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‘Tis The Season

Everywhere you look, the signs of the season are visible—chips, popcorn, and soda being purchased in large portions. Team jerseys, jackets, and hats being proudly displayed. Team flags flying and team fight songs being sung. The season of which I speak, of course, is college football’s bowl season.

It is amazing the way the bowl season has grown (not everyone…

A Thankful Heart

It’s Thanksgiving weekend! And on this weekend’s special edition of  Sport.Org Radio, we’ll hear how this year has been a blessing to Orlando Magic broadcaster, David Steele. We’ll also welcome Liberty University’s assistant football coach Ron Brown, and Motor Racing Outreach President Billy Mauldin for a reflection on the past season. Join us when we express “A Thankful Heart,” on Sport.Org Radio!…

A Heart Of Concern

Jason Ray was a bright spot on the University of North Carolina campus in Chapel Hill. He had portrayed Ramses (the UNC mascot) for 3 years, hauling his giant ram’s head costume to sporting events one day and children’s hospitals the next. Then, in March 2007, while with the Tar Heels in New Jersey for part of the NCAA basketball…

Coaching: It's More Than Wins And Losses

For coaches in today’s world of sports, it’s either win, or risk losing their job. On Sport.Org Radio, we’ll find out how some coaches cope with the pressure and seek to honor God in the process. Among our guests is Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach, Lovie Smith. Discover why coaching is more than wins and losses on Sport.Org Radio!

Making The Tough Call

Sometimes leaders are required to make tough decisions. And on Sport.org Radio, we’ll visit with college football trainer John Spiker and Arizona State football chaplain Ricardo Stewart to hear about times they’ve been called upon to make difficult choices. Their insight will help us know what to do when we’re asked to “make the tough call.” Join us for Sport.org Radio!

Powerful, Effective Prayer

NFL assistant coach Leslie Frazier once said, “In every decision I’ve made, it’s been first through prayer to glorify Jesus Christ as a football coach.” His words underscore the importance of a consistent prayer life. That’s our topic on Sport.org Radio, when we hear from Darrin Gray of All Pro Dad and Deb Patterson, assistant college basketball coach at Northern Colorado.…

Prepared To Play: A Strategy For Consistent Living

How many hours does a play-by-play announcer spend preparing for the next game? Not two or three, but upwards of six! On Sport.org Radio, Orlando Magic broadcaster David Steele shares why announcers take so long. His insights will help us see why the follower of Christ must also be “prepared to play.” That’s on Sport.org Radio!

The Power of Story

One of the first times I heard a Christian athlete tell his faith-story was when I was a mere freshman in Bible college. It was John Cartwright, who had followed Roger Staubach as the quarterback at the Naval Academy and broken many of Staubach’s passing records there. He had come to help coach our school’s new football team, and actually…

Filling Big Shoes

We are now well-into the 2015 college football season, and already the pressure is beginning to mount. Every game is critical, as a single loss could knock top teams out of the possibility of the NCAA playoffs later in the season, and everyone feels a measure of pressure to stay on top of their game.

For some players, however, all…

Building A Network of Support

Every NFL, college, or high school football coach understands the importance of building a network of support. On Sport.org Radio, we’ll find out why this network is vital to growth and effectiveness, not only on the field, but in every area of life. Hear from Butler University athletic director Barry Collier when you tune in for Sport.org Radio!

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‘Tis The Season

Everywhere you look, the signs of the season are visible—chips, popcorn, and soda being purchased in large portions. Team jerseys, jackets, and hats being proudly displayed. Team flags flying and team fight songs being sung. The season of which I speak, of course, is college football’s bowl season.

It is amazing the way the bowl season has grown (not everyone…

The Power of Story

One of the first times I heard a Christian athlete tell his faith-story was when I was a mere freshman in Bible college. It was John Cartwright, who had followed Roger Staubach as the quarterback at the Naval Academy and broken many of Staubach’s passing records there. He had come to help coach our school’s new football team, and actually…

Filling Big Shoes

We are now well-into the 2015 college football season, and already the pressure is beginning to mount. Every game is critical, as a single loss could knock top teams out of the possibility of the NCAA playoffs later in the season, and everyone feels a measure of pressure to stay on top of their game.

For some players, however, all…

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…