Posted by Barrett Sallee on January-19-2017 Add Comments

SEC Q&A: Whose Seats Can Go from Warm to Hot with Bad 2017 Seasons?

The coaching hot seat in the SEC simmered in 2016, with only Les Miles being let go in the middle of the season and nobody being dismissed at season's end. Because of that, 2017's should be boiling. As Dieter Kurtenbach of Fox Sports noted, Tennessee's Butch Jones and Texas A&M's Kevin Sumlin enter the year on two of the hottest seats in the country, alongside Notre Dame's Brian Kelly and NC State's Dave Doeren. Who could join them? ...
Posted by Barrett Sallee on January-19-2017 Add Comments

Setting the Early Odds on 2017 Heisman Contenders

It's never too early to start looking ahead to the Heisman Trophy race, and the 2017 edition is shaping up to be one of the best ever. Reigning winner Lamar Jackson will return to Louisville to try to become the second two-time winner in the award's history alongside Ohio State's Archie Griffin. But USC's Sam Darnold, Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield and Penn State's Saquon Barkley are just a few of the talented players nipping at his heels. Who ...
Posted by Tyler Conway on January-18-2017 Add Comments

OG Anunoby Injury: Updates on Indiana SF’s Knee and Return

Indiana forward OG Anunoby suffered a knee injury in the first half of Wednesday's win over Penn State and did not return. It is unclear when he will return to the court. Continue for updates. Latest on Anunoby's Playing Status Thursday, Jan. 19 Indiana announced Anunoby is out indefinitely with a knee injury and is undergoing medical evaluations. Anunoby Goes Down with Concerning Injury Wednesday, Jan. 18 "There were a lot of tears [at halftime]," Indiana head coach Tom Crean said Wednesday on ...
Posted by Scott Polacek on January-18-2017 Add Comments

Oklahoma vs. West Virginia: Score, Reaction from 2017 Regular Season

Top 10 teams aren't supposed to lose conference games at home to opponents that are under .500, but the Oklahoma Sooners are a different squad when Jordan Woodard is on the floor. Woodard and his Sooners stunned No. 7 West Virginia in overtime Wednesday, 89-87. Woodard scored the game-winning basket in the final seconds and finished the contest with 20 points, five assists, four rebounds and four steals. The Associated Press (h/t ESPN.com) noted 18 of Woodard's ...
Posted by Scott Polacek on January-18-2017 Add Comments

Allonzo Trier Tested Positive for PEDs: Latest Comments, Reaction

The Arizona Wildcats have not detailed why Allonzo Trier has yet to play this season, but on Wednesday, Jeff Goodman of ESPN.com cited multiple sources who said it's because the guard tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug during the preseason. Rob Dauster of College Basketball Talk confirmed the report through sources. Trier released a comment on the report, per Zack Rosenblatt of the Arizona Daily Star: Goodman noted Trier failed a random NCAA drug test in September, and ...
Posted by Rob Goldberg on January-18-2017 Add Comments

Notre Dame vs. FSU: Score and Reaction from 2017 Regular Season

An incredible shooting night from three-point range wasn't enough to keep No. 15 Notre Dame undefeated in ACC play. No. 10 Florida State allowed the Fighting Irish to make 71.4 percent of their shots from beyond the arc but still found a way to come through with an 83-80 win at home Wednesday. Both teams are now tied with North Carolina on top of the ACC standings at 5-1. Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports made a bold statement ...
Posted by C.J. Moore on January-18-2017 Add Comments

Updated Player of the Year Rankings for College Basketball in 2016-17

The competition at this point for National Player of the Year is between Kansas’ Frank Mason, Villanova’s Josh Hart and UCLA’s Lonzo Ball, and it’s hard to see that changing. You could convince me that the sheer ridiculousness of double-double machine Caleb Swanigan’s numbers is worthy of consideration or that one of the Kentucky freshman guards could go on a run to join the race. Plausible. But Ball, Hart and Mason have been consistently brilliant, and their ...
Posted by Tyler Conway on January-18-2017 Add Comments

NCAA Rejects June Football Signing Period Proposal: Latest Details and Reaction

A December early signing period is still a possibility, but the NCAA's Division I Council rejected a proposal Wednesday that would create a June window. According to the Associated Press, the council rejected a plan that would have put a 72-hour period on the last Wednesday in June. The modified proposal of a new recruiting calendar would include a three-day window in December. A formal vote on that proposal will happen in June. There is already a ...
Posted by Scott Phillips on January-18-2017 Add Comments

Recruiting Roundup: Michael Porter Jr. Proving He’s Class of 2017′s Best Player

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — As a former three-time NBA all-star, Brandon Roy knows what special basketball talent is supposed to look like.  The former Portland Trail Blazers star is spending the 2016-17 season as a first-time head coach at Nathan Hale High School in Seattle. The job at Nathan Hale meant that Roy was given the opportunity to coach 5-star class of 2017 forward Michael Porter Jr. The Washington commit, along with 4-star junior brother, Jontay Porter, had recently transferred ...
Posted by Bleacher Report College Football Staff on January-18-2017 Add Comments

B/R CFB 150: Top 27 Running Backs

Bleacher Report's CFB 150 is an annual ranking of the best players in college football, regardless of NFL potential. Authors David Kenyon, Brian Pedersen and Barrett Sallee have studied, ranked and graded the top athletes in the country, narrowed that list down and sorted by position. Today, Sallee presents the top 25 running backs. Other CFB 150 Positions Quarterbacks Cornerbacks Safeties Tight Ends Linebackers It was a strange year for the position. Leonard Fournette and Christian McCaffrey entered as Heisman hopefuls, only to see injuries ...