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Sky High with Courtney
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Elliott and David hit the hardwood with in-studio guest Courtney Vandersloot - Chicago Sky point guard and former Gonzaga standout. Plus, Pro Football Hall of Fame Linebacker Sam Huff.
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Sports and Torts: Courtney Vandersloot

Courtney was one of the best female players in the NCAA while at Gonzaga, and made the WNBA All-Star Squad as a rookie. Now she's working towards a first-ever playoff berth for the Chicago Sky. We dish on all of that with her in this in-studio visit.
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Sports and Torts: Hall of Famer Sam Huff

Huff played with the New York Giants when they were the kings of the NFL in the 1950s and '60s. The future Hall of Famer was coached by Vince Lombardi and Tom Landry, and among his teammates were Frank Gifford, Pat Summerall and Rosey Grier. We'll look back on legendary career with the Giants and Redskins, which all began in the coal mines of West Virginia.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Courtney Vandersloot
As a freshman at Gonzaga University, Vandersloot averaged 10.6 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 5.6 assists per game. She was named the West Coast Conference newcomer of the year. Her next year Courtney set a school record as she finished with 239 assists averaging 7.3 a game. She averaged 16.4 points per game and earned her first of three WCC Player of the Year awards. During Vandersloot’s junior year, she broke her own school record of assists and averaged 9.4 per game, which led Division I women’s basketball. In her final year at Gonzaga, she was named the Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award recipient for most outstanding Division 1 player 5’8’’and under, and was also the recipient of the Nancy Lieberman Award for most outstanding Division 1 point guard. Vandersloot was the first ever Division I player — man or woman — to notch more than 2000 points and 1000 assists in a career. For her accomplishments Vandersloot was listed on several All-American teams. Vandersloot was widely considered to be one of the top prospects in the 2011 WNBA Draft, and was ultimately picked third overall by the Chicago Sky. In her rookie season, she became the Sky's regular starter at the point, ultimately starting 26 of the team's 34 games. She was also named as an Eastern Conference reserve for the 2011 WNBA All-Star Game, and was one of the five members of the 2011 All-Rookie Team, gaining 10 of a possible 11 votes from the league's head coaches.

Courtney on Twitter


Courtney's Website

 
Sam Huff
A tackle at the University of West Virginia, Huff was moved to middle linebacker when he joined the NFL\'s New York Giants in 1956 and within a short time he was one of the best-known players in football, the subject of a 1960 CBS television special, \"The Violent World of Sam Huff.\" Sam Huff At 6-foot-1 and 230 pounds, Huff had speed enough to be good on pass defense and the strength to stop the run. His duels with running backs Jimmy Brown of the Cleveland Browns and Jimmy Taylor of the Green Bay Packers were celebrated. Huff was named an All-Pro in 1958 and 1959, and he played in five Pro Bowls. The Giants traded him to the Washington Redskins in 1964 and he played there through 1967. After one season of retirement he returned to the Redskins as a player-coach in 1969 and then retired for good. During his 13 NFL seasons, Huff intercepted 30 passes, returning them for 381 yards, a 12.7 average, and 2 touchdowns. He also scored 3 touchdowns on fumble recoveries. After retiring from football, Huff spent one season as a color commentator for the Giants radio team and then moved on to the same capacity for the Redskins radio network, where he remains to this day, calling games alongside former Redskins teammate Sonny Jurgensen and play-by-play announcer Larry Michael. He announced his retirement from broadcasting on June 21, 2013.

Sam at the Pro FootballHall of Fame