1. Duke Missing Amile Jefferson More Than Coach K After Loss to Florida State

    The loss wasn't a certainty until Tuesday night, but the groundwork for Duke's 88-72 defeat at Florida State was laid a few days earlier when its best interior defender limped off the court...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 1 month ago 4,251 reads 26 comments

  2. College Basketball's Most One-Dimensional Teams This Season

    Balance is what we all strive for in life, not being too reliant or dependent on one thing to the point where we're lacking too much in other areas...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 1 month ago 4,884 reads 1 comments

  3. Predicting Which Mid-Major College Basketball Stars Have NBA Futures

    If you're good enough, the NBA is going to find you. Top college basketball players don't need a feature role with a power-conference team to draw the attention of pro scouts, despite ...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 1 month ago 13,902 reads 13 comments

  4. Peach Bowl 2016: Washington vs. Alabama Live Playoff Score and Highlights

    Defending national champion Alabama won its 26th straight game in a fashion that's been similar to many results this season, slowly and methodically suffocating its opponent into submission...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 1 month ago 93,850 reads 685 comments

  5. The New Year's Resolution for Every AP Top 25 Team

    2016 hasn't been the greatest of years for many reasons, but in the sports world there has been no shortage of tremendous moments...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 1 month ago 21,937 reads 33 comments

  6. Projecting the Results for a Hypothetical 8-Team College Football Playoff

    On Saturday, we'll get to watch the third edition of the College Football Playoff, a four-team format that is facing its first real bout of criticism this year due to how the selection committee went about picking the semifinalists...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 1 month ago 22,688 reads 91 comments

  7. 2016-17 Pac-12 NCAA Basketball Primer, Power Rankings Heading into League Play

    Now the real work begins. The college basketball season began in mid-November, but so far teams have been able to play who they choose and thus it's hard to gauge who is better than whom...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 1 month ago 8,209 reads 3 comments

  8. Dark-Horse Candidates for 2017 Heisman Trophy

    Lamar Jackson is the reigning Heisman Trophy winner, crowned less than two weeks ago. He's only a sophomore, so when he returns next year he'll be the front-runner for a second Heisman — and rightfully so...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 2 months ago 42,513 reads 52 comments

  9. Every Top 25 College Football Team's Holiday Wish List

    They have the best players, have had the best seasons and are in position to finish 2016 on a high note. The top teams in college football have it all, right? Almost...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 2 months ago 5,138 reads 5 comments

  10. Young Kentucky Will Be Tested in Hostile Environment vs. Archrival Louisville

    Kentucky has played games this season in Brooklyn, the Bahamas and Las Vegas in front of crowds of all sizes. But no matter where they play or who they face, one thing has been constant: Big Blue Nation has had a major presence in the stands...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 2 months ago 5,557 reads 37 comments

  11. Each CFB Playoff Team's Odds of Winning It All

    From 128 schools that began the 2016 college football season with hopes of winning a national championship, we're down to just four. That quartet will gather in Atlanta and Glendale, Arizona on Dec...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 2 months ago 13,326 reads 93 comments

  12. 10 College Football Teams That Are the Best at Producing NFL Talent

    Let's face it: college football programs are the unofficial minor leagues for the NFL, a place where upcoming prospects can hone their skills for a few years before being ready to shine in the pros...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 2 months ago 30,128 reads 105 comments

  13. Ranking New College Football Head Coaching Hires

    The college football coaching carousel was up and running rather early this season after LSU fired Les Miles after only four games...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 2 months ago 23,530 reads 31 comments

  14. College Basketball Players Not Living Up to Their Preseason Hype

    Hype is one of those words that gets thrown around in sports to describe any extra attention a player or team might be getting before having the chance to prove worthy...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 2 months ago 21,683 reads 39 comments

  15. Predicting MVPs for Every 2016-17 College Football Bowl Game

    MVP warning: You're entering a safe space where there will be no such talk about there being too many bowl games...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 2 months ago 5,305 reads 13 comments

  16. One Thing We Learned About Each Top 25 College Basketball Team in Opening Month

    More than a month of college basketball is in the books, but is it enough time to definitively judge how the 2016-17 season will go? Nope, but it is quite adequate for the purposes ...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 2 months ago 28,456 reads 26 comments

  17. Best Bets for 2016-17 College Football Bowl Season

    Need a little extra scratch to make it through the holidays, or to pay for all those generous gifts you've purchased for family and friends? Have no fear, bowl season is here for those ...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 2 months ago 4,266 reads 3 comments

  18. Grand Canyon Has Found the Secret to Rapid Division I Basketball Success

    PHOENIX — College basketball's top division has 351 members for the 2016-17 season, an increase of nearly 11 percent since 2000...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 2 months ago 27,344 reads 14 comments

  19. 10 Bowl Games with Best 2017 NFL Draft Prospects to Watch

    As if you needed another reason to watch bowl games—the fact that they're the last batch of real college football you'll get for another nine months is reason enough—there's ...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 2 months ago 14,093 reads 22 comments

  20. Ranking the 10 Best CFB Bowl Games of the Season

    It's the happiest time of year in college football. The three-plus weeks when bowl games are an almost-daily occurrence as they help get us through the rest of 2016 and the start of 2017...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 2 months ago 18,765 reads 38 comments

  21. Ranking the Top 25 Players from the 2016 College Football Season

    With 128 FBS teams each having upward of 80 scholarship athletes, on any given Saturday this fall there were nearly 10,000 college football players in action, working to be the best they could be...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 2 months ago 33,406 reads 148 comments

  22. Heisman Winner Lamar Jackson's Top 10 Plays of 2016 Season

    Lamar Jackson officially became Louisville's first Heisman Trophy winner and the second from the ACC in the past four seasons on Saturday night, but his path to that prestigious honor started on a Thursday night in September...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 3 months ago 16,195 reads 10 comments

  23. Ranking the 10 Worst Losses So Far in the 2016-17 College Basketball Season

    No one likes to lose, but in many instances, something good can come from a defeat. These are not examples of that. We're about a month into the 2016-17 season and, as is the case every year, we've had quite a few head-turning results...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 3 months ago 2,251 reads 0 comments

  24. Teams on Upset Alert in 2016-17 College Football Bowl Season

    The ultimate goal of every college football bowl game is to put together a matchup that's both entertaining and competitive...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 3 months ago 7,842 reads 21 comments

  25. Top 5 Heisman Moments of 2016

    When did we know? Looking back, when was that instance where college football's top players did something so spectacular that it basically became a foregone conclusion they would ...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 3 months ago 6,049 reads 6 comments