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Interview
November 2nd, 2013

Forde Breaks Down College Hoops’ Top Teams

The NCAA basketball season has tipped off. Pat Forde joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the upcoming season.

Commentary
August 14th, 2013

Jerry Lucas Letting Go Of $500,000 In Basketball Memories

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.

In The News
April 6th, 2013

Coaches, Athletic Director Give Rutgers A Black Eye

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.

Feature
April 6th, 2013
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Collectors Commemorate James Naismith

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.

In The News
April 6th, 2013

Cinderella Or Not, Wichita State Into Final Four

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.

Commentary
April 3rd, 2013

Andy Enfield Lured To Southern California

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.

In Depth
March 30th, 2013
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Spring Break SLC: Adventures At March Madness

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.

In Depth
March 30th, 2013

Florida Gulf Coast Professor Reflects On Making NCAA History

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.

In Depth
March 23rd, 2013

The One That Got Away: Revisiting The 1970 South Carolina Gamecocks

Back in 1970, the NCAA basketball tournament wasn’t even called the “Big Dance.” There were only 25 teams in the tourney and South Carolina wasn’t one of them, although everyone expected them to be. With help from former Gamecock Bobby Cremins, Only A Game’s Alex Ashlock relives the heartbreaking end of the Gamecocks’ season.

In The News
March 23rd, 2013

Ups and Downs For Kentucky Men’s Basketball

The University of Kentucky, last year’s NCAA champion, would have been considered a favorite for the NIT crown. But they lost in the first round to allegedly-lowly Robert Morris University. Pat Forde of Yahoo! Sports joins Bill Littlefield.

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