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Monthly Archives: November 2012

Coach Mark Richt will lead the Georgia Bulldogs Saturday in their matchup against the Alabama Crimson Tide for the SEC Championship. Coach Richt joined us earlier this season on our podcast to talk about faith, family and football... This edition of Sports Spectrum "Conversations" features the head football coach from Georgia, Mark Richt. Coach Richt has been in charge of the Georgia football program since 2001 and has a 117-39 record, 5 SEC Eastern division titles and 2 SEC Championships...

From fierce rivals, to great friends, George Foreman’s relationship with legendary boxer Muhammad Ali had a renewal when Foreman was transformed forever. You ask George Foreman about Muhammad Ali. What is their relationship like these days? Do they ever communicate? Foreman rifles through his cell phone and quickly retrieves a photo of Ali trying to call him. It was taken less than 24 hours earlier, on Father’s Day, by one of Ali’s daughters, Hana Ali. Muhammad was not able to connect with Foreman, so Hana and “Big George” traded text messages while “The Greatest” rested – something that’s imperative in order to counteract the draining, debilitating effects of Parkinson’s disease...

It’s Saturday, March 31, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana—the host site of the Final Four. Ohio State is playing Kansas, and the winner will advance to the NCAA Championship game. Ohio State is down 64-61 and Aaron Craft is heading to the free throw line for a one-and-one. There are only 2.9 seconds left. Craft makes the first, but will need to miss the second and hope that he or one of his teammates can get the rebound and a put-back to tie the game. Craft throws the ball towards the rim and actually gets the rebound himself...

Jonathan Stewart is in his fifth season in the NFL, all with the Carolina Panthers. Stewart and the Panthers play the Philadelphia Eagles tonight on Monday Night Football. In his career, Stewart has 27 touchdowns, 3,809 rushing yards and 96 receptions for 850 yards. Stewart was featured in the Summer 2009 issue of Sports Spectrum, here is his story...

It was a simple request. Let me stay on the New York Knicks roster. That was the prayer request uttered by Jeremy Lin on January 27 at a pregame chapel with teammate and friend Landry Fields teammate Jerome Jordan and Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem. “The chaplain asked us to share a prayer request, and I knew February 10th was right around the corner, so that was what was on my heart, just that I would be able to continue to stay on the roster and be with the team the rest of the year..."

The college basketball season is finally here! As a St. John’s fan, I am excited for the season to start. March Madness is also one of my favorite times of the year. But there is already a story that has caught my attention as a college student. Last week, Harvard had their co-captains Kyle Casey (F) and Brandyn Curry (G) leave the team due to an alleged academics violation...

Last night, New York Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey became the first knuckleballer to win the Cy Young award and the first Met to win it since 1985. Dickey has been featured in Sports Spectrum multiple times and credits God for the turnaround in his life and career...

Our newest DigiMag is now available for viewing! This is our new All-Basketball issue featuring 44 PAGES of professional and college basketball content. Read in-depth features on Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry, Butler University senior and the nation's best shooter Rotnei Clarke, and Kansas University floor general Angel Goodrich. We also give you our NBA, men's college basketball, and women's college basketball power rankings. Click here to log in and view all that Sports Spectrum has to offer...

New York Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey went 20-6 and posted a 2.73 ERA in 2012. His win total and ERA were 2nd in the National League. Dickey also led the NL in strikeouts with 230. R.A. Dickey is one of the top candidates for the NL Cy Young award, which will be announced later today. Here is his story, from the March issue of Sports Spectrum: The knuckleball. It dips and dives, darts and drops, and is the most unpredictable pitch in baseball. It seemingly takes a wild journey before reaching its destination to the plate. No one knows exactly where it will go. The batter doesn’t, the fielder doesn’t, even the catcher, and most importantly the pitcher, aren’t exactly sure where the ball will land. It’s so tough to tame that there is just one active major league knuckleballer: R.A. Dickey...

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