1. 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 14 hours ago 1,230 reads 0 comments

  2. 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 4 days ago 7,018 reads 3 comments

  3. 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 5 days ago 7,060 reads 2 comments

  4. 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 6 days ago 51,716 reads 25 comments

  5. 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 7 days ago 1,077 reads 0 comments

  6. 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 11 days ago 6,218 reads 8 comments

  7. 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 12 days ago 14,064 reads 14 comments

  8. 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 13 days ago 23,902 reads 18 comments

  9. 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 14 days ago 2,567 reads 0 comments

  10. 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 16 days ago 188 reads 0 comments

  11. 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 18 days ago 9,975 reads 13 comments

  12. 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 19 days ago 4,484 reads 1 comments

  13. 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 20 days ago 21,646 reads 40 comments

  14. 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 21 days ago 23,543 reads 39 comments

  15. 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 21 days ago 14,295 reads 21 comments

  16. 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 25 days ago 1,848 reads 1 comments

  17. NCAA Tournament Regulars in Danger of Missing the Big Dance in 2017

    Providence, Colorado and Iowa have had a solid run in men's college basketball over the past half-decade, but significant roster turnover puts them atop our list of NCAA tournament regulars we don't expect to see on Selection Sunday 2017...

    Kerry Miller Written by Kerry Miller about 26 days ago 42,508 reads 38 comments

  18. The US Olympic Swimming Trials Are Cruel and Ridiculously Competitive

    Matt Grevers is the reigning Olympic gold medalist in the men's 100-meter backstroke, but to defend his title, he had to earn a trip to Rio via the U.S. Swimming Trials at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Nebraska, just like everyone else...

    Kerry Miller Written by Kerry Miller about 26 days ago 17,556 reads 4 comments

  19. Ranking the Top 25 Sophomores of the 2016-17 College Basketball Season

    After passing on the chance to become a lottery pick in this year's NBA draft, California's Ivan Rabb headlines our robust list of college basketball's top sophomores for the 2016-17 season...

    Kerry Miller Written by Kerry Miller about 27 days ago 14,206 reads 37 comments

  20. College Basketball Teams with Most Players in NBA Today

    Kentucky and Duke have been dominating college basketball — especially recruiting — for the past decade and boast the most alumni in the NBA as a result...

    Kerry Miller Written by Kerry Miller about 28 days ago 62,642 reads 60 comments

  21. US Men's Gymnastics 2016: Meet the Team Headed to Rio

    After two nights of 18 men competing in Hartford, Connecticut, at the P&G Championships and two more nights in St. Louis for the U.S. Trials, the selection committee for the U...

    Kerry Miller Written by Kerry Miller about 29 days ago 2,896 reads 1 comments

  22. Will Katie Ledecky Become the Most Dominant Swimmer in Olympic History?

    At the USA Olympic swimming trials in Omaha, Nebraska, this week, Katie Ledecky will continue her push to become the greatest, most decorated swimmer of all time. If you've followed swimming at any point in the past four years, you know her name...

    Kerry Miller Written by Kerry Miller about 29 days ago 14,674 reads 16 comments

  23. Upstart Veteran Chris Brooks 1 Step Away from Realizing Unexpected Olympic Dream

    At 29 years old, Chris Brooks is practically a dinosaur in the world of men's gymnastics, but one more strong performance Saturday night in St. Louis could put him on his way to Rio de Janeiro to represent the United States at the 2016 Olympics...

    Kerry Miller Written by Kerry Miller about 1 month ago 3,633 reads 7 comments

  24. Ranking the Most Hyped CBB Freshmen of the Last Decade

    There have been dozens of outstanding college basketball freshmen in the last decade, but few were more hyped before their first collegiate game than Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker...

    Kerry Miller Written by Kerry Miller about 1 month ago 22,136 reads 38 comments

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

    Their teams waged war for a spot in the 2016 Elite Eight, and now Oregon's Dillon Brooks and Duke's Grayson Allen will be battling each other for the unofficial honor of best junior in the nation for the 2016-17 college basketball season...

    Kerry Miller Written by Kerry Miller about 1 month ago 1,079 reads 1 comments