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'You Gotta See' Kentucky's Locker Room

Friday, March 22, 2013

Lexington, Ky., is one of four sites where the NCAA men's basketball tournament is being played. The visiting teams have been amazed by the locker suite. The $3.1 million facility was paid for with private donations.

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March Madness Gets Under Way Without A Clear Favorite

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Mike Pesca talks to Robert Siegel about the first round of the NCAA men's basketball tournament.

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NCAA Tournament: Previewing Thursday's Games

Thursday, March 21, 2013

A host of Division 1 games gets underway in men's college basketball Thursday. That play begins a massive national overdose of basketball that will continue for several weeks.The competition will be held at four sites.

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Selection Sunday Sets NCAA Tournament Brackets

Monday, March 18, 2013

The top seeds for the Men's Division I basketball tournament include Kansas, Louisville, Indiana and Gonzaga. The games begin Tuesday in Dayton, Ohio, with the "First Four" games — pitting the four lowest-seeded "at large" teams against the four lowest-seeded automatic qualifiers.

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College Basketball Teams Hope For More Money By Leaving Big East Conference

Friday, March 15, 2013

For years, the Big East conference has been an elite force in men's college basketball. That ends this weekend. Realignment has dramatically transformed the Big East, as major powerhouse teams are moving on to other conferences.

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No Obvious Favorites As NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Starts

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Go on, pick a favorite in this year's NCAA tournament. We dare you. There's more than a dozen legitimate contenders to pick from. And then there's all those potential Cinderella teams. Mike Pesca talks to Audie Cornish about the upcoming NCAA Men's College Basketball tournament, which is as wide open as it has even been.

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One Big Lie

Friday, January 18, 2013

We now know what many have suspected for some time: Lance Armstrong is a liar and a bully and cheat. Bob talks with NPR's Mike Pesca about Oprah's questions and Armstrong's answers during his Thursday night confession on OWN, Winfrey's TV Channel. 

 

David Byrne - Glass, Concrete & Stone

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Mid-Olympics Check-In

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

NPR sports reporter Mike Pesca checks-in from London to talk about this year's Olympic trends, upsets, and the controversial New York Times article on American runner Lolo Jones.

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Badminton's 'Detrimental' Conduct Rule, And Losing On Purpose

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

If the Olympic badminton players could be faulted for anything, it's for not throwing their matches better. Manipulating the draws in tournaments has a long tradition in sport. In the early rounds of track or swimming competitions, athletes who've qualified will routinely not push to win a heat.

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Overturned Judo Result Called A 'Farce' And Parody

Monday, July 30, 2012

The result of a judo men's quarterfinal bout was announced, and then reversed, Sunday. Since then, it became the source of international indignation over a perceived injustice. But the controversy stems from judo officials' attempt to avoid such confusion.

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Game, Set, Rap

Monday, May 14, 2012

On Friday, the internet was all abuzz with Serena Williams. Yes, she beat Maria Sharapova 6-1, 6-3 in a Madrid Open quarterfinal. But the real news was the leak from an apparently forthcoming rap track. The tennis star is just the latest athlete to get behind the mic – joining the ranks of boxer Manny Pacquiao, basketball great Shaquille O’Neal and even the ‘86 Mets. Today, NPR sports correspondent Mike Pesca joins us for a look back at what happens when athletes get into the music game. 

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Kentucky To Face Kansas In NCAA Title Game

Sunday, April 01, 2012

The national championship game in men's college basketball is set. The Jayhawks beat Ohio State in a close one and Kentucky got past Louisville.

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Mike Pesca, Stefan Fatsis, and Josh Levin Toss Around Football

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Mike Pesca, Stefan Fatsis, and Josh Levin, the hosts of “Hang Up and Listen,” Slate’s sports podcast, talk about college football’s national championship game and the college football system. They’ll also discuss the NFL playoffs and the highlights and lowpoints of the year in football.  

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Pick Three: Boxing Edition

Thursday, January 05, 2012

NPR sports correspondent Mike Pesca joins us to share three knockout boxing songs.

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A Closer Look

Monday, September 19, 2011

Guest host Mike Pesca fills in for Leonard Lopate. We’ll speak to the lead reporters behind ProPublica’s Dollars for Docs project,  which investigates how much money pharmaceutical companies spend on training and influencing doctors. Alexandra Fuller speaks about her new memoir Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness. Kevin Wilson talks about his novel The Family Fang. Plus, Joe McGinniss discusses his aggressive investigation of Sarah Palin.

The Uncommon and Common

Friday, September 16, 2011

Mike Pesca fills in for Leonard Lopate. On today’s show: Fawaz Gerges explains why he thinks the increase in homegrown terrorism in the West is a sign that al-Qaeda’s influence is on the decline. Then, master caricaturist Drew Friedman tells us about his tribute to the Borscht Belt, Even More Old Jewish Comedians. Playwright Itamar Moses and actor Karl Miller discuss the new drama “Completeness.” Plus, this week’s Please Explain is all about common sense—it's pretty common, but it's not always sensible!

Hard to Swallow

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Guest host Mike Pesca fills in for Leonard Lopate. He’ll speak with magician and atheist Penn Jillette about on his latest collection of essays. Then, we'll find out how Joe Hill became one of the most venerated martyrs of organized labor after he was convicted of murder in Utah and sentenced to death by firing squad in 1914. James Beard Award-winning writer Jon Reiner tells about his battle with a gastroinestinal disease that forced him to take all his nutrition intravenously. Plus our latest Backstory segments.

On Screen and On Court

Monday, August 22, 2011

On today’s show, Mike Pesca fills in for Leonard Lopate. First, we'll talk about this year's crop of summer movies with film critics Richard Corliss and Kevin Lally. Heavy metal rocker Alice Cooper tells us about “Welcome 2 My Nightmare,” a follow-up to his 1975 album. Ben Model discusses the television career and legacy of Ernie Kovacs. Plus, Stephen Tignor describes the fierce rivalry between Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe, and how it changed the game of tennis.

The Case Against Clemens

Friday, July 08, 2011

Mike Pesca, NPR sports correspondent, previews former Yankee Roger Clemens' perjury trial, which is due to start next week.

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Pentagon gets Rules of Cyber-War

Friday, June 24, 2011

Amidst the recent flurry of news coverage on hacks and hackers, President Barack Obama has signed executive orders that set down the rules-of-war for cyber attacks. James Lewis of the Center for Strategic and International Studies says that while the actual threat of cyber warfare has been widely exaggerated many countries around the world are adopting policies to combat such attacks.

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