Sports Spectrum's third issue of the fall is now available for online viewing. Log in HERE to view the DigiMag. To receive 12 issues of Sports Spectrum magazine a year, subscribe HERE. This issue includes exclusive feature stories on Auburn University head football coach Gus Malzahn, Pittsburgh Steelers fullback Will Johnson and former Indianapolis Colts tight end Ben Utecht...

"Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always strive to do what is good for each other and for everyone else.” I Thessalonians 5:15 Two stories that remind me that good still exists in today’s all-about-me and win-at-all-costs athletic culture come from a little-known college and one of the most unlikely NFL teams...

Andy Dalton has been described by teammates as tough, gritty and solid. But now, as Dalton plays in his fourth season as the Cincinnati Bengals quarterback, he gets to add another description to his name—father. He and his wife Jordan had their first child, Noah, on July 1, 2014, before the start of the 2014-15 NFL season...

Ever feel like you're doing all the right things, but still getting "picked over"? Justin Forsett's life tells that story, and how he experienced God in the process. (Produced by The Increase)

The first time I saw Paraguayan missionary Norberto Kurrle was two years ago on a video screen. I was sitting in the back of an amphitheater at a church service in Roanoke, Va., when a video cued featuring Norberto and his newly adopted two-year old daughter, Anahi, sitting on his lap...

As I grabbed my laptop in the airport to start typing away at my first blog before catching yet another flight, my most immediate thought was to write about how busy my schedule has been this fall. Between college soccer and World Cup qualifying, being a color commentator for ESPN and FOX has kept me on the move...

During a 2007 game against the Denver Broncos, NFL free safety Ryan Clark had to be rushed to the hospital. Clark, who had suffered from sickle cell trait since his childhood, had endured a splenic infraction, which is common in high altitudes for those with sickle cell. He had to have both his spleen and gallbladder removed, which resulted in losing 30 pounds...

If someone read Anne Schleper’s bio from the past five years they would wonder what she hasn’t accomplished. In 2011, she won a gold medal at the World Championships for women’s ice hockey...

Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw won nearly everything except a World Series ring this past baseball season. The 25-year-old, who, along with wife Ellen, travels on mission trips to the Dominican Republic and Zambia, as well as to U.S. cities Dallas and Los Angeles each offseason, became the first National League player in 46 years to take home both the Cy Young Award (league’s top pitcher) and the MVP (best overall player)...

On Nov. 13, two weeks after the San Francisco Giants won their third World Series title in five years, one of the all-time Giants greats, Alvin Dark, passed away at the age of 92. In 1951, Dark helped lead the then-New York Giants to their first pennant since 1937; and in 1954, he led them to their first World Series title since 1933...

"Yes, I’m back!” Those three words, in large print, were in a photo collage and placed just above a photo of a candy apple red Ferrari GT 458 and just under another photo of Emerson Fittipaldi’s eyes, which were peering through the opening of his racing helmet...

BRYCE JOHNSON: What area of your faith has grown the most as you’ve gotten older and stepped away from football? Bobby Bowden:  The older I have gotten, it seems the more faith I have. It hasn’t diminished. The faith I had as a child has grown and grown and grown. I have faith in God and my Savior is Christ. I’m a Christian...

Pittsburgh Steelers fans didn’t find Will Johnson’s rushing stats impressive through his first 11 games this season. Two attempts, 0 yards. Or his receiving stats for that matter. Five catches, 30 yards. If they knew, they likely wouldn’t...

"Are you ever afraid, Ben?” the reporter asks. He doesn’t answer right away. How could he not be afraid? What would it be like to have symptoms of brain loss? Holes in your memory that you...

Playing professional soccer for Major League Soccer (MLS) at the highest level in America over the past eight years has, without question, been a huge accomplishment of mine. Little did I know growing up that, one day, I would be living my dream as a professional soccer player! While it would be easy for me to list all of my soccer achievements, these accomplishments do not define me. Others will be drafted higher than I, trophies will fade, records will be broken, and our championship teams will long be forgotten...

After a long, hot day of practice at the University of Florida, Steve Spurrier is the first one off the field. He has made it his custom to lead the way into the press barrage. Spurrier steps to the sidelines and is assaulted with television cameras and tape recorders. "Nothin' too exciting happened today, nothin' too disappointing happened," he reported one afternoon early in the season, "just another day out in the sunshine. What else y'all wanna know?"

Moe Drabowsky was born in Poland in 1935. In 1956, he broke into the majors as a pitcher for the Chicago Cubs. Over the next 10 years with four different teams, his record was a paltry 48-81. Three times his teams finished last. It seemed as if his career was going no- where, a dead end, with the then hapless Kansas City Athletics...

Imagine if we were encouraged every day. Or taken care of every day. Or loved, celebrated, or even supported in our endeavors— every day. Imagine. How would that make you feel? Would you feel encouraged? Would you feel taken...

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In Game 7 of the 2001 World Series, Yankees closer, Mariano Rivera was brought in to preserve the lead against the Arizona Diamondbacks. In the ninth inning, his errant throw opened the gates to a 2-run rally. The Yankees lost the game and the World Series...

CBN Sports is in Kansas City as two Wild Card teams are now facing each other in the 2014 World Series. Meet members of the Kansas City Royals and the San Francisco Giants who believe faith is bigger than baseball...

I tried to enter complete solitude. It was a Saturday morning, and I had just finished a cup of coffee—my third, I think. I walked out of my favorite coffee shop in Charlotte, N.C., and...

Rashad Jennings sits inside his New Jersey home across the Hudson River. Two days before, he rushed for a career-high 176 yards in the New York Giants’ 30-17 victory against the Houston Texans in Week 3. He dedicated the game to his father, Albert Jennings, a double amputee who lost his legs to diabetes. Jennings looks down at his blank piece of paper, silent and reflective. Here he is, the starting running back for the New York Giants, in the biggest city in the country...

Nothing makes you more legit in Major League Baseball than winning a World Series. When the San Francisco Giants swept the Detroit Tigers to win the 2012 series, they capped the fourth game with a thrilling extra innings victory. Two seasons prior, the Giants clinched their first World Series title since 1954 by defeating the Texas Rangers. Reliever Jeremy Affeldt was part of the reason San Francisco’s bullpen had an outstanding performance...

Late in one game during a June 2014 home series with the New York Mets, St. Louis Cardinals center fielder Peter Bourjos drifted back to catch a fly ball near the warning track. It was the final out of the inning. Then Bourjos, like many outfielders have done before him, ran toward the left center field bleachers, pointed toward a bespectacled little boy on the front row, and tossed him the ball...

  Greetings, I am so excited to share with you how the Lord Jesus Christ has blessed Sports Spectrum Global during the last year. With your subscriptions to the magazine and through your prayers and financial...

Each week, host Bryce Johnson interviews intriguing guests on his syndicated faith and sports radio show UNPACKIN’ it. We highlight a portion of that interview for your enjoyment and encouragement. This issue, Bryce is...

Our first issue of the fall is now available for online viewing. Log in HERE to view. We release two digital issues between each print issue, totaling 12 issues a year and three issues per season. To receive 12 issues of Sports Spectrum magazine, subscribe HERE. This issue includes exclusive feature stories on New York Giants running back Rashad Jennings and 1996 Heisman Trophy winner Danny Wuerffel. Our closeups include "In The News" stories on Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson, Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins, Detroit Tigers slugger Torii Hunter and Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw. In our editorials, staff writer and columnist Stephen Copeland talks about what he learned about the "inner me" during his interview with Rashad Jennings, and "UNPACKIN' it" podcast host Bryce Johnson interviews two-time Super Bowl champion Chase Blackburn about his season with the Carolina Panthers.