Spirituality and Sports

The Office of Religious Life’s Spirituality and Sports program explores the spiritual dimensions of sports – from the mysticism of the “the zone” to the development of extraordinary human potential; from the transformative powers of organized sports to the ritual, pilgrimage, and community orientations that organized sports share with organized religions. This program hosts discussions with Olympic athletes, sports stars, and Trojan legends in order to uncover the rich layers of meaning, purpose, and identity that sports imparts to its practitioners. Previous speakers include Matt Leinart, Ryan Khalil, Wes Parker, Louis Zamperini, Peter Vidmar, and John Nabor.