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Amy Bass: Once More Unto The Breach

5 hours ago
Amy Bass
Rodney Bedsole

Despite every scrap of common sense in my head that screams how utterly nuts it is that the Tokyo Olympic Games are still on track to take place this July, I got excited the other night watching gymnastics’ U.S. Classic, where Simone Biles – the queen of queens, the GOAT of GOATs – became the first female gymnast to land the Yurchenko double pike vault in competition.

Amy Bass: Magic Waters Of Baseball

May 6, 2021
Amy Bass
Rodney Bedsole

If they open it, to paraphrase James Earl Jones in his role as fictional writer Terence Mann in Field of Dreams, people will come.  “And they’ll watch the game,” Jones said – no need for paraphrasing now – “and it’ll be as if they’d dipped themselves in magic waters.”

Amy Bass: Baseball Takes A Stand

Apr 9, 2021

So, here’s the thing:  in America, you can’t cancel baseball. 

We talk sports today with Amy Bass and Howard Herman! WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

Amy Bass: The Dream Is Real

Mar 11, 2021

“I’m not a role model,” NBA Hall-of-Famer Charles Barkley declared in 1993.  “Just because I dunk a basketball doesn’t mean I should raise your kids.”

Amy Bass: Team Loyalty Is A Tough Sell

Feb 18, 2021

I grew up loving the Boston Red Sox and if you didn’t, I ask that you hang on a moment, because I promise I am talking to you, too.  Fandom is something fierce that lives inside many of us in different ways, creating shared emotions, if not shared love, for a team.

Amy Bass: Olympic Games At A Crossroads

Jan 28, 2021

The Games, people often say, must go on – a rather cliched phrase muttered when we want to keep doing something in a moment when it feels and looks like we shouldn’t. 

I love lists.  I create to do lists endlessly, sometimes adding things I’ve already done just so I can cross something off before I start. 

Dr. Amy Bass
Courtesy of Dr. Amy Bass

The 2020 election was historic on a number of fronts. Voting patterns changed in some states and on many levels. Dr. Amy Bass, professor of Sports Studies at Manhattanville College in Westchester County, says there’s a new voting bloc — athletes. She spoke with WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne.

Dr. Amy Bass
Courtesy of Dr. Amy Bass

The COVID-19 pandemic left the country without its sports teams. Fans have been watching highlights from past seasons on their couches instead of games from the stands. Dr. Amy Bass is a sports studies professor at Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York. She tells WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne that certain areas of sports will take bigger hits than others.

#1435: "One Goal"

Mar 22, 2018

After years of economic decline and racial tension, a city in Maine that has become a popular landing spot for Somali refugees came together a couple of years ago over a very special soccer team…and a very special game.

Today on the Best of Our Knowledge, we’ll hear author Amy Bass's story of how one team, one coach and one goal united this New England community.