Sarah Spain Archive

Sarah Spain

Sarah Spain is a SportsCenter Anchor for Chicago's ESPN1000 and a reporter for She's a proud Cornell alum and a huge Chicago sports fan. You can follow her on Twitter @SarahSpain.
  • A Bears fan's begrudging congrats to Packers

    espnW's resident Chicago Bears fan, Sarah Spain, wishes the Green Bay Packers begrudging but genuine congratulations on their Super Bowl XLV victory.

    Feb 7 3:07 AM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Before the big game, partying with the stars

    espnW's Sarah Spain navigates the red carpet at ESPN the Magazine's NEXT party, chatting with ESPN personalities and celebrities about this Super Bowl and their favorites from years gone by.

    Feb 6 | By Sarah Spain

  • Bears' Israel Idonije is Man of the Year finalist

    espnW's Sarah Spain caught up with Chicago Bears defensive end Israel Idonije, a finalist for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award, the only NFL honor that recognizes a player's excellence on the field and charitable contributions off of it.

    Feb 6 | By Sarah Spain

  • Athlete's Life

    Chatting with Cowboys WR Miles Austin

    When Sarah Spain took her Gatorade fitness test after seven weeks of training, she had Cowboys WR Miles Austin cheering her on. After the test Sarah got a chance to talk to Austin about training, as well as his perspective on the Cowboys' season.

    Feb 9

  • Catching up with Jerome Bettis

    Former Steeler Jerome Bettis found time in his jam-packed Super Bowl week to chat with espnW's Sarah Spain. Bettis shared his advice for current Steelers in advance of the big game, and he talked about the upcoming Pro Football Hall of Fame announcement.

    Feb 4 | By Sarah Spain

  • Night and day at the Super Bowl

    If Super Bowl week is only half about the game, then what are the thousands of people who have descended upon North Texas doing the rest of the time? Partying!

    Feb 3 11:46 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Athlete's Life

    Day of Reckoning

    After following the Gatorade Sports Science Institute's fitness and fuel plan for seven weeks, travel delays, icy roads, and her own sense of trepidation weren't going to keep Sarah Spain from taking her "final exam."

    Feb 3 | By Sarah Spain

  • Fight off football withdrawal

    After a season of Sundays spent watching football, the dent in your couch is perfectly formed to your rear. Now's not the time to get up and do something with your life. Stay inside, grab some snacks and find a way to power through this weekend.

    Jan 28 3:03 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Welcome to Indiana basketball

    After 19 straight losses to ranked opponents, the Hoosiers finally broke through last night, upsetting a Big Ten rival and giving coach Tom Crean his biggest win in Bloomington. But Illinois was not the only ranked team to go down.

    Jan 28 9:15 AM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Taking trash talk off the turf

    "Twitter Beefs" between athletes reached a fever pitch this week, with one NFLer going so far as to threaten to smash another's face in. Sarah Spain argues that a real fistfight would be more in keeping with the spirit of sport.

    Jan 28 10:27 AM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Battersby ready to fly at X Games

    espnW's Sarah Spain caught up with rising star Ashley Battersby, who's competing in the skiing slopestyle event at the Winter X Games today -- her 23rd birthday!

    Jan 27 | By Sarah Spain

  • Amare rights the ship

    It was a night of drama on the court: Amare Stoudemire lit up the Big Apple, David West stole the show in the Big Easy and Ben Hansbrough helped the Irish put away the Panthers.

    Jan 25 1:34 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Super Sunday hangover hoops

    Our football fix for the next week and change will be limited to leaked Super Bowl commercials, endless predictions and talk of ticket prices. If you're more into actual game action, there's plenty of hoops and tennis to keep you glued to your couch.

    Jan 25 9:55 AM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Athlete's Life

    Meeting Austin in Dallas

    Sarah Spain's journey of seven weeks of a fitness and fuel plan with the Gatorade Sports Science Institute has a little more than a week to go, and Sarah has some intense workouts in the last stretch.

    Jan 24 | By Sarah Spain

  • Looking past the pigskin

    Melissa Jacobs has the quick and the dirty on the AFC and NFC Championship Games, but there's plenty of other action this weekend to get you ready for football. We're looking past the pigskin to give you the Games We're Watching.

    Jan 25 9:56 AM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Hardwood heroes and hard-court stars

    A career night from D.J. Augustin, a convincing win from a top-ranked women's hoops team and an early departure by Justine Henin highlighted a night of hardcourt and hardwood action.

    Jan 25 9:56 AM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Pac-10 powerhouses hit the hardwood

    Just three NBA games tonight, but a couple good Pac-10 matchups on both the men's and women's side should keep hoopheads entertained.

    Jan 25 9:57 AM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Melo shines despite drama

    Just hours after the Nets pulled themselves out of the Carmelo Anthony sweepstakes, the Nuggets superstar made them question their decision with a big night against the Thunder. Melo and more in this edition of About Last Night.

    Jan 25 9:58 AM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Minute to win it for Bears-Packers tickets

    espnW's Sarah Spain was lucky enough to snag a ticket to Sunday's NFC Championship Game on Ticketmaster, but for those still looking, a seat at Soldier Field is gonna be pricey. Like, buy a flat screen instead pricey.

    Jan 25 9:57 AM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • The basketball's bigger in Texas

    The spotlight's on Texas tonight: three of the state's top college programs and both NBA teams are featuring in the lineup. And don't forget tennis' first major of the year. Here's what we're watching.

    Jan 25 9:58 AM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • In a football funk? Get your hoops scoop

    This weekend is all about football, football, FOOTBALL! But if you're not an NFL fan or you're sick of watching teams that aren't YOUR team battle for a trip to Dallas, there are plenty of other excuses to spend the weekend on your couch.

    Jan 25 10:00 AM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Wizards' road woes continue

    It was up to hoops to get us through a lazy night at home, and Thursday's slate of games didn't disappoint. Unless, of course, you're a Wizards fan. But you're used to being disappointed by now, right?

    Jan 14 | By Sarah Spain

  • Laver right on: Real slam is a calendar slam

    Today Rod Laver was quick to point out that if Rafael Nadal wins next week's Australian Open, his four straight majors would not technically be a Grand Slam. Laver was right to make the distinction.

    Jan 25 10:00 AM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Big Ten battles highlight hoops slate

    For football lovers like me, this weekend's NFL divisional playoff games can't come fast enough. But while we wait it out, counting down the hours, at least there are some good Big Ten hoops battles to help pass the time.

    Jan 25 10:01 AM ET | By Sarah Spain