A new era in college football is on the horizon with the coming of the College Football Playoff. But we’ve got one more go round before we can bid farewell to the Bowl Championship Series. Sports On Earth’s Michael Weinreb helps us make sense of bowl season.
The debate over paying college football players is far from settled, but NCAA rules allow hosts of college bowl games to provide players with gifts. This year some athletes will receive PlayStation 4s, high-tech recliners, and hair dryers. David Broughton of Sports Business Journal joins us.
Eddie Sutton won more than 800 games while coaching at Creighton, Arkansas, Kentucky, Oklahoma State, and San Francisco. He retired in 2008, but his sons Scott and Sean have kept coaching in the family. Greg Echlin shares the story of the winningest family in college basketball.
Tough Mudder is one of a growing number of adventure races, but are participants being put at unnecessary risk? After the death of a participant in April, Elliott Woods looked into Tough Mudder safety standards for Outside Magazine. He shares his findings with Bill.
Last year, according to Running USA, 42 percent of all marathon finishers were female. Through the 1960s, women weren’t even allowed to compete in marathons. But 50 years ago, a sign of change came — not in Boston or New York — but in Culver City, Calif. John Rabe has our story.
Football fans know John Hannah as one of the game’s finest offensive lineman. But his recent autobiography reveals the personal struggles he faced during and after his football career.
Analyst Charlie Pierce joins Bill to discuss the newest logo placement on European soccer jerseys; a $20,000 half-court shot that almost ended a basketball career; and how the best seats at a Florida Panthers game quickly became the worst.
ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian breaks down the Baseball Hall of Fame’s latest inductees and assesses a proposal that would ban collisions at home plate.
The 21st Annual OAG Holiday Gift Guide is here! Bill and producer Karen Given run through this year’s top holiday gifts for the sports fanatic including portraits painted on softballs, “enhanced” drink koozies, and hats to combat those pesky Cheeseheads!
Only A Game’s Gary Waleik runs down the list of this week’s music.
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