Tom Goldman http://wnku.org en UConn To Face Kentucky In NCAA Final http://wnku.org/post/uconn-face-kentucky-ncaa-final The matchup is set for Monday's men's NCAA basketball championship. The Connecticut Huskies will take on the Kentucky Wildcats. Sun, 06 Apr 2014 15:22:00 +0000 Tom Goldman 34242 at http://wnku.org Drought Closes Oregon Resort Before The Season Even Opens http://wnku.org/post/draught-closes-oregon-resort-season-ever-opened Transcript <p>JACKI LYDEN, HOST: <p>This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Jacki Lyden. This was supposed to be a special year for the Mount Ashland ski area in Southern Oregon as it celebrated its 50th anniversary. But after a long drought this summer, Mount Ashland had to call it a season early. Yesterday, it declared slope season was over due to a lack of snow. Sat, 15 Mar 2014 11:45:00 +0000 Tom Goldman 33420 at http://wnku.org Young Athletes Risk Back Injury By Playing Too Much http://wnku.org/post/young-athletes-risk-back-injury-playing-too-much-too-soon Jack Everett sat on his living room couch wearing a back brace, eyes glued to a massive TV set playing his favorite video game, NHL 2013.<p>"I'm the Boston Bruins," the 10-year-old said as he deftly worked the video controls. "The guy that just shot was Milan Lucic. He's a really good guy on our team."<p>Whether at home or during recess at his elementary school in suburban Los Angeles, Jack's young life now is about sitting still.<p>"Well, I can eat lunch with friends, and I play cards," Jack says. Mon, 03 Feb 2014 08:26:00 +0000 Tom Goldman 31997 at http://wnku.org Young Athletes Risk Back Injury By Playing Too Much U.S. Olympic Skier Finds Team Spirit, Minus The Team http://wnku.org/post/us-olympic-skier-finds-team-spirit-minus-team The U.S. Olympic team is taking shape in the run-up to next month's Winter Games in Russia. Mon, 20 Jan 2014 08:32:00 +0000 Tom Goldman 31484 at http://wnku.org U.S. Olympic Skier Finds Team Spirit, Minus The Team Rape Accusation Still Shadows Heisman Finalist http://wnku.org/post/rape-accusation-still-shadows-heisman-finalist On Saturday night, there's a very good chance Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston will win the Heisman Trophy, awarded each year to the best college football player in the country.<p>For Winston, family, friends, teammates and Seminole fans, undoubtedly it'll be a shining moment, but a discordant note continues to run through this tale of football glory.<p>On Friday, a lawyer representing a young woman who accused Winston of rape said the investigation that essentially cleared Winston of wrongdoing is anything but clear. Sat, 14 Dec 2013 14:55:00 +0000 Tom Goldman 30388 at http://wnku.org Rape Accusation Still Shadows Heisman Finalist USA Swimming Faces Lingering Doubts Over Sexual Abuse http://wnku.org/post/usa-swimming-faces-lingering-doubts-over-sexual-abuse There's concern the sport of swimming still may be dealing with a sexual abuse problem in the United States.<p>It's been three years since revelations emerged in the media. Tue, 27 Aug 2013 22:38:00 +0000 Tom Goldman 26603 at http://wnku.org USA Swimming Faces Lingering Doubts Over Sexual Abuse U.S. Men's Soccer Is On A Roll — All The Way To Rio? http://wnku.org/post/us-mens-soccer-roll-all-way-rio At the beginning of 2013 — with only a year before soccer's crown jewel event, the World Cup in Brazil — all was not rosy with the U.S. Men's National Soccer Team. There was that 0-0 tie with Canada, and then a 2-1 loss to Honduras in a World Cup qualifier.<p>But now, the cry is, "Break up the Americans!"<p>OK, that's a bit of an overreaction to Sunday's <a href="http://www.ussoccer.com/news/mens-national-team/2013/07/130728-mnt-vs-pan-match-report.aspx">CONCACAF Gold Cup victory</a>. Sun, 04 Aug 2013 09:16:00 +0000 Tom Goldman 25772 at http://wnku.org U.S. Men's Soccer Is On A Roll — All The Way To Rio? For One Seniors Basketball Team, The Game Never Gets Old http://wnku.org/post/one-seniors-basketball-team-game-never-gets-old As athletes age, participation in team sports seems to fall by the wayside in favor of more low-impact activities like swimming and walking. But that's not for everyone. The National Senior Games finishes a two-week run in Cleveland on Thursday. The players for She-Ca-Go, a women's basketball team in the 75-to-79 age division, are still in it for the camaraderie and competition.<p>On Sunday, She-Ca-Go (guess where they're from?) played the first game of the 3-on-3, half-court tournament. Wed, 31 Jul 2013 20:52:00 +0000 Tom Goldman 25656 at http://wnku.org For One Seniors Basketball Team, The Game Never Gets Old Giant-Killing Louisville Women Look To Keep Charmed Run Alive http://wnku.org/post/giant-killing-louisville-women-look-keep-charmed-run-alive Tonight, there's a chance for a rare double in NCAA Division I college basketball.<p><a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/04/09/176645810/3-things-to-know-about-louisvilles-basketball-championship">As we reported earlier</a>, if the University of Louisville scores a victory in the women's championship game, it will be only the second school to capture both the men's and women's titles in the same year.<p>Connecticut did it in 2004. Coincidentally, it's the Connecticut women who'll try to deny Louisville's bid for a twofer. Tue, 09 Apr 2013 18:44:00 +0000 Tom Goldman 21692 at http://wnku.org Giant-Killing Louisville Women Look To Keep Charmed Run Alive Old Guard And Fresh Faces Square Off At Women's Final Four http://wnku.org/post/old-guard-and-fresh-faces-square-womens-final-four A women's Final Four without Baylor, Stanford or Tennessee? That's happened only one other time in the last dozen years. We've become so used to it being a power party, that it's downright disorienting.<p>Or maybe that's just vertigo from trying to track the movements of the Final Four's breakout star, Louisville guard Shoni Schimmel. Sun, 07 Apr 2013 09:16:00 +0000 Tom Goldman 21612 at http://wnku.org Old Guard And Fresh Faces Square Off At Women's Final Four