Andrew Maraniss’ new book “Strong Inside” explores the The Struggles And Success Of of Vanderbilt’s Perry Wallace, the fist black player in the SEC. Wallace made his varsity debut in 1967. Maraniss and Wallace join Bill Littlefield.
At Bellarmine University, a small Catholic university in Kentucky, there’s a stats crew volunteer who’s served for 45 years. Without her, game day just wouldn’t be the same. Anne Marshall has the story from Louisville.
“We definitely like playing at home,” says Amherst College women’s basketball coach G.P. Gromacki. The team has won 100 straight games on its home court, an NCAA record. Gromacki joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the accomplishment.
Can anyone in college basketball stop Kentucky? Or would the Wildcats match up better against some NBA teams? Yahoo! Sports’ Pat Forde joins Bill Littlefield to weigh in.
Max Lenox didn’t take the expected path to becoming captain of Army’s basketball team. Bill speaks with Sports Illustrated’s S.L. Price, who profiled the point guard for this week’s magazine, and to the two men who adopted Lenox.
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.
The “Big Five” conferences have been given power to make their own rules on certain issues. What does this mean for efforts to pay players and for NCAA competition? USA Today’s Dan Wolken joins Bill Littlefield to explain.