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Vanderbilt's Bold Move
Vanderbilt has eliminated its athletic department. That doesn't mean the school from Nashville, Tennessee has given up on sports, but it does mean they are attempting to eliminate the corruption, greed and scandal that has become an unwelcome part of college athletics. Chancellor Gordon Gee speaks to Bill about his school's bold move.
The United States and Iran have not enjoyed diplomatic relations since 1979. But the two countries have enjoyed a a wrestling friendship for the better part of 15 years. Though the visa problems which kept the Iraqi wrestling team out of the U.S. also threatened to keep the Iranian team at home, it's now in New York for an Olympic Qualifier. Jessie Graham reports from the World Championships at Madison Square Garden.
Finally! Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania is providing what sports world needed: People spiking volleyballs in the buff!
The History of Squash
"Squash: a History of the Game," a new book by James Zug, includes tales of the sport's worthies and also its mutts and rebels.
Senior Tennis Stars
Bill visited the Longwood Tennis Club in Brookline, Massachusetts for the U.S. National Men's Grass Court Championship and found that the most interesting players there were the octo- and nonagenarian champions.
As the host nation for the 2004 Summer Olympics, Greece has automatically qualified for the Baseball tournament. One problem, Greeks don't play Baseball. So the scramble is on to make a team and we propose one possible scenario as to how the first day of tryouts will pan out.
Fantasy Post-Season and More with Charlie Pierce
Bill Littlefield and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss: Charlie's dream World Series, Peter Ueberroth's failed political career, and Scottie Pippin's double life as a "Gentleman Farmer".
Bill looks at the very hectic and, potentially, dramatic end of the baseball season.
Here in the United States, carp are largely considered to ugly, slimy and unworthy of an angler's efforts. In England, they're a revered game fish.
This program aired on September 13, 2003.
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