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April 6th, 2013

Cinderella Or Not, Wichita State Into Final Four

Wichita State is back in the Final Four of the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1965. The ninth-seeded Shockers topped No. 1 Gonzaga and No. 2 Ohio State along the way. Austin Colbert of The Sunflower, Wichita State’s student newspaper, joined Bill Littlefield to discuss the Shockers’ run.

April 6th, 2013

Women’s Final Four Includes A Newcomer

The women’s Final Four tips off this Sunday with Cal taking on Louisville and Connecticut facing Notre Dame. Who will come out on top? espnW’s Michelle Smith has the answer.

April 6th, 2013
By Greg Echlin

Collectors Commemorate James Naismith

For 75 years, the winner of the NAIA basketball tournament has received the Maude Naismith Trophy, named after the wife of basketball inventor Dr. James Naismith. Many Naismith artifacts scattered are throughout the U.S. and Canada. As Only A Game’s Greg Echlin reports, some feel that Naismith’s collection should be concentrated in one location. The question is where.

April 6th, 2013

Coaches, Athletic Director Give Rutgers A Black Eye

Rutgers men’s basketball coach Mike Rice lost job this week after video surfaced that show him using slurs, kicking players, and throwing basketballs at them. Friday, athletic director Tim Pernetti resgined. Bill Littlefield talks with Sports Illustrated’s Andy Staples.

April 6th, 2013

The Designated Hitter Turns 40

It’s been 40 years since the American League instituted the designated hitter rule. Bill Littlefield takes a look back, with thoughts from Hall of Fame DH Orlando Cepeda and Ron Blomberg, the very first to play the position.

April 6th, 2013

‘Mr. Wrigley’s Ball Club’: A Wild Decade With The Chicago Cubs

In his new book “Mr. Wrigley’s Ball Club,” Roberts Ehrgott tells the wild history of the Chicago Cubs during the 1920s. Ehrgott joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the Cubs and his book.

April 6th, 2013

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports

OAG analyst Charlie Pierce discusses the latest scandal surrounding the Auburn football program, Brittney Griner’s NBA potential, and Jay-Z’s newest venture.

April 6th, 2013

World Synchro Championships Boast 16 Matching Marilyn Monroes

The 2013 World Synchronized Skating Championships are being held this weekend in Boston. Only A Game’s Karen Given couldn’t resist the urge to drop in on the rapidly growing sport for a short visit.

April 6th, 2013

Former Minor Leaguer Plays Jackie Robinson Stunt Double In ’42′

Playing in the minor leagues prepared Jasha Balcom for the role of a lifetime: a stunt double in the new film about Jackie Robinson. Balcom tells Bill Littlefield what it was like to don Robinson’s Brooklyn Dodgers uniform.

April 6th, 2013

Music On Only A Game

OAG’s Gary Waleik runs downt he hits while longing for spring.

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