Dodgers’ manager Travis Barbary models faith to players

South Carolinian Travis Barbary took one look at a suspension bridge in downtown Greenville and did not want any part of it. While he will climb 20 feet high in a deer stand and sit for five hours, he won’t walk across the bridge. “My kids always make fun of me,” said Travis, who was […]

For NFL’s Ryan Succop, salvation is a ‘beautiful thing’

Ryan Succop still gets a laugh out of being tagged “Mr. Irrelevant” in 2009. That’s the nickname traditionally attached to the player chosen last in the NFL Draft. “I think God has a sense of humor in making you wait [during the draft], and here we are 10 years later. I’ve been very blessed,” said […]

Evan Marzilli wants to show what God is capable of

When Karin Marzilli was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2016, the experience not only led to a resurgence of her faith, but also her son’s. Evan Marzilli, 26, a former University of South Carolina and College World Series outfielder, went from disbelief that a family member had cancer to a stronger belief in God. “It […]

For Clemson’s clutch receiver Hunter Renfrow, ‘God comes first’

In the skies far from Arizona, Hunter Renfrow made a phone call that somewhat doubled life’s pleasure and responsibility. With his Clemson teammates on the way to play Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl in Tempe, Renfrow called a breeder in Asheville, N.C., to reserve a golden retriever puppy. “This dog has been keeping me […]