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Lea B. Olsen

6 Podcast Episodes

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3-28-21 - Real Talk with Roshini - Lea B. Olsen & Anthony LaPanta

Real Talk with Roshini

So many sports, such little time. We talk NCAA  March Madness , new Gophers Men's Basketball coach, high school state tournaments, Wild hockey, Twins baseball, and athletes getting paid as the US Supreme Court gets ready to hear arguments from the NCAA on March 31st.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


28 Mar 2021

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Clippers Collapse, Kawhi Overrated? "Who's Trippin?" & WNBA Playoff talk with Lea B. Olsen from the Minnesota Lynx

Buckets, Boards and Blocks

Monica McNutt and King McClure discuss the shocking meltdown of the LA Clippers in the NBA Playoffs. King takes Kawhi Leonard to task for the collapse and suggests that he is overrated based on his analysis of how the Raptors continued to do well in his absence while the Clippers were .... still the Clippers when it came to playoff frustration. Minneapolis native Lea B. Olsen joins the show to discuss the WNBA Playoffs and how her hometown Lynx team is at the intersection of social activism and sports. Also, Monica and King tell everyone "Who's Trippin."


17 Sep 2020

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Lea B. Olsen - Rethink The Win


On Episode 2 of CORTside, we sit down with Lea B. Olsen and “Rethink the Win”.  Olsen is a former Division I athlete, current sports broadcaster and entrepreneur. Olsen has dedicated her life to the benefits and costs to winning. In this episode, Lea discusses the important positive impacts sports can have beyond the court. Following her playing days, Lea has carved out a career in sports journalism including experiences working for ESPN covering the WNBA’s Minnesota Lynx as an analyst and as a sideline reporter for the Minnesota Timberwolves. Olsen was inspired to form “Rethink the Win”, a non-profit organization that emphasizes to youth athletes the lessons learned through sports.Lea is the host of The Youth Sports Intervention Podcast, which is an extension of her work on and off the court as she brings in a variety of guests from different areas of the sports world to help educate parents and players on the values that come from youth sports. You can catch the podcast here! Lea B. Olsen's contact information:Email Address: lea@rethinkthewin.comSocial Media: @LeaBOlsenInstagram - Twitterhttps://leabolsen.com/Leave us a review and let us know what you thought about this episode.  Would love your input and if you have any ideas for future guests or topics!Follow @CORTsidePodcastFacebook - InstagramEmail for Host Mike Cortese: CoachCort@gmail.com


2 Aug 2020

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Lea B. Olsen

Youth Sports Done Right

Sports broadcaster and former Minnesota Gopher Basketball player Lea B. Olsen shares wisdom she has earned playing, coaching and broadcasting basketball from youth to professional. Lea shares a wonderful perspective on youth sports and the lessons that she has used to build an amazing career in sports entertainment. Lea has experienced some of the Minnesota Lynx chemistry and culture that has helped to develop our own Minnesota Sports Dynasty. We talk about her experience as a mom and a coach; we hear how her experience helped her as a youth coach as she lead her son's youth basketball team from elementary through high school. She is an amazing role model for young women and men alike!


10 Mar 2020

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Episode 10: Lea B. Olsen - Former Division 1 Basketball Player & Broadcast Analyst

Athletes Rising

In this episode we talk to Lea B. Olsen.As a parent, sports broadcaster and former collegiate athlete, Lea B. Olsen has experienced sports culture from every angle.Since playing basketball for the University of Minnesota, where she studied journalism and mass communication, Lea has worked for NBCSN, ESPN’s national WNBA coverage, currently she is a game analyst for the Minnesota Lynx, and a sideline reporter for the Minnesota Timberwolves, on Fox Sports North. Lea also broadcast both the boys and girls Minnesota State high school basketball tournaments.Founder of her non-profit Rethink the Win, Lea now champions young athletes as complete people and the positive impacts of sports beyond the game.Lea has been a public advocate for promoting women in the media, served on the Minnesota Twins Community Foundation Board and served at the invitation of Gov. Mark Dayton on the Minnesota State High School League Board. She has also mentored African American athletes at the University of Minnesota, moderated a civil rights discussion featuring U.S. Congressman John Lewis and interviewed Bill and Hillary Clinton.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/athletesrising/message


15 Feb 2020

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Youth Sports Intervention - Lea B. Olsen

Youth Sports Intervention with Lea B. Olsen

News Talk 830 WCCO introduces 'Youth Sports Intervention' hosted by Lea B. Olsen. This podcast will take an in-depth look at the latest trends and issues facing youth sports leagues across the country. Episodes will be uploaded weekly. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

26 Aug 2019