Archive for August, 2014

Under-the-Radar Freshmen to Watch in 2014-15 CBB Season

Posted by Thad Novak on August 31 2014 Add Comments
Hoops fans have already heard the names of the most hyped freshmen arriving for the 2014-15 college basketball season—the Jahlil Okafors and Myles Turners—but there are plenty of others who will make major contributions. Just as unheralded Texas point guard Isaiah Turner became an immediate hit last year, there are sure to be a few lesser-known newcomers who remind fans that recruiting rankings are far from an exact science. One of Turner’s new Big 12 rivals who’s ...

Michigan Basketball: Wolverines’ Early Blueprint to Win the Big Ten

Posted by adam biggers on August 31 2014 Add Comments
Michigan is, from top to bottom, one of the most complete and fundamentally sound basketball programs in the country, so of course it has a shot to win the Big Ten on a yearly basis. Wolverines coach John Beilein has made that so. While they’ll need to find ways to win without Nik Stauskas, Glenn Robinson III and Mitch McGary, the Wolverines should find and occupy a spot near the top of the league standings in 2014-15 ...

Kentucky Basketball: How Far Behind Is Trey Lyles After Missing Bahamas Trip?

Posted by Scott Henry on August 31 2014 Add Comments
In the wake of the Kentucky Wildcats' 5-1 eight-day run through international opposition in the Bahamas, college basketball analysts stateside are marveling. Journalists who've seen hype fail to materialize time and time again are now writing and speaking words that, to all other schools' fanbases, have to read like warnings that a large mutant lizard is shuffling over from Japan. The absence of junior center Willie Cauley-Stein and freshman power forward Trey Lyles has been a ...

Clemson vs. Georgia: Game Grades, Analysis for Tigers and Bulldogs

Posted by Andrew Hall on August 30 2014 Add Comments
A powerful running game and defensive adjustments made the difference on Saturday as the Georgia Bulldogs ran away from the Clemson Tigers for a 45-21 victory. Check out the game's final stats here and take a look at first- and second-half game grades as well as analysis below.     Clemson Tigers Grade Analysis Pass Offense:  The Tigers came out firing and moved the football to a very competent degree in the first half.  Both Cole Stoudt and Deshaun Watson had success ...

Jameis Winston vs. Oklahoma State: Final Stat Line, Highlights, Twitter Reaction

Posted by R. Cory Smith on August 30 2014 Add Comments
Following an eventful offseason, Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston was looking to start his sophomore season with the same poise and execution that led to him winning the 2013 Heisman Trophy. Unfortunately, he had a much different start to his second campaign. Winston finished the night going 25-of-40 for 370 passing yards, two total touchdowns and a career-high two interceptions in a hard fought 37-31 win against Oklahoma State. That was a stark difference from his first game ...

Lane Kiffin Must Keep Offense Conservative for Continued Success at Alabama

Posted by Rob Goldberg on August 30 2014 Add Comments
Although Alabama could not blow out West Virginia as expected, new offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin passed his first test. In the 33-23 win, the Crimson Tide totaled 538 yards of total offense with a quarterback making his first career start. This was thanks to Kiffin getting the most out of his talent. If he can continue this style of play-calling, he has a chance to have a very successful season. Unlike most college coordinators, Kiffin enters the ...

Auburn Defense Looks Championship-Worthy, Shows Ability to Adjust vs. Arkansas

Posted by Justin Ferguson on August 30 2014 Add Comments
AUBURN, Ala. — Auburn's defense was in disarray heading into the locker room at halftime Saturday. Arkansas' talented trio of running backs averaged 7.2 yards per carry in the first half. Quarterback Brandon Allen was hitting wide-open targets on play-action passes. Worst of all, the defensive struggles bled over into the offense, which lost momentum after scoring three straight touchdowns to open the game. But, following a go-ahead touchdown by returning quarterback Nick Marshall to start the second ...

Florida vs. Idaho Season Opener Canceled Due to Inclement Weather

Posted by Rob Goldberg on August 30 2014 Add Comments
While the rest of the country kicked off the college football season on Saturday, Florida and Idaho will have to wait to get started. The non-conference game was delayed several times due to harsh weather conditions until it was eventually canceled, according to Anish Shroff of ESPN: ESPN provided a look at the lightning outside Ben Hill Griffin Stadium: While the game was originally slated to begin at 7 p.m., thunderstorms caused an extended delay while the teams ...

Jameis Winston Scrambles for Amazing Career-Long Rushing TD vs. Oklahoma State

Posted by Jake Silver on August 30 2014 Add Comments
2013 Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston had gone two-and-half quarters without a truly breathtaking highlight play. That all changed when he took off running. Jameis Winston career long 28 yard TD run — gifdsports (@gifdsports) August 31, 2014 Winston juked, hurdled and sidestepped en route to a career-long 28-yard touchdown run to bring the score to 27-17 in favor of Florida State after a made extra point. Buckle up, ladies and gentlemen. College football is back. [Twitter]Read more College ...

Video: Todd Gurley Makes Early Heisman Statement vs. Clemson

Posted by Team Stream Now on August 30 2014 Add Comments
Todd Gurley had a stellar performance against the Clemson Tigers in Week 1 of the 2014 season. With a handful of offensive plays, combined with a phenomenal kickoff return, he is making a statement for the Heisman trophy. Check out this compilation of Gurley's explosive runs against Clemson. Read more College Football news on