Archive for the 'College Sports' Category

The Heisman Trophy

This weekend, the Heisman Memorial Trophy Award was awarded to Marcus Mariota, the quarterback at Oregon, who was the runaway choice as the most outstanding player in collegiate football. The award is named for John C. Heisman, who was a player and coach (Clemson, Georgia Tech, among others) in the early days of college football….

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Good News Of Great Joy! Podcast

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At the birth of Jesus, a heavenly army proclaimed the amazing news that the Prince of Peace had arrived on earth! When you join us on Sports Spectrum, you’ll hear two encouraging stories of the peace on earth today. Don’t miss the amazing journey of North Carolina State broadcaster Gary Hahn, and Clyde Christensen, assistant coach with the Indianapolis…

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God’s Choice, Our Hope Podcast

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From athletes to coaches, from teams to fans, everyone needs a sense of hope. It gives us the strength to keep going when we feel like giving up. On Sports Spectrum, we’ll take a look at the ultimate hope God has provided in Jesus Christ. Join us as we talk with former LPGA pro Tracy Hanson and…

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One Weekend Left

As college football moves toward its first ever playoff at the top level (Football Bowl Subdivision) of the sport, teams have one weekend left to prove their worth to the selection committee. No more polls. No more computer rankings. Just 12 people, locked in a room, deciding which four teams will populate the uber-prestigious and…

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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…

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Simply Amazing

Amazing. That is the word used repeatedly over the weekend as people tried to describe the performance of Wisconsin running back Marvin Douglas this past Saturday. What was so amazing? He singlehandedly dismantled a pretty good Nebraska defense by running for 408 yards and 4 touchdowns. More amazing? Douglas achieved that on only 25 carries….

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Maintaining Humility In A Self-Centered World Podcast

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On Sports Spectrum, we’ll visit with WNBA chaplain, Christen Shefchunas  and collegiate volleyball coach, Doug Walters for a look at staying humble. In a world that encourages us to build ourselves up, what steps can we take to have a biblical view of ourselves in sports, on the job, and at home? We’re learning to…

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Being a Wise Sports Parent Podcast

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If you have children or even grandchildren involved in competitive sports, you know the joys, the pressures, and the impact it can have on the entire family. On Sports Spectrum we’ll be discussing what it means to be a wise sports parent. Former college coach and now pastor Scott Kessler will be joining in the discussion, and we’ll…

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Helpside Defense-Alert to the Needs of Others Podcast

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The Bible helps us understand why we need others, as we simply can’t do life alone. On Sports Spectrum, we’ll take a look at not only why we need the help of others, but how we can be aware of the needs of those around us. Former Heisman Trophy winner Charlie Ward will be joining us….

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Storms and Struggles

When we think of a sport enduring a weather or rain delay, we usually think of baseball game with players and fans alike rushing for cover. Saturday afternoon, however, stormy weather interrupted two games in the upper Midwest involving Big Ten college football teams. For Minnesota, it was a mere nuisance when thunderstorms intruded on…

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