This weekend is a big deal for horse racing fans - it's the Belmont Stakes. Julie Shapiro has a love letter to her favorite horse, Zenyatta. And Rachel Louise Snyder looks into the practice of courtship on horseback in Kazakhstan.
Andrew Lovedale plays for Davidson College. Last year, he helped his team make it to the Elite Eight. But since he was a freshman, Andrew has had another project. He's been collecting his teammates' gently worn sneakers to take home to Nigeria.
year with a mixture of appreciation and regret. Don made it to the NFL, but like many young players, injuries curtailed his dreams. Don had another dream, though. After he left the Redskins, Don found his way back to college, and these days he pours his physical energy into his first love, sculpture.
Aaron Stark is a professional mixed martial artist. He's college-educated, a member of MENSA and works at his family's Oregon vineyard. He talks to Dick Gordon about how what's most appalling about the sport is also what's most appealing.
Performance-enhancing drugs are everywhere. This week, former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell announced that he's committed to completing his investigation into steroid abuse baseball within the coming months. Matt Alavi started using steroids when he was 23 to get a "little extra boost." Dick Gordon talks to Matt about the muscle magazine ad that motivated him, and how his manic behavior eventually saved his life.