1. Kansas vs. Baylor: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

    The Big 12 continues to belong to Kansas, which moved closer to an amazing 12th straight conference regular-season title with a 66-60 win Tuesday at Baylor...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 2 months ago 10,140 reads 22 comments

  2. 1 Thing Opponents Should Fear About Every Power 5 College Football Team in 2016

    Fear is healthy; it helps promote awareness. The absence of fear can lead to overconfidence, which can be a recipe for disaster. Using fear as a teaching tool might seem counterproductive, but it can work in the sports world...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 2 months ago 63,750 reads 163 comments

  3. Sleeper Rankings for the 2016 NCAA Tournament

    The only thing harder than trying to predict which teams will earn No. 1 seeds in the NCAA tournament might be picking the schools that have the best shot to knock off those top seeds and make a surprise run...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 2 months ago 36,826 reads 61 comments

  4. Duke Basketball: Teams the Blue Devils Don't Want to See in the NCAA Tournament

    Duke just finished a rigorous four-game stretch against ranked ACC opponents in which they went 3-1, the loss coming Saturday at Louisville...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 2 months ago 9,045 reads 38 comments

  5. College Basketball Players Who Create Matchup Nightmares

    Rule changes in college basketball have led to increased scoring in the 2015-16 season, making it even harder to stop most players and next to impossible to slow down the best in the country...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 2 months ago 12,744 reads 28 comments

  6. Every Power 5 College Football Team's Most Important Returning Player for 2016

    We know who's gone and what their loss means. We know who's coming in, and there are plenty of projections of how some newcomers can help right away...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 2 months ago 35,053 reads 36 comments

  7. NCAA Tournament 2016: Stock Watch for Bubble Teams at Week 15

    With Selection Sunday only a few weeks away, we're getting a clearer picture of how most of the NCAA tournament field will pan out...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 2 months ago 27,812 reads 32 comments

  8. What These Hot Seat College Football Coaches Must Do in 2016 to Keep Their Jobs

    Coaching stability in college football has reached an all-time low. New hires are starting out on the hot seat, and all it takes is one season where expectations aren't met to put a coach's job in jeopardy...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 2 months ago 11,126 reads 54 comments

  9. College Football's Most Predictable Coaches

    It shouldn't be too hard to figure out which coaches made our list of the most predictable in college football, for obvious reasons...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 2 months ago 5,247 reads 20 comments

  10. Duke Basketball: Biggest Takeaways from Blue Devils' Season so Far

    We can't fully write the story of the Duke Blue Devils' 2015-16 season, but a rough outline can be sketched out based on what has transpired to this point...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 2 months ago 3,219 reads 15 comments

  11. Ranking College Football's 25 Hardest Schedules for 2016

    A college football team's chances for success are based mostly on the players it has, the coaching those players get and how those things come together in on-field performance...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 2 months ago 35,039 reads 99 comments

  12. Updated Freshman of the Year Rankings in College Basketball for 2015-16

    It's a good thing the Freshman of the Year competition isn't treated like a presidential primary, or by this point we'd have already called the race for the winner, and all remaining attention would be on second place...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 3 months ago 26,452 reads 74 comments

  13. Nonconference College Football Showdowns We Wish We Could Schedule in 2016

    A push for better nonconference scheduling in college football will pay off during the 2016 season, when arguably the best slate of such games is on tap...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 3 months ago 35,781 reads 219 comments

  14. Duke Basketball: Best- and Worst-Case Scenarios for Rest of Blue Devils' Season

    With its 63-62 win over Virginia on Saturday, Duke has thrown itself back into the race for the ACC title only a few weeks after it seemed like the 2015-16 season was headed for disaster...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 3 months ago 11,507 reads 18 comments

  15. The Biggest Trap Game for Each AP Top 25 Team in College Basketball

    There are less than four weeks left in the 2015-16 college basketball regular season, which means every game left on the schedule is huge when it comes to building momentum for the postseason...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 3 months ago 33,339 reads 57 comments

  16. The Best Offensive Minds in College Football

    No offense to a certain defensive-minded professional football championship game that just played out in front of millions of viewers over the weekend, but at the college level we still love our production...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 3 months ago 19,288 reads 83 comments

  17. Duke Basketball: Top Storylines to Follow in Remainder of Regular Season

    A hard-fought 72-65 home win over the Louisville Cardinals on Monday marked the first time during the 2015-16 season that the Duke Blue Devils knocked off a ranked opponent...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 3 months ago 3,744 reads 13 comments

  18. The Highest 2017 Recruiting Priority for College Basketball's Top Programs

    College basketball recruiting is a never-ending cycle, one where coaches have to be constantly aware of what their team needs will be not just next season but several years into the future...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 3 months ago 20,337 reads 40 comments

  19. Replacements for Every Projected 1st-Round Pick in B/R's 2016 Mock NFL Draft

    The good news is your college football team managed to produce a projected first-round NFL draft pick, maybe more. The bad news is it has to replace those future pros...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 3 months ago 40,281 reads 123 comments

  20. Predictions for the College Careers of the 2016 5-Star Recruits

    Being a 5-star college football prospect doesn't guarantee they will have a successful career, though that's the expectation at the outset...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 3 months ago 12,735 reads 26 comments

  21. Duke Basketball: Picking Blue Devils' Best Crunch-Time Lineup

    It's important for college basketball teams to get the best sets of players on the court for late-game situations, but sometimes you just have to go with what's available...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 3 months ago 3,943 reads 18 comments

  22. Every Power 5 College Football Team's Top 2016 Recruit

    A college football team's recruiting class is judged by the sum of its parts, but there's no denying the player at the top tends to draw the most initial interest...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 3 months ago 29,399 reads 41 comments

  23. Conference Rankings Based on Final Four Potential in 2015-16 Season

    Last season we could refer to teams like Kentucky, Duke and Wisconsin as Final Four contenders, and hardly anyone would bat an eye. This year? Well... The 2015-16 season has been wide-open, with no dominant teams separating themselves from the field.

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 3 months ago 29,717 reads 75 comments

  24. USC Football Recruiting: Meet the Trojans' 2016 Class

    A huge surge of commitments on national signing day helped propel USC to another strong recruiting class, finishing in the top 10 for the third year in a row...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 3 months ago 17,536 reads 38 comments

  25. The Best Inside-Outside Duos in College Basketball in 2015-16

    Having a high-scoring guard is helpful in college basketball, and the same goes with having a productive post man. Those teams that have both have something doubly special...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 3 months ago 10,583 reads 40 comments