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FEATURE
April 30th, 2016

Onaje Woodbine’s Spiritual Journey Leads Back To The Court — And Stage

Former Yale star Onaje X.O. Woodbine quit basketball at the top of his game to pursue “the higher aims of divine purpose and truth.” As it turns out, that journey took him back to basketball. He tells Bill Littlefield his story.

ONLY A BLOG
April 20th, 2016
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What To Do While Waiting For The Inevitable Spurs-Warriors Matchup

The regular season series between the Warriors and the Spurs was the highlight of the NBA season. Hoops fans are itching for more — but it will be another four weeks before the teams can meet again in the Western Conference Finals. Don’t fret. Here are some ways you can pass the time.

CHARLIE PIERCE
April 16th, 2016

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports

The Golden State Warriors made history Wednesday night when they won their 73rd game. Did Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce stay up to watch? Bill and Charlie also talk NBA playoff odds and Jordan Spieth’s historic Masters collapse. Plus, is it too early to hop aboard the Cubs’ bandwagon?

Featured Book
April 16th, 2016

Bill Walton’s Battle With Chronic Pain And His Journey ‘Back From The Dead’

Basketball Hall of Famer Bill Walton’s long list of accomplishments includes two NCAA championships, two NBA titles and an MVP trophy. But the cost was chronic physical pain that led to despair. Walton tells Bill Littlefield the story of his struggles and his journey back to health.

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April 14th, 2016
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Mamba Out: The Best Moments From Kobe’s Retirement Tour

Wednesday night brought an end to Kobe Bryant’s career and his five-month long retirement tour. Much has been said about the merits of a season-long tribute, but there’s no doubt that they provide for some pretty memorable moments. Here are some of the best, and weirdest, moments from Bryant’s send-off.

FEATURE
April 2nd, 2016

The Final Four’s Complicated History With Domes

This year, once again, college basketball’s championship will be played in a football stadium. The trend of hosting the Final Four in non-basketball venues began in 1971. Bill Littlefield goes back 45 years to revisit that first weekend at the Astrodome in Houston.

Feature
March 26th, 2016

Jonathan Abrams On Lenny Cooke And The NBA’s Prep-To-Pro Era

Fifteen years ago, Lenny Cooke seemed to be a player of infinite promise, poised to enter the NBA Draft out of high school. But unlike his contemporary LeBron James, Cooke went undrafted and faded into obscurity. Bill speaks to author and basketball writer Jonathan Abrams about Cooke’s story and the NBA’s age limit.

FEATURE
March 26th, 2016
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Mascot Vs. Mascot: Re-Imagining March Madness

Sure, the No.1 seed Virginia Cavaliers handily knocked off the No. 16 Hampton Pirates in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. But what would happen if actual cavaliers did battle with actual pirates? Laura Ellis has the story.

ONLY A BLOG
March 17th, 2016
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The NCAA Tournament’s Most Valuable Mascots

The NCAA Tournament is here, which means it’s time for 68 teams, and their mascots, to get their chance to shine on the sport’s biggest stage. Here’s a look at some of the oddest mascots in this year’s field — no generic Huskies or Bulldogs to be found!

In The News
March 12th, 2016

Andy Bottoms And The Life Of A Bracketologist

Andy Bottoms has a talent for predicting which teams will make it into college basketball’s NCAA Tournament and where they’ll be seeded. He shares some of his methods with Bill Littlefield.

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