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The sports team at Arizona's Family brings you a unique look at Arizona sports. Spanning from the pros like the Arizona Cardinals, Phoenix Suns, Arizona Diamondbacks, to colleges like ASU, Arizona, NAU and GCU, to high schools and youth sports, we'll bring you stories that will make you laugh, cry, cheer, and remember why you fell in love with the games.
 
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Guest producer Karen Given hosts a women's basketball roundtable, exploring how the sport can become more equitable, what research shows us about fandom and passion around women's hoops, and how to grow the sport as the NCAA and other social factors stand in the way. Joining Given are Dr. Nicole LaVoi, director of the Tucker Center at the Universit…
 
This week on the show, a deep dive into two high-profile absences in the NFL and NBA. Professors Kenneth L. Shropshire from Arizona State's Global Sport Institute and Scott Rosner from Columbia University discuss the drama surrounding Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers as well as Ben Simmons and the Philadelphia 76ers and what these public feu…
 
Guest host and producer Karen Given tells the intertwining stories of Muffet McGraw and Marianne Stanley, two pioneering women's basketball coaches who have seen the changes in the sport from before Title IX until now. The two discuss the challenges in travel, treatment and compensation in the early days of NCAA women's basketball, the lawsuits tha…
 
This week on the show, a closer look at sport's chain of command. Professors Kenneth L. Shropshire from Arizona State's Global Sport Institute and Scott Rosner from Columbia University discuss the ways in which the Chicago Blackhawks and the NHL failed in the Kyle Beach sexual assault saga, and how in 2021 such a devastating failure can still happe…
 
Global Sport Institute CEO Kenneth L. Shropshire and sportswriter William C. Rhoden of The Undefeated examine the latest news in the NFL, including the continued fallout over the investigation into the Washington Football Team and Jon Gruden and what it tells us about the racial power dynamics in the league, as well as the role a young, successful …
 
Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver has denied accusations of racism, sexism, and sexual harassment that are allegedly to soon be published by ESPN. NBA reporter Jordan Schultz, who broke of the news of the upcoming story, joins The Extra Point to discuss the latest and why he thinks it could "blow up the NBA."…
 
This week on the show, a closer look at power dynamics in U.S. pro sports. Professors Kenneth L. Shropshire from Global Sport Institute and Scott Rosner from Columbia University discuss the fallout from Jon Gruden's resignation and the ongoing NFL investigation into the Washington Football Team and former president Bruce Allen as well as the sexual…
 
Guest host Jerome Allen begins the story of the Athlone Athletics (A’s), a Coloured South African Baseball team borne out of survival against White domineering post-Apartheid. In Part One, team founders Mervyn Wedel and Sean Campbell tell their story while sports historian Lou Moore of Grand Valley State University draws parallels with baseball’s s…
 
In Part Two of "Breaking the Fix: A Story of Segregated Baseball in South Africa" guest host Jerome Allen looks at the current state of Coloured baseball in the Cape Town area and the rest of South Africa through the lens of the Athlone Athletics and what the future holds for the South African pastime. Sports historian Lou Moore of Grand Valley Sta…
 
This week on the show, it's all about labor, from the NFL to the NCAA. Professors Kenneth L. Shropshire from Global Sport Institute and Scott Rosner from Columbia University discuss former NFL MVP Lamar Jackson representing himself in contract extension negotiations with the Baltimore Ravens as well as a new National Labor Relations Board memo stat…
 
In "There's No Scoreboard in the Office: Inside the Athlete's Journey, Part 2," guest host and producer, Karen Given sits down with Dr. Shannon McHugh, psychologist and co-founder of the Post-Game Players' Lounge, and Dr. Scott Brooks, sociologist and director of research at the Global Sport Institute, to discuss the physical and mental health chal…
 
It’s the show that changed sports television. In this week’s Extra Point, Rich Podolsky takes us behind the scenes on "The NFL Today" on CBS Sports in the late '70s and early '80s. Brent Musburger, Phyllis George, Jimmy “The Greek,” and Irv Cross captured the sports world’s attention and our guest had a front row seat.…
 
On the show, professors Kenneth L. Shropshire and Scott Rosner catch up on the latest news in sports from Simone Biles and gymnasts testifying against the FBI handling of Nassar case to the smash opening weekend for sports gambling in the NFL. The professors then hit the big topic of St. Louis denying dismissal of lawsuit against the Rams after rel…
 
A new two-part series from producer Karen Given. In part one, Karen explores the journey of former professional basketball player Russell Hinder. Following his career from amateur to pro, Russell finds himself at the end of his competition days and must now navigate his new identity, relationships, and find new purpose outside of the sport he’s liv…
 
On the show, professors Kenneth Shropshire and Scott Rosner dissect the bizarre scandal of the week, which is the Bishop Sycamore HS game and the role of youth sport today. The two also discuss the U.S. Tennis Open where top all-stars are out from injury and move on to the investigation into Urban Meyer's controversial comments about player cuts an…
 
On the episode, hosts Kenneth L. Shropshire of the Global Sport Institute and William C. Rhoden of ESPN's The Undefeated delve into the 5-year anniversary of Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the national anthem and connect the thread of tension between Kap and white fans to the 17-year anniversary of the infamous Pacers-Pistons brawl retold on Netf…
 
For the first time ever, two Arizona drivers will compete in NASCAR’s Cup Series playoff. Glendale’s Michael McDowell knows next year isn’t guaranteed and will try to follow up his Daytona 500 win by making a run at the championship. Be sure to check the Extra Point episode with NASCAR driver and Tucson's own Alex Bowman about his quest for the tit…
 
On the show, professors Kenneth Shropshire of the Global Sport Institute and Scott Rosner of Columbia University discuss Brigham Young University's bold move that allows all football athletes to sign name, image and likeness deals. They also catch up on sports news around the world from Afghanistan's female footballers to MLB's Field of Dreams game…
 
On the show, professors Kenneth L. Shropshire and Scott Rosner look at the trickle-down effect of name, image and likeness (NIL) on high school athletes and the potential impact on players' mental health. The two also discuss the move by Oklahoma and Texas from Big 12 to Southeastern Conference (SEC), the changing mindset around mental health at th…
 
With the Tokyo Olympics underway, Global Sport Institute's Kenneth L. Shropshire and William C. Rhoden of ESPN's The Undefeated discuss the dilemma of being a Black athlete at the Olympics representing a country amidst waves of unrest and systemic racism. Do you raise the American flag in pride or do you raise your fist in protest? Stay up-to-date …
 
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