John Urschel's Math Career, Hockey Friendship, Wizdom Dancer

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(Courtesy John Urschel)
(Courtesy John Urschel)

In 2017, Baltimore Raven John Urschel left the NFL to finish his doctorate in mathematics at MIT. This week on Only A Game, we learn how Urschel's passion for math developed. Plus, the story of a friendship between NHL winger Ryan Reaves and broadcaster Scott Oake. And a former Washington Bullettes dancer gets back on the hardwood with The Wizdom — the Washington Wizards' over-50 dance team. Join us!

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This program aired on May 18, 2019.


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