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March 11th, 2015

Have Sports Become ‘Too Big To Fail’?

The NFL has been plagued by scandal. Two of college basketball’s elite programs have been in the news for all the wrong reasons. But fans continue to watch. Bill Littlefield wonders if sports have become “too big to fail.”

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March 4th, 2015

Greater Than Championships: Ending Culture Of Silence In Sexual Assault Cases

Duke’s men’s basketball team is preparing for another trip to the NCAA tournament, but Bill Littlefield says there should be bigger priorities for the team and coach Mike Krzyzewski after news of sexual assault allegations against a former player.

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February 25th, 2015

Nine Years Later, Revisiting Duquesne Men’s Basketball Shooting

On Sept. 17, 2006, five members of the Duquesne University men’s basketball team were shot after leaving a dance on the Duquesne campus in Pittsburgh. A recent shooting provoked Bill Littlefield to revisit those circumstances.

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February 18th, 2015

Welcome Back, A-Rod. We Missed You.

After serving a 162-game suspension, Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez is returning to Major League Baseball. While most of the media go crazy over A-Rod’s recent handwritten apology, Only A Game’s Karen Given instead explains why she’s grateful to have the former star back in the spotlight.

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February 14th, 2015

Littlefield On Gay Athletes: ‘One Day These Stories Will Seem Quaint’

A story about a swimmer at Villanova who came out to his teammates has given Bill Littlefield hope for the future.

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February 11th, 2015

The Sports Fan’s February Lament

“For sports, as for a lot of things, this February…is a tough month,” Bill Littlefield writes.

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February 4th, 2015

A ‘Tough Year’ For Roger Goodell?

The nation’s most popular game ended with history’s most popular television production on Sunday. But Bill Littlefield is still thinking about something the NFL’s commissioner said before the Super Bowl began.

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January 21st, 2015

‘Deflate-Gate’ Scandal Has An Air Of Opportunity

The NFL has determined 11 of the 12 footballs used by the New England Patriots during their AFC Championship victory were underinflated, ESPN reports. Only A Game’s Doug Tribou looks at the “lighter” side of the controversy.

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January 14th, 2015

Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction At Machine Gun America

Machine Gun America is a real place in South Florida: a place where anyone over the age of 13 can shoot machine guns at targets resembling zombies, gangsters or Osama Bin Laden.

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January 7th, 2015

NFL Playoff Referees Should Have Our Sympathy, Not Scorn

In a playoff game between the Lions and Cowboys, officials reversed a pass-interference penalty. The refs may have sent the Lions home early, but as Bill Littlefield knows from personal experience, they aren’t the only officials who’ve ever erred.

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