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Interview
April 25th, 2015

With Falling Numbers, Black College Basketball Coaches Form New Group

A new report finds the number of black coaches in men’s college basketball has dropped three percentage points in the last decade. Merritt Norvell, the executive director of the National Association for Coaching Equity and Development, joins Bill Littlefield to explain what his group is doing to reverse that trend.

In Depth
April 4th, 2015

Duke’s Tyus Jones: From WNBA Practice Team To The Final Four

Before he became a star at Duke, Tyus Jones practiced against WNBA stars as a member of the Minnesota Lynx’ scout team. Sports Illustrated’s Andrew Lawrence explains how facing elite female players prepared Jones for the brightest spotlight in college basketball.

Only A Blog
April 1st, 2015
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Sports Fans Celebrate In Strange Ways

Bagel-throwing Michigan State basketball fans join the list of sports fans who celebrate in unconventional ways.

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.

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