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article April 28, 2016

The Unlikeliest Draft Superstar

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For years, Carson Wentz waited in obscurity, not starting at quarterback until his fourth year of high school or fourth year of college. Now, though, the lightly recruited North Dakota State star is poised to steal the spotlight at the NFL draft. More»
jalenramsey article April 28, 2016

The Best Player in the 2016 NFL Draft

Much of the talk leading into the 2016 NFL draft has centered on the quarterback debate, especially after the Rams moved up to No. 1. But while Jared Goff or Carson Wentz will likely be picked first, Florida State DB Jalen Ramsey is the draft's best playmaker. More»
elliott article April 27, 2016

Born to Run: Elliott Is A Sure Bet

NFL teams are increasingly wary of drafting running backs early, but they shouldn't worry about spending a top-10 pick on Ohio State's Ezekiel Elliott on Thursday. With a complete skill set, Elliott is ready to be an instant-impact star in the backfield. More»
draft-all-sleeper article April 26, 2016

NFL Draft All-Underrated Team 2016

A lot of NFL draft emphasis is placed on measurables, and understandably so. But when looking for the biggest and fastest prospects, sometimes ultra-productive college players unfairly fall during the draft. Be happy if your team ends up with these prospects. More»
goff-wentz article April 25, 2016

Rams Should Pick Goff Over Wentz

With the Rams and Eagles trading up to the top of the 2016 NFL draft, there's a good chance that quarterbacks will go with the first two picks: Jared Goff and Carson Wentz. Both have upside, but Goff is the Rams' best bet at No. 1 overall. More»
dantonio-msu article April 22, 2016

Spartan Effort: New Look For MSU

Given the core players that it loses, Michigan State will have a hard time avoiding a step back in 2016. But the mere fact that an eight- or nine-win season would be considered a disappointment illustrates just how successful the Mark Dantonio era has been. More»
ohiostate-draft article April 21, 2016

NFL Draft's Biggest Talent Producers

While the NFL draft is a three-day event focused on players' futures as pros, it serves many purposes. It's also an extended recruiting infomercial for the college teams that produced the top players, and that starts with Ohio State in 2016. More»
kelly-notredame article April 19, 2016

Fighting Irish Ready to Reload

Quarterback may be the biggest question at Notre Dame this offseason, but it may not be the most important question. Regardless of who wins the battle between DeShone Kizer and Malik Zaire, the Fighting Irish's 2016 fate depends on reloading the supporting cast. More»
mcsorley-psu article April 18, 2016

Swing State: Pivotal Year For PSU

Penn State debuted a new offense in its spring scrimmage on Saturday, a big step in a pivotal year for the program under coach James Franklin. The development of that new look in 2016 will go a long way toward determining what the future holds in Happy Valley. More»
unc-hood article April 15, 2016

Tar Heels Not a One-Hit Wonder

With a heartbreaking end to the basketball season and NCAA sanctions still looming, North Carolina does at least have something to look forward to, which isn't always the case: a Tar Heels football team capable of proving last year wasn't a fluke. More»
shawnoakman article April 13, 2016

Ex-Baylor Star Oakman Arrested

Former Baylor defensive end Shawn Oakman was arrested in Waco, Texas, on Wednesday and charged with sexual assault. Oakman, who graduated from Baylor in December, has been preparing for the NFL draft at the end of April. More»
lynnswann-usc article April 13, 2016

Swann Returns to USC as New AD

USC hired former wide receiver Lynn Swann as its new athletic director on Wednesday, despite a lack of experience working in college athletics administration. He replaces former USC quarterback Pat Haden, who replaced former USC running back Mike Garrett. More»
famousidahopotatobowl article April 13, 2016

Bowled Over? No Need For Big Changes

With the college football postseason reaching 40 games, the NCAA has placed a three-year moratorium on adding new bowls. The arguments about too many bowl games are decades-old, though, and they have always been overblown. More»
mcilwain-muschamp article April 12, 2016

Muschamp Goes On The Offensive

The hiring of Will Muschamp at South Carolina was met with a lot of skepticism, and the doubts will continue until he proves he can adapt on offense. In the spring, at least, Muschamp took a step toward doing so behind freshman QB Brandon McIlwain. More»
joshjackson article April 12, 2016

Jayhawks Land Nation's No. 1 Recruit

The college basketball season just ended, and yet Bill Self has already taken a gigantic step toward winning a 13th straight Big 12 regular-season championship next winter, as No. 1 recruit Josh Jackson committed to play for Kansas on Monday. More»
harbaugh article April 8, 2016

NCAA Puts a Stop to Satellite Camps

The NCAA has banned satellite camps, effective immediately, a win for the SEC and ACC that prevents rival coaches from the Big Ten and elsewhere from participating in football camps away from campus. More»
fsuQBs article April 8, 2016

CFB's Most Important QB Competitions

College football hits its spring peak over the next few weeks, with the next three Saturdays standing out as the most popular days for spring scrimmages. It's an important time for quarterbacks hoping to separate themselves in key battles for starting jobs. More»
brunson article April 7, 2016

Twice as Nice: Nova's Repeat Chances

Villanova will celebrate its national championship with a parade in Philadelphia on Friday, reveling in the euphoria of the present. The celebrations might not end there, though, because the Wildcats are in position to make another run at the Final Four next year. More»
2017collegehoops25 article April 6, 2016

Early 2016-17 College Hoops Top 25

Now that we're finished digesting Villanova's remarkable national title win over North Carolina, it's time to start looking way ahead to next season, where Villanova will have plenty of competition -- especially from Duke and Kentucky -- as it tries to repeat. More»
wright-massimino article April 5, 2016

Nobody Wins Championships Like Nova

For three decades, the 1985 Villanova Wildcats stood unmatched in school history, the No. 8 seed that improbably won a national title. Now, they have company, after Monday's buzzer-beating win over North Carolina. Nobody wins storybook titles like Villanova. More»

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