Sarah Spain Archive

Sarah Spain

Sarah Spain (follow her on Twitter @SarahSpain) is the co-host of Spain & Fitz on ESPN Radio, host of the That's What She Said podcast, a SportsCenter reporter and an espnW columnist since 2010. She was a heptathlete at Cornell and is a lifelong Chicago sports fan.
  • About Last Night: A 2-for-1 buzzer-beater game

    There was plenty of drama on the NBA courts last night, with LeBron facing off against his former team for the second time and the Bulls losing one of their most prolific players.

    Jan 25 10:54 AM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Vikings fans are redefining the term 'shovel pass'

    They've already put up with Randy Moss coming and going, Brett Favre's sext-gate, Percy Harvin's migraines, the firing of Brad Childress and a losing record. Now Minnesota Vikings fans are being asked to do manual labor -- snow shoveling, to be exact.

    Dec 15 | By Sarah Spain

  • Michigan hockey crowd puts the 'big' in The Big Chill

    The University of Michigan set a new world record for attendance at a hockey game in its outdoor rivalry match against Michigan State this weekend.

    Jan 25 10:57 AM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Games We're Watching: Dunks, kills, awards thrills

    Cam Newton looks to add to an already impressive collection of hardware at Saturday night's Heisman Trophy ceremony, the NCAA women's volleyball regionals get underway in the Lone Star State and a couple NBA teams try to get off the schnide.

    Jan 25 11:04 AM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • About Last Night: Colts win, Newton takes home awards

    Career nights for three college stars and a redeeming performance for one of the NFL's greatest ever. Here's what you missed last night.

    Jan 25 11:05 AM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Time heals all wounds:
    True in life, truer in sport

    A quick scan of today's sports headlines reveals a number of former "bad boys" who've been around long enough to see the focus of their storylines return to their performances on the field rather than their indiscretions off of it.

    Jan 25 11:11 AM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Games We're Watching: NFL and an interstate rivalry

    All eyes on Peyton Manning as he looks to keep his team in the playoff hunt, while two nationally ranked women's hoops teams meet for an interstate showdown. Football and basketball make up today's What We're Watching.

    Jan 25 11:11 AM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • About Last Night: Hoops the focus Wednesday night

    Most of the action came on the hoops court Wednesday, but there was more than enough to go around.

    Jan 25 11:28 AM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Despite ruling, McCourt's 'War of the Roses' wages on

    For nearly a year now, Jamie and Frank McCourt have been airing their personal and professional grievances for all to hear as they dispute over ownership of the Los Angeles Dodgers. It's like a real-life "The War of the Roses."

    Jan 25 11:29 AM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Haynesworth is not an athlete, he's an overpaid diva

    The soap opera in D.C. involving Albert Haynesworth has us thinking about divas. You know the kind: athletes that seem about as grateful for their physical gifts and bank accounts as a teetotaler is after being gifted a bottle of booze at Christmas.

    Jan 25 11:29 AM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • About Last Night: Gridiron grudge match a big ol' flop

    Two much-hyped sporting events finally happened Monday night, but only one lived up to expectations.

    Jan 25 11:29 AM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Games We're Watching: Duke women seeking revenge

    Texas A&M is a perfect 3-0 all-time against Duke, including winning their season opener over the Blue Devils last year at Reed Arena. No doubt the defending ACC champion Blue Devils will be looking to exact some revenge on their home court.

    Jan 25 11:30 AM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Cubs lose biggest fan with passing of legendary Santo

    "W" flags are flying at half-staff all over Wrigleyville today, as legendary Cubs third baseman and broadcaster Ron Santo passed away this morning from complications due to bladder cancer.

    Dec 3 | By Sarah Spain

  • Olympic deja vu as Qatar beats U.S. for World Cup bid

    America was again dealt defeat, as Pasadena and its new Rose Bowl lost the bid for the 2022 World Cup to Qatar. So far the puns are coming fast and furious; already spotted are mentions of Qatarade and Qatar Hero, no doubt Q-Atari is coming soon.

    Dec 2 | By Sarah Spain

  • Heat fans really need to 'Fan Up' in support of their team

    The Heat's attendance issues have gone from laughable to sad. Sure, it was a Wednesday night and yes, the Pistons aren't exactly a hot sell, but the thousands of seats that sat empty all the way through the first quarter were truly pathetic.

    Dec 2 | By Sarah Spain

  • The Russillo Show

    Baylor coach Art Briles discusses how the Bears' image has evolved, the characterization of his team's system, Robert Griffin III's struggles and the College Football Playoff selection committee.