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November 23rd, 2013

Grambling Tigers Struggling To Survive

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.

In the news
November 23rd, 2013

Interim Coach Ed Orgeron Riding High At USC

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.

November 22nd, 2013

Why Is No. 99 Dancing?

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.

In the news
October 26th, 2013

Dan Wetzel Analyzes Miami’s NCAA Sanctions

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.

September 25th, 2013

College Football Romps

College football season is in full swing. Bill Littlefield has been wondering if some teams wish it was otherwise.

September 21st, 2013

An Excerpt From 'The System'

An excerpt from “The System: The Glory and Scandal of Big-Time College Football” by Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian.

Featured Book
September 21st, 2013

‘The System’ Looks At Money’s Influence On NCAA Football

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.

In Depth
September 7th, 2013

After 121-Year Blackout, Night Football Returns To Mansfield University

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.

Featured Books
September 7th, 2013

‘Fourth And Long’ Explores The Heart Of Football

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.

September 6th, 2013

An Excerpt From ‘Fourth And Long’

An excerpt from “Fourth and Long: The Fight for the Soul of College Football” by John U. Bacon.

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