Players and coaches aren’t the only ones hoping to advance through the NCAA tournament. Referees also advance round by round and they have their eyes on the Final Four. Bill Littlefield has the story.
CBS Sports’ Matt Norlander asked dozens of college basketball coaches to estimate how many teams have a father on their roster. Most said over 75 percent. Norlander joins Bill Littlefield to discuss this “overlooked and under-discussed fact of life for so many college athletes.”
The No. 1 Kentucky Wildcats are undefeated after 30 games. While the Wildcats have traditionally relied on their freshmen, this year’s team featured talented sophomores, too. Pat Forde of Yahoo Sports joins Bill Littlefield to explain how coach John Calipari has changed college basketball recruiting.
Should players be able to jump directly from high school to the NBA? It’s been 10 years since that was allowed and the issue will be a key part of the NBA’s next contract negotiation, which could begin in 2017. Nathan Hatch, president of Wake Forest University and former chair of the NCAA Division I Board of Directors, weighs in.
Duke’s men’s basketball team is preparing for another trip to the NCAA tournament, but Bill Littlefield says there should be bigger priorities for the team and coach Mike Krzyzewski after news of sexual assault allegations against a former player.
NBA star LeBron James is asking colleges to stop making offers to his 10-year-old son. Dr. Dan Gould, director of the Institute for the Study of Youth Sports at Michigan State University, weighs in on recruiting young kids.
Kansas State fans stormed the court after their basketball team upset Kansas on Monday. Bill Littlefield spoke with Sports On Earth’s Will Leitch, who says it’s time for that tradition to end.
On Sept. 17, 2006, five members of the Duquesne University men’s basketball team were shot after leaving a dance on the Duquesne campus in Pittsburgh. A recent shooting provoked Bill Littlefield to revisit those circumstances.
Author Bob Katz chronicles the life of referee Ed Hightower in his new book “The Whistleblower.” Katz joins Bill Littlefield to share what he learned from the project.
How is former college basketball coach George Raveling linked with Martin Luther King Jr.’s most famous speech and a document worth millions of dollars? Sports Illustrated’s Seth Davis joins Doug Tribou to explain.