April 10, 2013, 8:27 pm
April is Autism Awareness Month and the National Basketball Association is one of the biggest supporters of Autism Awareness. On Wednesday, Tom Carelli the Senior Vice President of the NBA joined the show to talk about the NBA’s autism awareness partnership as well as his own personal story of a daughter who has grown up with autism.
Carelli said that the biggest thing that he and the NBA is trying to accomplish is simply to make more people aware of autism and how to test their children for the disease.
“That’s been the primary focus of what we’ve been trying to do is to try and raise awareness, get people to understand what it’s all about and most importantly, to reach out to newly diagnosed parents with autism to send the message that they’re not alone and there are people who can help them and that we would all be in it together to try and do so.”
Carelli also said that people and organizations have been very helpful and supportive of trying to increase the awareness of autism in children.
“It’s amazing how much you can do if you ask. You can ask for help. You can try and do this and you can get people to be aware of this and to see how important communicating is and how important discussing this is.”
And finally, he discussed some of the things that the NBA has done to improve the Autism Awareness campaign.
“One of the things that we did that is very visible that’s made a tremendous impact is just the autism speaks blue puzzle piece pins that our coaches wear, that our broadcasters wear on World Autism Awareness Day.”
Take a listen to the interview and be sure to get your children tested for autism early. And for more in formation on autism, you can do some research at autismspeaks.org or follow either of the following twitter feeds: @autismspeaks or @NBACares.
April 10, 2013, 8:07 pm
There have been a lot of crazy stories going on in the sports world recently with the assaulting coaching habits of Mike Rice Jr. at Rutgers, and the rumors of academic dishonesty circulating at Auburn. But it’s not all bad in sports right now. This weekend, the best of best in golf face off in the best tournament of the year, the Masters. And we had a special guest on the show Wednesday to preview the great event and to discuss all these crazy sports stories. Of course I’m talking about our very special Masters correspondent, SEC Guy.
April 9, 2013, 7:18 pm
In Sunday’s game versus the Mavericks, Blazer Rookie shooting guard Will Barton had the best game of his young career scoring 22 points and halling in 13 rebounds. He joined Chad on Flight 750 Tuesday to talk about that game and to talk about his first year in the league.
April 9, 2013, 6:39 pm
In 2011-2012 Taylor Hart recorded eight sacks for the Oregon Ducks and he was named the best Defensive Lineman on the team by his teammates. He joined Chad on Flight 750 Tuesday to talk about his 2011-12 season and his hopes and goals for the 2013 season.
April 8, 2013, 9:45 pm
Rick Patino became the first man to win a National Championship at two different schools with Louisville’s victory over Michigan in the 2013 National Championship.
Backup swingman Luke Hancock led the way for the Cardinals with 22 points and three assists. Peyton Siva had a great all-around game with 18 points, six rebounds, five assists and four steals for the Cardinals. And Chane Behanan put together a double-double with 15 points and 12 rebounds.
For the Wolverines, Wooden award winner Trey Burke had 24 points and four assists. And his backup, Spike Albrecht, had a career game with 17 points going four for five from three-point range. Glenn Robinson III and Tim Hardaway Jr. each chipped in with 12 points apiece.
It was one of the most hard-fought, well-played and exciting performances we have seen in a National Championship Game matchup that we have seen in recent memory.