July 25, 2014
On July 9, 2014, Richard Southall, Professor of Sports Management at the University of South Carolina and Director of the College Sport Research Institute, appeared before the US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation to “examine promoting the well-being and academic success of
college athletes.” Being the last speaker, he shared with the committee that he was “disappointed” that the Senators as well as College Athletic leaders in general did not seem to be interested in taking an honest, critical look at the current Collegiate Athletic model in the US. He joined Professor Tuggle in the studio this week to expand on his concerns with the NCAA and what should be done.
July 12, 2014
Life as an NFL player can be fast, glamorous, and uplifting, but what happens to the players physically and psychologically after their football career is over? Joining Dr. Tuggle this week is Dr. Karla Thompson, assistant professor, UNC Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and a neuropsychologist at the Brain and Body Health Program Program at UNC, a program to asses health needs and medical care to former NFL athletes.
July 5, 2014
This week, Professor Tuggle is joined by John Shelton Reed, Professor Emeritus of Sociology at UNC, to talk about the NCAA’s decision to re-open its investigation into UNC’s athletic program.
June 28, 2014
Last week, the Wainstein investigative team released a public statement broadly detailing the progress of their inquisition into the ongoing academic scandal at UNC. Hodding Carter III is a Professor of Leadership and Public Policy at UNC and President Emeritus of the Knight Foundation and joins Dr. Tuggle this week.
June 21, 2014
As the Kenneth Wainstein investigation into UNC Athletics rolls on, more and more speculation and conspiracies begin to surround the embroiled program. Joining Dr. Tuggle this week to talk about the recent scandal and its effect on UNC’s faculty is Jay Smith, History Professor at UNC and one of their most outspoken critics.
June 14, 2014
This past week, former UNC Baksetball player Rashad McCants appeared on ESPN’s program Outside the Lines to allege that not only did he commit academic fraud by taking “paper classes” at UNC and having his work completed by tutors, but also that Head Coach Roy Williams actively encouraged it. Joining Charlie this week to discuss the implications of McCants’ allegations is Robert Silverman, a freelance writer based in New York whose work has appeared in The Daily Beast and ESPN.
June 7, 2014
This week, host Charlie Tuggle does a roundup of all that’s happening on the legal front in college sports. Joining him is Tim Epstein Partner and Chair of the Sports Law Group at SmithAmundsen and Professor of Sports Law at Loyola University.
May 31, 2014
The editor of ClipsNation.com joins us from the west coast to talk about the ongoing saga involving the LA Clippers and embattled owner Donald Sterling.
May 24, 2014
Mark Nagle, Professor in the Department of Sport and Entertainment Management at the University of South Carolina, and Kyle Prairie, Director of Ticket Sales for the Carolina Hurricanes, join the discussion this week to talk about the $50 million lawsuit about play-off tickets.
May 17, 2014
Tracy Williams-Johnson, Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach at UNC and former VP for the ABL, and Jamal Brooks, former NFL Linebacker, join the discussion this week to talk about the controversy around LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling.