In 11 seasons as head football coach at South Carolina, Steve Spurrier’s teams compiled an 86-49 record and appeared in nine bowl games. But some of Spurrier’s most memorable moments weren’t related to his successes on the field. Bill Littlefield has the story.
Unlike most sports mascots, the Notre Dame Leprechaun’s face is fully visible. And in the spring of 1999, when Michael Brown was tapped to do the job, there was something about his face that got people talking. He tells us his story, In His Own Words.
Inspired by Bill Belichick’s recent “SnapFace” reference, we decided to take a look back at some of the most memorable press conference moments in sports history.
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals may have ruled that colleges aren’t required to pay athletes for the use of their likenesses, but it also decided that the NCAA is in violation of federal antitrust laws. What does this mean for the future of the NCAA? SI’s Michael McCann joins Bill Littlefield.
Other college football coaches envy his success. His recruits love him. And yet he never seems to be satisfied with his results. Monte Burke’s biography “Saban: The Making of a Coach” examines what drives Nick Saban. Burke joins Bill Littlefield.
“He was always a role model to me,” former UNC quarterback Caleb Pressley says of NCAA president Mark Emmert. A class action lawsuit accused the NCAA of profiting off the likenesses of college athletes, and now Pressley is hoping to make money off a t-shirt featuring a caricature of Emmert himself. Pressley discusses his new clothing line with Bill Littlefield.
When elite college football or basketball teams open their seasons against weaker opponents, money — upwards of $500,000 — changes hands. Chattanooga athletic director David Blackburn joins Bill Littlefield to explain.
Bill and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss: the legacy of NBA Hall of Famer Moses Malone, the next NASCAR Sprint Cup champion, and the best U.S. city for sports spectators.
When is it too early to predict the next Super Bowl champ, Heisman Trophy winner or Cinderella story? Bill Littlefield considers the trend of far-reaching predictions.
Some colleges are pouring more money than ever into their football programs in hopes of getting even larger returns. For some schools, the model has been working. But is it sustainable? Gilbert Gaul, author of “Billion-Dollar Ball,” joins Bill Littlefield.