Sports Spectrum NBA Capsules

Managing editor Brett Honeycutt, SPORTS YAPP podcast host Bryce Johnson and the Sports Spectrum staff helps prepare you for the upcoming NBA season with its 2012 NBA Capsules. We preview each team’s 2011-12 season, delving deep into the lineups and statistics, and recap each franchise’s 2010-11 season so you don’t miss a beat. We also predict the MVP, Eastern Conference Finals, Western Conference Finals, NBA Finals, top 25 players in the league and the top 10 things to watch for this season. Continue reading

The Way

The last two years have been a whirlwind for Brad and Tracy Stevens.

The 2009-2010 season was crazy enough, when Brad and his Cinderella Butler University Bulldogs nearly knocked off almighty Duke in the NCAA men’s basketball national championship game. Then came the 2010-2011 season when No. 8 seeded Butler made another unexpected run to the title game—the only Indiana team ever to advance to back-to- back Final Fours… Continue reading

SPORTS YAPP Podcast Episode No. 16 (Tebow Time!)

Join host Bryce Johnson and the vice president of U.S. Sports Management Ryan DiNunzio for Sports Spectrum Magazine’s podcast called “SPORTS YAPP.” Episode No. 16 is an entire podcast dedicated to Tim Tebow and the impact he’s had because of his faith.

Bryce and Ryan discuss some of these controversial questions: Does God care about football? Does God have favor on certain players or people? What happens when Christians play on both teams? What has Tebow taught us about faith? Is the quarterback position overrated? And what doors did Kurt Warner open for Tebow? Let us know where you agree or disagree.

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To keep up with all of the show’s updates with the most recent episode, show news, etc. head over to the show’s webpage at www.sportsyapp.com. Continue reading

Winter 2012 Issue and Christmas Special

Our Winter 2012 issue is complete, and you’ll be receiving it come the New Year! Here’s the cover featuring Washington Redskins linebacker London Fletcher and Indianapolis Colts center Jeff Saturday. Enter the promo code “JOY10″ in the SS Store to subscribe for a limited-time offer of $19.95, saving 28 percent off the original subscription price!

This issue features our new design: our completed logo, a one-of-a-kind cover and 100 pages of content in a perfect-bound magazine. The issue also includes our improved Training Table with fun sidebars and info-graphs to complement the daily devotionals. And don’t forget, your $19.95 subscription now comes with four additional 12-page digital issues to view online in between each hard copy. This is our gift to you, and we thank you for supporting us over the years. Continue reading

In the News: Tim Tebow

The Broncos are 8-5, on a six-game winning streak and 7-1 since Time Tebow was named the starter. All he does is win.

This post includes Tebow’s testimony that was featured in Sports Spectrum’s Fall 2008 issue, “The 25-Year Anniversary Book” and The Core Media Group’s new book “Wisdom & Sports” along with a number of other links (positive and negative) regarding Tebow and his faith.

Grounded, By Victor Lee

In the beginning was God. He created man. He knew every person He would create in advance, knitting each together in the womb (Psalm 139:13). After He created Tim Tebow, there was an effort made to stop him from being born…

Bob Costas dissertation on Tim Tebow – how to explain the unexplainable?, NBC Sports

Tim Tebow’s Wild Ride, Sports Illustrated

The anti-Tebow bias isn’t about football, USA Today

Run by Tebow, Broncos get harder to explain, Yahoo Sports

Tim Tebow responds to Jake Plummer’s comments on his faith, USA Today

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Our gift to you…the Sports Spectrum Fall 2011 DigiMag

Enjoy this free issue of Sports Spectrum’s first ever interactive digital magazine, which includes 14 pages of Sports Spectrum stories and columns, video content of Sports Spectrum interviews, podcasts and more multimedia features. Now you can read Sports Spectrum on your laptop, ipad or tablet.

As the holidays approach, this first ever interactive and digital issue is our gift to you, free for the next few weeks. We appreciate your commitment and support to our product, and we’re looking forward to many more years of bringing you faith and sports.

The issue features CFL legend Anthony Calvillo, bull rider Travis Briscoe, Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Clyde Christensen, voice of the Arizona Cardinals Dave Pasch (SPORTS YAPP) and Colts ex-punter Hunter Smith (Another Angle). View the Fall 2011 digital issue here. Continue reading

Top-10 Christian College Athletic Programs

1. Cal Baptist – Although Cal Baptist finished sixth in the Learfield Sports Directors Cup (for the 2010-11 season) for all NAIA schools, behind Azusa Pacific (first) and Fresno Pacific (third), this award is about a collective work of achievements over the 2011 year, not the 2010-11 school calendar. With that said, we couldn’t dismiss Cal Baptist’s accomplishments, especially when the Lancers continued to win this fall despite moving from NAIA to NCAA Division II. In all, Cal Baptist won two NAIA national titles (women’s swimming in the winter and women’s golf in the spring), had one NAIA national runner-up finish (women’s softball in the spring), and won four National Christian College Athletic Association national titles (men’s golf, men’s division I soccer, women’s division I soccer, and women’s volleyball), and finished runner-up in NCCAA women’s cross country this fall. Besides their national championships, what also set Cal Baptist apart from other schools was their dominance Read More

Best Quotes of 2011

Top Sports Spectrum Quotes of 2011 1. “Sure, golf is important to me. I’m doing my job and supporting my family and following my career, but I still understand no matter how many wins I pile up it’s not going to get me to heaven. God doesn’t grade on a curve, you’re either in or out. You’re not going to get to the pearly gates and say I was really, really nice, but I didn’t believe. It’s not going to get you in. There are some guys out here who are nice and people think they are nice. The gift of forgiveness is free, but it must be accepted.” -PGA golfer Davis Love III 2. “The injury showed me to lean not on own understanding but on Him,” Coghlan says, paraphrasing the familiar verse from Proverbs. “We are called to just trust. God is so big; we’re so small. God has plans Read More

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