2013 marks the 20th anniversary of Only A Game. Throughout the year, we’ll be revisiting some of our favorite stories. More than a decade after he spent a season following the Roxbury Community College basketball team on its quest for a national championship, Bill Littlefield reconnected with the team’s former coach and stars.
Can’t get enough of Roxbury Community College men’s basketball team and their run at the Division III National Championship? Here’s Bill Littlefield’s entire series from 2000-2001.
The NBA’s Golden State Warriors have raised eyebrows with their new alternate uniforms, which have sleeves. Bill Littlefield spoke with Paul Lukas of Uni Watch about the team’s new look.
Jack Taylor, a sophomore at Division III Grinnell College in Iowa, shattered the NCAA scoring record by scoring 138 points in a game on Tuesday. Bill speaks with Chris Varney, who provided play-by-play for the record-setting game.
The International Cycling Union stripped Lance Armstrong of his seven Tour de France wins, making the winner of those races…nobody. Bill Littlefield looks at the recent history of rewriting the sports history books.
In just under two months, Harvard University’s men’s basketball team, winners of last year’s Ivy League Championship and participant in the 2012 NCAA tournament, will open its season against M.I.T. But this week, the team made news away from sports, as some of its members are under investigation surrounding collaborative cheating. Bill Littlefield discusses the circumstances of the scandal.
Among the teams you will not see in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament next spring are Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, North Carolina-Wilmington, Arkansas-Pine Bluff, six other teams, and the University of Connecticut. Bill Littlefield explains why this never needs to happen again.
Kentucky and Louisville represent one of the most bitter rivalries in college sports. They play at 6 o’clock on Saturday. The late game doesn’t feature a rivalry, but instead two traditional powerhouses of college basketball – Kansas and Ohio State. Only A Game’s Doug Tribou previews the two match-ups.
Mark Titus never quite made it as a basketball player. He walked on for the Ohio State Buckeyes, but played in just 32 games, taking six shots in four seasons. He’s since found a second career as an author and blogger. He joins Bill Littlefield to discuss his book, “Don’t Put Me In, Coach”.
Syracuse and Ohio State have advanced in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. The Buckeyes and Orange will play on Saturday for the right to advance to the Final Four in New Orleans. Bill Littlefield looks at the top teams in the East Region.