1. NCAA Football Rankings 2016: Hits and Misses from Week 8 Polls

    A pair of top-10 battles produced very different results on Saturday, with one going to overtime while the other was a blowout early on...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 1 year ago 23,604 reads 148 comments

  2. Blue Jays vs. Indians ALCS Game 1: Live Score and Highlights

    Francisco Lindor's two-run homer in the bottom of the sixth inning provided the only scoring in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series, giving the Cleveland Indians a 2-0 win over the Toronto Blue Jays...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 1 year ago 22,927 reads 97 comments

  3. Ranking the Biggest Matchup Problems in College Basketball

    A key to success in college basketball is creating mismatches, moving players around in a manner that a superior athlete is paired up against a defender who can't guard him...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 1 year ago 3,992 reads 4 comments

  4. College Football Picks: Week 7 Predictions for Every Game

    Conference championship games aren't on tap until the first week of December. But thanks to a series of key interdivisional matchups this weekend, we could be seeing a few league title-game previews...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 1 year ago 107,369 reads 165 comments

  5. Ranking the Best Pac-12 Football Matchups of Week 7

    It's a relatively light weekend in the Pac-12 Conference for football, with one-quarter of the league's teams getting a bye to recharge the batteries for the home stretch...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 1 year ago 4,224 reads 1 comments

  6. Cubs vs. Giants NLDS Game 4: Live Score and Highlights

    The Chicago Cubs have moved a step closer to ending its 108-year title drought, while at the same time putting an end to the San Francisco Giants' even-year magic...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 1 year ago 159,477 reads 344 comments

  7. Power Ranking College Football's Top 10 Defensive Players

    With exactly half of college football's 128 FBS schools averaging 30 or more points per game and more than one-third yielding that much in scoring on a weekly basis, it's easy to forget the importance of defense...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 1 year ago 18,873 reads 133 comments

  8. Giants vs. Cubs NLDS Game 3: Live Score and Highlights

    It took a little more than five hours, but the San Francisco Giants managed to hold off elimination for at least one night...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 1 year ago 106,622 reads 380 comments

  9. NCAA Football Rankings 2016: Hits and Misses from Week 7 Polls

    Hurricane Matthew wreaked havoc on last weekend's college football schedule, canceling some games and pushing others back to Sunday...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 1 year ago 21,329 reads 86 comments

  10. NCAA Basketball Stars Playing in the Perfect System in 2016-17

    The best players in college basketball are so talented they could excel no matter where they end up, regardless of the coach in place and the system he runs...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 1 year ago 16,406 reads 27 comments

  11. 10 College Football Teams That Have Improved the Most Since Week 1

    First impressions matter, but over the course of a long college football season, so much can change from that opening game...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 1 year ago 27,486 reads 47 comments

  12. Giants vs. Cubs NLDS Game 1: Live Score and Highlights

    A pitcher's duel between Johnny Cueto and Jon Lester was likely to come down to one mistake, and Chicago Cubs second baseman Javier Baez was the one capitalize on that lone slip-up...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 1 year ago 56,053 reads 174 comments

  13. Blue Jays vs. Rangers ALDS Game 2: Live Score and Highlights

    The Toronto Blue Jays are headed back north with a 2-0 lead in the American League Division Series after scoring a 5-3 win Friday over the Texas Rangers...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 1 year ago 42,669 reads 110 comments

  14. An Early Guide to the 2016-17 College Basketball Season: From A to Z

    Amazingly, we're only five weeks away from the start of the 2016-17 college basketball season. The first games are set for Nov. 11, which will start five months of nonstop action that will excite us on a daily basis...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 1 year ago 6,233 reads 14 comments

  15. College Football Picks: Week 6 Predictions for Every Game

    In the sixth week, they rested. A week after every ranked team in the country was in action, with several tangling against each other, seven Top 25 teams are on a bye (including ...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 1 year ago 137,061 reads 122 comments

  16. Ranking the Best Pac-12 Football Matchups of Week 6

    Divisional play dominates this week's slate of Pac-12 Conference games, as all six matchups pit teams from the same division against each other...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 1 year ago 14,886 reads 20 comments

  17. Buying or Selling Every Top 10 Team as Playoff Contenders

    The first college football playoff rankings will be released four weeks from today, at which time we'll start to get a picture of who's in the running to compete for a national championship...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 1 year ago 29,617 reads 153 comments

  18. Florida State vs. Miami: Game Preview, Prediction and Players to Watch

    What's old is new again in college football, with past great programs such as Colorado, Nebraska and Washington all experiencing a resurgence this season...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 1 year ago 18,470 reads 116 comments

  19. Hottest and Coldest Players in College Football Right Now

    It's heat-check time in college football. After five weeks of tremendous action, we're taking stock of what direction everyone is heading...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 1 year ago 22,218 reads 50 comments

  20. NCAA Football Rankings 2016: Hits and Misses from Week 6 Polls

    With three clashes between Top 10 schools and plenty of ranked teams playing (and losing) on the road, this past weekend of college football had a major impact on the Associated Press Top 25 and Amway Coaches polls...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 1 year ago 74,680 reads 303 comments

  21. Ranking the Top Player-Coach Duos in College Basketball in 2016-17

    Which matters more when putting together a winning college basketball team: talent or coaching? Stop, you're both right. Look back at the top teams in recent years, and they nearly all have something in common...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 1 year ago 23,149 reads 30 comments

  22. College Football Picks: Week 5 Predictions for Every Game

    You know that old "it's a marathon, not a sprint" cliche that's so often used to describe sports seasons? Consider Week 5 a hill in the middle of the course that, depending on how ...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 1 year ago 133,279 reads 228 comments

  23. Ranking the Best Pac-12 Football Matchups of Week 5

    For the first time this season the entire Pac-12 is in action against each other, with league play in full swing as all 12 schools vie to win a division title and play for a conference championship...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 1 year ago 6,212 reads 11 comments

  24. Louisville vs. Clemson: Game Preview, Prediction and Players to Watch

    Is it the game of the year? If not, it's as close as we've gotten so far during the 2016 season. The first battle of Top Five teams this fall is set for Saturday night, with No...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 1 year ago 11,805 reads 72 comments

  25. Ranking the Top Freshmen in College Football from September

    One month of the 2016 college football season is in the books, long enough to start weighing in on which players and teams are making the biggest impact...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 1 year ago 31,697 reads 56 comments