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August 9th, 2014

Judges Rules Against NCAA In O’Bannon Lawsuit

A federal judge ruled that the NCAA cannot prevent colleges and athletic conferences from compensating men’s basketball and football players for the use of their names, images and likeness.

August 9th, 2014

NCAA Gives More Power To ‘Big Five’ Conferences

The “Big Five” conferences have been given power to make their own rules on certain issues. What does this mean for efforts to pay players and for NCAA competition? USA Today’s Dan Wolken joins Bill Littlefield to explain.

August 9th, 2014
By Alexandra Hall

Paraguayan Women’s Soccer Team Fights For Acceptance At Home

This weekend, Paraguay will compete in the U-20 Women’s World Cup for the first time. Alexandra Hall reports from Paraguay on the cultural challenge facing female soccer players in that country.

August 9th, 2014

Former Teammate Assesses Becky Hammon’s New Role As NBA Pioneer

The San Antonio Spurs have hired WNBA star Becky Hammon as an assistant coach. Is this a sign that more women will fill the NBA coaching ranks? ESPNW’s Kate Fagan shares her thoughts.

August 9th, 2014
By Beverly Amsler

Family, Football And Bare Feet: ‘The Shoeless Wonders,’ An Unlikely Football Dynasty

For more than 30 years, children from the Presbyterian Home in Lynchburg, Va., defeated rival football teams while playing in their bare feet. The “Shoeless Wonders” gained national attention and are now the subject of an upcoming movie. Beverly Amsler speaks with three former Shoeless Wonders about the team.

August 9th, 2014

‘A Good Walkthrough’ Explores ‘Insider’ Football — And Lots Of It

Mike Tanier’s “A Good Walkthrough” is packed with stories from the writer’s time at Football Outsiders, providing plenty of material for the avid football fan. Tanier spoke with Bill Littlefield.

August 9th, 2014

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports

Bill Littlefield and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss the Kevin Love-Andrew Wiggins trade, new powers for the NCAA’s “Big Five,” and the Internet petition that would bring Weird Al to the Super Bowl.

August 9th, 2014

80 Years Later, Gastonia, N.C. Mayor Issues Apology Thanks To OAG Listener

After Bill Littlefield’s conversation with the author of ‘A Home Run For Bunny,’ an OAG listener passed along the story of Bunny Taliaferro to the mayor of Gastonia, N.C. After reading the book, Mayor Bridgeman did his best to right some historical wrongs.

August 9th, 2014

Making Contact In The ‘Olympics’ Of Ham Radio

In this internet age of Facebook and Twitter, there are those who still enjoy a more traditional form of communication. As Only A Game’s Karen Given reports, sometimes they make a sport of it.

August 9th, 2014

Music On Only A Game

Only A Game’s Gary Waleik presents the songs that run the gamut from clichéd and overplayed to sublime.

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