1. Predicting Every Power 5 College Football Team's MVP for 2014 Season

    Football is a team sport, but like most others it's defined by its individual stars. College football is no different, and with training camps about to begin for the 2014 season it's time to start identifying who to look out for on the field this fall...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 4 hours ago 63 reads 0 comments

  2. NASCAR at Indianapolis 2014 Qualifying Results: Live Leaderboard Updates

    Kevin Harvick swept all three rounds of qualifying Saturday to take the pole for Sunday's Brickyard 400, setting an Indianapolis Motor Speedway track record in the process. Harvick, whose opening-session speed of 188...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 1 day ago 20,107 reads 1 comments

  3. College Football Conference Matchups We Wish We Could See in 2014

    During its media days earlier this week, the Big 12 Conference unveiled a new slogan that both refuted the need for a football championship game and praised its full round-robin scheduling model...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 3 days ago 31,236 reads 136 comments

  4. Predicting the Most Improved College Basketball Teams in the 2014-15 Season

    There's no real downtime in the world of college basketball, not for the players and coaches and certainly not for those of us who cover the sport as media or follow as fans...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 4 days ago 11,282 reads 6 comments

  5. Every Power-5 Conference Team's Biggest Concern Heading into Fall Camp

    Five weeks from now, the 2014 college football season will be officially underway. Well, sort of, if you consider a Wednesday night game between transitioning Georgia State and FCS Abilene Christian to be the appropriate start to the year...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 5 days ago 90,052 reads 23 comments

  6. UNC Basketball: 1 Reason Each Starter Will Be a Success in 2014-15

    The idea of being "successful" is a relative concept, regardless of the situation. It's hard to really put a barometer on what it takes for someone or something to be considered a ...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 5 days ago 4,824 reads 20 comments

  7. Biggest Snubs and Surprises from College Football's Preseason Awards Watch Lists

    There are plenty of signs that college football is just around the corner. Conference media days have started up, with coaches and returning stars raving about how great offseason ...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 7 days ago 37,497 reads 45 comments

  8. UNC Basketball: Breaking Down Tar Heels' 2014-15 Nonconference Schedule

    It's never too early to start looking ahead to what North Carolina is set to face in terms of competition during the 2014-15 season, even if it's not set in stone yet...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 7 days ago 6,655 reads 6 comments

  9. Ranking College Football's Best Weeknight Games of 2014 Season

    Any self-respecting college football fan knows not to have anything planned on Saturdays, because that day is meant for dawn-to-way-past-dusk game viewing...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 10 days ago 66,705 reads 120 comments

  10. Pass-Fail Marks for College Basketball's Top Incoming Freshmen in 2014-15

    Earlier this year, a proposal sent out by school presidents from the Pac-12 Conference included a suggestion that college basketball return to the era of freshman ineligibility as a way of dealing with players leaving school after one year to turn pro.

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 10 days ago 47,886 reads 57 comments

  11. Every Power 5 Conference Team's Greatest Moment from BCS Era

    On Monday we got our first glimpse of the hardware that's going to be given out to the winner of the College Football Playoff, the new system created to determine the FBS national champion...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 12 days ago 24,012 reads 106 comments

  12. How NCAA Basketball's Biggest 2014 Underachievers Can Improve in 2015

    There are about 350 college basketball teams in Division I, but in reality, most of those teams will never have a chance to win a national title...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 12 days ago 11,955 reads 10 comments

  13. Predicting Every ESPN College GameDay Stop for 2014 Season

    Where in the world will Chris, Herbie and Coach Corso end up this season? The games themselves are what get us most excited about college football every fall, but there's also the ...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 14 days ago 121,929 reads 105 comments

  14. 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 16 days ago 9,084 reads 27 comments

  15. 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 17 days ago 12,280 reads 1 comments

  16. 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 17 days ago 44,538 reads 184 comments

  17. 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 18 days ago 32,126 reads 68 comments

  18. 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 19 days ago 79,594 reads 24 comments

  19. 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 21 days ago 73,853 reads 78 comments

  20. 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 24 days ago 25,126 reads 4 comments

  21. 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 24 days ago 30,462 reads 180 comments

  22. 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 24 days ago 1,498 reads 5 comments

  23. 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 25 days ago 6,380 reads 3 comments

  24. 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 26 days ago 16,211 reads 19 comments

  25. 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 27 days ago 6,136 reads 5 comments