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.
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.
Should pre-teens competing at the Little League World Series be paid? Yahoo! Sports’ National Columnist Dan Wetzel thinks so.
The University of Georgia spent $600,000 on recruiting high school prospects this past year. Where exactly is that money going? Doug Tribou speaks with ESPN.com’s David Ching to find out.
Allegations that Johnny Manziel sold his autograph could hurt Texas A&M’s chances on the field in the team’s opener later this month. But autograph seekers across the country are already feeling the impact. Yahoo! Sports’ columnist Pat Forde joins Doug Tribou to explain.
Former college basketball standout Ed O’Bannon’s suit against the NCAA has taken another pivotal step. Rachel Bachman of the Wall Street Journal has been following the story and joins Bill Littlefield to discuss where the case is headed.
Louisville wasn’t the only team to win an NCAA championship in Atlanta’s Philips Arena last month. For the first time in NCAA history, the Division II and III championships were played in the same location as the D-I title game. But should this be a permanent change?
The Wall Street Journal’s Rachel Bachman joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the end of former Michigan basketball standout Chris Webber’s 10-year ban and a lawsuit facing the NCAA that could have serious implications.
With Tuesday’s decisive victory over Louisville, UConn women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma earned his eighth national championship, equalling Pat Summitt’s mark at Tennessee. The Hartford Courant’s John Altavilla joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the accomplishment and the future of the UConn program.