ROCKFORD — The Rockford Register Star is offering a new weekly sports podcast called "Not Just a Game."

The podcast will be hosted by sports writer Jay Taft, who has more than two decades of sports reporting experience in the Rock River Valley.

It will average 15 minutes in length, and will feature interviews that Taft conducts with special guests. It will focus on local, state and national hot topics.

While "Not Just a Game" will stick to sports, it will take a deeper dive into compelling issues of the day and athletic endeavors that typically don’t get much time in the spotlight.

The first podcast of the 2020 series breaks down whether a spring sports season can still be saved at the high school level. The podcast features IHSA Executive Director Craig Anderson, who will help clear up what can still be accomplished amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Here it is.

"Not Just a Game" can be found at or get the latest episodes by subscribing for free to From the Newsroom: Rockford Register Star Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher or wherever you listen to podcasts.