1. Cinderella Rankings for 2016 March Madness Hopefuls Ahead of Conference Tourneys

    It takes a ticket to get into the NCAA tournament, but to get fitted for a glass slipper requires something extra...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 6 months ago 17,883 reads 17 comments

  2. The 50 Biggest Position Battles in 2016 College Football Spring Camp

    The term "spring practice" is a relative one in college football, since several schools start (and even finish) these offseason workouts before winter is over...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 6 months ago 44,402 reads 67 comments

  3. 10 Teams Built to Bust Brackets in the 2016 NCAA Tournament

    When it comes to the madness of March, there's no greater source than mid-major college basketball teams that lay waste to your bracket...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 6 months ago 13,759 reads 27 comments

  4. Cal vs. Arizona: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

    Gabe York's three-pointer with 17.9 seconds left capped an 11-0 game-ending run, giving No. 18 Arizona a 64-61 home win over 25th-ranked California in Pac-12 play on Thursday night...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 6 months ago 2,614 reads 11 comments

  5. College Football's Top DEs Entering 2016 Spring Practice

    The ability to pressure the quarterback is as important as any part of a defensive scheme, and the top teams in college football tend to do this better than anyone else...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 6 months ago 23,548 reads 207 comments

  6. The Next Nick Saban: 7 Up-and-Coming Candidates Who Might Have What It Takes

    Nick Saban wasn't always the greatest active coach in college football. That took a while to develop. He had a modest start to his career, not achieving notable success until the ...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 6 months ago 24,784 reads 70 comments

  7. Duke Basketball: Highs and Lows of Blue Devils' 2015-16 Season So Far

    It's been quite an up-and-down season for the Duke Blue Devils. Many times, the defending national champions have looked nothing like championship contenders, while at other times, they've resembled a team capable of making another deep postseason run...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 6 months ago 4,182 reads 12 comments

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

    The calendar has turned to March in college basketball, which for teams across the country means we've reached crunch time for the 2015-16 season...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 6 months ago 28,610 reads 43 comments

  9. Baylor vs. Oklahoma: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

    Oklahoma blew a 24-point second half lead but managed to rally late for a 73-71 home win over Baylor on Tuesday night...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 6 months ago 14,730 reads 25 comments

  10. Top 50 College Football Players Entering Spring Practice

    This past weekend's NFL Scouting Combine highlighted the immense amount of talent that comes from the college ranks each season. But those players are gone, and it's time to focus our attention on those standouts who remain...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 6 months ago 60,581 reads 312 comments

  11. College Basketball Games This Week with Major 2015 NCAA Tournament Implications

    We're down to the final week of the regular season in college basketball, the last chance before the conference tournaments for teams to build their resumes...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 6 months ago 4,478 reads 12 comments

  12. Duke Basketball: Blue Devils' Biggest Storylines Ahead of UNC Showdown

    Duke's loss Sunday at Pittsburgh eliminates it from being able to win the ACC title, but there is still a lot at stake in this final week of the regular season. The Blue Devils are fighting for position in the conference tournament in Washington, D...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 6 months ago 5,242 reads 12 comments

  13. The Coaches on the Hottest Seats in College Basketball with March Approaching

    The 2015-16 college basketball season is about to reach the madness of March, which might be the last time some coaches flip the calendar in their current jobs...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 6 months ago 13,353 reads 22 comments

  14. 10 Embarrassingly Soft 2016 College Football Schedules

    A college football team's schedule is the map through which it must navigate to reach its season goals, whatever they may be...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 6 months ago 58,123 reads 134 comments

  15. 25 Biggest Trap Games for 2016 College Football Season

    With a few exceptions from the mid-major ranks, the schedules are out for college football's 2016 season. We can start to assess the type of journey top teams will navigate on the ...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 6 months ago 16,353 reads 38 comments

  16. Biggest X-Factor for Each AP Top 25 Team in College Basketball

    College basketball's regular season is reaching its final stretch, with schools positioning themselves for what they hope will be a long run through March's madness...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 6 months ago 32,837 reads 53 comments

  17. Nonconference Home-and-Home Series College Football Fans Want to See

    More and more top college football teams are showing the willingness to square off in nonconference action, though many still opt for the one-time meetings held at neutral sites. That's better than nothing, but we're always hoping for more...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 6 months ago 13,860 reads 125 comments

  18. Duke Basketball: Biggest Focal Point for Each Blue Devils' Rotation Player

    Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski is known for not using many players in his rotation, especially late in the season, but in 2015-16 this has been taken to the extreme...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 6 months ago 5,258 reads 12 comments

  19. 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 6 months ago 10,160 reads 22 comments

  20. 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 6 months ago 64,221 reads 163 comments

  21. 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 6 months ago 37,051 reads 61 comments

  22. 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 6 months ago 9,092 reads 38 comments

  23. 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 6 months ago 13,142 reads 28 comments

  24. 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 6 months ago 38,189 reads 36 comments

  25. 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 6 months ago 27,910 reads 32 comments