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Show rundown for 11/24/2001

NCAA Hoops

The NCAA basketball season is only a few weeks old and already there have been a season's worth of big upsets. Pat Forde of the Louisville Courier-Journal joins Bill Littlefield on the line and will analyze that and all the other stories of the young season.

Writing about Writers

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Literary critic Steve Almond discusses writing about writers.

Bryan Berard

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Until he took a hockey stick to the eye two years ago, Bryan Beard was a terrific player...A playmaker with a great passing touch. Though the accident robbed Berard of the vision in his right eye, and a comeback seemed impossible, he is back and skating for the New York Rangers. David Naylor has this report.

Info Break

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Afghans de-pant themselves for soccer.

Personal Foul

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When you think of a college football team, you usually think of Notre Dame. The pre-eminent catholic football school has had a relatively clean image. But that was until former assistant coach, Joe Moore sued the school for age discrimination after he was fired. Personal Foul is a recounting of that lawsuit. Both the author, Richard Lieberman and Moore joins Bill to discuss the book and Moore's story.

Rodeo School

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When college rodeo began fifty-three years ago, only thirteen schools had rodeo teams. That number had now grown to over 130. Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky is one those, and it's a place where you can earn a rodeo degree. Kathleen Adams attended class and competition at Murray State and she has part one of our series on unusual sports degree programs.

Charlie Pierce

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Bill Littlefield and "Only A Game" analyst Charlie Pierce discuss: Baseball contraction follies, basketball and hockey surprises and a sports legend gets his just due, sort of.

Women in Sports, Part 2

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In part two of Bill Littlefield's series, players from the youth leagues to the professional ranks look to advance to the next level...or stay where they are.

This program aired on November 24, 2001. The audio for this program is not available.

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