If there is one word that describes the 2013-14 Charlotte Bobcats season, it’s this: multiply. Two seasons ago, they won seven games (during a lockout-shortened 66-game schedule). Last season, they won 21 games (of 82). This season, they finished with 43 victories (in 82 games), six times their amount of wins in 2012 and double the wins from a season ago. They’ve gone from the punch line of jokes on sports talk shows across the country to becoming a serious threat around the league, as they went on a 20-9 tear after All-Star Break and defeated some of the NBA’s best teams, in part because of a stifling defense that allowed the fourth fewest points in the league. One year before Charlotte reclaims its “Hornets” name, the Bobcats have already created a buzz in the Queen City, advancing to the NBA Playoffs for the first time since 2010. No matter Read More
Who is Cody Zeller?
What’s behind the even-keeled Indiana University freshman who acts the same whether he’s the victim of a bad call or catalyst behind a highlight jam—who would probably show the same seemingly emotionless stare whether he was swimming in a pool of crocodiles or a pool of beautiful women?
The answer is simple: A mischievous grin… Continue reading
When you grow up a Zeller, you have some big shoes to fill. And it’s not just because Luke and Tyler wear size 18 and 19 shoes, respectively.
The eldest brother, Luke, led Washington High School to an Indiana Class 3A championship, swooshing a miracle heave from mid-court his senior season in 2005. The middle brother, Tyler, the 17th pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, led the Hatchets to another title in 2008 and set an Indiana scoring record during his senior campaign. And to top it off, both received the illustrious Indiana Mr. Basketball award and were named McDonald’s All-Americans their senior seasons… Continue reading
The newest DigiMag is here! This issue features stories on: Indiana freshman center Cody Zeller, NY Giants DE Justin Tuck, New England Patriots WR Matthew Slater, more coverage from the Super Bowl, an expanded feature on Jusdon University soccer star Corey Burke, a new “Another Angle” column from Stephen Copeland, and a can’t miss “Airing It Out” column from Sports Spectrum editor Brett Honeycutt on the always controversial “Is it okay to drink as a Christian?” issue. Read below…
The Zeller Brothers
The Zeller brothers have fired up their hometown of Washington, Ind. for March Madness. People throughout the town have been seen wearing Tar Heel blue or Indiana crimson in support of Washington’s favorite sons. Zeller jerseys have been flying off the racks…
Tyler Zeller has been named Second-Team All-America by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA). Tyler is also this year’s ACC Player of the Year, an award a North Carolina senior has not won since Phil Ford in 1978.
Tyler and the North Carolina Tar Heels earned a No. 1 seed in the upcoming NCAA tournament and will face the No. 16 seed (winner between Lamar and Vermont in the First Four).
The New York Times’ Pete Thamel writes about Tyler’s quiet leadership…
Cody Zeller and the Indiana Hoosiers earned a No. 4 seed and will play the 13th seeded New Mexico State Aggies in the NCAA tournament. Cody helped IU get their first Big Ten conference tournament win since 2006 last week and their first NCAA tournament appearance since 2008.
Cody is the Big Ten Freshman of the Year and appears in the current Winter 2012 DigiMag issue of Sports Spectrum. A four-page feature on Cody is also in our upcoming Spring 2012 issue. Click here to subscribe.
Christian Athletes in the Headlines
Tom Crean: It’s a big deal to have this day (insidethehall.com)
Baylor and coach Scott Drew on “College Hoops Confidential” (BaylorBears.com)