Throughout the country, college sports are a very big deal. Many of these college teams have massive fan bases that exceed even professional team rivals. Some even have good luck charms which they believe deep down inside helps them win. For this team, a very special girl helps lead them to victory every time!
Many teams will do anything they can to gain a winning edge. For the University of Kentucky Wildcats women's basketball team, their edge is an 18-year-old fan called Marlana VanHoose. This beautiful young girl was born with cerebral palsy and underdeveloped optic nerve that left her blind, but that hasn't stopped her from developing a love for the game. She had the opportunity to sing the national anthem at the Wildcat games, and the team is 4-0 in those games. She has brought luck and love to team she loves and it is amazing!
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Despite being unable to fulfill his dream of playing basketball in the NBA, former Baylor University star Isaiah Austin says God has blessed him with an opportunity for something greater — sharing His Word.
Isaiah Austin is the author of the new book, Dream Again: A Story of Faith, Courage, and the Tenacity to Overcome. Isaiah has an incredible story. He played basketball at Baylor University and was considered a first-round prospect in the 2014 NBA draft until diagnosed with Marfan Syndrome (a rare genetic disorder) just five days before the draft. This meant he could no longer play basketball at a competitive level because of major heart concerns. During the 2014 draft, Commissioner Adam Silver made Austin a ceremonial pick, which fulfilled his dream of getting drafted. Isaiah recently joined Christian Post contributor Bryce Johnson on the syndicated UNPACKIN' it radio show to talk about his faith and his inspiring story.
Bryce: What was your life like growing up and how important was basketball to you when you were young? more >>
Former professional wrestler CM Punk of World Wrestling Entertainment fame says God has better things to do than cheer on a fighter during an MMA cage match, and instead of thanking Jesus, athletes should be thanking their coaches who helped them win.
Punk, who's training for his first mixed martial arts bout, explained his views on faith and sports last week to MMA HEAT's Karyn Bryant.
During the interview, Bryant asked Punk, a professed atheist, his opinion about when MMA fighters thank God for having succeeded in a bout. more >>
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback and prominent Christian athlete Tim Tebow spoke to a crowd of more than 2,000 Christians Saturday at God's Purpose for America, an event to encourage individuals to stand up for Judeo-Christian values. Tebow urged the gathering of believers at Middle Tennessee State University to help others by standing up and acting for God in their lives.
"What's amazing when you get up and do something is what God does in your life," Tebow told the crowd, according to The Daily News Journal. "We just have to get up and do something."
Tebow referred to himself as a "Christian who happens to be an athlete," and said that his faith always comes first in his life. more >>
NEW YORK — Tobin Heath, a two-time Olympic gold medalist and member of the World Cup winning U.S. women's soccer team, regularly thanked God on her Twitter account during their road to the championship and acknowledged Him after their win in the finals against Japan last week.
Heath, 27, a professing Christian who acknowledged God several times on Twitter this year, also cites the scripture Ephesians 2: 8-9 in her description on the social media account.
"WWC FINAL!!!!!," tweeted Heath on July 5 after winning the championship game. more >>
After opting out of his contract last week, LeBron James has verbally agreed to re-sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
According to a report by ESPN, the four-time Most Valuable Player will sign a two-year contract worth $46.9 million, said sources Chris Broussard and Brian Windhorst.
Once James signs the contract, it would be the first time the NBA superstar will re-sign with a team. After his rookie contract with the Cavs in 2010, James decided to "take his talents to South Beach" and play with buddies Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. more >>