Believe it or not, Jabari Parker is a Mormon
When people find out that Milwaukee Bucks forward Jabari Parker is Mormon they are surprised for more than one reason. Parker didn’t serve an LDS mission and Parker is African American.
Mormon Mission Saves the Career of Wrestling Champion, Matt Brown
With the lifestyle that missionaries for the LDS Church lead, it seems like taking two years off to serve as a missionary could kill an athlete’s career. But wrestling champion Matt Brown disagrees.
Peter Vidmar Chose to Step Down from Olympic Leadership but Not From Mormon Beliefs
Two-time gold medal winner Peter Vidmar was selected to be the chef de mission of the 2012 Olympics in London but eight days later, he chose to resign in response to the backlash against his religious beliefs.
Opportunity Knocks Twice for Baseball Player Who Turned Down Professional Baseball for his Faith
As soon as he graduated high school, John Hannemann was offered a full-tuition scholarship to play football for Brigham Young Univeristy and a spot on the Kansas City Royals baseball team. He turned both down.
Force – The Nemesis of Figure 8 Skaters
A standard definition of the word “force” is strength or energy as an attribute of physical action or movement. Force is something that Olympians such as figure 8 skaters Gracie Gold and Ashley Wagner must contend with in the execution of their routines as they...
Mormons, Sports, and Keeping the Sabbath Day Holy
Mormons, Sports, and Keeping the Sabbath Day Holy Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (inadvertently referred to as the Mormon Church by the media and others) revere the Sabbath day (Sunday) as a day of worship, family time, and rest from the...
Retired Mormon Athlete Relates Story
Deseret News has an article on a former professional baseball player who has taken an unusual and fascinating path through his career. Brian Banks (not to be confused with the football player) played for the Milwaukee Brewers and the Florida Marlins, even collecting a...
Ezekiel “Ziggy” Ansah and the Evolution of Social Media
Ezekiel "Ziggy" Ansah and the Evolution of Social Media With the vast expanse of social media technology, the ability to be included in many social circles simultaneously, and thus remaining in the know, as well as being known, has become extremely efficacious. Seth...
Aussie Athlete Can’t Shake Mormon Label
After shocking the Aussie rugby world by leaving a promising career in Australia's National Rugby League to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (often inadvertently called the “Mormon Church”), Lagi Setu is back in full force and more...
Mormon Athlete Chooses Mission over Sports
Tyler Hansen, a hockey player for the British Columbia-based Kaloomps Blazers, has likely finished his career in sports. According to Kaloomps This Week, the 20-year-old player has confirmed his decision to leave hockey for a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus...