“Going Deeper with Sports” on Neumann University Radio will host former pro-football player Jack Scarbath; former Nittany Lion Adam Taliaferro; WNBA Seattle Storm player Swin Cash; and former NFL wide receiver Freddie Scott II. “Going Deeper with Sports” airs on Mondays from 11-noon.
Scarbath will appear on the show on Monday, October 26. He is a former NFL quarterback for the Washington Redskins and Pittsburgh Steelers. In 1952 Scarbath was named All-American and was the runner up for the Heisman Trophy while quarterbacking at University of Maryland, College Park. He was also Southern Conference Player of the Year and the South’s Most Valuable Player in the North-South Game.
Taliaferro will speak on Monday, November 2. He is a former football player for the Penn State Nittany Lions who recovered from a paralyzing spinal cord injury sustained while playing cornerback. On September 23, 2000, while playing in only the fifth game of his college career, Taliaferro sustained a career ending injury while tackling an opposing player. He had surgery and afterwards was given a three percent chance of ever walking again. Taliaferro returned to Penn State less than a year after his injury and led the Nittany Lions onto the field for the opening game of the 2001 season. He is also the author of Miracle in the Making, a book chronicling his recovery, and he began his own foundation, the Adam Taliaferro Foundation, to help support others with spinal cord injuries.
WNBA Seattle Storm player Swin Cash will visit Neumann on Monday, November 9. Cash was an All-American at the University of Connecticut (UConn) and won the NCAA Women’s Division I Basketball championship there in 2000 and 2002. She currently plays for the Seattle Storm and in the off season has appeared as a studio analyst on ESPN’s NBA Fastbreak and for the 2008 Olympic games.
Former NFL wide receiver Scott will appear on Monday, November 16. He is currently an author and public speaker. His most recent book, The Dad I Wish I Had will be available in the Neumann Bookstore. He also serves as the dean of the Spiritual Growth Institute and the assistant pastor at Word of Faith Christian Center in Nashville, Tennessee.
“Going Deeper with Sports” is hosted by the staff of the Institute for Sport, Spirituality and Character Development. Their motto is “Some people say we take sports too seriously, we say we don’t take them seriously enough.”