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Matt Stutzman was born without arms. Now he's one of the best archers in the world. (Silvia Izquierdo/AP)
Matt Stutzman was born without arms. Now he's one of the best archers in the world. (Silvia Izquierdo/AP)

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!

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7th Grade Girl Fights For Her Right To Play With The Boys

Bill Littlefield tells the story of a girl named Sydney Phillips who just wanted to play basketball for her school.

The Tale Of Tom Brady's Jersey

Tom Brady's Super Bowl jersey has been found in the possession of a Mexican journalist, who apparently stole it from the Patriots locker room after the game. Bill Littlefield wishes it was someone else who committed the theft.

3 Stories: Tourney Clichés, Michigan's Mad March, Unfortunate NCAA Myth

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?

A NASCAR Driver, A Basketball Hall Of Famer...And An Ankle

Before he was a NASCAR driver, Brendan Gaughan, 5-foot-9, guarded future Basketball Hall of Famer Allen Iverson during Georgetown practices. It wasn't easy. "I'm not afraid to admit that I had my ankle literally broken by Allen Iverson," Gaughan says.

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports

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.

Armless Archer Makes His Mark Among The World's Best

Matt Stutzman took up archery as a way to support his family. By 2015, he was ranked the 11th-best archer in the world.

This program aired on March 25, 2017.


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