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  • 00:18

    UConn Softball Preview

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    #194:  Jen McIntyre, Head Coach, UConn, visits TCRS.  The 2016 campaign will be McIntyre's second with UConn.  The Huskies will take on a 53-game slate that includes 18 American Athletic Conference contests and 13 home match-ups at Burrill Family Field in Storrs.  The Huskies have a tough non-conference slate that features eight games against five different teams that qualified for the 2015 NCAA Tournament and also four contests against teams that finished last season ranked in the USA Today/NFCA Top-25.  UConn will spend the first two months of the 2016 season on the road to participate in six different tournaments, starting at the LSU Tiger Classic in Baton Rouge, La. from Feb. 12-14. The following weekend, the Huskies head to Boca Raton, Fla. for the FAU Tournament and will face Florida A&M, Northern Illinois and the tourney’s host. From there, Connecticut will hit the west coast for some fun in the sun at the Santa Carla Tourney in California.  Huskies Twitter, Huskies Facebook, Coach McIntyre Twitter, TCRS Twitter, TCRS Facebook

  • 01:15

    "Talking Hoops" NW Hoop Scoop with Jim Basnight

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    Jim Basnight is a journalist who published a Husky hoops subscriber only blog at www.huskydigest.com and has worked for Rivals/Yahoo and 710-ESPN Radio Seattle. With a decidedly NW focus, Jim covers everything from the newest potential star on the play grounds and gyms in this rainy region to the greats of yester year. This week Jim welcomes Garfield High School (Seattle WA) head coach Ed Haskins.

  • 01:05

    "Talking Hoops" NW Hoop Scoop with Jim Basnight

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    Jim Basnight is a journalist who published a Husky hoops subscriber only blog at www.huskydigest.com and has worked for Rivals/Yahoo and 710-ESPN Radio Seattle. With a decidedly NW focus, Jim covers everything from the newest potential star on the play grounds and gyms in this rainy region to the greats of yester year. This week Jim rounds up the Pac-12, at the midway point of the conference season and welcomes callers to talk all the NW hoop scoop.

  • 01:17

    The Fantasy CBB SuperShow!!!!!!!!!!!! 1-27-16

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    Welcome to another editon of the Fantasy CBB Supershow!!!! We will be going over the massive Thursday Slate on both sites as a "first look". Joined by Scott Wilterdink and accepting all calls! Stack Huskies!

  • 00:59

    Tommy Bird on Life Through Sled Dogs, Back in the Day

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    I apologize to everyone this morning, as I was having serious technical difficulties getting the show going. So, once I managed to fix things, I started a new broadcast, and what an hour it was.


    Tommy Bird is one of the finest story tellers I've had the pleasure to speak with, and he has promised to return again to tell us more. He shares his life from a wee boy through today working with these sled dogs we so love, stories from the trap line, his races and a few tips on how he manages his team, and why they are so very exceptional. 

  • 00:37

    Copper Basin '16 Best Cared for Team Award: Torsten Kohnert

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    Torsten Kohnert is exactly the person to we need to shine a light on in our mushing world. He is now 44, and the German born Torsten has been mushing for half his life. His recent race, the Copper Basin 300 landed him in 11th place out of 48 teams, and gained him, in my opinion the most prestigious award there is: The Vet's Choice for Best Cared for Team. 


    Torsten's history with sled dogs goes back to 1995 when he moved to Northern Sweded (Lapland) to pursue his passion. He has finished every major race he has entered, including races in Scandinavia Niclas 9 times Finnmark Race (600 mi), 2 Yukon Quests, 2 Copper Basins, and the GinGin 200. 


    Currently, Torsten is living in the beautiful AK to run and race, and his wife and one of two daughters (ages 11 and 14) will join him soon. .  Like many, he has a tour operation with the sled dogs, with 40-50 Huskies in his kennel. And, also like many mushers, living with Nature is a big part of his life, with fishing and hunting to help fill the freezers and his dog's stomachs for those long winter nights.


    We will be talking about those big races mentioned earlier, learn more about how he runs his kennel and the special care he takes of his sled dogs that earned him the Best Cared for Team at the Copper Basin. We will also talk about raising kids with sled dogs, his move to AK, the differences in racing in Lapland vs North America and so much more. 


    And again, is it the opinion of this musher, that the the most important and prestigious award IS Vet's Choice for Best Cared for Team. My knowlegde and experince pales in comparison to his, and most other mushers, but as I've said before, the care, the bond, the love we give to those we are responsible for comes back to us 1000's of time over. It is that trust and love that gets you and your team across that finish line. 


     

  • 01:01

    "Talking Hoops" NW Hoop Scoop with Jim Basnight

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    Jim Basnight is a journalist who published a Husky hoops subscriber only blog at www.huskydigest.com and has worked for Rivals/Yahoo and 710-ESPN Radio Seattle. With a decidedly NW focus, Jim covers everything from the newest potential star on the play grounds and gyms in this rainy region to the greats of yester year. This week Jim hosts Louie Nelson (UW 1969-73), the last Husky player to average more points per game (23 PPG) than current Husky senior Andrew Andrews (22 PPG). Nelson's former UW team mate Ray Price will also join us, to talk about those teams, as well as this year's model. Nelson hails from Compton CA, home town of Husky head coach Lorenzo Romar.

  • 01:01

    "Talking Hoops" NW Hoop Scoop with Jim Basnight

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    Jim Basnight is a journalist who published a Husky hoops subscriber only blog at www.huskydigest.com and has worked for Rivals/Yahoo and 710-ESPN Radio Seattle. With a decidedly NW focus, Jim covers everything from the newest potential star on the play grounds and gyms in this rainy region to the greats of yester year. This week Jim hosts Seattle Supersonics legend Slick Watts, as they talk about his Mississippi "Delta" roots, his rise to the NBA and his dedication to Seattle basketball up through to the present.

  • 00:57

    Marvin Noel Lizotte on First Nations Spirituality Through Sled Dogs

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    For those that know me, you know our motto is "Spiritual Enlightenment Through Sled Dogs." This is the basis for why Stormhawk Siberians do what we do. Although I freely speak of this, within many First Nations people who utilize sled dogs, it is NOT. Permission from the Elders must be sought, messages from Great Father and Ancestors must be delivered before these Sacred things can be spoken of to those non First Nations peoples. 


    So given this, it is my supreme honor that Marvin Noel Lizotte from Ecotourism Adventures has been given the go-ahead to speak with us on these most Sacred of topics: First Nations Spirituality with sled dogs. 


    Now, I know that the vast majority of you that listen in already know mushing. But this is a singular opportunity to know how this lifestyle we adore formed 1000's of years ago, and was then graciously passed though the generations, and to us today. As we all know, these sled dogs hold Magic in their Souls, and Marvin is going to tell us how that came to be. 


    No matter your level of skill with mushing, THIS is going to be a show to listen to. The early hour is of course so Marvin can speak with us, and then get on to the day's business with the dogs. Have a look at what he does at www.dogsledtour.ca on the web, and then join us early for the show, or listen on demand at your convenience thereafter! 

  • 00:59

    Brad Johnson: Pro Rescue and Pro Conscientious Breeding with Siberian Huskies

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    Brad Johnson lives in Indianapolis IN, not too far from me. I met him through social media, and he quickly became one of my go-to people for Siberians in need. Brad has lived and worked with these Siberian "people" as  call them for 40 years, a love that spawned in his childhood from neighbor's dogs. It was 1975 when he bought his first Siberian from a respected musher/breeder. And like many of us, the addiction to these amazing dogs began, and he started showing in confirmation, adding to his pack, mushing and more. 


    Over his years loving this breed, he's seen the division of "show Siberian" and "working Siberian" for lack of better terms, as well as an increase in their popularity for all the wrong reasons. With many of the "snow dog" movies, people see them, think "Oh how cute," and go out and purchase a dog with zero knowledge on the history of the breed and their very specific needs. This has led to a huge increase in the numbers of Siberians ending up in rescues, or worse. It was this trend that inspired Brad to start his work with rescues on eduation and assistance, one of them being Northern Lights Sled Dog Rescue. 


    This show will have something for everyone, from the person thinking of rescuing or purchasing a Siberian, to the experienced handler, owner or musher interested in some of the more unfortunate politics involved in the two "types" I mentioned earleir. We will go over the A to Z of being owned by a Siberian, share stories from Brad's 4 decades of living and working with these dogs, and of course his work with Northern Lights Sled Dog Rescue. We will talk about what a "good" and ethical breeder is and is not, as well as promoting rescues. 


    So I invite you all to listen in, ask questions and enjoy time listening to someone I consider a friend to Northern Breeds everywhere. 

  • 01:04

    "Talking Hoops" NW Hoop Scoop with Jim Basnight

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    Jim Basnight is a journalist who published a Husky hoops subscriber only blog at www.huskydigest.com and has worked for Rivals/Yahoo and 710-ESPN Radio Seattle. With a decidedly NW focus, Jim covers everything from the newest potential star on the play grounds and gyms in this rainy region to the greats of yester year. This week Jim and co-host Jay Townsend of Coug Digest roundup the Pac-12 and welcome ESPN Recruiting analyst Joel Francisco to talk about potential future NW college stars.