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April 30th, 2016

Onaje Woodbine’s Spiritual Journey Leads Back To The Court — And Stage

Former Yale star Onaje X.O. Woodbine quit basketball at the top of his game to pursue “the higher aims of divine purpose and truth.” As it turns out, that journey took him back to basketball. He tells Bill Littlefield his story.

IN THE NEWS
April 30th, 2016

Deflategate To The Supreme Court? Nina Totenberg Weighs In

A federal appeals court upheld Roger Goodell’s suspension of Tom Brady, but there’s still a chance that the case could be brought before the Supreme Court. And if it did, how would the nation’s highest court rule on the most over-inflated saga in NFL history? Bill Littlefield talks Deflategate with NPR’s Nina Totenberg.

IN DEPTH
April 23rd, 2016

How The $1B Concussion Settlement Fails Former Players

Evidence of CTE has turned up in nearly all of the former NFL players whose brains have been examined. Yet many of the players suffering from the symptoms of CTE are unlikely to get relief under the terms of the concussion settlement affirmed by a federal court on Monday. Bill Littlefield has the story.

FEATURE
April 16th, 2016

Flatball Radio: Ultimate Frisbee’s First Live Storytelling Series

Matt Mastrantuono didn’t just set out to mash together two ideas. He set out to mash together two communities. Karen Given has the story of how he combined Ultimate Frisbee and live storytelling to create an unlikely mix. Or maybe it’s not so unlikely.

FEATURE
April 16th, 2016

No Matter The Sport, Women Athletes Are Always Paid Less

No one is surprised that women get paid less than men in sports. The same is true in nearly every other profession. What’s surprising is that female athletes routinely get paid less than they should, even after accounting for revenue, profits and popularity. Bill Littlefield explores the story.

In The News
April 16th, 2016

It’s Never Too Early To Panic: MLB Fans Take To Twitter

When is it too late for your favorite baseball team to turn its season around? June? July? For many baseball fans, the answer was last week. ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian and the Wall Street Journal’s Jason Gay discuss MLB fans’ inevitable early-season panic.

IN THE NEWS
April 9th, 2016

‘You Get To Name The Kid’ — A Baseball Coach’s Motivational Tool

Rob Querry is in his second season as head baseball coach at Heritage High School in Florida. The team had never posted a winning season, but this year, he came up with a creative way to motivate his players. Rob and his wife, Julia, share their story.

IN THE NEWS
April 9th, 2016

Update: Olympic Champion Diver Greg Louganis Finally Gets A Wheaties Box

In the 1980s, four-time Olympic champion diver Greg Louganis didn’t get his photo on a Wheaties box. Louganis is gay and was told that he didn’t fit into General Mills’ “wholesome demographic.” Some fans didn’t think that was right, and now the company has changed its tune.

IN THEIR OWN WORDS
April 9th, 2016

A Grieving Mother Helps Bring Lacrosse To Hampton University

Michael Crawford, a student at Hampton University, wanted to bring lacrosse to his historically black university. When Crawford unexpectedly died, his mother picked up the job her son had started…and took it even further. Verina Mathis-Crawford tells that story, In Her Own Words.

FEATURE
April 2nd, 2016

The Final Four’s Complicated History With Domes

This year, once again, college basketball’s championship will be played in a football stadium. The trend of hosting the Final Four in non-basketball venues began in 1971. Bill Littlefield goes back 45 years to revisit that first weekend at the Astrodome in Houston.

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