The UNC Business School Student Who Almost Integrated ACC Basketball
Willie Cooper could have been the first black player on the UNC varsity basketball team. But after one year on UNC's freshman team, Cooper stopped playing. The official story is that basketball got in the way of his studies. Cooper says there's more to it.
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.
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.
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.
Kenny Sailors: The Long-Forgotten Inventor Of Basketball's Jump Shot
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.
Quarterback Carousel: Graduate Transfers Shake Up College Football
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.
3 Stories You Should Know: Concussion Test, Rooney Rule, Sit-Ups
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.