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April 5th, 2014

Pat Forde: The NCAA’s Phenomenal Freshmen

We’ve talked a lot about NBA teams tanking to increase their chances of snagging one of the phenomenal freshmen in the NCAA. Yahoo!’s Pat Forde joins Bill Littlefield to discuss this year’s top freshman players.

April 5th, 2014

Women’s Final Four Preview With ESPN’s Michelle Smith

The NCAA women’s national champion will be determined Tuesday night. This year’s Final Four features familiar faces in UConn, Stanford and Notre Dame. But we’ll also see Maryland. ESPN’s Michelle Smith joins Bill Littlefield to share her predictions.

April 5th, 2014
By Dr. Evelyn Dean-Olmsted

The Anthropology Of Basketball Fandom

Dr. Evelyn Dean-Olmsted, an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras reflects on the game that helped her to realize that she loved basketball.

April 5th, 2014

No. 339 Bowditch Wins First PGA Tour Event

Australian golfer Steven Bowditch came into last week’s Texas Open ranked No. 339 in the world, but he went on to earn his first PGA Tour victory. Bowditch has also been open about his battle with clinical depression. He joins Bill Littlefield to discuss his story.

April 5th, 2014
By Chuck Quirmbach

‘Greek Freak’ Giannis Antetokounmpo Brings Youth To Stagnant Bucks

The Milwaukee Bucks may wind up with the worst record in the NBA this year, but they have a promising player in Greek Giannis Antetokounmpo. Chuck Quirmbach shares the story of how the local Greek community and the Bucks have embraced him.

April 5th, 2014

‘Pedestrianism’ Highlights The Surprising History Of Competitive Walking

In the late 19th century competitive walking in America was the sport to watch. In ‘Pedestrianism,’ author Matthew Algeo details the history that led to America’s fascination with watching other people walk. He joined Bill Littlefield to discuss the book.

April 5th, 2014

The Week In Sports With Charlie Pierce

Bill Littlefield and OAG analyst Charlie Pierce discuss the NCAA tournament; David Ortiz’s selfie at the White House; the behavior of the Penn women’s lacrosse team; and the Astros’ retirement gift for Derek Jeter.

April 5th, 2014
By Lauren Ober

Defying Olympic Odds, ‘Grandma Luge’ Makes Archery Bid

Making the Olympics is pretty difficult. Sexagenarian Anne Abernathy has already done that six times. She’s training against the odds to make it again, but this time in a sport she’s just picked up: archery. Lauren Ober brings us this story.

April 5th, 2014

March Sadness: NCAA Confiscates Kitty Cat Mug

Cat mugs may be cute, but that’s not an excuse for the NCAA. Jason Gay of the Wall Street Journal decided to disregard NCAA policy while reporting on the NCAA men’s basketball tournament and had his kitty cup confiscated. He joined Bill to discuss this catastrophe.

April 5th, 2014

Music On Only A Game

Only A Game’s Gary Waleik lists the hits that barely fit.

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