Archive for July, 2008

USA Women’s Volleyball count down

From the US Women’s Volleyball team, middle blocker, Tracy Stalls provides an inside look at US head coach. Also discover what Tracy Stall considers to be her top priority as she prepares to compete for gold.

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David Weathers – Major League Baseball

There have been some amazing bright spots for the Cincinnati Reds, especially in the area of young pitching prospects. But overall it’s been a struggle to play .500 baseball. Just when it appears that the Reds are ready to make a run at the leaders of the N. L. Central, they lose a series at home, to Colorado last weekend.

Through it all, one veteran pitcher has been a leader for this team, relief pitcher, David Weathers. David is our guest on Sports Spectrum Today.

We hear what motivates David Weathers as a pitcher, a husband and a father.

Don’t miss a late July baseball visit with one of the workhorse pitchers in the National League, David Weathers of the Cincinnati Reds.

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Modern Pentathlon count down

Sheila Taormina will be the first female athlete to compete at three different Olympics in three different sports. In Beijing, Sheila Taormina will compete in the Modern Pentathlon. Discover how Sheila keep her focus as she competes for gold.

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Ray Melick – College Football

The 2008 college football season is almost here. Last week the Southeastern Conference, one of the nation’s best, held their annual pre-season media day in Birmingham. On this edition of Sports Spectrum Today, we take a pre-season look at SEC football with sports columnist Ray Melick from the Birmingham News.

Can Tim Tebow win another Heisman? How unique is the Tebow story? How will new coach Houston Nutt do at Ole Miss? Will Mississippi State continue to be improved under head coach Sylvester Croom? These are some of the many questions we discuss with Ray.

It’s a pre-season look at the Southeastern Conference and a conversation with sports writer Ray Melick on Sports Spectrum Today.

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Triathlon count down

Julie Swail Ertel already has an Olympic silver medal in water polo. Listen to how this American will seek triathlon gold in Beijing.

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Suzie McConnell-Serio – Olympic Basketball

The Summer Olympics games will start the second week of August in Beijing, China. One of the more popular sports is women’s basketball and twenty years ago, the 1988 United States team won a Gold Medal in Korea.

The 1988 team was special.  The coach was Kay Yow from N. C. State.  One of the top post players was Anne Donovan, now the head coach of the 2008 Olympic team.

On this edition of Sports Spectrum Today, we talk with a member of that gold medal winning team, point guard Suzie McConnell. Suzie is now Suzie McConnell-Serio and is the head women’s basketball coach at Duquesne University.

Suzie takes us down memory lane and talks about the 1988 team.

This was a time before the WNBA and the team was comprised of college players. It was also a special family time for Suzie and her family from Pittsburgh. 

Enjoy an all American visit on Sports Spectrum Today, with an All American girl, Suzie McConnell-Serio, a member of the United States women’s basketball team in 1988 and 1992.

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Olympic Fencing count down

Hear how 2004 Olympian fencer Ivan Lee draws upon a certain mind set, to help him deal with the many emotions connected to Olympic competition.

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