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OAG 20th Anniversary
May 17th, 2014

For Women’s Hockey, Progress With Room To Grow

One of the women’s sports that has changed dramatically in OAG’s 20 years on the air is ice hockey. For our 20th Anniversary Live Show, we invited two prominent women in the game today.

Interview
May 10th, 2014

Billie Jean King: ‘Fight For Equality And Inclusion For Everyone’

Billie Jean King defeated Bobby Riggs in the Battle of the Sexes back in the 1973 but in the decades since she’s continued to champion women’s rights. She spoke with OAG’s Karen Given about her advice for college grads, her experience at the Sochi Olympics and the fight for gender equality.

Featured Book
April 12th, 2014

‘In My Skin’ Shares Inside Look Into Brittney Griner’s Life

In ‘In My Skin,’ Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner details her struggles as a child and as a student at Baylor. She joins Bill Littlefield to discuss her past and her transition to the WNBA.

Feature
April 12th, 2014
By Jim O'Grady

Mixed-Gender Basketball Association: Where Men And Women Team Up

That men and women play together isn’t all that’s unusual about the Mixed Gender Basketball Association. There’s also a four-point shot. Jim O’Grady shares more about this new league.

Interview
March 22nd, 2014

Wichita State Women Shine In Men’s Shadow

The Wichita State men’s basketball team has made headlines this year, going 34-0 and earning a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament. But the women’s program has also had success, reaching the women’s tournament for the second straight year. Shockers coach Jody Adams joins Bill Littlefield to tell the story of her program’s rise.

In the news
March 15th, 2014

Female Olympic Goalie Joins Men’s Pro Hockey League

Fresh off winning a gold medal in Sochi with the Canadian national team, Shannon Szabados is back on the ice. But now she’s in the U.S., skating in Georgia with men’s pro team. She tells Bill Littlefield about the transition.

Only A Blog
February 18th, 2014

Switzerland’s Florence Schelling: A Clockwork Goalie

Only A Game’s Gary Waleik lets the chores wait while an Olympic goalie puts on a show.

Only A Blog
February 13th, 2014

Ask OAG: Women’s Vs. Ladies’ Olympic Sports

Why do “women” compete in ice hockey, while figure skating is reserved for “ladies?” Only A Game’s Karen Given searches for the answer …

Feature
December 14th, 2013
By John Rabe

Fifty Years Later, A Celebration For Merry Lepper’s Historic Marathon

Last year, according to Running USA, 42 percent of all marathon finishers were female. Through the 1960s, women weren’t even allowed to compete in marathons. But 50 years ago, a sign of change came — not in Boston or New York — but in Culver City, Calif. John Rabe has our story.

Profile
October 26th, 2013

U.S. Olympic Hockey Hopeful Tries To Leave Concussions In The Past

Josephine Pucci’s third concussion was so bad that the Harvard senior had to not only leave the ice, but also had to withdraw from college. But Pucci is playing hockey again and has a shot at going to the 2014 Olympics. Bill Littlefield reports.

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