May 21st, 2016

3 Stories: Zero Latino Managers, NCAA Concussion Lawsuits, David Ortiz

What questions does the firing of former Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez raise about MLB’s diversity problem? Is college football more vulnerable than the NFL to concussion lawsuits? Should fans beg David Ortiz not to retire? Mina Kimes of ESPN The Magazine and Will Leitch of Sports on Earth join Bill Littlefield.

May 7th, 2016

3 Stories You Should Know: A&M Rant, NFL PR, Athlete Endorsements

What should be made of a Texas A&M coach’s recent Twitter rant? Can lobbyists really help the NFL? And should anyone pay attention to presidential endorsements made by athletes? Nancy Armour and Patrick Hruby join Bill Littlefield.

April 9th, 2016

3 Stories You Should Know: Villanova Wins, Tennis Ball Controversy, Race In Baseball

Did we just witness the five most exciting seconds in March Madness history? Did you know men and women play with different tennis balls? And is baseball too white?

April 2nd, 2016

3 Stories You Should Know: Lakers Scandal, NCAA Transfers, USWNT Wages

What does the D’Angelo Russell-Nick Young saga say about the social media era? Does the NCAA need to change its transfer rules? And, does the USWNT have a proper case against the U.S. Soccer Federation for wage discrimination? Michael Lee and Patrick Hruby join Bill for 3 Stories You Should Know.

April 1st, 2016

Final Four Fun Facts: Breaking Down This Year’s Schools

At long last, the Final Four is upon us. Syracuse, Villanova, Oklahoma and UNC will play for the championship this weekend in Houston. Here’s everything you need to know about the schools whose teams will take the floor.

March 26th, 2016

No More Pie: Navy Linemen Must Shed Weight To Graduate

Offensive linemen have to be big. Some college linemen weigh more than 300 pounds. But what happens after their final game? Many players keep the extra pounds — and the associated health risks. But at the Naval Academy in Maryland, linemen have to shed that weight — fast — in order to pass a required physical readiness test.

March 19th, 2016

‘Indentured’ Shines Light On The NCAA And Its Student-Athletes

Joe Nocera has spent the past four years collecting stories about the NCAA and how it treats its players for his new book, “Indentured.” Nocera joins Bill Littlefield to talk about the book.

March 17th, 2016

The NCAA Tournament’s Most Valuable Mascots

The NCAA Tournament is here, which means it’s time for 68 teams, and their mascots, to get their chance to shine on the sport’s biggest stage. Here’s a look at some of the oddest mascots in this year’s field — no generic Huskies or Bulldogs to be found!

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March 12th, 2016

Andy Bottoms And The Life Of A Bracketologist

Andy Bottoms has a talent for predicting which teams will make it into college basketball’s NCAA Tournament and where they’ll be seeded. He shares some of his methods with Bill Littlefield.

March 12th, 2016

International Chess, A Family Pub And The History Of Brackets

While college basketball fans prepare to fill out their March Madness brackets, Bill Littlefield plots the little-known history of the bracket from an 1851 chess tournament to a Long Island restaurant in the 1970s.

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