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Former NFL Coach Says He Was Hours From Death When A Miracle Happened

Sam Wyche is the former head coach of the Cincinnati Bengals and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He led the 1989 Bengals to the AFC Title and a trip to Super Bowl XXIII. Wyche and his...

NEW PODCAST: David Nelson, Former NFL and Florida Gators Wide Receiver

David Nelson won 2 National Championships at the University of Florida and caught touchdown passes from Tim Tebow. He was undrafted in 2010 and signed a free agent contract with Buffalo. His NFL career...

THE INCREASE: Leaning In – Trey Burton

Before this past season began my wife Yesenia and I started talking and praying together about what God wanted from us this year. We prayed consistently, knowing that we have a much more important...

Daily Devotional – Friday May 26, 2017

“If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body be thrown into hell. And...

THE INCREASE: Where True Hope Lies – Mark Appel

It feels great to finally be healthy, back on a team, and competing again. We’re in the full swing of the season now and I’m really thankful for where I am. We’ve only been together...

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 where he hit 28...

Cavs J.R. Smith Happy To Have His Daughter Home After Being Born 5 Months...

J.R. Smith was selected 18th overall in the 2004 NBA Draft by the Hornets. His professional basketball journey has taken him from New Orleans to Denver to New York and now currently, with the Cleveland Cavaliers,...

Daily Devotional – Thursday May 25, 2017

“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” - 2 Corinthians 12:9 The Power of Weakness I remember the first time I went hiking. To say I was unprepared for the...
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Increase Story of the Week: Matt Carpenter

Baseball was one of those things that came easily to Matt Carpenter. A standout All-American infielder in high school, he imagined dominating his years in collegiate baseball before getting signed by a major league...

NFL Running Back Wins “Dancing With The Stars”

Rashad Jennings is an NFL running back. After playing the last three seasons with the New York Giants, Jennings finds himself without a job ... an NFL job that is. While he still hopes...

Daily Devotional – Wednesday May 24, 2017

"He must become greater. I must become less." - John 3:30 The Increase Five years ago, I began a wonderful tradition of going on baseball stadium tours with a few friends of mine. Our first trip...

Former Panthers Safety Tre Boston Says God Clearly Directed His Steps To Sign With...

In 3 seasons with the Carolina Panthers, Tre Boston played in 5 postseason games, including the Super Bowl 50 loss to the Denver Broncos. He was the starting safety in 10 of the team's 16...

Daily Devotional – Tuesday May 23, 2017

“Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.” - Ephesians 6:11 Battle Equipment During the majority of my baseball “career” (as short as it was) I...

Celtics Guard Avery Bradley Honors Late Mother With Every Shot He Takes

Coming into Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Sunday, the Boston Celtics looked like they were done. In Game 2 against the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers, Boston was embarrassed on their home...

Daily Devotional – Monday May 22, 2017

“For who will heed you in this matter. But as his part is who goes down to the battle, so shall his part be who stays by the supplies; They shall share alike.”  -...

Nashville Predators Mike Fisher is Shining On and Off the Ice

Mike Fisher hasn't scored a single goal during the playoffs. The Nashville Predators' center hasn't even recorded an assist. Yet, the team is two games away from its first Stanley Cup finals appearance largely...

NEW PODCAST: Scott Lehman, IN HIS GRIP GOLF

Scott Lehman is the founder of In His Grip Golf  and the author of More Than A Game: Finding Life’s Answers Through Golf.  Scott's goal and mission is to introduce men to Jesus Christ through...

Daily Devotional – Friday May 19, 2017

“So David inquired of the Lord, saying, ‘Shall I pursue this troop? Shall I overtake them?’ And He answered him, ‘Pursue, for you shall surely overtake them and without fail recover all.’ - 1...

Diary of a Minor League Baseball Player (Part 5)

Ethan Chapman’s dream to make it to the Big League level hasn’t happened yet. This past winter, Ethan signed to play 2017 in the Mexican League (AAA level) with the Vaqueros Union Laguna club. Off...

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. The 5'1 redhead who...

Daily Devotional – Thursday May 18, 2017

“For you have heard of my previous way of life in Judaism, how intensely I persecuted the church of God and tried to destroy it. I was advancing in Judaism ....but, God, who set...
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Increase Story of the Week: Jaime Garcia

Thrilled at being drafted by the Cardinals as a relief pitcher in 2005, Jaime Garcia's excitement quickly turned to crushing disappointment when he was sent back due to an injury. His whole identity and...

Indiana Organization Serving Kids Through Faith and Sports

Sports Spectrum believes in highlighting local ministries doing awesome work through sports. Today we feature AGAITAS as told by their Director and Founder Ryan Burgher On a Sunday morning in April, 2012, our pastor at Mission Point Community Church...

Daily Devotional – Wednesday May 17, 2017

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will...

NEW PODCAST: Clemson Wide Receiver Hunter Renfrow

Hunter Renfrow is a wide receiver for the Clemson Tigers. On January 9, 2017, the Clemson Tigers won College Football's National Championship game, beating Alabama 35-31. With just :01 left on the clock, Tigers QB...

Daily Devotional – Tuesday May 16, 2017

“Be very careful, then, how you live — not as unwise but as wise.” Ephesians 5:15 Discovering Character and Devotion Few would disagree with me that suffering is a major part of sport. I once watched...

I Have Allowed Football To Be My God

For as long as I can remember football has set the “rhythm” of my life. I have been playing it since I was 9 years old. Growing up in Connecticut, football meant something to...

Daily Devotional – Monday May 15, 2017

"In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. But someone will say, “You have faith; I have deeds.” Show me your faith without deeds, and I will...

Wife Of Former Jets Offensive Lineman Has Amazing Prayer Answered After Suffering Two Miscarriages

D'Brickashaw Ferguson was the fourth overall pick in the 2006 NFL Draft by the New York Jets. The 6'6, 310 pound offensive lineman went on to start every game he played with the Jets...

NEW PODCAST: Cleveland Cavaliers Chaplain Jerry Birch

Jerry Birch just completed his 18th season as the chaplain for the NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers. He is also the co-pastor of Abundant Grace Fellowship in Cleveland and leads a marriage ministry with his wife...