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In The News
October 18th, 2014

Autographs And The NCAA’s ‘Own Little Universe’

Georgia running back Todd Gurley and Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston are under investigation after an autograph-authentication business certified their signatures on thousands of items. But, as Michael Weinreb tells Bill Littlefield, it’s the image of the NCAA that’s taking the biggest hit from the scandal.

In The News
October 18th, 2014

Mississippi State Is No. 1 For The First Time Ever

Mississippi State started the season outside the AP Top 25 poll. Six wins later, the Bulldogs are ranked No. 1 in the country. How did it happen? The Clarion-Ledger’s Michael Bonner joins Bill Littlefield.

In Depth
September 27th, 2014

Charlie Strong Enforcing ‘Core Values’ At Texas

First-year Texas Longhorns head coach Charlie Strong has kicked nine players off the football team since March. What’s his plan? Associated Press reporter Jim Vertuno joins Bill Littlefield to explain.

In Depth
August 16th, 2014

No Quarterback, No Problem For Alabama?

Even with an unknown starting quarterback, Alabama enters the 2014 season ranked No. 2 in the country. Some say coach Nick Saban has created a system with an interchangeable quarterback. But will that strategy continue to work for the Crimson Tide?

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.

In The News
August 9th, 2014

NCAA Gives More Power To ‘Big Five’ Conferences

The “Big Five” conferences have been given power to make their own rules on certain issues. What does this mean for efforts to pay players and for NCAA competition? USA Today’s Dan Wolken joins Bill Littlefield to explain.

In The News
August 9th, 2014

Judges Rules Against NCAA In O’Bannon Lawsuit

A federal judge ruled that the NCAA cannot prevent colleges and athletic conferences from compensating men’s basketball and football players for the use of their names, images and likeness.

Only A Blog
August 4th, 2014

An Update On The NCAA’s Concussion Settlement

The concussion lawsuit against the NCAA may be settled soon, with $70 million being provided for “medical monitoring.” Bill Littlefield spoke with Ben Strauss of The New York Times about the settlement and its possible outcomes.

Commentary
July 30th, 2014

New NCAA Concussion Policy Brings Back Common Sense

On Tuesday, the NCAA agreed to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by establishing a $70 million fund designated for the diagnosis of brain trauma in college athletes. The decision shook loose one of Bill Littlefield’s memories from his college days.

Charlie Pierce
June 21st, 2014

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports

Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce was in the courtroom this week as the NCAA defended its amateurism rules. Bill and Charlie discuss the Ed O’Bannon trial and the rest of the week’s sports news.

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