Middlebury Athletics Featured On NPR

December 14, 2004

12/14/04 - The Middlebury College athletics program will be the subject of a five-minute feature on National Public Radio (NPR) this Saturday, Dec. 18. The piece will air during a show titled "Only a Game," which is broadcast at different times in various regions in approximately 31 states. Listings are available on the show's Web site at http://www.onlyagame.org/about/stations/.  "Only a Game" airs locally on Saturday from 7-8 a.m. on 88.7 FM-WRVT and 107.9-FM-WVPS. Following the broadcast, the feature will be available in the "Current Show" section on the program's Web site at http://www.onlyagame.org/.

NPR's Ron Schachter came to Middlebury in late September to interview athletes, coaches and administrators. The feature discusses how Middlebury athletes and coaches have maintained a balance between sports and academics while enjoying tremendous athletic success.

Middlebury College Director of Athletics Russ Reilly is quoted in the piece as saying, "There are a lot of good X's and O's people out there. But our people have done a tremendous job of keeping things in a proper perspective-teaching intrinsic values of sport, along with life lessons."