Colleges offer majors for actors and musicians, so why not athletes? Bill Littlefield spoke with Ben Strauss of the New York Times, who wrote about the idea.
On Wednesday, the nation’s top high school football players made their college choices official. This practice of signing athletes to athletic scholarship might not exist were it not for Notre Dame’s class of 1946. Grantland’s Michael Weinreb joins Bill Littlefield to make the argument.
College football teams are worth a lot of money. As Jared Diamond of The Wall Street Journal tells Bill Littlefield, many are valued higher than professional franchises.
No. 4 Ohio State, down to its third-string quarterback, topped No. 1 Alabama on Thursday. Next up for the Buckeyes: the No. 2 Oregon Ducks, who stopped undefeated Florida State in the other semifinal. Who will come out on top? Yahoo! Sports’ Dan Wetzel previews the matchup.
For the first time in college football history, we can finally say it’s playoff time. We now know the four teams in the semifinal games. Grantland’s Matt Hinton joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the pros and cons of the new format.
College football has plenty of rivalries, and some of them have more flair than others. Mike Moen looks at the history of some unusual trophies that are up for grabs this weekend.
No college football rivals have played each other more often than Lehigh and Lafayette. With the 150th edition of “The Rivalry” slated for next weekend at Yankee Stadium, we speak with the two captains from the 1964 season who shared some surprising stories from the 100th game.
LSU’s mascot is a real tiger named Mike VI. He is supposed to get into a cage to come to the Tigers’ home football games, but Mike hasn’t felt like it lately. Jonathan Martin of the New York Times joins us to explain.
Georgia running back Todd Gurley and Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston are under investigation after an autograph-authentication business certified their signatures on thousands of items. But, as Michael Weinreb tells Bill Littlefield, it’s the image of the NCAA that’s taking the biggest hit from the scandal.
Mississippi State started the season outside the AP Top 25 poll. Six wins later, the Bulldogs are ranked No. 1 in the country. How did it happen? The Clarion-Ledger’s Michael Bonner joins Bill Littlefield.