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March 19th, 2014

At Home With The Michigan Lugnuts

As the opening of the baseball season approaches, Bill Littlefield has found a housing opportunity for fans who don’t want their baseball experience to end when the last batter has been retired.

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March 13th, 2014

Kareem Returns To Wisconsin (And The Friendly Skies) In New Ad

NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has reprised an old role for a new ad campaign in Wisconsin. Hilarity ensues.

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March 12th, 2014

MLS Starts Season Without Seasoned Officials

MLS has locked out its referees, who have formed a new union, over a contract dispute. Bill Littlefield looks at the situation and compares it to recent labor issues in other sports leagues.

Commentary
March 12th, 2014

H.S. Hockey Game Produces Seven Overtimes, Two Champions

On Saturday, two Ohio high school hockey teams played a state championship to remember. The game lasted seven overtimes before the teams were declared co-champions. Bill Littlefield weighs in on the decision to stop the game.

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March 6th, 2014
By Zoë Sobel

Wichita State: Do They Deserve To Be No. 1?

Wichita State is 31-0. Are they really as good as their record shows? OAG’s Zoë Sobel looks into the Shockers’ postseason prospects.

Commentary
March 5th, 2014

Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter’s Final Wish

Rubin “Hurricane” Carter is dying, and the former boxer has one final wish. Bill Littlefield interviewed Carter years ago and shares his thoughts about a man who avoided bitterness after being wrongfully imprisoned.

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February 27th, 2014

Ozzie Smith Goes To Bat For A New National Holiday: Opening Day

Baseball Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith is campaigning to make Opening Day a national holiday. Only A Game’s Gary Waleik sees some stumbling blocks in the base paths.

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February 27th, 2014
By Zoë Sobel

NFL Considers Penalty For Slurs

The NFL is considering a rule that would penalize teams if one of their players used a racial slur on the field. Only A Game’s Zoë Sobel asks if this a good idea or a violation of freedom of speech.

Commentary
February 26th, 2014

Collins, Sam Show Signs Of Progress

As Jason Collins and Michael Sam make news for their pioneering roles as gay athletes, Bill Littlefield wonders if a certain political controversy will collide with the world of sports.

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February 20th, 2014
By Zoë Sobel

U.S. Vs. Canada: A Brother’s Perspective

There aren’t any teams close to as good as the U.S. and Canada at women’s ice hockey. We take a look at the potential repercussions of these teams dominance.