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Don't Give Up

In the hot August sun, not unlike the NFL training camps, college and high school athletes are preparing for fall sports. I spent many a steamy August day in Virginia training for the upcoming soccer season in my second college experience. But, when I was first in college, I ran on the cross country team.

The final event of the…

Sharing Our Faith: How, When & Why

Think about the many conversations you’ve had this week. Did you talk about sports, the weather, or your faith in Christ? When you join us on Sport.org Radio we’ll discuss “How, When, and Why We Share Our Faith.” We’ll also hear the thoughts of NFL linebacker, Chase Blackburn. I hope you’ll join us on this edition of Sport.org Radio!

When Pride Takes Center Stage

The team is on a winning streak, they seem to be doing everything right, pride begins to fill their hearts and the locker room. What happens when pride takes center stage? On Sport.org Radio, we’ll answer that question. Don’t miss our visit with Arizona Cardinals broadcaster, Dave Pasch and Indiana University baseball coach, Chris Lemonis. That's all on this edition of Sport.org Radio.…

Freedom From Anger

Fireworks are fun on the Fourth of July. But when explosions show up in everyday life, it’s a serious matter. On Sport.org Radio, we’ll take a look at “Freedom from Anger.” The Bible has a lot to say about this powerful emotion. Taking part in our discussion will be former LPGA pro Tracy Hanson and Virginia Tech Football Chaplain Dave Gittings.…

Getting In Sync

When I was in college, our football team played against Gallaudet—a school for the hearing-impaired in the Washington DC area. It was fascinating to watch, and I wondered how the quarterback would call for the snap at the line of scrimmage. Their plan, however, was for an assistant coach on the sidelines to beat a cadence on a bass drum…

Powerful, Effective Prayer Podcast

Current Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier, says, “In every decision I’ve made, it’s been first through prayer.” When you join us on Sport.Org Radio, we’ll investigate the power of prayer with Darrin Gray of All Pro Dad. We’ll also hear from college basketball coach, Deb Patterson.  We're looking at “Powerful, Effective Prayer” on this edition of Sport.Org Radio.

Becoming a Game Changer

It was a dark day for West Virginia football. It was the seventh game of the 2005 season, and the Mountaineers were trailing Louisville 24-7 when starting quarterback Adam Bednarik was injured. In came backup Pat White—and the rest, as they say, was history. White, along with fellow freshman Steve Slaton at running back, led a furious WVU comeback to…

Making A Difference

Lauren Hill died late last week following a prolonged battle with cancer. At the age of nineteen, she lived to accomplish one of her goals—to play in an intercollegiate basketball game—but she also accomplished much, much more. Lauren brought a heightened awareness to pediatric cancer, eventually raising nearly $2 million for cancer research. For someone whose life was so brief,…

Ending And Beginning

This weekend marked one of the major crossroads in the sports calendar. With the Final Four behind us and the NCAA national championship game tonight, men’s college basketball is coming to an end. At the same time, last night marked the start of the Major League Baseball season as the Cubs and the Cardinals squared off at Wrigley Field in…

The Resurrection: A Time Of Celebration Podcast

He is risen. He is risen indeed! On Sport.Org Radio, we’ll hear how our resurrected Savior has impacted the life and career of UNC-Asheville women’s basketball coach, Brenda Mock-Kirkpatrick. Also joining us will be former NFL wide receiver and current pastor, Roger Carr. Don’t miss “The Resurrection: A Time of Celebration" on this edition of Sport.Org Radio!

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Getting In Sync

When I was in college, our football team played against Gallaudet—a school for the hearing-impaired in the Washington DC area. It was fascinating to watch, and I wondered how the quarterback would call for the snap at the line of scrimmage. Their plan, however, was for an assistant coach on the sidelines to beat a cadence on a bass drum…

Becoming a Game Changer

It was a dark day for West Virginia football. It was the seventh game of the 2005 season, and the Mountaineers were trailing Louisville 24-7 when starting quarterback Adam Bednarik was injured. In came backup Pat White—and the rest, as they say, was history. White, along with fellow freshman Steve Slaton at running back, led a furious WVU comeback to…

Grief Is Messy

I recently had the opportunity to spend some time with family, including a nephew who played college football for Marshall University. As we discussed the Thundering Herd’s great 2014 season, I was struck by how far this school and this program have come since its darkest days.

I was living near Huntington, West Virginia, when Marshall’s disaster occurred—a disaster whose…

College Sports > Men's Basketball

Ending And Beginning

This weekend marked one of the major crossroads in the sports calendar. With the Final Four behind us and the NCAA national championship game tonight, men’s college basketball is coming to an end. At the same time, last night marked the start of the Major League Baseball season as the Cubs and the Cardinals squared off at Wrigley Field in…

The Not-So-Final Four

This is Final Four weekend for men’s college basketball, and the eyes of the sporting world will be fixed on Indianapolis where, beginning tomorrow night, the four surviving squads will fight it out for the national championship. It is always an exciting weekend of basketball that people will talk about for days and weeks to come—whether their team wins or…

A Generous Spirit

Last week, it was made known that the late Dean Smith, legendary men’s basketball coach at the University of North Carolina, had made an unusual designation in his will. Before his passing, Smith had directed his trust to give $200 to every letterman that had played for him during his Tar Heel tenure. Some 180 players will be receiving checks…

College Sports > Men's Basketball

Time to Reflect

One of the things that frustrates me about basketball, whether it be college or pro, is that the last few minutes of the game take so long to play out. As the clock is running out, the pressure increases and the speed of the game picks up dramatically. With the frenzied pace of the game, each coach uses their timeouts…

The Value Of Excellence

When I think about the Big Dance, my mind goes back to two signature moments from NCAA Tournaments past—and both are rooted in North Carolina schools. The first was in 1983, when Jim Valvano’s NC State Wolfpack stunned the basketball world by upsetting the top-seeded University of Houston (Phi Slamma Jamma) 54-52 on a last second dunk by Lorenzo Charles…

The Not-So-Final Four

This is Final Four weekend, and the eyes of the sporting world will be fixed on Indianapolis where the four surviving squads will fight it out for the national championship. It is always an exciting weekend of basketball that people will talk about for days and weeks to come—whether their team wins or loses. Like the Super Bowl, the Final…

College Sports > Women's Basketball

Making A Difference

Lauren Hill died late last week following a prolonged battle with cancer. At the age of nineteen, she lived to accomplish one of her goals—to play in an intercollegiate basketball game—but she also accomplished much, much more. Lauren brought a heightened awareness to pediatric cancer, eventually raising nearly $2 million for cancer research. For someone whose life was so brief,…

Desperate Situation

Last week, as an unseasonably early snowstorm engulfed much of the northern tier of the United States, a story of concern and desperation started to come out of western New York State. The women’s basketball team from Niagara University was returning to campus after having played a late game in Pittsburgh when their team bus was caught in some of…

Time to Reflect

One of the things that frustrates me about basketball, whether it be college or pro, is that the last few minutes of the game take so long to play out. As the clock is running out, the pressure increases and the speed of the game picks up dramatically. With the frenzied pace of the game, each coach uses their timeouts…