1. 50 Names You Need to Know for 2016 College Football Season

    Every summer, Entertainment Weekly publishes a summer “Must List” of all the names, events and upcoming trends in movies, TV, music and books that all readers should be aware of...

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  2. Players Who Can Carry Middling CBB Teams to the 2017 NCAA Tournament

    Basketball is a five-man sport, but there are situations where one really good player is all it takes to get a team to reach its goals. And for most college basketball teams, the ultimate goal each season is to make the NCAA tournament...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 21 days ago 3,062 reads 8 comments

  3. Bold Predictions for 2016 College Football Fall Camp

    College football will be here before you know it. That's not exactly what you'd call a bold prediction, as anyone who follows the sport has been anxiously counting down the days since the 2015 season ended in January...

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  4. Favorites and Dark Horses for Every Major College Football Award in 2016

    We're still more than a month away from the start of the 2016 season, yet thanks to the release of sizable "watch lists" for a flew of national awards, it's starting to feel like college football...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 26 days ago 25,157 reads 172 comments

  5. NCAA Basketball Recruiting: Pro-Player Comparisons for Top Class of 2017 Stars

    Ever feel like kids are growing up much faster these days? Nowhere is this more evident than in the sport of basketball, where top high school players are getting evaluated for their pro prospects long before deciding their college paths...

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  6. 16 College Football Freshmen We Can't Wait to See in 2016 Fall Camp

    The 2016 season gets into full swing five weeks from today, at which time hundreds of freshmen will make their collegiate debut. How much they play and in what role will likely depend on how they perform during preseason training camp...

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  7. The Most Entertaining Personalities from College Football Media Days

    Preseason training camps are about to start across the country in the next week or so, moving us ever closer to the 2016 college football season after months and months of down time...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 28 days ago 5,378 reads 54 comments

  8. Predicting Which College Basketball Teams Will Have Breakout Years in 2016-17

    Take a look at a random Top 25 poll in the middle of any college basketball season and you're apt to see a lot of the same names as you would at the beginning or end of that year. Or any other season, for that matter...

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  9. Winners and Losers from 2016 Big Ten Media Days

    The summer "talking season" tour made its stop in Big Ten country this week, the last of the power leagues to have its media days...

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  10. Ranking the Best 5th-Year Seniors in College Football in 2016

    College football scholarships provide the opportunity for four seasons of competition spread over five years, which allows players who aren't ready or needed as freshmen to get a chance to ease into the college game...

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  11. 2016 Fall Camp Previews for Each College Football Top 25 Team

    The first game of the 2016 college football season is just over a month away, and the season kicks into full gear in less than six weeks. That means preseason training camps are just around the corner...

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  12. 20 Sleeper Player of the Year Candidates for College Basketball in 2016-17

    A sure sign that a college sports season is just around the corner is the release of preseason "watch lists" for various national awards. This is happening right now for college football, indicating that sport is soon to be underway...

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  13. Preseason College Football Rankings 2016: Predicting Amway Coaches Top 25 Poll

    With media days underway and preseason camp just around the corner, college football coaches are already getting busy even with the 2016 season still more than a month away...

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  14. Predicting the Most Improved College Basketball Teams in the 2016-17 Season

    College basketball's cyclical nature makes it so even the most downtrodden teams one season have as good a chance as any to be competitive the following year. And there are plenty of different ways to achieve this improvement...

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  15. Winners and Losers from 2016 Big 12 Media Days

    Two days of Big 12 coaches and players previewing the 2016 season are in the books, and now it's time to look back on what stood out the most in Dallas. It was a mix of good and bad, hitting the extreme in both directions...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 1 month ago 22,681 reads 110 comments

  16. Big 12 Media Days 2016: Best Quotes and Reaction from Day 1

    College football "talking season" continued Monday with the Big 12 Conference getting its turn at the podium. But for commissioner Bob Bowlsby, he might have been better off avoiding microphones altogether...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 1 month ago 7,361 reads 50 comments

  17. Bold Predictions for Top College Football Freshmen in 2016

    Hundreds of new players will be joining college football teams this summer, but a select number will draw far more attention than the rest...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 1 month ago 53,742 reads 122 comments

  18. Winners and Losers from 2016 Pac-12 Media Days

    Two days of interviews, photo sessions and bottle-flipping demonstrations are in the books, putting a quick finish to the Pac-12 Conference's media days in Hollywood, California...

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  19. Predicting the Best Scorers at Each Position for the 2016-17 CBB Season

    Basketball is a beautiful game full of amazing feats of athleticism. But stripped down to its bare bones, it really comes down to which players and teams are most capable of getting the ball into the basket...

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  20. Pac-12 Media Days 2016: Best Quotes and Reaction from Day 1

    The Pac-12 Conference is the second league to hold its college football media days, beginning the first of its two sessions on Thursday in California just as the SEC ended its four-day marathon on the other side of the country...

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  21. Teams Most Likely to Produce 2016 Heisman Finalists

    We're smack dab in the middle of “Watch List” season—that portion of college football's preseason when nearly all of the national awards organizers release early lists of players they're considering for their honor...

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  22. Biletnikoff Award Watch List 2016: Full List and Bleacher Report Favorites

    Pass-catchers have taken center stage during college football's “watch list” season with Wednesday's announcement of players up for the Biletnikoff Award, which is given to the nation's outstanding receiver...

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  23. Ranking the Best Redshirt Freshmen in College Basketball in 2016-17

    As with college football and every other college sport, college basketball's scholarship players are given up to four years of eligibility that can be used within a five-year period...

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  24. Ranking College Football's Best Weeknight Games of 2016 Season

    College football isn't just about all-day Saturday binges. A real diehard fan has to be prepared to take in the action on almost a nightly basis thanks to the proliferation of weeknight games...

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  25. Florida Football: Best Quotes and Key Takeaways from SEC Media Days

    Defending SEC East Division champion Florida got its turn in front of the cameras and microphones Monday during the first day of SEC media days in Hoover, Alabama...

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