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Saturday, March 23, 2013

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.

March 23rd, 2013

Kentucky Women Keep Hoops Hopes Alive

Kentucky fans are pinning their March Madness hopes on the women’s basketball team, making its fourth-straight appearance in the NCAA tournament. Head coach Matthew Mitchell tells Bill Littlefield how the Wildcats are preparing.

March 23rd, 2013

The One That Got Away: Revisiting The 1970 South Carolina Gamecocks

Back in 1970, the NCAA basketball tournament wasn’t even called the “Big Dance.” There were only 25 teams in the tourney and South Carolina wasn’t one of them, although everyone expected them to be. With help from former Gamecock Bobby Cremins, Only A Game’s Alex Ashlock relives the heartbreaking end of the Gamecocks’ season.

March 23rd, 2013

Atlantic City Bets On Fantasy Sports

Gamblers in Atlantic City will soon be able to wager non-fantasy money on daily fantasy teams. John Brennan, who covers New Jersey sports business and gaming for The Record, joins Bill Littelfield to explain how it will work.

March 23rd, 2013
By Robert Andrew Powell and Matthew Nelson

The Not-So-Friendly U.S.-Mexico Soccer Match

Ahead of a World Cup qualifying game, we revisit the last match between the U.S. and Mexico. Sportswriter Andrew Powell was there, and says the friendly–soccer’s term for a match without consequences–wasn’t as friendly as it was meant to be.

March 23rd, 2013

Kinsella’s ‘Butterfly Winter’ And Baseball’s Magic

In “Butterfly Winter,” W.P Kinsella takes readers back to the baseball diamond, exploring once again the power of the game to shape lives. The author of “Shoeless Joe” talks with Bill Littlefield about his first novel in more than a decade.

March 23rd, 2013

What You Missed At The World Baseball Classic

The World Baseball Classic, which wrapped up on Tuesday night, didn’t capture the attention of American sports fans or the passion of American ballplayers. Bill Littlefield wishes it was otherwise.

March 23rd, 2013

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports

Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce and Bill Littlefield discuss a little-known, never-mentioned basketball tournament that takes place in the month of March and the other sports news of the week.

March 23rd, 2013

Preserving Memories In Wrigley Field

Wrigley Field may get a 21st century upgrade – and that’s not sitting well with some Chicago Cubs fans. Chicago Tribune Staff Writer Ron Grossman tells Bill Littlefield he treasures the ballpark as it is – and as it was.

March 23rd, 2013
By Sam Gallant

Nimble Competition At Baltimore Orioles Ballboy/Ballgirl Tryout

The Baltimore Orioles are in Sarasota, Fla., finishing up spring training, but back home in Baltimore, the competition to make the team is just as fierce. The Orioles held open tryouts for ballboys and ballgirls. WTMD reporter Sam Gallant took his chance at a part time job.

March 23rd, 2013

Music On Only A Game

This week’s Only A Game musical accompaniment.

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