July 30, 2016
Sports Focus, presented by WCHL and the UNC School of Media and Journalism, is dedicated to in-depth examinations of issues of overarching importance in the sports world. Each week we’ll discuss problems and look for solutions to problems in professional, collegiate and amateur sports
Will Hobson, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and Washington Post sports reporter, joins Charlie to discuss the ongoing Russian doping scandal and its impact on the upcoming Rio Olympics.
July 23, 2016
This week, Dave Zirin, author and sports editor for The Nation magazine, joins Charlie to discuss the upcoming Rio Olympics as well as athlete activism in the modern era.
July 16, 2016
Linda Robertson of the Miami Herald is back to talk about the upcoming Olympics in Rio. She and Charlie touch on the problems facing the games, the Russian doping scandal and the US athletes most likely to burst onto the world stage.
July 09, 2016
Dr. Rick Eckstein, professor of Sociology at Villanova University and co-author of the book Public Dollars, Private Stadiums: The Battle over Building Sports Stadiums, joins Charlie to look at the new stadium deals the Texas Rangers and Atlanta Braves have received and to discuss public financing of sports stadiums in general.
July 02, 2016UNC Women’s Basketball Head Coach Sylvia Hatchell joins Charlie to talk about the passing of her friend, legendary coach Pat Summitt. Coach Hatchell also discusses her battle with leukemia and the NCAA investigation of UNC.
June 18, 2016
This week’s guest in Dan Solomon. Dan was one of the Texas Monthly writers who broke the Baylor sexual assault scandal. He and Charlie will be taking an in-depth look at the scandal.
June 04, 2016
This week’s guest is Lizzy Taylor, graduate assistant in sports management at the University of Tennessee. She and Charlie are discussing the lack of women in authority positions in big time college athletics.
May 28, 2016
Charlie Tuggle is joined by Lauren McCoy.
May 21, 2016
Charlie Tuggle is joined by Cary Caro.
May 14, 2016
Charlie Tuggle is joined by Richard Southall.