3 Stories: Larry Nassar And The NCAA, NFL Playoff Narratives, Dysfunctional Cavs

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With Larry Nassar behind bars, the question remains: What could the NCAA have done to prevent abuse? (Jeff Kowalsky/AFP/Getty Images)
Should Michigan State and the NCAA have been able to stop Larry Nassar? (Jeff Kowalsky/AFP/Getty Images)

Former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison on Wednesday. Nassar has pleaded guilty to multiple counts of criminal sexual conduct.

In addition to his role with USA Gymnastics, Nassar was also on the Michigan State faculty and the team doctor for two women’s teams there. On Wednesday, Michigan State president Lou Anna Simon resigned. Meanwhile, the NCAA has opened an investigation into the university’s handling of the case.

Bill Littlefield wonders: should the NCAA have been able to prevent the harm Nassar did while employed at Michigan State? That's first on this week's "3 Stories You Should Know."

Also, there was much discussion about TV ratings and protests during the NFL regular season. In the playoffs, the conversation has been about the quarterbacks. Charlotte Wilder weighs in.

And the Cleveland Cavaliers have had rough stretches in previous regular seasons and still managed to turn it on in the playoffs. But will this year be different? Mike Pesca explains why he thinks the Cavs will not make the Finals.

Charlotte Wilder of SB Nation and Mike Pesca, host of the daily Slate podcast The Gist, join Bill Littlefield.

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This segment aired on January 27, 2018.


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