paralympics http://iowapublicradio.org en News Buzz: Sports Edition http://iowapublicradio.org/post/news-buzz-sports-edition <p>March Madness has returned and several Iowa teams are doing well.&nbsp; Des Moines Register sports columnist <a href="https://twitter.com/Bryce_A_Miller">Bryce Miller</a> discusses this year's tournament.</p> Sat, 22 Mar 2014 03:29:17 +0000 Ben Stanton & Sarah Boden 37935 at http://iowapublicradio.org News Buzz: Sports Edition 'It Felt Like Freedom' http://iowapublicradio.org/post/it-felt-freedom <p>Nick Bassett from Boone Iowa was born with a spinal tumor, and scoliosis was diagnosed&nbsp;when he was an infant. &nbsp;In high school, the condition worsened and he was confined to a wheelchair. &nbsp;Bassett joined wheelchair track and field, &nbsp;and a world was opened up to him.</p><p>"It felt like freedom. &nbsp;I've been bound to my disability for a lot of my life...when I got out there on the track and was able to compete against other athletes, it was the greatest feeling in the world."</p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 21:17:47 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Ben Stanton 36440 at http://iowapublicradio.org 'It Felt Like Freedom'