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Super Bowl Coach’s Influence

February 19, 2014 by  
Filed under News, Uncategorized

Guess who has more influence on kids than their parents? At a recent FCA event, Super Bowl winning Coach Tony Dungy shared a story about his youngest son. He opened with a story that went something like this. “I think I know a little bit about football, but my 15 year old son thinks I know […]

Super Bowl Players Testify to their Faith

January 28, 2014 by  
Filed under Game Day Interviews, News

The 2014 Super Bowl will feature many well-known Christian athletes including the starting quarterbacks for both teams: Peyton Manning and Russell Wilson. You can read about Manning’s faith here and watch an interview with Russell Wilson and several of his teammates here. Here are a few discussion questions for the video “Jesus is better than […]

Faith helps Husker Recruit Darlington

September 3, 2013 by  
Filed under News, Uncategorized

Nebraska football recruit and star quarterback for Apopka High School woke in a hospital last week with a possible season-ending concussion. He was airlifted to a hospital after being knocked out of a national televised football game. It was his second concussion in two months He is the top-ranked prospect in the Sentinel’s 2014 Central Florida Super60 rankings and was […]

Osborne, Bowden, Teaff Stress Influence

August 1, 2013 by  
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Legendary football coaches Tom Osborne, Bobby Bowden and Grant Teaff spent an hour at Lincoln North Star High School last week talking about the role that coaches play in the lives of their athletes. The roundtable was featured at the Nebraska Coaches Association with FCA co-hosting the luncheon that was attended by more than 2,000 […]

Jason Collins: Responding to the ‘Gay Christian’ Claim

May 3, 2013 by  
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While Jason Collins an NBA center was applauded for coming out as the first openly homosexual player in the country, his critics have been called “hateful” for challenging his claims that you can live a gay lifestyle while professing to be a Christian. The new normal is for homosexuals to announce their sexual identity and have this […]

Tom Osborne Speaks to NU FCA

November 27, 2012 by  
Filed under News

Last night (November 26, 2012), several hundred students and adults gathered to hear Tom Osborne share his faith story with the University of Nebraska FCA at the football stadium. You can listen to the entire talk here. The video will also be available later in the week.

FCA Coach Leaves a Legacy

June 21, 2012 by  
Filed under News, Sports In Focus

Zane Harvey served as a huddle coach for the Nebraska FCA for the past 14 years in Broken Bow, NE, until his death on June 1. He was killed while driving a van carrying 10 members of the Broken Bow boys’ basketball team. His van was struck head-on by a pickup truck in the Sandhills. Harvey […]

Ron Brown’s Tribute to Zane Harvey

June 8, 2012 by  
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On June 1, Zane Harvey the longtime (14 years) FCA volunteer, teacher and coach at Broken Bow was killed in a school van-pickup crash. Another Broken Bow coach Anthony Blum was also killed along with the driver of the pickup Albert Sherbeck from Ansley. Blum was involved with FCA in high school at Minden and […]

Lin makes most of opportunity

February 13, 2012 by  
Filed under Sports In Focus

“Players don’t usually come out of nowhere,” Kobe Bryant said after Lin helped New York snap a nine-game losing streak to Los Angeles that dated to February 2007. “If you can go back and take a look, his skill level was probably there from the beginning. But no one ever noticed.” Jeremy Lin has made believers of […]

Coach Miles confronted by critic

January 23, 2012 by  
Filed under Sports In Focus

Former New Orleans Saints quarterback Bobby Hebert harshly criticized LSU coach Les Miles in the postgame news conference following his team’s loss to Alabama in the Bowl Championship Series title game. Hebert, a host on a local radio station in New Orleans, opened Miles’ news conference with a question about not using backup quarterback Jarrett Lee as starter Jordan Jefferson struggled to move […]

Tebow handles loss

January 16, 2012 by  
Filed under Sports In Focus

Tim Tebow has handled NFL defenses stacking the line on him and the media frenzy that has surrounded his meteoric rise to be the most popular athlete in America, but nothing seemed to prepare him or his team for Tom Brady. Patriots QB Tom Brady showed why he is the league’s best by throwing for […]

Wade’s New Season’s Resolution

January 10, 2012 by  
Filed under Sports In Focus

As Miami Heat’s Dwayne Wade turns 30 later this month, he has dropped sweets from his diet and added salad. His new season’s resolution includes healthy foods rather than chicken fingers and cheeseburgers. In this ninth pro season nutrition has become more important as part of his goal to stay healthy. During past seasons, he […]

Coach scolds team for playing video games

November 21, 2011 by  
Filed under Sports In Focus

Louisville’s Head Football Coach Charlie Strong is placing some of the blame for his team’s loss to Pittsburgh on a video game. He was critical of his players who stayed up late playing the recently released Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 before their game with Pittsburgh. Strong knew it had distracted his team when he heard […]

Penn State, Nebraska Pray Before Game

November 14, 2011 by  
Filed under Sports In Focus

On November 5, 2011, former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky was arrested on 40 counts relating to sexual abuse of eight young boys. The alleged sexual abuse scandal led to the firing of Penn State’s football coach and president. Tim McGill, the Athletes In Action director at Penn State, worked with the football team during the crisis. The day after Penn State […]

Penn State & Nebraska — Joined Together in Prayer

November 13, 2011 by  
Filed under News

You can watch and hear the Coach Ron Brown’s prayer before the football game here. You can also listen to the Sports In Focus podcast Gordon Thiessen did with Ron Brown here. He also interviewed Penn State Chaplain and Athletes In Action director Tim McGwill about it here as well. Gordon was also interviewed this […]

The Penn State Scandal and The Image of God

November 9, 2011 by  
Filed under Sports In Focus

The scandal surrounding the football program at Penn State University is dominating the news. The allegations that former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky sexually assaulted several young boys on school property and with the apparent knowledge of other university officials is causing a range of emotions. People are spitting angry at the accused and their hearts […]

Time to sack mocking Tebow

November 7, 2011 by  
Filed under Sports In Focus

Making fun of Tim Tebow for his on-field performances is one thing, but piling on the Broncos quarterback when it comes to his outward displays of Christianity is another. For the second week in a row, Tebow took taunting from rival fans. Oakland Raiders’ fans held signs that read “Welcome to Hell,” directed at Tebow during the pre-game […]

Tim Tebow is taking heat for ‘Tebowing’

October 28, 2011 by  
Filed under Sports In Focus

USA Today reports, “When a quarterback takes a knee it’s usually a good sign for his team, indicating that he’s running out the clock on a certain victory. But that act is getting an entirely different treatment from Tim Tebow’s detractors. ‘Tebowing’ — the act of the ultra-religious Tebow kneeling down in prayer during games –is trending on Twitter today. And […]

Answered Prayer?

October 25, 2011 by  
Filed under Sports In Focus

Michigan State quarterback Kirk Cousins threw a 44-yard touchdown pass to senior receiver Keith Nichol on the game’s final play to upset fourth-ranked Wisconsin 37-31. Cousin’s pass was deflected in the end zone by a crowd. The ball caromed to Nichols, who was initially ruled down at the 1-yard line. Officials, however, checked the television replay and […]

Clash of the Coaches

October 18, 2011 by  
Filed under Sports In Focus

Jim Harbaugh charged across the field, lifting his shirt to expose his belly to attempt a chest bump. He extended his right hand to Jim Schwartz for a shake and slapped him on the back with his left hand. Schwartz didn’t like what was done or said – claiming he heard an expletive – and went charging […]

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