25 years ago, a California company named Upper Deck exploded onto collectible sports card scene. What followed was a surge in the popularity of baseball cards that hasn’t been matched since. Boise State Public Radio’s Scott Graf shares the birth of Upper Deck and how it changed the sports card industry.
For the first time, the PGA Tour has sanctioned a tournament on a par-3 golf course. A portion of the Legends of Golf tournament will be played on Jack Nicklaus’ Top of the Rock golf course in Missouri. PGA Tour Executive Vice President Ty Votaw joined Bill Littlefield.
It’s been 50 years since the heavyweight boxing match between Muhammad Ali — then Cassius Clay — and Sonny Liston. Bill reflects on that occasion and the state of boxing today.
Wichita State is the first team in college basketball history to win 30 regular-season games in a row. Greg Echlin brings us the story of Shockers’ star Ron Baker and the loyal fanbase in the tiny Kansas town he calls home.
Golf legend Gary Player joins us to discuss the death of the tree that plagued U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower’s golf game.
More and more skiers are skipping the chairlift by putting skins on their skis and climbing up. “Skinning” is generating uphill traffic on downhill slopes, and creating new safety concerns for resorts. Vermont Public Radio’s Nina Keck reports.
In 1913, 100,000 people turned out for an auto race in Southern California. A new documentary details the intertwined history of racing and Los Angeles. KPCC’s John Rabe reports.
Activists have criticized Russia’s handling of stray dogs in Sochi and say the animals are not being treated humanely. Jessica Golloher brings us the story from Sochi.
The Sochi Games may be remembered for Russia’s gay propaganda. Bill speaks with Helen Jefferson Lenskyj about her book detailing these events.
One of the youngest members of the U.S. Olympic delegation is speed skater Emery Lehman. WBEZ’s Becky Vevea shares the story of how Lehman got his start.