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Interview
March 30th, 2013

Brittney Griner’s Success Attracts Criticism

The success of Baylor women’s basketball standout Brittney Griner has attracted attention — some positive, some negative. ESPN’s Kate Fagan joined Bill Littlefield to discuss the six-foot-eight star.

In Depth
March 30th, 2013

Spring Break SLC: Adventures At March Madness

Only A Game intern and Harvard Crimson basketball writer Martin Kessler traveled west to the NCAA tournament for his spring break. While in Salt Lake, he crossed paths with Pat Riley, encountered a group of Arizona cheerleaders, and nearly witnessed an historic upset.

In Depth
March 30th, 2013

Florida Gulf Coast Professor Reflects On Making NCAA History

Last week, Florida Gulf Coast made NCAA men’s basketball history by becoming the first 15th seed to make it to the Sweet Sixteen. FGCU professor Dr. James Brock joins Bill to talk about the team’s unexpected success.

In The News
March 23rd, 2013

Ups and Downs For Kentucky Men’s Basketball

The University of Kentucky, last year’s NCAA champion, would have been considered a favorite for the NIT crown. But they lost in the first round to allegedly-lowly Robert Morris University. Pat Forde of Yahoo! Sports joins Bill Littlefield.

Featured Book
March 16th, 2013

‘Ramblers’: The Story Of A Trailblazing Team

In 1963, the Loyala Ramblers won the NCAA tournament with four black players in their starting lineup. In his new book “Ramblers,” Michael Lenehan chronicles the historic season.

Feature
March 16th, 2013
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2013 Big East Tournament Marks End Of An Era

With the Big East breaking up, 2013 is the final year of the tournament as we’ve known it. Jim O’Grady went to Madison Square Garden to talk to fans about the changes.

Feature
March 9th, 2013

Princeton Prospers Thanks To Friendship

The Princeton women’s basketball team hopes to clinch its fourth straight Ivy League championship this weekend. The Tigers owe much of their success to seniors Niveen Rasheed and Lauren Polansky, two friends with an unusual backstory.

In The News
March 9th, 2013

Gonzaga Celebrates First Time At No. 1

This week, Gonzaga became the fifth team to top the national polls this college basketball season. But unlike the other four teams — Indiana, Duke, Michigan, and Louisville — the Zags have never topped the rankings before. Bill Littlefield speaks with Jim Meehan of the Spokane Spokesman-Review.

OAG 20th Anniversary
February 23rd, 2013

Revisiting Roxbury: A Coach, A Family And National Title Dreams

2013 marks the 20th anniversary of Only A Game. Throughout the year, we’ll be revisiting some of our favorite stories. More than a decade after he spent a season following the Roxbury Community College basketball team on its quest for a national championship, Bill Littlefield reconnected with the team’s former coach and stars.

In The News
February 23rd, 2013

Mayhem In Miami: NCAA Investigation Update

The NCAA’s investigation of the University of Miami has come under scrutiny, leading to the firing of Vice President of Enforcement Julie Roe Lach. Yahoo! Sports’ Pat Forde joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the situation.

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