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All-Star Showdown

It's NBA All-Star weekend in Las Vegas, a venue not entirely unfamiliar with excess and hoopla. Two-time Most Valuable Player Steve Nash and Allen Iverson lead the list of worthies who won't be playing. But, the game, and the slam dunk contest, will go on. Bill speaks with Marty Burns, senior writer for

Tulane University Basketball

Even before Hurricane Katrina swamped New Orleans and wrecked Tulane University's 2005-2006 men's basketball season, Dave Dickerson, then the Green Wave's first-year head coach, knew he had his work cut out for him. Now Dickerson, a former University of Maryland star, must help the team fight through adversity. Only A Game's Keith O'Brien has our story.

"Four Days to Glory"

The Iowa State High School wrestling tournament begins Wednesday in Des Moines. For those unfamiliar with the passion Iowans bring to wrestling, start with Indiana basketball and Texas football as points of reference. Bill speaks with Mark Kreidler, author of the new book, "Four Days to Glory: Wrestling with the Soul of the American Heartland."

Sooners Spring Back

The women's basketball team at the University of Oklahoma is commanding its fair share of attention these days. The 14th ranked Sooners are 19-4 and find themselves in a four way tie atop the Big 12 Conference standings. But, as recently as 1990 the team was struggling so badly that it was dropped. Greg Echlin reports on how the team's fortunes were turned around.

Goodbye, Dale

Six years ago tomorrow, NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt, Sr. Died in a last lap crash during the 43rd running of the Daytona 500. Commentator Arlynda Boyer offers her remembrance of "The Intimidator."

NASCAR and More with Charlie Pierce

Bill Littlefield and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss: scandal at Daytona, 3D fun at the All-Star game, and a new record in soccer?

NAHA Hawks

The North American Hockey Academy Hawks are enjoying a terrific season, winning 56 of the 65 games they've played. Its quite a record for a school of only 40 students, but as Only A Game's Karen Given reports, NAHA isn't like any other school.

This program aired on February 17, 2007.

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