1. UConn Channeling 2011 National Title Team, Becoming Surprise of NCAA Tournament

    One of the biggest surprises of the 2014 NCAA tournament was unofficially written off as a contender as recently as three weeks ago...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 6 months ago 4,848 reads 26 comments

  2. Nick Johnson's Clutch Play, Big Games by Freshmen Lift Arizona to Elite Eight

    You can look at Arizona's 70-64 win over San Diego State in the Sweet 16 from two different angles. There's the one that shows how team leader Nick Johnson put the Wildcats on ...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 6 months ago 2,226 reads 0 comments

  3. Ranking the 25 Must-Watch Spring Games of 2014

    They are the most important games of the year but also one that have absolutely no official effect on any standings, polls or postseason qualifications...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 6 months ago 91,726 reads 157 comments

  4. Predicting the Winners of Every College Football Rivalry Game in 2014

    When college football schedules are released each year, the first thing that fans ask is: When do we play our rivals? It could be the team across town, the one up the road or the program from the other side of the state line...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 6 months ago 115,126 reads 188 comments

  5. Perfect Pairs: The Best Head-to-Head Matchups in the Sweet 16

    The NCAA tournament's Sweet 16 features some great team matchups, and each contest will be exciting in its own right as the best of who remain scratch and claw to get one step closer to the Final Four...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 6 months ago 18,609 reads 25 comments

  6. Preseason College Football Rankings: Spring Practice Top 25

    College football is no longer a five-month sport. It's become a year-round endeavor, with the "offseason" overflowing with tentpole events that include national signing day and (currently) spring practice...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 6 months ago 102,509 reads 170 comments

  7. Iowa State's DeAndre Kane Proving to Be the Ultimate NCAA Tournament Weapon

    Iowa State was still basking in the glow of its second-round win over North Carolina Central on Friday night when the news came down: Georges Niang had a broken bone in his foot and was done for the year...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 6 months ago 6,551 reads 4 comments

  8. Biggest Bracket Busters from Round of 64 in NCAA Tournament

    Brackets are meant to be busted. This is what we're all telling ourselves now, after watching all of that effort, all that careful and meticulous research that went into filling ...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 6 months ago 76,530 reads 63 comments

  9. Ranking the Top 25 College Football Coaches Heading into 2014

    College football coaches are some of the most well-paid individuals in this country, earning millions of dollars to pace a sideline and wear a headset. If only it were that easy...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 6 months ago 23,915 reads 123 comments

  10. NCAA Tournament 2014: Winners and Losers of Day 2

    Tennessee and Cal Poly, welcome to the main bracket. Texas Southern and Iowa, thanks for playing, make sure to grab your commemorative souvenirs on the way back to the airport...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 6 months ago 28,355 reads 6 comments

  11. The Most Important Player for Each College Football Team Heading into 2014

    Spring practices are in full swing for college football teams, who are using this time to take a look at backups and early enrollees who may fill holes or contribute in other ways this fall...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 6 months ago 57,452 reads 15 comments

  12. Players to Watch in 2014 NCAA Tournament's First 4

    The NCAA tournament's First Four shines the spotlight on eight teams that not only earned tickets to the Big Dance but also got the "bonus" prize of getting to play an extra game just to get into the tourney's main field...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 6 months ago 2,820 reads 1 comments

  13. 10 Most Underrated Teams in 2014 NCAA Tournament

    A seed is just a number, right? Seedings for the NCAA tournament are based on a team's performance during the regular season and in their conference tourneys, but this isn't a scientific designation...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 6 months ago 2,095 reads 1 comments

  14. Power Ranking the Top 25 Colleges with the Best Football and Basketball Combos

    Most of the major colleges in this country end up getting labeled in some way that is associated with their athletic programs. Some become known as football schools, others as basketball schools...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 6 months ago 29,059 reads 13 comments

  15. NCAA Tournament 2014: Ranking the Toughest Regions

    Not all regions are created equal. Try as it might, the NCAA men's basketball selection committee faces an impossible task of balancing out all four regions of the tournament field into equal quadrants...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 6 months ago 46,726 reads 55 comments

  16. NCAA Bracket 2014: Complete Guide to East Region

    Will the 2014 NCAA champion come out of the East? That hasn't happened since 2005, when North Carolina took a route through Charlotte and then Syracuse on its way to a victory over Illinois in St...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 6 months ago 9,476 reads 22 comments

  17. Every College Football Team's 1 Position Battle That Will Last Until Opening Day

    Spring practice is in full swing for college football teams throughout the country, and competition is fierce between players vying for any number of starting positions available for the 2014 season...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 6 months ago 69,657 reads 24 comments

  18. Who's the Real Villanova After Shocking Upset to Seton Hall in Big East Tourney?

    The Wildcat is among the most common mascots in college basketball, so it takes much more than a nickname for a school to stand out from the crowd. Arizona's Wildcats do so by being a near-lock for a No...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 6 months ago 6,671 reads 26 comments

  19. Stock Watch for Top Cinderella Candidates in 2014 NCAA Tournament

    The shoe-fitting has begun. If past NCAA tournaments are any indication, Cinderella's slipper should comfortably slip onto a few previously unknown teams here in the next few weeks...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 6 months ago 3,130 reads 3 comments

  20. March Madness Bracket 2014: How You Can Start Winning Your Pool Today

    There are a handful of sporting events that transcend the world of fandom , turning even the most indifferent of followers into diehards . March Madness is one of those, but only in a certain aspect: the bracket pool...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 7 months ago 20,160 reads 1 comments

  21. 25 Deals That Would Happen If College Football Free Agency Existed

    Darn college football and its rules. At least a handful of FBS football coaches must feel that way each year when they come across game film or catch highlights of players from other ...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 7 months ago 7,524 reads 33 comments

  22. NCAA Tournament 2014: Breaking Down the Race for No. 1 Seeds

    Does anyone want to be a No. 1 seed in this year's NCAA basketball tournament? With less than a week until the official 68-team field is announced, the top lines of the bracket are far from set...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 7 months ago 2,553 reads 2 comments

  23. 6 College Football Teams That Are Locks to Win 10 Games in 2014

    The 2014 college football schedules are all but set in stone, with only a few teams still seeking out one more non-conference game and only one league (the American Athletic Conference) ...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 7 months ago 135,805 reads 412 comments

  24. 10 Mid-Major Stars Ready to Make Their Teams This Year's Cinderella

    In the classic fairy tale Cinderella , the prince was able to determine which mystery woman had stolen his heart by finding the foot that fit a glass slipper left behind at the castle...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 7 months ago 3,042 reads 2 comments

  25. Every College Football Team's Most Important Spring Practice Position Battle

    Practice? We're talking about practice? Yes, in college football, practice is very important. And spring practice, besides serving as a way for rabid fans to tide themselves over ...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 7 months ago 49,014 reads 37 comments