Matt Cramer – Matt Cramer is the founder, owner, editor in chief and contributing writer to Zeus of Sport. He started the website in July of 2009 with Wills Klein and has continued to develop the quality of writing and number of qualified writers contributing to the success of Zeus. With the assistance of Craig Kopulsky, Cramer has recruited top talent to write for Zeus.
Though he is from New York, Cramer has made the unfortunate decision of committing much of his time and energy to the disappointment associated with Cleveland sports tragedies. With LeBron out of town, Cramer feels a bit lost as a team-specific sports fan, but maintains his commitment to keep up to date with the daily happenings in the sports world. If you’re interested in unbiased, unprecedented and unfiltered sports knowledge and opinions, Cramer’s your man.
As a student, Cramer studies Economics and Statistics, so he is very much in touch with the economic and financial issues associated with professional athletes, and understands why they spend so much time negotiating contracts to earn a couple extra million here or there.
Carlos Cabrera – Carlos is a freelance journalist and student in the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. He lives comfortably and below fellow Zeusers Matt Cramer and Craig Kopulsky in Evanston, Illinois.
He works as a basketball coach and is an avid fan of the Chicago Bulls.
Previously interning at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, he wrote articles for its yearly publication Communiqué. As a print and video journalist, he has written and produced pieces about business development, sports, food and everything in between. He has freelanced for The Chicago Journal and Iberosphere.com, and currently serves as The Northwestern Chronicle’s News Editor.
Alex Spatt – Spatt is from New York and, rather than sell his soul to the devil, he hopelessly follows the Mets into their annually growing abyss. The Knicks have offered him little solace and, as a displaced Falcons fan (ask him for the story), he finds his hometown teams perpetually disappointing. At least he’s not from Cleveland (note: Cramer did not approve this message). Though well versed in all things sports, his primary responsibilities for Zeus pertain to baseball.
David Uberti – David Uberti is a writer and multimedia reporter from Detroit currently studying Journalism and Middle East Studies at Northwestern University. He is currently the Web Editor for The Daily Northwestern and has written for the Metro Times, Dearborn Press & Guide and a number of other publications around Detroit. Along with baseball, he enjoys drama movies, socially conscious hip hop, motorcycles and a nice pair of slacks. Follow him on Twitter @daviduberti and check out his personal blog here.
Justin Schecker – Schecker is a junior in the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. While he bleeds white and purple (for some reason), right now he’s interning in Spartan country as a reporter at WLNS-TV6 in Lansing, Michigan.
Schecker is a former Northwestern News Network Sports Director and weekly sports columnist for The Daily Northwestern. He also has freelanced for ESPN.com through ESPNU’s Campus Connection program and worked on student-produced broadcasts for the Big Ten Network. Schecker has covered Northwestern Football’s last two bowl games and the Wildcat Women’s Lacrosse team’s fifth National Championship in 2009.
Schecker’s professional allegiances are split between teams in the Nation’s Capital (Capitals, Wizards) and New England (Red Sox, Patriots) (front-runner). He strongly dislikes the New York Yankees, Pittsburgh Penguins, LeBron James, and Michigan and Notre Dame Football. According to Schecker, the Red Sox comeback in the 2004 ALCS is the greatest moment in recent memory.
Wills Klein – Wills Klein is a contributing writer to Zeus of Sport. He partnered with Matt Cramer in 2009 to launch the site and is now back to blogging after a two-year hiatus. As a student at Ohio State and a longtime Jets fan, football is his area of expertise (he hopes to stay around longer than Terrelle Pryor).
Klein studies Journalism and Business and is now also a contributor for the campus newspaper, The Lantern. He hails from New York and stays true to his roots in the concrete jungle. He was raised with parents who love him, so he is a Yankee fan. Be sure to stay up to date on his column through the summer and fall to get fantasy pointers, Big-10 insight, and everything you need to know about the NFL.
Josh Freund – Josh Freund originates from the beautiful Bay Area, born and raised in Oakland. Despite his ties to the city of his birth, he has been and always will be a die-hard San Francisco sports fan. Yes, the Giants won the World Series in 2010. Yes, it continues to bring him perpetual happiness.
Josh wants to become a documentary filmmaker, but sports has always been his passion and baseball has always been his sport. An all-league infielder his junior year of high school, a foot injury during his senior year derailed what promised to be a top draft selection into the MLB.
Today, Josh is content covering baseball for Zeus. He also prides himself on his vast knowledge of burritos.
Craig Kopulsky – Craig Kopulsky studies Economics and Psychology at Northwestern University. He is the Head of Human Resources and Editor-in-Chief for Zeus of Sport. He has devoted his management and organizational abilities to the site since February 2011 and has been instrumental in recruiting great writers and keeping the team on course ever since.
Craig is from the beautiful, warm, gem of the West, also known as Los Angeles. Craig mainly follows Lakers basketball, and although he is true to his Northwestern Wildcats, he still roots for the UCLA basketball and football teams. While he has a great appreciation for pro football, he has refused to call a team his own, as Los Angeles does not have a team. Next season he will be jumping on the Chicago Bears bandwagon as a result of his Chicago ties and strong influence from his roommate Mark Labelle.
We would like to sincerely thank David Jin, a fellow Northwestern student, for all of his help in setting up our website and for getting us out of our precarious “hack” situation. Zeus would not be possible without his help.