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Scoop and Score: College Football Week 5 Recap

Steve talks about his experience at the game of the week — ND at Clemson — and what he just had to tell former NBA star David Robinson. We recap the other big games as well. If you’re enjoying the pod, please rate it on iTunes!

Scoop and Score: College Football Week 4 Recap

Steve and I discuss the TCU-Texas Tech shootout and what it means for the Horned Frogs’ playoff hopes. Steve conveys his excitement for his trip to see ND play at Clemson this week. Plus, more callers!

Scoop and Score: College Football Week 3 Recap

Steve and I talk about Ole Miss’ wild upset over Alabama and other key games from Week 3. We have way-too-early debates about playoff teams and Heisman hopefuls, and even take calls from listeners!

Next Man Up

From James Connor at Pitt to Eddie Vanderdoes at UCLA and college football players at schools in between, key athletes have sustained major injuries in the opening weeks of the season. How will they impact their teams going forward? Find out in my latest for CBS Local.

Scoop and Score: College Football Week 2 Recap

Steve and I break down Oregon-Michigan State, Michigan’s first win, Notre Dame’s critical injury, and more from Week 2. We look ahead to the key matchups of Week 3.

Scoop and Score: College Football Week 1 Recap

Steve and I talk about our experiences attending games (Steve at Texas-Notre Dame, me at Michigan-Utah) and the other important moments from college football’s opening week. Get ready for a season full of Scoop and Score podcasts!

Swallowing the Whistle

Stevens wanted the ball in Hayward’s hands. Twice during the season—against UCLA and Detroit—Hayward had been fouled at the finish and saved games by making free throws. Not that Butler’s coach expected a reprise of those scenarios.

“I didn’t think they’d call a foul,” Stevens said. “My thought was, ‘Shoot a pull-up if you have it.’ You would just have to get creamed in the national championship game to get a foul call.”

—Butler basketball coach Brad Stevens as quoted in David Woods’ book Underdawgs

Let the players decide the game. It’s a phrase we hear often from coaches, fans, announcers, and players themselves. Referees are criticized for blowing the whistle in the final moments of a close game—they are accused of “making it about them.”

How is a ref calling a legitimate penalty in the final seconds wrong? He is letting the players decide—it was a player who committed the infraction. It’s the ref’s job to call it.

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