1. USC Football: Who Should Trojans Start at QB in 2016?

    A quarterback competition isn't unique to USC; they're happening all over college football training camps this month including elsewhere in the Pac-12 Conference...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 4 months ago 3,323 reads 4 comments

  2. 16 Non-Power 5 College Football Players You Need to Know for the 2016 Season

    This might shock you, but college football teams that hail from outside the power conferences also have some pretty good players. No, really, they do...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 4 months ago 5,144 reads 12 comments

  3. Every College Football Playoff Contender's Secret Weapon in 2016

    The term "playoff contender" gets thrown around a lot in college football, but in most cases, it's warranted. For most teams, this is usually based on the talent they have to work with...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 4 months ago 43,127 reads 274 comments

  4. Olympic Swimming 2016: Results and Highlights from Wednesday's Day 5

    Day 5 of swimming at the Rio Olympics is in the books, with four different countries winning gold medals on Wednesday...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 4 months ago 44,880 reads 34 comments

  5. College Basketball Players Who Haven't Scratched the Surface of Their Talent

    First impressions are huge, but they're not everything. College basketball is a great example of this, as some of the best players in the country this past season didn't get their careers off monster starts...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 4 months ago 23,078 reads 15 comments

  6. Every Top 25 College Football Team's Toughest Game in 2016

    Ask any college football coach what his toughest game will be this season, and don't be surprised if every one of them gives some variation of the same answer: the next one...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 4 months ago 30,845 reads 349 comments

  7. Winners and Losers of 2016 College Football Offseason

    The last official college football game was in early January and the 2016 season is still a few weeks away, but the offseason is just about over. Congratulations, you've made it...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 4 months ago 40,929 reads 227 comments

  8. 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 4 months ago 28,427 reads 1 comments

  9. 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 4 months ago 90,145 reads 152 comments

  10. 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 4 months ago 48,009 reads 35 comments

  11. 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 4 months ago 50,628 reads 139 comments

  12. 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 4 months ago 55,106 reads 126 comments

  13. 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 4 months ago 3,079 reads 8 comments

  14. 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 4 months ago 40,607 reads 131 comments

  15. 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 4 months ago 25,588 reads 172 comments

  16. 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 4 months ago 6,494 reads 9 comments

  17. 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 4 months ago 55,961 reads 136 comments

  18. 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 4 months ago 5,420 reads 54 comments

  19. 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 4 months ago 11,634 reads 7 comments

  20. 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 4 months ago 16,273 reads 45 comments

  21. 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 5 months ago 23,829 reads 56 comments

  22. 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 5 months ago 31,124 reads 207 comments

  23. 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 5 months ago 8,214 reads 16 comments

  24. 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 5 months ago 86,282 reads 204 comments

  25. 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 5 months ago 11,678 reads 11 comments