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FEATURE
March 26th, 2016

From Siberia To Australia: Sarah Marquis’ 10,000 Mile Walk

Sarah Marquis is an explorer, but she doesn’t scale mountains or jump off cliffs. She walks. Karen Given has the story of Marquis’ 10,000 mile journey from Siberia to Australia.

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.

FEATURE
March 19th, 2016
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Philadelphia Neighbors’ Homegrown Game Of Stones Rolls To Popularity

Ten years ago, two neighbors from Philadelphia went on a camping trip. They came home with a new game. Reporter Shai Ben-Yaacov brings us the story of “Stones.”

FEATURE
March 19th, 2016

With One Season Down, Women’s Pro Hockey Looks To Expand

Last weekend, the Boston Pride beat the Buffalo Beauts for the first NWHL championship. With one season in the books, Bill Littlefield looks at the state of the National Women’s Hockey League.

FEATURE
March 12th, 2016
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‘Skate Brothers’ — How One Honduran Man Keeps Kids Off The Streets

After being shot by a gang in his native Honduras, Jessel Recinos decided to change his life. Five years ago, he created a skateboarding club to keep kids off the street. Now it has 60 members. Mark Pampanin reports from Cofradía, Honduras.

FEATURE
March 12th, 2016

International Chess, A Family Pub And The History Of Brackets

While college basketball fans prepare to fill out their March Madness brackets, Bill Littlefield plots the little-known history of the bracket from an 1851 chess tournament to a Long Island restaurant in the 1970s.

In The News
March 12th, 2016

In Deflategate Science Fair Project, 7th Grader Takes On NFL

MIT professor John Leonard assesses the work of Ben Goodell, a 7th grader whose recent science fair project sought to prove Tom Brady’s innocence. “Ben Goodell’s experiment,” the professor tells Only A Game, “just adds to the evidence in my own mind that the Ideal Gas Law is pretty tried and true.”

remembrance
March 5th, 2016

Remembering Bud Collins, Tennis’ Best Friend

Bud Collins, tennis commentator and longtime friend of Only A Game, died this week. Bill Littlefield offers a remembrance.

Feature
March 5th, 2016

At Inner-City Hope High School, ‘Ball Is Life’

The 2012-13 Hope High School boys’ basketball team faced challenges — perhaps the least of which was the squad’s 2-7 start. Some players dealt with hunger and homelessness. Still, Hope advanced far in the state tournament. Bill Littlefield catches up with some of the that team’s star players — and finds that the ups and downs have continued.

IN THEIR OWN WORDS
March 5th, 2016

Ryan And Sara Hall On Ryan’s Retirement, Parenthood

Ryan Hall — the American half-marathon record holder — has struggled with fatigue and low testosterone and recently announced his retirement. His wife, Sara, isn’t ready to hang up her running shoes just yet. Ryan and Sara Hall tell their story, In Their Own Words.

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