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A conversation with Liberty football coach and former Nebraska quarterback Turner Gill

posted by Chad Bonham

Turner Gill has seen just about everything in his days as a top-rated college quarterback and his experiences as a coach at various levels. At Nebraska, he led the Cornhuskers to three Big Eight championships but painfully fell short of […]

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A conversation with legendary Florida State football coach Bobby Bowden

posted by Chad Bonham

In his 44 years as a head football coach, Bobby Bowden compiled 377 wins (second most all-time) and two national championships (1993 and 1999). But Bowden is just as known for his Southern charm and outspoken Christian beliefs. In this […]

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Super Bowl Breakfast webcast offers unique ministry opportunities

posted by Chad Bonham

On February 1st, Athletes in Action will host its annual Super Bowl Breakfast. This year’s event will feature Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten, Pro Football Hall of Fame and Green Bay Packers legendary quarterback Bart Starr, former San Francisco […]

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Inspiring Athletes Top Christian Sports Stories of 2012 (#21-30)

posted by Chad Bonham

Another year has passed and the sports world has provided us with yet more intriguing stories. In 2012, we’ve seen everything from record-breaking moments and Olympic memories to breakout performances and surprising free agency moves. Over the next three days, […]

Inspiring Athletes to release its Top 30 Christian Sports Stories of 2012

posted by Chad Bonham

As the year ends, it’s time again to reflect on the top sports stories that involved Christian athletes. Inspiring Athletes has already selected these 30 stories and ranked them using a very complicated scientific formula. Okay, so it was really […]

Inspiring Athletes 2012 Major League Playoffs Preview

posted by Chad Bonham

For a self-avowed baseball junkie, October is always the most wonderful time of the year. Even with my favorite team in the cellar for a second year in a row, it’s hard not to get excited about the 2012 Major […]

A conversation with New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi

posted by Chad Bonham

As a 15-year player and three-time World Series champion, Joe Girardi was known as one of the hardest nosed catchers to get behind the plate. Now, as the manager of the most storied franchise in Major League Baseball history, he […]

A conversation with legendary Nebraska football coach Tom Osborne

posted by Chad Bonham

Back in March, I was privileged to interview Tom Osborne for the third time in the past four years. The previous two interviews were for Fellowship of Christian Athletes projects, but this most recent conversation was for a new book […]

A conversation with U.S. Olympian Brittany Viola

posted by Chad Bonham

Brittany Viola narrowly missed the Olympic diving team in 2004 and has been fighting to get to the Games ever since. Earlier today, the two-time NCAA champion from the University of Miami dominated the competition and punched her ticket to […]

Auburn coach Gene Chizik accompanies several players on mission trip to Liberia

posted by Chad Bonham

Earlier this month, Auburn head football coach Gene Chizik traveled to Liberia on a mission trip and was joined by team chaplain Chette Williams and student-athletes Clint Moseley, Emory Blake, Daren Bates, John Sullen, Dee Ford, Kenneth Carter and T’Sharvan […]

Inspiring Athletes Top 30 Christian Sports Stories of 2011 (#11-20)

posted by Chad Bonham

Click “Like” to share this with your friends! In our continuing series, we look at more of the Top 30 Christian Sports Stories of 2011: #20 Kevin Durant claims second consecutive NBA scoring title If there was any question that […]

A conversation with New Jersey Nets head coach Avery Johnson

posted by Chad Bonham

Click “Like” to share this with your friends! In his days as an NBA point guard, Avery Johnson became known as “The Little General” due to his ability to take charge on the court and his pinpoint passing skills that […]

Nebraska assistant Ron Brown leads powerful pregame prayer at Penn State

posted by Chad Bonham

Click “Like” to share this to your friends! Over the weekend, the spectacle that is college football provided millions of fans with countless thrills, breathtaking plays, last-second heroics and memorable moments that will live on for years to come. But […]

Kansas City Chiefs center Casey Wiegmann talks about Coach Ed Thomas and The Sacred Acre

posted by Chad Bonham

Click “Like” to share this with your friends! In the New York Times bestseller The Sacred Acre, the Ed Thomas Family (along with author Mark Tabb) courageously tells the amazing story of high school football coach Ed Thomas’ life and […]

Ed Thomas family recalls inspiring story of legendary high school football coach’s life in The Sacred Acre

posted by Chad Bonham

Click “Like” to share this with your friends! In May of 2008, a devastating tornado hit Parkersburg, Iowa and threatened to destroy the small town’s future. But legendary high school coach Ed Thomas stepped forward and made a proclamation that […]

Inspiring Athletes celebrates 100th post with a special “Writer’s Block” edition

posted by Chad Bonham

Click “Like” to share this with your friends! WRITER’S BLOCK: The Best of Inspiring Athletes (So Far) I’m sort of an old-school writer trying to survive in the age of social media and fluid technological advancement. The social media thing […]

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A conversation with Liberty football coach and former Nebraska quarterback Turner Gill
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posted 5:15:43pm Dec. 01, 2014 | read full post »

A conversation with NASCAR driver David Starr
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posted 6:00:28pm Nov. 11, 2014 | read full post »

A conversation with NASCAR driver Tanner Berryhill
[caption id="attachment_3470" align="alignleft" width="605"] Tanner Berryhill next to his #17 Nationwide Series car just before the start of the O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 4, 2014. (Photo by Chad ...

posted 1:00:16pm Nov. 01, 2014 | read full post »

A conversation with NASCAR crew chief Jason Ratcliff
For the past 15 years, Jason Ratcliff has ...

posted 4:30:24pm Oct. 17, 2014 | read full post »

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