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COMMENTARY
April 30th, 2016

The Takeaway From Laremy Tunsil’s NFL Draft Night

Laremy Tunsil’s is a story to which all sorts of different morals might be attached. One of them is that it’s good to be the quarterback.

Feature
March 26th, 2016

No More Pie: Navy Linemen Must Shed Weight To Graduate

Offensive linemen have to be big. Some college linemen weigh more than 300 pounds. But what happens after their final game? Many players keep the extra pounds — and the associated health risks. But at the Naval Academy in Maryland, linemen have to shed that weight — fast — in order to pass a required physical readiness test.

CHARLIE PIERCE
February 13th, 2016

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports

Super Bowl 50 may barely be in the rear view mirror, but it’s not too early for Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce to give his predictions for next season. Bill and Charlie also review whether Louisiana residents would rather have a governor or the LSU football program.

Feature
January 16th, 2016

Quarterback Carousel: Graduate Transfers Shake Up College Football

On Monday night, Alabama became college football’s champion. Crimson Tide fans can thank quarterback Jake Coker — who transferred to Alabama in 2014 after getting a degree from Florida State. Bill Littlefield explores the growing tend of quarterbacks graduating early to switch schools.

Roundtable
December 12th, 2015

3 Stories You Should Know: Youth Football, Coach Salaries, Artificial Turf

Bill Littlefield is joined by USA Today’s Nancy Armour and Vice Sports’ Patrick Hruby to discuss whether or not kids should play football. Also, why do some college football coaches make over $1 million while their schools claim to be too poor to pay the full cost of attendance for their athletes? Plus, how the USWNT stood up against dangerous — and unfair — playing conditions.

FEATURE
November 28th, 2015

The Pilgrims Would Not Have Liked Football…Especially On Thanksgiving

Home, Thanksgiving and Football. For many American families, those three things are being celebrated this week, in varying degrees. But it hasn’t always been that way. Only A Game’s Karen Given has the story.

In Depth
November 28th, 2015

The History — And Uncertain Future — Of The Jumbotron

There was a time before sports stadiums had Jumbotrons (and the obligatory “kiss cam” to go with them). Will there be a time after as well? SB Nation’s Mary Pilon joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the past, present and future of these giant video boards.

CHARLIE PIERCE
November 14th, 2015

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports

Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discusses the NFL’s concussion protocol, activism in college sports and NHL goal scoring. Charlie also shares some candidates — including Ronda Rousey, Lionel Messi and American Pharoah — for Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year.

FEATURE
November 14th, 2015

Remembering The ‘Fifth Down Game’ Of 1940

On Nov. 16, 1940, Cornell’s football team beat Dartmouth on a last-second play — on the fifth down. What happened after that error has cemented the “Fifth Down Game’s” place in college football history.

In Depth
November 14th, 2015

Only The Beginning? College Athletes Unite Against Racism

The University of Missouri’s football team joined the protests that forced the university president and chancellor to resign. Bill Littlefield investigates the likelihood that this activism will inspire others college athletes around the nation to use their position for good.

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