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Sunday afternoons in April 2002 are exciting on WNJC 1360-AM's: The Topcat & Taggart Sports Show

Thursday, April 4, 2002

By David W. Unkle
SJSports Staff Writer

"Inside the Wings" features a different member of the 2001 National Lacrosse League Champion Philadelphia Wings on the Show live each week. Get the inside story from the players as the Wings defend their NLL Championship. Tickets and autographed items will be given away on the show. Be sure to check out the Player Spotlight feature on the Professional Lacrosse Players Association website for Predictions from the Journalists and Predictions from the Pros.

Rudy's Insights for Winning in Life

Against all odds on a gridiron in South Bend, Indiana, Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger in twenty seven seconds carved his name into history books as perhaps the most famous graduate of the University of Notre Dame. The son of an oil refinery worker and third of 14 children, Rudy rose from valleys of discouragement and despair to the pinnacles of success. It took years of fierce determination to overcome obstacles and criticisms, yet Rudy achieved his first dream - to attend Notre Dame and play football for the Fighting Irish. As fans cheered RU-DY, RU-DY, he sacked the quarterback in the last 27 seconds of the only play in the only game of his college football career. He is the only player in Notre Dame history to be carried off the field on his teammates' shoulders. Listen to Rudy as he describes the pursuit of his dream…playing football for the Fighting Irish and where that dream has taken him today.

Courtesy of Rudy International and the Rudy Foundation.
Tales from the Red Sox Dugout

Jim Prime and Bill Nowlin are long-suffering Boston Red Sox fans. Bill has written a number of magazine and journal articles on Ted Williams and the Red Sox and has worked with Jim Prime on two other books, Ted Williams: A Tribute and Fenway Saved. He's currently at work on three more books and is the editor of the Ted Williams magazine issued by the Ted Williams Museum.

Courtesy of Sports Publishing Incorporated.
50 Phabulous Phillies

Skip Clayton has been working in radio since 1962. He has covered sports for the ABC Radio Network for 31 years and hosts "Racing Wrap", a weekly one-hour auto racing program on WBCB Radio in Levittown, Pennsylvania. He has been the host of the show since it debuted in February, 1997. Clayton has been watching the Philadelphia Phillies since 1948 and started covering the team in 1969.

Courtesy of Sports Publishing Incorporated.
Brian Mcfarlane's History of Hockey

Brian McFarlane is Canada's foremost hockey historian. He has been a broadcaster and writer for over 40 years. He was the host and commentator on "Hockey Night in Canada" for 27 years before becoming the first Canadian to be employed by a United States network. He has since worked for CBS and NBC covering hockey. Mc Farlane has written over 40 books and was inducted into the media section of the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1995.

Courtesy of Sports Publishing Incorporated.
The Greatest Players and Moments of the Boston Bruins

Stan Fischler is widely regarded as the dean of American hockey journalists. He has written more than sixty books on hockey and has covered the sport for newspapers since 1955. Fischler also has been a hockey TV broadcaster since 1973 and has covered many of the most meaningful events in Boston Bruins history. His previous books on the Bruins were Bobby Orr and the Big, Bad, Bruins and I've Got to Be Me, the autobiography of Derek Sanderson.

Courtesy of Sports Publishing Incorporated.
Plus…tickets, book giveaways, and autographed sports items AND WNJC 1360-AM / SJ Sports On-Line exclusive interviews with local and national sports figures and playoff action from the Philadelphia Flyers, Philadelphia Phantoms, Trenton Titans, Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies and baseball with the Philadelphia Phillies, Camden Riversharks, Trenton Thunder, and Atlantic City Surf.…Be sure to tune in to The Topcat & Taggart Sports Show every Sunday afternoon from 4:30-5:30 PM on Philadelphia's Renaissance Radio Station, WNJC 1360-AM. The studio phone lines are 856-227-1360 and 856-232-7077.

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