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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.