Football coaches are known for closely guarding their playbooks, but Cal offensive coordinator Tony Franklin shares his with dozens of high school coaches around the country. Bill Littlefied has the story of an unusual collaboration.
What should we make of Larry Brown’s suspension? How much should we celebrate the hiring of a female coach in MLB? And should more sports be added to the Summer Olympics? George Vecsey and Shira Springer join Bill Littlefield for this week’s “3 Stories You Should Know.”
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals may have ruled that colleges aren’t required to pay athletes for the use of their likenesses, but it also decided that the NCAA is in violation of federal antitrust laws. What does this mean for the future of the NCAA? SI’s Michael McCann joins Bill Littlefield.
“He was always a role model to me,” former UNC quarterback Caleb Pressley says of NCAA president Mark Emmert. A class action lawsuit accused the NCAA of profiting off the likenesses of college athletes, and now Pressley is hoping to make money off a t-shirt featuring a caricature of Emmert himself. Pressley discusses his new clothing line with Bill Littlefield.
When elite college football or basketball teams open their seasons against weaker opponents, money — upwards of $500,000 — changes hands. Chattanooga athletic director David Blackburn joins Bill Littlefield to explain.
Colleges could soon be bidding on football and men’s basketballs recruits; the MLB All-Star Game received record-low ratings; and (some) SEC football coaches shared their thoughts on the Confederate flag. Patrick Hruby and Pat Forde join Bill Littlefield for this edition of “3 Stories You Should Know.”
The NCAA has been ordered to pay $46 million in fees in the Ed O’Bannon class-action lawsuit. Twenty people, including O’Bannon, sued the NCAA, claiming the organization violated U.S. antitrust laws. Bill Littlefield is among those applauding the decision.
In June of 2014, Brandon Finnegan was pitching in the College World Series. Four months later, he made history by pitching in the MLB World Series. Reporter Greg Echlin got the story from Finnegan and his coaches.
Should NHL players shave their beards because people don’t want to see all that facial hair? How can the colleges and universities help their athletes get an actual education? And why does Sportscenter only devote 2% of its hour-long program to women’s sports? That’s this week’s “3 Stories You Should Know.”
Team IMPACT pairs college sports teams and children with life-threatening and chronic illnesses. Only A Game’s Karen Given talks with teams and athletes benefiting from this program.