The latest from Only A Game
The United States has finally won the World Baseball Classic. Bill Littlefield and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce celebrate the win. Also: disturbing medical news regarding former NFL stars Gale Sayers and Dwight Clark, and former Olympic skater Kristi Yamaguchi's faux pas.
Why do college hoops announcers love the phrase "survive and advance"? Could Michigan's NCAA tourney run be explained by a study about mortality? And why has the percentage of NCAA athletes who are first-generation college students declined?
Before he was a NASCAR driver, Brendan Gaughan, 5-foot-9, guarded future Basketball Hall of Famer Allen Iverson during Georgetown scrimmages. It wasn't easy. "I'm not afraid to admit that I had my ankle literally broken by Allen Iverson," Gaughan says.
Matt Stutzman was born without arms. This week on Only A Game, how Stutzman became the 11th best archer in the world. Also, Brendan Gaughan has had a long career in NASCAR. But at Georgetown University, he was a basketball benchwarmer who guarded Hall of Famer Allen Iverson in practice. And, in a March Madness-themed "3 Stories," we'll discuss hoops clichés, Michigan's dangerous ride to the Sweet 16 and the "Gentrification of College Hoops." Join us!
Derrick Jones Jr. planned to spend multiple years at UNLV before going pro. But an NCAA decision forced Jones Jr. to leave college earlier than he wanted. He needed somewhere else to develop. So he embraced the D-League.
The U.S. women's ice hockey team is boycotting the 2017 world championship. The World Baseball Classic has been hit with criticism. And Taylor Swift may be responsible for the success of the Houston Astros. Craig Calcaterra and Claire McNear join Bill Littlefield for 3 Stories You Should Know.
Keith Giroux discovered his love of running in prison, doing laps around the inside of an electrified, razor wire fence. Then, he conquered 26.2 miles on a prison treadmill. Now on the outside, he's after the Boston Marathon.
Like lots of talented basketball players, Derrick Jones Jr. went pro after one year in college. Unlike lots of pro basketball players, he wanted to stay in school. This week on Only A Game, Jones Jr's unlikely route to the NBA. And, what's harder than running a marathon? Running it on a treadmill...in prison. We'll have the story of an ex-con running toward a better life. Plus, we'll meet a man devoted to collecting baseball cards featuring Mike Piazza...in a Marlins uniform. Join us!
Is basketball dad LaVar Ball bragging too much about his sons' play? Will Nike's new hijab really make a difference? And would adding American stars make the World Baseball Classic more interesting?