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Olympic Baseball

This weekend in Panama, 14 National Baseball teams from the Americas will compete to determine which 8 will travel to Athens next summer. The US Olympic Baseball team took top honors in Sydney, but it still has to qualify to play in next year's games. Mark Moran of member station KJZZ in Phoenix has our report.

The College Hulks of Harvest Time

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The college football regular season is heading into its final month. It's almost time to start talking bowl games. Yes, we know you can't wait. But wait, you must. Instead we'll have Bob Cohn of the Washington Times to discuss some of this weekend's big games. Some of these will factor greatly in which teams will play in the bowl games we won't be talking about.

Punkin' Chunkin'

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Flying pumpkins rain down on Delaware.

The Future of MLS

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Fans of Major League Soccer are a bit nervous now that the league's female counterpart, the WUSA, folded last month. Bill looks at the current state of MLS.

A New Season

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As Brian Porto points out in his recent book, the hollow nature of the term "student athlete" was apparent 100 years ago and more. But the extent of the abuse Mr. Porto chronicles may surprise even the jaded, and his suggestion for how to reform the situation is perhaps the most controversial element of his book.

NCAA reform and More with Charlie Pierce

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Bill Littlefield and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss: the fate of college athletics, the debut of LeBron, and a racket for the needy.

Letters

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We'll take a look inside the Only A Game mailbox.

Pumpkin Diver

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No matter how large or intricate your Jack O'Lantern effort was this Halloween, there's no way it can possibly match that of scuba diver Mike Frantz, who on Sunday attempted to break a Guinness World Record by submerging a pumpkin weighing over 1000 pounds in a Iowa rock quarry and carving it 17 feet below the surface. We'll talk to Mike Frantz about his unusual (and soggy) pumpkin party.

This program aired on November 1, 2003.

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