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Saturday, November 27, 2010

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The news from the Cam Newton investigation has been quiet this week.  Bill Littlefield turns to Dan Wetzel of Yahoo! Sports for the latest on that and other NCAA football developments.

When this college football season began, UNC football was ranked in the top 20 and were picked by some to play in a BCS bowl game.  But, allegations of agent payoffs and academic fraud led to the suspension of more than a dozen players, seven of whom missed the entire season.  North Carolina Public Radio’s Dave DeWitt has the story.

Brad Childress became Minnesota’s fall guy this week when he lost his job coaching the Vikings.  CBS Sports national columnist Gregg Doyel chats with Bill about that and other NFL news.
In this country, black and Latino children are three times more likely to die from drowning as white children.  When Cullen Jones was five years old, he narrowly avoiding become part of that statistic.  Today, he’s an Olympic gold medalist in swimming, and he travels the country encouraging minority kids to learn how to swim.  Only A Game’s Karen Given joined Jones at a recent stop in New York City.

Bill Littlefield sifts through some recent listener letters.

Bill and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss:  impending NBA and NFL lockouts, patriotic NCAA violations, and Kobe Bryant’s unlikely mentor.

Politics?  Technology?  Romance?  According a new book, every fundamental shift in human experience can be explained through the game of ping pong.  Roger Bennett and Eli Horowitz join Bill to discuss, Everything You Know is Pong.

This program aired on November 27, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.

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