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April 13th, 2013

UConn’s Auriemma Ties Summitt With 8th Title

With Tuesday’s decisive victory over Louisville, UConn women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma earned his eighth national championship, equalling Pat Summitt’s mark at Tennessee. The Hartford Courant’s John Altavilla joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the accomplishment and the future of the UConn program.

April 13th, 2013

Denver Nuggets: A Mile High And White Hot

The Denver Nuggets have already matched a program record for regular season victories, but will Denver make even more history in the NBA playoffs? The Denver Post’s Chris Dempsey tells Bill Littlefield whether the Nuggets can reach the finals for the first time.

April 13th, 2013
By Scott Graf

Boise State Leaves Its (Blue) Mark On Hosei U

Since 2008, the Boise State football program has hosted Japanese coaches and players from Hosei University’s football team. Boise has even given Hosei University permission to install a blue football field. Only A Game’s Scott Graf has the story.

April 13th, 2013

Pimento Cheese Sandwich Controversy At Augusta National

Augusta National’s pimento cheese sandwiches are a time-honored tradition of the Masters. This year they’re causing something of an uproar. ESPN The Magazine senior writer Wright Thompson joined Bill Littlefield to explain the controversy.

April 13th, 2013

Olive Wreaths Arrive For Boston Marathon

Winners of Monday’s Boston Marathon will receive a $150,000 prize. But that’s not all. Per tradition, the winners will also be outfitted with wreaths of olive branches imported from Greece. Bill Littlefield has the story.

April 13th, 2013

In ‘Marathon Man’ Rodgers Remembers Life-Changing Race

Bill Rodgers won the Boston Marathon four times. As if to prove he didn’t need a home-field advantage, he also won the New York Marathon four times. In a new book ‘Marathon Man’, Bill Rodgers and co-author Matthew Shepatin tell the story of Rodgers’s first Boston victory in 1975.

April 13th, 2013

Letters From OAG Listeners

Bill Littlefield responds to comments from Only A Game’s listeners.

April 13th, 2013

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports

OAG analyst Charlie Pierce joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the end of the Red Sox sellout streak, a bench-clearing brawl, and an unusual package that arrived at Wrigled Field.

April 13th, 2013
By Elissa Ely

A Journey Into The Grand Canyon

NPR contributor Elissa Ely shares a story from a hike into the Grand Canyon.

April 13th, 2013
By Jon Kalish

Jahmani Swanson: The MJ Of Dwarf Basketball

While it’s true that big people populate most basketball teams, there are some little people who excel at the sport. But few of them are as small as Jahmani Swanson, a 4’5″ point guard. Only A Game’s Jon Kalish recently caught up with the man who has been called the Michael Jordan of dwarf basketball.

April 13th, 2013

Music On Only A Game

OAG’s Gary Waleik runs through the repertoire.

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