Mike Fox builds empire, instills values

The story was written after North Carolina’s baseball program made it to the final series two times in three years (2006, 2007), losing both to Oregon State. Mike Fox took over in 1999 and has led North Carolina to the College World Series (final eight teams) five times (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011) in his 14-year tenure. Previously, North Carolina had only made it four times (1960, 1966, 1978, 1989) in 41 years (since 1948). Fox also played on the 1978 team as the starting shortstop… Continue reading

God’s Plan

Despite injuries his first two seasons, Tyler Zeller’s faith and trust in God remained strong, and on Thursday, the middle Zeller was selected 17th overall in the NBA Draft by the Dallas Mavericks. Sports Spectrum’s feature on Tyler was published in the Fall 2011 issue.

Most Christians are of the firm belief that God does indeed have a plan for each of them and that they can claim the promise of Jeremiah 29:11 – a plan of hope and a promising future… Continue reading

March Madness Blog – Elite 8 Sunday games

Two more games decided the final two entrants into the Final Four. What did Rick Pitino say would happen to the state of Kentucky if Louisville pulls off the upset? And why North Carolina can’t simply blame Kendall Marshall’s injury for their loss against Kansas.

Oh, and by the way, Jayne S. is now leading the Sports Spectrum bracket challenge. And guess who has crept up to number 3…that’s right, your’s truly. I was three for four in my Final Four picks, not bad. Let’s get to Sunday’s games… Continue reading

SPORTS YAPP Episode #35 – March Madness Breakdown

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Today on the show

Bryce and Aaron are joined in studio by Greg Arnold to breakdown the NCAA Tournament.

-Find out what surprising sleeper all three guys agree on.

-Listen to Bryce’s very risky Final Four pick.

-Greg picks every team from his home state of Ohio.

-Aaron makes a bold prediction and gives Bryce a hard time about the team he thinks will knock off Duke.

-Hear who we think will win the whole tournament.

-The guys talk about some of their favorite March Madness memories.

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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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SPORTS YAPP Episode #28 – Linsanity, All He Does is Lin, Linsane in the Linbrane

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Today on the show:

-Bryce and Aaron recap the weekend in sports.

-Find out if they are loving “Linsanity”

-Is Bryce already getting into golf? Tiger and Phil have an anticlimactic showdown.

-Bryce sounds like an old man by ripping on the Grammys.

-Bryce questions North Carolina’s Harrison Barnes.

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