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Video of the Week: Sylvia Hatchell opens up to SS about journey through leukemia

University of North Carolina women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell recently sat down with Sports Spectrum and shared with the magazine her journey through leukemia. Her story is an inspiration to anyone who is facing adversity. You can watch the five-part series above or read her story by clicking HERE.

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End-Of-The-Year DigiMag: Top 10 Controversies

TOP 10 CONTROVERSIES 1. New Orleans Saints Bounty Scandal–This controversy has had more twists and...

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End-Of-The-Year DigiMag: Top 10 Upsets

TOP 10 UPSETS 1. Lehigh beats Duke (NCAA basketball)–Duke, a perennial powerhouse loaded with talent...

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"Conversations" with Mark Richt

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...

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NCAA Men's Basketball Closeup: Aaron Craft

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...

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MLB Closeup - R.A. Dickey

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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"Conversations" with Aaron Craft

[powerpress] SPORTS SPECTRUM: Talk a little about your faith story and how you became a...

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"Conversations" with Ryan Mathews

This edition of Sports Spectrum "Conversations" features Ryan Mathews, an outfielder in the Oakland Athletics organization. This past spring, Mathews hit 17 HRs and helped his teammates at NC State advance to the Super-Regionals of the NCAA baseball tournament. Ryan joins us to talk about his faith, his NCAA tournament experience, getting drafted, and what life is like in the minor leagues. To hear the full interview, including Ryan's thoughts on the A's playoff run, if he's ever faced a pitcher who throws as hard as Justin Verlander, and how he shares the Gospel though Twitter, click the link to the podcast.

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From the Archives - Trent Dilfer

Trent Dilfer spent 13 years in the NFL and played on five different teams. He was a Pro Bowler (1997), a Super Bowl champion (XXXV), and Bart Starr Man of the Year Award winner (2002). Dilfer now spends his time as an NFL Analyst on ESPN. We ran this story on Dilfer back in the November 1998 issue of Sports Spectrum... It’s the third day of training camp. Trent Dilfer has just endured the day’s final two hours of practice in the Florida sun. He’s tired, the sun has scorched his head, and he misses his wife and two children, who are out of town. He doesn’t complain. You won’t hear him do that. His withered blue eyes tell the story. He smiles and looks sheepishly at a reporter as they sit in the University of Tampa cafeteria.

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"Conversations" with Luke Smallbone from for KING & COUNTRY

This edition of Sports Spectrum "Conversations" features someone from the world of music, Luke Smallbone, from the band for KING & COUNTRY. A few of their songs that you may have heard include: "The Proof of Your Love," "Busted Heart (Hold On To Me)" or "Light It Up." Luke comes from a large and musically gifted family (Rebecca St. James is his sister), who moved from Australia to Nashville, Tenn., when he was young. He joined us to talk about music, the NBA, his own hoop dreams that were shattered by injury, how God presented him with a new dream, and why Christians should make the best and most inspired art...

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"Conversations" with Turner Gill

This edition of Sports Spectrum Conversations features the head football coach at Liberty University, Turner Gill. Coach talked to us about his playing career at Nebraska and in the CFL, his minor league baseball career, and how God prepared him to be a head coach and leader. Coach Gill also shares his memories of his mother, who passed away just a few weeks ago, and how she always encouraged him in his faith...

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"Conversations" with AJ Styles

This is the first in a series we are starting here on SportsSpectrum.com called Sports Spectrum "Conversations," where, you guessed it, we have a conversation with a Christian athlete or personality. It will be in Q&A format and in audio podcast to go along side of it, so you can enjoy the interview either way. This edition of Sports Spectrum "Conversations" features the man who many people call the face of TNA Wrestling (Thursdays 8 ET SPIKE TV), the "Phenomenal" AJ Styles. Styles (born Allen Neal Jones) is a TNA Grand Slam champion, which means he's held every championship there is to hold in the company, and is one of the most exciting wrestlers in all of pro wrestling today. Styles joins us to talk about his wrestling career, how he became a Christian, what it's like be a Christian in the pro wrestling industry, why Tim Tebow can't take his shirt off in public, his love for Christian hip-hop, and the Super Mario Bros...

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Matt Barkley - Eyes Forward

All eyes in the sports world were on Southern California last fall when USC football...

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From the Archives - Kirk Cousins

The NFL Draft starts on Thursday, April 26 and former Michigan State quarterback, Kirk Cousins, will be hoping to hear his name called by an NFL team some time in the early rounds. In our story about from the Summer 2011 issue of Sports Spectrum, Cousins talked about his future in the NFL. “Ultimately, the whole NFL thing and the future in general, whether you are playing in the pros or just your future, whether you’re an athlete or a college student in general, most of us don’t know what’s going to happen in the next few years." “It’s a little bit scary because I’m the kind of guy who likes to have a plan and likes to have things laid out." “We have to trust in the Lord’s plan and we have to walk with Him and honor Him and trust Him...

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From the Archives: Jeremy VanSchoonhoven

A natural showman. That’s what Piers Morgan called stunt biker Jeremy VanSchoonhoven. That’s a pretty strong statement from the toughest judge on the panel from America’s Got Talent (he even buzzed Jeremy in his first performance). VanSchoonhoven wowed millions of Americans with his dangerous stunts and tricks. He made it to the top 10 and went on a 25-city tour across America. And to think, the whole experience almost never happened. VanSchoonhoven began stunt biking when he was 12 years old. He once saw a guy hopping around on his bike at a bike shop and thought it was the “coolest thing in the world..."

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In the News: R.A. Dickey

New York Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey took a no-hitter through 7 innings Saturday vs. Philadelphia before Phillies outfielder Shane Victorino recorded a line drive base hit to left field. Dickey finished the day with 7 IP, 3 H, 1ER, and 1BB and no decision. The Mets went on to win the game 2-1. This was Dickey's last start on the year for the Mets, and it wraps up another solid year for the knuckleballer. Dickey finishes the year with a losing record (8-13) but a very solid ERA of 3.28, which is first among Mets starters. I had a chance to speak with Dickey in spring training, and the story was featured in the Spring 2011 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...

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