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In The News
March 7th, 2015

No. 1-And-Done: How Kentucky Has Changed The Recruiting Landscape

The No. 1 Kentucky Wildcats are undefeated after 30 games. While the Wildcats have traditionally relied on their freshmen, this year’s team featured talented sophomores, too. Pat Forde of Yahoo Sports joins Bill Littlefield to explain how coach John Calipari has changed college basketball recruiting.

In Depth
March 7th, 2015

One-And-Done: Making A ‘Mockery’ Of College Education?

Should players be able to jump directly from high school to the NBA? It’s been 10 years since that was allowed and the issue will be a key part of the NBA’s next contract negotiation, which could begin in 2017. Nathan Hatch, president of Wake Forest University and former chair of the NCAA Division I Board of Directors, weighs in.

Commentary
March 4th, 2015

Greater Than Championships: Ending Culture Of Silence In Sexual Assault Cases

Duke’s men’s basketball team is preparing for another trip to the NCAA tournament, but Bill Littlefield says there should be bigger priorities for the team and coach Mike Krzyzewski after news of sexual assault allegations against a former player.

In the News
February 28th, 2015

How Young Is Too Young To Start Recruiting Kids?

NBA star LeBron James is asking colleges to stop making offers to his 10-year-old son. Dr. Dan Gould, director of the Institute for the Study of Youth Sports at Michigan State University, weighs in on recruiting young kids.

In The News
February 28th, 2015

The Dangers Of The ‘Perfect’ Court Storm

Kansas State fans stormed the court after their basketball team upset Kansas on Monday. Bill Littlefield spoke with Sports On Earth’s Will Leitch, who says it’s time for that tradition to end.

Commentary
February 25th, 2015

Nine Years Later, Revisiting Duquesne Men’s Basketball Shooting

On Sept. 17, 2006, five members of the Duquesne University men’s basketball team were shot after leaving a dance on the Duquesne campus in Pittsburgh. A recent shooting provoked Bill Littlefield to revisit those circumstances.

Featured Book
February 14th, 2015

‘The Whistleblower’ Explores The Life Of A College Basketball Ref

Author Bob Katz chronicles the life of referee Ed Hightower in his new book “The Whistleblower.” Katz joins Bill Littlefield to share what he learned from the project.

Feature
January 24th, 2015

A Pioneering Basketball Coach And MLK’s Priceless Speech

How is former college basketball coach George Raveling linked with Martin Luther King Jr.’s most famous speech and a document worth millions of dollars? Sports Illustrated’s Seth Davis joins Doug Tribou to explain.

Profile
January 19th, 2015
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That’s Just Wes

Harvard’s Wesley Saunders is one of college basketball’s top players, but he doesn’t act like a typical star. In his four years with the Crimson, the Pokemon-watching forward has developed the image of a nonchalant star, a player who has goofed his way to the top of college basketball. But don’t let that fool you.

Featured Book
December 6th, 2014

Perry Wallace’s Success And Struggles As SEC’s First Black Basketball Player

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.

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