1. Justin Patton's Meteoric Rise Has Creighton, and the NBA, Dreaming Big

    OMAHA, Neb. — Justin Patton used to walk through Creighton's locker room during his redshirt freshman season and make pretend phone calls to NBA scouts and representatives at Nike negotiating his shoe contract...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 1 hour ago 275 reads 0 comments

  2. College Basketball Rankings 2016-17: Bleacher Report's Week 12 Top 25

    Down go the Bruins. UCLA is outside the Top 3 for the first time since Bleacher Report's Week 4 poll, and it's time to take a hard look at the resurgence in Westwood. Yes, it's still a wonderful story...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 1 day ago 34,742 reads 0 comments

  3. Kentucky Looks Primed to Steamroll Weak SEC Again After South Carolina Blowout

    It’s annual point of pride for college basketball coaches to tell us how tough their league is. It’s always better than perceived. Well, do not let John Calipari feed you that line of bull...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 2 days ago 9,091 reads 0 comments

  4. Updated Player of the Year Rankings for College Basketball in 2016-17

    The competition at this point for National Player of the Year is between Kansas’ Frank Mason, Villanova’s Josh Hart and UCLA’s Lonzo Ball, and it’s hard to see that changing...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 5 days ago 41,780 reads 65 comments

  5. You Should Hope Your NBA Team Drafts Valparaiso's Alec Peters

    What if I were to tell you there was a type of NBA prospect who had close to a 90 percent success rate when drafted in the first round? Those are odds any NBA general manager would take in a millisecond...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 14 days ago 29,666 reads 12 comments

  6. College Basketball Rankings 2016-17: Bleacher Report's Week 10 Top 25

    If you polled most college basketball writers and fans, the ACC would probably get the nod for best league in America. But the advanced numbers at KenPom.com say the Big 12 is college basketball's best league for the fourth straight season...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 15 days ago 45,551 reads 54 comments

  7. Sweet-Shooting, 7-Foot Freshman Lauri Markkanen Has Off-the-Charts Potential

    COLUMBIA, Mo. — Arizona freshman Lauri Markkanen answers questions in a matter-of-fact way. The Finnish forward is concise and serious. But when the subject of watching film and studying other players comes up, the hardened look disappears...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 1 month ago 33,109 reads 28 comments

  8. Louisville Proves It's Among CBB's Elite with Dominant Defense vs. Kentucky

    This college basketball season is already one of the best ever. Consider that hyperbole if you’d like, but the blue bloods are all talented, they all score the ball and play fast and it’s so ridiculously fun to watch...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 1 month ago 9,038 reads 24 comments

  9. Washington Speedster John Ross Became a Breakout Star Because of Injuries

    Washington junior receiver John Ross III was back in his hometown of Long Beach, California, this summer when he met his boyhood idol, DeSean Jackson...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 1 month ago 3,627 reads 7 comments

  10. The Best CFB Player You've Never Heard Of: Louisiana Tech's Trent Taylor

    Louisiana Tech's Trent Taylor, the school's all-time leader in receptions, was running a deep route at practice earlier this season when he noticed a Ryan Higgins pass coming in low...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 1 month ago 57,292 reads 9 comments

  11. UNC Showdown Is Bam Adebayo's Chance to Prove Kentucky Is a True Title Contender

    Kentucky is trying to figure out how good it can be in this stage of the season as it heads into its Saturday meeting with North Carolina...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 1 month ago 20,509 reads 26 comments

  12. College Basketball Rankings 2016-17: Bleacher Report's Week 6 Top 25

    The first month of the college basketball season has been one of the most awesome first months in recent memory for a few reasons. The teams at the top are a lot of fun to watch...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 1 month ago 40,626 reads 44 comments

  13. College Basketball Rankings 2016-17: Bleacher Report's Week 5 Top 25

    The reveal of the College Football Playoff is always a reminder of how much more entertaining the sport’s first few weeks would be if the field expanded and teams wouldn’t be so scared to take an early loss...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 1 month ago 7,304 reads 12 comments

  14. UCLA Is Much More Than Just the Lonzo Ball Show After Upset over No. 1 Kentucky

    The shouting heard from college basketball diehards this week was that UCLA was at Kentucky on Saturday, and HAVE YOU SEEN THE LONZO BALL SHOW YET?! Ball is a 6’6” ...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 1 month ago 22,293 reads 30 comments

  15. Moore Hoops: Baylor Is College Basketball's Biggest Early-Season Surprise

    Baylor is one of the best stories in college basketball based on expectations and results so far this season. The Bears have wins over three teams ranked in the preseason top 13 (Oregon, Michigan State and Louisville), and thus have risen to No...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 1 month ago 6,751 reads 10 comments

  16. Indiana Proves It's a Nightmare Matchup for Anyone in Impressive UNC Upset

    Indiana center Thomas Bryant posted up North Carolina’s Kennedy Meeks on Wednesday night at Assembly Hall, and Meeks pushed him away from the block...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 1 month ago 43,261 reads 33 comments

  17. The Oral History of the 2006 Ohio State-Michigan 'Game of Century'

    This weekend, No. 2 Ohio State and No. 3 Michigan meet in an annual rivalry—known as "The Game"—that is considered the best in college football. The stakes are high, with the winner likely earning a spot in the College Football Playoff...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 1 month ago 100,361 reads 101 comments

  18. Landen Lucas' Long Wait Has Made Him Kansas' Secret Championship Ingredient

    LAWRENCE, Kan. — Kansas center Landen Lucas has a hideaway down the road in Kansas City at Hollywood Casino...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 2 months ago 7,499 reads 7 comments

  19. College Basketball Rankings 2016-17: Bleacher Report's Week 3 Top 25

    Duke lost to Kansas Tuesday, so it’s only fair that there’s a new No. 1 in our rankings this week . But as good as the Blue Devils have looked without their three injured freshmen, the new No...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 2 months ago 13,970 reads 34 comments

  20. Frank Mason Shows Experience Counts in Kansas' Thrilling Victory over Duke

    The point guard class in college basketball is as deep as its been in years, and there are so many NBA prospects that they'll be pushing players out of the league in 2017...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 2 months ago 8,891 reads 19 comments

  21. Duke vs. Kansas May Be a Title Game Preview, but Both Have Growing Pains Ahead

    A preview of the national championship game could take place Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden when No. 1 Duke and No. 7 Kansas meet in the Champions Classic...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 2 months ago 10,823 reads 26 comments

  22. Ranking the Nation's Top 50 Players for the 2016-17 NCAA Basketball Season

    College basketball is evolving, and that starts to become clear when evaluating the best players in the country. The last two national champions have played a small-ball 4-man who in the past would have been considered a wing...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 2 months ago 18,531 reads 28 comments

  23. 'Old Soul' QB Sam Darnold Has Given Life to Resurgent USC with Quiet Confidence

    The text message showed up on Sam Darnold's phone last December on the night Alabama's Derrick Henry won the Heisman Trophy: "Save me a seat when you go for the Heisman ceremony...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 3 months ago 9,229 reads 6 comments

  24. B/R Experts' Picks for College Basketball Awards, All-American Teams in 2016-17

    Last year was the year of the senior. The year before that was the year of the freshman. How are we going to remember this college basketball season? The preseason narratives ...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 3 months ago 20,463 reads 15 comments

  25. The Ex-Retiree Who Could Shake Up the CFB Playoff Picture: Utah's Joe Williams

    Joe Williams was already one of the most bizarre stories in college football. Following Utah's second game of the season, the team's starting running back decided to quit. The school sold it as his "retirement...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 3 months ago 26,921 reads 17 comments