Harvard’s Wesley Saunders is one of college basketball’s top players, but he doesn’t act like a typical star. In his four years with the Crimson, the Pokemon-watching forward has developed the image of a nonchalant star, a player who has goofed his way to the top of college basketball. But don’t let that fool you.
The world’s top ice climbers flock to the small town of Ouray, Colo. every January for its annual ice festival. Reporter Sadie Babits has the story of how the festival began and why top climbers love Ouray Ice Park.
Lance Roop was a high school quarterback when a car accident left him paralyzed from the chest down. He’s now a college sophomore and he competes on the bobsled track. Roop hopes to reach the 2018 Winter Paralympics as an adaptive bobsledder.
The Baseball Hall of Fame is getting four new members: pitchers Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, and John Smoltz, along with Craig Biggio. Bill Littlefield has the rundown on the new electees.
Former hockey goalie Clint Malarchuk suffered a life-threatening injury in 1989 when his neck was slashed by a hockey skate. Off the ice, he’s struggled with mental health problems since childhood. He writes about both issues in his new book “A Matter of Inches,” which he joins Bill Littlefield to discuss.
Boston is the United States’ choice to host the 2024 Olympic Games, but can the Massachusetts city beat out the international competition? We look at the pros and cons of the bid.
Seventeen years ago, Matías Anguita was smoking as many as three packs of cigarettes a day. Then he quit and started running. Now, he hopes his grueling, two-marathon-a-day trek will inspire others in a country with a widespread smoking problem to quit the habit.
Series editor Glenn Stout and guest editor Christopher McDougall join Bill Littlefield to discuss the eclectic collection in ‘The Best American Sports Writing 2014.’
Washington’s NFL franchise has been in the spotlight for its controversial nickname, but several dozen high school sports teams are also known as the “Redskins.” Reporter Rachel Estabrook visits one Colorado community that might soon be forced to make a change.
In Hong Kong, a group of investment bankers recently traded in their suits for boxing gear. Charlie Schroeder was in Hong Kong to check out the action at the eighth annual Hedge Fund Fight Nite.