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  • Alabama-Clemson matchup about more than championship

    by Tim Ellsworth, posted Monday, January 11, 2016 (2 years 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

  • Cheating in football: 'There are absolutes'

    by David Roach, posted Friday, January 30, 2015 (3 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- As sports fans continue to ask questions about underinflated footballs in this year's AFC championship game, football coaches at Baptist colleges and universities are using the controversy as an opportunity to reflect on integrity in athletics. Read More

  • Survey: most churchgoers won't skip church for football

    by Bob Smietana, posted Tuesday, January 06, 2015 (3 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Most American churchgoers would rather attend church than watch their favorite football team, a LifeWay Research study shows. But a few die-hard fans are willing to miss out on worship to watch a game.

    About 1 in 7 churchgoers (15 percent) say they'd skip church in order to watch their favorite football team, according to a survey of 994 churchgoers. Read More