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In the news
February 1st, 2014

Northwestern Football Tries To Unionize

In a move that “threatens to change the entire model of college sports as we know it,” members of Northwestern University’s football team are trying to form a union. Sports on Earth’s Patrick Hruby joins Bill to explain what it all means.

Feature
December 28th, 2013

Team IMPACT Helps Kids Find Joy During Illness

Team IMPACT pairs college sports teams and children with life-threatening and chronic illnesses. Karen Given talks with families and athletes benefiting from this new program.

Interview
December 14th, 2013

College Bowl Gifts: Hair Dryers, Recliners, PlayStation 4s

The debate over paying college football players is far from settled, but NCAA rules allow hosts of college bowl games to provide players with gifts. This year some athletes will receive PlayStation 4s, high-tech recliners, and hair dryers. David Broughton of Sports Business Journal joins us.

Featured Book
November 2nd, 2013

‘The Sons Of Westwood’ Revisits UCLA’s Basketball Dynasty

In ‘The Sons of Westwood,’ John Wooden, UCLA, and the Dynasty that changed College Basketball,’ John Matthew Smith presents a complex portrait of the iconic coach. Smith joined Bill Littlefield to discuss his book.

Interview
November 2nd, 2013

Forde Breaks Down College Hoops’ Top Teams

The NCAA basketball season has tipped off. Pat Forde joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the upcoming season.

In the news
October 26th, 2013

Dan Wetzel Analyzes Miami’s NCAA Sanctions

On Tuesday, the NCAA announced its sanctions for Miami for its involvement in the Nevin Shapiro scandal. Dan Wetzel of Yahoo Sports joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the situation.

Feature
October 5th, 2013

Team IMPACT Helps Kids Find Joy During Illness

Team IMPACT pairs college sports teams and children with life-threatening and chronic illnesses. Karen Given talks with teams and athletes benefiting from this new program.

September 21st, 2013

An Excerpt From 'The System'

An excerpt from “The System: The Glory and Scandal of Big-Time College Football” by Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian.

Featured Book
September 21st, 2013

‘The System’ Looks At Money’s Influence On NCAA Football

In elite college football programs, the financial stakes are often higher than the stakes on the field. In their new book ‘The System,’ Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian go behind the scenes to find out how money influences the sport. The authors join Bill Littlefield.

Featured Books
September 7th, 2013

‘Fourth And Long’ Explores The Heart Of Football

College sports have become a stepping stone to a professional career. Author John U. Bacon joins Bill Littlefield to explain what there is to lose with the increased commercialization and professionalization of NCAA football.

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