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article April 16, 2014

Controlled Chaos

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All of a sudden, Auburn is reinventing itself as the premier innovator in modern college football, leading to debates about the way the game should be played. The Iron Bowl, already so incredibly passionate, has added another layer of intrigue. More»
vicbeasley_clemson article April 10, 2014

A New Identity

Clemson will look a lot different when it takes the field in 2014, with a familiar core of offensive players gone. But that doesn't mean we should forget about the Tigers. Led by a potentially dominant defense and great coaching, they could be ready to surprise. More»
marioedwards article April 8, 2014

Seeing Double

Florida State's spring scrimmage will be nationally televised on Saturday, giving us a first look at the defending champions. With a Heisman quarterback and several key pieces returning, what are the chances of the Seminoles pulling off a rare repeat? More»
tylerlockett article April 3, 2014

Onward and Upward

Over most of the last 25 years, Bill Snyder has spent a lot of time proving people wrong. Kansas State may have fallen off the national radar last year, but that doesn't mean it should be forgotten. In fact, the Wildcats might be college football's best sleeper in 2014. More»
USATSI_7842450 article April 2, 2014

Lucky Number Seven

Last year, UConn was banned from playing in the NCAA tournament. This year, with the help of Shabazz Napier, they've staged an impressive comeback -- and rebounded from getting routed in their season finale -- to earn a spot in the Final Four. More»
finalfour article March 31, 2014

Conference Duel

The final weekend of the NCAA tournament will undoubtedly turn into a referendum on conference strength. Even though the SEC was perceived to have a terrible regular season, it landed two teams in the Final Four and has the odds in its favor. More»
napier article March 29, 2014

Team Effort

This UConn team is Shabazz Napier's, the senior who leads the Huskies in nearly every statistical category. As Iowa State learned, to focus only on Napier at the expense of DeAndre Daniels and Ryan Boatright is a dangerous mistake, one that helped send the Cyclones home. More»
allsweet16 article March 27, 2014

The All-Sweet 16 Team

For those who watch the NCAA tournament to get a good look at top NBA draft prospects, you may be out of luck. But just because many of the star freshmen are gone doesn't mean there isn't individual talent left. Here are the biggest stars to watch. More»
fournette_miles article March 26, 2014

Help Is On The Way

Faced with another rush of underclassmen leaving, LSU has a lot of work to do to stabilize its roster entering the 2014 season, which means investing heavily in younger players. Fortunately, Leonard Fournette may be just the player Les Miles needs. More»
sweet16_1980x1100 article March 24, 2014

Ranking The Sweet 16

Six straight days of basketball have cut the NCAA tournament field all the way from 68 to 16, giving us a clearer picture of where contenders stand now. So as we get set for the Sweet 16, let's re-evaluate each team's championship hopes. More»
blog March 23, 2014

Can Arizona Be Trusted?

Arizona started 21-0 and owns perhaps the nation's best defense, but, like Syracuse, which was ousted from the NCAA tournament Saturday, gets few of its points from beyond the arc. Can the Wildcats avoid the same fate as the Orange? More»
payne_izzo article March 22, 2014

Reaching Their Peak

Due in large part to injuries, Michigan State turned into one of the most disappointing teams of the regular season. But that hasn't stopped the Spartans' bandwagon from filling quickly, and Adreian Payne is proving that the consensus may be right. More»
duke_mercer article March 21, 2014

Ranking Duke's Early Exits

The first weekend of the NCAA tournament becomes especially popular when a rare feat happens: Duke losing, like it did on Friday. So where does Mercer's shocking win fit into a history of the Blue Devils' early March Madness exits? More»
toddgurley_georgia article March 19, 2014

Seeing the Light

From arrests to injuries to heartbreaking losses, Georgia has been subjected to a steady stream of bad news. But despite a disappointing 2013, the program that's always coming up short may have the talent to regroup and compete for a championship. More»
ncaaupsets article March 17, 2014

Ranking The Upset Chances

The most exciting thing about the NCAA tournament is the possibility for thrilling upsets on Thursday and Friday, and nobody likes to pick all favorites in a bracket. So which upsets are most likely? We rank them all, from 1 to 32. More»
jabari article March 17, 2014

Region of Doom

A reasonable case can be made for Wichita State, Louisville, Duke and Michigan to reach the 2014 Final Four. The trouble is that they're all in Midwest, making it the true Region of Doom. In the end, Duke and Michigan State will be the last teams standing. More»
kelly_golson article March 12, 2014

Golden Opportunity

There's a lot of pressure on Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson -- one could say the weight of a football program is on his shoulders. For better or worse the Irish's relevance and Brian Kelly's reputation are tied to Golson's comeback story. More»
sumlin article March 6, 2014

Turning The Page

College Station is much quieter now that Johnny Manziel has moved on to the NFL, but that doesn't mean we should forget about Texas A&M. As a trio battles to replace the transcendent quarterback, the best of the Kevin Sumlin era is still to come. More»
springstorylines2014 article March 4, 2014

Spring awakening

We're still nearly six long months away from the opening of the 2014 college football season, but as spring practices begin across America we'll start to see what's ahead. If you're itching for a college football fix, these are the storylines to follow. More»
nebraska_cornhuskers article February 27, 2014

Stuck In The Middle

For decades, Nebraska has overcome recruiting disadvantages to achieve consistent success nationally. But it's been more than a decade since the Cornhuskers' last top-10 finish, and while they're never dreadful, their national-power status is slipping. More»

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