Basketball star Steve Nash retired this week. Early in his college career, he didn’t quite look like a future NBA MVP. We’ll talk to his coach and a teammate about the point guard’s early career. After a perfect regular season, Princeton basketball coach Courtney Banghart shares her thoughts on how to improve the women’s NCAA tournament. And if baseball has an Achilles heel, it might be elbows. OAG’s Doug Tribou reports MLB’s Tommy John surgery epidemic.
“Recovery has been the greatest gift I have ever gotten,” says former NBA player and coach John Lucas. “It’s given me life after basketball.”
Nineteen-year-old Aaron Ekblad and 37-year-old Willie Mitchell are more than just NHL teammates. They’re roommates. Grantland’s Katie Baker tells Bill Littlefield how Ekblad came to live with Mitchell and his wife.
Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce and Bill Littlefield discuss why more people tuned in to meaningless college football bowl games than important basketball tournament matches, the Golden State Warriors’ first division title, and the pleasant surprise in legendary coach Dean Smith’s will.
Between 20 and 30 high school athletes die while playing sports in the U.S each year, estimates researcher Doug Casa. Casa joins Bill Littlefield to explain recommendations made by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association to prevent deaths and catastrophic injuries.
After spending $10 million and catching just a handful of cheaters, Texas might discontinue a program that tests high school athletes for steroids. Don Hooton has lobbied for steroid testing since his son’s death and joins Bill Littlefield.
One recent survey found one-in-four MLB pitchers has had Tommy John surgery. What’s behind baseball’s injury epidemic? Only A Game’s Doug Tribou asks experts — and Tommy John himself.
Former NFL tight end Ben Utecht knows all about concussions, suffering at least five of them during his playing days. He joins Bill Littlefield to weigh in on the newest NFL effort to promote player safety.
After a 30-0 regular season, the Princeton women’s basketball team received just a No. 8 seed for the NCAA tournament. Princeton coach Courtney Banghart joins Bill Littlefield to explain the challenges mid-majors face in women’s basketball.
This week, two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash announced his retirement. Long before he was an NBA star, Nash was a little-known point guard for Santa Clara University. His coach and a former teammate share their favorite stories from Nash’s college career.
Bill Littlefield muses on the upcoming referendum in Boston’s bid to host the 2024 Olympics.
The 22nd book in Randy Wayne White’s Doc Ford Series includes a fictional character who attempts to smuggle a Cuban baseball player into the U.S. The author joins Bill Littlefield to discuss “Cuba Straits” and his own experience distributing baseball gear in the country.
Before he earned two World Series rings, Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia was told he was too small to play baseball. He didn’t listen and now he’s inspired one teenage girl to ignore the critics who say girls should stick to softball. Only A Game’s Doug Tribou has our story.
Bill and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss a record-setting day in the NCAA tournament, 24 proposals to fix (and further slow down) NFL games and hamburger night with the Ottawa Senators.
“When people think of strongman they don’t think of women,” says strongwoman Brittany Diamond. Diamond speaks with Only A Game’s Karen Given about what it means to be strong.
The wives of 26 NFL Hall of Famers sent a letter to the league and its players’ association stating that both organizations have neglected the needs of players whose careers ended in 1993 or earlier. Gerri DeLamielleure, whose husband Joe was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2003, joins Bill Littlefield.