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The Final Four and Fitness
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Elliott and David dish on Kentucky's return to the Final Four with the first player to represent the Wildcats in the Basketball Hall of Fame Cliff Hagan. Then, more Hoops talk with Hall of Famer Clyde Lovellette.

Plus, live in studio, fitness model and IBFF Pro Bikini Athlete Nicole Moneer Guerrero.
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Sports and Torts: Nicole Moneer Guerrero
Every wonder what the difference is between a body builder, fitness competitor, and pro bikini athlete? Our lovely in-studio guest Nicole Moneer Guerro has all the answers, and gives us the secrets to her amazing physique.
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Sports & Torts: Baskteball Hall of Famer Cliff Hagan
Cliff outlines the keys to Kentucky’s success in this year’s Big Dance. Then - why he thinks paying college athletes will never happen and would never work, and why no one uses the hook shot anymore.
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Sports & Torts: Basketball Hall of Famer Clyde Lovellette
Clyde dishes on some of the great teams he played on, his success as an outside shooter, Kansas’ disappointment in the NCAA tourney, and more.
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Cliff Hagan
Hagan starred at the University of Kentucky for one of the greatest college teams ever assembled. Kentucky won the NCAA championship in 1951, Hagan's sophomore year. He was an All-American forward as a junior. Because of recruiting violations, the school was banned from competition in 1952-53. Coach Adolph Rupp kept the team together, however. The players worked out all year and in 1953 the Southeastern Conference granted Hagan, Lou Tsioropoulos, and Frank Ramsey an additional year of eligibility. Kentucky swept through the season, winning all 25 games, 24 of them by 12 points or more. However, the NCAA refused to allow the three to compete in the post-season tournament, so Kentucky declined to enter. After two years in the service, during which he played for the Andrews Air Force Base team, Hagan joined the St. Louis Hawks of the NBA in 1957. He teamed with Clyde Lovellette and Bob Pettit to form an outstanding front line, known as the "Unmatchables." The Hawks beat the Boston Celtics in a six-game final series to win the 1958 NBA championship. Hagan was very quick at 6-foot-4 and 210 pounds, and he was very strong for his size. He was a clever scorer near the basket, often lofting a quick, short hook shot over taller defenders. He retired after the 1965-66 season, but came back in 1967 to play with the Dallas Chaparrals of the American Basketball Association, and he became player-coach in 1968. He played just three games in 1969-70 and resigned as coach after the season. He served as athletic director at his alma mater from 1975 to 1988. In 1993, the University of Kentucky renamed its baseball field in honor of Hagan. It had previously been known as the Bernie A. Shively Sports Center. In 840 professional games, Hagan scored 14,870 points, an average of 17.7 per game. He averaged 20 or more points a game four consecutive seasons, 1958-59 through 1961-62. As Dallas coach, he won 109 games and lost 90. Hagan was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1978, the first ex-University of Kentucky player to be so honored.

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Clyde Lovellette
Lovellette was the first basketball player in history to play on an NCAA, Olympics and NBA championship squad. His high school team fell one game short of a state championship. Lovellette fostered the trend of tall, physical and high-scoring centers. A two-time All-State performer at Garfield High School in Terre Haute, Indiana, the six-foot-nine Lovellette later attended the University of Kansas where he became a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. While at the University of Kansas he led Jayhawks to the 1952 NCAA title, capturing MOP honors and scoring a then-NCAA-record 141 points. A three-time All-America at Kansas, Clyde led the Big Seven in scoring in each of his three seasons. Playing for Basketball Hall of Fame Coach Forrest "Phog" Allen, Lovellette led the nation in scoring his senior year (1952, 28.4 ppg) and was named the Helms College Player of the Year. Lovellette played alongside basketball legend Dean Smith at Kansas. He is still the only college player to lead the nation in scoring and win the NCAA title in the same year. Lovellette's dominance in the paint landed him a place on the 1952 Summer Olympics gold medal team in Helsinki, Finland and he was the team's dominating player and leading scorer. At the pro level, Clyde became one of the first big men to move outside and utilize the one-handed set shot that extended his shooting range and offensive repertoire. This tactic enabled him to play either the small forward, power forward or center positions, forcing the opposition's big man to play out of position. In 704 NBA games with the Minneapolis Lakers, Cincinnati Royals, St. Louis Hawks and Boston Celtics, Lovellette scored 11,947 points (17.0 ppg) and grabbed 6,663 rebounds (9.3 rpg). Selected to play in three NBA All-Star Games, Lovellette was an integral component of championships in Minneapolis (1954) and Boston (1963, 1964). In 1988, Lovellette was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. He currently resides in the small town of Munising in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. He has served as the Varsity Basketball Assistant Coach and is currently serving on the city council. He was also featured in the '50s All-Star roster on NBA Live 2007.

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Nicole Nicole Moneer Guerrero
With more than a decade of experience, Nicole Moneer Guerrero is a Top 5 nationally and Top 10 internationally ranked PRO fitness competitor and fitness model, as well as a skilled personal trainer and educator. As the 2009 Ms. Bikini Classic Universe Champion, her disciplined, results-oriented approach has garnered her industry accolades and it has inspired her clients to achieve their own personal fitness goals. Nicole is an NASM personal trainer and an AFAA group exercise instructor for LifeTime fitness where she advises private clients and leads large group classes. She also holds Power Plate, Zumba and TRX certifications. Showcasing her competition results, fitness tips and writing, Nicole has been featured in such publications as Planet Muscle, Fisico y Fitness, Sauced Chicago Magazine, Oxygen Magazine, Almost Famous Magazine, Ms. Fitness Magazine, Iron Man Magazine and Fitness Experts Magazine, as well as on a variety of local Chicago-area television and radio shows. During the 1994-1995 season, she was a member of the World Champion Chicago Bulls cheerleading squad and was later a part of the Bally Total Fitness Performance Team. She earned the title as Ms. Fitness Illinois in 2004 and 2007, as well as the 2004 and 2007 Fitness America, Midwest Fitness Festival Champion, among others. She has been featured in print, outdoor and online advertising campaigns, as well as in catalogs, infomercials and tradeshows promoting fitness products and services. Nicole holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Fashion Merchandising from Iowa State University. She resides in her native Chicago.

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