In the latest lawsuit against the NCAA, sports labor attorney Jeffrey Kessler claims NCAA member universities are acting as a cartel. Sports Illustrated legal expert Michael McCann joins Bill Littlefield to help make sense of the case.
The Wichita State men’s basketball team has made headlines this year, going 34-0 and earning a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament. But the women’s program has also had success, reaching the women’s tournament for the second straight year. Shockers coach Jody Adams joins Bill Littlefield to tell the story of her program’s rise.
Can a golf club cause a fire? Yes, says a new study from the University of California Irvine. Steve Concialdi, a captain with the Orange County Fire Authority in California, joins Bill Littlefield to explain the danger.
Jacoby Ellsbury and Joba Chamberlain are both Major League Baseball players. They’re also both Native American. In the Southwest, the next crop of Native American ballplayers is on its way. Only A Game’s Ken Shulman travels to New Mexico to tell the story of a Navajo team.
The Spokane Indians, the Class A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, will be wearing new alternate uniforms this year in an effort to raise money and awareness for a local tribe’s dialect, which is in danger of disappearing. Bill speaks with Benjamin Hill of MiLB.com.
Bill Littlefield speaks with Jonah Keri, author of Up, Up & Away: The Kid, The Hawk, Rock, Vladi, Pedro, Le Grand Orange, Youppi!, The Crazy Business of Baseball & the Ill-fated but Unforgettable Montreal Expos.
Bill Littlefield and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss Phil Jackson’s first week with the New York Knicks, Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville’s 700th win, and a little boy’s reward for a sports-induced temper tantrum.
Listeners responded to our recent segments on Wheaties, the Lakers, Dean Smith, and the man who inspired ‘Jerry Maguire.’ Charlie Pierce also drew ire and praise. Bill Littlefield shares the more colorful comments.
Princeton didn’t pull off the upset against Georgetown in 1989, but the game still features prominently in March Madness lore. Sports Illustrated’s Alexander Wolff joins Bill Littlefield to explain why he calls it “the game that saved March Madness.”
Only A Game’s Gary Waleik lists all the sports hits that fit. If they didn’t fit, the music would run over into Weekend Edition and Scott Simon would be very angry.
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