The NCAA men’s basketball tournament brackets will be announced on Sunday. One of the teams with an automatic bid is Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina. With an enrollment of just under 1500, Wofford is the smallest school ever to make the tournament. Bill Littlefield speaks with Wofford Head Coach Mike Young.
The NCAA tournament has expanded over the years, from just 8 teams in 1939 to 65 teams in 2001. The NCAA is considering expanding the tournament again, this time to 96 teams. Only A Game’s Doug Tribou takes a look at the pros and cons.
The NCAA Women’s tournament brackets will be released on Selection Monday. UCONN has been undefeated all season, and has topped opponents by an average of 81 to 46. Bill asks Michelle Smith of AOL Fanhouse and leftcoasthoops.com, whether anyone can de-throne the Huskies.
The Paralympics are underway in Vancouver. Only A Game’s Sadie Babits profiles Rick Hansen, a Canadian national hero who, 25 years ago, went around the world in a wheelchair to raise awareness about people with disabilities.
Bill reads letters from inside the Only A Game virtual mailbag.
Bill and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss: Charlie’s Final Four picks, the NFL’s spotty record on protecting players, and Robert De Niro’s latest role.
Decades before the Brooklyn Dodges integrated baseball by signing Jackie Robinson in 1947, numbers of negro league players earned money by barnstorming with and against Major Leaguers. Bill talks with Timothy Gay, author of the new book, Satch, Dizzy, and Rapid Robert: The Wild Story of Interracial Baseball Before Jackie Robinson.