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Saturday, April 19, 2014

April 19th, 2014

NHL Playoffs Have A Golden (State) Tinge

Of the 16 teams in the NHL playoffs, three hail from California. The LA Time’s Helene Elliott joins Bill Littlefield to discuss West Coast hockey’s heyday.

April 19th, 2014

Union Takes Home Hockey Championship

Union College has just over 2,000 students, but last weekend the school’s hockey team beat powerhouse Minnesota to win the national championship. Union head coach Rick Bennett joins Bill Littlefield to explain how his team did it.

April 19th, 2014

A Conversation With Baseball Legend Johnny Bench

Johnny Bench won two World Series and two National League MVP awards in his Hall of Fame career with the Cincinnati Reds. He joined Bill Littlefield to discuss baseball cards, his career and more.

April 19th, 2014

Runners Return To Finish 2014 Boston Marathon

Monday’s 118th running of the Boston Marathon comes a year after the race was disrupted by a bombing. Bill Littlefield takes a look back and a look forward.

April 19th, 2014

Concert Honors Boston Marathon Bombing Victims

Boston University’s College of Fine Arts dedicated their spring concert to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. Conductor Ann Howard Jones and flutist Nikoma Baccus talk about the experience.

April 19th, 2014
By Zoë Sobel

Wellesley Signs Support Boston Marathoners

Wellesley College has been celebrating Boston Marathon runners since the race began in 1897. Students are known for the ‘Scream Tunnel’ and offering kisses to runners. This year, a dorm on campus is busy fulfilling requests for more than 800 signs that will support and encourage the runners.

April 19th, 2014

Remembering ‘The Bilko Athletic Club’

Before the Dodgers moved to L.A., the biggest name in town was Steve Bilko. He played for the Los Angeles Angel of the Pacific Coast League, but author Gaylon White says the team was better known as the Bilko Athletic Club. The author joins Bill.

April 19th, 2014

Charlie Pierce: News Of The Week

Bill and OAG analyst Charlie Pierce discuss the off-field troubles of L.A. Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig, the Ogwumike sisters’ WNBA dominance, and the “very, very scary” fifth hole at the Malaysian Open.

April 19th, 2014

Unlimited Food For NCAA Athletes?

After UConn’s Shabazz Napier complained he sometimes went to bed starving, the NCAA’s legislative council approved a plan to provide unlimited meals and snacks to all student-athletes. SI’s Andy Staples joins Bill Littlefield to weigh in on the situation.

April 19th, 2014
By Charlie Schroeder

Hong Kong Rugby Sevens Tourney Offers Olympic Preview

Rugby Sevens makes its debut at the 2016 Summer Olympics. It’s a fast-paced, often high-scoring version of the game, with seven players a side, not the usual 15. Charlie Schroeder visits one of the world’s biggest “sevens” tournaments in Hong Kong.

April 19th, 2014

Music On Only A Game

Only A Game’s Gary Waleik pulls a few classics from the OAG Jukebox.

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