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COMMENTARY
November 7th, 2015

Commentary: It Isn’t Too Early To Celebrate Torii Hunter’s Career

Torii Hunter is retiring after 19 seasons in MLB. Hunter earned nine Gold Gloves and played in five All-Star Games during his career. But Bill Littlefield will remember Hunter for something other than his impressive stats.

ROUNDTABLE
November 7th, 2015

3 Stories You Should Know: Ohio State OUI, Daniel Murphy, Paid Patriotism

Is taking a scholarship away from a student-athlete an appropriate form of punishment? Is it possible to appreciate a player who might not be able to appreciate you? And is it acceptable that professional teams are getting taxpayer dollars from the Pentagon? Bill Littlefield is joined by Patrick Hruby and Kate Fagan.

FEATURE
October 31st, 2015
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#MuteBuck: A World Series Broadcast Without Joe Buck

Kansas City Royals fans were unhappy with Fox announcer Joe Buck’s call of the 2014 World Series. With the Royals now back in the Fall Classic, a few friends in Kansas City are offering alternative commentary.

Only A Memory
October 24th, 2015

Cooperstown Remembered…Twice

For Bill Littlefield, Cooperstown is more than just a place for baseball greats. Bill remembers two Hall of Fame visits with his father…27 years apart.

Interview
October 24th, 2015

Opportunities Expand, But Women Still Facing Barriers In Sports

If you pay attention to the headlines, there have never been more opportunities for women in sports. But is the landscape as good as it seems? Bill Littlefield speaks to Professor Nefertiti Walker.

FEATURE
October 24th, 2015
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Black Men Run: Challenging Stereotypes And Keeping In Shape

The most recent national survey of recreational runners in the U.S. suggests African Americans make up just 1.6 percent of the sport’s participants. In Philadelphia, reporter Todd Bookman hit the pavement with Black Men Run, a club dedicated to bringing that number up.

IN DEPTH
October 24th, 2015

In Wake Of Louisville Scandal, Should NCAA Change Recruiting Rules?

Women were reportedly paid by a former Louisville men’s basketball graduate assistant to strip and have sex with recruits at parties on campus. Does the scandal suggest that NCAA recruiting rules should be reformed? Bill Littlefield is joined by Yahoo Sports columnist Pat Forde.

Feature
October 10th, 2015
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Keila Merino: Not Your Average Runner

Keila Merino has completed more marathons and ultramarathons than she can count, including seven 100-mile races and seven Boston Marathons. She’s been through a lot — but so have the people she’s now trying to help.

Feature
October 10th, 2015

The Gospel Of Tony Franklin: Tempo, Tempo, Tempo — And Sharing

Football coaches are known for closely guarding their playbooks, but Cal offensive coordinator Tony Franklin shares his with dozens of high school coaches around the country. Bill Littlefied has the story of an unusual collaboration.

In Depth
October 10th, 2015

Doc Adams: 19th Century Ballplayer, 21st Century Hall of Famer?

More than a century after his death, Doc Adams — the inventor of the shortstop position — finally has a shot at the Baseball Hall of Fame. His great-granddaughter Marjorie Adams has spent the past four years working toward this day. “I will live to see Doc Adams get in the Hall of Fame,” she tells Bill Littlefield.

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