College sports have become a stepping stone to a professional career. Author John U. Bacon joins Bill Littlefield to explain what there is to lose with the increased commercialization and professionalization of NCAA football.
An excerpt from “Fourth and Long: The Fight for the Soul of College Football” by John U. Bacon.
In ‘Rising Tide’ Randy Roberts and Ed Krzemienski detail Joe Namath’s lows and highs – from a suspension to a stunning Orange Bowl victory – while playing for Paul “Bear” Bryant at Alabama. The authors join Karen Given.
An excerpt from “Rising Tide: Bear Bryant, Joe Namath & Dixie’s Last Quarter” by Randy Roberts and Ed Krzemienski.
In his new book ‘The Sports Gene,’ David Epstein investigates the role genetics plays in forming elite athletes. His research took him all over the world and he shares some of his discoveries with Doug Tribou.
Sportswriter Red Smith spent nearly 50 years writing newspaper sports columns. And he was one of the best at it. Bill talks with Dan Okrent, who edited a new anthology of the legend’s work.
Legendary tennis player Jimmy Connors made a career out of challenging everyone. His new book is no exception. He joins Bill Littlefield to talk about his life and his book.
To say baseball ran in the DiMaggio family is just a bit of an understatement. Tom Clavin’s new book ‘The DiMaggio Brothers’ details the lives of Joe, Dom and Vince on and off the diamond. Bill Littlefield speaks with Clavin.
In 2004, Athens hosted the Olympic Games. But it almost didn’t work out. In her book ‘My Greek Drama,’ Gianna Angelopoulos explains how she helped bring the games Greece and addresses the controversies that are still lingering today.
In his new book ‘The Summer of Beer and Whiskey,’ Edward Achorn looks back at the history of the St. Louis Cardinals and the life of Chris Von der Ahe, a beer hawker with big dreams and a big personality.