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In Depth
December 6th, 2014

Something’s Fishy: Bass Fishing’s History Of Cheating

Winners of bass fishing tournaments are often subjected to polygraph tests. Why? Because cheating has been a part of the sport since its inception. Grantland’s David Hill looked at the history of cheating and bass fishing, and he joined Bill Littlefield to share what he found.

Featured Book
December 6th, 2014

Perry Wallace’s Success And Struggles As SEC’s First Black Basketball Player

Andrew Maraniss’ new book “Strong Inside” explores the The Struggles And Success Of of Vanderbilt’s Perry Wallace, the fist black player in the SEC. Wallace made his varsity debut in 1967. Maraniss and Wallace join Bill Littlefield.

In The News
December 4th, 2014

Philadelphia 76ers Get Their First Win, Avoid NBA Record

The Philadelphia 76ers are off to a really, really bad start, but after Wednesday night’s victory over Minnesota, it’s not the worst start in NBA history. But the worst record ever? That’s still within reach.

Sports History
November 15th, 2014

Lehigh Vs. Lafayette: ‘The Rivalry’ Reaches 150

No college football rivals have played each other more often than Lehigh and Lafayette. With the 150th edition of “The Rivalry” slated for next weekend at Yankee Stadium, we speak with the two captains from the 1964 season who shared some surprising stories from the 100th game.

In The News
November 1st, 2014

Stolen Rings Returned, But Mystery Remains For Siena College Trainer

When Siena College athletic trainer Greg Dashnaw’s NIT and NCAA tournament rings were stolen in 1991, he figured he would never see them again. After 23 years, the first one showed up and the second one followed. Dashnaw joins us to tell the story.

Only A Blog
October 30th, 2014
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Remembering Boston Mayor Tom Menino’s Sports Legacy

Former Boston Mayor Tom Menino, who died Thursday, oversaw one of the most dominant eras in sports history. But there’s more to Menino’s sports legacy than championships.

Featured Book
October 25th, 2014

Bob Ryan Reflects On A Life In Sports In ‘Scribe’

From basketball to football, the Olympics to golf, long-time Boston Globe sports writer and ESPN personality Bob Ryan has covered it all. He joins Bill Littlefield to talk about his new book, “Scribe: My Life in Sports.”

In Depth
October 18th, 2014

Rule 7.13: Baseball’s Crash Course On Eliminating Home-Plate Collisions

This season Major League Baseball took a crash course in how to eliminate collisions at home plate. In its first year, Rule 7.13 has been celebrated and criticized, but a much bigger injury risk is still in play for catchers. Only A Game’s Doug Tribou reports.

Feature
October 11th, 2014
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Alaskan Soccer Game With Roots In Russian-American Fishing Venture

Inspired by a silver trophy from 1987, a diverse group of athletes in a remote Alaskan fishing hub recently participated in the International Friendship Cup. Annie Ropeik has the story of this unique community-building soccer tournament on Unalaska Island.

In The News
October 11th, 2014

NBA Inks New $24B TV Deal: Lockout Likely

The NBA struck a nine-year, $24 billion television deal with ESPN and Turner Sports. The new deal further solidifies the likelihood the league is headed for another lockout in 2017. Deadspin’s Kevin Draper joins Bill Littlefield to explain.

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