College Sports


Undefeated Princeton Women Take on NCAA, Trying to Make Ivy History

Friday, March 20, 2015

Only one women's Ivy League basketball team has ever won a game in the tournament. Now the undefeated Lady Tigers are trying to show they can compete for a national title.


The Takeaway

The Mobile Tool for NCAA Maniacs: Nailbiter Bot

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Sign up for the Nailbiter Bot to get alerts when a men's or women's NCAA tournament game is close with under 3:00 left.


The Leonard Lopate Show

Tribute: Dean Smith

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Dean Smith is a “coaching legend,” coaching for 36 years at UNC Chapel Hill. He died at the age of 83. And you can enjoy Leonard’s interview with him here


Death, Sex & Money

The NFL Made Me Rich. I Won't Watch It Now.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Domonique Foxworth can't stand to see players getting knocked unconscious. In this candid interview, he explains how his need for relevance and security took him from the NFL to Harvard.

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Tiny Manhattan College Takes on Louisville Powerhouse in NCAA

Thursday, March 20, 2014

The next round of the men's NCAA basketball tournament began Thursday.

In a classic David vs. Goliath matchup, one of the games pits tiny Manhattan College against powerhouse Louisville. It's Manhattan's first trip to the dance in a decade, while Louisville knows the scene well — it's the reigning college ...


The Brian Lehrer Show

NCAA and Its Discontents

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

As "March Madness" gets underway, Steve Wieberg, USA Today sports reporter, looks at the state of college athletics and calls for reform at the NCAA.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Mike Pesca, Stefan Fatsis, and Josh Levin Toss Around Football

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Mike Pesca, Stefan Fatsis, and Josh Levin, the hosts of “Hang Up and Listen,” Slate’s sports podcast, talk about college football’s national championship game and the college football system. They’ll also discuss the NFL playoffs and the highlights and lowpoints of the year in football.  

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The Takeaway

In Defense of Paying College Athletes

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Be it from ticket sales, memorabilia, television rights, or donors, college sports generate over $6 billion in annual revenue. Yet while coaches are receiving larger and larger contracts — the average college football coach's salary in 2010 was $1.36 million — the money doesn't trickle down to the players. The discrepancy has led many to call for stipends or other methods of paying college athletes for their work on the field. On January 14, the National Collegiate Athletic Association will review the issue.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

March Madne$$

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

In the midst of the NCAA Championships, Frontline's film "Money and March Madness," looks into the business of the NCAA and college sports.  Lowell Bergman, Frontline correspondent, producer, and professor at the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley, talks about his investigation of all the money being made by college athletic programs and asks if the players shouldn't benefit as well.  The film airs tonight at 9:00pm on PBS.

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The Takeaway

Fears of Discrimination Over Sickle Cell Testing

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

It is now mandatory that athletes wanting to particpate in NCAA Division I sports be tested for sickle cell anemia. The new rule has some people worried that it could lead to racial discrimination.

Put in affect in April, it's aimed to prevent the sudden death of young athletes such as 19-year-old Dale Lloyd II, who died suddenly in 2006 after a rigorous practice for Rice University's football team.

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