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Past articles by Brian:

Burning Questions for College Basketball's 2018 April Signing Period

After five-plus months of nonstop college basketball action and Villanova's second national title in three years, it's time for a breather, right? If only. The offseason isn't lacking intrigue, particularly as the regular signing period is coming up... → Read More

NCAA Tournament 2018: Ultimate Guide to the Men's Elite Eight

Then there were eight. And if you happened to correctly predict this octet, it might be time to turn your skills toward the stock market. The Elite Eight of the 2018 NCAA men's tournament will feature a pair of No... → Read More

March Madness 2018: Teams with Potential to Be Bracket-Busters

The field for the 2018 NCAA men's tournament will be unveiled Sunday, with all 68 teams slotted into the bracket in an effort to create the most balanced, competitive event possible... → Read More

The Achilles' Heel for College Basketball's Top 10 Teams

Everyone has a weakness, even the best college basketball teams in the country. It's their job to hide that flaw, and it's the goal of every opponent to find a way to exploit it... → Read More

Dynamic Duos Ready to Light Up the 2018 NCAA Tournament

The NCAA tournament is where the stars come out, and the more a team has, the better its chances are to make a deep run. Sure, there are going to be some tremendous individual performances by some of college basketball's top scorers... → Read More

Ranking College Football's Best Freshmen in 2017

The 2017 college football season is nearly a month old, and most FBS teams have played at least one-fourth of their scheduled games... → Read More

College football tickets: Power programs travel to atypical venues in Week 3

It's hard to fully appreciate just how passionate college football fans can be just by watching games on television. One has to witness a game-day atmosphe → Read More

Predicting Baseball's 2018 Hall of Fame Class

A trio of baseball's best from the recent past enters the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday, joining the ranks of the all-time greats who are already enshrined in Cooperstown, New York... → Read More

Duke's Dream Season Ends in Disaster: Early Exit Seals These Blue Devils' Legacy

If they make a movie about Duke's 2016-17 season, they're going to need to change the ending to fit the rest of the story... → Read More

March Madness 2017 Predictions: Breaking Down Experts' Picks

If you followed college basketball closely enough this season, the odds are you've seen or read some of what the sport's experts have had to say about which are the best teams in the country... → Read More

NCAA Tournament 2017: Strengths and Weaknesses for Top Contenders

The beauty of the NCAA tournament is that all 68 teams feel like they have a chance to win it all. In reality, the pool of contenders is much smaller. Since 1985, 31 of the 64 title-game finalists were No... → Read More

NCAA Basketball 2017: Stock Watch for Bubble Teams at Start of Championship Week

At most points in life, bubbles can be a source of entertainment or relaxation. They make any kid's birthday party a little more fun, while for adults, a bath filled with them can help melt away life's stresses... → Read More

College Basketball's Most One-Dimensional Teams This Season

Balance is what we all strive for in life, not being too reliant or dependent on one thing to the point where we're lacking too much in other areas... → Read More

Dark-Horse Candidates for 2017 Heisman Trophy

Lamar Jackson is the reigning Heisman Trophy winner, crowned less than two weeks ago. He's only a sophomore, so when he returns next year he'll be the front-runner for a second Heisman — and rightfully so... → Read More

Young Kentucky Will Be Tested in Hostile Environment vs. Archrival Louisville

Kentucky has played games this season in Brooklyn, the Bahamas and Las Vegas in front of crowds of all sizes. But no matter where they play or who they face, one thing has been constant: Big Blue Nation has had a major presence in the stands... → Read More

Grand Canyon Has Found the Secret to Rapid Division I Basketball Success

The latest college basketball rankings, news, scores, live coverage, bracket predictions, bracketology, recruiting updates and more from Bleacher Report → Read More

Duke Still Title Favorites as Role Players Look Like Stars in Win over Florida

When Duke fell to Kansas last month in the Champions Classic, it was easy to discount that two-point loss as being the product of not having its full assortment of weapons. Once the Blue Devils had all their guys, it would be a different story... → Read More

Bleacher Report's Ultimate Guide to College Football Rivalry Weekend

It's hate week in college football, and that's something to love. While there's much sadness to be had about the fact that we're approaching the final full weekend of the 2016 regular season, you can't beat the lineup for this last act... → Read More

College Football Picks: Week 11 Predictions for Every Game

The College Football Playoff pairings will be announced after four more weeks of competition, including conference championship games in early December... → Read More

College Basketball Coaches Facing the Most Pressure in 2016-17

There are 351 Division I college basketball programs, and 50 of them are breaking in new coaches for the 2016-17 season. Another 42 have coaches entering their second year on the job, the same number that are in year three at their school... → Read More