College football teams are worth a lot of money. As Jared Diamond of The Wall Street Journal tells Bill Littlefield, many are valued higher than professional franchises.
At the most challenging time in its history, the NCAA created a new position — second only to President Mark Emmert. Former West Virginia athletic director Oliver Luck — father of NFL quarterback Andrew Luck — accepted the job. Gregg Doyel of the Indianapolis Star joins us to explain what the move means for the NCAA.
Jim Boeheim, head coach at Syracuse since 1976, is the longest-tenured active coach in men’s college basketball. He joins Bill Littlefield to discuss his new book: “Bleeding Orange.”
After leading Wisconsin to the Final Four last season, Frank Kaminsky could have been a first-round NBA draft pick. But, deciding that the NBA can be “flat-out boring,” Kaminsky returned for his senior season. ESPN The Magazine’s Pablo Torre explains.
When Siena College athletic trainer Greg Dashnaw’s NIT and NCAA tournament rings were stolen in 1991, he figured he would never see them again. After 23 years, the first one showed up and the second one followed. Dashnaw joins us to tell the story.
A new report finds evidence that between 1993 and 2011, approximately 3100 students — nearly half of them athletes — took “paper classes” (one paper, no classes) at the University of North Carolina. Investigative reporter Dan Kane from the News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C. joins Bill Littlefield.
Georgia running back Todd Gurley and Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston are under investigation after an autograph-authentication business certified their signatures on thousands of items. But, as Michael Weinreb tells Bill Littlefield, it’s the image of the NCAA that’s taking the biggest hit from the scandal.
Mississippi State started the season outside the AP Top 25 poll. Six wins later, the Bulldogs are ranked No. 1 in the country. How did it happen? The Clarion-Ledger’s Michael Bonner joins Bill Littlefield.
First-year Texas Longhorns head coach Charlie Strong has kicked nine players off the football team since March. What’s his plan? Associated Press reporter Jim Vertuno joins Bill Littlefield to explain.
Even with an unknown starting quarterback, Alabama enters the 2014 season ranked No. 2 in the country. Some say coach Nick Saban has created a system with an interchangeable quarterback. But will that strategy continue to work for the Crimson Tide?