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.
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.
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.
Between the men and the women, there are seven — count ‘em, seven — postseason tournaments in Division I basketball. Only A Game’s Gary Waleik wonders if it’s too much of a good thing.
Dawn Staley won three Olympic gold medals and was once named the Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA’s Final Four. But she’s never won a national championship. She’s going for her first title this year as coach of South Carolina. Staley speaks with Only A Game’s Karen Given.
Larry Brown has won a championship in the NBA and the NCAA. Now his SMU Mustangs are in the NIT. The Hall of Famer joins Bill Littlefield.
According to a National Labor Relations Board ruling, Northwestern football players are now legal employees of the university. Ramogi Huma is the president of the union vying to represent those players, and he updates Bill Littlefield on the latest developments.
Brackets have busted everywhere, but Bill Littlefield suggests the true madness of March isn’t related to wins and losses on the court.
Princeton didn’t pull off the upset against Georgetown in 1989, but the game still features prominently in March Madness lore. Sports Illustrated’s Alexander Wolff joins Bill Littlefield to explain why he calls it “the game that saved March Madness.”
The Wichita State men’s basketball team has made headlines this year, going 34-0 and earning a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament. But the women’s program has also had success, reaching the women’s tournament for the second straight year. Shockers coach Jody Adams joins Bill Littlefield to tell the story of her program’s rise.