This Week on “Only A Game,” all the men’s and women’s madness that’s fit to cover, including Kentucky’s unusual foray through the National Invitational Tournament. Also, a conversation with Bruce Weber, author of “As They See ‘Em: A Fan’s Travels In The Land of Umpires.”
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This week on “Only A Game,” round one of hoops hysteria, and a conversation with former UConn star Mel Thomas, who must wish she was still a Huskey. Also, meet the subcontiental baseball players hoping to make it from spring training to the bigs.
The University of Connecticut’s women’s basketball team has been perfect this season and is the clear favorite as they enter the NCAA tournament. Mel Thomas, a former player at UConn under head coach Gino Auriemma, probably wishes she was still there. Thomas, who is now playing professionally in Ireland, wrote about her experience at Connecticut in “Heart of a Husky.” Bill Littlefield reviews her book.
This week on “Only A Game,” we’ll visit the Wimbledon of stair-racing competitions, and we’ll discuss “A Course Called Ireland” with a golfer who walked between the island’s links layouts as well as along them. We’ll wade into women’s college hoops and the NBA, too.
This week on Only A Game, as NASCAR prepares to garage the cars, we visit a NASCAR garage. Also, a book about the days when NFL players were Gaints, even though they’re bigger now, and a memorial for the pro wrestler who changed his name to “Killer.”
This Week on Only A Game, a report from Japan, where the Red Sox and A’s recently opened the 2008 Major League Baseball Season. Also, an NCAA Hoops update, and the Sons of Ben Franklin declare their love for Philadelphia’s MLS squad just two short years before their first game.
This week on Only A Game, college basketball craziness in advance of the thoroughly insane Selection Sunday. Also, St. Lawrence University shoots for their fourth Frozen Four, and Dodgertown prepares to pull up stakes in Florida after a 60 year residency.
From jailblazers to Trailblazers. This week on Only A Game, Portland finds itself back in the NBA’s elite. Also, a conversation with Baylor Women’s Basketball head coach Kim Mulkey, an Aussie Open update, and profile of champion powerlifter Anderson Wise.
In her new book, Baylor women’s Basketball Coach Kim Mulkey describes the challenges facing a woman climbing the ranks from player, to assistant coach, and finally head coach. Bill reviews the book.
Pat Summitt has recently been handed the biggest check in NCAA women’s basketball history. Bill waxes poetic on Summitt, who has spearheaded Tennessee’s meteoric rise to basketball dominance.