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November 15th, 2014

West Point’s Max Lenox: Point Guard, Captain, Adopted Son

Max Lenox didn’t take the expected path to becoming captain of Army’s basketball team. Bill speaks with Sports Illustrated’s S.L. Price, who profiled the point guard for this week’s magazine, and to the two men who adopted Lenox.

In The News
October 25th, 2014

Report Implicates UNC Personnel In Grade-Boosting Scheme

A new report finds evidence that between 1993 and 2011, approximately 3100 students — nearly half of them athletes — took “paper classes” (one paper, no classes) at the University of North Carolina. Investigative reporter Dan Kane from the News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C. joins Bill Littlefield.

Only A Blog
August 14th, 2014
By Martin Kessler

The O’Bannon Decision: What Does It Mean For Athletes And The NCAA?

The NCAA can no longer prohibit schools from compensating men’s basketball and football players. But will players be paid fairly? And does the ruling mean the end for schools with smaller athletic budgets? We round up some of the pros and cons.

Interview
May 24th, 2014

A Conversation With Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski

What would he say if the Cleveland Cavaliers asked for advice on who take with the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft? Hall of Fame Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski joins Bill Littlefield to answer that question and to discuss hip replacements, Olympic basketball and NBA prospect Jabari Parker.

In Depth
April 12th, 2014

UConn Wins Dual Championships … Again

Why win just one national title when you can have two? The UConn men’s and women’s basketball teams both took home NCAA basketball championships this week. Bill Littlefield chats with Paul Myerberg and John Altavilla about the achievement.

In the news
April 5th, 2014

March Sadness: NCAA Confiscates Kitty Cat Mug

Cat mugs may be cute, but that’s not an excuse for the NCAA. Jason Gay of the Wall Street Journal decided to disregard NCAA policy while reporting on the NCAA men’s basketball tournament and had his kitty cup confiscated. He joined Bill to discuss this catastrophe.

Commentary
April 5th, 2014
By Dr. Evelyn Dean-Olmsted

The Anthropology Of Basketball Fandom

Dr. Evelyn Dean-Olmsted, an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras reflects on the game that helped her to realize that she loved basketball.

In Depth
April 5th, 2014

Pat Forde: The NCAA’s Phenomenal Freshmen

We’ve talked a lot about NBA teams tanking to increase their chances of snagging one of the phenomenal freshmen in the NCAA. Yahoo!’s Pat Forde joins Bill Littlefield to discuss this year’s top freshman players.

Interview
March 29th, 2014

Larry Brown On NCAA Disappointment, Amateurism And Analytics

Larry Brown has won a championship in the NBA and the NCAA. Now his SMU Mustangs are in the NIT. The Hall of Famer joins Bill Littlefield.

Commentary
March 26th, 2014

March Madness, Money Madness

Brackets have busted everywhere, but Bill Littlefield suggests the true madness of March isn’t related to wins and losses on the court.

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