• 00:14

    Jayhawk Invitational Preview Kansas

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    #169: Megan Smith, Head Coach, Kansas Softball, visits TCRS to discuss upcoming games against Northern Colorado, Idaho State and Nebraska-Omaha at this weekend's Jayhawk Invitational.  During the 2014 season, Smith guided the Jayhawks back to the postseason with Kansas’ first appearance in the NCAA Tournament since 2006. KU opened the Columbia Regional with a 3-1 upset over No. 19 Nebraska, which marked the second victory over a ranked opponent in 2014. The first win over a nationally-ranked foe was a 7-5 win over No. 8 Kentucky. The wins extended KU’s streak to five-straight seasons under Smith where the Jayhawks have defeated an opponent in the Top 25 polls. Kansas concluded its fifth season under Smith with a 34-23 record, which marked the fourth-straight 30-win season for the Jayhawks in the Smith era.


    Kansas garnered several honors at the conclusion of the 2014 season. Sophomore shortstop Chaley Brickey was selected to the All-Big 12 Second Team for the second-straight year and was named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-Region First Team, while junior first baseman Maddie Stein was named to the Big 12 All-Defensive Team. Five Jayhawks earned Academic All-Big 12 honors in 2014 including senior Alex Jones, who earned her third first-team honor, while Stein collected her second first-team honor. Junior Chanin Naudin earned academic honors from the Big 12 for the second-straight year. Junior Alicia Pille and senior Nikki Bruce earned their first career Big 12 academic accolades. Jayhawks Twitter, Jayhawks Facebook.

  • 00:17

    Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns Softball

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    Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Softball


    #161:  Michael Lotief, Head Coach, Ragin Cajuns, returns to TCRS.  Earlier in 2015, Coach Lotief hit the 600 win mark.  The 2015 Cajuns squad is led by one of nation's top batteries in Sr, Pitcher, Jordan Wallace and Jr, Catcher, Lexie Elkins.  UL enters this weekend's Ragin' Cajuns Classic with a perfect (9-0) record after a quality win over North Carolina State and three quality wins over 2014 BIG Sky Conference Champion Idaho State.  Lotief has led his teams to over 40 wins in every season, eight seasons with 50-or-more victories, and a school-record 60 wins in 2004.  Under his guidance, the Cajuns have advanced to three Women’s College World Series (2003, 2008 & 2014), six NCAA Super Regionals and 12 NCAA regionals, including 2012 when the Cajuns hosted their first regional since before the three-round format was introduced. In his 12 seasons at the helm of the program, 12 players have gone on to garner NFCA All-American honors with four of those coming in the past two seasons, and 26 have earned NFCA All-Region accolades. Cajuns on Facebook, Cajuns on Twitter

  • 00:19

    DePaul Blue Demons Softball

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    #154: Eugene Lenti, Head Coach, DePaul Softball, visits TCRS.  DePaul is the lone member of the BIG EAST represented in the NFCA pre-season rankings and is coming off of a 44-11 campaign from a season ago and finished No. 24 in the last NFCA poll of 2014.  The Blue Demons, despite not having a ranked matchup in league play, meet some of top competition in the non-conference portion of their schedule. DePaul encounters four teams in the preseason poll who are ranked or are receiving votes this season.  DePaul kicks off its season with a duel in Honolulu with No. 4 Oklahoma on Feb. 5. The Blue Demons could see the Sooners twice during the five-game classic, hosted by Hawaii. DePaul also tangles with former BIG EAST rival, No. 22 Notre Dame, in South Bend, Ind. on April 21. DePaul Athletics Twitter. 

  • 00:30

    FSU Seminoles Coach Lonni Alameda

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    #153: Lonni Alameda, Head Coach, Florida State Softball, visits TCRS to recap the 2013/2014 season and talk about how the team has looked since its return from the holiday break.  In six seasons at FSU, Coach Alameda has led the Seminoles to five ACC Championship game appearances with titles in 2011 and 2014.  FSU posted its best season in a decade with a 55-9 record in 2014 to finish ranked No. 7 in the country by both the NFCA and USA Softball. The Seminoles won 24 ACC games to set a new school and ACC mark for conference wins in a season and also set program records in runs scored (400), home runs (65), extra base hits (168), RBI (363), walks (318) and slugging percentage (.493). Coach Alameda Twitter, FSU Twitter, FSU Facebook, FSU Instagram. 

  • 00:28

    Fall Wrap UK Softball Rachel Lawson

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    #142: Rachel Lawson, Head Coach, Kentucky, visits TCRS.  The 2014/15 UK softball roster will be led by one of the nation's top pitchers Kelsey Nunley and arguably the nation's number one catcher Griffin Joiner.  2014 was a great year in Lexington as UK softball earned the program’s first-ever Women’s College World Series berth, defeated a school record 15 ranked teams during the season and finished the year ranked No. 6 in the final USA Today/NFCA national poll and Coach Lawson and her staff earned honors as the NFCA D-I Coaching Staff of the Year.  Off the field, UK softball saw 12 student-athletes named NFCA All-America Scholar Athletes while 18 earned SEC academic honors.  Coach Lawson Twitter, UK Softball Twitter, UK Softball Facebook. 

  • 00:24

    Fall Wrap Wisconsin Softball Yvette Healy

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    #143: Yvette Healy, Head Coach, Wisconsin, visits TCRS.  Yvette Healy begins her fifth season as head coach at Wisconsin in 2015, having just led the team to its second consecutive NCAA Regional Championship. Healy directed the team to the NCAA tournament in back-to-back seasons, which had only been done once before by UW in 2001 and 2002.


    Over the last four years, the team has posted an impressive 144-75 overall record and 53-35 conference record in the Big Ten under Healy. Her .658 winning percentage ranks highest in school history.


    At the end of the 2014 season, the Badgers finished in two final national polls for just the fourth time in the program's 19-year history and the second consecutive year. UW came in at No. 24 in the ESPN.com/USA Softball Top 25 and received votes in the USA Today/NFCA Top 25 for the eighth time in the season. Wisconsin finished the 2014 season at No. 32 in the NCAA Softball Ratings Percentage Index (RPI), after facing nine of the 31 teams who posted a higher RPI ranking.  


    The 2014 season boasted the second-highest win total (36) in school history. The Badgers defeated six ranked opponents and tied with the 1997 team for the most top-25 wins in a season.


    Coach Healy Twitter, UW Softball Twitter, UW Softball Facebook. 

  • 00:31

    FSU Softball with Coach Alameda

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    #139: Lonni Alameda, Head Coach, Florida State Softball, visits TCRS to announce the 2015 Schedule and talk everything FSU Softball.  In six season at FSU, Coach Alameda has led the Seminoles to five ACC Championship game appearances with titles in 2011 and 2014.  FSU posted its best season in a decade with a 55-9 record in 2014 to finish ranked No. 7 in the country by both the NFCA and USA Softball. The Seminoles won 24 ACC games to set a new school and ACC mark for conference wins in a season and also set program records in runs scored (400), home runs (65), extra base hits (168), RBI (363), walks (318) and slugging percentage (.493).  FSU Twitter, FSU Facebook, FSU Instagram. 

  • 01:07

    Alice Bast from NFCA on Domino's GF Pizza- Gluten-Free Voice

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    Gluten-free expert, author, coach and advocate Jules Shepard hosts a weekly show offering news, interviews with intriguing guests, gluten-free baking tips and otherwise lively conversation.
    The announcement this week, that Domino's Pizza has released a new gluten-free pizza, has grabbed everyone's attention. The fact that this pizza is not designed for those with celiac disease or "severe" gluten sensitivity though, has upset many in the gluten-free community.
    Domino's worked with the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) to devise a gluten-free crust and to train its employees on giving their disclaimer, in efforts to educate consumers on whether this pizza will be a safe choice for them. The NFCA's "Amber Designation" was given to Domino's, symbolizing "the restaurant is using gluten-free ingredients and has completed staff training to understand the health needs of those with gluten-related disorders. However, these restaurants cannot guarantee an environment free of cross-contamination"
    In this special hour-long episode, Ms. Bast will take a limited number of questions on this issue, and will explain the NFCA's "GREAT" program, as well as how Domino's fits in.
    To post a question for Ms. Bast, go to Jules Gluten Free Flour Facebook Page and post the question. To call in, leave Jules a private message on that Facebook Page with your question and your phone number in advance, so Jules can expect your call and recognize your number when you call in.

  • 00:12

    Asthma House Calls with Alice Bast

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    In this week's Asthma House Calls, we sat down to talk with Alice Bast on what is celiac disease, the long-term effects of celiac disease, the gluten-free lifestyle, and tips for sending your child away to camp for the first time if they have celiac disease or gluten sensitivities. 


    Alice Bast founded the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) in 2003. Alice is widely regarded as a celiac expert and has been a keynote speaker at major medical and food industry events nationally and internationally, including the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Annual Meeting, Healthy Foods Conference, International Pizza Expo, The Flavor Experience, Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Wellness Conference, and both Natural Products Expo East and West shows.   


    For educational purposes only. Nothing in Asthma House Calls should be considered medical advice or a medical opinion. For medical advice, please consult your physician.

  • 00:31

    Gluten-Free Nutrition with Rachel Begun, RD on The Gluten Free Voice with Jules

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    Gluten-free expert, author, coach and advocate Jules Shepard hosts a weekly show offering news, interviews with intriguing guests, gluten-free baking tips and otherwise lively conversation.


    Rachel Begun joins Jules again, in honor of Celiac Awareness Month. Rachel is a registered dietitian nutritionist living with celiac disease and is a national spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, a Scientific/Medical Advisory Board Member for the NFCA and a visiting instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education in New York. She is regularly interviewed on the GF diet by major news media, including ABC News, Fox News, USA Today, The Huffington Post, U.S. News & World Report and O The Oprah Magazine.


    Jules and Rachel will discuss the pervasive perception that gluten-free is a "fad" for all but those diagnosed with celiac disease. They will also define the diagnosis of Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity and how that diagnosis is given, and may be determined differently in the very near future.


    Post questions to Jules Gluten Free Flour on Facebook or @JulesGlutenFree on Twitter

  • 00:30

    Raven Chavanne Talks SEC Tournament

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    Episode 134:  The former Tennessee Lady Vol talks with us about the first few games of the SEC Tournament and also how she's prepairing for Team USA.  US Women's National Team invite list.  Chavanne on Twitter


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