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Early Pac-12 Football Predictions for 2015

USC and Oregon lead the way in the early Pac-12 picks.
Early Pac-12 Football Predictions for 2015

College football’s 2014 season has ended, and the focus shifts from the national championship picture to signing day, spring practice and early preseason rankings for 2015. While last year and Ohio State’s national title victory over Oregon is still fresh in our minds, it’s never too early to think about next season.

 

20 Amazing Stats as Duke's Mike Krzyzewski Nears 1,000 Wins

Beyond the championships and Final Fours, a few numbers to put Coach K's record into perspective
Amazing stats as Duke's Mike Krzyzewski Nears 1,000 Wins

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski is one step away from yet another milestone in his career after notching career win No. 999 on Monday with a 79-65 win over Pittsburgh.

 

Entering the season, no coach in Division I men’s basketball had won more games than Krzyzewski, but the record will have a different meaning when Krzyzewski reaches win No. 1,000.

 

His first attempt at 1,000 career wins will come Sunday when Duke visits St. John’s.

 

Early Big 12 Football Predictions for 2015

TCU leads the way in the early Big 12 predictions.
Early Big 12 Football Predictions for 2015

College football’s 2014 season has ended, and the focus shifts from the national championship picture to signing day, spring practice and early preseason rankings for 2015. While last year and Ohio State’s national title victory over Oregon is still fresh in our minds, it’s never too early to think about next season.

Looking Ahead to the Best College Football Week 1 Games of 2015

Start the countdown to the first games of next season
Looking Ahead to the Best College Football Week 1 Games of 2015

These can be dark times for the college football fan: The end of the college football season is a little more than a week old, spring practice is overrated and signing day is only for the truly hardcore.

 

Time to start thinking about what we’re really looking forward to when it comes to college football: Week 1 of 2015.

 

Many teams are playing their traditional warm up games in the first week of the season, but thanks to the proliferation of neutral site games, Week 1 of the college football season looks a bit like bowl season.

10 Biggest Conference Title Game Blowouts of the Last 30 Years

What's next for the Patriots after a 45-7 rout of the Colts?
10 Biggest Conference Title Game Blowouts of the Last 30 years

History says the New England Patriots might want to save some of Sunday’s good fortune for the Super Bowl against the Seahawks.

 

New England’s 45-7 rout of Indianapolis in the AFC Championship Game Sunday was the biggest blowout in a conference title game since the 2000 season and one of the biggest of the last 30 years.

 

What could that mean for the Super Bowl? Four of the last five teams to win an AFC or NFL championship game in blowout fashion ended up losing in the Super Bowl.

 

84 Underclassmen Entering 2015 NFL Draft

The official list of underclassmen leaving for the NFL is out.
84 Underclassmen Entering 2015 NFL Draft

The early entry deadline for the 2015 NFL Draft has passed, and the 72-hour window for players to remove their name is gone.

The NFL has released the official list of players declaring for the draft on Monday, as 84 players are set to depart college for the next level.

 

These 10 players were granted eligibility for the 2015 NFL Draft since they have graduated:

 

Deion Barnes, DE, Penn State

Sammie Coates, WR, Auburn

Zach D’Orazio, WR, Akron

Charles Gaines, DB, Louisville

College Basketball Weekly 10: Duke adjusts, Arizona and Kentucky Flex their Muscles

Teams like Florida, LSU, Syracuse and Michigan are in trouble
College Basketball Weekly 10: Duke adjusts, Arizona and Kentucky Flex their Muscles

If the theme of last week was Duke and Kentucky getting a dose of reality, this weekend was a chance for both to re-establish themselves as national favorites.

 

Both went on the road Saturday and delivered lopsided wins. Duke’s win, though, has to be considered the more important of the two. The Blue Devils faced an NCAA-caliber opponent and threw out its defensive gameplan for an 11-point.

 

The Most Critical Coordinator Hires in College Football for 2015

A quick look at the key coordinator changes in the carousel for 2014-15
The Most Critical Coordinator Hires in College Football for 2015

A sitting head coach naming a new coordinator is generally a sign of something very good or very bad.

 

On the good side, a coach has to replace a coordinator who has done a good enough job to get his own head coaching gig or move into a more high-profile (and more lucrative) position.

 

Duke Blue Devils at Louisville Cardinals: Preview and Predictions

Blue Devils try to end losing streak in first trip to Louisville in 33 years
Duke Blue Devils at Louisville Cardinals: Preview and Predictions

A year ago, Duke’s first trip in school history to the Carrier Dome to face Syracuse created an instant classic.

 

The same may be true of the Blue Devils’ first trip to Louisville in more than 30 years.

 

On Jan. 2, 1982, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski was 93-77 in his career. He lost No. 78 with a 99-61 defeat to a Denny Crum-led Cardinals team that would finish the season in the Final Four.

 

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