Gracie Gold, the Olympian who first learned to skate while living in Springfield, is competing today in the Ladies Short Program in Sochi, Russia. Tonight, during NBC’s primetime coverage of the Games, residents will gather for a watch party to cheer her on, as KSMU’s Julie Greene reports.
Commentator Frank Deford says that the NFL is home to bullies, wife beaters, racists and, yes, some homophobes. But to suggest that one young gay man in the locker room would be too much for that bunch to stomach, he says, is "ludicrous."
This June, 18-year-old Shelley Antle is slated to perform at the U.S.A. Special OIympics in New Jersey. As KSMU’s Julie Greene reports, after several performances at the state level, this will be Shelley’s first time participating in the national event.
The Show-Me State Games kicked off its 29th year Tuesday with a Torch Run through Springfield. The Olympic-style run will pass through several cities before reaching its destination in Columbia. KSMU’s Amber Carr attended the lighting of the torch.
In less than two months, golfers from across the nation will converge on Springfield for the 24th Annual Price Cutter Charity Championship. The event is part of the 2013 Web.com Tour, in which athletes emerge to earn a spot on the PGA Tour. KSMU’s Scott Harvey attended Monday’s media day and filed this report.
Bicycle riders and beer drinkers will find refuge this Saturday at the inaugural Bicycles and Brews in Springfield. The event will be held at the downtown square and will feature live music, activities, a bicycle film festival, and, of course, cold beer. KSMU’S Samuel Crowe reports.
May is National Bike Month. In the next 31 days, Springfield will play host to the “Bicycle and Brews” event at the downtown square, a bicycle film festival at the Gillioz Theater, and Ozark Greenways’ Bike to Work Week. To kick off bike month, KSMU’s Samuel Crowe has this story about two Springfield men who’ll be bicycling across the country this summer to raise money and awareness for affordable housing.
It’s opening night of the spring baseball season at the Betty and Bobby Allison Miracle League Ball Field in east Springfield. If you're not familiar with the Miracle League, it's where the miracles of being a sports star comes true for many people with physical or developmental disabilities. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark reports.