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Becky Hammon Coaches Spurs to Summer League Championship

As the first female head coach in the league, she won the championship in her first year.

For years, Becky Hammon has been rising through the professional basketball ranks. Now, she is a champion. As the head coach of the Spurs' Summer League team, she led the team to a championship in Las Vegas. She was the first woman to be a head coach in the league and seems poised for an even greater future within the NBA.

 

Setting First-Year Expectations for Florida's Jim McElwain

What's a realistic goal for McElwain in 2015?
Setting First-Year Expectations for Florida's Jim McElwain

Florida is one of the premier jobs in college football. The location in a fertile recruiting area allows the Gators to have access to some of the nation’s top talent, and the program won two BCS national championships under Urban Meyer.

Breakdown of the Miami Dolphins Running Backs Entering the 2015 Season

Lamar Miller is expected to be the Dolphins' No. 1 backfield option after rushing for 1,099 yards last season
Breakdown of the Miami Dolphins Running Backs Entering the 2015 Season

Coming into the 2014 season, Lamar Miller and Knowshon Moreno were both supposed to lead the Miami Dolphins’ rushing attack. After a good start to the season, Moreno tore his ACL on Oct. 12 against the Green Bay Packers and missed the rest of the season. Miller stepped up in Moreno’s absence and rushed for 1,099 yards and eight touchdowns.

 

Is the College Football Bubble About to Burst?

Despite unprecedented success, college football is facing a host of challenges during its golden age
Is the College Football Bubble about to Burst?

If college football ever needed validation that it’s really, really popular — and the game doesn’t need the ego boost, trust us — it was on display as Ohio State won the first College Football Playoff championship game.

 

Zach Johnson Wins British Open in Three-Person Playoff

In a four-hole playoff, Zach Johnson took the win.

As Jordan Spieth highlighted the leaderboard late into the final round of the British Open, he ultimately came up one shot short of a three-way playoff. Zach Johnson, Louis Oosthuizen, and Marc Leishman all finished the tournament at -15. Thus that led to a playoff, which is formatted into a 4-hole aggregate, combining scores on holes 1,2, 17, and 18.

 

Kentucky Beats Out SEC Powers for Commitment from Monster 2016 Offensive Tackle

Mark Stoops adds highly regarded JUCO offensive lineman Tate Leavitt to Wildcats' next recruiting class
Kentucky Beats Out SEC Powers for Commitment from Monster 2016 Offensive Tackle

Amidst offers from Alabama, Auburn and Missouri, among others, gifted 2016 offensive tackle Tate Leavitt spurned SEC powers and committed to the University of Kentucky on Saturday. Leavitt announced the decision via Twitter Saturday afternoon.

 

Phil Mickelson Drives Ball Onto Nearby Hotel Balcony

On the 17th hole at the British Open, Mickelson landed his ball on a hotel balcony by the course.

Although Phil Mickelson was far behind the leader at the British Open, he shot his best round to put him at -7 for the tournament. While he won’t win with that score, he certainly had today’s most interesting shot. On the drive on hole 17, Mickelson hooked the ball onto a hotel balcony just next to the course.

 

The shot, which cost him a one-stroke penalty, impressively landed on the balcony and came to a stop without rolling off. He ultimately ended up triple-bogeying the hole, as he struggled all tournament on hole 17.

See the shot below:

NFL Rookies to Watch in Training Camp

As training camp starts up soon in the NFL, here are the rookies to watch.
NFL Rookies to Watch in Training Camp

As the NFL readies for the start of training camps this week, the 2015 rookies will surely be the center of focus for many.

Setting First-Year Expectations for Nebraska's Mike Riley

What are the expectations for Nebraska in 2015?
Setting First-Year Expectations for Nebraska's Mike Riley

Bo Pelini won at least nine games in each of his seven seasons as Nebraska’s head coach. But the standard in Lincoln is much higher than just nine wins a year.

College Football's Top 25 Non-Conference Games for 2015

What are the best non-conference football games in '15?
Top 25 Non-Conference Games to watch in 2015

There is a lot that is still unknown about the College Football Playoff Committee.

 

One thing that was learned about the new postseason format in year number one is that the voters value strength of schedule. Teams have ramped-up non-conference scheduling almost instantly (See: No. 4 below) and the results are a healthy list of top-level games.

 

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