1. Predicting the 2016-17 Big East College Basketball Standings

    It will never be the "Old" Big East again, but this conference will be more loaded for the 2016-17 college basketball season than it has been since dropping down to 10 teams several years ago...

    Kerry Miller Written by Kerry Miller about 9 months ago 18,699 reads 9 comments

  2. Breakout Stars to Watch for at the 2016 Summer Olympics

    With blazing speed and a compelling backstory, Team USA's Boris Berian is one of several athletes destined to become a breakout star at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympic Games...

    Kerry Miller Written by Kerry Miller about 9 months ago 18,276 reads 10 comments

  3. Biggest NCAA Tournament Underachievers of the Past Decade

    Many college basketball teams have repeatedly demonstrated they cannot be trusted in the NCAA tournament, but Georgetown has been the least dependable over the past decade...

    Kerry Miller Written by Kerry Miller about 9 months ago 13,956 reads 40 comments

  4. USA Summer Olympic Team 2016: America's Best Bets for Gold in Rio

    Team USA has won at least 36 gold medals in every Summer Olympics dating back to 1984, and you can take it to the bank that swimming phenom Katie Ledecky will bring home at least one for her performance in the 800-meter freestyle in Rio de Janeiro...

    Kerry Miller Written by Kerry Miller about 9 months ago 14,442 reads 12 comments

  5. Inside the Numbers of the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics

    Before the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro get underway, there are some key numbers you need to know. And considering the No. 1 Olympics-related thing people have been talking about for the past year is mosquitoes, we might as well start there...

    Kerry Miller Written by Kerry Miller about 9 months ago 54,183 reads 11 comments

  6. Ranking the Best In-Season College Basketball Tournaments in 2016-17 Season

    The Oregon Ducks are just one of the three 2017 title contenders in this year's Maui Invitational, cementing its spot atop our ranking of the best early-season college basketball tournaments...

    Kerry Miller Written by Kerry Miller about 9 months ago 7,271 reads 9 comments

  7. Predicting the 2016-17 Big 12 College Basketball Standings

    This can hardly be considered news in the world of college basketball, but the Kansas Jayhawks are our overwhelming favorite to win the Big 12's 2016-17 regular-season title. It would be their 13th title in a row...

    Kerry Miller Written by Kerry Miller about 9 months ago 9,816 reads 0 comments

  8. Ranking the Best 'Coaching Trees' in College Basketball History

    Though he only spent 11 seasons as a D-I head coach, Larry Brown has the most remarkable coaching tree in college basketball history...

    Kerry Miller Written by Kerry Miller about 9 months ago 27,488 reads 25 comments

  9. Best- and Worst-Case 2016-17 Scenarios for Each Top 25 College Basketball Team

    Whether you view the glass as half-empty or half-full, you're in the right place, as we've compiled both the best and worst-case scenarios for every projected top-25 college basketball team for the 2016-17 season...

    Kerry Miller Written by Kerry Miller about 9 months ago 16,621 reads 41 comments

  10. Predicting the 2016-17 Big Ten College Basketball Standings

    Of the Big Ten's four legitimate threats to win the 2017 national championship, Wisconsin narrowly edges out Michigan State as our favorite to win the regular-season conference title...

    Kerry Miller Written by Kerry Miller about 9 months ago 49,399 reads 66 comments

  11. Predicting the Top 10 Countries in the Final 2016 Olympics Medal Count

    The United States of America has earned the most medals at every Summer Olympics dating back to 1996. But will China, Great Britain or Germany be able to put an end to that streak ...

    Kerry Miller Written by Kerry Miller about 9 months ago 21,353 reads 5 comments

  12. NCAA Basketball Teams Who Will Be Over-Reliant on One Player in 2016-17

    Dedric Lawson wears No. 1 for the Memphis Tigers, and considering how much that team lost this offseason due to graduations and transfers, it will often feel like Lawson is their one and only option in 2016-17...

    Kerry Miller Written by Kerry Miller about 9 months ago 9,531 reads 4 comments

  13. College Basketball Players Whose Stocks Have Risen the Most in 2016 Offseason

    Though there sadly hasn't been a college basketball game played in more than three months, roster changes have led to higher expectations and hopes for players like USC's Chimezie Metu, Indiana's OG Anunoby and Syracuse transfer John Gillon...

    Kerry Miller Written by Kerry Miller about 9 months ago 64,647 reads 25 comments

  14. Ranking the 10 Best Small-Ball Lineups in NCAA Basketball for 2016-17

    Villanova won the 2016 NCAA basketball national championship playing small ball, and the Wildcats are just as much a threat to win it all in 2017 with the same style. The conventional big man is a dying breed in basketball...

    Kerry Miller Written by Kerry Miller about 9 months ago 1,700 reads 0 comments

  15. Under-the-Radar Events That Shouldn't Be Missed at the 2016 Summer Olympics

    The modern pentathlon is the most complete display of all-around athleticism in the 2016 Summer Olympics, but it's also one of the most under-the-radar events taking place in Rio de Janeiro this August...

    Kerry Miller Written by Kerry Miller about 9 months ago 6,787 reads 8 comments

  16. College Basketball Players Poised for Bounce-Back Years in 2016-17

    If Melo Trimble and Nigel Hayes can remember how to shoot three-pointers like they did two years ago, the Big Ten will be home to two of the biggest bounce-back players of the 2016-17 college basketball season...

    Kerry Miller Written by Kerry Miller about 9 months ago 14,796 reads 14 comments

  17. Predicting the Biggest Mid-Major Stars in College Basketball in 2016-17

    Major-conference players get most of the national attention, but the 2016-17 college basketball season will be loaded with mid-major stars like Jack Gibbs, Alec Peters and Emmett Naar...

    Kerry Miller Written by Kerry Miller about 10 months ago 29,384 reads 21 comments

  18. Incoming 5-Star Freshmen Most Likely to Stay in School for Multiple Seasons

    Though it may seem like every 5-star freshman is just using college basketball as a five-month stepping stone into the NBA, they stay for multiple seasons of collegiate hoops more often than not...

    Kerry Miller Written by Kerry Miller about 10 months ago 2,874 reads 0 comments

  19. Which Olympic Hopefuls Helped, Hurt Themselves on Night 1 of Gymnastics Trials?

    On the first of two nights of Olympic Trials for the U.S. Women's Gymnastics team, there were several gymnasts who either helped or hurt their chances of going to Rio, including reigning Olympic all-around gold medalist Gabby Douglas...

    Kerry Miller Written by Kerry Miller about 10 months ago 225 reads 0 comments

  20. Building the Perfect College Basketball Team in 2016-17

    Though no college basketball players were selected to represent the United States in the 2016 Olympics, the upcoming Games in Rio sparked a curiosity in what a "Dream Team" comprised entirely of college basketball players would look like...

    Kerry Miller Written by Kerry Miller about 10 months ago 10,182 reads 13 comments

  21. US Women's Gymnastics 2016 Olympic Trials: Complete Preview of the Competition

    Simone Biles has been the greatest female gymnast in the world for the past several years, and we'll soon find out who will join her on the U.S. women's gymnastics team for the 2016 Olympics in Rio...

    Kerry Miller Written by Kerry Miller about 10 months ago 6,292 reads 1 comments

  22. Ranking the Top 25 Freshmen of the 2016-17 College Basketball Season

    It's lather, rinse and repeat for Kentucky head coach John Calipari . The Wildcats' incoming recruiting class features four of the top 14 freshmen in the nation, as well as a fifth ...

    Kerry Miller Written by Kerry Miller about 10 months ago 39,336 reads 41 comments

  23. College Basketball Players with Most Pressure Riding on Their Shoulders

    Michigan State's Eron Harris and Maryland's Melo Trimble are two of the men's college basketball players who will be under the most pressure during the 2016-17 season...

    Kerry Miller Written by Kerry Miller about 10 months ago 24,243 reads 39 comments

  24. Does Ageless Justin Gatlin Have Enough Left to Dethrone Hampered Usain Bolt?

    At an age when athletes in most sports are considering retirement, U.S. sprinter Justin Gatlin is hitting his stride better than ever. At the U.S...

    Kerry Miller Written by Kerry Miller about 10 months ago 14,433 reads 21 comments

  25. Order Restored as Missy Franklin Bounces Back to Qualify for Rio 2016

    Missy Franklin is the incumbent female face of Olympic swimming, but the U.S. Trials at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Nebraska, were getting a bit awkward for her...

    Kerry Miller Written by Kerry Miller about 10 months ago 1,965 reads 1 comments