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 order to fill rosters — and get more tuition dollars — some Division III colleges are recruiting less-than-heralded high school athletes. Bob Cook, who writes about youth sports for Forbes and is the father of one such athlete, joins Bill Littlefield to explain.
Last weekend, NFL legends traveled to Cleveland for the first Pro Football Hall of Fame “Fan Fest.” Organizers say the event is the largest gathering of Hall of Famers aside from enshrinement ceremonies in Canton, Ohio. Only A Game’s Doug Tribou reports.
Changes to the cable industry could mean higher prices for sports fan — and give an even greater competitive advantage to teams from New York and Los Angeles. Sports on Earth’s Will Leitch joins Bill Littlefield to look into the future of sports on television.
On Tuesday, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced that he was banning L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life and fining him $2.5 million for his racist comments that became public over the weekend. Silver is also pushing a vote that could force Sterling to sell the team. Bill Littlefield shares his thoughts on the situation.
After an avalanche left 16 dead, Everest has been all but shut down for the season. Bill Littlefield is joined by Outside magazine’s Grayson Schaffer to discuss the implications of the tragedy on the future of the world’s highest peak.
During their series with Tampa Bay, the Montreal Canadiens unveiled a new pregame video that turns the ice into a 3-D video screen and culimnates in a raging digital inferno. OAG’s Zoë Sobel looks into the production.
Sports fans are notorious for collecting obscure souvenirs of their favorite players. After one momento from last season’s Stanley Cup Playoffs was listed on eBay, Bill Littlefield wonders if fans have finally gone too far.
Ever wonder about those giant championship banners that teams hang from the rafters? OAG’s Karen Given visits a New England company that commands nearly 90 percent of the championship banner market and finds out exactly how they are made.
Ralph Wilson, one of the founding owners of the American Football League, died at the age of 95. Ed Rutkowski, who played for the Buffalo Bills for six seasons in the 1960s, joins Bill Littlefield to help us remember Wilson.