A few months ago, NPR reported the University of Mississippi -- Ole Miss -- was almost done with its seven-year search for a new mascot, a replacement for Colonel Rebel.NPR's Mark Memmott, whose son "was a huge Star Wars fan as a kid," enamored of Admiral "It's a trap!" Ackbar, was happy th
Nicknamed for a famous Western gunfighter, Philadelphia Phillies ace Roy "Doc" Halladay lived up to it Wednesday night as he pitched a one-sided shootout in his first ever playoff start.When the dust settled, Halladay had thrown the second no-hitter in postseason history, leading his team
It used to be all runners needed were a good pair of shoes and an open stretch of trail. But even this most basic sport has gone high-tech.Many runners swear by their GPS watches that constantly update pace and distance.
The final sections of Stephen Malkmus' July interview with Sound Opinions focus on Pavement's break-up and musical legacy. Malkmus also explains how a certain Chicagoan was instrumental in getting the band to re-unite.
WBEZ Sports Contributor Cheryl Raye Stout was at Lou Piniella's final press-conference. Piniella announced this will be his last season and then surprised Chicago by stepping down as manager after today's game.‚ Here is his emotional press conference after the game:
Here's the appreciation for Dick Buckley that aired on WBEZ this morning: Hearing this fanfare was part of a weekly ritual for jazz lovers for years. It's how Dick Buckley routinely started his Sunday show.
Back in the 80s, Ruud Gullit was one of my idols. Gullit was a colorful character then, with his trademark dreadlocks and a nascent rap career. I was thrilled to see him on ESPN now, after 20 years. At first, though, he was struggling to find his rhythm as an analyst.