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In The News
March 22nd, 2014

Attorney Jeffrey Kessler Takes On The NCAA

In the latest lawsuit against the NCAA, sports labor attorney Jeffrey Kessler claims NCAA member universities are acting as a cartel. Sports Illustrated legal expert Michael McCann joins Bill Littlefield to help make sense of the case.

In the news
March 15th, 2014

Mercer Returns To The Big Dance

The Mercer Bears are going to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1985. Head coach Bob Hoffman joined Bill Littlefield to discuss the reaction.

Interview
March 8th, 2014

UNC Hoops Legend Dean Smith Struggles With Dementia

Dean Smith won 879 games and two national titles while coaching the North Carolina men’s basketball team from 1961 to 1997. Now he’s suffering from dementia, a struggle chronicled by Tommy Tomlinson in his piece “Precious Memories.”

Only a blog
March 6th, 2014
By Zoë Sobel

Wichita State: Do They Deserve To Be No. 1?

Wichita State is 31-0. Are they really as good as their record shows? OAG’s Zoë Sobel looks into the Shockers’ postseason prospects.

In the news
February 8th, 2014

Travis Bader Breaks NCAA’s Three-Point Record

Forget the Super Bowl. The most exciting moment in sports last weekend was Oakland’s Travis Bader becoming the NCAA Division I career leader in three-pointers. Bader joined Bill to talk about the accomplishment.

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.

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