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  1. Meet The Unconventional Captain Of Team USA Roller Derby

    Andy Frye

    Tracy Akers was into art growing up, not sports, and is only 5-foot-3, but her calm, tactical approach in a rough-and-tumble sport makes her a key for the favored Americans this week in the second Roller Derby World Cup.

    Story | Conversation | December 03, 2014
  2. Why Stars Are Coming And Going During Roller Derby's Global Boom

    Andy Frye

    With roller derby on a worldwide roll, American Lynn Klas of the London Rollergirls is just one star who has crossed continents and joined a new team for the women's roller derby international championships this weekend.

    Story | Conversation | October 31, 2014
  3. Meet Julie Brandt-Glass, The Usain Bolt Of Roller Derby

    Andy Frye

    The former in-line skating champion transferred her speed to quads, and "Atomatrix" has emerged as one of the world's most feared jammers.

    Story | Conversation | September 17, 2014
  4. espnW -- Pioneers of men's roller derby credit women for paving w...

    Andy Frye

    Roller derby stars like Suzy Hotrod and Bonnie Thunders deserve credit for paving the way for men's roller derby, which will stage its inaugural Men's Roller Derby World Cup this weekend, Team USA stars say.

    Story | Conversation | March 13, 2014
  5. espnW -- Roller derby shows off parity, improvement as Gotham Gir...

    Andy Frye

    Gotham Girls Roller Derby claimed its third straight WFTDA championship, but with better athletes and tighter competition, roller derby - which is no longer just glam and fishnets -- was the big winner.

    Story | Conversation | November 11, 2013
  6. espnW -- Roller derby enjoying renaissance heading into Womens F...

    Andy Frye

    Roller derby isn't just about crazy player monikers. Heading into this weekend's WFTDA championships, the sport is in the midst of a renaissance and making a real name for itself and its players.

    Story | Conversation | November 06, 2013
  7. espnW -- U.S. Army Golden Knights parachuters Jen Schaben, Laura ...

    Andy Frye

    Teamwork takes on a new meaning when you're 10,000 feet up and falling fast. Meet the lone all-women team in the 4-way open class at skydiving nationals.

    Story | Conversation | September 11, 2013
  8. Jimmy Eat World powered by sports fans

    Andy Frye

    Rockers Jimmy Eat World, set to release their seventh album, "Damage," on June 11, kicked off a world tour Friday on the West Coast before heading to Europe. "Touring is the best part of it all," said the band's drummer, Zach Lind. "Playing live i...

    Blog | May 23, 2013
  9. Meet ... the LeBron James of roller derby?

    Andy Frye

    If you've never heard of Bonnie Thunders, born Nicole Williams, anyone up to speed on the game of roller derby might call her the LeBron James of the world's fastest-growing sport. But once you've seen Thunders in action, you might decide LeBron Jame...

    Blog | May 01, 2013
  10. Sam Llanas talks March Madness, new play

    Andy Frye

    Sam Llanas, formerly of the BoDeans, has returned to the music scene as a solo artist venturing into new territories. Since departing from the BoDeans, Llanas released an album at the very end of 2011 titled "4 A.M. (The Way Home)." More recentl...

    Blog | April 05, 2013
  11. Gary Allan talks new album, Cutler, surfing

    Andy Frye

    Gary Allan is back on tour with a new album out called "Set You Free," his first album since 2009 and the 10th of his career. The country singer-songwriter, perhaps best known for "Man to Man" and "Tough Little Boys," said that 2013 has started out w...

    Blog | March 20, 2013
  12. Morrissey on music, his 'very athletic' youth

    Andy Frye

    Steven Patrick Morrissey has always been a little of an international man of mystery. And whether it is the meaning of his lyrics or hints about his favorite sport, fans seem all the more curious to dig deeper into his music. The singer -- who ha...

    Blog | January 08, 2013
  13. Santiago x The Natural = Notre Dame pride

    Andy Frye

    You may not know hip-hop duo Santiago x The Natural by name, but you've probably heard their anthem, "Warriors," if you've been watching football closely this season. The song, which combines the vocal talents of Lawrence Santiago and the hard rh...

    Blog | January 04, 2013
  14. Spoon's Daniel talks new band, NBA love

    Andy Frye

    On Wednesday, The Divine Fits -- a super group composed of Britt Daniel (Spoon), Dan Boeckner (Wolf Parade and Handsome Furs), Sam Brown (New Bomb Turks) and keyboardist Alex Fischel -- resumes its touring schedule in Aspen, Colo., in support of the...

    Blog | December 12, 2012
  15. Jeff Fisher plays bad cop in music video

    Andy Frye

    New St Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher is known not only for a winning NFL track record and a winning mustache. He's also got a pretty authoritative demeanor, especially when playing a cop. This was evident when Fisher made his music video debut in "...

    Blog | September 03, 2012
  16. Billy Corgan finds influence in wrestling

    Andy Frye

    After 20-some years in music, Billy Corgan is in a different space. And it's all good. "I'm in a really happy place with my band at the moment," said Corgan, who's also finding happiness and influence in professional wrestling -- more on that late...

    Blog | June 27, 2012