Is A No. 11 Seed Actually Among The Best Teams In The Country?

One of the quirks of college basketball is that we get to see only a brief audition of each team before the NCAA tournament begins. By the time the NBA playoffs start, there are 82 games' worth of data on each team, and each of those consists of 48 minutes. At the college level, teams entering the tournament have… » 3/19/14 1:41pm 3/19/14 1:41pm

SEC Tournament Punctuated By Overenthusiastic Referee's Technical Foul

Today's Tennessee-Florida SEC tournament semifinal from Atlanta has featured plenty of #refshow, with technical fouls, flagrant fouls, and the always-awful "official replay." Referee Pat Adams took things to the next degree, though, when he emphatically T'd up Volunteer Jeronne Maymon after a high-level staredown. » 3/15/14 3:22pm 3/15/14 3:22pm

Peyton Manning's Naked Bootleg Is Football's Most Unstoppable Weapon

The most impressive touchdown of a game filled with them came at the end of the first half, as Peyton Manning bluffed a handoff to Knowshon Moreno, rolled to his left, and shuffled untouched into the end zone. It was a rare sighting of the Peyton Manning naked bootleg, the secret weapon of our generation's greatest… » 10/07/13 1:20pm 10/07/13 1:20pm

Report: NFL Agents Funneled Money To College Players

A big Yahoo report dropped today, presumably to ride/torpedo the momentum of SI's flawed Oklahoma State exposé. It claims that NFL agents and financial advisers funneled tens of thousands of dollars to five college players, including Alabama tackle D.J. Fluker. » 9/11/13 6:28pm 9/11/13 6:28pm

Tennessee QB Tyler Bray Declares Early For Draft, Goes Undrafted

Bray did sign with the Chiefs as an undrafted free agent, though. This draft was light on quarterbacks, maybe light on everything but the big guys, and that figured to be a good thing for Tennessee's junior quarterback. As it turned out, a weak quarterback class meant that quarterbacks went ignored. » 4/28/13 9:27am 4/28/13 9:27am

NFL Draft Prospects' Wonderlic Scores Leaked; No One Gives A Shit

Just yesterday, we realized that the NFL Draft is almost upon us, and not a single Wonderlic score had leaked out. We emailed league PR guy Brian McCarthy to ask if there had been any special emphasis on confidentiality this year. "No," he wrote back, "we didn’t do anything differently." Today, three Wonderlic scores… » 4/18/13 2:50pm 4/18/13 2:50pm

One Of Our Favorite Sports Columnists, Sally Jenkins, Is Here To Take…

Sally Jenkins is an award-winning sportswriter for the Washington Post, but don't hold that against her. She's one of the sharpest columnists in the country. She's also written a bunch of books, including It's Not About The Bike, the No. 1 New York Times bestseller she co-authored with Lance Armstrong, and Sum It Up—a… » 3/13/13 2:08pm 3/13/13 2:08pm

Forbes's 2012 List Of The Most Valuable Teams In College Football Reads …

Forbes's latest best guess at the most valuable college football programs is out, and if you're a Texas fan, congratulations: Your slavering devotion to the Death Star of the Big 12 has paid off once again. You're number one! Granted, you're in the "also receiving votes" category in the AP's poll of on-the-field results, … » 12/22/12 3:25pm 12/22/12 3:25pm