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.
The University of Nebraska’s Center for Brain Biology and Behavior will join with the school’s football team to try to detect concussions faster. Bill Littlefield wonders if the promising partnership will be fruitful.
Since 2008, the Boise State football program has hosted Japanese coaches and players from Hosei University’s football team. Boise has even given Hosei University permission to install a blue football field. Only A Game’s Scott Graf has the story.
The NCAA’s investigation of the University of Miami has come under scrutiny, leading to the firing of Vice President of Enforcement Julie Roe Lach. Yahoo! Sports’ Pat Forde joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the situation.