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Only A Game

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An award-winning weekly sports magazine for the serious sports fan and the steadfast sports avoider

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Div. I Player With Autism, XFL Running Back, Presidential Baseball Collector

February 21st, 2020


When Anthony Ianni joined the Michigan State basketball team, he kept his autism diagnosis a secret from his teammates — including from star Draymond Green. This week on Only A Game, the argument that led to …

The Flying Fathers, Ashlee Yates Takes The Stage, Astros Scandal

February 14th, 2020


This week on Only A Game, the Flying Fathers, a team featuring a former NHL player, two horses that played goalie, seven frozen toes ... and a bunch of hockey-playing priests. Also, Ashlee Yates' life was turned upside …

Sports And The Golden Age Of Hollywood

February 7th, 2020


The Oscars are Sunday night, and we wanted to get in on the fun. So this week on Only A Game, three sports stories with a Hollywood connection. …

Kobe Bryant, Jai Alai, College Football Player Grad Rates, Super Bowl Haiku XXVI

January 31st, 2020


Kobe Bryant, along with his daughter Gianna and seven others, died in a helicopter crash. This week on Only A Game, how players, fans and sexual …

Anna Horford, Girl Quarterback In Sicily, Baseball Brit

January 24th, 2020


After NBA All-Star Al Horford joined the Boston Celtics, a different Horford became a fan favorite. This week on Only A Game, the ongoing love story between Al's younger sister Anna and the Celtics community. Also, a …

Davidson Athletics' Math Edge, Classic Arcade Museum, Girls' Wrestling Grows

January 17th, 2020


The Davidson College men's basketball program is best known for producing NBA superstar Stephen Curry. This week on Only A Game, another story out of …

ESPN Editor-Turned-Priest, College Football's Growth, Unified Korean Hockey

January 10th, 2020


In early 2012, New York Knicks guard Jeremy Lin became a global star. This week on Only A Game, the story of an ESPN editor whose headline about Lin …

Clemson Fan And 'The Hat,' Indigenous Runner Rosalie Fish, WNBA's Tamika Catchings

January 3rd, 2020


Aaron Ritz was 11 years old when he was diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease. This week on Only A Game, how Clemson football fans — especially …

Bob Cousy's Letter To Bill Russell And Other 'Teammates' Stories

December 27th, 2019


This week on Only A Game, we revisit some of our favorite stories of teammates: Bob Cousy explains why he regretted not being closer to Bill Russell …

A Golfer's Secret, Athlete Of The Decade, A Dangerous Horse Race

December 20th, 2019


During his career as a professional golfer, George Archer won 13 PGA Tours events, including the 1969 Masters Tournament. This week on Only A Game, …

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