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article April 24, 2017

PSU Readies For Lion's Share of Hype

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One year ago, Penn State coach James Franklin was tasked with convincing everyone that his team was heading in the right direction. After a surprise breakthrough to the Big Ten title, the Nittany Lions find themselves awash in newfound outside optimism. More»
GettyImages-630693216 article April 21, 2017

Vols Still Jonesing For Breakthrough

One year ago, Tennessee football was brimming with anticipation and newfound confidence, only for the Vols to go 4-4 in SEC play and fall short, again, in the East. With diminished hype, the pressure is on Butch Jones and the Vols to finally exceed expectations. More»
GettyImages-631365270 article April 20, 2017

NFL Will Be High Tide For Howard

For four years, one of the few ways in which Nick Saban's coaching has been questioned is the lack of involvement of tight end O.J. Howard in the passing game. Now, as a potential top-15 NFL draft pick, Howard is poised to leave those questions behind. More»
draft-sleepers article April 19, 2017

The NFL Draft All-Sleeper Team

Every year, diehard college football fans shake their heads at some of the early-round snubs in the NFL Draft, productive players who fall down draft boards because of one or two negative traits. These players won't be first-rounders, but be happy if your team drafts them. More»
GettyImages-617984008 article April 18, 2017

Peppers Undervalued As NFL Prospect

Jabrill Peppers had an impressive final season at Michigan playing a variety of roles, but the hype become too much, resulting in misguided Heisman votes. But whereas Peppers may have had an overrated 2016 season, he's now an underrated NFL Draft prospect. More»
GettyImages-631505310 article April 17, 2017

OSU Aims For More Bang For The Bucks

While Ohio State returns one of the most familiar faces in college football in senior QB J.T. Barrett, both Barrett and the Buckeyes' offense can't help but be shrouded in mystery entering 2017 as they hope to find an identity and start stretching the field again. More»
GettyImages-624450688 article April 14, 2017

NCAA Passes Recruiting Changes

After years of debate, the NCAA Division I council announced the adoption of several new college football rules on Friday, most relating to recruiting, with the door open for an early signing period. Let's break down the biggest changes. More»
GettyImages-638125676 article April 14, 2017

Jackson's Unusual Heisman Encore

Not many Heisman Trophy winners return for another season of college football, and fewer yet return with a chip on their shoulder. But after a disastrous finish to the 2016 season, Lamar Jackson and Louisville find themselves in a unique situation. More»
draft-RBs article April 13, 2017

The Draft's Great Running Back Debate

For over two years, we've been looking forward to the 2017 NFL Draft's class of running backs, and it's as deep as expected. Three headliners stand at the top: Dalvin Cook, Leonard Fournette and Christian McCaffrey. How do they stack up? More»
GettyImages-631478234 article April 12, 2017

Colleges That Will Own the NFL Draft

While National Signing Day happened more than two months ago, there is an important college football recruiting event still coming up: the 2017 NFL Draft, which can act as a sales pitch for the colleges that make the biggest impact and hear their names called the most. More»
GettyImages-599538614 article April 11, 2017

Healthy James Fuels FSU Title Hype

It's easy to overreact to things that happen during college football's spring scrimmages, which often aren't actually so meaningful. For Florida State, however, its spring was a showcase for the newfound health of Derwin James, the nation's top defender. More»
GettyImages-664260382 article April 7, 2017

Keys To a Tar Heels Title Defense

There is nothing left for the current crop of North Carolina Tar Heels to prove. Nevertheless, in the aftermath of the program's sixth national championship, we can't help but look forward and wonder what comes next as they try to defend their title in 2018. More»
GettyImages-664589908 article April 6, 2017

Ugly End Doesn't Mar Zags' Success

Gonzaga's season may be remembered for the ugly way that it ended, but don't let an unappealing championship game overshadow the Zags' impressive accomplishment. No matter how much they act like a power conference team, they're still an underdog story. More»
2018-top-25 article April 5, 2017

Early 2018 College Hoops Top 25

With another college basketball season finished and North Carolina raising yet another national championship trophy, it's time to start looking forward to next year. Who might reach the 2018 Final Four in San Antonio? Here are the very early top 25 contenders. More»
GettyImages-664273194 article April 4, 2017

Tar Heels Continue to Make History

It may have been an unwatchable championship played amid a never-ending NCAA scandal at the university, but what North Carolina and Roy Williams have accomplished, with another title against Gonzaga, deserves proper appreciation. More»
GettyImages-663823416 article April 3, 2017

Ewing To Return to Hoyas As Coach

No player has done more for Georgetown basketball than Patrick Ewing, and now he'll try to rebuild the Hoyas as a coach. Multiple reports indicate that the NBA legend and Hornets assistant will return to his alma mater to replace John Thompson III. More»
gonzaga-unc-preview article April 3, 2017

National Championship Viewing Guide

After a pair of close Final Four national semifinals on Saturday night, No. 1 seeds Gonzaga and North Carolina are the last teams left standing in the NCAA Tournament. Let's dive into everything to know about Monday's national championship game. More»
GettyImages-663581884 article April 2, 2017

Tar Heels Narrowly Duck Defeat

North Carolina did everything it could to keep Oregon in the game, but the Ducks refused to take advantage in a bizarre but close Final Four game that the Tar Heels won 77-76 on Saturday night thanks in large part to offensive rebounding. More»
GettyImages-663555082 article April 2, 2017

Zags To Riches: Bulldogs Roll On

The patented second-half South Carolina run came and went, and Gonzaga wasn't fazed, as the No. 1 seed Zags beat the No. 7 seed Gamecocks 77-73 on Saturday in the Final Four to advance to the national championship game on Monday. More»
final4-guide article April 1, 2017

What To Watch In The Final Four

The NCAA Tournament's 2017 Final Four is set to tip off in a double-header on Saturday night on CBS. Here's what to watch in Gonzaga vs. South Carolina and North Carolina vs. Oregon, with spots in Monday's national championship game on the line. More»

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