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article February 22, 2017

NCAA Teams On The Rise And Decline

The college basketball regular season is coming to a close, and March Madness is nearly upon us. Who's peaking at the right time? Who needs to break out of a slump before the NCAA Tournament begins? Here are five teams on the rise and five on the decline. More»
GettyImages-631365170 article February 21, 2017

Bama Aims For Comfort On Offense

Jalen Hurts shined in many ways at quarterback for Alabama as a freshman, but his limited passing in the playoff cost the Crimson Tide the national title. His comfort level with new coordinator Brian Daboll is likely to decide next year's national title, too. More»
GettyImages-640666040 article February 20, 2017

Nova Takes Aim At Back-To-Back Titles

Only two teams -- Duke and Florida -- have repeated as national champions since John Wooden's UCLA dynasty. The odds and history may seem to be against Villanova, but the Wildcats continue to look like as strong of a title contender as anyone. More»
GettyImages-625154020 article February 17, 2017

College Hoops Streaks On The Line

While Northwestern suffered a setback against Maryland on Wednesday, it took a giant leap toward its first-ever NCAA Tournament bid with a win at Wisconsin on Sunday. It's one of many long college basketball streaks on the line. More»
GettyImages-619026290 article February 16, 2017

Harbaugh Faces Year 3 Transition

No college football coach has ever owned an offseason news cycle like Jim Harbaugh did one year ago. The hype is likely to be toned down this year with nearly the entire starting lineup gone, but don't expect Michigan to be quiet for long. More»
non-major-number-ones article February 15, 2017

Gonzaga In Rare Company At No. 1

Gonzaga is about to extend its NCAA Tournament appearance streak to 19 years, and for the second time ever, it has risen to No. 1 in the AP poll. The Zags have thus joined exclusive company among the non-power conference teams that have been ranked No. 1. More»
GettyImages-610214672 article February 14, 2017

UCLA's Rosen In Bloom

Five-star freshman Lonzo Ball has transformed UCLA's basketball team back into a power. This was supposed to be the script followed by the UCLA football team with QB Josh Rosen. Entering Rosen's junior year, the pressure on coach Jim Mora couldn't be greater. More»
GettyImages-635189136 article February 14, 2017

Kansas Rally Shocks West Virginia

Down 14 points to No. 9 West Virginia with under three minutes left, Kansas engineered an absurd late comeback, finishing regulation on a 21-7 run to force overtime, where it won 84-80 at Allen Fieldhouse to take a big step toward another Big 12 title. More»
hart-swanigan-mason article February 12, 2017

Hart, Mason Lead Player of Year Race

There is less than month left until Selection Sunday, and on Saturday the NCAA revealed its current top seeds. So what about the individual player of the year race? Josh Hart and Frank Mason lead the way, but there's still a lot of time left. More»
GettyImages-641058648 article February 11, 2017

Nova No. 1 Seed In NCAA Sneak Peek

After three years of weekly College Football Playoff top 25 rankings shows in November, the NCAA Tournament decided to bring a taste of that process to basketball, revealing its current top 16 teams a month before Selection Sunday. More»
GettyImages-631369820 article February 10, 2017

Early Keys To Clemson's Title Defense

One month ago, Clemson celebrated its long-awaited ascent to the top of the college football world. Now, with the recruiting class of 2017 signed, it's time to start looking forward. The Tigers will be expected to take a step back, but there are still high hopes for 2017. More»
GettyImages-634451526 article February 10, 2017

Duke Relaunches Title Campaign

Be afraid, college basketball fans. Duke can still reach its potential. Led by big nights from Grayson Allen, Jayson Tatum and Luke Kennard, the Blue Devils played their best game of the season on Thursday, beating rival North Carolina 86-78. More»
GettyImages-634063878 article February 9, 2017

Kennard's Rise Keeps Duke Goals Alive

Luke Kennard was a five-star recruit who averaged 11 points per game last season, but entering this year, all of the talk at Duke was about Grayson Allen and a new crop of talented freshmen. But with Duke on the verge of disaster, Kennard saved the season. More»
cbb-title-contenders article February 8, 2017

College Hoops 2017: Is Anybody Great?

In the preseason, the big question in college basketball was simple: Can anybody catch Duke? Instead, the question has become: Is anybody actually great? In a season with no great teams, the goal is finding which teams can best minimize their flaws. More»
GettyImages-631367614 article February 7, 2017

Sarkisian Bolts Bama For Falcons

After only one game calling plays, in a national championship loss, Steve Sarkisian is leaving Alabama, replacing Kyle Shanahan as the Atlanta Falcons' offensive coordinator while creating more unexpected drama and change on Nick Saban's staff. More»
GettyImages-394207 article February 7, 2017

Brady Has Defied Math Since College

Every Super Bowl that Tom Brady has played in has been decided by a touchdown or less, including Sunday's stunning 25-point comeback to beat the Falcons. Close games often feel like a coin flip, but Brady has been beating the odds since his Michigan days. More»
GettyImages-633817194 article February 4, 2017

Cyclones' Threes Snap KU Home Streak

Despite trailing at halftime by 14 points, Iowa State rallied with a school-record 18 3-pointers to beat Kansas in overtime on Saturday, ending the Jayhawks' 54-game home winning streak that dated back to 2014. More»
AP_17032720905330 article February 3, 2017

Mapping CFB's Top 2017 Recruits

Understanding the geography of recruiting is important to understanding what happens in college football on the field each fall. With the recruiting class of 2017 signed, we map the top players and break down the states that produce the most talent. More»
signing-day-recap article February 2, 2017

Signing Day Winners And Losers

Another National Signing Day has come and gone, wrapping up college football's recruiting class of 2017 with the last surprising news ever: Alabama signed the No. 1 recruiting class again. Here's our guide to the biggest recruiting winners and losers. More»
buffalomeat article February 1, 2017

Buffalomeat Joins Best Recruit Names

Teams like Alabama and Ohio State may have signed the best recruits on Wednesday's National Signing Day, but Illinois State, an FCS team, won the day by announcing it signed instant recruit name Hall of Fame addition Kobe Buffalomeat. More»

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