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Playlist: Sports

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Curated Playlist

And the crowd goes wild.

This playlist was curated by PRX Editors.

Storyville: "Finding It In The Sun"

From WWNO | Part of the Storyville series | 05:31

This piece by Eric Millman is about moving to New Orleans from California hoping to join a baseball community, and drowning in the unavoidable Saints/NFL culture. In time, however, Eric finds a team.

1910nolapelicans_small Storyville is a new collaboration between of the University of New Orleans and WWNO. These are true stories about New Orleans written by the students in the University’s Creative Writing Workshop — our next generation of writers. The stories are as diverse, original and colorful as the city itself.

Sports Fandom: An Abusive Relationship

From Syracuse University Broadcast Journalism | 04:24

A look into why sports fans continue to cheer on their teams when, win or lose, it's going to stress them out. Really.

2a8e801199455da905f57e8cbc5a8785_small A look into why sports fans continue to cheer on their teams when, win or lose, it's going to stress them out. Really.

Mental Health: Life or Death for Student-Athletes

From Syracuse University Broadcast Journalism | 07:50

Mental health is a hot topic in collegiate athletics right now after cases of depression and death among student-athletes have recently gotten national attention. These mental health issues pose life-threatening problems for college athletes, especially females.

Picture_small Mental health is a hot topic in collegiate athletics right now after cases of depression and death among student-athletes have recently gotten national attention. These mental health issues pose life-threatening problems for college athletes, especially females.

Learning the Art of Radio Sportscasting

From Syracuse University Broadcast Journalism | 06:30

Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications is known for graduating some of the best sports broadcasters in the industry. Many of those same sportscasters also came through the halls of WAER radio. WAER sports staff member Michael Tricarico gives an inside look into one of the nation’s top radio sports departments.

Waer_small Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications is known for graduating some of the best sports broadcasters in the industry. Many of those same sportscasters also came through the halls of WAER radio. WAER sports staff member Michael Tricarico gives an inside look into one of the nation’s top radio sports departments.

Steeler Nation

From Lauren Ober | 06:00

If you are a Pittsburgh Steeler fan living outside of the city, you need only find your local Steeler bar to feel like you're back at home in the Steel City. Steeler bars are everywhere — more than 700 from Anchorage to Key West. Their proliferation can be charted to the Pittburgh's economic decline of the 1970s and 80s and shuttering of the city's steel mills. Pittsburghers had to leave to find jobs, but they brought with them their love of the iconic franchise. These bars have persisted over the years and have become Steeler fans' home away from home.

Pourhouse_small If you are a Pittsburgh Steeler fan living outside of the city, you need only find your local Steeler bar to feel like you're back at home in the Steel City. Steeler bars are everywhere — more than 700 from Anchorage to Key West. Their proliferation can be charted to the Pittburgh's economic decline of the 1970s and 80s and shuttering of the city's steel mills. Pittsburghers had to leave to find jobs, but they brought with them their love of the iconic franchise. These bars have persisted over the years and have become Steeler fans' home away from home.

Storytellers of Sports

From GW Global Media Institute | 53:30

This week on This Just In! - two different game-changers in the world of sports. First, Marvin Kalb interviews sportswriter Ira Berkow on the Jewish talent that triumphed over prejudice in baseball, healing some of the divisions in America's favorite pastime. Then, John Maynard sits down with James Andrew Miller and Tom Shales for a look at their new book on the little network that could - "Those Guys Have All the Fun - Inside the World of ESPN". So wave your foam finger, put on your team jersey, and grab your favorite seat for the "Storytellers of Sports".

Picture_small This week on This Just In! - two different game-changers in the world of sports.  First, Marvin Kalb interviews sportswriter Ira Berkow on the Jewish talent that triumphed over prejudice in baseball, healing some of the divisions in America's favorite pastime.  Then, John Maynard sits down with James Andrew Miller and Tom Shales for a look at their new book on the little network that could - "Those Guys Have All the Fun - Inside the World of ESPN".  So wave your foam finger, put on your team jersey, and grab your favorite seat for the "Storytellers of Sports".

Hockey Diaries: Ready To Play

From mediachameleon | 01:00:00

"Hockey Diaries: Ready To Play" explores what it takes to make it in professional hockey. In the 2008-09 season, we thought a rookie and a veteran would tell this story best, and we looked for two players willing to share their thoughts frankly with us. Meet Karl Alzner and Brooks Laich. They kept audio diaries all season long, while we documented their practices, games, team activities, fan events and media interactions. We mic'd them up in scrimmages and drills, and interviewed their coaches, teammates, family members and friends to create a compelling portrait of the life of professional athletes.

Laich1_small "Hockey Diaries: Ready To Play" explores what it takes to make it in professional hockey. In the 2008-09 season, we thought a rookie and a veteran would tell this story best, and we looked for two players willing to share their thoughts frankly with us. Meet Karl Alzner and Brooks Laich. They kept audio diaries all season long, while we documented their practices, games, team activities, fan events and media interactions. We mic'd them up in scrimmages and drills, and interviewed their coaches, teammates, family members and friends to create a compelling portrait of the life of professional athletes.

Basketball Scout

From Homelands Productions | Part of the WORKING series | 06:33

Jon Miller profiles an NBA scout from Nigeria who scours Africa for talent.

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More than a fifth of all NBA players are from outside the United States, including some of the league's biggest stars. Most of these foreign players have been on the league's radar since they were barely old enough to dunk. That's thanks to a global army of basketball gumshoes, scouring the planet for talent. Sam Ahmedu is a foot soldier in that army. He's based in Nigeria, but his brief is all of Africa. A few of Ahmedu's finds have made it to the NBA, but that's not what motivates him. Jon Miller's profile is part of the WORKING series from Homelands Productions. 

Not Too Late Basketball Camp

From jessica lockhart | 04:33

Women have been playing competitive basketball for over a century. Although before 1971, women played by modified rules that allowed play in only half the court. Title 9 changed the modified rules to allow women to play the entire court just like the men.

The Not Too Late Basketball Camp in Southern Maine is a one-of-a kind training program geared for women over 50 who still love playing any version of the game. The three-day training program offers an opportunity for women to train with experienced coaches and athletes and hone their shooting, passing and dribbling.

Group_bleachers_small Women have been playing competitive basketball for over a century. Although before 1971, women played by modified rules that allowed play in only half the court. Title 9 changed the modified rules to allow women to play the entire court just like the men. The Not Too Late Basketball Camp in Southern Maine is a one-of-a kind training program geared for women over 50 who still love playing any version of the game. The three-day training program offers an opportunity for women to train with experienced coaches and athletes and hone their shooting, passing and dribbling.

Diary of a Football Mom

From Katie Bausler | 05:30

A mother's unexpected angst over her son's last football season .

Dsc0172_small The last frontier has no college or pro football team, so for the pigskin devoted, high school is it. And as Katie Bausler finds, having a son on the defending state champion Juneau team is about all a mother can take. Football Mom and producer Katie Bausler processes an uncomfortable obsession with her son Kanaan's last days as a high school football player. In the end, a realization that these grid iron warriors are just kids after all. Featured nat sound: Manic sideline football Mom, menancing opposing high school band, fervent field announcers

The 1960 Gotham Bowl: Headlines, football and family secrets

From Tinker Ready | 04:25

An old scrapbook of news clips reveals the truth about New York City's first college bowl game.

Scan0005_small A writer discovers the real story behind her father's attempt to bring a college bowl game to New York City. Remix to be posted Dec. 1.  

Baseball

From Distillations Podcast | Part of the Distillations series | 11:22

Distillations heads off to the ball game with a show on baseball. Chemical Agent: Anabolic steroids.

Baseball-by-b-tal-edit-squa_small After several long, cold, months, baseball season has finally begun! From Philadelphia, the home of 2008 World Series Champions, we bring you a show straight from the ballpark. We'll take a look at the preservatives that make a classic hot dog last and last, and we'll explore the chemistry behind performance-enhancing drugs. Producer Ari Daniel Shapiro wraps up the show with a piece on how baseball bats are making use of nanotechnology. Chemical Agent: Anabolic steriods.

Baseball Is...

From Alexander Yellen | 29:54

A celebration of the game of baseball and its place in American Culture.

608px-baseball__crop__small I spent the summer interviewing fans watching games at the Cape Cod Baseball League, a college summer league on Cape Cod, MA. They all have very personal relationships with the game. This piece covers everything from learning the game from their fathers and brothers, growing up with the game, playing baseball, memories of the first time watching a game, and even a bit about the scandals surrounding the professional game.

From the projects to the putting green

From KALW | 07:03

The Visitacion Valley Middle School is located in the southern part of San Francisco – one of the poorest residential areas of the city. It's recess and kids are outside playing the typical sports: football, basketball. But at this school, there's also golf. Tony Anderson, Visitacion Valley's site director, works with 20 to 30 kids every day at the schools practice range. This is the First Tee Program. For most kids, it's a chance to get outdoors and learn something about a game, and a world, that they once knew nothing about.

Cimg4239_small The Visitacion Valley Middle School is located in the southern part of San Francisco – one of the poorest residential areas of the city. It's recess and kids are outside playing the typical sports: football, basketball. But at this school, there's also golf. Tony Anderson, Visitacion Valley's site director, works with 20 to 30 kids every day at the schools practice range. This is the First Tee Program. For most kids, it's a chance to get outdoors and learn something about a game, and a world, that they once knew nothing about.

College Swim

From Terrascope Radio | Part of the People and their Places series | 02:54

One MIT swimmer interviews another.

Default-piece-image-2 College can be stressful, but some students find ways to help manage this stress through athletics.  Andrew, a swimmer at MIT, interviews a teammate about how he got into swimming, how he balances his academic and athletic schedules, and his experience with swimming in general.