Ncaa Football

The Brian Lehrer Show

Penalties for Penn State

Monday, July 23, 2012

Dave Zirin, sports editor for The Nation and host of "Edge of Sports Radio" on Sirius XM, explains the NCAA penalties against the Penn State football program and what it could mean for the future of the school. 

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The Takeaway

BCS Championship: Auburn Tigers Beat Oregon Ducks, NBA: Carmelo Anthony Dreams of Change

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The title of national champions lay on the line at the BCS Championship last night. The Auburn Tigers completed their undefeated season with a 22-19 victory over the Oregon Ducks with a dramatic field goal by Wes Byrum. The Takeaway's sports contributor, Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, recaps the exciting game. 


The Takeaway

Football, Meet Bad Weather: The Weekend's Wildcard

Monday, December 13, 2010

If you haven't seen the video of the Metrodome's roof in Minneapolis collapsing under snow, chances are you will be seeing it on television soon enough. The incident was emblematic of an NFL weekend that saw teams efforts to win — let alone play — foiled this weekend by inclement weather. Wall Street Journal sports writer Nando Di Fino joins us to talk about the weekend's news and what to look forward to in the coming playoffs. 


The Takeaway

Reggie Bush Hands Over Heisman

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Heisman Trophy winner Reggie Bush is now former Heisman Trophy winner Reggie Bush. The New Orleans Saint has handed back the trophy he won in 2005 as a running back from the University of Southern California. Bush handed back the honor after years of being dogged by controversy stemming from the alleged special treatment he received from USC. The Takeaway's sports contributor, Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, has the latest in this controversy.