1. College Football Teams Impacted Most by Injuries in 2014

    There is no game-planning for injuries. Try as they might, college football coaches still haven't found a way to prevent the inevitable injuries that pop up and throw a wrench into their plans for the upcoming season...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 1 month ago 26,096 reads 32 comments

  2. College Football Title Contenders with Easiest 2014 Schedules

    The College Football Playoff and its selection committee have replaced the computer- and poll-driven BCS this season, and consequently a premium has been placed on having a schedule ...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 1 month ago 22,747 reads 142 comments

  3. 7 Teams Ready to Climb the CFB Mountain

    For what seems like forever, the college football landscape resembled a wide-open terrain, one where all the best teams in the country were spread all over in hopes of being considered the best of the best...

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  4. Ranking the Top 50 College Football Team Schedule Posters of 2014

    College football's schedule poster game is strong this season. The glossy, stylized promotional posters that pretty much every school creates each year serve a few purposes, not ...

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  5. The 10 Best Ineligible College Football Players for 2014 Season

    A virtual all-star team of college football talent won't see the field during the 2014 season because of ineligibility...

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  6. Predicting the Best 3-Point Shooting Big Men in College Basketball for 2014-15

    Big men who score inside are a dime a dozen, it's what they're supposed to do after all as the biggest player on the team. But guys with size who can also shoot it from outside? Well, that's a scorer of a different color...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 1 month ago 12,034 reads 26 comments

  7. UNC Basketball: What We Learned from Tar Heels' 2014 Bahamas Exhibition Trip

    North Carolina's weekend trip to the Bahamas featured sightseeing, ice bucket challenges and water slides. Oh, and a pair of basketball games that provided two very different results...

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  8. Every Top 25 College Football Team's Toughest Game in 2014

    Even the most diehard college football can't deny that their team's schedule has at least one land mine. No matter how good a team is, each year there's always that one game that causes a skip to the heartbeat, for sweat to form on the brow...

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  9. The 6 Most Overrated College Football Teams in the 2014 Preseason AP Poll

    In the grand scheme of things, preseason rankings in college football are quite meaningless. Even more than in years past, where a team is ranked (or not ranked) to begin the season ...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 1 month ago 132,947 reads 516 comments

  10. College Football Preseason Rankings 2014: Comparing AP and Amway Coaches Top 25

    With Sunday's release of The Associated Press preseason Top 25 poll, we now have rankings from the media and from coaches ( Amway poll came out July 31) to give us an idea of where the top teams stand...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 1 month ago 65,096 reads 21 comments

  11. 10 College Football Teams with the Best Chance to Pull a Week 1 Upset

    The opening week of the 2014 college football season is less than two weeks away, and the slate of games that will welcome us back from the long offseason features plenty of great matchups...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 1 month ago 42,462 reads 124 comments

  12. NASCAR at Michigan 2014 Qualifying Results: Live Leaderboard Updates

    Jeff Gordon won the pole for Sunday's Pure Michigan 400 in record-setting fashion, one of several drivers to obliterate the Michigan International Speedway track record during Friday's qualifying...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 1 month ago 16,020 reads 2 comments

  13. College Football Freshmen Turning Heads in 2014 Fall Practice

    Not all freshmen are created equal, at least in terms of hype and expectation. For every Leonard Fournette, Jabrill Peppers or Raekwon McMillan, dozens of other incoming recruits show up at fall practice with little to no fanfare...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 1 month ago 150,917 reads 78 comments

  14. Predicting the Best Big Men for the 2014-15 College Basketball Season

    The flash and flair on the outside draw most of the attention and praise. But without the beef and brawn inside, most college basketball teams will fail to make it big in the absence of bigs...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 1 month ago 22,470 reads 86 comments

  15. Incoming College Basketball Freshmen Most Likely to Stay for Multiple Seasons

    To go pro or stay and play—that is the scenario that most of the top incoming freshmen in college basketball face on an annual basis nowadays...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 1 month ago 23,335 reads 21 comments

  16. Re-Grading the AP's 2013 Top 25 Preseason Poll

    There are many valid arguments against the idea of preseason polls in college football, but maybe the most credible one relates to their accuracy. Or, rather, the lack of accuracy...

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  17. UNC Basketball: Expectations and Goals for 2014 Preseason Bahamas Trip

    There will be no live broadcasts on a major sports channel, no fancy, special uniforms and certainly not much fanfare outside of local circles...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 1 month ago 8,395 reads 5 comments

  18. Biggest Winners and Losers from College Football Offseason

    You've almost made it, college football fans. Just a couple of weeks left before the 2014 season is finally here. While it will never compare to the action and excitement of a season of Saturdays, the offseason has been far from boring...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 1 month ago 897 reads 147 comments

  19. NASCAR at Watkins Glen 2014 Qualifying Results: Live Leaderboard Updates

    Jeff Gordon will be going for his fifth win at Watkins Glen, but his first since 2001, after winning the pole during qualifying Saturday for the Cheez -It 355. Gordon established a track record with a speed of 129...

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  20. College Basketball Coaches Most Likely to Be Hired by an NBA Team

    The best in college basketball end up in the NBA. And we don't just mean players. While the NBA draft is the annual event that officially plucks college's top players away from school ...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 1 month ago 31,419 reads 33 comments

  21. 10 Biggest Position Battles to Watch in 2014 Fall Camps

    Training camps are starting up all over the country for college football teams, the beginning of roughly four weeks of preparation for the opening games of the 2014 season in late August...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 1 month ago 34,918 reads 28 comments

  22. NASCAR at Pocono 2014 Qualifying Results: Live Leaderboard Updates

    Kyle Larson will start on the pole for the first time as a NASCAR Sprint Cup driver after blowing away the track record at Pocono Raceway in Friday's qualifying. Larson ran his lap in the last of three qualifying rounds at a speed of 183...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 1 month ago 15,793 reads 3 comments

  23. Amway Top 25 College Football Poll 2014: Season Predictions, Championship Odds

    Now it's starting to get real. Since the streamers and confetti were cleaned off the field at the Rose Bowl after Florida State's BCS Championship Game victory over Auburn, there's been little to do but look ahead to the 2014 college football season...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 2 months ago 85,631 reads 97 comments

  24. College Basketball Conferences with the Most Star Power in 2014-15 Season

    When ranking the many college basketball conferences, there is plenty of data to use to make an educated assessment based on team strength and performance. It's what experts like CBS Sports' Jerry Palm and others do for a living, and they do it well...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 2 months ago 11,318 reads 6 comments

  25. Predicting the Biggest Underachieving Teams for the 2014-15 CBB Season

    We're smack dab in the middle of college basketball's offseason, that long stretch from early April until mid-November when there are no games to keep us entertained...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 2 months ago 20,166 reads 20 comments