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Undefeated Princeton Women Take on NCAA, Trying to Make Ivy History

Friday, March 20, 2015

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Only one women's Ivy League basketball team has ever won a game in the tournament. Now the undefeated Lady Tigers are trying to show they can compete for a national title.

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Storycorps

StoryCorps Podcast 417: Remembering Wil Smith

Friday, March 13, 2015

Today, StoryCorps remembers Wil Smith, who recorded a conversation with his daughter, Olivia, about being a single dad in college. At the time of this interview in 2012, Wil had just been diagnosed with colon cancer. He died on February 22, 2015 at 46 years old.

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Studio 360

Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Friday, March 06, 2015

Fifty Shades of Hutt, a "Total Eclipse of the Heart" explainer, and classical music's chest-baring heartthrob win the internet this week.
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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Knicks' Inflated Value, The Pats' Deflated Footballs

Friday, January 23, 2015

In which we discuss two sports stories from the week: why the New York Knicks (of all teams) have been named among the most valuable NBA franchises, and why those footballs are deflated.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

How Bad Are The Knicks?

Monday, January 19, 2015

So bad. They're 5-36 this season, with 16 straight losses. How are Knicks fans coping?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Brian Lehrer Weekend: Gen X's Legacy; Taliban Take Control; Clyde Frazier!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them: #BL25 looks at the impact of Gen X; why we missed the rise of the Taliban; and Clyde Frazier swishes and dishes.
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WQXR Blog

Beethoven's Ninth Inspires Nike Basketball Shoe

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Your grandmother's fringed piano scarf may no longer appear so lonely in the hallway coat closet.

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The Takeaway

Donald Sterling and A History of Forced Sales

Monday, June 02, 2014

The NBA is set to meet tomorrow to determine if the Sterling family must sell the LA Clippers. Critics say it is deeply un-American to confiscate property because of someone's beliefs, but history professor Howard Pashman says it’s actually keeping with American traditions.

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Slate Political Gabfest

The Political Gabfest: The "Go Ahead, Search My OkCupid Profile" Edition

Friday, May 02, 2014

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring John Dickerson, Emily Bazelon, and David Plotz. This week: Race and the NBA with guest Mike Pesca, a botched execution in Oklahoma, and the Supreme Court on searching cell phones.

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WNYC News

Sterling's Lifetime Ban: Sports Fans React

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The punishment meted out for the Clippers owner was the talk of bar-goers around Madison Square Garden.

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The Takeaway

Sterling's Punishment Could Yield Him a Huge Profit

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

As the pressure continues to mount on the NBA, and as the Clippers lose more sponsorship deals, Sterling might find himself in the position of having to sell the team—a punishment that would earn him a huge profit.

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The Takeaway

Racist Comments Reverberate Across NBA

Monday, April 28, 2014

The NBA is dealing with the fallout of some harsh news after audio has revealed Los Angeles Clippers Owner Donald Sterling reportedly making a myriad of racist remarks to his girlfriend.

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WNYC News

For the Nets, the Playoffs. For the Knicks, a Reckoning

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Brooklyn Nets, despite numerous injuries and a rookie coach, are heading to the playoffs.

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Radiolab

Radiolab to take on the NCAA championship, on Twitter

Friday, April 04, 2014

For a new twist on March Madness, how about watching the game, live, with Radiolab, while on twitter? Jad'll be there (in his pajamas). 

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WNYC News

Tiny Manhattan College Takes on Louisville Powerhouse in NCAA

Thursday, March 20, 2014

The next round of the men's NCAA basketball tournament began Thursday.

In a classic David vs. Goliath matchup, one of the games pits tiny Manhattan College against powerhouse Louisville. It's Manhattan's first trip to the dance in a decade, while Louisville knows the scene well — it's the reigning college ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

A Modest Madness Proposal: Walk Off the Court

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Slate's Josh Levin has an idea: at the moment of tip-off for the first game in this year's March Madness, the players should walk off the court in protest over the NCAA's refusal to compensate players while making huge amounts of money from TV and merchandising deals. We discuss his proposal, and whether you'll be watching the games through a corporate lens.

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WNYC News

How Blacks Got into Basketball

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Before there was the NBA, there were the African American basketball leagues.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

"Lenny Cooke"

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Producer Adam Shopkorn and director Benny Safdie talk about the documentary “Lenny Cooke,” along with Lenny Cooke, the subject. In 2001, Cooke was the most hyped high school basketball player in the country, ranked above future greats LeBron James, Amar'e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony. A decade later, Lenny has never played in the NBA. The film takes a candid look at the unfulfilled destiny of a man for whom superstardom was out of reach. "Lenny Cooke" opens December 6 at Lincoln Center’s Elinor Bunin Monroe theater.

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WNYC News

The Nets Aren't Winning, But Their Stadium Sure Rocks

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

The Barclays Center is home not only to the Brooklyn Nets, but to some of the most advanced technology to come to a stadium or arena. Many older sports venues in and around New York have struggled to keep up with the latest advances in digital and social media. When it comes to Barclays, there's an app for that.

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On The Media

A Conversation with Basketball Great Walt "Clyde" Frazier

Friday, November 29, 2013

Basketball Hall of Famer Walt "Clyde" Frazier has made a successful transition from NBA star to sports broadcaster on the MSG Network. With his cool rhymes and even cooler clothes, Frazier sat down with Brooke for a live event to discuss basketball, broadcasting and the art of being cool in an interview that originally aired in March.

 

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