Nored’s journey at Butler near complete

Fearing the future can be like a small flame that ignites into a fire.

But that’s a barbecue Butler University senior co-captain Ronald Nored would rather forgo. And it’s an inferno he’d rather extinguish with the lessons of his past… Continue reading

SPORTS YAPP Episode #32 – NBA All-Stars, College Hoops, NFL Combine, NASCAR / Danica

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Today on the show:

-Bryce and Aaron have some fun discussing all the big topics from the weekend.

-Did Bryce enjoy the All-Star game?

-What was Lebron doing at the end?

-Aaron isn’t on the bandwagon for his college basketball championship pick anymore.

-Bryce and Aaron discuss other college basketball topics including Duke overacheiving and Carolina underachieving.

-Plus, the guys yapp about Danica Patrick, the Daytona 500 and NASCAR!

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Around the Net – Trevor Bayne back in the Daytona 500, Durant named All-Star MVP, Red Sox ban alcohol, Sox’ Gonzalez looks to lead

Trevor Bayne in the Daytona 500

Tonight, after rain delays and postponements, NASCAR will open it’s season with the Daytona 500 at 7 p.m. Trevor Bayne, last year’s out of nowhere rookie winner, will be looking to make it two straight. Despite the attention and fame that Bayne received from being the winner of America’s most famous stock car race, Bayne is still the same guy who loves the same God…

UPDATE: After being involved in a wreck in lap two, Bayne finished 35th in the 2012 Daytona 500.

Kevin Durant wins MVP of NBA All-Star game

Kevin Durant scored 36 points and led the Western Conference All-Stars to a 152-149 victory Sunday night, beating the Eastern Conference All-Stars. Durant was awarded the the MVP of the game; the first time he has ever received this award…

New Red Sox skipper Bobby Valentine bans beer from the clubhouse

New Boston Red Sox manager, Bobby Valentine, has banned alcohol from the Red Sox clubhouse. This comes on the heels of a season where the Red Sox blew a 9 game lead in the Wild Card and have numerous reports from the Boston media about some of its pitchers drinking beer during games…

Boston’s Adrian Gonzalez looks to become a better leader
Adrian Gonzalez, featured in the Fall 2011 issue of Sports Spectrum, will shoulder more of a leadership role with this year’s team…

Christian Athletes in the Headlines

Butler coach Brad Stevens not worried after loss to Valparaiso (News-Sentinel.com)

North Carolina’s Tyler Zeller Named Academic All-American Of The Year (digtriad.com)

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SPORTS YAPP #31 – Hunter Smith Interview

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Today on the show:

- Bryce talks with Hunter Smith about Peyton Manning, football, music, and his new book.

- Find out how Hunter describes the Colts situation right now.

- Hunter talks about leaving football and if he misses it.

- Listen to what Hunter is passionate about now.

- Figure out how a punter goes from the NFL to being on stage playing guitar and singing!

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SPORTS YAPP Episode #30 – Clayton Kershaw Interview

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Today on the show:

-Bryce interviews 2011 CY Young winner, Clayton Kershaw, about baseball, faith, and his new book.

-Kershaw talks about his offseason, his new contract, and mission trips to Africa.

-Kershaw also discusses his friendship with Matthew Stafford, his new marriage, and being a young leader.

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Old School – Top 5 Most Exciting Teams, The Palestra, Shocking the Nation

Another week in the books for college basketball. We are inching ever closer to the greatest sporting event in America: MARCH MADNESS. Last year, we held a Sports Spectrum bracket contest for Madness. I can’t remember who actually won that contest, or what the person won, but we will be holding another bracket contest this year. The winner will get a nice Sports Spectrum prize package, details will be available as we get closer to the NCAA tournament.

Top 5 Most Exciting Teams
Last week, I had some comments in the comment section ragging some of my selections in games to watch. The commenter’s main problem is that some of the games listed, mainly any game Wisconsin is involved in, is not “fun to watch.” So, due to the personal request of mdgordon07, here are my top 5 most exciting teams to watch in college basketball.

1. VMI
2. North Carolina
3. Kentucky
4. Iona
5. Missouri
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Around the Net – Gary Carter passes away, Jeremy Lin headline controversy, Josh Hamilton’s makeover

“Around the Net” is your source for Christian athletes in the news. Each week, we will post some of the best and most relevant stories about Christian athletes that we see from around the internet.

Gary Carter

Baseball Hall of Famer Gary Carter passed away last week, succumbing to his battle with brain cancer at the age of 57. Carter was featured in Sports Spectrum multiple times… (Read more inside)

Jeremy Lin Controversy

Over the weekend, ESPN Mobile published a headline with a racial slur in regards to Jeremy Lin. ESPN has fired that editor who claimed that it was an “honest mistake” and had used that headline “at least 100 times” in other headlines. The editor apologized for the headline and said he is a big fan of Lin, especially because Lin is outspoken about his Christian faith, like himself. More on the story inside…

Josh Hamilton undergoing a makeover

Josh Hamilton appeared on Glenn Beck TV last week in an interview with pastor Dr. James Robison to talk about his relapse with alcohol, battling demons, and how he is undergoing a makeover with the help of Christian counseling. Watch the Interview inside…

Christian Athletes in the Headlines

NY Mets great Gary Carter, dead after bout with brain cancer, got to say goodbye on Palm Beach Atlantic University baseball field (NY Daily News)

Kevin Durant scores career high 51 points in an overtime win vs. Denver (NewsOK.com)

New York Yankees sign DH/1B Raul Ibanez (MLB.com)

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New Deal – Buy a Subscription, Get Wisdom and Sports for Free!

For the rest of the February, we have a special offer to a subscription to Sports Spectrum. Buy a subscription, and get our newest book, Wisdom & Sports, for FREE! When signing up for a subscription, make sure you use the promo code: “getwisdom

Wisdom and Sports features sports devotionals and sports stories based on the book of Proverbs. Verses from all 31 chapters of Proverbs are paired with spiritually encouraging stories of well-known athletes and thought-provoking devotionals.

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Old School – Ranking the Conferences

Hope you had an outstanding ValLINtine’s Day. Last night, Jeremy Lin hits a game winner for the New York Knicks to continue the Linsanity.™ It’s been hard not to pay attention to a story of a guy who was living on his brother’s couch a little over a week ago, to becoming a starting point guard for the New York Knicks and leading them to six straight wins, especially when the season was looking lost. I can only imagine the Linsanity™ if Lin and his Harvard team could have made a run in the NCAA tournament. And the cool thing about this story is that Lin continues to thank God and point people to his faith in Christ.

Any-who, enough NBA. After getting grief from some of my Twitter followers after posting a top 10 ranking of conferences, I decided to rank the conferences in “Old School.” And I’d love to hear from in the comments section on what you all think.

1. Big Ten
2. Big East
3. Big 12…
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SPORTS YAPP Episode #29 – Brad Smith Interview

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Today on the show:

- Buffalo Bills Wide Receiver Brad Smith joins to discuss how his first year in Buffalo went.

- We yapp about faith, family, and football.

- We even talk a little NBA, PS3, mentors, and college.

- Brad gives his opinion on the new kickoff rule.

- And Bryce gives his thoughts about Jeremy Lin and Peyton Manning!

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