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April 12th, 2014

Women And Children Welcome At Augusta

Last Sunday, females competed alongside males as equals at Augusta National, home of the Masters. USA Today’s Christine Brennan joined Bill Littlefield to explain the story behind the unprecedented moment.

Feature
April 12th, 2014
By John Weber

Hobey Baker: A Hockey Legend Lost Too Soon

Before Babe Ruth or Michael Jordan, America’s favorite athlete was hockey player Hobey Baker. John Weber looks into Baker’s life and the award which is named for him.

Featured Book
April 5th, 2014

‘Pedestrianism’ Highlights The Surprising History Of Competitive Walking

In the late 19th century competitive walking in America was the sport to watch. In ‘Pedestrianism,’ author Matthew Algeo details the history that led to America’s fascination with watching other people walk. He joined Bill Littlefield to discuss the book.

Remembrance
March 29th, 2014

Remembering Buffalo Bills Owner Ralph Wilson

Ralph Wilson, one of the founding owners of the American Football League, died at the age of 95. Ed Rutkowski, who played for the Buffalo Bills for six seasons in the 1960s, joins Bill Littlefield to help us remember Wilson.

Featured Book
March 29th, 2014

‘A Nice Little Place On The North Side’ Chronicles Wrigley’s Role In Cubs’ Struggles

George Will joins Bill Littlefield to discuss “A Nice Little Place on the North Side,” his new book about the Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Field, which turns 100 this season.

Sports History
March 22nd, 2014

Twenty-Five Years Later Princeton, Georgetown Matchup Still Stands Out

Princeton didn’t pull off the upset against Georgetown in 1989, but the game still features prominently in March Madness lore. Sports Illustrated’s Alexander Wolff joins Bill Littlefield to explain why he calls it “the game that saved March Madness.”

Feature
March 15th, 2014
By Saul Gonzalez

Inspiration For ‘Jerry Maguire’ Makes A Comeback After A Big Fall

Leigh Steinberg was once the king of all sports agents. Tom Cruise’s character in ‘Jerry Maguire’ was based on him. Then serious family issues and a battle with addiction drove Steinberg out of business. Reporter Saul Gonzalez has the story of his comeback.

Featured Book
March 15th, 2014

‘Pete Rose: An American Dilemma’ Highlights Baseball Controversy

Pete Rose has more hits than any other player in baseball history, but he is ineligible for the Hall of Fame. Kostya Kennedy’s new book “Pete Rose: An American Dilemma” examines Rose’s career and his ban from the game. The author joins Bill Littlefield.

Featured Book
March 8th, 2014

‘Showtime’ Showcases Lakers’ Golden Years

The Lakers may be struggling today, but in the 1980s they won five NBA titles. Jeff Pearlman joins Bill Littlefield to discuss his new book ‘Showtime’ which looks at L.A.’s glitz-and-glamour dynasty.

Interview
March 8th, 2014

UNC Hoops Legend Dean Smith Struggles With Dementia

Dean Smith won 879 games and two national titles while coaching the North Carolina men’s basketball team from 1961 to 1997. Now he’s suffering from dementia, a struggle chronicled by Tommy Tomlinson in his piece “Precious Memories.”

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