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October 6th, 2015

J.R. Smith Hits $30K Shot For Military Family

Half-court shots are generally ill-advised, but one military family is happy Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith took one Monday night.

October 3rd, 2015

Basketball Meets The CIA In Uganda

The story of Jay Mullen — CIA agent turned basketball coach — starts at a small women’s college in 1970 and ends up in Uganda at a basketball game during the Cold War. Journalist Shaun Raviv joined Bill Littlefield to help tell Mullen’s story.

In Depth
October 3rd, 2015

New Study Revives ‘Hot Hand’ Debate

Can a three-point shooter really “get hot”? Or is it just an illusion? A new paper has revived an old debate. Cornell psychology professor Tom Gilovich, one of the first to debunk the hot hand, joins Bill Littlefield.

3 Stories You Should Know
October 3rd, 2015

SMU’s Brown Suspended, MLB’s First Female Coach And New Olympic Sports?

What should we make of Larry Brown’s suspension? How much should we celebrate the hiring of a female coach in MLB? And should more sports be added to the Summer Olympics? George Vecsey and Shira Springer join Bill Littlefield for this week’s “3 Stories You Should Know.”

September 26th, 2015

WNBA’s Liberty Focus On Defense — Not Distractions — During Playoffs

When former player and failed New York Knicks GM Isiah Thomas was hired as the President of the WNBA’s Liberty, critics predicted a tough season ahead. But the team had their best-ever regular season and is powering through the playoffs. Bill Littlefield has the story.

In Their Own Words
September 26th, 2015

Caron Butler: From Drug Dealer To NBA Veteran

As a child, Caron Butler looked forward to little more than a life of struggle and crime. Now entering his 14th season in the NBA, Butler tells the story of his journey from drug dealer to pro basketball player.

3 Stories You Should Know
September 12th, 2015

Memphis Reverses Calipari Decision; An Old-School Umpire Dispute; Fun At The US Open

Should controversial college basketball coach John Calipari be celebrated by Memphis? Arguing with the umpire — charming or just obnoxious? And can sports journalists still have fun at games? Sports journalists Will Leitch and Andrea Kremer join Bill Littlefield for this week’s edition of “3 Stories You Should Know.”

September 5th, 2015

Corruption In Sports: Not Just For The Professionals

Bill Littlefield weighs in on a standoff between two scholarship basketball players and the Virginia Military Institute.

Featured Book
August 29th, 2015

‘Year Of The Dunk’ Extends Above The Rim

Having beaten cancer and entering into his mid-30s, Asher Price set out on a quest to dunk a basketball for the first time in his life. Price chronicles that year-long journey in his book, “The Year of the Dunk: A Modest Defiance of Gravity.” The author joins Bill Littlefield to discuss his attempt and to share what he learned.

August 22nd, 2015

Preparing For Life After Sports

Many pro athletes don’t think about life after sports until it’s too late. Others plan ahead. Bill Littlefield talks to retired athletes who fell on both ends of the spectrum — and finds out what one league is doing to better prepare its players for the future.

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