2017 NBA Draft is Full of Hidden Gems

NBA draft buzz hovers around the lottery names, which is to be expected. However, team success in the NBA is often the result of unearthing hidden gems from the latter-half of the first round, into the second round. The San Antonio Spurs built around such prospects, drafting Tony Parker No. 28; Manu Ginobili No. 57;…

Colorado Football Keeps The Faith In Its Comeback

Head coach Mike MacIntyre describes "the Four Fs" on which the Colorado Buffaloes are built: "Foundation, family, future and football." Add a fifth F for the Buffaloes: faith. Sefo Liufau and Chidobe Awuzie both sported crucifixes at the Pac-12 Conference's Media Days this July in Hollywood. "The crosses symbolize a lot for us," Awuzie said.…

Saturday Six-Pack, Friday Edition: Week 1 Picks

Everyone make it through Opening Night unscathed? Good, because there's little time to catch your breath before diving into the Friday edition of Week 1 picks, served up cold in the Saturday Six-Pack. First-time readers might understandable be asking themselves: why is a column laying out Week 1 picks for a Friday night called Saturday…

A New Crew of Quarterbacks Will Shape Pac-12 in 2016

Quarterback play has long defined the identity of the Pac-12, dating back well before the conference had 12 or even 10 members. The 1960s had Heisman Trophy winners Terry Baker and Gary Beban; the '70s produced Dan Fouts, Jim Plunkett, Sonny Sixkiller and Warren Moon. Troy Aikman, John Elway and Rodney Peete did their thing…

2016 Pac-12 Media Days Goes Light on Quarterbacks

The 2016 Pac-12 media days list of attendees* (*subject to change) features as many punters as quarterbacks. To add to that peculiarity, the only quarterback slated for attendance at the event next month in Hollywood -- Colorado's Sefo Liufau -- has been rehabbing from a Lisfranc injury to his left foot that cast uncertainty on…