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Sports Spectrum Podcast

Launched in 2017 and now with over 4 million downloads, Sports Spectrum's podcast features stories on the intersection of sports and faith. Hosted by former ESPN Senior Producer Jason Romano, new conversations drop 3 times each week.
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Now displaying: 2022
Dec 30, 2022

This week, we're going to look back at 2022 and bring you our favorite and most listened to podcasts of this year. 

Today, we bring back a conversation from February 2022 with St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright and his wife Jenny. 


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Dec 29, 2022

This week, we're going to look back at 2022 and bring you our favorite and most listened to podcasts of this year. 

Today, we bring back a conversation from April 2022 with Trent Dilfer and his daughter Tori. 


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Dec 28, 2022

This week, we're going to look back at 2022 and bring you our favorite and most listened to podcasts of this year. 

Today, we bring back a conversation from May 2022 with Baylor Men's Basketball Coach Scott Drew.  


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Dec 27, 2022

This week, we're going to look back at 2022 and bring you our favorite and most listened to podcasts of this year. 

Today, we bring back a conversation from October 2022 with Boston Celtics big man Al Horford. 


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Dec 26, 2022

This week, we're going to look back at 2022 and bring you our favorite and most listened to podcasts of this year. 

Today, we bring back a conversation from March 2022 with Steelers legendary QB Ben Roethlisberger. 


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Dec 25, 2022

Welcome to the Sports Spectrum Minute featuring a short clip of inspiration from a previous Sports Spectrum Podcast interview.

Today we hear from ESPN SportsCenter anchor Ashley Brewer. She appeared on Sports Spectrum's Podcast in November 2018. You can listen to the entire interview here


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Dec 23, 2022

Matt Overton is a long snapper with the Dallas Cowboys in the NFL. He first came into the league in 2012 with the Indianapolis Colts and was named to the Pro Bowl in 2013. After the 2016 season, Overton departed for the Jacksonville Jaguars. He has also had stints with the Chargers, Titans, Rams and now with the Cowboys.

Today on the podcast, we talk to Matt Overton about his crazy 2022, coming to the Cowboys, growing in his faith this year, praying at the 50-yard line and what it means to stay ready.


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Dec 21, 2022

Seth Reeves is a professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour in 2021-22. He turned pro in 2014 after a successful college career at Georgia Tech.

He first earned his PGA Tour card in 2019 and in 2020 was playing on the Korn Ferry Tour where he won his first tournament at the 2020 Pinnacle Bank Classic.

Today on the podcast, we talk to Seth Reeves about trusting in God during the highs and lows of golf, losing his PGA Tour status, his involvement with College Golf Fellowship and how becoming a dad has changed his perspective on life.


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Dec 19, 2022

Sam Ravech is an on-air personality and sports play-by-play broadcaster with ESPN covering college sports as well as the Little League World Series. He was previously the play-by-play voice of the Richmond Flying Squirrels, the San Francisco Giants AA minor league affiliate. 

Sam's father Karl Ravech is a long-time ESPN anchor and play-by-play voice who has covered baseball with the network since 1993. 

Today on the podcast, we talk to Sam Ravech about his role as a broadcaster, following in his famous dad's footsteps, and why he began a relationship with Jesus. 


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Dec 18, 2022

Dave Jauss is a baseball lifer. He's been in the game as a coach or advisor for more than 30 years. He's currently a Senior Advisor in player development with the Washington Nationals. Before that, he was a bench coach with the New York Mets. He's also currently in the Dominican Republic serving as a coach in Dominican winter league.

Dave also recently was a part of a trip with Sports Spectrum host Jason Romano and others with Compassion International to serve those in the poverty striken areas of the D.R to show them love and faith and hope. 

Today on the podcast, Dave shares his heart for Compassion, his heart for the Dominican Republic and his experience being at the MLB All-Star Home Run Derby throwing batting practice to Mets superstar Pete Alonso. 


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Dec 16, 2022

Eric Wood played nine seasons in the NFL with the Bills from 2009-2017. He was selected in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft by Buffalo, and became a staple on the offensive line, starting all 120 games he participated in.

The Louisville alum was selected to the Pro Bowl in 2015, and was a part of the 2017 Bills team that won nine games and ended an 18-year playoff drought.

After retiring because of an injury in 2018, Wood moved into the broadcasting arena and is currently a football analyst with the ACC Network and part of the Buffalo Bills radio team. He also is the host of the “What’s Next with Eric Wood” podcast and the author of his new book "Tackle What's Next.

Today on the show, Wood discusses why he wanted to become an author, what it means to be patient and how God has been moving in his life. Eric also shares fun stories on playing football in the snow in Buffalo and what he thinks will happen when the Bills finally win their first Super Bowl. 

Dec 14, 2022

Patric Young is a former college basketball player with the Florida Gators in the SEC. He is currently a college basketball analyst with ESPN and the SEC Network. As a basketball player, he was the SEC Defensive Player of the Year in 2014 and a 3-time SEC Scholar Athlete of the Year winner. 

On June 29, 2022, Young was involved in a serious car accident in Nebraska that left him paralyzed from the waist down. 

Today on the podcast, we talk to Patric about the foundation of his faith in Jesus, his basketball journey, the car accident he suffered, how his faith has evolved and finding joy in the midst of losing the movement in his legs.

Patric's story is sure to inspire you! 


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Dec 12, 2022

Jackson Holliday was selected first overall in the 2022 MLB Amateur Draft by the Baltimore Orioles. Holliday attended Stillwater High School in Stillwater, Oklahoma and finished his senior year batting.685 with 17 home runs, 79 RBI and 30 stolen bases over 40 games. He was named the Oklahoma Gatorade Baseball Player of the Year and wa also awarded an ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove. 

Jackson's father is Matt Holliday, the eight-time MLB All-Star with the Colorado Rockies and St. Louis Cardinals and currently the Cardinals bench coach. 

Today on the podcast, we talk to Jackson Holliday about his 2022 and what it was like to go from high school to being drafted and playing pro baseball in the span of a few weeks. We also hear about Jackson's faith and the lessons he's learned about following Christ from his parents Matt and Leslee. 


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Dec 11, 2022

Welcome to the Sports Spectrum Minute featuring a short clip of inspiration from a previous Sports Spectrum Podcast interview.

Today we hear from 3-time NFL champion player and former Alabama head coach Bill Curry. He appeared on Sports Spectrum's Podcast in January 2018. You can listen to the entire interview here


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Dec 9, 2022

Jade McCarthy is the host of Sports Spectrum’s “Transformed” podcast and a former on-air talent for ESPN.

Today on the podcast, Jason and Jade react to Jeff Saturday's comments on a recent “Transformed” podcast about finding peace and patience when we're in a season of waiting.


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Dec 7, 2022

Chris Singleton played seven seasons as a Major League Baseball player with the Chicago White Sox, Baltimore Orioles, Oakland A's and Tampa Bay Rays. He was originally selected in the second round of the 1993 MLB Draft by the Giants and made his MLB debut in 1999 with the White Sox. 

After retiring from baseball, Singleton began a stellar broadcasting career that saw him work as the primary color analyst on ESPN Radio's baseball coverage from 2011-2021. 

Today on the podcast, we talk to Chris Singleton about coming to Christ in college, his pro baseball journey, transitioning to broadcasting and why his faith is a gift from God that he wants to share with others. 


Looking for faith/sports gift ideas? Check out our new Increase store with Sports Spectrum apparel, gifts, devotionals and more.  - http://TheIncrease.com 

Dec 5, 2022

Kristen Ledlow is a host and sideline reporter covering the NBA for TNT and NBA TV. A graduate of Southeastern University, Ledlow was an All-American volleyball player and set records as a basketball player. After college, she began her broadcasting journey covering college football and basketball on the local level.

Ledlow also was voted Miss Capital City USA in 2012 and placed in the top five at Miss Florida USA. In 2014, she moved to NBA TV and began covering the NBA full time.

Today on the podcast, Kristen Ledlow shares her experience of getting married and becoming a mother, growing in her walk with Christ and why it's important for her to give back and mentor younger female broadcasters.


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Dec 4, 2022

Today on the podcast, our Sports Spectrum Managing Editor, Jon Ackerman joins host Jason Romano to preview the 2022 Winter edition of the Sports Spectum magazine with Colorado Avalache Stanley Cup champion Josh Manson on the cover. 


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Dec 2, 2022

Eric Mac Lain is a former offensive lineman at Clemson University who now works as a college football analyst with the ACC Network. During his time at Clemson, he was a part of  two conference championships and made a national championship appearance in his senior year of 2015. At the time of his graduation, he obtained the most wins (46) by a single player in Clemson history, while earning Strength and Conditioning All-America honors.

As a student, Mac Lain was an All-ACC Academic football selection and graduated with a Bachelor’s in health science (2015) and a Master’s in athletic leadership and administration (2017). In 2019, he joined the new ACC Network as a studio analyst. 

Today on the podcast, we welcome back Eric Mac Lain to the show to talk about how becoming a dad has changed his life and why it is important for him to love others the way Jesus has loved us. 


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Nov 30, 2022

Darius Holland is currently a chaplain with the United States Army in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. In his younger days, Holland played professional football for ten seasons in the NFL with the Green Bay Packers, Detroit Lions, Kansas City Chiefs, Cleveland Browns, Minnesota Vikings and Denver Broncos. 

He was originally selected by Green Bay in the 3rd round of the 1995 NFL Draft after a college career at the University of Colorado. He was a member of the 1996 Super Bowl champion Packers team that beat the Patriots 35-21 in Super Bowl XXXI. 

Today on the podcast, we talk to Darius Holland about his role as a chaplain in the Army, the parallels of being an NFL player and a chaplain, why spiritual wellness is so important to him and why he went into ministry after his playing career. 


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Nov 28, 2022

Homer Drew is a former college basketball coach who spent 22 years coaching at Valparaiso and took his program to seven NCAA tournament appearances including a Sweet Sixteen berth in 1998, where his son Bryce hit a buzzer-beater in the first round to upset Ole Miss.

Homer's son Scott Drew is the Baylor men's basketball coach and son Bryce is Grand Canyon University's men's basketball coach. In 2019, Homer Drew as elected to the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. 

Today on the podcast, we talk to Homer Drew about his coaching journey, 25 year reflections on "The Shot," watching his sons coach basketball and why Christ is who he lives for. 


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Nov 27, 2022

Chris Carlisle is a former Super Bowl champion performance coach and the author of "MOVE or DIE: Creating a Game-Plan from Stuck to Significance."


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Nov 25, 2022

Danny Woodhead is a former NFL running back who played 10 seasons with the Jets, Patriots, Chargers and Ravens. He went undrafted in 2008 after a college career at Division II Chadron State that saw him win the Harlon Hill trophy in back-to-back seasons (2006 and 2007).

Woodhead was able to make his mark in the NFL with the Patriots, playing in Super Bowl XLVI and catching a touchdown pass from Tom Brady in New England’s loss to the New York Giants. In 2015, he enjoyed the best season of his career with the Chargers, finishing with 80 receptions, 1,091 combined rushing and receiving yards, and nine total touchdowns. He retired after the 2017 season.

On this episode of the podcast, Jade and Jason talk to Woodhead about serving as a young adults leader in his church, the importance of the Holy Spirit to guide him and what it looks like to be generous and have gratitude. 


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Nov 23, 2022

Lindsay Leftwich is an assistant softball coach with LSU. She is involved with all aspects of the program which include defense, hitting, recruiting, video scouting and camps. Since joining the LSU, she has been a part of multiple runs to the 2012, 2015, 2016 and 2017 Women’s College World Series.

Today on the podcast, we talk to Lindsay about her calling as a coach, supporting her players who want to go deeper in their faith, what it means to love her players like Jesus and what true victory is. 


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Nov 21, 2022

Jacie Hoyt is the head women's basketball coach at Oklahoma State University. She introduced as their head coach on March 20, 2022 after serving as head coach at Kansas City from 2017-2022. 

Hoyt, as one of the youngest coaches in Division one women's basketball,  led Kansas City  to the 2020 Western Athletic Conference regular season championship and was honored as the 2020 WAC Coach of the Year.

Today on the podcast, we talk to Jacie Hoyt about her new role in Stillwater, creating a winning culture of love within her team, showing gratitude to God for her journey and the importance of praying for her players before each game. 


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