In his recent book ‘Cheating the Spread,’ author Albert Figone has collected chronicles of fixes, point-shaving scandals, and various other sketchy endeavors occurring at schools large and small, most of them over the past 70 years. Bill Littlefield speaks with the author.
This week the NCAA announced that the investigation into the University of Miami’s athletics program has been put on hold because the NCAA’s own enforcement staff had improperly obtained information. Yahoo! Sports national columnist and OAG regular Dan Wetzel has a plan to solve this and many other NCAA controversies. He shares the details with Bill Littlefield.
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett is suing the NCAA over the sanctions it imposed on Penn State in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sexual assault case. Vermont Law School Professor and Sports Illustrated legal analyst Michael McCann joins Bill to discuss the lawsuit’s merit.
From time to time, especially during college football bowl season, Bill Littlefield is inspired to opine in verse. This is one of those times.
Critics of the Bowl Championship Series say Northern Illinois doesn’t deserve to play Florida State in the Orange Bowl on New Year’s Day. But after a 12-1 season, the Huskies says they’ve earned it. Bill Littlefield explores the debate with Jeff Arnold of the Northwest Herald in Crystal Lake, Illinois.
When Boston College men’s hockey coach Jerry York tied the all-time record for career victories, he wasn’t thinking about the mark. He was thinking about the rest of the season. As Only A Game’s Doug Tribou reports, four decades into his career, York keeps getting better.
Charlie Pierce joins Bill this week to discuss this week’s sports news including MLB Hall of Fame options, NCAA conference changes, and broken streaks.
On a recent trip to Indianapolis, Bill Littlefield spotted a sculpture honoring John Wooden. The legendary basketball coach is surrounded by players. Who are they? For reasons that will become obvious when you see Bill’s photos, it’s impossible to tell.
Recruiting violations have cast a shadow over the Baylor women’s basketball team and their historic 40-0 season. Bill Littlefield weighs in with his thoughts.
Kentucky and Louisville represent one of the most bitter rivalries in college sports. They play at 6 o’clock on Saturday. The late game doesn’t feature a rivalry, but instead two traditional powerhouses of college basketball – Kansas and Ohio State. Only A Game’s Doug Tribou previews the two match-ups.