College football bowl season is just around the corner, and with it comes the seemingly perennial controversy around the bowl game selection process. Rachel Martin and NPR's Mike Pesca discuss the vagaries of the Bowl Championship Series ranking system, and why you can't just blame it on computers.
On Nov. 17, 1968, the New York Jets had taken a two-point lead over the Oakland Raiders with 50 seconds left on the clock. But before the final whistle blew, the stadium faded out and the Swiss Alps faded in for fans watching the game in their living rooms.
It's a role reversal in Los Angeles basketball: The Clippers are top dogs of the city. Meanwhile, the Lakers are trying to pick themselves back up after an abysmal start. They're hoping a new coach does the trick. Host Scott Simon talks with NPR's Tom Goldman about basketball and recent concussions in the NFL.
Host Scott Simon speaks to Brad Wolverton from the The Chronicle of Higher Education about his recent profile of Western Oklahoma State College. The school's online courses are popular with NCAA student athletes at risk of losing their eligibility to participate in sports.
Audie Cornish speaks with sportswriter Stefan Fatsis about basketball player Royce White. He suffers from an anxiety disorder that greatly impacts his ability to perform as a member of the Houston Rockets. The team, which at first was supportive of helping him deal with his problem, is now thinking of sending him down to its D-league team.
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