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November 8th, 2014

For Five Decades, Jim Boeheim Has Been ‘Bleeding Orange’

Jim Boeheim, head coach at Syracuse since 1976, is the longest-tenured active coach in men’s college basketball. He joins Bill Littlefield to discuss his new book: “Bleeding Orange.”

In Depth
November 8th, 2014

Frank Kaminsky: College Basketball’s ‘Unlikeliest Star’

After leading Wisconsin to the Final Four last season, Frank Kaminsky could have been a first-round NBA draft pick. But, deciding that the NBA can be “flat-out boring,” Kaminsky returned for his senior season. ESPN The Magazine’s Pablo Torre explains.

In The News
November 1st, 2014

Stolen Rings Returned, But Mystery Remains For Siena College Trainer

When Siena College athletic trainer Greg Dashnaw’s NIT and NCAA tournament rings were stolen in 1991, he figured he would never see them again. After 23 years, the first one showed up and the second one followed. Dashnaw joins us to tell the story.

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.

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.

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