Novelty, nostalgia and celebration will reign today as the NHL celebrates its 86th anniversary by taking to Alberta's great outdoors. A crowd of about 60,000 will be at Edmonton's Commonwealth stadium to witness the Oilers and the Montreal Canadiens play in the league's first ever outdoor game. As Dan Carle reports, anticipation is beyond high.
Tomorrow afternoon at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California, the Chicago Fire and the San Jose Earthquakes will play to determine Major League Soccer's Champion. Ann Killion, who covers soccer for the San Jose Mercury News, joins us for a preview.
Hoop for Peace
Enhancing the Mind, Body and Spirit through a lightweight ring of plastic.
Last weekend the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Tennessee, announced its inductees for 2004. Heading the class is Sylvia Hatchell, who has just begun her 29th season as a college coach. Since 1986 she's been the head coach at the University of North Carolina. Sylvia Hatchell joins us from her office in Chapel Hill.
O God of Players
In these days when women's basketball is dominated by teams at Tennessee, Connecticut, and various other big universities, it's perhaps hard to recall that the first three championships were won by a tiny Catholic College in Philadelphia.
College Football Rivalries and More with Charlie Pierce
Bill Littlefield and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss: Charlie's favorite college football rivalry game, Martina's return to the Fed Cup, and one judge's sporty ruling.
George's Shoe and Skate Repair
Perhaps no one was happier when the Minnesota Wild brought pro hockey back to the self-proclaimed "state of hockey" than Jerry George of George's Shoe and Skate Repair in St. Paul. George's was the official repair shop of the Minnesota North Stars for the two and a half decades before their 1993 demise. But now, with the Wild starting their fourth season, George's is back in the big leagues. Reporter Sarah Lemanczyk has the story.
This program aired on November 22, 2003.