Sports | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio


RSS Feed

VIDEO: NFL's First Player Born In '90s Scores On 108-Yard Return

Not only is the Green Bay Packers' Randall Cobb notable for his year of birth (1990), he's now in the record books as well for his touchdown run.

NFL Preview: Packers Vs. Saints

Melissa Block talks with NPR sports correspondent Tom Goldman about the start of the professional football season. The first regular season game is taking place Thursday night — the New Orleans Saints are in Green Bay to take on the Packers. It's a matchup of the previous two Super Bowl champions.

Most Of Russian Hockey Team Killed In Plane Crash

Russia is grieving along with ice hockey fans and players around the world. A private jet carrying one of the country's top teams crashed Wednesday, killing 43 people — most of the team's players and coaching staff.

Lockout Behind Them, NFL's Regular Season Starts

The NFL regular season kicks off Thursday night with the New Orleans Saints traveling to Green Bay to take on last year's Super Bowl champions, the Packers.

In Football, Ugly Uniforms Make A Statement

This week, University of Maryland debuted its new football uniforms — to mixed response. Robert Siegel talks with Paul Lukas who writes the "Uni Watch" column for ESPN. They discuss ugly uniforms in college football and why we're seeing so many of them.

Packers Fans Eager For Season Opener, Jobs Speech

During President Obama's jobs speech, Green Bay Packers fans will be preparing to watch the home team play. The Packers take on the New Orleans Saints in the NFL season opener. We know fans are excited about the game. But some people in Green Bay are just as eager to hear Obama's proposals.