Former basketball player Mark Titus received notoriety for his witty blog — and book — about warming the Ohio State bench. But during a recent Reddit AMA, Titus revealed something he didn’t expect to talk about — his struggle with depression.
Today, the jump shot is one of basketball’s fundamental moves. But it didn’t exist in the early days of basketball history. Where did it come from? And who invented it? Only A Game’s Karen Given’s investigation begins 84 years ago on a farm in Wyoming.
On Monday night, Alabama became college football’s champion. Crimson Tide fans can thank quarterback Jake Coker — who transferred to Alabama in 2014 after getting a degree from Florida State. Bill Littlefield explores the growing tend of quarterbacks graduating early to switch schools.
What would happen to football if a blood test could determine brain damage? Should other leagues adopt the NFL’s Rooney Rule? And would anyone be sad if they were told to stop doing sit-ups? Patrick Hruby of Vice Sports and The Wall Street Journal’s Rachel Bachman join Bill Littlefield.
How old should athletes be before college recruiters come calling? Kirsten Kimel, head coach of women’s lacrosse at Duke, joined Bill Littlefield to discuss the need for NCAA recruiting reforms.
Bill Littlefield is joined by USA Today’s Nancy Armour and Vice Sports’ Patrick Hruby to discuss whether or not kids should play football. Also, why do some college football coaches make over $1 million while their schools claim to be too poor to pay the full cost of attendance for their athletes? Plus, how the USWNT stood up against dangerous — and unfair — playing conditions.
An avid swimmer since childhood, Jay Pulitano was the first openly transgender swimmer in the NCAA. Pulitano talked with Only A Game’s Zoë Sobel about how he found a supportive home in collegiate swimming.
Under head coach Joe Scott, Denver’s men’s basketball team has played at one of the slowest paces in the country — last year they held onto the ball before shooting longer than all but two teams in Division I. How will the NCAA’s decision to reduce the shot clock affect the Pioneers? Scott joins Bill Littlefield.
Come March, sports fans around the country will crowd around TVs to catch the three-week pandemonium that is March Madness. But how can the NCAA get people more interested in college basketball games occurring at the beginning of the season? Bill Littlefield speaks with the Wall Street Journal’s Ben Cohen about the latest attempt to make college hoops more exciting.
The University of Missouri’s football team joined the protests that forced the university president and chancellor to resign. Bill Littlefield investigates the likelihood that this activism will inspire others college athletes around the nation to use their position for good.