In elite college football programs, the financial stakes are often higher than the stakes on the field. In their new book ‘The System,’ Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian go behind the scenes to find out how money influences the sport. The authors join Bill Littlefield.
You thought the 34-minute Super Bowl blackout lasted a long time? How about the 121-year blackout for Mansfield University’s football team? Mansfield Director of Athletic Operations Steve McCloskey joins Bill Littlefield to explain.
College sports have become a stepping stone to a professional career. Author John U. Bacon joins Bill Littlefield to explain what there is to lose with the increased commercialization and professionalization of NCAA football.
An excerpt from “Fourth and Long: The Fight for the Soul of College Football” by John U. Bacon.
In ‘Rising Tide’ Randy Roberts and Ed Krzemienski detail Joe Namath’s lows and highs – from a suspension to a stunning Orange Bowl victory – while playing for Paul “Bear” Bryant at Alabama. The authors join Karen Given.
After a postseason ban kept Ohio State from threatening Alabama for the national title a season ago, the Buckeyes enter the 2013 season with the No. 2 ranking and championship aspirations.
The University of Georgia spent $600,000 on recruiting high school prospects this past year. Where exactly is that money going? Doug Tribou speaks with ESPN.com’s David Ching to find out.
Last year’s Heisman Trophy winner is getting a lot of attention for his actions off the football field. Wright Thompson recently profiled Johnny Manziel / “Johnny Football” for ESPN The Magazine and spoke with Bill.
It wasn’t a typical audience for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Ohio State Head Coach Urban Meyer when they took the stage at a clinic in Columbus, Ohio this week. They were speaking to moms. Reporter Mike Foley has our story.
Bill Littlefield has long been of the opinion that athletes make poor role models. But, recent off-field events involving steroids, robbery and barking at dogs have convinced him that children have much to learn from star athletes.