Willie Cooper could have been the first black player on the UNC varsity basketball team. But after one year on UNC's freshman team, Cooper stopped playing. The official story is that basketball got in the way of his studies. Cooper says there's more to it.
Does the DeMarcus Cousins trade give fans a new reason to watch the remainder of the NBA regular season? What should be made of Jameis Winston's latest controversy? And how can eating a pie cause you to lose a job?
Karen Given and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss Tom Brady's attempts to find his missing Super Bowl LI jersey, the winners, losers or none of the above following the NBA trade deadline and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's potential new career as a sports talk show host.
It changed the game for half the population. This week on Only A Game, we tell the story of how the sports bra was invented. Also, Violette Morris was a pioneering female athlete in France during the 1920s. But smoking, swearing and pants-wearing got her banned from competition -- and then she became a Nazi. Plus, Willie Cooper was on track to be the first black basketball player in the ACC. Today, he's still haunted by what could have been. Join us!
Should there be a zero-tolerance policy for NCAA coaches when it comes to verbal and emotional abuse? Has winning lost its importance among the most lucrative pro sports teams? And what will LeBron James' future look like off the court?
With a coaching career that spanned nearly seven decades, Amos Alonzo Stagg is known as one of early football's most influential coaches. This week on Only A Game, Stagg's little-known contribution to the campaign for equality for Japanese-American citizens after WWII. Also, Lanier High School's all-Mexican-American basketball team broke racial barriers in 1939 when it competed for the San Antonio city champioship, but it's what happened next that shocked a lot of people. And, Jessie Graff's journey from aspiring princess warrior to Hollywood stunt double to American Ninja Warrior. Join us!