1. UNC Basketball Recruiting: Will Lack of Early Commits Lead to Weak 2015 Class?

    North Carolina is welcoming in one of its best recruiting classes of the past decade, as the trio of prospects headed to campus this fall resulted in a No. 3 overall ranking by 247Sports ...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 2 days ago 5,063 reads 17 comments

  2. NASCAR at New Hampshire 2014 Qualifying Results: Live Leaderboard Updates

    Kyle Busch needed just two trips out on the track at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Friday to lock up the pole for Sunday's Camping World RV Sales 301...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 2 days ago 11,640 reads 1 comments

  3. Projecting Every College Football Conference's Surprise Team for 2014

    At this time last year, very few people could have predicted that Auburn would play for the national title. Coming off a 3-9 record and with a new head coach, there might have been hope and optimism, but to expect what the Tigers did wasn't realistic...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 3 days ago 32,256 reads 138 comments

  4. Predicting the 10 Biggest Inside-Outside Threats for the 2014-15 CBB Season

    Speed and skill on the perimeter, size inside. This two-ingredient recipe for a balanced attack in college basketball seems simple, but if that were the case, everyone would be serving up that dish...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 4 days ago 30,448 reads 67 comments

  5. 1 Trap Game for Every College Football Team in 2014

    If every college football team had complete control over its schedule, you'd see a very distinct pattern of schools splitting up their road trips and ensuring quality opponents aren't lumped together in succession...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 5 days ago 70,466 reads 23 comments

  6. Power Ranking the Top 25 Fastest College Football Players for 2014

    Speed is the ultimate weapon in today's college football. Have it, and you can compete with anyone, no matter the difference in size, skill or talent. Don't have it, and you'll get left in the dust...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 7 days ago 71,801 reads 77 comments

  7. NASCAR at Daytona 2014 Qualifying Results: Live Leaderboard Updates

    Rain wreaked havoc on Daytona International Speedway on Friday, but not before David Gilliland earned his first pole since 2007 after qualifying was cut short early for the Coke Zero 400...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 9 days ago 24,904 reads 4 comments

  8. 12 College Football Teams Guaranteed to Struggle on Offense in 2014

    In the high-scoring world of college football, to struggle offensively is a relative term. In 2013 nearly half of the 126 FBS programs averaged 30 points a game or more, and scoring ...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 10 days ago 29,096 reads 172 comments

  9. Ranking College Basketball's Most Memorable Moments in the Past Decade

    Where were you when ... ? It's something that gets said about major events and occurrences in popular culture, happenings that are so memorable you can't help but remember what you were doing when they happened...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 10 days ago 1,482 reads 5 comments

  10. College Basketball Recruiting 2015: Players Whose Stock Is Soaring This Summer

    There's more than just temperatures rising during the summer months. When it comes to college basketball recruiting, that's when getting hot does the most to improve a prospect's stock and get them the best scholarship offers...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 11 days ago 6,063 reads 3 comments

  11. UNC Basketball: Does James Michael McAdoo Have an NBA Future?

    With 107 all-time draft picks and 46 players taken in the first round, there's no question that North Carolina is at or near the top when ranking which schools produce the most NBA players...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 12 days ago 14,093 reads 18 comments

  12. How College Football's Realignment Craze Has Affected Travel Schedules

    When Tulsa plays its first league road game as a member of the American Athletic Conference this October, the trip to Philadelphia to face Temple will be the culmination of months of preparation and planning...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 13 days ago 5,959 reads 5 comments

  13. The 10 Best College Football Trick Plays of the BCS Era

    Who doesn't love a good trick play every now and then? Seeing a college football team execute a preplanned bit of deception to perfection is one of the many great pleasures of the game...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 14 days ago 44,883 reads 80 comments

  14. College Basketball Stars Who Will Face Unrealistic Expectations in 2014-15

    Predictions and projections are as much a part of sports as the actual results. Using past performance and other factors, trying to figure out how a team or a player will fare in future contests has almost become second nature...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 18 days ago 44,063 reads 29 comments

  15. UNC Basketball: Dean Smith's Legacy Continues to Live on in Today's Coaches

    Dean Smith's last game as a college basketball coach was in 1997 when his North Carolina team fell to eventual national champion Arizona in the Final Four...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 19 days ago 3,447 reads 9 comments

  16. 13 College Football Players Who Could Set Stat Records This Season

    The 2014 college football season is shaping up to be one for the record books. School, conference and even FBS benchmarks are likely to be established this fall in a slew of statistical categories...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 19 days ago 20,794 reads 35 comments

  17. Predicting the Top 25 College Football Programs of the Next 10 Years

    With all of this talk of autonomy, breaking off into new divisions, paying players and other off-the-field issues, college football is at a crossroads...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 21 days ago 149,767 reads 266 comments

  18. NASCAR at Sonoma 2014 Qualifying Results: Live Leaderboard Updates

    Jamie McMurray will sit on the pole for the Toyota/Save Mart 350 for the second straight year after winning qualifying Saturday morning at Sonoma Raceway. McMurray, who set the course record with a speed of 76...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 22 days ago 17,624 reads 2 comments

  19. UNC Basketball: Despite Troubles, P.J. Hairston Proving Value at NBA Workouts

    Like dozens of other professional basketball hopefuls, P.J. Hairston has spent his past two months bouncing across the country from gym to gym, using every chance he can get to show ...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 23 days ago 15,620 reads 14 comments

  20. How BCS Era Turned the Heisman Trophy into Glorified QB Award

    This year will mark the 80th anniversary of the Heisman Trophy , the most prestigious award in college football...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 24 days ago 12,827 reads 77 comments

  21. Predicting the Best Duos in College Basketball for the 2014-15 Season

    There's Batman and Robin, peanut butter and jelly (or chocolate, depending on the situation), Siskel and Ebert. By themselves, they're good—but together they're great...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 24 days ago 19,711 reads 16 comments

  22. Offseason Storylines College Basketball Fans Wish Would Go Away

    The college basketball season officially runs from November to early April. This is when actual games are contested and players get to (mostly) focus on playing the game. Then there's the long offseason, when it seems like far too much happens...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 25 days ago 18,409 reads 21 comments

  23. Bleacher Report's Summer Predictions for Every Major College Football Award

    There are still more than two months before the 2014 college football season finally welcomes us back with open arms, and we're doing our best to pass the time until those first kickoffs...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 26 days ago 76,281 reads 61 comments

  24. Ranking the Top 50 Must-Watch College Football Games of 2014

    If the DVR could be programmed all the way out to mid-December, we'd be all set for the 2014 college football season. Instead, we have to settle for marking the calendar with when and where to watch the 50 must-see games of the 2014 season...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 28 days ago 76,209 reads 142 comments

  25. College Basketball Stars Who Will Be Sleepers for 2014-15 All-American Team

    College basketball is full of star players, but only a select few get to be called All-Americans. Whether it is The Associated Press version or one from another outlet, making an ...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 29 days ago 25,113 reads 31 comments