Saturday, March 9, 2013

March 9th, 2013

Hot, Hot Heat: LeBron James, Miami Keep Rolling

Led by LeBron James, the Miami Heat look ready to contend for their second straight NBA title this June. Greg Cote of the Miami Herald joined Bill Littlefield to discuss the Heat’s sizzling success.

March 9th, 2013

Gonzaga Celebrates First Time At No. 1

This week, Gonzaga became the fifth team to top the national polls this college basketball season. But unlike the other four teams — Indiana, Duke, Michigan, and Louisville — the Zags have never topped the rankings before. Bill Littlefield speaks with Jim Meehan of the Spokane Spokesman-Review.

March 9th, 2013

Princeton Prospers Thanks To Friendship

The Princeton women’s basketball team hopes to clinch its fourth straight Ivy League championship this weekend. The Tigers owe much of their success to seniors Niveen Rasheed and Lauren Polansky, two friends with an unusual backstory.

March 9th, 2013

Injuries, Rumors Plague New York Yankees

Opening Day is still weeks away, but the New York Yankees are already reeling from injuries. Daniel Barbarisi of the Wall Street Journal joins Bill Littlefield.

March 9th, 2013

‘Nikkei Baseball’: The Story of Japanese American Ballplayers

In his new book Nikkei Baseball, Samuel O. Regalado examines the history of Japanese Americans on the baseball diamond. Bill Littlefield talks with Regalado abotu his book.

March 9th, 2013

British Group Tracks Sports Statues

The Sporting Statues Project has compiled a database of baseball statues throughout the United States. Dr. Chris Stride joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the project.

March 9th, 2013

Female Kicker’s NFL Flop Draws Criticism From Female Kicker

Lauren Silberman drew attention as the first female place kicker to participate in an NFL regional combine workout. She drew even more attention when her two kicks went about 15 yards each. Bill looks at Silberman’s effort and gets reaction from fellow kicker Katie Hnida.

March 9th, 2013

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports

OAG analyst Charlie Pierce joins Bill Littlefield and analyzes the post-championship struggles of the Kentucky Wildcats; Derrick Rose’s impending return to the Chicago Bulls; the World Baseball Classic and the most powerful person in sports. (No, it’s not Bill.)

March 9th, 2013

SI’s Law Expert Michael McCann Cross-Examines Lance Armstrong

Not too long ago, SI legal expert Michael McCann discovered disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong among his Twitter followers. The online connection led to Armstrong’s first interview since his January mea culpa to Oprah Winfrey. McCann speaks with Bill Littlefield about his unexpected sit-down with Lance.

March 9th, 2013

Surf’s Up On Lake Superior

A group of brave (or crazy) surfers from the Midwest is proving that catching waves under the California sun isn’t the only option. Minnesota Public Radio’s Dan Kraker has this look at winter waves on the Great Lakes.

March 9th, 2013

Music On Only A Game

John Perotti weaves another beautiful tapestry of sonic esoterica for our beloved listeners.

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