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Olympic Hockey Breakdown: Playoff Rounds

by Anthony Pucik

Kris Krug :: Flickr

The Olympics are finally here, which means that it’s time for Olympic hockey. In this four article series, Anthony Pucik breaks down each Group in the tournament, as well as predicts who will earn the gold in Sochi. In this fourth and final article, the playoff round will be broken down. Who wins, who loses and who gets the medals.

Olympic Hockey Breakdown: Group C

by Anthony Pucik

Flickr :: clydeorama

The Olympics are finally here, which means that it’s time for Olympic hockey. In this four article series, Anthony Pucik breaks down each Group in the tournament, as well as predicts who will earn the gold in Sochi. In article number three, the third and final group: Group C.

Olympic Hockey Breakdown: Group A

by Anthony Pucik

Flickr :: clydeorama

The Olympics are finally here, which means that it’s time for Olympic hockey. In this four article series, Anthony Pucik breaks down each Group in the tournament, as well as predicts the eventual winner. First up, team USA, team Russia and Group A.

One on One with "Glickman" Director Jim Freedman

by DJ Sixsmith, Bob Ahrens

WFUV Sports

On August 26 at 9 PM HBO premiered "Glickman" a documentary by James Freedman about the life of broadcaster Marty Glickman. Marty was special to all of us here at WFUV, especially the students he taught in a 12-year period between 1988-2000. 
 
Spero Dedes. Marty's final Fordham pupil, and current student DJ Sixsmith talk with Producer/Director James Freedman about his association with Marty, which began as a 17-year old high school student, They talk about the reason for making the documentary and what it was like to put the film together.
 
Spero's recollections of Marty can be heard in "Remembering a Legendary Broadcaster", elsewhere on the website.
 

Bob Costas: The Last Word

by Alex Smith

Bob Costas is one of the most awarded sports broadcasters we have ever seen. A winner of an incredible 25 Emmy Awards, Costas has also covered multiple World Series, NBA Championships, Super Bowls, and Olympic Games. While all of those accolades are certainly noteworthy, Costas recently took home what he calls one of the great honors of his career, WFUV’s Vin Scully Lifetime Achievement Award.

WFUV Gala 2013 Honors Bob Costas

by Mack Rosenberg

WFUV

On May 9, 2013, Bob Costas was awarded the Vin Scully Lifetime Achievement Award in Sports Broadcasting at the WFUV Annual Gala at the Edison Ballroom in Manhattan. It was a festive gathering of many familiar faces at WFUV, as Costas gave a moving speech in acceptance of the award. He told a few memorable stories about his favorite sport, baseball. In addition, he paid homage to the award's namesake, in saying that receiving the award was truly one of the great moments of his life.

Brie Ryan Gears Up For Olympic Trials

by Nolan Silbernagel

It can be debated that swimming is one of the hardest sports for an individual to make a living off of. Most elite and well-known swimmers are usually amateurs that train with their college teams or are in their mid-to-late twenties that pay their bills with endorsement deals and train with various club teams. There are no professional swim leagues (although the “New York Barracudas” sounds catchy) that swimmers can hope to become apart of in comparison to how young athletes of other sports can shoot for the NFL, MLB, NBA, or NHL.

USA defeats Russia in Duffy Square Wrestling Exhibition

by Amit Badlani
American Jared Frayer and Russian Dzhalaludin Kurbanaliev do battle in the 2nd annual Grapple in the Apple event in Duffy Square

By DJ Sixsmith

From the Cold War to the Miracle on Ice, the rivalry between the United States and Russia has spanned across several decades. The two countries added another chapter to their storied rivalry with the Grapple in the Apple wrestling event in Times Square. While the Russians entered the matchup as the world’s most dominant wrestling team, the Americans took care of business on their home soil for the second straight year. After defeating the Eastern Europeans 5-2 last year, the US Olympic freestyle team edged Team Russia 4-3 in Duffy Square last Thursday afternoon.

Tribeca Movie Review: Town of Runners

by Kris Venezia
Jerry Rothwell

At the 2008 Olympics in Bejing, Ethiopia brought home seven medals from long distance running events. Director Jerry Rothwell points to one specific area of the African nation that has had tremendous success at producing Olympic champions. The small village of Bekoji, the birthplace of 2008 gold medalists Kenenisa Bekele and Tirunesh Dibaba, is an area which focuses on one activity more than anything else: running.