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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.”
From intentionally dropped fly balls to a player running out to Wal-Mart to buy a glove, ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian shares his favorite stories from spring training.
Rubin “Hurricane” Carter is dying, and the former boxer has one final wish. Bill Littlefield interviewed Carter years ago and shares his thoughts about a man who avoided bitterness after being wrongfully imprisoned.
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.
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.
Golf legend Gary Player joins us to discuss the death of the tree that plagued U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower’s golf game.