More Than A Game: Sports Stories Told Live


It's game time. On this edition of Talk of Iowa, we hear stories of sportsmanship and athleticism. From playing basketball on the Nigerian national team, to running and losing the race of a lifetime, Iowans share their best sports stories.

This show was recorded at a recent event sponsored by Iowa Watch: The Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism and Iowa Public Radio at Merge in downtown Iowa City. 



  • Daniel Matheson, Director of the University of Iowa Sports and Recreational Management program and an Associate Professor of Instruction
  • Ugo Nwaigwe, Director of Operations for the Iowa State Women’s Basketball team
  • Mitch Kelly, Clinical Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Iowa
  • Jeremy Mims, Coach and mentor