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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.

Commentary
July 6th, 2013

New Project Attempts To Tackle Concussions

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.

In Depth
April 13th, 2013
By Scott Graf

Boise State Leaves Its (Blue) Mark On Hosei U

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.

In The News
February 23rd, 2013

Mayhem In Miami: NCAA Investigation Update

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.

Commentary
February 9th, 2013

A National Signing Day Twist

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 Depth
January 26th, 2013

‘Cheating The Spread’: Scandals In College Sports

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.

Interview
January 19th, 2013

Manti Te’o And The Girlfriend Who Never Was

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.

In Depth
January 5th, 2013

Analysis: Pennsylvania v. The NCAA

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.

Feature
January 5th, 2013
By Anne Marshall

Indiana Nuns Pray For Notre Dame Championship

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.

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