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NCAA Basketball Update

Bill updates the last night of the first round of the Men's tournament.

Women's Hoops with Michelle Smith

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The NCAA Women's Basketball tournament begins today. We'll talk with Michelle Smith of the San Francisco Chronicle for some pre-tourney prognostications.

Basketball as Religion

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Each college basketball season, legions of Kentucky fans transform downtown Lexington's Rupp Arena into what locals call "the cathedral of the hardwood floor." Reporter Kathleen Adams recently examined this phenomenon and discovered that it is even present in the curriculum of one Kentucky school.

Hit Me with Your Best Shot

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Christmas comes early for a vetran boxer.

The Graduation Rate Shuffle

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The poor graduation rates of big time college basketball and football players has been an embarrassment for the NCAA for some time. Boston Globe columnist Derrick Jackson has investigated a new way schools cover up the fact that their athletes aren't graduating. He joins Bill in the studio to discuss what's happening.

Mullet Night

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We'll visit Manchester, New Hampshire, where the most cherished hockey hairstyle, the mullet, is honored during the Manchester Monarch's 2nd Annual Mullet Night.

Algarve Cup

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Bill Littlefield updates the US Women's National Soccer team at the Algarve Cup in Portugal.

Commentary

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Bill discusses some of the more unusual college mascots like, the Fighting Squirrels, Salukis, and Anteaters...ZOT!

Brackets and More with Charlie Pierce

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Bill Littlefield and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss: the secret to a perfect bracket, Terrel's big adventure, and a monster of a mistake.

Ed Delahanty in the Emerald Age of Baseball

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These days, the relatively few who know of Ed Delahanty, a major league ballplayer from 1888 to 1903, know him as a pathetic character whose chief claim to fame is that he died young under mysterious and disputed circumstances. Dr. Jerry Casway has written a biography entitled, Ed Delahanty in the Emerald Age of Baseball. He joins us to talk about his book.

This program aired on March 20, 2004.

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