David Ford has played tennis since he was 7 years old, and he's been a fan ever since. So, the arrival of an Association of Tennis Professionals (or ATP) tour event in his hometown was a dream-come-true. And, as David quickly found out, it was also an opportunity to learn more about the sport he loves. It turns out that the tour has changed a lot since the Open Era began back in 1968. It allowed amateurs and pros to enter tournaments and actually make a living off their earnings.
There may not be an organization that has to put up with more bad publicity than the National Collegiate Athletic Association. And in this week's WFDD Sports Commentary, Dave Goren tells us the NCAA finally got one right!
Tim Bickford is a broadcast producer for the International Management Group or IMG which is a global sports and media business based in New York City. He has a degree in Broadcast Journalism and works full time at IMG.
WFDD radio camper Gus Witt recently interviewed Tim.
Athletes in trouble. It's a frequent theme in the sports pages and in sports commentaries. And in his sports commentary this week, Dave Goren examines the story of a triad athlete whose name has been a mainstay of the headlines over the last couple of months.