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In The News
March 21st, 2015

Jim Boeheim And The Syracuse Investigation

At a press conference Thursday, Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim announced he was appealing NCAA sanctions for academic misconduct, illegal booster activity and failure to follow drug testing policy. Sports Illustrated’s Pete Thamel updates Bill Littlefield on the situation.

Feature
March 21st, 2015

At NCAA Tournament, Refs Also Compete To Reach Final Four

Players and coaches aren’t the only ones hoping to advance through the NCAA tournament. Referees also advance round by round and they have their eyes on the Final Four. Bill Littlefield has the story.

In Depth
March 7th, 2015

One-And-Done: Making A ‘Mockery’ Of College Education?

Should players be able to jump directly from high school to the NBA? It’s been 10 years since that was allowed and the issue will be a key part of the NBA’s next contract negotiation, which could begin in 2017. Nathan Hatch, president of Wake Forest University and former chair of the NCAA Division I Board of Directors, weighs in.

In The News
February 28th, 2015

The Dangers Of The ‘Perfect’ Court Storm

Kansas State fans stormed the court after their basketball team upset Kansas on Monday. Bill Littlefield spoke with Sports On Earth’s Will Leitch, who says it’s time for that tradition to end.

Feature
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
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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.

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