Sports

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SameSport, an online database, is helping to connect athletes with disabilities to adaptive sports programs in northwest Arkansas. The organization aims to make sports more inclusive and address widespread barriers to access in the region. 

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The Quiver, a new state-of-the-art archery range, opened to the public last week at Osage Park in Bentonville. The 20-lane facility offers up to 70 meters of shooting space with trained instructors and rental equipment available for novice and experienced archers. 

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A bill that would allow college-level student athletes in Arkansas to make money off of their name, voice, signature, photograph or likeness passed its first legislative hurdle this week. On Tuesday, the House Education Committee by a voice vote, with no dissenting votes heard, approved House Bill 1671, which would create the "Student-Athlete Publicity Rights Act."

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After the pandemic upeneded last year's NCAA basketball tournament, March Madness is back and the men's and women's Razorback basketball teams are experiencing renewed success. We check in with experts and fans on what to expect from the teams in the post-season.  

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The Arkansas Legislature is expected to pass a series of restrictive bills targeting transgender youth. Two measures aim to ban trans girls from participating in public scholastic sport consistent with their gender identity. Two additional bills bar minors from receiving trans-affirming medical care. 

Just a few days before the Super Bowl, the Greenwood Bulldogs football team was celebrating their 10th state title win with a championship ring ceremony. As a surprise, the players also bought a ring for the team's janitor, Jamie Freeman, who shared the experience in a social media post that quickly went viral.

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Arkansas Children’s Northwest and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Orthopedics Northwest have developed a pediatric sports medicine program to provide comprehensive orthopedic care for student athletes in the region. 

Moncrief One Team

Sidney Moncrief was a basketball superstar in both college and the NBA. Since his playing days he has been a coach, a business owner and now an author. His book "The G.R.I.T. Factor" examines diversity and equity. It was released this summer.

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There have been few sports games of any kind the past several weeks, so we're dipping into our archives to hear excerpts from past shows about some of the people who have made a career of bringing Razorback games to radio listeners.

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Last week, Major League Baseball announced there would be no Minor League games for the 2020 season. Justin Cole, general manager for the Northwest Arkansas Naturals, explains how the decision will affect the Springdale team. 

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