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Teodor Nastu didn’t tell his wife he was defecting when he arranged for an official trip to Greece from his native Romania in 1982. more
Sixty-four years ago, Ben Hogan, Arnold Palmer, and Jack Nicklaus did battle at the feet of the Rocky Mountains more
Not many sports writers are still hunched at the keyboard after more than 4 decades of covering their local and regional teams. more
If Vic Jacobs never followed the corporate handbook for sports journalism, it’s because he never bothered owning one. more
St. Louis University (SLU) ruled college soccer from the late 1950s through the early 1970s, winning 10 Division I titles more
Some 86 years ago, the New York Journal proclaimed James Smith Ferebee, a flamboyant 32-year-old stockbroker more
Over 2,500 dogs representing 12 countries and every U.S. state are set to parade at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center more
On May 2nd,1970, spectators at the Kentucky Derby saw something they’ve never witnessed before - a female jockey more
One of the most valuable and storied NBA franchises hasn’t won a national championship in over 50 years. more
“I always needed someone to pull me along”, says Bill Rodgers about his early years. The veteran long-distance runner, who still holds more
At age 23, Marty Appel became the youngest PR Director in Major League Baseball history, working for the New York Yankees more
“I was very adept at creating big ideas for the sports department,” says Ira Ellenthal. At his home in Old Greenwich, Connecticut, more
If you never heard of the US Sumo Open, then you’re not alone. This Spring, the 1,500-year-old Japanese sport, which enjoys more
After 30 years of calling games on TV and radio, Ian Eagle is taking over from Jim Nantz at CBS as the lead voice for the NCAA Final Four more
“Growing up in Park City, Utah, there wasn’t much to do other than ski if you were a sporting kid,” says Ted Ligety more
“Golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated,” Arnold Palmer used to say. With 7 major titles and 62 victories on the PGA Tour more
85-year-old Hal Bock spent 4 decades at The Associated Press (AP), penning articles on 30 World Series, 30 Super Bowls, 11 Olympics more
“I think this team we have is going to do very well,” says Charles Austin of the U.S. Track & Field squad prepping for the Paris Olympics more
Sports Illustrated (SI), the literary institution that weaved sports into the fabric of American culture for 3 generations, is turning 70 years more
Officially called the “AFL-NFL World Championship Game”, the first Super Bowl was little more than an inconsequential game more
Iona Sports Media Professor Mike Damergis talks with Super Bowl '86 & '90 champion, Mark Collins more
She was the first female skater to land a double axel in competition. Carol Heiss, with her captivating smile and All-American girl appeal more
Iona Sports Media Professor Mike Damergis talks with 5x Pro-Bowler and NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, Chuck Foreman more
Shep Messing spent 7 seasons as goalkeeper in the North American Soccer League, sharing the pitch with legends such as Pele, more
A living legend in the world of tennis, Australia’s Margaret Smith-Court won the first of her 24 Grand Slams before John F. Kenndy more
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