Chris Norman, a Michigan State senior linebacker, is foregoing the NFL dreams being pursued by many of his peers to go to seminary school.
Norman, the 2013 defensive captain at Michigan state, has had an estimated 197 tackles in 50 games, 32 of which he was a starter. In spite of his talents as a football player, Norman recently explained his reasoning for wanting to attend a theological school
"In the Gospel there's a story about somebody that stumbles across a field and then they found a treasure hidden in that field. As a result of finding that treasure, they sold everything they had so they can buy that field," Norman said in an Ionia Sentinel-Standard report. "That's pretty much what happened to me when I found Christ, so once I met him and fell absolutely in love with him, everything else was not as attractive in comparison." more >>
Professional wrestler CM Punk has garnered controversy over a line he spoke on the live flagship program of World Wrestling Entertainment. On the latest episode of Monday Night Raw, held in Dallas, Texas, Punk declared at the conclusion of a promo speech boasting of his abilities that "I am God."
According to the International Business Times, the remark sparked ire among many wrestling fans and many on Twitter weighed in on what Punk said.
In addition to Twitter, comments posted on the IBT story and at Yahoo Answers found divided opinion on the line spoken by Punk on Raw. more >>
Former married celebrity couple, Tiger Woods and Elin Nordergren, have sparked rumors of getting back together after being spotted together over the weekend.
Woods and Nordergren divorced after six years of marriage when numerous extramarital affairs on Woods' behalf were exposed in 2010, in one of the highest profile celebrity splits in recent history, as a host of sponsors also dumped Woods following the revelations.
At the time of the divorce, Woods apologized for his "irresponsible, selfish behavior" during a press conference. Following the public scandal and messy divorce that ensued, Woods is now reportedly determined to win back the mother of his children. more >>
Blake Koch, a competitor in the NASCAR nationwide series, recently announced that he will be sponsored by the "I Am Second" campaign in his upcoming DRIVE4COPD 300 race at Daytona International Speedway in Florida on Saturday.
The "I Am Second" campaign is a Dallas-Fort Worth based Christian movement that uses events, films, books, and advertising to "to inspire people of all kinds to live for God and for others," according to its website.
"This sponsorship is a dream come true," Koch, who races car No. 24 for SR2 Motorsports, said in a statement. more >>
Jerry Buss, owner of the Los Angeles Lakers NBA team, died on Monday at the age of 80 after recently being hospitalized with an undisclosed type of cancer.
Buss has become known in the sports community as creating the Hollywood glamour image that is now associated with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Bob Steiner, Buss's assistant, told multiple media outlets that the famed owner died at Cedar-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on Monday morning. more >>
Two members of the NBA community will be honored at the 2013 All-Star Breakfast in Houston on Saturday for their character, leadership and faith – both on and off the court.
Carroll Dawson, former Houston Rockets coach and general manager, and Michael Redd, a 2004 NBA All-Star, will be honored with the Jerry Colangelo Award and Bobby Jones Award, respectively, at the 8th annual breakfast. The breakfast takes place each year during NBA All-Star Weekend.
Dave Lower of Athletes in Action (AIA), the ministry that organizes the breakfast, says the media often highlights the negative off-the-court behavior of athletes, while those athletes who are making a positive impact on their homes and communities "fly under the radar." more >>