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November 21st, 2015

With Shot Clock Shortened, Will Slower Offenses Struggle?

Under head coach Joe Scott, Denver’s men’s basketball team has played at one of the slowest paces in the country — last year they held onto the ball before shooting longer than all but two teams in Division I. How will the NCAA’s decision to reduce the shot clock affect the Pioneers? Scott joins Bill Littlefield.

November 7th, 2015

Unlimited Snacks: Recruiting Tool, NCAA Gimmick, Or The Right Move?

What does a turkey sandwich have to do with NCAA recruiting and the future of college sports? Only A Game’s Martin Kessler visits a new “fuel zone” at Ohio State to find out.

October 24th, 2015

In Wake Of Louisville Scandal, Should NCAA Change Recruiting Rules?

Women were reportedly paid by a former Louisville men’s basketball graduate assistant to strip and have sex with recruits at parties on campus. Does the scandal suggest that NCAA recruiting rules should be reformed? Bill Littlefield is joined by Yahoo Sports columnist Pat Forde.

3 Stories You Should Know
October 10th, 2015

Broadcasting History, Louisville’s Scandal And CC Sabathia

Patrick Hruby of Vice Sports and the Washington Post’s Cindy Boren join Bill Littlefield to discuss broadcaster Jessica Mendoza’s historic night, allegations against the Louisville men’s basketball program and CC Sabathia’s decision to enter rehab.

3 Stories You Should Know
October 3rd, 2015

SMU’s Brown Suspended, MLB’s First Female Coach And New Olympic Sports?

What should we make of Larry Brown’s suspension? How much should we celebrate the hiring of a female coach in MLB? And should more sports be added to the Summer Olympics? George Vecsey and Shira Springer join Bill Littlefield for this week’s “3 Stories You Should Know.”

In Depth
October 3rd, 2015

Did The NCAA Win Or Lose The O’Bannon Case Appeal?

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals may have ruled that colleges aren’t required to pay athletes for the use of their likenesses, but it also decided that the NCAA is in violation of federal antitrust laws. What does this mean for the future of the NCAA? SI’s Michael McCann joins Bill Littlefield.

June 6th, 2015

Why Coach K Kept Hanging Up On Shane Battier

In real life, coaches inspire their players in all sorts of ways. Shane Battier spent 13 seasons as an NBA player, but the motivational moment he’ll always remember began with a very — very — short phone call when he was in college. Only A Game’s Doug Tribou explains.

April 25th, 2015

With Falling Numbers, Black College Basketball Coaches Form New Group

A new report finds the number of black coaches in men’s college basketball has dropped three percentage points in the last decade. Merritt Norvell, the executive director of the National Association for Coaching Equity and Development, joins Bill Littlefield to explain what his group is doing to reverse that trend.

April 4th, 2015

Notre Dame’s Muffet McGraw On Final Four, Airport Triathlons And Spiders

Notre Dame women’s basketball coach Muffet McGraw has led the Fighting Irish back to the Final Four for the fifth straight year. McGraw joins Bill Littlefield to explain how her team stays fit in airport terminals, why the Fighting Irish have overachieved this season and her team’s response to Indiana’s “religious freedom” law.

In Depth
April 4th, 2015

Duke’s Tyus Jones: From WNBA Practice Team To The Final Four

Before he became a star at Duke, Tyus Jones practiced against WNBA stars as a member of the Minnesota Lynx’ scout team. Sports Illustrated’s Andrew Lawrence explains how facing elite female players prepared Jones for the brightest spotlight in college basketball.

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