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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.

Feature
May 24th, 2014

Who Can Profit Off A College Athlete's Image? Not The Athlete

The NCAA has long held the legal right to use student-athletes’ likenesses for profit. But today, some athletes are fighting to be compensated for their work inside and outside of sports. Harvest Public Media’s Jeremy Bernfeld reports from Kansas.

In The News
April 19th, 2014

Unlimited Food For NCAA Athletes?

After UConn’s Shabazz Napier complained he sometimes went to bed starving, the NCAA’s legislative council approved a plan to provide unlimited meals and snacks to all student-athletes. SI’s Andy Staples joins Bill Littlefield to weigh in on the situation.

In The News
April 19th, 2014

Union Takes Home Hockey Championship

Union College has just over 2,000 students, but last weekend the school’s hockey team beat powerhouse Minnesota to win the national championship. Union head coach Rick Bennett joins Bill Littlefield to explain how his team did it.

In the news
April 5th, 2014

March Sadness: NCAA Confiscates Kitty Cat Mug

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.

Commentary
April 5th, 2014
By Dr. Evelyn Dean-Olmsted

The Anthropology Of Basketball Fandom

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.

In Depth
April 5th, 2014

Pat Forde: The NCAA’s Phenomenal Freshmen

We’ve talked a lot about NBA teams tanking to increase their chances of snagging one of the phenomenal freshmen in the NCAA. Yahoo!’s Pat Forde joins Bill Littlefield to discuss this year’s top freshman players.

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