Devotional of the Week: Game Changer

I traveled to Tuscaloosa, Ala., in 2010 to watch my No. 2 Auburn Tigers take on the No. 11 Alabama Crimson Tide in what turned out to be one of the greatest comeback games I’ve ever seen...

Fall 2015 print magazine now available for online viewing

Log in HERE to view Sports Spectrum's Fall 2015 print issue. Subscribers, this issue will ONLY be available online, and the final print issue of the year will be double the size and extra special. We apologize for any inconvenience. Our Winter 2015 print issue will be well worth the wait...

Airing It Out: Our Responsibility?

How much is a coach culpable for the right or wrong actions of his players? In today’s society, you would think he’s just as responsible or more responsible for their actions. I would argue that he’s not responsible for everything, and maybe not anything, but hear me out before throwing any stones...

A Gracious Manager: Cardinals manager Mike Matheny has impacted St. Louis beyond the diamond

It was early May and, although the Major League Baseball season was barely a month old, the St. Louis Cardinals were running roughshod over the rest of the league, jumping out to a 21-7 record as they flew into Pittsburgh to play the scrappy Pirates. The Cards took the first game but dropped the next two, falling to 22-9 on the season...

Five faith-based quotes from current NFL quarterbacks

Here are five faith-based quotes from current quarterbacks in the NFL: Derek Carr, Tony Romo, Matt Hasselbeck, Andy Dalton, and Josh McCown...

Touring Together: Inside Bubba Watson and caddy Ted Scott’s unique relationship

On the PGA Tour, a player’s caddy is there to help, guide, encourage and lead him in the proper direction...

Sylvia’s Song: UNC women’s basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell’s fight with leukemia

Fifteen years ago, Sylvia Hatchell and her husband, Sammy, nailed a sign to the big oak tree next to the blueberry patch on their 200-acre property in the mountains of Asheville, N.C. The sign read...

Five quotes from current coaches in college football

"I think everybody has a belief system. Everybody believes in something and so whatever you believe in whatever you have faith in shapes you period. What kind of a husband you are, what kind...

From The Archives: Guided Star

Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten has become a model of stability, security and super-sized plays. But to achieve his many NFL honors and to earn the respect of teammates and fans, Witten had to overcome unbelievable odds as a neglected child to become a true champion on and off the field...

Survivor, A Faith Tested: University of Washington forward Katie Collier’s inspiring heart, joy

Maybe even more surprising than the news—Katie Collier had a rare form of Leukemia—was her reaction. She could still smile. Despite the heartache...

Youth Movement: Cameron Tringale, Chesson Hadley are beacon of light among PGA Tour youth

Young, rich, handsome and Christian. That’s the formula for many on the PGA Tour these days, but for Cameron Tringale and Chesson Hadley, they’ve found that their faith in God and their association with ministry partner College Golf Fellowship equals more than any on-course achievement can ever bring...

Devotional of the Week: The Pleasure Of Pleasing God

Some of you may recall the 1981 movie Chariots of Fire, which told the true story of British track and field athletes preparing for the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris. If you haven’t seen the movie, it’s incredible as evidenced by it being nominated for seven Academy Awards and winning four...

Devotionals from Fall 2015 print issue (Week 2)

SERIES: DISTINXION, LESSONS FROM THE HARDWOOD Monday “…whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.”...

Devotionals from Fall 2015 print issue (Week 10)

(Last issue also included some devotionals based on Jeremiah 2, but these devotionals will touch on different verses. Since this is the Lord’s decree against His people, there is much to be learned from...

Devotionals from Fall 2015 print issue (Week 3)

SERIES: ACTS 11, LESSONS FROM THE NEW TESTAMENT Monday “Now the apostles and the brothers who were throughout Judea heard that the Gentiles also had received the word of God. So when Peter went up...

Devotionals from Fall 2015 print issue (Week 12)

SERIES: RUNNING, LESSONS FROM TRACK AND FIELD Monday: “Again I saw that under the sun the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, nor bread to the wise, nor riches...

Devotionals from Fall 2015 print issue (Week 5)

SERIES: IN HIS GRIP, LESSONS FROM THE LINKS Monday: “Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.” James 1:22; NIV Practice…then play! Golf is a game of precision and precision...

Devotionals from Fall 2015 print issue (Week 9)

Monday: “And His soul could no longer endure the misery of Israel.” Judges 10:16b Still Loved In the 1990 Major League Baseball season, the St. Louis Cardinals were 70-92. They finished last for the first time...

Devotionals from Fall 2015 print issue (Week 8)

SERIES: ACROSS THE SPECTRUM, LESSONS FROM THE SS STAFF Monday: “Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.” Proverbs 27:17 True Improvement Playing basketball was always very important to me while growing up. While I sometimes thought...

Devotionals from Fall 2015 print issue (Week 4)

SERIES: ACTS 12, LESSONS FROM THE NEW TESTAMENT Monday: “About that time Herod the king laid violent hands on some who belonged to the church. He killed James the brother of John with the sword,...

Devotionals from Fall 2015 print issue (Week 7)

SERIES: READER SUBMITTED, LESSONS FROM OUR READERS Monday: “...that the world may know that You have sent Me...” John 17:23c In Deed and Word There are 30 teams in Major League Baseball, 15 each in the National...

Devotionals from Fall 2015 print issue (Week 1)

SERIES: COLLEGE FOOTBALL, LESSONS FROM THE GRIDIRON Monday “All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the LORD saves; for the battle is the LORD’s, and he will...

Devotionals From Fall 2015 Print Issue (Week 6)

SERIES: PSALMS, LESSONS FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT Monday: “His pleasure is not in the strength of the horse, nor his delight in the legs of the warrior; the LORD delights in those who fear him,...

Devotionals from Fall 2015 print issue (Week 13)

SERIES: FROM THE EDITOR, LESSONS FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK Monday: “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” II Timothy 4:7 (ESV) Fighting the Good Fight Nowhere is this...

Devotionals from Fall 2015 print issue (Week 11)

SERIES: JEREMIAH 2, LESSONS FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT Monday: “How can you say, ‘I am not unclean, I have not gone after the Baals’? Look at your way in the valley; know what you have...

Devotionals from Fall 2015 print issue

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Video of the Week: Average Joe | Tim Brown (by Game Plan For...

Hall of Famer and legendary Raider Tim Brown opens up to Game Plan For Life about his spiritual journey and his relationship with his father. Click HERE to watch more videos and testimonies from...

Devotional of the Week: Weighty Matters

Wrigley Field (so named in 1927) has been the home of the Chicago Cubs since 1916. Situated near Lake Michigan, it is legendary for its wind currents. Many a slugger has seen a home run turn into a routine fly ball, and many a utility player has seen a routine fly ball turn into a home run, depending on the direction of the wind...