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Saturday, March 2, 2013

March 2nd, 2013

Blackhawks Thrive In Shortened Season

The Chicago Blackhawks are off to the NHL’s best ever start with a 17-0-3 record through their first 20 games. Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times joins Bill Littlefield to break down the keys to the team’s record setting streak.

March 2nd, 2013

Despite Lockout, NHL Attendance Numbers Up

Despite a lengthy lockout that led to a shortened NHL season, fans have continued to fill arenas. In fact, attendance has been up two percent across the league.

March 2nd, 2013

Lokomotiv Yaroslavl Perseveres In KHL

After a 2011 plane crash killed nearly the entire Russian pro hockey team Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, the team is back on the ice. Tal Pinchevsky of NHL.com joins BIll Littlefield to discuss the team’s season.

March 2nd, 2013

Questionable Questions At The NFL Combine

This year, the story of which prospects had flourished or failed at the NFL scouting combine was overshadowed by allegations of inappropriate and potentially illegal questioning. Mike Tanier of Sports on Earth joined Bill to recap the combine and the controversy.

March 2nd, 2013

MLS Kicks Off Season

Major League Soccer’s regular season opens this weekend. Sports Illustrated’s Grant Wahl joins Bill Littlefield to discuss whether or not the defending champion L.A. Galaxy, or the league itself, will be any good without what’s-his-name.

March 2nd, 2013
By Gillian Ferris Kohl

Hula Hoops Turning Into Fitness Trend

The Hula Hoop is on fire‚Ķliterally. The popularity of ‘hooping’ has soared in recent years, transforming it from a groovy toy to pyrotechnic performance art. As Arizona Public Radio’s Gillian Ferris Kohl reports, almost 60 years after its commercial invention, the hula hoop is spinning into new territory.

March 2nd, 2013

Twinkie Dog Set To Make Ballpark Debut

The Battle Creek Bombers of the Northwoods League have added a new item to their concession stand: The Twinkie Dog. Bill Littlefield spoke with the Bombers’ General Manager Brian Colopy and Assistant Manager Anthony Iovieno to learn about the creation.

March 2nd, 2013

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports

OAG analyst Charlie Pierce joins Bill Littlefield to talk about questionable questions at the NFL combine, some off-the-field tackling by a college defensive lineman (at a fraternity party, no less), and March Madness, Vatican-style.

March 2nd, 2013
By Elissa Ely

Volleyball Mom’s Take On Practice, Growing Up

NPR contributor Elissa Ely explains why she and other parents spend their evenings watching their daughters’ volleyball practice.

March 2nd, 2013
By Jason Albert

Disability Proves No Barrier For Adaptive Skiers

High on a chairlift in places like Stowe and Tahoe, it’s not uncommon to look down and see disabled sit skiers carving beautiful turns. But just like with any skier it didn’t always look this way. All athletes, adaptive or not, were beginners once. Jason Albert has our story from the slopes of Mt. Bachelor near Bend, Ore.

March 2nd, 2013

Music On Only A Game

Only A Game’s Gary Waleik discusses sell-by-dates, platinum records and all kinds of musical wierdness.

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