Universities across the country are largely shut down with the exception of one group: college athletes. David Scott examines the health and safety measures being instituted by the NCAA and universities as they look to resume college football in the fall.
Jon Frankel profiles Superior Court Judge Craig Mitchell who founded LA’s Skid Row Running Club to help individuals with drug and alcohol abuse – which has proven to be a lifeline for many, especially during the pandemic.
Host Bryant Gumbel is joined by football reporter Peter King (NBC Sports), basketball reporter David Aldridge (The Athletic), and baseball reporter Tom Verducci (Sports Illustrated, MLB Network) for a candid discussion about the state of the respective sports they cover.
Real Sports reflects on a story first aired in June 2016 featuring kids labeled “mental athletes” and how they've turned brain games like Spelling Bees, Scrabble, and memory challenges into competitive sports complete with raucous crowds and television coverage.
David Scott examines the decisions made by the NBA and its teams during the coronavirus pandemic.
As the U.S. grapples with how to bring back professional sports amidst a pandemic, one nation serves as a model: South Korea. The wildly popular Korean Baseball Organization made a splash when it opened its season in early May.
State of the Unions
Bryant Gumbel is joined by the three most powerful union chiefs in all of sports -- DeMaurice Smith of the NFLPA, Michele Roberts of the NBPA and Tony Clark of the MLBPA -- to discuss what's next for their leagues.
On The Front Line
Andrea Kremer talks to Super Bowl champion and doctor Laurent Duvernay-Tardif about his experience on the frontlines during the pandemic.
In recent years, elite climbers have attracted millions of eyeballs on social media and in the case of Alex Honnold, Oscar recognition for their daredevil climbs. Jon Frankel investigates how the increased attention has caused extreme climbers to push the limits further.
Revenge of the Nerd
MLB pitcher, Trevor Bauer, wasn’t always the big man on campus. In an interview with Bernard Goldberg, he discusses how he still has to fight for acceptance despite making it to the pros.
On October 16, 2019, 27-year-old Patrick Day became the fourth boxer since July 2019 to die from injuries sustained in the ring. Jon Frankel interviews those closest to the boxer to see how they’re coping with the loss.