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article February 27, 2015

Kentucky's Most Important Star

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With a team full of stars playing reduced minutes, it's possible that Kentucky won't even have a first-team All-American this year. If anything stands out as the key to an undefeated run, though, it's the superhuman skill set of Willie Cauley-Stein. More»
postcombine_mockdraft article February 25, 2015

Post-NFL Combine Mock Draft

With the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine in the books, the NFL draft process has reached an important benchmark. Before free agency begins, we take a look at the first 32 picks with an early projection of how the first round might play out on April 30. More»
winston_combine article February 23, 2015

Nothing New For Winston

Every aspect of Jameis Winston's presence at the NFL Scouting Combine was closely scrutinized, from his weight to his ability to handle the press. But anything we saw in Indianapolis was already known by anyone who's been paying attention. More»
okafor_kaminsky article February 20, 2015

The Player of the Year Debate

Both Jahlil Okafor and Frank Kaminsky have lived up to the hype, as the star freshman and the experienced senior battling back and forth for national player of the year honors. While it's hard to argue against Kaminsky, nobody is more dominant than Okafor. More»
QBcompetitions article February 17, 2015

The Top College QB Competitions

While the 2015 NFL draft class is not deep with quarterback talent, neither is the returning pool of starting quarterbacks at the college level, creating a bunch of dramatic races to watch this offseason -- on top of the defending champs returning three stars. More»
combinepreview article February 16, 2015

What to Watch at the NFL Combine

The 2015 NFL Scouting Combine begins Tuesday, with more than 300 NFL hopefuls making their way to Indianapolis to be poked and prodded. From the quarterbacks to the workout warriors, these are 10 storylines to follow as the draft process heats up. More»
speedynoil article February 13, 2015

College Football Stock Watch

Recruiting season gives us an opportunity to closely examine the directions in which college football teams are heading. With the 2015 cycle closed and spring practice beginning, here's a conference by conference look at teams to buy and sell. More»
gonzaga_boise article February 11, 2015

Debating Gonzaga vs. Boise State

Boise State football just won another Fiesta Bowl. Gonzaga basketball is ranked No. 3 and hoping for a deep NCAA tournament run. Both have had unlikely, unprecedented sustained success as outsiders. So who's had the better run? More»
vernonadams article February 10, 2015

Oregon's New Best Bet

Oregon's race to replace Marcus Mariota at quarterback just got a lot more interesting. After starring at FCS power Eastern Washington, Vernon Adams will transfer for the Ducks for his senior year, making a rare leap up in competition to the Pac-12. More»
deansmith article February 8, 2015

Dean Smith's Impact

The sports world lost one of its most legendary coaching figures on Saturday, as North Carolina's Dean Smith died at the age of 83. Smith leaves behind an impeccable legacy, one that stretches far beyond just success on the court. More»
byroncowart article February 5, 2015

Signing Day: What We Learned

With National Signing Day in the books, the recruiting class of 2015 is mostly official. There weren't many surprises on Wednesday, but there was some drama featuring high-profile players. These are 10 lessons to take away from Wednesday. More»
jamesfranklin article February 5, 2015

The Signing Day Spectacle

Signing day at Penn State has evolved greatly in a few short years. While freshmen were largely shielded during the Joe Paterno era, James Franklin's public emphasis on recruiting has made it a heavily emphasized show about the future. More»
instantimpact_signingday article February 4, 2015

Instant Impact Recruits

Freshmen continue to look more college-ready when stepping on campus, and last year's class featured a ton of early contributors. As the class of 2015 recruits sign on Wednesday, which freshmen might make the biggest impact this fall? More»
billsnyder_kstate article February 4, 2015

Recruiting Success vs. Reality

As always, National Signing Day has sparked a debate about usefulness of recruiting rankings. They are generally an effective guide to talent, though, and useful tool for evaluating who's underachieving and who's overachieving. More»
nicksaban_recruiting article February 3, 2015

What Alabama Recruiting Looks Like

From Wallace Wade to Bear Bryant to Nick Saban, Alabama is no stranger to landing top recruits. But in the 21st century, nobody has been a more dominant recruiting force than Saban, who has expanded Alabama's reach to sign No. 1 class after No. 1 class. More»
joshua_dobbs article January 29, 2015

Justified Tennessee Optimism

With another highly rated recruiting class on the way after a dominant bowl win, expectations continue to grow for Tennessee, which under Butch Jones is finally emerging from a long funk. Just don't go declaring the Vols SEC champions quite yet. More»
superbowl_college article January 28, 2015

Super Bowl Stars in College

Tom Brady and Richard Sherman may be among the biggest names of Sunday's Super Bowl, but it hasn't always been that way. As the Patriots and Seahawks prepare to meet, we look back at the best college careers of the Super Bowl participants. More»
recruiting_storylines article January 27, 2015

Pre-Signing Day Storylines

The 2015 college football season is nearing its unofficial beginning, with National Signing Day set for next Wednesday, Feb. 4. As top prospects get set to sign, these are the stories to watch leading into the yearly fax machine circus. More»
coachk_1000 article January 25, 2015

Coach K: Mr. 1,000

Duke's Mike Krzyzewski became the first Division I men's college basketball coach to reach 1,000 wins on Sunday. It may just be an arbitrary round number, but it's an extraordinary milestone that shows off both coaching greatness and longevity. More»
georgesniang article January 22, 2015

Why You Should Root For Iowa State

As college basketball continues to deal with its problem of being too slow and ugly on offense, fortunately there's an oasis to gravitate toward: Iowa State. Fred Hoiberg's aggressive style continues to succeed, and his approach is worth rooting for. More»

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