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August 23rd, 2014

‘The Opening Kickoff’ Reveals Parallels Between Football’s Early Years And Today

Pay for play? Academic eligibility issues? Concerns about player safety? Those topics are big news in college football today, but they were just as prevalent in the 1890s when the game was new. Big Ten Network anchor Dave Revsine joins Bill Littlefield to discuss his new book ‘The Opening Kickoff.’

In The News
August 23rd, 2014

Blaring Music And A Haz-Mat Suit: Life At Ohio State After Braxton Miller

If your Heisman-candidate starting quarterback goes down with a season-ending injury, just crank up the music and collect urine samples. Sports Illustrated’s Pete Thamel explains why Ohio State coach Urban Meyer is taking a page from Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly.

In Depth
August 16th, 2014

No Quarterback, No Problem For Alabama?

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?

Commentary
August 13th, 2014

College Coach’s Candid Talk Raises Questions

While football prognosticators have been handicapping college football teams, Bill Littlefield has found a candidate for the game’s most candid coach.

In The News
August 9th, 2014

NCAA Gives More Power To ‘Big Five’ Conferences

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.

Commentary
July 30th, 2014

New NCAA Concussion Policy Brings Back Common Sense

On Tuesday, the NCAA agreed to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by establishing a $70 million fund designated for the diagnosis of brain trauma in college athletes. The decision shook loose one of Bill Littlefield’s memories from his college days.

In Depth
July 19th, 2014

To Attract Fans, College Football Teams Take Cues From MLS. Seriously.

Despite overwhelming success on the football field, SEC schools are experiencing a decline in attendance. The pro sports league they’ve turned to for help might surprise you. The Wall Street Journal’s Ben Cohen tells Bill Littlefield what the SEC is learning from the MLS.

In the news
February 15th, 2014

NFL Prospect Michael Sam Out In The Open

Missouri football standout Michael Sam announced on Sunday that he is gay. Sam is eligible for this spring’s NFL Draft. Some believe the news might affect his draft stock. Bill Littlefield explores the situation.

In Depth
January 11th, 2014

Goodbye, BCS. Hello, College Football Playoff.

If you’ve been complaining about college football’s Bowl Championship Series for the past 16 years, you can stop now. It’s over. The new playoff format will debut next season. Only A Game’s Doug Tribou looks at what’s new, what’s not, and what people might complain about next.

Feature
January 4th, 2014

The Rose Bowl Turns 100

On New Year’s Day, Michigan State beat Stanford in the 100th Rose Bowl. This season there are 35 bowl games, but in 1902 the Rose Bowl was the first. Only A Game’s Doug Tribou takes a look back.

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