issue of Sports Spectrum, we featured New York Jets punter Ryan Quigley in our “Closeups” section. In case you have not yet read the story, I’ll give you a summary... After being cut...

Thomas Davis sits in the quiet of his Charlotte, North Carolina, home, wearing a silvery, Glen check suit and a striped, burgundy tie, his diamond earrings glimmering in the dim of his living room. It...

With basketball season now in full force once more, I am reminded of the battle my husband Steve and I faced time and time again as parents. Whenever we were watching our children play basketball when they were younger, the temptation was always present to become overly involved in our sons’ sports careers...
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In a recent interview with The Associated Press, Clemson football head coach Dabo Swinney talks about his Christian faith and its influence in how he coaches his team. "I just try to be who I...

Mike Minter is no Michael Jackson. That much was clear two years ago at the swanky 30th birthday bash he threw for his wife, Kim. Minter, the Carolina Panthers' venerable safety, went all out, renting the ballroom at The Cornhusker, a posh hotel in Lincoln, Nebraska, and filling it with ice sculptures, a deejay, and 100 guests -- "the whole enchilada," as friend Chris Bubak put it. But the highlight came late in the evening when the deejay, at Kim's request, surprised Mike by asking him to perform "Beat It" on a karaoke machine...

Have you ever had a bad season as an athlete or a coach? Have you ever felt like everything that could go wrong did go wrong during a game or season (or at least a high percentage of things went wrong)? What about in your life? What sustained you through that?

Is a college coaching position, or any coaching position for that matter, only about wins and losses? Most people would agree that it’s not, but that wins and losses are a huge determiner of coaches keeping their job...
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University of North Carolina women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell recently sat down with Sports Spectrum and shared with the magazine her journey through leukemia. Her story is an inspiration to anyone who is facing adversity. You can watch the five-part series above or read her story by clicking HERE.

Professional men’s sports are dominated by young men. The players who seem to produce the best results are between their late teens and mid-30s. There are some notable exceptions...

It is December 8. Eleven days before Reggie White’s birthday. Eighteen days before the 11th anniversary of his death...

It’s my privilege to be joined by the head basketball coach from the University of Virginia, Tony Bennett. He’s been there since 2009 and his teams have been the ACC regular season champs the last two seasons...

The University of Georgia held a news conference on Monday morning to discuss Mark Richt's coming departure as head football coach. Richt and athletic director Greg McGarity mutually agreed on Sunday that Richt would step down after the season, and they held a press conference on Monday to discuss the decision with the media...

For as long as I can remember, I’ve always wanted to write. In grade school, I wrote a three-part series, probably 200 pages long, about flying dogs and cats that were at war with one another (it actually turned out to be kind of a gruesome tale, with backstabbing and blood and death, and I’m sure my parents were at least a little concerned)...

Ryan Quigley found himself at a crossroads. After a successful four-year punting career at Boston College, Quigley, undrafted, had an opportunity to make the Chicago Bears roster during the 2012 preseason...

As an NFL kicker, Jason Hanson has heard the cheers after kicking a game-winning field goal. And he’s heard the boos after missing. “Yeah, there’s pressure,” Hanson says. Welcome to Hanson’s world. And no one wearing a Detroit Lions uniform did it better. Or longer...

Jackie Slater coaches with the same intensity that helped him become a Pro Football Hall of Fame offensive tackle. In practice, he constantly barks instructions to Azusa Pacific University’s offensive linemen, holding them to the...

Charles Tillman has been to a Super Bowl, been named to the All-Pro and Pro Bowl teams, earned a master’s degree, and won the prestigious Walter Payton Man of the Year Award. Now the 13-year...

I am reading a book by A.W. Tozer titled, The Purpose of Man, and, although I know how important our relationship with God is, I don’t think I live like it at times...

Log in HERE to view Sports Spectrum's Fall 2015 DigiMag, our second magazine of the fall. This issue includes feature stories on St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny and Bubba Watson's caddy, Ted Scott. In...
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“Now those who were scattered because of the persecution that arose over Stephen traveled as far as Phoenicia and Cyprus and Antioch, speaking the word to no one except Jews...And the hand of the...
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  Former professional football player "Rocket" Ismail discusses his conversion from Islam to Christianity with Game Plan For Life. Click HERE to watch more videos and testimonies from Game Plan For Life.