1. Boise State Football: A Quick Peek at the Key Pieces of 2011's Recruiting Class

    It's not often that a true freshman makes a huge impact for the Boise State Broncos. In fact, you have to head all the way back to the recruiting class of 2008 to find a player (safety ...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about almost 4 years ago 2,389 reads 1 comments

  2. Boise State's Chris Petersen: The Man to Replace Jim Harbaugh

    Whether or not Jim Harbaugh ends up as the new head coach of the Michigan Wolverines (which, as of 6:40 p.m., the reports are looking like he won't), one thing has become pretty certain...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about almost 4 years ago 5,685 reads 23 comments

  3. Statistically Speaking: Re-Ranking the Top Coaching Jobs in College Football

    Which is the best head coaching job in college football? Seems like a tough question, eh? Well upon further review, it's actually quite tougher than it seems...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about almost 4 years ago 34,110 reads 39 comments

  4. Power Ranking the Top 25 Head Coaching Positions in College Football

    Bitter rivals West Virginia and Maryland have both come out recently and stated that it's going to take a change of regime at the head coach position for either team to find true significance...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 4 years ago 192 reads 198 comments

  5. MLB Trade Rumors: Top Targets, Bargaining Chips for Every National League Team

    The Cliff Lee signing really shook up a few things, but the biggest effects should be on American League teams like the Yankees and Rangers, who now must turn to the Royals, Rays and Twins for a backup plan...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 4 years ago 5,992 reads 14 comments

  6. MLB Trade Rumors: Top Targets, Bargaining Chips for Every American League Team

    "It's the most wonderful time of the year!" It's not the most original statement, but for baseball fans, especially those of middle-of-the-road teams, there are few times of the year ...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 4 years ago 3,748 reads 58 comments

  7. Where Do Cam's Tigers Fall? Power Ranking The Top Undefeated Teams of The 2000s

    Since the year 2000, Division I college football has witnessed 11 complete undefeated seasons. The 2010 season has the potential to add two more teams to the mix, providing TCU wins their match-up with Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 4 years ago 8,092 reads 104 comments

  8. Urban Meyer Resigns: The Favorites and the Dark-Horses To Replace Him

    So it's official...again. Forgive me for not cementing the thought in my head that Urban Meyer is no longer the head coach at Florida. Maybe I'll do the prudent thing and wait until tomorrow to decide whether it's real...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 4 years ago 1,788 reads 8 comments

  9. MLB Hot Stove: O's Trade for Mark Reynolds, but Does That Solve Their Problems?

    It really seems like the Orioles are running in quicksand, doesn't it? On the day of the biggest trade to hit Baltimore since the Erik Bedard deal, the team is still overshadowed ...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 4 years ago 1,346 reads 6 comments

  10. Orioles Emerge As Favorite For Mark Reynolds, Pass On Konerko, Is Beltre Next?

    Rumor has it that the Orioles have emerged as the front-runners for third-baseman Mark Reynolds. Buster Olney reported the whispers this morning, confirming what Sports Illustrated's Jon Heyman suspected last night...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 4 years ago 784 reads 2 comments

  11. "Lets Give 'em Some Good Stuff," An Exclusive B/R Chat With Jared Zabransky

    Former Boise State quarterback and 2008 NCAA Football cover boy Jared Zabransky, in Boise to promote the Allstate Good Hands Roadside Assistance Program, was kind enough to spend a ...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 4 years ago 814 reads 0 comments

  12. Dan Mullen Isn't The Answer at "The U," But He's on The Top Ten List

    So Jon Gruden is out. That much we know. And now it appears the eye of the Hurricane is focused on Mississippi State's Dan Mullen. He has brought the Bulldogs back from the dead, where Sylvester Croom had left them...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 4 years ago 760 reads 5 comments

  13. NCAA Baseball Preview 2011: Who's the Best and Who's Going To Win It All?

    College baseball bid adieu to Rosenblatt Stadium in a dramatic fashion . Whit Merrifield's RBI single in the bottom of the 11th-inning sent South Carolina to their first collegiate ...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 4 years ago 4,702 reads 10 comments

  14. Boise State Football: 10 Plays That Cost the Team a Shot at the National Title

    There are some things that are just too painful to write about. I can only imagine how difficult it had to be for local Oklahoma sports writers the day after the Boise State-Oklahoma Fiesta Bowl...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 4 years ago 1,784 reads 12 comments

  15. Bowl Predictions: The 12 College Football Games We Almost Certainly Won't See

    We're all going to be willingly subjected to one of the best bowl seasons in recent history. Provided Auburn and Oregon both win out, the BCS title game should be one of the most intriguing matchups in quite some time...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 4 years ago 2,399 reads 2 comments

  16. College Football: The Most Dominating Performances of the 2010 Season

    Boise State's systematic destruction of Fresno State on Friday night was absolute and awe-inspiring. This wasn't any Division II team the Broncos were playing...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 4 years ago 2,666 reads 63 comments

  17. Dan Uggla Is Officially a Brave, But Did the Marlins Get Taken for a Ride?

    It's official. Dan Uggla 's somewhat rocky tenure in South Beach is over, and he's on his way to Atlanta to join what should be a star-studded cast of Braves for the 2011 season...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 4 years ago 1,245 reads 16 comments

  18. 2011 MLB Draft: Rendon, Starling and 50 Other Names You Need To Know

    The 2011 MLB Draft is going to be huge. Last year's event was by far the biggest and most-publicized in Major League history, and as more fans become more familiar with it and how it works, it's only going to get bigger and better...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 4 years ago 16,103 reads 5 comments

  19. Boise State's Five Strikes: Kellen Moore Goes Five-Oh...Seven Against Hawaii

    Somebody has to ask it. I'll do it. How is it possible that Boise State scored only 42 points against Hawaii? Seriously, the Broncos out-gained Hawaii by nearly 600 yards, accumulated ...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 4 years ago 1,658 reads 17 comments

  20. MLB: How the 2011 Baltimore Orioles Could Be 2010 San Francisco Giants Clones

    It's been nearly 12 hours since the Giants brought the first World Series trophy to San Francisco, but the question that's on everyone's mind is who's next? Who will be next season's ...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 4 years ago 2,029 reads 9 comments

  21. Jacksonville Jaguars: How To Fix the Team in 6 Easy Steps

    I'm not a Jaguars fan. Let me start by saying that. In fact, most of the time the Jags are on TV, I'm rooting for them to lose. What I am, however, is a citizen of St...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 4 years ago 849 reads 13 comments

  22. Baltimore Orioles "Offseason" Updates

    Yes, I know, the World Series isn't even half-way over, so the term "offseason" is a bit premature. That said, a lot has happened in the Charm City since the season ended. Let's start at the top...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 4 years ago 1,230 reads 5 comments

  23. Boise State Broncos' 5 Strikes: Blackjack! Streak Reaches 21

    It took Boise State's ugliest effort of the season, but somehow the Broncos still walked away from a tougher-than-expected game with Louisiana Tech with a 29-point victory...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 4 years ago 780 reads 8 comments

  24. 2011 NFL Mock Draft 1.0: Emergence of Truly Bad Teams Give the Draft Some Shape

    We've got about 40 percent of the 2010 NFL season behind us now, and if you think that means squat about the 2011 NFL draft, take a look back at the 2009 NFL standings through Week 7...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 4 years ago 2,744 reads 12 comments

  25. Step Aside Tim Tebow, Is Kellen Moore The Greatest College QB Ever?

    A question like that takes a lot of gall, eh? Especially from a biased Boise fan, who will inevitably take more than his fair share of criticism for insinuating—heck, flat out ...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 4 years ago 4,599 reads 167 comments