1. Summer Olympics 2016: Things to Watch for on Day 2 in Rio

    If Day 2 is anything like the first day of the Rio Olympic Games, we're in for a treat Sunday. Action is scheduled in 22 different sports, eight of which will feature medal events: ...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 1 month ago 28,363 reads 1 comments

  2. Ranking College Football's Best New Uniforms of 2016

    College football is a brutal, vicious sport that requires amazing physical strength and athletic ability in order to be successful. And with all that effort being put forth, it doesn't hurt to look good in the process...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 1 month ago 87,506 reads 152 comments

  3. Every Top 25 College Basketball Team's Most Intriguing Freshman in 2016-17

    As sad as it may be to see so many great college basketball players leave the game each year, some after only one season, there's never a shortage of star talent to get excited about for the following season...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 1 month ago 47,438 reads 36 comments

  4. Amway Coaches Poll Preseason Top 25: Biggest Snubs and Surprises

    Feel like the college football season was never going to get here? Thursday's release of the Amway Coaches Poll preseason Top 25 means we're getting close to the sport's return, ...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 1 month ago 50,585 reads 140 comments

  5. 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...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 1 month ago 54,640 reads 126 comments

  6. 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 1 month ago 3,074 reads 8 comments

  7. 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...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 1 month ago 40,586 reads 131 comments

  8. 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 2 months ago 25,296 reads 172 comments

  9. 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...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 2 months ago 6,316 reads 9 comments

  10. 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...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 2 months ago 55,816 reads 136 comments

  11. 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 2 months ago 5,407 reads 54 comments

  12. 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...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 2 months ago 11,534 reads 7 comments

  13. 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...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 2 months ago 16,241 reads 45 comments

  14. 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...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 2 months ago 23,392 reads 56 comments

  15. 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...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 2 months ago 30,948 reads 207 comments

  16. 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...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 2 months ago 7,983 reads 16 comments

  17. 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...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 2 months ago 85,881 reads 204 comments

  18. 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...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 2 months ago 11,380 reads 11 comments

  19. 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 2 months ago 22,742 reads 110 comments

  20. 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 2 months ago 7,373 reads 50 comments

  21. 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 3 months ago 54,034 reads 122 comments

  22. 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...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 3 months ago 25,439 reads 50 comments

  23. 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...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 3 months ago 62,637 reads 100 comments

  24. 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...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 3 months ago 6,861 reads 24 comments

  25. 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...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 3 months ago 26,220 reads 172 comments