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Tony Granato played and coached in the NHL for nearly 30 years. Now he's back at the University of Wisconsin -- as a hockey coach and a student. (Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
Tony Granato played and coached in the NHL for nearly 30 years. Now he's back at the University of Wisconsin -- as a hockey coach and a student. (Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
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Tony Granato played and coached in the NHL for nearly 30 years. Now he's back at the University of Wisconsin — as a coach and as a student. This week on Only A Game, Granato tells the story of his return to the classroom. And after the attack on Pearl Harbor 75 years ago, the Rose Bowl was played outside of Pasadena, Calif., for the first and only time. Bill Littlefield tells the story of two opponents from that game who later re-connected on a World War II battlefield. Plus we'll meet the oldest Div. I football player -- 55-year-old Joe Thomas Sr. Join us!

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Tony Granato Is Back At Wisconsin To Finish What He Started

After nearly three decades of playing and coaching in NHL took him all over the country, Tony Granato is back home at his alma mater, coaching — and finishing his college degree.

Escaping — And Embracing — Humanity, On A Hike In The Middle Of Nowhere

Elissa Ely took to the mountains with her dog for a hike and an escape from the people in her life. It was there that she was reminded of her faith in the world.

3 Stories: Abolishing High School Football, Oakland A's, Sportsperson Of The Year

What does the future hold for high school football? Do the Oakland A's need new owners? And who really deserves SI's Sportsperson of the Year award? Patrick Hruby of Vice Sports and Claire McNear of The Ringer join Bill Littlefield.

55-Year-Old Joe Thomas, Sr. Lives Out A College Football Dream

On Nov. 19, 55-year-old Joe Thomas, Sr. took a handoff and picked up three yards for South Carolina State. He’d been waiting for that moment for decades.

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports

This week, Bill and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss LPGA developments, a former NHL coach's cab trip, and a seagull that interrupted a soccer match.

1942 Rose Bowl Rivals Reconnect During WWII

In 1942, the Rose Bowl was played outside of Pasadena for the first and only time. The reason? Fears of a Japanese attack on the West Coast. Brian Curtis joins Bill Littlefield to tell the story of two opponents from that game who reconnected on a World War II battlefield.

This program aired on December 3, 2016.

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