1. UNC Basketball: How Tar Heels Stack Up with the ACC's Top Teams

    The appetizers are almost complete, and it's about time for the main course. North Carolina has gone 9-3 during nonconference play, which wraps up Tuesday at home against William & Mary...

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  2. UNC Basketball: Who's Overachieving, Underachieving in 2014-15?

    With the nonconference portion of its schedule almost complete, North Carolina is approaching the halfway point of the 2014-15 season. At 9-3, the Tar Heels have had an up-and-down run so far but are trending upward as ACC play is about to begin...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 11 hours ago 1,846 reads 7 comments

  3. Virginia Tech Must Make More Exciting Offense a Part of Beamer Ball in 2015

    Maybe it was the bowl atmosphere, or the defensively challenged opponent, or the rare change in sideline coaching makeup, or some combination of all three...

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  4. Duke Basketball: Breaking Down Jahlil Okafor's Player of the Year Chances

    Anointed by many as the best player in college basketball this season before ever playing a game, Duke's Jahlil Okafor has done little to dispel that hype...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 4 days ago 3,894 reads 5 comments

  5. The 1 Player Each SEC Team Will Miss Most in 2015

    All good things must come to an end, including the careers of some of the SEC's best players this season. Not including the likely notables who will declare their intentions to turn ...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 5 days ago 34,049 reads 73 comments

  6. Florida State Wise to Extend Jimbo Fisher's Contract Before NFL Comes Calling

    With a national title under his belt and a shot at another coming up in the next few weeks, Jimbo Fisher has the kind of resume that figures to make him an enticing option for NFL teams looking to dip into college for their next coach...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 5 days ago 14,397 reads 107 comments

  7. 2015 College Football Recruits with Most Star Potential

    Reinforcements are on the way. The sadness that comes with the end of a college football season can be tempered by knowing there's a large pool of talent waiting to show up on campuses and contribute right away...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 5 days ago 13,122 reads 26 comments

  8. The Most Overachieving NCAA Basketball Players So Far in 2014-15

    The long offseason that college basketball has gave us a lot of time to look ahead to 2014-15, much of which was spent trying to figure out which players and teams would be expected to excel...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 6 days ago 18,249 reads 16 comments

  9. Ranking the Best Moments of the John Calipari-Rick Pitino Rivalry

    When Kentucky visits Louisville on Saturday, it's not just a matchup of unbeaten and highly ranked teams that have mostly demolished every opponent to get in their way this season...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 6 days ago 5,167 reads 28 comments

  10. Every Power 5 College Football Team's Holiday Wish List

    It's the season of giving, which also means it's the season of getting. For college football's power conference teams, there's something that each and every one wishes they could receive as an end-of-year holiday gift...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 6 days ago 125,833 reads 95 comments

  11. Duke Basketball: Burning Questions for Blue Devils During Long Break

    Duke is in the midst of its second extended break from game action this month, off for 11 days between its win over Connecticut and the next contest Dec. 29 against Toledo...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 7 days ago 6,359 reads 7 comments

  12. Kentucky vs. UCLA: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction for CBS Classic 2014

    Top-ranked Kentucky demolished another quality opponent, jumping out to a 24-0 lead on UCLA before cruising to an 83-42 victory Saturday in the CBS Sports Classic at Chicago's United Center...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 9 days ago 16,043 reads 44 comments

  13. Bold Predictions for Every SEC Football Bowl Game

    With 12 of its 14 teams playing in bowl games this year, the SEC has carried over its distinction as the best conference in the country into the postseason...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 9 days ago 12,138 reads 43 comments

  14. 10 College Football Rosters That Will Look Completely Different in 2015

    As if you needed another reason to devote the next two weeks to bowl games, here's this sobering reality: Many of the teams you'll be watching won't look anything like this next season...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 10 days ago 76,806 reads 135 comments

  15. Kentucky Basketball: Do the Wildcats Need a Go-to Scorer?

    To numbers junkies and analytics aficionados, what Kentucky is doing with its platoon system is mind-boggling. But numbers and data sets don't win games — clutch players do...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 10 days ago 4,006 reads 15 comments

  16. Holiday Wish List for Each Top 25 College Basketball Team

    What do you get for the college basketball teams that (seemingly) have everything? For those currently ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 , life has been pretty good so far in the 2014-15 season...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 10 days ago 21,380 reads 9 comments

  17. UNC Basketball: What's on the Line for Tar Heels vs. Ohio State?

    Ten games into this season, North Carolina still hasn't shown whether it's going to be a good team, a great team or one that struggles all year long...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 10 days ago 7,959 reads 19 comments

  18. Why Fiesta Bowl Matchup of Arizona vs. Boise State Will Be Best Bowl Game

    The paths teams take to get to their bowl games often make for intriguing and entertaining anecdotes. For Arizona and Boise State, the stories are a part of why their meeting in the ...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 10 days ago 10,290 reads 36 comments

  19. Best Remaining College Football Head Coaching Candidates

    Much like the toy store shelves in the days before Christmas, the selection is starting to thin out in terms of top-notch head coaching candidates for the dwindling number of remaining FBS college football openings...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 11 days ago 21,060 reads 19 comments

  20. Predicting MVPs for Every 2014-15 College Football Bowl Game

    Picking who will win each bowl game is one thing, but predicting who will be responsible for those wins is a guess of a different color. It's the last chance to shine for college football's best, as bowl season is only days away...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 11 days ago 68,137 reads 53 comments

  21. Meet Paul Chryst, the Wisconsin Badgers' New Head Coach

    Wisconsin's unexpected football vacancy was among the most shocking stories of the college football coaching carousel, but how the Badgers filled that opening was far less surprising...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 11 days ago 7,497 reads 12 comments

  22. 12 College Football Underclassmen to Watch This Bowl Season

    The soon-to-begin bowl season isn't just a final showcase for players ready to make the jump to the pros. It can also be a coming-out party for underclassmen...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 12 days ago 6,587 reads 11 comments

  23. Big Ten Football: Every Team's Best Moment from 2014 College Football Season

    The Big Ten Conference didn't get a lot of love during the 2014 season, mostly because of a rough start that was sorely lacking in quality wins...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 13 days ago 13,047 reads 25 comments

  24. UNC Basketball: Brice Johnson Must Follow Offensive Blueprint Set vs. Kentucky

    With a few more Brice Johnsons on the court, North Carolina might have actually had a shot to knock off top-ranked Kentucky last Saturday...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 13 days ago 1,182 reads 1 comments

  25. Stock Watch for Top College Basketball Teams After First Month of 2014-15 Season

    Has it really been a month already? After having to wait seemingly forever for the 2014-15 college basketball season to begin, quickly the first month of competition has breezed ...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 13 days ago 27,862 reads 41 comments