90.9 WBUR - Boston's NPR news station
Top Stories:
PLEDGE NOW

college football

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.

Interview
January 4th, 2014

Dan Wetzel Previews The BCS National Championship

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.

Interview
December 14th, 2013

College Bowl Gifts: Hair Dryers, Recliners, PlayStation 4s

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.

In The News
December 14th, 2013

Previewing College Football’s Bowl Season

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.

In The News
November 30th, 2013

Alabama’s Nick And Terry Saban: The Power Couple Of College Football

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.

Find past shows by date
Most Popular