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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

From the Archives: Allyson Felix

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 her disappointment eight years ago in Beijing...

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.

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 NBA Draft getting underway, will be no exception...

From the Archives: Breaking Free

Back in 2011, before Simpson had earned any victories on the PGA Tour, he was caught in a trap. Not a literal sand trap, but a metaphorical, mental trap. He was taking a somewhat passive approach in his golf game — using his faith in God as an excuse...

From the Archives: On the Mark

Back in 1999, when Mark Jackson was playing for the Indiana Pacers, he shared his story with Sports Spectrum — discussing how he maintains a healthy spiritual lifestyle despite his busy NBA schedule...

From the Archives: Fire and Ice

Jarome Iginla, who played for the Penguins during the second half of the 2012-13 NFL season, was a member of the Calgary Flames at the time and explained how Jesus' work in his life gave him the incredible happiness that he exudes each day...

From the Archives: Tall Order

He stands at 7-foot-1, his nickname is 'The Admiral' and his NBA awards and accolades could fill an encyclopedia, yet growing up, the game of basketball was almost foreign to NBA superstar David Robinson...

From the Archives: Quiet Thunder

Since he was drafted in 2007 by the Seattle SuperSonics, Kevin Durant quickly became a household name — but that may not have always been what he wanted...

Three faith-based stories on Masters champions

“Just because our plan is easier doesn’t mean anything because His plan is best. We may struggle, but what’s really a struggle when you...