Archive for the 'College Sports' Category

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…

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Defining Moments

When I think about the Big Dance, my mind goes back to two defining 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…

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How Would Jesus Disagree? Podcast


Disagreements are a part of life. They happen in competition, on the job, and at home. Since we can’t avoid conflict, how should we deal with it? This week on Sport.Org we will look to the pages of Scripture to see how Jesus handled disagreement. To help us, former college football coach, Tommy Bowden, and former…

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How Coachable Are You? Accepting Constructive Criticism Podcast


Though a coach’s instructions may be hard to hear, we’ll only improve by taking his or her guidance to heart! On Sport.Org Radio, learn how accepting criticism translates to our growth as Christians. We’ll hear from former Wake Forest guard Robert O’Kelley and from college basketball assistant coach Jeff Bauer on “How Coachable Are You?” Be…

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We are now reaching the point in the college basketball season when every win and every loss is magnified by the looming presence of March Madness. Upsets of every stripe set the hoops world abuzz with talk of bubble-busters and bubble-sitters, while “bracketologists” speculate over who will end up where, and what deserving teams will…

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Last Thursday night a truly rare occurrence took place in college basketball—a team finished a game without five players on the court. In soccer, it is not unusual for a team to play a man down because when a player receives a red card they are disqualified for the remainder of the game—and cannot be…

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Death of a Giant

Sunday, the college basketball world was saddened by the news that Dean Smith, former head men’s basketball coach at University of North Carolina, had passed away at the age of 83. Smith’s record with the Tar Heels was nothing less than spectacular. His teams won 2 national championships, 13 ACC tournament championships, and 17 ACC…

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Can You Be Trusted? Podcast


This past month on Sports Spectrum we’ve been looking at topics that help us “maximize our lives for Christ.” This week, we’ll keep the conversation going with a look at “trust.” We’ll visit with Dan Bishop from the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Marist assistant men’s basketball coach, C.J. Lee. Can you be trusted? Join the conversation on  this…

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Natural Gifts And Talents Podcast


What’s the difference between your natural gifts and talents and spiritual gifts? This week on Sports Spectrum, Indiana Pacers chaplain, Dr. James Jackson, and former Major League outfielder, Matt Meiske, talk about this important distinction. Be listening to this edition of Sports Spectrum.

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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…

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