October 10th, 2015

The Gospel Of Tony Franklin: Tempo, Tempo, Tempo — And Sharing

Football coaches are known for closely guarding their playbooks, but Cal offensive coordinator Tony Franklin shares his with dozens of high school coaches around the country. Bill Littlefied has the story of an unusual collaboration.

3 Stories You Should Know
October 3rd, 2015

SMU’s Brown Suspended, MLB’s First Female Coach And New Olympic Sports?

What should we make of Larry Brown’s suspension? How much should we celebrate the hiring of a female coach in MLB? And should more sports be added to the Summer Olympics? George Vecsey and Shira Springer join Bill Littlefield for this week’s “3 Stories You Should Know.”

In Depth
October 3rd, 2015

Did The NCAA Win Or Lose The O’Bannon Case Appeal?

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals may have ruled that colleges aren’t required to pay athletes for the use of their likenesses, but it also decided that the NCAA is in violation of federal antitrust laws. What does this mean for the future of the NCAA? SI’s Michael McCann joins Bill Littlefield.

In Depth
September 19th, 2015

NCAA President Mark Emmert Inspires A New T-Shirt Line

“He was always a role model to me,” former UNC quarterback Caleb Pressley says of NCAA president Mark Emmert. A class action lawsuit accused the NCAA of profiting off the likenesses of college athletes, and now Pressley is hoping to make money off a t-shirt featuring a caricature of Emmert himself. Pressley discusses his new clothing line with Bill Littlefield.

In The News
September 19th, 2015

The 500K Reasons Why Football Teams Agree To Lopsided Games

When elite college football or basketball teams open their seasons against weaker opponents, money — upwards of $500,000 — changes hands. Chattanooga athletic director David Blackburn joins Bill Littlefield to explain.

3 Stories You Should Know
July 18th, 2015

NCAA Payments; All-Star Slump; And Coaches On Confederate Flags

Colleges could soon be bidding on football and men’s basketballs recruits; the MLB All-Star Game received record-low ratings; and (some) SEC football coaches shared their thoughts on the Confederate flag. Patrick Hruby and Pat Forde join Bill Littlefield for this edition of “3 Stories You Should Know.”

July 15th, 2015

NCAA Ordered To Pay $46 Million In Fees In O’Bannon Case

The NCAA has been ordered to pay $46 million in fees in the Ed O’Bannon class-action lawsuit. Twenty people, including O’Bannon, sued the NCAA, claiming the organization violated U.S. antitrust laws. Bill Littlefield is among those applauding the decision.

June 13th, 2015

From College World Series To MLB World Series In 4 Months

In June of 2014, Brandon Finnegan was pitching in the College World Series. Four months later, he made history by pitching in the MLB World Series. Reporter Greg Echlin got the story from Finnegan and his coaches.

3 Stories
June 13th, 2015

NHL Beards, Education For Athletes, And Women’s Sports On TV

Should NHL players shave their beards because people don’t want to see all that facial hair? How can the colleges and universities help their athletes get an actual education? And why does Sportscenter only devote 2% of its hour-long program to women’s sports? That’s this week’s “3 Stories You Should Know.”

May 9th, 2015

Team IMPACT Helps Kids Find Joy During Illness

Team IMPACT pairs college sports teams and children with life-threatening and chronic illnesses. Only A Game’s Karen Given talks with teams and athletes benefiting from this program.

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