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A Historical Perspective on Steroids
The Houston Astros' Jeff Kent weighed in on the current steroid scandal gripping Major League Baseball when he questioned whether Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth might have taken performance enhancing drugs. Dr Lyle Micheli, Vice-President of the International Federation of Sports Medicine tells us, among other things, if that was possible.
Boston College Hockey
Until their recent slip to #2 in the polls, Boston College had been the top ranked team in men's college hockey all season. Bill visits with the Eagles as they attempt to win their second national title in four years.
Surf 'till you Drop
A surfer takes a break after 10,407 days, countless waves, and one delayed marriage.
Mount Saint Charles Academy
Nineteen alums of tiny Mount Saint Charles Academy in Woonsocket, Rhode Island have been drafted by NHL teams. More impressively, starting next weekend the varsity hockey squad will try to extend the school's streak of consecutive state championships to 27 and continue the country's longest such run. Martha Bebinger recently caught up with the team, and she has this report.
The View From Ringside
The View From Ringside, Thomas Hauser's ninth book having to do with boxing, is a collection of the stories he wrote in 2002 and 2003 for magazines and a website. As you might guess, the stories concern triumphant fighters and damaged men... long minutes of courage and lives characterized by decline. Hauser joins us from NPR's New York Bureau to discuss these stories and more.
The Undefeated and More with Charlie Pierce
Bill Littlefield and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss, the impressive seasons of St. Joes and Stanford, a college basketball quiz, and Loonies take to the streets.
The Physics of the Pole Vault
Have you ever wondered how pole vaulters come to acquire the knowledge and courage for the sprint toward the pit? Only A Game's Karen Given recently found the answers.
This program aired on March 6, 2004.
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