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September 21st, 2013

‘The System’ Looks At Money’s Influence On NCAA Football

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.

In Depth
September 7th, 2013

After 121-Year Blackout, Night Football Returns To Mansfield University

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.

Featured Books
September 7th, 2013

‘Fourth And Long’ Explores The Heart Of Football

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.

September 6th, 2013

An Excerpt From ‘Fourth And Long’

An excerpt from “Fourth and Long: The Fight for the Soul of College Football” by John U. Bacon.

Featured Book
August 24th, 2013

‘Rising Tide’ Explores Namath’s Ups And Downs At Alabama

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.

In Depth
August 24th, 2013

Ohio State Eyes Return To Top

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.

In Depth
August 17th, 2013

Recruiting: College Football’s Hidden Cost

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.

In The News
August 3rd, 2013

ESPN’s Wright Thompson On Johnny Manziel A.K.A. ‘Johnny Football’

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.

In The News
August 3rd, 2013
By Mike Foley

Goodell, Meyer Talk Safety With Football Moms

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.

Commentary
July 24th, 2013

Lessons Children Can Learn

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.

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