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January 26th, 2013

‘Cheating The Spread’: Scandals In College Sports

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.

November 24th, 2012

Hoosiers, Cardinals, And Wildcats

Indiana, Lousiville, and Kentucky have three of the best basketball programs in the country, all within a 170-mile drive. Reporter Anne Marshall hit the road to figure out if fans’ loyalties have geographic boundaries.

November 24th, 2012

Big Changes In Big Ten, Big East

Maryland and Rutgers are jumping to the Big Ten Conference. What does this mean for college football? Bill speaks with Pat Forde of Yahoo Sports.

June 27th, 2012

UConn Among Hoop Squads Not Making The Grade

Among the teams you will not see in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament next spring are Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, North Carolina-Wilmington, Arkansas-Pine Bluff, six other teams, and the University of Connecticut. Bill Littlefield explains why this never needs to happen again.

April 14th, 2012

Baylor Sanctioned For Recruiting Violations

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.

March 19th, 2011

NCAA March Madness with Pat Forde

Bracket busting can be heartbreaking, but what would March Madness be without a couple of upsets? 13-seed Morehead State was the first giant-killer, taking down 4-seed Louisville. Then 11-seed Gonzanga toppled the Southeast region’s sixth seed, St. John’s. Bill talks with’s Pat Forde about what to expect from the second and third rounds of the tournament.

November 6th, 2010

Saturday, November 6, 2010

The Cowboys have lost five of their first six games and the Rangers just lost the World Series, but it’s still a great time to be a sports fan in Dallas. Karen Given explains why Saturday on Only A Game. Plus, Bill speaks with LPGA great Annika Sorenstam, and Doug Tribou reports on sprint football, a lightweight version of the game without the hulking linemen and bruising linebackers.

August 26th, 2010

Benching Jim Crow

In his new book Benching Jim Crow: The Rise and Fall of the Color Line in Southern College Sports, Professor Charles Martin describes the SEC’s long resistance to recruiting black athletes, and the “gentleman’s agreement” with other schools and conferences that allowed the practice to continue for far longer than it should have. Bill Littlefield shares his thoughts on the book.

April 14th, 2010

A Cozy Record / Final Four Foul-Up

Week in, week out, sports provide some odd moments and we’ve got two more that recently grabbed Bill’s attention. First, when you think about Hideki Matsui do you think about blankets? Also, hometown hope wins out over the facts after the NCAA men’s basketball final.

March 6th, 2010

Saturday, March 6, 2010

This week on Only A Game, we endeavor to answer a most vexing question regarding the sexes: Why aren’t there more sports that pit women against men? Also, the New Jersey Devils rise from hockey purgatory, plus SI’s Peter King on the NFL, and a story of a sports hero who disappeared.

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