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article April 24, 2015

NFL Draft All-Sleeper Team

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With the NFL draft less than a week away, it's time to look at the overlooked players who teams should target on Day 2 or 3. They may not have perfect measurables, but they're proven college players who will have value at the pro level. More»
derrickhenry article April 22, 2015

The Power of Alabama

Alabama no longer feels invincible after its Sugar Bowl losses, and it leaves the spring with lingering questions. Nick Saban has preached about getting more physical, though, and behind Derrick Henry, the Crimson Tide are in perfect position to do it. More»
ohiostate_spring article April 21, 2015

The Ohio State Motivation Game

As Ohio State's spring ended on Saturday with its annual scrimmage in front of over 99,000 people, it's been made clear that the Buckeyes' biggest opponent is complacency. The hype continues to build, but Urban Meyer's focus remains the same. More»
christian_hackenberg article April 20, 2015

The Year of Hackenberg Begins

As the 2015 NFL draft nears, the 2016 cycle is about to begin. That means the spotlight is about to move on to next year's crop of elite talent, including Penn State QB Christian Hackenberg, who is trying to navigate a tricky situation in Happy Valley. More»
swoopes_texas article April 17, 2015

Texas Tries To Move Forward

The first year of the Charlie Strong era was messy, with youth, injuries and an identity crisis contributing to one of the worst Longhorns offenses ever. After a disastrous bowl effort, Texas desperately needs a spring confidence boost. More»
deshaunwatson article April 15, 2015

Clemson's Challenge to Florida State

While Clemson continues to bring in impressive talent, it's been stuck a dominant Florida State program the last few years in the ACC. The Seminoles' run isn't about to stop, but quarterback Deshaun Watson can help changes Clemson's fortunes. More»
urban_meyer article April 13, 2015

Urban Meyer Cashes In

The Urban Meyer-Ohio State marriage has been perfect from the start, with Meyer immediately preventing a post-scandal downturn, then leading the Buckeyes to a national title in his third year. Now, he'll be making an average of $6.5 million per season. More»
jackson_smith article April 13, 2015

The Return of USC

USC has spent years trying to recapture the success of the Pete Carroll era. With scholarship limitations in the past, high-profile recruiting successes and a roster loaded with talent, the pieces are in place to make the Trojans contenders again. More»
kentucky_draft article April 9, 2015

What's Next For Kentucky

Seven Kentucky players announced on Thursday that they'll forgo remaining eligibility to enter the NBA draft, leaving the Wildcats' roster severely depleted entering 2014-15. It might not matter. John Calipari will still have the talent to build a contender. More»
harbaugh_spring article April 9, 2015

College Football's Mystery Team

While hiring Jim Harbaugh was an obvious home run for Michigan, it's hard to know exactly what to expect in his first season. Last weekend's spring scrimmage only complicated matters in the short run, even if long-term optimism is rightfully high. More»
2016earlyCBKtop25 article April 8, 2015

Early 2016 College Hoops Top 25

Another Duke national championship is in the books, and now it's time to ask a question about the future: Can the Blue Devils repeat? While they may be a top-10 team, they'll have stiff competition nationally, especially from their ACC rivals. More»
dekker_winslow article April 5, 2015

A Rematch Worth Savoring

While the biggest story of the season, Kentucky's quest for 40-0, is finished, it doesn't lessen the appeal of Monday's national title game. Wisconsin and Duke have both improved since their December meeting, making for a potentially classic sequel. More»
Draper article April 3, 2015

The 'Mad Men' Guide to Sports

The final season of 'Mad Men' begins on Sunday on AMC, ending one of the most critically acclaimed shows ever. 'Mad Men' has always highlighted the historic events of the 1960s, including touching on the sports culture of the time. More»
finalfour article April 3, 2015

Final Four: Who Will Win It All?

As Kentucky gets set to meet Wisconsin and Duke prepares for Michigan State in Saturday's Final Four in Indianapolis, we break down the positives that could make each team a national champion, and the negatives that could send them home. More»
michiganstate article April 2, 2015

The Michigan State Mystery

In a loaded Final Four, Michigan State is the outlier. While its program is on the level of the other teams, its 2015 team has been a few steps below, earning the Spartans a No. 7 seed. So how did they get here, and can they go any farther? More»
saban article March 31, 2015

Saban Won't Admit His Mistake

Nick Saban came under fire in January for signing Jonathan Taylor, who was dismissed from Georgia following domestic violence charges. Taylor has now been dismissed from Alabama after getting charged again, pointing questions right back at Saban. More»
neworleansbowl article March 31, 2015

Never Too Many Bowl Games

Last college football season featured a record 38 bowl games plus the national championship, and expansion isn't finished. With reports that Little Rock and Tucson could host new bowls, we should continue to embrace the strangest postseason in sports. More»
finalfour article March 30, 2015

A Final Four To Love

You may hate Kentucky, or you may hate Duke, but put all personal feeling aside. The 2015 Final Four, also featuring Wisconsin and Michigan State, is loaded with NBA talent, all-time great coaches and an endless supply of intriguing storylines. More»
elite8preview article March 28, 2015

Elite Eight Viewing Guide

While the matchup in the East was unexpected, this year's NCAA tournament Elite Eight delivers four enticing showdowns. From Kentucky's quest for 40-0 to Gonzaga pursuing its first Final Four bid, here's what to watch this weekend. More»
samdekker article March 27, 2015

Dekker Sends Wisconsin to Elite Eight

While Wisconsin was sloppy at times in Thursday's Sweet 16 win over North Carolina, the takeaways from the game are mostly positive, headlined by the best game of the season from Sam Dekker, who may finally be turning into a star. More»

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