Sports http://wunc.org en Do You Recognize This Man? http://wunc.org/post/do-you-recognize-man-1 <p>This wonderful vintage photo was found tucked away in one of the books at the Chapel Hill Public Library. No one knows how long the picture has been there, but librarians would really like to find its owner - and perhaps find out more about this former Blue Devil. <a href="http://chapelhillpubliclibrary.org/txp/?s=About%20CHPL&amp;c=01.+Contact+Us">Contact the library</a> if you have any information. (And <a href="mailto:cjackson@wunc.org?subject=VINTAGE%20PHOTO%20-%20DUKE%20BLUE%20DEVIL">contact us</a> too. We want to know the story behind the photo.)</p><p></p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 17:29:37 +0000 Carol Jackson 39012 at http://wunc.org Do You Recognize This Man? VIDEO: A 4-Year-Old With A Crossover Dribble http://wunc.org/post/video-4-year-old-crossover-dribble <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrzseAoa0j0</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 15:41:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 38365 at http://wunc.org VIDEO: A 4-Year-Old With A Crossover Dribble [VIDEO] Behind-The-Scenes, One Summer With Durham Bulls http://wunc.org/post/video-behind-scenes-one-summer-durham-bulls <p>Last year more than a dozen creative types - writers, photographers and filmmakers descended on the Durham Bulls Athletic Park for an unprecedented in-depth look at minor league baseball. Someone was at the stadium for every inning -- of every game -- all summer long. All of the work of <a href="http://bullcitysummer.org/">Bull City Summer</a> has been reviewed and now the very best is on display at several area locations.</p><p>WUNC's Carol Jackson has the story:</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 17:20:46 +0000 Carol Jackson 38233 at http://wunc.org [VIDEO] Behind-The-Scenes, One Summer With Durham Bulls Payne Stewart's Legacy Lives On As U.S. Open Returns To Pinehurst http://wunc.org/post/payne-stewarts-legacy-lives-us-open-returns-pinehurst <p></p><p>Overlooking the 18th hole at Pinehurst No. 2 is a statue of a man. He’s standing on one leg, a putter dangling in his left hand and a right fist extended straight forward, in victory. The statue preserves a moment now 15 years-old. It’s a moment more famous than any other that this course has seen, since it opened in 1907.</p><p></p><p></p><p>In his trademark knickers, Payne Stewart won the event on that misty Father’s day with a 15-foot birdie putt on the final hole. He kissed his wife Tracy and celebrated his second US Open win.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 12:35:20 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 37043 at http://wunc.org Payne Stewart's Legacy Lives On As U.S. Open Returns To Pinehurst STORY UPDATE: How A Mind-Controlled Robotic Suit Will Kick-Start The 2014 World Cup http://wunc.org/post/story-update-how-mind-controlled-robotic-suit-will-kick-start-2014-world-cup <p>Earlier this year we brought you a story about the connection between a mind-controlled robotic suit and soccer's World Cup. We have updated the story at the bottom of the page.</p><p><strong>Original story:</strong></p><p>The upcoming World Cup is sure to go down in the history books even before the competition starts.&nbsp; This year, a paralyzed teen will use a mind-controlled robotic suit to help stand, walk and make the opening kick to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.</p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 12:26:00 +0000 Nancy Wang 31547 at http://wunc.org STORY UPDATE: How A Mind-Controlled Robotic Suit Will Kick-Start The 2014 World Cup 91-Year-Old Woman Breaks Marathon Record http://wunc.org/post/91-year-old-woman-breaks-marathon-record It took Harriette Thompson more than seven hours to run a marathon Sunday in San Diego. But that was awfully good, considering she's 91 and recovering from cancer.<p>In fact, she beat the previous record for women 90 and up by two hours and 45 minutes. She also became the second-oldest woman to complete a marathon in U.S. Mon, 02 Jun 2014 17:38:00 +0000 editor 36571 at http://wunc.org 91-Year-Old Woman Breaks Marathon Record Contested: National Radio Show Features Three Sports Stories From Durham, NC http://wunc.org/post/contested-national-radio-show-features-three-sports-stories-durham-nc <p></p><p>How much money does your family spend on sports? Do you spend hundreds each your on a traveling team for a middle schooler? Perhaps your child plays in more than one of these competitive leagues. How about a private conditioning coach? How much is too much?</p><p>There's an intriguing new project about the topic. It's called Contested, and it features families in Durham, NC.</p><p><a href="http://sportsproject.org/">&gt;&gt;Browse the multimedia site.</a></p> Sun, 25 May 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Carol Jackson 36042 at http://wunc.org Contested: National Radio Show Features Three Sports Stories From Durham, NC Contested: Sports In America http://wunc.org/post/contested-sports-america <p></p><p><font color="black" face="Tahoma" size="2"><span dir="ltr" style="font-size:10pt;"><font size="3"><span style="font-size:12pt;">The world of sports is a multi-billion dollar industry. And sports have a special elevated place in American culture. </span></font></span></font></p> Fri, 23 May 2014 16:02:00 +0000 Laura Lee & Frank Stasio 35988 at http://wunc.org Contested: Sports In America A New Play Mingles Sex And Diplomacy http://wunc.org/post/new-play-mingles-sex-and-diplomacy <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px;">Have you ever wondered what goes on in the Olympic Village that doesn't make it on TV? A local playwright imagines a covert operation where sex crosses international borders and makes sport of diplomacy. <a href="http://littlegreenpig.com/">Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern</a> presents the world premiere of "<a href="http://littlegreenpig.com/?p=1628">Tarantino's Yellow Speedo</a>" on Thursday, May 22 at 8:15pm at <a href="http://manbitesdogtheater.org/">Man Bites Dog Theater</a> in Durham. It runs through June 5.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 16 May 2014 16:17:23 +0000 Meghan Modafferi & Frank Stasio 35616 at http://wunc.org A New Play Mingles Sex And Diplomacy Man Versus Science http://wunc.org/post/man-versus-science <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">Can an NFL running back muster the same force as a running bull? Does a nine-foot python squeeze harder than a martial arts star?</span></p><p> Thu, 15 May 2014 16:04:17 +0000 Anita Rao & Frank Stasio 35551 at http://wunc.org Man Versus Science