Bernard King and Ernie Grunfeld were one of college basketball’s most outstanding tandems. Their friendship was captured in ESPN’s 30 for 30 documentary, “Bernie and Ernie.” Director Jason Hehir joined Bill to discuss the film.
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In ‘The Sons of Westwood,’ John Wooden, UCLA, and the Dynasty that changed College Basketball,’ John Matthew Smith presents a complex portrait of the iconic coach. Smith joined Bill Littlefield to discuss his book.
The NCAA basketball season has tipped off. Pat Forde joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the upcoming season.
After finding a closet full of memories, Basketball Hall of Famer Jerry Lucas opted to put his awards and memorabilia on the open market. But as Doug Tribou notes, Lucas’ accomplishments are far from forgotten.
Rutgers men’s basketball coach Mike Rice lost job this week after video surfaced that show him using slurs, kicking players, and throwing basketballs at them. Friday, athletic director Tim Pernetti resgined. Bill Littlefield talks with Sports Illustrated’s Andy Staples.
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.
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.
Only A Game intern and Harvard Crimson basketball writer Martin Kessler traveled west to the NCAA tournament for his spring break. While in Salt Lake, he crossed paths with Pat Riley, encountered a group of Arizona cheerleaders, and nearly witnessed an historic upset.
Last week, Florida Gulf Coast made NCAA men’s basketball history by becoming the first 15th seed to make it to the Sweet Sixteen. FGCU professor Dr. James Brock joins Bill to talk about the team’s unexpected success.