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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.

Feature
August 3rd, 2013
By Ron Schachter

Shanshan Feng Helps Golf Grow In China

At the RICOH Women’s British Open this weekend at St. Andrews in Scotland, top-ranked Korean golfer Inbee Park is aiming to win an unprecedented fourth straight major in a single season. But as Only A Game’s Ron Schachter reports, there’s an opponent in the field from a nearby country who has already made some history of her own.

Commentary
July 3rd, 2013

Inbee Park On Cusp Of A Major Accomplishment

South Korea’s Inbee Park made history on Sunday by becoming the first woman to win the first three majors of the year since Babe Didrikson Zaharias did it in 1950. Among those impressed was Bill Littlefield.

Profile
June 22nd, 2013

Elena Delle Donne Soars With The Chicago Sky

One month into their eighth season, the Chicago Sky are trying to do something they’ve never done before: qualify for the WNBA playoffs. To help them in that quest, the team has an asset they’ve never had before: rookie Elena Delle Donne. Only A Game’s Karen Given has our story from Chicago.

Commentary
May 29th, 2013

2013: The Year Of The Gay Athlete

It’s only late May, but Bill Littlefield believes 2013 will be remembered as the year that saw gay athletes take the spotlight and keep it.

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