There is nothing like going to a live professional sporting event. Whether it be at the 50 yard line of a Bears game, behind the foul pole of a Cardinals game, or even the infamous “nose-bleed” seats at the Bulls games. These games help drives the viewers excitement, and sparks passion in fans of all ages as they are able to watch there favorite teams live. Almost nothing can take away from the experience of seeing your favorite players, play to win the game. Games typically take any where between 2-3 hours (Lets not even talk about the chance of an overtime). And that one thing that may put a damper in the Live Game experience, may just happen when your stomach starts to growl a little bit.
In this episode Austin and Jake tackle the Homecoming dance while Peter Owens gives a sports update from the field.
Since 776 BC in ancient Greece the Olympic Games have captivated audiences. There’s something special about witnessing other human beings achieving incredible feats in the sports arena. Surely, the Olympics have proved that people all around the world are capable of outstanding things. One of the first games ever practiced in Greece was the sport of wrestling. Wrestling, used to be more brutal than it is today, but the objective of ancient wrestling was very similar to modern wrestling. Two opponents attempted to toss each other on the ground three times, however, the few rules instilled only discouraged biting and male anatomy grabbing. The limited rules of ancient wrestling must have made for a gritty spectacle. Even today wrestling is still a very popular sport that involves two people feuding with all their might to throw their opponent to the ground. Unfortunately, rumors have circulated recently that wrestling will be cut from the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.
Last Tuesday the Greenville men’s and women’s soccer teams continued their season long woes, both falling 1-2 at Lindenwood-Belleville. The losses epitomize the tone of a so far dreary season for both Panthers teams, but a remaining schedule full of conference matchups shines a glimpse of hope on the Greenville soccer fields. In the men’s game the Lynx scored a late goal in the first half to put themselves up 1-0. The Panthers could not even get a shot off, as Belleville shut them out in the first half. Early in the second half, the Panthers came back with a goal of their own on a shot by senior midfielder, Aaron Mulholland. The tie would not last long however, as the Lynx scored the go ahead goal with 10 minutes left in the game. Two goals would be all Belleville needed to hand the Panthers their sixth loss of the season.
As a Christian institution, Greenville athletic teams are challenged with the task of incorporating faith into sports. But what does that really mean? Is incorporating faith into sports as simple as praying before competitions, or conducting sportsmanship that is noticeably admirable? The sad truth is that many Christian athletes leave faith at the front door when they enter an athletic arena. Faith in sports can easily be consumed by competitive nature in the pursuit of victory. However, some teams at Greenville College are looking beyond the perishable victor’s crown, and gazing upon the eternal crown of heaven. One of these teams is the Men’s and Women’s cross country team.
With only one week left of the regular season, and the competitive scent of October hovering sweetly over playoff bound teams, the MLB is ready for what should be a thrilling race to the World Series. While most divisions are already clinched, the central division in each league is still up for grabs, and the wild card games have yet to be decided. So what has made this season so intriguing? What is going to make this a great October? Let’s take a look at each division and see what to expect this postseason.
In this episode, Jake, Austin, and Peter discuss why men have stopped singing in church and the latest in sports from GC.
Cameron Brock, player for the Indianapolis Alleycats ultimate disc team, visited the Greenville ultimate group this past weekend to help teach fundamentals and skills, as well as play a few pick-up games. Greenville College's very own Adam "BopBop" Crouch has forged a friendship with Brock, as he is an avid ultimate fan and recreational player. Crouch invited Brock to come to Greenville last year, and Brock recently found some free time to come this past weekend. Brock is not just any ordinary professional ultimate player; he holds the record for most goals scored in a game, a season, and a career.
The world of sports is a riveting place that has captivated the eyes of audiences everywhere since the beginning of human existence. From the day a boy is born, daddy clothes him in a football jersey and subjects him to any sport contest he can find on T.V. As the boy grows up, he picks up several societal messages that tell him sport is life. Unfortunately the people we idolize playing sports on screen don’t always have the best morals. We worship prima donnas, quickly forgiving their antics off the field because they are such gifted athletes. I won’t buy it. I believe that all our worship should go to God and God alone. No, sports are not the devil, like Bobby Bucher’s mother would suggest, and we should not deter kids from playing a game they love.