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Feature
April 5th, 2014
By Chuck Quirmbach

‘Greek Freak’ Giannis Antetokounmpo Brings Youth To Stagnant Bucks

The Milwaukee Bucks may wind up with the worst record in the NBA this year, but they have a promising player in Greek Giannis Antetokounmpo. Chuck Quirmbach shares the story of how the local Greek community and the Bucks have embraced him.

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 the news
April 5th, 2014

Women’s Final Four Preview With ESPN’s Michelle Smith

The NCAA women’s national champion will be determined Tuesday night. This year’s Final Four features familiar faces in UConn, Stanford and Notre Dame. But we’ll also see Maryland. ESPN’s Michelle Smith joins Bill Littlefield to share her predictions.

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.

Profile
March 29th, 2014
By Chris Neary

World’s Tallest Pro Player Is Hoping For A Shot (Or Dunk) In The NBA

Paul Sturgess is the world’s tallest professional basketball player. But he’s still hoping for a shot in the NBA. Reporter Chris Neary has our true tall tale.

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.

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.”

Feature
March 15th, 2014

Vivek Ranadive: Sacramento’s Savior, NBA’s First Indian-Born Owner

By purchasing the Kings, Vivek Ranadive saved Sacramento from losing its lone pro sports franchise. Now the NBA’s first Indian-born owner is focused on building the “world’s first 21st-century arena” and increasing basketball’s popularity abroad. Only A Game’s Doug Tribou speaks with Ranadive.

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