Back in 1970, the NCAA basketball tournament wasn’t even called the “Big Dance.” There were only 25 teams in the tourney and South Carolina wasn’t one of them, although everyone expected them to be. With help from former Gamecock Bobby Cremins, Only A Game’s Alex Ashlock relives the heartbreaking end of the Gamecocks’ season.
Kentucky fans are pinning their March Madness hopes on the women’s basketball team, making its fourth-straight appearance in the NCAA tournament. Head coach Matthew Mitchell tells Bill Littlefield how the Wildcats are preparing.
The University of Kentucky, last year’s NCAA champion, would have been considered a favorite for the NIT crown. But they lost in the first round to allegedly-lowly Robert Morris University. Pat Forde of Yahoo! Sports joins Bill Littlefield.
As the NCAA tournament gets under way, Bill Littlefield wonders when athletes will see their share of the millions of dollars changing hands.
For the first time in 11 years, the Rutgers women’s basketball will likely not play in the NCAA tournament. Head Coach C. Vivian Stringer joins Bill Littlefield to reflect on the season and to discuss her 900th career win.
Following Notre Dame’s victory over UConn in the Big East tournament, expectations are high for star Skylar Diggins and the No. 2 women’s basketball team heading into the NCAA tournament.
With the Big East breaking up, 2013 is the final year of the tournament as we’ve known it. Jim O’Grady went to Madison Square Garden to talk to fans about the changes.
This week, Gonzaga became the fifth team to top the national polls this college basketball season. But unlike the other four teams — Indiana, Duke, Michigan, and Louisville — the Zags have never topped the rankings before. Bill Littlefield speaks with Jim Meehan of the Spokane Spokesman-Review.
In his recent book ‘Cheating the Spread,’ author Albert Figone has collected chronicles of fixes, point-shaving scandals, and various other sketchy endeavors occurring at schools large and small, most of them over the past 70 years. Bill Littlefield speaks with the author.
This week the NCAA announced that the investigation into the University of Miami’s athletics program has been put on hold because the NCAA’s own enforcement staff had improperly obtained information. Yahoo! Sports national columnist and OAG regular Dan Wetzel has a plan to solve this and many other NCAA controversies. He shares the details with Bill Littlefield.