The Grambling State football program achieved national fame under head coach Eddie Robinson, who retired in 1997. This year the program has hit an all-time low with two coaching changes, funding struggles and a player boycott. Keith O’Brien reports on the Tigers’ problems and the efforts to fix them.
When USC’s interim head coach Ed Orgeron took over, his team was 3-2. Then the Trojans went on a 5-1 run. Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times joins Bill to discuss who will be USC’s next head coach.
Zach Hodges overcame the deaths of his parents to make it to Harvard. The next stop for the philosophy major and defensive end might be the NFL. Only A Game’s Martin Kessler has our story.
On Tuesday, the NCAA announced its sanctions for Miami for its involvement in the Nevin Shapiro scandal. Dan Wetzel of Yahoo Sports joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the situation.
College football season is in full swing. Bill Littlefield has been wondering if some teams wish it was otherwise.
An excerpt from “The System: The Glory and Scandal of Big-Time College Football” by Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian.
In elite college football programs, the financial stakes are often higher than the stakes on the field. In their new book ‘The System,’ Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian go behind the scenes to find out how money influences the sport. The authors join Bill Littlefield.
You thought the 34-minute Super Bowl blackout lasted a long time? How about the 121-year blackout for Mansfield University’s football team? Mansfield Director of Athletic Operations Steve McCloskey joins Bill Littlefield to explain.
College sports have become a stepping stone to a professional career. Author John U. Bacon joins Bill Littlefield to explain what there is to lose with the increased commercialization and professionalization of NCAA football.
An excerpt from “Fourth and Long: The Fight for the Soul of College Football” by John U. Bacon.