Category  |  Football

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…

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 Super Bowl referee, Dean Look, will…

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…

Testing Of Our Faith Podcast

Make plans to be with us for Sports Spectrum! We’ll have the opportunity to discuss the testing of our faith with Liberty University football coach, Charlie Skalaski, along with chaplain Tom Roy from Unlimited Potential, Inc. Close out 2014 with the Sports Spectrum team as we talk about persevering when our faith is pushed to the limits. That’s coming up on this edition of Sports Spectrum!…

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. One online source says of…

Good News Of Great Joy! Podcast

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 Colts.
We’re celebrating “Good News…

God’s Choice, Our Hope Podcast

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 Ohio University assistant football coach…

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 uber-rich payoff.

But, first there…

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. Even more amazing? He only played…