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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
College football’s champion will be determined this Monday when No. 1 Florida State plays No. 2 Auburn. Can the underdogs from Auburn stop one of the most dominant teams in college football history? Yahoo! Sports national columnist Dan Wetzel says there’s a chance.
The debate over paying college football players is far from settled, but NCAA rules allow hosts of college bowl games to provide players with gifts. This year some athletes will receive PlayStation 4s, high-tech recliners, and hair dryers. David Broughton of Sports Business Journal joins us.
A new era in college football is on the horizon with the coming of the College Football Playoff. But we’ve got one more go round before we can bid farewell to the Bowl Championship Series. Sports On Earth’s Michael Weinreb helps us make sense of bowl season.
Alabama head coach Nick Saban is the highest paid coach in college football. But his wife, Terry, thinks her husband’s efforts are underappreciated. Bill Littlefield speaks with the Wall Street Journal’s Sharon Terlep about Tuscaloosa’s power couple.