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Hosted by former ESPN Senior Producer Jason Romano, Sports Spectrum is an interview driven podcast that features stories on the intersection of faith and sports.

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Hosted by former ESPN Senior Producer Jason Romano, Sports Spectrum is an interview driven podcast that features stories on the intersection of faith and sports.

    Vad Lee - Author/Speaker, Former James Madison Quarterback

    Vad Lee - Author/Speaker, Former James Madison Quarterback

    Vad Lee is the Director of Campus Ministry with Young Life at the University of Maryland. The former James Madison All-American QB joins us to talk about his desire to be a pastor and a football player, the lessons learned through adversity and how being injured opened a door from God for him to become a chaplain. 
    You can order Vad's books "Purpose over Position" and "That's my Friend" here. 
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    For more stories on sports and faith, check out our website, SportsSpectrum.com
    Receive our 10-day Sports Spectrum Devotional written by professional athletes for FREE when you sign up for our Sports Spectrum Weekly Email Newsletter. Sign up here. 

    • 47 min
    Rhett Lashlee - Miami Hurricanes Offensive Coordinator

    Rhett Lashlee - Miami Hurricanes Offensive Coordinator

    Rhett Lashlee leads the offense for the Miami Hurricanes. In 2020, the Hurricanes finished 8-3 and ranked in the top-25 and played in the 2020 Cheez-It Bowl. His previous coaching stops include Samford University, Arkansas State, Auburn, UCONN and SMU. 
    In high school, Lashlee was a standout quarterback who won two state championships and broke many Arkansas high school passing records including passing yards, TD passes. 
    Coach Lashlee shares on the podcast today how he trusts in God with his coaching moves, wins the first 5 minutes at home each day and how his faith helped him to forgive his father for leaving his family when he was 13. 
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    If you enjoyed this podcast with Rhett Lashlee, we know you'll love these conversations as well:
    - Mark Richt - Former College Football Coach
    - Jamey Chadwell - Coastal Carolina Head Football Coach 
    For more stories on sports and faith, check out our website, SportsSpectrum.com
    Receive our 10-day Sports Spectrum Devotional written by professional athletes for FREE when you sign up for our Sports Spectrum Weekly Email Newsletter. Sign up here. 

    • 42 min
    Brooke Wycoff - Florida State Women's Basketball Associate Head Coach

    Brooke Wycoff - Florida State Women's Basketball Associate Head Coach

    Brooke Wycoff has been a big part of the Florida State women's basketball program for over two decades. She is currently the Associate Head Coach for the Seminoles and coming off a season where she served as the Interim Head Cocah while regular head coach Sue Semrau took a leave of absence to care for her mother. 
    Brooke is an FSU All-American who played her college hoops from 1997-2001. She began coaching with the Seminoles in 2011 after finishing a decade-long career as a professional player in the WNBA and overseas in Spain. 
    In 2014, Brooke co-founded an organization called Moms in Coaching, a support group for mothers who coach basketball.
    Today on the podcast, we talk to Brooke about balancing motherhood and coaching, seizing the 2020-21 opportunity of being an interim head coach, how her faith in Christ guides her and why her purpose in coaching is bigger than basketball. 
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    If you enjoyed this podcast with Brooke, we know you'll love these conversations as well:
    – LaChina Robinson - Women's Basketball Analyst
    – Maria Taylor, ESPN Announcer
    For more stories on sports and faith, check out our website, SportsSpectrum.com
    Receive our 10-day Sports Spectrum Devotional written by professional athletes for FREE when you sign up for our Sports Spectrum Weekly Email Newsletter. Sign up here. 

    • 33 min
    Duke Preston - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Director of Player Engagement

    Duke Preston - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Director of Player Engagement

    Duke Preston is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Director of Player Engagement. He joined Tampa prior to the 2015 season and his role focuses on the personal and professional growth of players through guidance and support. He also serves as the team chaplain of the team. 
    Prior to working with Tampa, Preston was with the University of Notre Dame in a variety of roles in including player and spiritual development. The former NFL offensive lineman played five seasons with the Bills, Packers and Cowboys and retired in 2010 at the age of 28. He earned his Master's Degree in Christian Education from the Dallas Theological Seminary. 
    On today's podcast, Duke Preston shares about his role with the Buccaneers, the importance of Christ in his life, the journey of 2020 and winning a Super Bowl, and what discipleship looked like this season. 
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    If you enjoyed this conversation with Duke, we know you'll love these podcasts as well:
    - Clyde Christensen, Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Coach
    - Casey Phillips, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Reporter
    For more stories on sports and faith, check out our website, SportsSpectrum.com
    Receive our 10-day Sports Spectrum Devotional written by professional athletes for FREE when you sign up for our Sports Spectrum Weekly Email Newsletter. Sign up here. 

    • 42 min
    Benjamin Watson on Mother's Day 2021

    Benjamin Watson on Mother's Day 2021

    On this Mother's Day weekend, former NFL tight end Benjamin Watson shares on the impact his mother made in his life and how he's supported his wife Kirsten in their journey as parents of seven kids. 
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    If you enjoyed this conversation with Benjamin, we know you'll love these podcasts as well:
    - Benjamin Watson, Eric Boles and Jon Kitna on Reconciliation
    - Emmanuel Acho – Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man
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    • 23 min
    Chris Mortensen - ESPN NFL Senior Insider

    Chris Mortensen - ESPN NFL Senior Insider

    Chris Mortensen is an award-winning journalist and one of the most respected and accomplished reporters covering the National Football League today. A senior NFL Insider, Mortensen joined ESPN in 1991. He regularly appears on “NFL Live,” “Sunday NFL Countdown,” “Monday Night Countdown,” “SportsCenter” and other programs. Mortensen also contributes to ESPN’s annual Super Bowl week and NFL Draft coverage, and his work regularly appears on ESPN.com.
    Honored by the Professional Football Writers of America (PFWA) in 2016 with the prestigious Dick McCann Award for his long and distinguished contribution to pro football, Mortensen has covered every Super Bowl since 1985 with the exception of Super Bowl 50, when he was forced to take a leave of absence after being diagnosed with Stage 4 throat cancer. Even while undergoing treatment, Mortensen broke one of the biggest news stories of the NFL offseason when his report in March 2016 confirmed that future Hall of Famer Peyton Manning would retire after 18 NFL seasons.
    Today on the podcast, Jade McCarthy talks with Mort about covering the 2021 NFL Draft and shares incredible stories from those he's covered in the NFL the past 30 years who have lived lives of faith in Jesus. You'll hear Mort's recollections in covering people like Joe Gibbs, Reggie White, Deion Sanders, Tony Dungy, Jim Kelly and others. 
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    If you enjoyed this podcast with Chris Mortensen, we know you'll love these conversations as well:
    - Chris Mortensen's journey of faith from 2019
    - Sam Ponder, ESPN NFL Host
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    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
453 Ratings

453 Ratings

Matt R 14 ,

Very Impressed!

I just heard about this podcast at the Arise with the Guys event in Minnesota. What an awesome idea! I listen to many podcasts about God’s Word, but this is the first podcast that focuses on how God impacts people that we have heard about in sports. I’ve listened to the last podcast available and the first one, and I’m so impressed that I will start listening to all 300 that are available on Apple Podcast. Thank you! And keep up the Good work!

N@kr3 ,

Great!!

Interesting, encouraging, great!

reeseb23 ,

Excellent Content

Excellent content and biblically based!

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