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Why Do You Pray? Podcast

For some athletes and coaches, prayer means little more than asking for a win on game day. But what does prayer mean to you? We'll take a look at that question this week on Sport.Org. We'll also hear the thoughts of former NFL running back, Jermaine Chaney. "Why Do You Pray?" Find out on Sport.Org. 

Labor Day

On this holiday where we celebrate work, most of us get to celebrate with a day of rest. Of course, that isn’t true of most professional athletes. When they are in their seasons, there is still work to be done. In fact, in past years Labor Day was a day when many Major League teams would play double headers—meaning that, while…

Strength and Conditioning

There was a time when conditioning was not a huge priority in professional sports. In major league baseball, for instance, even the fundamental purpose for spring training has changed dramatically because the importance of conditioning has intensified. Years ago, players would travel to Florida or Arizona for the purpose of playing their way into shape for the upcoming season. No…

When Prayers Go Unanswered Podcast

Have you ever sent an important email or a letter only to receive no response? There are times when our prayer life can feel that way! On Sports Spectrum, All-Pro Dad’s Darrin Gray and Montana State Women’s Basketball Coach, Tricia Binford, discuss what to do when it feels like your prayers are hitting a wall of silence. “When Prayers Go…

When Prayers Go Unanswered

On November 14, 1970, an event took place that shook the world of college sports and continues to impact many today. It was the plane crash that took the lives of the entire Marshall University football team, most of the coaches, and many of the civic leaders of Marshall’s hometown of Huntington, West Virginia. Being from West Virginia, I can…

Mind Games

A study was released last week that no doubt got the attention of football people at every level—high school, college, and professional football alike. The report said that there had been a 9.5 percent drop in participation in Pop Warner football. Pop Warner has been a football-based teaching ground for youngsters age 5-16 dating back to the 1920s. Yet, while…

Praying to Win

We hear it often in post-game interviews in almost every sport. “I was just praying that I’d make that field goal . . . we really needed a win.” Or, “That last pit stop was really crucial . . . I was just praying my guys would get us to the front for this win.” Or, “As she was on…

A Different Game

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My wife and I are currently in Australia where I have a couple of weeks of teaching assignments, and I once again have the opportunity (or challenge) to try and understand Australian Rules Football, or “Footy” as it is called down under. There is definitely more “foot” in Footy than there is in American football (which Aussies call “Gridiron”), but…

Perseverance and Prayer

In a matter of days, major league baseball spring training camps will begin springing to life. Pitchers and catchers will report first, of course, followed by the position players and, with that, the marathon begins. No other sport anywhere in the world plays as many games over as long a period of time as the big leagues. In a season…

Fourth and Goal

It’s the fourth quarter. The game is tied. You are out of timeouts. It's fourth and goal on your opponent's 12-yard line. This is the time when you have to perform. The game is on the line and this one play will likely determine the outcome of the game. For some quarterbacks, this is the worst possible moment in a…