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;…

Observations from Post-NBA Draft Deadline Top 25 Rankings

College basketball rosters for the 2017-'18 season are mostly set following last week's NBA draft deadline. With that offseason milestone, we have a more clear picture of what to anticipate come autumn -- certainly more so than in April, when I compiled my initial Top 25 for Athlon Sports. I'll have an updated Top 25…

Big Ten West Shrouded in Uncertainty

Ohio State's 59-0 drubbing of Wisconsin in December's conference championship game summarized the current dynamic between the Big Ten East and Big Ten West. The Big Ten East returns the first College Football Playoff champion in Ohio State, a viable title contender in Michigan State, the most talked-about new head coach in Michigan's Jim Harbaugh,…

July 19 News: New Miami Uniforms Unveiled

The University of Miami debuted its new football duds for the 2015 season Saturday night in an event designed to capture the essence of The U. swagger. The Adidas-made Miami uniforms were unveiled at Club LIV at Fountainbleau Hotel, with a performance from Pusha T. HurricaneSports.com has more. Gear unveils are pretty standard stuff --…

Potential FCS Upsets of Power Five Teams in 2015

FCS upsets of FBS opponents contribute to the annual drama that is college football season. FCS upsets of Power Five Conference foes are especially exciting. Appalachian State and Armanti Edwards vaulted into public consciousness in 2007, christening the Big Ten Network with their upset of Michigan. In seasons since, Jacksonville State has taken down Ole…

Wednesday’s Top College Basketball Games

In this, the final week of January, conference play is in full swing around the nation, and the stakes only rise in the top college basketball games from here on out. Bubbles are starting to form around the college basketball landscape. Wednesday's action features a few possible Big Dance participants with opportunities to head into…