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  • Alabama, Clemson players pique pastor's compassion

    by David Roach, posted Monday, January 09, 2017 (6 months ago)

    Photo courtesy of Bruce Chesser.
    TAMPA, Fla. (BP) -- Six seasons as chaplain of the University of Alabama football team give pastor Bruce Chesser a unique perspective on the Jan. 9 College Football Playoff title game between Alabama and Clemson University.

    The uniqueness, however, isn't the strength of his allegiance to the Crimson Tide -- though his office does feature a sign that reads "Jesus bled crimson." What's unique for Chesser, pastor of First Baptist Church in Hendersonville, Tenn., is the way he thinks about the players on both sidelines. Read More

  • Alabama-Clemson matchup about more than championship

    by Tim Ellsworth, posted Monday, January 11, 2016 (one year ago)

    Photo courtesy of Gary Cramer.
    GLENDALE, Ariz. (BP) -- For many, it could be difficult to imagine a College Football Playoff National Championship between two more quintessential Bible Belt teams than tonight's (Jan. 11) Alabama and Clemson matchup.

    Exhibit 1 and Exhibit 1A for fan bases, that love God and football with that order sometimes up for debate.

    Talk to those in the know, however, and one thing isn't debatable -- both teams have a strong ... Read More