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...

Daily Devotional – Friday May 12, 2017

“If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and He will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. But when you ask Him, be sure that your faith is in...

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 eight years, and earned two singles titles. His 1991 article...

Golfing Legend Bobby Jones Was Baptized Three Days Before His Death in 1971

Bobby Jones is a golfing legend. He won 7 Major championships including the U.S. Open four times and the British Open three times. Jones founded and helped design the Augusta National Golf Club, and co-founded...

Daily Devotional – Thursday May 11, 2017

  “For God knew His people in advance, and He chose them to become like His Son, so that His Son would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. And having chosen them, He...

Diary of a Minor League Baseball Player (Part 4)

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...

Increase Story of the Week: Mark Appel

It isn't always an advantage to be a number one draft pick. Just ask Phillies' pitcher Mark Appel. After being selected by and signing with the Houston Astros with the first overall pick in...

Daily Devotional – Wednesday May 10, 2017

“But He did not accept Cain and His gift. This made Cain very angry, and he looked dejected.’Why are you so angry?’ the Lord asked Cain. ‘Why do you look so dejected? You will...

University of Virginia Baseball Players Lean on Faith To Carry Them

(This May 6, 2017 article has been reprinted with permission from the The Daily Progress)  Of Faith and Baseball: The Story of Virginia's Adam Haseley and Pavin Smith by Andrew Ramspacher Pavin Smith heard the clicking sound...

Daily Devotional – Tuesday May 9, 2017

“I say, ‘You are “gods;” you are all children of the Most High. But you will die like mere mortals and fall like every other ruler.’ Rise up, O God, and judge the earth,...

Tim Tebow Signs New Multi-Year Deal With ESPN

Tim Tebow is currently pursuing a professional baseball career with the New York Mets. Through 26 games, he's batting .242 with 2 HR and 9 RBI with the Columbia Fireflies, the Mets Class A...

Jets Running Back Matt Forte: “I Had An Identity Crisis”

Matt Forte has been one of the most consistent running backs in the NFL for the past nine seasons. He's rushed for over 800 yards in every season he's played, including four 1,000-yard rushing...

Daily Devotional – Monday May 8, 2017

JUSTIN FORSETT THE OLDER SON Some Christians come from a life of bad choices involving drugs, alcohol, and wild college days. But when they discover Jesus, they turn from their old lives, and begin following Him. That’s...

Benjamin Watson Wants To Help New Fathers

Benjamin Watson is a tight end for the Baltimore Ravens and has played in the NFL for the past 13 seasons. He's won a Super Bowl, played in another, and caught passes from Tom...

Yankees Rookie Slugger Blessed and Thankful To Be Adopted

Aaron Judge is on fire. Coming into play on Friday May 5, the 25-year-old rookie outfielder for the New York Yankees is leading the Majors in Home Runs (13) and has taken the baseball world...