Archives: Sports

Rare Football Films: The Newsreels

Before televisions were in every home, and long before live streaming, sports newsreels allowed football fans to watch players in action. This hour we’ll talk about the importance of archived footage and discuss some rarely seen historical highlights. Plus we’ll take a look at the surprising influence of the game on American culture.

Public Financing of Sports Arenas

If you build it, they will come? Not so fast. Sports arenas like the Staples Center in LA can be enormously lucrative, but there are plenty that lose millions of dollars every year. This hour we’ll talk about the financial prospects for Columbus’ Nationwide Arena and if sports complexes have the right to play ball with public money.

Muscle Heads: Do Athletes Have Better Brains?

We know they have great abs, but do athletes also have a gene that makes them strategic, quick-thinking, and successful? This hour of All Sides, we’ll investigate the relationship between practice and talent, look at what genetics has to do with passion, and look at why some countries produce a disproportionate number of Olympians.

Rare Football Films: The Newsreels

Before televisions were in every home, and long before live streaming, sports newsreels allowed football fans to watch players in action. This hour we’ll talk about the importance of archived footage and discuss some rarely seen historical highlights. Plus we’ll take a look at the surprising influence of the game on American culture.

Muscle Heads: Do Athletes Have Better Brains?

We know they have great abs, but do athletes also have a gene that makes them strategic, quick-thinking, and successful? This hour of All Sides, we’ll investigate the relationship between practice and talent, look at what genetics has to do with passion, and look at why some countries produce a disproportionate number of Olympians.

Baseball: The History of the Fastball

Baseball is still known as “America’s favorite pastime.” Now, during the height of baseball season, we’ll talk about the evolution of one of the most fascinating parts of the sport, the fastball.

Coverage of Jim Tressel Resignation

Jim Tressel resigned Monday from his position as Ohio State football head coach. Why did he step down now, and what’s the future look like for OSU football?

The Business of College Sports

What happens to a university when it’s better known for its college sports than its academic programs? We’ll talk about the commercialization of college sports and the conflict with academic values occurring across the country.

“Miracle on Ice” U.S. Hockey Team

The 1980 “Miracle on Ice” U.S. hockey team, and their legendary hockey coach Herb Brooks

Value of Extracurrcular Activities

The educational and community value of extracurricular activities such as sports and music programs