This edition of Sports Spectrum Conversations features the head football coach at Liberty University, Turner Gill. Coach talked to us about his playing career at Nebraska and in the CFL, his minor league baseball career, and how God prepared him to be a head coach and leader. Coach Gill also shares his memories of his mother, who passed away just a few weeks ago, and how she always encouraged him in his faith...
This is the first in a series we are starting here on SportsSpectrum.com called Sports Spectrum "Conversations," where, you guessed it, we have a conversation with a Christian athlete or personality. It will be in Q&A format and in audio podcast to go along side of it, so you can enjoy the interview either way.
This edition of Sports Spectrum "Conversations" features the man who many people call the face of TNA Wrestling (Thursdays 8 ET SPIKE TV), the "Phenomenal" AJ Styles. Styles (born Allen Neal Jones) is a TNA Grand Slam champion, which means he's held every championship there is to hold in the company, and is one of the most exciting wrestlers in all of pro wrestling today. Styles joins us to talk about his wrestling career, how he became a Christian, what it's like be a Christian in the pro wrestling industry, why Tim Tebow can't take his shirt off in public, his love for Christian hip-hop, and the Super Mario Bros...
The NFL Draft starts on Thursday, April 26 and former Michigan State quarterback, Kirk Cousins, will be hoping to hear his name called by an NFL team some time in the early rounds. In our story about from the Summer 2011 issue of Sports Spectrum, Cousins talked about his future in the NFL.
“Ultimately, the whole NFL thing and the future in general, whether you are playing in the pros or just your future, whether you’re an athlete or a college student in general, most of us don’t know what’s going to happen in the next few years."
“It’s a little bit scary because I’m the kind of guy who likes to have a plan and likes to have things laid out."
“We have to trust in the Lord’s plan and we have to walk with Him and honor Him and trust Him...
A natural showman.
That’s what Piers Morgan called stunt biker Jeremy VanSchoonhoven.
That’s a pretty strong statement from the toughest judge on the panel from America’s Got Talent (he even buzzed Jeremy in his first performance).
VanSchoonhoven wowed millions of Americans with his dangerous stunts and tricks. He made it to the top 10 and went on a 25-city tour across America. And to think, the whole experience almost never happened.
VanSchoonhoven began stunt biking when he was 12 years old. He once saw a guy hopping around on his bike at a bike shop and thought it was the “coolest thing in the world..."
New York Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey took a no-hitter through 7 innings Saturday vs. Philadelphia before Phillies outfielder Shane Victorino recorded a line drive base hit to left field. Dickey finished the day with 7 IP, 3 H, 1ER, and 1BB and no decision. The Mets went on to win the game 2-1. This was Dickey's last start on the year for the Mets, and it wraps up another solid year for the knuckleballer. Dickey finishes the year with a losing record (8-13) but a very solid ERA of 3.28, which is first among Mets starters. I had a chance to speak with Dickey in spring training, and the story was featured in the Spring 2011 issue of Sports Spectrum.
The knuckleball. It dips and dives, darts and drops, and is the most unpredictable pitch in baseball. It seemingly takes a wild journey before reaching its destination to the plate. No one knows exactly where it will go. The batter doesn’t, the fielder doesn’t, even the catcher, and most importantly the pitcher, aren’t exactly sure where the ball will land...