Show rundown for 3/26/2005

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Tourney Update

We'll update the latest news from the Men's and Women's Sweet Sixteen.

Joanne P. McCallie

Quick, think of five things you know about the Michigan State Spartans' women's basketball team. You're disqualified if you live in the upper-Midwest, by the way. Can't think of anything? That's too bad because they're the number one seed in the NCAA tournament's Kansas City region and have advanced to the sweet 16 for the first time ever. Fortunately for you, here's a chance to get to know the team and their coach Joanne P. McCallie who joins Bill from East Lansing, Michigan.

Ha Song-Jin

In December, Ha Song-Jin became the first Korean to play in the NBA. But the 7-foot-3 center has appeared in just a handful of games this season. The second Korean to go pro stateside is making his mark in Roanoke, Virginia and hopes to someday join his gargantuan countryman in the bigs. Beverly Amsler, from member station WVTF, reports.

A fish, a Canal, and some Beer

It takes more than a hook to catch a big fish.

Black Coaches in the NBA

An article in Tuesday's New York Times demonstrated what numbers of black coaches in the National Basketball Association have long suspected: whether they win or lose, black coaches are fired more quickly than white coaches are. We'll talk with reporter David Leonhardt and former New Jersey Nets head coach, Butch Beard.

Master's Sking

Many older racers who love the thrill of running gates still compete in master's racing programs around the country. Some of the best will compete this weekend at the Master's National Championships in Big Sky, Montana. Vermont Public Radio's Nina Keck caught up with some of them at a recent race in Killington, Vermont, and she has our report.

Longest Sking Streak

When Paul Schipper hit the slopes on the first day of the 1980 ski season, he probably didn't realize that he'd be skiing every one of the 3,903 skiable days of the 24 winters that would follow. That streak ended on January 4th and we'll check in on Mr. Schipper and find out what he's doing now.

Broken Brackets and More with Charlie Pierce

Bill Littlefield and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss: more broken brackets, NFL owner's meetings, and some stinky sneakers.

Sir Walter

Walter Hagen has a claim on being the most successful professional golfer of his time, but that's only the beginning of his achievement. Hagen, who often said he didn't want to be a millionaire, he just wanted to live like one, invented a profession and then prospered at it. He was a showman who often backed up his flash and dazzle with brilliant golf. In Sir Walter: Walter Hagen and the Invention of Professional Golf, Tom Clavin gives us a biography of this remarkable character.

This program aired on March 26, 2005.

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