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.
On Wednesday, high school football players across the country signed on to play at college football programs across the country. But one player was unable to do so. Bill Littlefield comments on the story of Alex Collins.
In his recent book ‘Cheating the Spread,’ author Albert Figone has collected chronicles of fixes, point-shaving scandals, and various other sketchy endeavors occurring at schools large and small, most of them over the past 70 years. Bill Littlefield speaks with the author.
This week it was revealed that Notre Dame star and Heisman runner up Manti T’eo had spent the season publicly mourning the death of his girlfriend…who never existed. Bill Littlefield and Sports Illustrated’s Michael Rosenberg try to make sense of the bizarre hoax.
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett is suing the NCAA over the sanctions it imposed on Penn State in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sexual assault case. Vermont Law School Professor and Sports Illustrated legal analyst Michael McCann joins Bill to discuss the lawsuit’s merit.
As Notre Dame and Alabama prepare to meet in the BCS National Championship Game, Only A Game’s Anne Marshall introduces us to a group of Indiana nuns who say the Irish have a heavenly supporter.
Heading into Monday’s BCS National Championship game, determining how many titles Notre Dame and Alabama already have is more complicated than you might think. Jon Solomon of the Birmingham News helps explain the math.