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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.

Commentary
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.

In Depth
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.

Only A Blog
April 1st, 2014

Tourneys, Tourneys Everywhere … It’s More Than Madness!

Between the men and the women, there are seven — count ‘em, seven — postseason tournaments in Division I basketball. Only A Game’s Gary Waleik wonders if it’s too much of a good thing.

Interview
March 29th, 2014

South Carolina’s Dawn Staley Chasing First National Title

Dawn Staley won three Olympic gold medals and was once named the Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA’s Final Four. But she’s never won a national championship. She’s going for her first title this year as coach of South Carolina. Staley speaks with Only A Game’s Karen Given.

Interview
March 29th, 2014

Larry Brown On NCAA Disappointment, Amateurism And Analytics

Larry Brown has won a championship in the NBA and the NCAA. Now his SMU Mustangs are in the NIT. The Hall of Famer joins Bill Littlefield.

In The News
March 29th, 2014

Northwestern Football Moves Closer To Union

According to a National Labor Relations Board ruling, Northwestern football players are now legal employees of the university. Ramogi Huma is the president of the union vying to represent those players, and he updates Bill Littlefield on the latest developments.

Commentary
March 26th, 2014

March Madness, Money Madness

Brackets have busted everywhere, but Bill Littlefield suggests the true madness of March isn’t related to wins and losses on the court.

Sports History
March 22nd, 2014

Twenty-Five Years Later Princeton, Georgetown Matchup Still Stands Out

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.”

Interview
March 22nd, 2014

Wichita State Women Shine In Men’s Shadow

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.

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