Just five minutes into the first half of a college basketball game in 1985, Indiana coach Bob Knight was tossed from the game — but not before he tossed a chair all the way across the court in a temper tantrum. Gregg Doyel writes about his attempt to locate the infamous chair.
After dropping a game to the Rockets, is it time for Golden State to hit the panic button? Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce weighs in. Bill and Charlie also review the NHL’s swift suspension of Blackhawks forward Andrew Shaw and ESPN’s firing of Curt Schilling. Plus, Charlie shares memories of former Syracuse basketball star Pearl Washington.
Did we just witness the five most exciting seconds in March Madness history? Did you know men and women play with different tennis balls? And is baseball too white?
It’s Final Four weekend! For the eighth year in a row, no men’s team from anywhere west of Oklahoma will be competing. Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce weighs in. Bill and Charlie also break down the NCAA’s latest mishap and the Golden State Warriors’ April Fool’s Day prank.
What does the D’Angelo Russell-Nick Young saga say about the social media era? Does the NCAA need to change its transfer rules? And, does the USWNT have a proper case against the U.S. Soccer Federation for wage discrimination? Michael Lee and Patrick Hruby join Bill for 3 Stories You Should Know.
This year, once again, college basketball’s championship will be played in a football stadium. The trend of hosting the Final Four in non-basketball venues began in 1971. Bill Littlefield goes back 45 years to revisit that first weekend at the Astrodome in Houston.
Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discusses the controversy that followed Oregon’s victory over Duke, the MLB’s decision to require translators for Spanish speaking players and the New York Times’ report on the NFL’s concussion research.
Sure, the No.1 seed Virginia Cavaliers handily knocked off the No. 16 Hampton Pirates in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. But what would happen if actual cavaliers did battle with actual pirates? Laura Ellis has the story.
Is March Madness better than the Super Bowl? Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce makes a bold declaration. Bill and Charlie also look at the UConn women’s basketball team’s chances for a fourth straight title, Drake’s big assist for the Raptors and Barry Bonds’ home-run contest win.
The NCAA Tournament is here, which means it’s time for 68 teams, and their mascots, to get their chance to shine on the sport’s biggest stage. Here’s a look at some of the oddest mascots in this year’s field — no generic Huskies or Bulldogs to be found!