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  • The Super Bowl: Does God care who wins?

    February 4 2016 by Bob Smietana, LifeWay Research | with 1 comments
    The Super Bowl: Does God care who wins?

    An old gospel hymn says God’s eye is on the sparrow, but what about panthers and broncos? When it comes to the ones from Carolina and Denver matched up for Super Bowl 50 on Sunday, most Americans are skeptical about divine intervention on the football field, according to a new survey from LifeWay Research.

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  • Don Davis talks Tom Brady, Deflate-Gate, NFL ministry

    August 25 2015 by Roman Gabriel III, BR Sports Q&A | with 0 comments
    Don Davis talks Tom Brady, Deflate-Gate, NFL ministry

    Don Davis held an 11-year career in the NFL that included four teams: New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, St. Louis Rams and New England Patriots, where he was a two-time Super Bowl champion. Sensing a call from the Lord to full-time ministry, Davis began directing NFL programs for Pro Athletes Outreach ...

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  • Football teammates labor for Haitians’ clean water

    August 14 2015 by Tim Tune, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Football teammates labor for Haitians’ clean water

    The University of Mississippi football players’ gratitude for fresh, convenient water – and other common necessities – stems from a mission trip to Haiti last spring with 11 teammates among the volunteers to help provide safe water for a village of 7,000 people.

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  • Chris Draft: ‘It’s a blessing to play’

    July 15 2015 by Roman Gabriel III | with 0 comments
    Chris Draft: ‘It’s a blessing to play’

    Former NFL player Chris Draft established the Chris Draft Family Foundation after losing his wife to lung cancer. The foundation focuses on eight primary initiatives with overarching themes that stress the importance of education, healthy lifestyles, character development, personal responsibility, self-discipline and physical fitness.

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  • Spencer Tillman talks college football, impacting others

    March 11 2015 by Roman Gabriel III, BR Sports Q & A | with 0 comments
    Spencer Tillman talks college football, impacting others

    As an All-American running back for the University of Oklahoma, Spencer Tillman was the captain of the National Championship team in 1985. Then he was drafted by the Houston Oilers. Roman Gabrial interviewed Tillman at Super Bowl XLIX, where they talked about the new college football playoff and a commitment to walking closely with God ...

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  • Seattle coach ponders wins, losses for Christ

    January 31 2015 by Shawn Hendricks, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
     Seattle coach ponders wins, losses for Christ

    Going into Sunday’s Super Bowl matchup against the New England Patriots, Sherman Smith, running backs coach for the Seattle Seahawks, shared how victory on the football field without Jesus Christ would be, for him, a “serious waste of time.”

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  • Baptist college coaches weigh in on ‘deflate-gate’

    January 31 2015 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Baptist college coaches weigh in on ‘deflate-gate’

    Louisiana College and Houston Baptist University coaches share their thoughts on the controversy over deflated balls during the New England Patriots game against the Indianapolis Colts on Jan. 18.

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  • Chris Sanders speaks about Super Bowl XLIX, faith

    January 26 2015 by Roman Gabriel III, BR Sports | with 0 comments
    Chris Sanders speaks about Super Bowl XLIX, faith

    “Chris Sanders played football at the highest level, but I know him as a great friend and fellow believer, and I have served with him in evangelistic events,” said Roman Gabriel III. “With the Super Bowl approaching … we discussed both football and faith.”

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  • What’s God got to do with football devotion?

    January 23 2015 by Cathy Lynn Grossman, Religion News Service | with 0 comments
    What’s God got to do with football devotion?

    The survey of 1,012 U.S. adults, conducted by Public Religion Research Institute in partnership with Religion News Service, measures how people interweave team spirit and spirituality. Nearly one in three Americans would slap a lifetime ban on players convicted of domestic violence, even for someone on their favorite team.

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  • Survey: most churchgoers won’t skip church for football

    January 7 2015 by Bob Smietana, LifeWay Research/Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Survey: most churchgoers won’t skip church for football

    Most American churchgoers would rather attend church than watch their favorite football team, a LifeWay Research study shows. But a few die-hard fans are willing to miss out on worship to watch a game. About 1 in 7 churchgoers (15 percent) say they’d skip church…

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  • Record-setting football coach credits faith

    December 3 2014 by Carrie Brown McWhorter, Alabama Baptist/Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Record-setting football coach credits faith

    After a 42-year coaching career at Vestavia Hill High School, football coach Buddy Anderson has become the winningest high school football coach in Alabama history this fall, a milestone in a career that has been both a professional and spiritual calling.

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  • Clemson coach says players aren’t coerced by religion

    April 28 2014 by Mandrallius Robinson, USA Today/Religion News Service | with 0 comments
    Clemson coach says players aren’t coerced by religion

    Clemson head football coach Dabo Swinney has responded to complaints from the Freedom From Religion Foundation expressing “constitutional concerns about how the public university’s football program is entangled with religion.”

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  • Player urges students to FREEZE, think

    January 13 2014 by Roman Gabriel III, BR Sports Q&A | with 0 comments
    Player urges students to FREEZE, think

    Levar Fisher, a North Carolina success story, spends time across the country sharing about his personal relationship with Christ as well as motivating students to abstain from alcohol.

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  • ESPN hires Tebow as SEC analyst

    January 2 2014 by Tim Ellsworth, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ESPN hires Tebow as SEC analyst

    Former University of Florida football star and Heisman Trophy winner, Tim Tebow, will make his debut with ESPN Jan. 6 during pregame coverage of the NCAA national championship game between Auburn and Florida State.

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  • Players: Helping others is key to making most of NFL career

    May 28 2013 by Roman Gabriel, BR Sports Q&A | with 0 comments
    Players: Helping others is key to making most of NFL career

    With this year’s NFL draft in the books, and the start of the next NFL season just a few months away, in this month’s sports Q&A we share highlights from two interviews with Warrick Dunn and Danny Woodhead.

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