Only A Game
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An award-winning weekly sports magazine hosted by veteran NPR commentator Bill Littlefield.
||CleanLatest Show: Armless Archer, NASCAR Driver's Hoops Past, March Madness||In 1982, Matt Stutzman was born without arms. In 2015, he earned the ranking of 11th best archer on the planet and set a Guinness World Record. This week on Only A Game, Stutzman's road to the top of the archery world. Also, Brendan Gaughan has made a len||24 3 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLatest Show: D-League Devotee, Prison Marathoner, Piazza Card Collector||Like lots of talented basketball players, Derrick Jones Jr. went pro after one year in college. Unlike lots of pro basketball players, he wanted to stay in school. This week on Only A Game, Jones Jr's unlikely route to the NBA. And, what's harder than run||17 3 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLatest Show: Basketball In Tokyo, Ireland And The America East Conference||As basketball season heats up, we have three basketball stories from around the globe: After his father died, Sam Perkins turned a father-son tradition of attending 'America East' games into a full-time job. Also, Ira Brown grew up in a small Texas town w||10 3 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLatest Show: 'Dust Bowl Girls,' A Baseball Beaning, Golf Shorts||Out of Oklahoma during the Great Depression, a champion women's basketball team emerged. This week on Only A Game, Bill Littlefield tells the story of the "Dust Bowl Girls." Also, a family outing to a minor league baseball game took a terrible turn when a||3 3 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLatest Show: History Of Sports Bras, Nazi Spy, Integrating The ACC||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||24 2 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLatest Show: Amos Alonzo Stagg, Lanier High Basketball, From Xena To Ninja Warrior||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 citize||17 2 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLittlefield: 100 Wins And Counting||The UConn women's basketball program eclipsed another milestone this week: 100 consecutive wins. Bill Littlefield is among those wondering when — or if — the team will ever lose.||16 2 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLatest Show: Ball Boy's Star Turn, Bowling An 899, Climbing The Totem Pole||Usually it's the players who entertain crowds at basketball games. But on a recent afternoon at UNC's Dean Smith Center, a ball boy stole the show. This week on Only A Game, the three shots that made Asher Lucas a star — and extended a family legacy. Pl||11 2 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLittlefield: Athletes Should Be Free To Speak||Bill Littlefield sometimes hears from listeners who feel that athletes should stick to playing their games and that commentators and hosts should stick to talking about those games. This week, he has those listeners in mind.||8 2 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLatest Show: Tuck Rule, Haiku, Sonny Liston Murder Mystery||If you don't live in New England, you probably don't like the New England Patriots. Can that nationwide hatred be traced back to a single controversial call? This week on Only A Game, we look back at the infamous Tuck Rule game. Also, the XXIII edition of||3 2 2017||Free||View in iTunes|