1. UNC Basketball: Playing Marcus Paige at Point Guard Holding the Tar Heels Back

    Marcus Paige proved last year that when he's getting into space, shooting in rhythm and making things happen, he's one of the best players in the nation...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 1 month ago 6,782 reads 17 comments

  2. UNC vs. Kentucky: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

    Top-ranked Kentucky led from wire-to-wire in impressive fashion, racing past No. 21 North Carolina for an 84-70 win Saturday afternoon at home. The Wildcats (11-0) shot 56...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 1 month ago 27,599 reads 67 comments

  3. Top 5 Heisman Moments of 2014

    As the play unfolds, you cannot help but think it: If this guy wins the Heisman Trophy, this is going to be the play that does it...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 1 month ago 58,617 reads 116 comments

  4. UNC vs. Kentucky: Preview and Prediction for Top-25 Showdown

    Two of the most successful—and popular—college basketball teams renew their rivalry on Saturday when No. 21 North Carolina (6-2) visits top-ranked Kentucky (10-0) in one of the more anticipated nonconference games of the season...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 1 month ago 10,380 reads 32 comments

  5. Why Army vs. Navy Is a Must-Watch College Football Rivalry

    The final regular-season college football game of 2014 has no bearing on the playoffs, doesn't have a bowl berth hanging in the balance and isn't going to get the losing team's coach fired...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 1 month ago 7,729 reads 39 comments

  6. Expert Preseason College Football Predictions That Were Way Wrong

    Well, they looked good at the time... Less than four months ago, when the 2014 college football season was still to be played, the long offseason made for a lot of idle time...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 1 month ago 9,560 reads 20 comments

  7. 10 College Basketball Stats so Far in 2014-15 That Are Unsustainable

    It won't last. It can't last. No way, no how. Some of the statistics college basketball teams and players are posting so far this season jump off the page...

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  8. Wisconsin's Best Move Is to Hire Bo Pelini as Badgers New Head Coach

    It might seem crazy, but Bo Pelini would look pretty good in Wisconsin red and white. He's already got plenty of that color pallet in his closet, not to mention the kind of coaching traits the Badgers should be looking for in their next coach...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 1 month ago 29,291 reads 65 comments

  9. SEC Football Announces Awards for 2014 Season

    Heisman Trophy finalist Amari Cooper highlighted the SEC's individual awards, which the conference announced Wednesday ...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 1 month ago 27,999 reads 59 comments

  10. Heisman Watch 2014: Previewing the Finalists' Bowl Matchups

    They're Heisman finalists for a reason. No matter the obstacle (or opposing game plan), the trio of Amari Cooper, Melvin Gordon and Marcus Mariota have proved to be pretty much unstoppable during the 2014 season...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 1 month ago 7,192 reads 70 comments

  11. Wisconsin Football: How Badgers Will Replace Melvin Gordon in 2015

    After a season that could end up being the most productive in FBS history, Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon officially put his name into the 2015 NFL Draft on Tuesday...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 1 month ago 6,814 reads 9 comments

  12. College Football Rankings 2014: Power Ranking All 128 Teams Post-Regular Season

    A final week of regular-season games crowned a bunch of conference champions, awarded playoff invitations for four schools and sent more than 70 teams to destinations all over the country for season-ending bowl games...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 1 month ago 211,658 reads 234 comments

  13. Kentucky Basketball: What John Calipari Has to Gain in 2014-15

    In April, assuming Kentucky presumably cuts down the nets in Indianapolis for its second national title in four seasons, will we look at head coach John Calipari any differently? ...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 1 month ago 5,759 reads 21 comments

  14. Best Non-Playoff Matchups This Bowl Season

    Love them or hate them, there's one thing that can't be denied about the overabundance of bowl games: With so many matchups , it's hard not to end up with at least a few really good ones...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 1 month ago 14,405 reads 29 comments

  15. Ranking the 10 Worst Losses So Far in the 2014-15 College Basketball Season

    If you're squeamish, or have trouble reading about abject disasters, this isn't the story for you. Same if you happen to be a fan of one of the many college basketball teams that has suffered an embarrassing loss already this season...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 1 month ago 30,429 reads 50 comments

  16. Winners and Losers of College Football's Selection Sunday

    We have our playoff. And not surprisingly, we have both happy and unhappy teams, coaches, players and fans...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 1 month ago 96,015 reads 225 comments

  17. College Football Rankings: B/R's Final Regular-Season Official Top 25

    So, did that clear everything up for you? A weekend loaded with key playoff-affecting games didn't really provide much clarity, not with the favorites winning most of them...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 1 month ago 125,372 reads 406 comments

  18. Kentucky Basketball: Were Backcourt Issues Exposed in Hard-Fought Win vs. Texas?

    Kentucky's platoon system continues to win the war, but its backcourt garrison is showing some battle scars. As much as the Wildcats frontcourt struggled in Friday's 63-51 win over Texas, it was nothing compared to how poorly their guards performed...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 1 month ago 6,517 reads 27 comments

  19. Kentucky vs. Texas: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction for SEC Big 12 Challenge

    Willie Cauley-Stein had 21 points and 12 rebounds to help top-ranked Kentucky hold off No. 6 Texas in a sloppy, defense-driven game, winning 63-51 Friday night at home...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 1 month ago 5,423 reads 47 comments

  20. The Most Surprising Stat for Each Top 25 College Basketball Team

    Numbers never lie, but sometimes they tell hard-to-believe stories. Three weeks into the 2014-15 college basketball season, the teams ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 have ...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 1 month ago 25,045 reads 23 comments

  21. 10 Biggest Surprises of the 2014 College Football Season

    Anyone who says they predicted even a few of the craziest things that have happened during the 2014 college football season is 1) a major fan of chaos and 2) probably lying...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 1 month ago 15,132 reads 24 comments

  22. College Football Coaches Most Likely to Be with a New Team Next Season

    The music has started up, and the gears are turning. The annual college football coaching carousel is under way, basically turning the next few months into a near-constant stream of potential changes in leadership at the top of various programs...

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  23. Meet the New Florida Head Coach, Jim McElwain

    The head coaches at college football's most notable programs are household names, but they didn't all start out that way. Jim McElwain isn't exactly a known quantity to the casual fan, but now that he's been hired by Florida, he'll soon become one..

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 1 month ago 22,467 reads 39 comments

  24. UNC Basketball: Are the Tar Heels in for Another Roller Coaster of a Season?

    North Carolina fans have been on this ride before. It wasn't fun last time, either. The Tar Heels' 60-55 home loss to Iowa on Wednesday night threw up all sorts of red flags about what kind of team UNC has this season...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 1 month ago 6,442 reads 59 comments

  25. Heisman Stock Watch 2014: Who's Rising and Falling Post-Week 14?

    The Heisman Trophy starts out like a charity 5K fun run but ends up like the final stretch of a Triple Crown horse race...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 1 month ago 25,862 reads 147 comments