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.

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...
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.
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

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.
Cal Baptist
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...
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...
Thursday, the Baseball Writers' Association of America announced Clayton Kershaw as the winner of National League Cy Young award. Kershaw was voted the league's best pitcher, receiving 27 of the 32 first place votes with a total of 207 points. Roy Halladay finished second, followed by Cliff Lee, Ian Kennedy and Cole Hamels. Kershaw led the league in wins, ERA, and strikeouts (21-5, 2.28 ERA, 248 Strikeouts) and also won a gold glove earlier this month. Kershaw told MLB.com: "The only thing I will say is I'm really humbled to be here," Kershaw said, after leading his comments by saying that he didn't have a lot to say. "I always dreamed about playing baseball as a kid, maybe one day making it to the big leagues, but I never dreamed about anything like this, so it's really special." In the spring 2011 issue of Sports Spectrum, we featured Kershaw and he and his wife, Ellen talked about their mission trip to Africa over the offseason...
Georgia head coach Mark Richt has led his team to eight straight victories after opening the season with back-to-back losses against Boise State and South Carolina. No. 15 Georgia crushed No. 20 Auburn 45-7 on Saturday. Mark's story was featured in Sports Spectrum's 25-year anniversary book. To order the book, click here. Before taking the reigns at the University of Georgia, Mark Richt (born Feb. 18, 1960) was a graduate assistant at Florida State (1985-1989), offensive coordinator at East Carolina (1989) and offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Florida State (1990-2000). He was married to Katharyn Francis and they have four children: Jonathan (born March 11, 1990), David (born December 1, 1994), and two adopted from Ukraine, Zach (born May 15, 1996), and Anya (born February 13, 1997)...
Michael Redd already had the best preparation an NBA player could get for the upcoming season. Now it seemed appropriate to carry out the proper celebration for the gold medal Team USA won in the FIBA Americas tournament. Redd, an All-Star guard for the Milwaukee Bucks, was certainly in the perfect place--Las Vegas--to indulge in the party as well. Casinos were to his left, nightclubs bouncing into the wee hours were on his right, and everything else was in between. So what was the dead-eye left-hander doing to celebrate the moment? "I'm up in my room playing some dominoes, beating up on my man Rick Davis," Redd said with a chuckle. So much for the juicy nightlife. Then again, Redd has always been more about storing his treasures elsewhere...