Connor Groel and other graduate students from Northwestern's Medill School share interesting, lesser-known sports stories.
Ep. 7: The Time a Kicker Won NFL MVP
In this episode, hear about how placekicker Mark Moseley became the unlikeliest player to ever win the NFL MVP award in the strike-shortened 1982 season.
Ep. 6: Spurs Week!
In this episode, listen to three stories that all involve the San Antonio Spurs. Hear Brandon Schaff talk about DeJuan Blair, Mike Tyrrell remember the 2011 Spurs-Grizzlies playoff matchup, and Connor Groel go deep into the Warriors' record-tying 72nd win of the 2015-16 season.
Ep. 5: The 15-Year-Old MLB Player, Evansville Basketball's Plane Crash, and Tyler Herro's Decommitment
In this episode, hear about Joe Nuxhall, the youngest player in MLB history, the 1977 Evansville men's basketball team's plane crash, and Tyler Herro decommitting from Wisconsin and going to Kentucky. Featuring Connor Groel, Rachel Gaylor, and Jonathan Mills.
Ep. 4: Shelly Pennefather and Strange Soccer Scoring Seasons
In this episode, hear about Villanova basketball star Shelly Pennefather's decision to retire from her professional career and join the Poor Clares, and soccer teams whose goal tallies didn't reflect the ultimate result of their seasons. Featuring Hannah Lichtenstein (host of the Run Along Podcast) and Connor Groel, with additional commentary from Mike Tyrrell.
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Ep. 3: The 7OT College Football Game That Ended 25-22
In this episode, hear about MLS expansion and the upcoming opportunities to grow soccer in the U.S., the rapid rise and fall of running back Jonas Gray, and the absurd 2006 college football game between North Texas and Florida International. Featuring Jake Bramande, Mike Tyrrell and Connor Groel.
Ep. 2B: The Orlando Magic Almost Built a Superteam in 2000
In part two of this week's session, hear about marathon overtime football games played by the Arkansas Razorbacks, Darren McFadden's attempt to invest millions in Bitcoin, how Duke Basketball should've won more championships, and how the Orlando Magic nearly assembled a devastating Big 3 in the summer of 2000. Featuring Connor Groel, Brandon Rudy, Mike Tyrrell, and Brevin Fleischer.