Giddy Up!

April 29, 2017
A woman at bat in a softball game

Illinois softball's Nicole Evans

Mark Jones/Illinois Athletics

Yep, it's true, we're hiatusing for the summer - next episode will be our last one until August or so to make room for work, play, and total enjoyment of sportsball and lawn games. Who knows, though - we might pop in from time to time with a few surprises, because we're us. In the meantime, enjoy this, our 36th episode.
 

1:00 - MARATHON MEN
C-U had a huge marathon on Saturday, April 22! The three Bandwagoneers exchange their stories about their races (Hint: 2 of us raced. The other ate tater tots) and discuss the dominance of Illinois wheelchair marathoners at races worldwide.

11:26 - SOFTBALLER NOT SO SOFT
We talk to Illinois softball badass (and Arthur Ashe Jr. Award winner) Nicole Evans about her badassery on and off the field. The U of I's team is having an awesome season this year and we wish them the absolute best as they head into the post-season and the end of the academic year.

25:18 - DERBY DISH
Louisville-raised friend of the podcast Molly Poganski has all the details about the Kentucky Derby from a native's perspective; she might live in Minneapolis now, but that's not going to stop her from making something called "Kentucky Horse Race Pie". 

37:17 - RIVALRY? NOT SO MUCH
Brian, um, wasn't ready to school us on a rivalry, but it was a good opportunity for us to discuss the ESPN staff layoffs and the rapid/ongoing changes in the sports media landscape.

40:34 - STATUS UPDATE
John was impressed with some home plate acrobatics

Brian talked about a baseball player's bodily fluids.

Lisa is really proud of Julie DiCaro and Sarah Spain for winning a Peabody for #MoreThanMean:

(Listen to Brian's interview with Julie from last fall here).

 

We'll be back soon with our Finals Week episode - until then, hit us up on Twitter and tell us your sporty (or not-so-sporty) plans for the summer!