NBA veteran Jason Collins made history this week by announcing he is gay. The news appeared in an exclusive Sports Illustrated cover story. Bill Littlefield spoke with SI Executive Editor Jon Wertheim who was there for the Collins interview.
Can anyone stop the Miami Heat from taking home another Larry O’Brien trophy? TrueHoop’s Henry Abbott joins Bill Littlefield to preview the 2013 NBA playoffs.
While it’s true that big people populate most basketball teams, there are some little people who excel at the sport. But few of them are as small as Jahmani Swanson, a 4’5″ point guard. Only A Game’s Jon Kalish recently caught up with the man who has been called the Michael Jordan of dwarf basketball.
The Denver Nuggets have already matched a program record for regular season victories, but will Denver make even more history in the NBA playoffs? The Denver Post’s Chris Dempsey tells Bill Littlefield whether the Nuggets can reach the finals for the first time.
With Tuesday’s decisive victory over Louisville, UConn women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma earned his eighth national championship, equalling Pat Summitt’s mark at Tennessee. The Hartford Courant’s John Altavilla joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the accomplishment and the future of the UConn program.
On Tuesday night, the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team overwhelmed Louisville, 93-60, to win their eighth NCAA Championship. But according to Bill Littlefield, an NBA owner’s headline-grabbing draft plan provided an unnecessary distraction from the Huskies’ ongoing dynasty.
For 75 years, the winner of the NAIA basketball tournament has received the Maude Naismith Trophy, named after the wife of basketball inventor Dr. James Naismith. Many Naismith artifacts scattered are throughout the U.S. and Canada. As Only A Game’s Greg Echlin reports, some feel that Naismith’s collection should be concentrated in one location. The question is where.
The women’s Final Four tips off this Sunday with Cal taking on Louisville and Connecticut facing Notre Dame. Who will come out on top? espnW’s Michelle Smith has the answer.
Wichita State is back in the Final Four of the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1965. The ninth-seeded Shockers topped No. 1 Gonzaga and No. 2 Ohio State along the way. Austin Colbert of The Sunflower, Wichita State’s student newspaper, joined Bill Littlefield to discuss the Shockers’ run.
Andy Enfield, who coached the Florida Gulf Coast University men’s basketball team to a couple of exciting upset wins at the NCAA tournament, has changed jobs. This apparently surprised his former employer at Florida Gulf Coast, but not Bill Littlefield.