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Preseason is about halfway through. Teams are starting to take shape. The future is getting clearer, so what better opportunity to submit my bold predictions for the 2018 NFL season.   1. The NFL South will produce the NFC's Super Bowl ... Read More
Defending national champion Alabama leads the way with 59 to just edge out LSU and Miami (FL) which were tied for second with 58 players each.   After those top three, there is a bit of a drop as Florida, Florida State and Ohio State all h ... Read More
The Columbus Crew was one of the original Major League Soccer (MLS) teams back when the league started in 1995. Columbus was on an upward trajectory economically and it was on its way to becoming the biggest city in the state of Ohio - a state itself ... Read More
The most significant change the NCAA made was to provide flexibility to return to college if they enter the NBA draft and do not get selected. Let’s face it, the main reason people go to college these days is that they think it will help them g ... Read More
JimConnelly | 07 Aug 2018  
Florida is always loaded with football talent. There are some surprises this year and some interesting story lines.   First, four of my top five will have new coaches this year with only Miami starting 2018 with the same guy who ended 2017 ... Read More
In running with my Rank the Regions theme, here is my first edition.  I had to start out with the Northeast region! I figured this was one of the smaller regions with mostly FCS schools across New England and New York states. It does get tric ... Read More
I love August! Not for vacations - I usually try to get away in early July instead ... I love August as it gives us a whole month to get ramped up for college football season (and other fall sports, for that matter)!    In the last co ... Read More
Over the weekend, news broke that the University of Tennessee had entered into contract negotiations with Greg Schiano, currently the Ohio State defensive coordinator, to become their new head coach. Social media immediately went abuzz with outrage a ... Read More
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moshodi | 02 Aug 2018  
The New York Football Giants had a very busy 2018 offseason. They’ve added numerous acquisitions that were considered to be the missing pieces of their disappointing 3-13 team from the 2017-2018 season. The units that the Giants had holes in we ... Read More
Standout Players at 2018 NBA Las Vegas Summer League   After spending the week scouting at the Las Vegas Summer League there were several players that stood out with their talent, character, and potential. Here are some scouting reports on ... Read More
A lot is said about how dominant the Southeastern Conference is in college football. There is a movement without the Power 5 conferences - SEC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac 12, and ACC - to play more consistent competition and drop FCS opponents. So, whil ... Read More
NFL training camps open up later this month. Here is a listing of when each team will be starting up:   NFC Arizona Cardinals: University of Phoenix Stadium Glendale, AZ Rookies Report: 7/22 Veterans Report: 7/27   A ... Read More
Players to Watch for - 2018 NBA Las Vegas Summer League   The Las Vegas Summer League is always a great opportunity for prospects to showcase their talents and development. Whether players are highly coveted or under the radar, they all ha ... Read More
LeBron James has shook up the NBA with his decision to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers. In the resulting Free Agency shockwave, Magic Johnson has managed to secure a bunch of valuable assets to help bolster the Lakers even more. Players like Pacers ... Read More
rj007 | 05 Jul 2018  
 *6 vs 7* World Cup 2018 Quarter Finalist Amazing facts: FRANCE has 6 letter & URUGUAY has 7 letter BRAZIL had 6 letter & BELGIUM has 7 letter SWEDEN has 6 letter & ENGLAND has 7 letter RUSSIA has 6 letter & CROATI ... Read More
The first two weeks of the FIFA World Cup were awesome! While it was dramatic and unexpected, there were a ton of unique things about this tournament that will make it one of the most memorable!   VAR was used for the first ... Read More
RajeevPareek | 19 Jun 2018  
Fifa fever is on high in india.   ... Read More
MOSCOW (AP) When the final whistle blew, Lionel Messi angrily kicked away the ball like it was poison and tore off his captain's armband as though it was cursed. A superstar of football knocked off his pedestal at the World Cup. By a bunch ... Read More
I usually reserve judgment on the World Cup kits until we see all of the teams play at least their first matches. So, we will do our own “style watch” later. For now, I wanted to breakdown which brands are outfitting the teams as the offi ... Read More
How can you not love the World Cup?   I am not a soccer guy – or pardon me, futbol – but there is something special about the World Cup that is just unrivaled in sports. While I might not pay much attention to soccer, I definit ... Read More
By: Jeff Leong Here are who I think teams should select based on skill set and how they will fit in with the team. Let's get right into some of the bold predictions I have for the 2018 NBA Draft.   1     Pho ... Read More
LAS VEGAS (AP) Gerard Gallant took time out from preparing for the Stanley Cup finals to watch a Little League game this week, something that might be surprising to those who think there is little in Las Vegas besides showgirls, craps tables and nigh ... Read More
ATLANTA (AP) Stand or stay out of sight. Looking to quell a national debate that was sparked by Colin Kaepernick, stoked by President Trump and some say chipped away at the very popularity of America's game, NFL owners approved a new policy We ... Read More
LONDON (AP) Manchester City won the Premier League title by a record 19 points, while Stoke, Swansea and West Bromwich were relegated. Here is a look at how all 20 teams fared in the 2017-18 season: Champions League qualification: 1. MANCHES ... Read More
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) The Dallas Cowboys want a do-over on hosting the Super Bowl after horrid weather and a seating fiasco ruined their first try seven years ago. While the wait will easily be more than a decade and with no indication the big gam ... Read More
Attendance is down in baseball, though the sample size is small because the season is still young. What caused the drop depends on who you listen to. Unusually cold weather is surely one culprit, and escalating ticket prices are likely another. Te ... Read More
NFL, NBA, and NHL — Understanding the “Salary Cap”   G. Singh*   Each of the National Football League (“NFL”), National Baseball Association (“NBA”), and the National Hockey League ... Read More
              Many people are familiar with some version of the story “David and Goliath”.  Goliath, a monstrous warrior of great size and strength was defeated in battle by a much smaller man named ... Read More
                  No matter what sport you’re a fan of, everyone will agree that the off-season can be unbearable. Barring the rare blockbuster trade, there is little action to break up the monotony ... Read More
In the context of professional sports, salary arbitration is a formal process wherein a player and club reconvene, assess, and negotiate the player’s worth prior to termination of the club’s contractual rights. Salary arbitration is a too ... Read More
Sport has been embedded in American society and has played an integral fragment in American culture going as far back as the 1800’s. Behind all major professional sports today lies the act of collective bargaining. Simply put, collective bargai ... Read More
              Professional sports are not played by the lackadaisical.  They require a certain amount of dedication and forcefulness, no matter the sport.  As such, it is not ... Read More
We can all agree that fairness and upholding the “integrity of the game” are paramount for sports leagues that want to be run smoothly. Because of this, drug testing has come to the forefront over the past few decades in an effort to leve ... Read More
Graysonr007 | 04 Mar 2018  
Well, a win certainly doesn’t get much easier than that. The Union showed up on a cold, windy night in Chester PA and dominated the New England Revolution to claim their first season-opening win in seven years (yes they have been that bad a ... Read More
On Day 1 of the NFL Combine, one name really stood out: Penn State's Saqon Barkley. The fact that Barkley looked good at the Combine was not a surprise since most people had him rated as the top running back anyway, but rather how domniant he loo ... Read More
In 2014, the National Football League (NFL) faced incredible scrutiny in the aftermath of Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice’s arrest for domestic violence and subsequent media coverage of a video of the incident that precipitated his arrest. Jul ... Read More
           A professional athlete, like any other employee, is required to show up to the job on time and perform their duties or they risk being penalized.  An employee that is paid hourly loses wages for not clock ... Read More
Former Auburn head softball coach Clint Myers left the program in August; however, the controversy continues to swirl around the coach and the school’s handling and investigation of complaints from players. Myers’ resignation was triggere ... Read More
(STATS) - Valentine's Day is celebrated on February 14, but the heart can grow fonder on a Thursday night in late August or a Saturday afternoon in October. The FCS is a love affair for its schools, teams and fans. This offseason, here are ... Read More
Lower Body Mechanics and Injury Prevention Posted by Pat O'Leary on Dec 08, 2017  We’ve seen it far too often. A young promising flamethrower emerges onto the scene and dominates in historical fashion. Sadly, many ... Read More
On the day after college basketball "blue bloods" Kansas, Duke, and Kentucky all lost - and not only lost, but lost to non- "blue bloods" in the process - I couldn't help but think is there a "changing of the guard" ... Read More
Colin Kaepernick's first two ''protests'' drew scant attention. He sat on the bench, out of uniform, virtually unnoticed. His third got some buzz after a reporter tweeted a picture of the 49ers bench that had nothing to do with th ... Read More
Even though fans are given ample warning about the dangers of baseballs, bats, and other equipment/materials flying into the stands to cause injury, as well as laws being in place to absolve stadium owners and operators from these types of fan injuri ... Read More
Former Nashville Predators forward Eric Nystrom is suing the National Hockey League (NHL) team for medical expenses he says resulted from a series of injuries he got on the ice. After signing a four year, $10 million contract with the Predators in 20 ... Read More
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) At Nebraska, athletes dine on specially made entrees such as mahi mahi steaks, bison meatloaf or chicken marsala at the Lewis Training Table. At Akron, athletic director Larry Williams can only hope his athletes skip the fried s ... Read More
The Minnesota Vikings have had a storybook year in 2017! They finished 13-3 and earned a first round bye in the NFL playoffs. They are also hoping to earn a bus ride to the Super Bowl this year - the one that will be held at their home stadium this s ... Read More
The Curious Case of UCF Kicker Donald De La Haye, YouTube Star Former University of Central Florida (UCF) kicker Donald De La Haye had a dilemma. As a college football player, he had the opportunity to play a pivotal role on a team that ultimat ... Read More
When Pro Football Hall of Fame voters meet the day before the Super Bowl to choose the Class of 2018, the decision to select Terrell Owens should take less time than it does to microwave a bag of popcorn. T.O. belongs in Canton. It's a no-brai ... Read More
Fanteractive.com | 01 Jan 2018  
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The controversy continues as Colin Kaepernick's shoot reaches the cover of GQ.  We may recall, when Kaepernick began one of the biggest debates of the year, taking a knee during the National Anthem. He started a movement, while also ... Read More
Saying a document is a contract, is that really a contract? This is the debate that is currently happening between University of Tennessee and Ohio State defensive coordinatior, Greg Schiano.  Schiano was offer a head coach position at the Un ... Read More
foshman | 01 Jan 2018  
Sugar Bowl Preview   Last year’s NCG is this year’s semi-final. This game will have a ton of NFL talent on display and might also feature the two best teams. The two programs are very familiar with each other, though, that much ... Read More
foshman | 01 Jan 2018  
Rose Bowl Preview   Georgia and Oklahoma offers college football fans a game full of possibilities and contrasting styles. Oklahoma runs a wide open passing attack behind their Heisman trophy winning senior quarterback Baker Mayfield. Geor ... Read More
One of the biggest findings from this bowl season has been the fact that USC quarterback Sam Darnold is just not ready for the NFL.  The red-shirt sophomore has been earning consideration as a potential top quarterback this season with quarte ... Read More
foshman | 31 Dec 2017  
The Citrus Bowl is typically one of the best matchups in  Bowl season - excepting the playoff games. This year we are treated to another match up of top 16 programs as LSU and Notre Dame face off. The game will feature no fewer than 5 top NFL dr ... Read More
foshman | 31 Dec 2017  
Peach Bowl   Central Florida has a chance to complete a rare feat, going undefeated as a group of 5 team, and send Scott Frost off to Nebraska as a winner. Auburn has a chance to capitalize on a surprisingly successful season with another ... Read More
foshman | 31 Dec 2017  
NFL Coaching Change Primer   With the season winding down as many as 10 NFL jobs have the potential to come open. The following is a primer for those openings and the potential replacement coaches being considered by the teams.   ... Read More
jaredells30 | 30 Dec 2017  
The very outspoken and rebellious LaVar Ball has made his name in the news again. The father of Los Angeles Lakers’ rookie Lonzo Ball has challenged the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) once again. Are you starting to wonder if L ... Read More
foshman | 30 Dec 2017  
Orange Bowl Preview   Wisconsin and Miami each lost their respective conference championship games and find themselves on the outside of the playoffs, looking in. For Wisconsin this must feel like a road game as the Orange Bowl is Miami&rs ... Read More
foshman | 29 Dec 2017  
Fiesta Bowl Preview   Neither Washington nor Penn State won their respective conferences but they will meet each other in a premium Bowl, nonetheless. This game could be a Rose Bowl matchup in a normal year and it might also be the last ch ... Read More
foshman | 29 Dec 2017  
Ohio State #5 vs USC #8   With the Rose Bowl serving as one of the dedicated semi-final playoff bowls this years matchup of Big Ten and Pac-12 winners will take place in Arlington at AT&T stadium. The Trojans and Buckeyes are two histo ... Read More
Five games into the 2016 season, New York Jets middle linebacker Erin Henderson was placed on the reserve non-football injury/wellness (NFI) list.  The Jets said that he was not fit to play at the time.  It has now surfaced that Henderson o ... Read More
rthompson869 | 28 Dec 2017  
Imagine working your entire life towards a single goal only to have it ripped away from you. Imagine spending every moment thinking, working, and imagining yourself achieving something then have it ripped apart like a perfectly wrapped present on Chr ... Read More
Perhaps the University of Tennesee (UT) reacted too quickly to withdraw their offer of head football coach to Greg Schiano.     Now facing a PR disaster, in the wake of a federal Title IX lawsuit, UT probably wishes it could go back i ... Read More
Dec. 26 Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl Utah vs. West Virginia The biggest question is the availability of Will Grier. With him healthy WVU should win this game. Without him a disciplined, but not very talented Utah team might be able to ho ... Read More
Dak Prescott was a one-year wonder. Prescott has followed up a sensational rookie season with a so-so sophomore year. He was shaky during Ezekiel Elliott's suspension and struggled in a must-win game against Seattle on Sunday. That makes Pr ... Read More
Pete Lembo has seen both sides of major college football as the head coach at Ball State and now as an assistant at Maryland. At Ball State in the Mid-American Conference, a simple decision like buying black helmets for the team came with concessi ... Read More
The MLS released its initial list of 60 NCAA Division I college players invited to participate at the 2018 MLS adidas Player Combine in Orlando.   The event will be held January 11th through 17th at Orlando City Stadium in Florida. Re ... Read More
Dec. 16 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Troy vs. North Texas   Both teams had good seasons, combining for a 19-6 record. The Trojans, in addition to having the better record Troy also has better players and should pull out a win in a g ... Read More
Is it finally the year that there is enough support to end the madness and just expand the college football playoff to eith teams? They already do so in FCS, so why can't it work in the FBS? The makeshift committee charged with trying to deter ... Read More
If a call comes in from the 865 area code, don't pick up. It might be something far worse than a relentless telemarketer or one of those annoying political pollsters. Tennessee could be pitching an offer to become its new head football coac ... Read More
The reports out of New York also say that the Giants asked Manning about what he wanted to do. They offered him the ability to start the remainder of the games this season to keep the streak alive. However, they also said they wanted to test out the ... Read More
foshman | 29 Nov 2017  
And Another Thing Week 13   College   1: College Football Playoff Scenarios The Pac-12 is out. The SEC will have at least 1 participant, as will the ACC. The Big 12 Big Ten and SEC will have programs possibly competing for the f ... Read More
NCAA Coaching Change Primer   This offseason should be one full of major coaching changes. Already 2 major programs, and several smaller ones, have fired their head coach and 2-3 more appear to be on the way. The following is a list of pro ... Read More
What a difference do we see in college football after just one weekend – albeit, the last regular season weekend!   Alabama should have taken the week off Last week, most people considered Alabama a lock for the College Football P ... Read More
And Another Thing - Thanksgiving Edition   Both the NFL and college seasons are winding down and soon the fates of each team will be sealed. Many of the storylines for this season have involved injuries - at both the college and pro level ... Read More
I love college basketball ever since I was a kid. One of the crazy things I remember was the early season basketball tournaments and the exotic locations they brought into focus. One in particular was the Great Alaska Shootout. As the name implies ... Read More
Top 2018 NFL Draft Defensive Back Prospects   Safety   1: Derwin James, FSU - James is a freak athlete that is this year’s version of Jabrill Peppers. He’s an in the box safety in the NFL but he has the elite athleti ... Read More
With tax reform the hot topic of the day in Washington, the college sports world is also sweating it out as the proposed GOP tax bill could have wide-ranging impacts on them.   While the aim of the bill is to reduce corporate taxes, the re ... Read More
Roquan Smith, Georgia - Smith is a versatile and athletic defender that has the ability to play in a number of positions. He could start across the board in a 4-3 defense or play either of the inside spots in a 3-4. At Georgia Smith has led a d ... Read More
Defensive linemen, next to quarterbacks, are the most prized possession of NFL front offices. It is not uncommon for a deep draft to have as many as 10-12 defensive linemen selected in the top 40 picks. 2018 should be a deep class with some top level ... Read More
With the shocking failure of the USA Men's National Team to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, frustrations are running right to the top of the country's national governing body - US Soccer. Head Coach, Bruce Arena, already resigned last mo ... Read More
1: Mike McGlinchey, Notre Dame - McGlinchey has been solid so far in 2017 and looks like to have the highest floor of all of the offensive linemen. He does not have the elite athleticism of Brown or WIlliams but he displays excellent technique and pl ... Read More
Top level receivers will always be a commodity in the modern NFL. Having the ability to break down a defense and score quickly energizes a team while, at the same time, crushing the will of the opponent. 2018 looks like it will be better than recent ... Read More
Typically the NFL trade deadline comes and goes with nary a trade to be made. In keeping with its reputation as a strange year, 2017 saw 4 trades, anyone of which would be the most notable trade in most any other season. Like all good trades we have ... Read More
As good as 2017 was for running backs, 2018 will be better. No fewer than three running backs in this class would have been the first runner taken in 2017. The class features several first round talents as well as Saquon Barkley, who should be the to ... Read More
Described as the best class for quarterbacks in recent years the 2018 prospects have mostly struggled through 2017. It looks like Sam Darnold will return for another year of college football, and Josh Allen might want to consider doing the same. Both ... Read More
The NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Committee announced its top 10 ranking on Sunday, Oct. 29th as the regular season nears its finale and conference tournaments are about to begin. Similar to what the NCAA does in other sports, the exerci ... Read More
 And Another Thing - Bob McNair Edition   Word leaked earlier today that Texans Owner Bob McNair used the phrase “inmates running the prison” in an owners meeting before being confronted by league executive, and former pla ... Read More
foshman | 25 Oct 2017  
Week 9 And Another Thing   1) Sam Darnold is reportedly leaning towards staying in school another year, which is possibly a good thing. As it stands now the production and experience of Josh Rosen and the raw skill set of Josh Allen w ... Read More
By NOAH TRISTER The 2017 baseball season has in many ways been defined by the dominance of three teams. The Houston Astros, Los Angeles Dodgers and Cleveland Indians all surpassed 100 wins, each enjoying extended runs that removed almost all ... Read More
Immediately after their 31-28 overtime win over Temple, the Army West Point Black Knights officially accepted a bid to play in the 2017 Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl as contracted, unless selected for a New Year's Six bowl. "We are ab ... Read More
foshman | 19 Oct 2017  
Week 8 And Another Thing   College   1: Coaching Hot Seats Kevin Sumlin and Jim Mora seem to be back in the safe area among head coaches but Butch Jones, Larry Fedora, and Gus Malzahn are now squarely in the line of fire along w ... Read More
Seeking Employment: Key corporate employee with a long track record of success leading departments of 11 or more individuals to peak performance. Good character guy and well-liked by co-employees and known as a “team player.” Smart, media ... Read More
foshman | 11 Oct 2017  
Week 7 And Another Thing   NFL   1: Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones really laid the gauntlet down when he stated that players who knelt for the anthem would not play. Unfortunately for Jones it really isn’t up to him. Should the ... Read More
Heading into the season the conventional wisdom was that there were three can’t miss prospects at quarterback and another 5-6 that would get early round consideration. It shouldn’t surprise then that in the deepest quarterback class in me ... Read More
foshman | 03 Oct 2017  
Week 6 And Another Thing   NFL   1: The Ezekiel Elliott case has now stretched into October but, according to the NFL, an end might be in sight. After oral arguments in front of the 5th circuit court the NFL believes that a deci ... Read More
foshman | 29 Sep 2017  
NFL   1: The National Anthem protests do not seem to be going away anytime soon. President Trump’s involvement has only driven the protests to new heights and the NFL players will not be bullied into stopping. Political protests are ... Read More
AndyB | 15 Sep 2017  
With upwards of 15 head coaching openings at the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) at the end of the 2015 season, Rutgers University tends to fall very low on lists of “quality jobs.” However, there are significant benefits to Rutgers that ... Read More
Auburn at Clemson   Two of the last 5 teams to win a National Championship face off this weekend. Clemson is ranked #3 in the country while Auburn is #13.   When Auburn Has The Ball: Kamryn Pettaway returns to the starting lineu ... Read More
foshman | 08 Sep 2017  
1: This year has a slew of top quarterback prospects across the nation. With only a few exceptions these quarterback all struggled in week 1. Josh Allen struggled more than most against Iowa. While that isn’t entirely unexpected, Allen had a gr ... Read More
foshman | 07 Sep 2017  
Week 1 NFL Preview   Kansas City Chiefs at New England Patriots   The Patriots will hang up banner number 5 tonight as they play host to the Kansas City Chiefs. The Patriots and Chiefs were two of the best teams a year ago and f ... Read More
foshman | 07 Sep 2017  
Our long national nightmare is finally over. Not that one. The one that comes each February and has no football for 6 months. The NFL kicks off tonight. Here are the stories catching our eyes at the moment.   1: Ezekiel Elliott has officia ... Read More
It wasn’t the biggest story in football either of the last two weeks but Art Briles was almost hired not once, but twice. Last week Briles was linked with Lane Kiffin as an offensive analyst at Florida Atlantic University. The following day FAU ... Read More
It started innocently enough with Ryan Tannehill suffering an unfortunate injury before the season evan began. Since that time multiple teams have lost key contributors for the season due to injuries sustained during the course of the meaningless pre ... Read More
Major professional sporting leagues are becoming year round endeavors for their fanbases. Following amateur drafts has increasingly become as important to many fans as the season itself. For many casual fans, player analysis seems fun, but can be int ... Read More
Oregon football players used three helmets last season - green, black and white - that were mixed and matched with myriad uniform combinations. The Ducks were pioneers in football fashion and other schools have followed, using helmets to make a st ... Read More
It’s the most important position in team sports and one that every football coach feels the pressure to get right immediately. Because success is based on wins and losses, and is therefore relative, there will never be enough quarterbacks to go ... Read More
As you begin to scout for Wide Receivers for your team in the Fanteractive Player Database, here are tips on what to be looking for in the prospects. These considerations should also be incorporated into your scouting reports. Hands Probably the ... Read More
The annual conversations regarding the strongest conference in college football are fun for the fans and media to take part in. Typically the argument centers on who wins the National Championship, overall Bowl records, out of conference records, or ... Read More
Josh Rosen Comments Highlight A Major Problem With College Football   Josh Rosen is no stranger to speaking his mind. It has been reported since last year that his position coach budgets time to start each meeting by allowing Rosen to spea ... Read More
Ezekiel Elliott Decision Needs Heavy Scrutiny The Ezekiel Elliott situation is another example of the difficult decisions the NFL must make when disciplining its players. Elliott stands accused of striking a woman, repeatedly, and while authoritie ... Read More
 This happened a couple of months ago, but I just became aware of it and wanted to share a great personal story of triumph and service. Adolph Kiefer won the 100-meter backstroke gold medal at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games and until his death on ... Read More
As training camp opens the Colin Kaepernick watch continues. The NFL has stopped rolling out new excuses for why he hasn’t signed yet - maybe they thought they would only need 5-6 and ran out. As injuries mount throughout the league - two teams ... Read More
foshman | 05 Aug 2017  
There seems to be a lot of debate every season but the simple fact of the matter is that half of the teams, and 6 titles, that have won the National Championship in the last decade were from the SEC West. Certainly the ACC Atlantic finished last seas ... Read More
foshman | 02 Aug 2017  
SEC East Preview   Top Draft Prospects   1: Trenton Thompson, Georgia 2: Nick Chubb, Georgia 3: Martez Ivey, Florida 4: Roquan Smith, Georgia 5: Jordan Jones, Kentucky   Order Of Finish   1: Geo ... Read More
foshman | 01 Aug 2017  
Big Ten East Division Preview   The Big Ten East is one of three divisions that can stake a legitimate claim to bet division in college football this year, along with the SEC West and ACC Atlantic. With both Ohio State and Penn State expec ... Read More
foshman | 31 Jul 2017  
The West division has been the less competitive division in the Big Ten for as long as there have been divisions in the Big Ten. The gap appears to be closing now based on 2016. Nebraska is showing signs of life under Mike Riley, Minnesota had its be ... Read More
foshman | 28 Jul 2017  
PAC-12 South Preview   As goes USC, so goes the PAC-12 South, sort of. WIth the Trojans on the rise many are expecting the South division to be the stronger of the two. UCLA needs a strong season to salvage Jim Mora’s job while Color ... Read More
foshman | 24 Jul 2017  
The ACC Coastal division was originally expected to be the stronger of the two divisions as Miami, Virginia Tech, and North Carolina were among the strongest programs in the country. For various reasons each of those storied programs have declined in ... Read More
foshman | 22 Jul 2017  
The PAC-12 overall will be one of the strongest Conferences based solely on its quarterback play. With 4 quarterbacks possibly getting first round grades in 2018 and 2 more with potential first round grades in 2019. While the division had been domina ... Read More
The last full week of July is one of the most stressful in the life of an NFL rookie. Up to this point, most players have been living out their dream. They had outstanding high school careers followed by strong college careers - enough that an NFL ... Read More
foshman | 19 Jul 2017  
ACC Atlantic Preview   The ACC Atlantic, next to the SEC West, is the only conference to win multiple National Championships in recent years. That both ACC Atlantic teams beat teams from the SEC West in the championship game has started so ... Read More
So what has former All-Pro linebacker Chris Spielman so fired up that he has sued his alma mater? Back in the 1980s many people will remember Chris Spielman as an all-American linebacker at Ohio State. He was the 29th overall draft pick in the 198 ... Read More
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foshman | 17 Jul 2017  
Big 12 Preview   The Big 12 remains the weakest of the Power 5 Conferences, and the only one without two divisions, but, as of now, it remains in the group of Power 5 Conferences. Expansion was considered and, again, voted down for the Con ... Read More
SteveZahner | 13 Jul 2017  
Of all the special events around all-stars in the major sports, I have to say the Slam Dunk contest is still my favorite; however I think MLB is finally getting it right.  I've always had a fascination with the home run derby, after all who ... Read More
foshman | 27 Jun 2017  
Buffalo Bills: Buffalo ended the Rex Ryan experiment without making the playoffs and is now starting over with an entirely new regime under Sean McDermott. McDermott appears to have more power than most first time head coaches and the Pegulas are sti ... Read More
foshman | 24 Jun 2017  
NFC East Offseason Grades   Dallas Cowboys: Obviously the Cowboys feel like they are favorites to make the playoffs again, and they should. Dallas is not, however, as good as their record last year indicated. Dallas overpaid to keep Terren ... Read More
foshman | 21 Jun 2017  
AFC North Offseason Grades   Baltimore Ravens: The Ravens hit their defense hard on both free agency and the draft. Tony Jefferson and Brandon Carr were the team's two biggest free agent additions during normal free agency, although th ... Read More
foshman | 19 Jun 2017  
Chicago Bears. Chicago was busy during free agency. The team largely overhauled their passing game, trading Jay Cutler and Alshon Jeffery for Mike Glennon, Markus Wheaton, Reuben Randall, and Kendall Wright. Last year’s reserve quarterbacks are ... Read More
foshman | 12 Jun 2017  
Houston Texans: For the Texans this offseason appeared to be addition by subtraction. Houston jettisoned last year’s free agent savior, quarterback Brock Osweiler, but gave up a second round choice to do so. Osweiler was replaced by rookie firs ... Read More
foshman | 06 Jun 2017  
NFC South Offseason Grades   Atlanta Falcons: The biggest loss for the Falcons was offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, who left to take the head coaching job with the 49ers. Steve Sarkisian is an adequate replacement with some upside, but ... Read More
foshman | 04 Jun 2017  
AFC West Offseason Grades:   Houston Texans: For the Texans this offseason appeared to be addition by subtraction. Houston jettisoned last year’s free agent savior, quarterback Brock Osweiler, but gave up a second round choice to do ... Read More
foshman | 02 Jun 2017  
NFC West Offseason Report Cards   Arizona Cardinals: The biggest loss in Arizona was along the defensive line when Calais Campbell signed with the Jaguars. Tony Jefferson and Chandler Catanzaro were also big losses but the team mostly cove ... Read More
Back in my day, it was Celtics-Lakers. Magic-Bird. Kareem-Parrish. Kevin McHale-James Worthy. And the cast of characters around them. In the 1980s, both teams had super stars and complementary pieces around them. They had history and they were the tw ... Read More
Derwin James, FSU - Probably the class of the class right now. There is talk that some teams will consider him at cornerback, though I find that unlikely. Jordan Whitehead, Pittsburgh - I like Whitehead as a true center fielder and I could see him ... Read More
Being one of the four premium positions* good cornerbacks will always be in demand in teh NFL. Fortunately for teams that were unable to fill their needs in this year's deep draft class, 2017 offers similar depth and talent. I believe three of th ... Read More
In 2009, I had the privilege to attend the Cotton Bowl for the first time. Three of the players would go on to be first round selections in the 2009 draft and another three would be selected in the draft’s first three rounds. What I remember th ... Read More
Quarterbacks will get the most headlines but the defensive line class for 2018 is nothing to turn your nose up at. I have seven players with current first round grades and at least a couple of those will go in the top ten. Defensive linemen remain a ... Read More
Six of the top ten offensive line prospects have played multiple positions in college. Pure tackles appear to be a bit thin as of now, but the overall talent is deep for 2018 and it wouldn’t be surprising to see 5-6 offensive linemen selec ... Read More
If you're not a hockey fan - and we know there are a LOT of you out there - it might be a good time to reconsider. The NHL playoffs are the greatest show in sports at the moment. You certainly won't miss anything by flipping away from t ... Read More
A dramatic ending to European soccer’s domestic leagues will not be without intrigue this weekend as most of the leagues will wrap up competition by Sunday, May 21st. Many of the top league titles have already been decided. Chelsea FC has alrea ... Read More
Receivers for 2018 NFL Draft Calvin Ridley, Alabama - Ridley has been the most productive recent receiver for Alabama. He isn’t an elite talent but he is consistent and talented across the board. He figures to be in the conversation as a fir ... Read More
The most interesting comment in the NBA Draft article posted recently on Fanteractive was the comment by UCLA’s other NBA draft prospect TJ Leaf. When asked whether he would buy a pair of Lonzo Ball’s $495 signature shoes, he replied that ... Read More
As strong as the 2016 running back class was 2017 is expected to be even better. It is unlikely that more than 2-3 backs are taken in the first round again, although 10-12 could be off the board by the end of the third, and unlike other years each of ... Read More
Can someone just shut this guy up already! Lonzo Ball played exactly one season at UCLA this year and showed the NBA that he is ready to compete for top billing at next month's NBA draft. While UCLA was a necessary stopover for the future star ... Read More
One of the greatest parts of European soccer is the changing face of each league from one season to the next. Through other tournaments such as the Champions League and Europa League and relegation, teams are almost always playing for something regar ... Read More
European qualifying begins its second leg of the group stage in June. At this point, all teams have faced their group mates at least once and we can start to assess what the European field will look like. The group winners gain automatic qualifi ... Read More
The United Kingdom’s Daily Star is citing Spanish media reports that Real Madrid is exploring a transfer deal that would ship Welsh superstar Gareth Bale back to the Premier League with Manchester United as the likely destination. Bale playe ... Read More
Looking Ahead to the 2018 NFL Draft - Quarterback Edition   The 2018 NFL draft has the potential to be one of the most memorable drafts in recent history. With as many as 6 premiere quarterback prospects currently projected to go in the fi ... Read More
foshman | 30 Apr 2017  
2017 NFL Draft Grades   Arizona Cardinals B Haason Reddick and Bud Baker were great picks that will immediately strengthen this defense. Seventh round pick Rudy Ford was a good value who can also compete for playing time. Dorian Johnson ... Read More
foshman | 29 Apr 2017  
The draft is over and there were relatively few surprises this year. Players expected to fall due to injury or off field issues generally went earlier than expected, though there were a few notable exceptions.   As expected defensive backs ... Read More
foshman | 29 Apr 2017  
There were 29 defensive backs selected, 22 defensive linemen, and 20 receiver/tight ends. Cleveland finally got their quarterback in Deshone Kizer at pick 52. Kizer won’t be able to play this year but he has great upside and if Hue Jack ... Read More
Three rounds of the 2017 NFL Draft are in the books. Here are some interesting statistics on the draft: Alabama still leads the way among all schools with a total of 9 players selected. Four of those were in the first round (Humphrey, Allen, Ho ... Read More
Three rounds of the 2017 NFL Draft are in the books. Here are some interesting statistics on the draft: Alabama still leads the way among all schools with a total of 9 players selected. Four of those were in the first round (Humphrey, Allen, Ho ... Read More
Three rounds of the 2017 NFL Draft are in the books. Here are some interesting statistics on the draft: Alabama still leads the way among all schools with a total of 9 players selected. Four of those were in the first round (Humphrey, Allen, Ho ... Read More
foshman | 28 Apr 2017  
The second day has drawn to a close with 29 total defensive back selections in 107 picks. Cordrea Tankersly and Fabian Moreau were among the two biggest fallers on day two but both were eventually se;ected in the third round. Carl Lawson was not desp ... Read More
Round 1 of the 2017 NFL Draft is in the books. So here are some quick statistics on the draft: Alabama led all schools with a total of 4 players selected in the first round (Humphrey, Allen, Howard, and Foster) Ohio State (Lattimore, Hooker, ... Read More
foshman | 28 Apr 2017  
Upon getting some much needed sleep and a hearty breakfast it is time to take a second, less foggy, look at yesterday’s first round.   Cleveland now has 5 selections in the first two rounds of next years draft. They are also th ... Read More
Could a tidal wave be brewing on Lake Erie? Could the city of dispair known as Cleveland continue to see a sports rebirth? It started with LeBron James coming back the the Cleveland Cavaliers and bringing home a championship. It continued with the Cl ... Read More
foshman | 27 Apr 2017  
It’s been a long night and there is more analysis to do but here is a list of my first impression team grades for each of the teams that selected a player in the first round. My gut instinct is that San Francisco, Denver, Buffalo, Tampa Bay, ... Read More
This is the official fanteractive first round draft tracker. It will be updated periodically as new picks, trades, or rumors come in.   The Saints close out the day by selecting Ryan Ramczyk. A clear value pick. Join us tomorrow night for ... Read More
The opening night of the NFL Draft always is a fun day. It's the day when every team's fans think their team will finally find that one player who will change the team's fortunes for the next 10-15 years. While there are some players, out ... Read More
foshman | 27 Apr 2017  
Draft Day Final Notes The media seems to believe that Cleveland is split on Mitch Trubisky and Myles Garrett as the first overall selection. The best information, and most of the information, seems to suggest that Garrett will indeed be the pick, ... Read More
The 2017 NFL Draft will be like any other in the past. There will be the endless debate over whether the team with the #1 pick – this year it’s the Cleveland Browns (again) – should go for a quarterback with that top pick. And, like ... Read More
foshman | 24 Apr 2017  
With the film work done here is the final top 75 prospects for this years draft. Caleb Brantley does not appear in teh list due to the recent incident involving him, while Joe Mixon does due to the closure of his situation. Rank Pl ... Read More
foshman | 17 Apr 2017  
This is our first mock draft with trades for the season (perhaps our only 2 round mock draft with trades.) Only selections in the first two rounds of this year were noted. (The 49ers would almost certainly get both of the Panthers second round select ... Read More
With the FIFA World Cup in Russia next year and the 2022 tournament on track for the controversial visit to Qatar, the bidders are lining up for the next bidding cycle to award the 2026 tournament. While the tournament has made the continental rounds ... Read More
foshman | 10 Apr 2017  
Round 1 1 Cleveland Browns Myles Garrett DE Texas A&M 2 San Francisco 49ers Soloman Thomas DE Stanford 3 Chicago Bears Jonathan Allen DE Alabama 4 ... Read More
Free agency is all but over in the NFL, until after June 1st anyway, and the major players have all been signed and released leaving teams free to focus 100% of their efforts on the NFL draft. By now most teams will have completed their board, except ... Read More
foshman | 08 Apr 2017  
 I am winding down my film work and collating my notes from the last few seasons on the availbale players. As of now these are my top 50 prospects. I should note that both Fabian Moreau and Sydney Jones would be on this list - Jones would be aro ... Read More
Romo Retirement Leaves Houston Scrambling   It was widely believed by everyone that, regardless of Jerry Jones’ shenanigans, Tony Romo would eventually wind up in Houston with a chance to finish his career with a Super Bowl appearanc ... Read More
foshman | 01 Apr 2017  
Most Pro days are over, all film work is completed, and all that is left is team interviews and the draft itself. SInce our last mock draft Sidney Jones and Fabian Moreau have both seen their stock plummet due to unfortunate injuries that leaves corn ... Read More
The NCAA tournament bracket always has some great storylines that emerge. Just looking at the numbers and teams, you get some very interesting figures. From the conference viewpoint, the Big Ten, SEC, and Pac-12 all had three teams advance to the ... Read More
Now that the combine is over and my film work is well under way, I'm taking a stab at my first mock draft for 2017. These will role out sporadically up until the draft itself as more information becomes available. For now, I feel pretty good ... Read More
DSWUT90 | 11 Mar 2017  
Thought this was a great concept, FC Dallas giving back a percentage of revenue from transfers of players back to season ticket holders....https://www.facebook.com/MLS/videos/10155136509733887/ ... Read More
foshman | 09 Mar 2017  
Free Agency Opening Day Notes:   General notes after day 1 of the league season. The biggest question at the end of today is 'Where will Tony Romo wind up?' and the answer is revealed at the last spot of this list.   ... Read More
Risers and Sliders from the NFL Combine   With all 32 teams and dozens of the top prospects present the NFL Combines are the unofficial start of each season. It doesn’t hurt that they occur days before the official start of the NFL s ... Read More
foshman | 07 Mar 2017  
Miami Dolphins 2017 Team Needs   Miami returned to the playoffs in Adam Gase’s first season a Head Coach and the Dolphins appear to be on the upswing. Miami has plenty of cap space but they also have a roster built largely on free ag ... Read More
Did anyone notice that Atlanta United drew 55,297?  They have already 30,000 plus season tickets, so not a huge surprise, but what a great thing for MLS to have another strong market.  Having been with Major League Soccer during the first f ... Read More
The USWNT, which didn’t lose a game (excepting on penalty shots) in 2016 lost their second game of the 2017 season to England. The US Women are still in line to finish at the top of the table for the second annual She Believes Cup, assuming the ... Read More
foshman | 06 Mar 2017  
Buffalo Bills 2017 Team Needs   Rex Ryan was unable to get the Bills to the playoffs, in only two seasons, and was fired, despite a roster with gaping holes throughout. Sean McDermott will attempt to do what Ryan couldn’t and succeed ... Read More
foshman | 05 Mar 2017  
New York Jets 2017 Draft Needs   The Jets appear to be in a full rebuild with no quarterback to speak of, an aging roster, and very limited salary cap space with which to maneuver. Tony Pauline reported that the Jets are privately saying t ... Read More
foshman | 05 Mar 2017  
New England Patriots 2017 Team Needs   The Patriots shocked the world by erasing the largest deficit in Super Bowl history and defeating the hapless Atlanta Falcons, closing out a controversial season with a win. New England, with their re ... Read More
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2017 Team Needs   Year one of the Dirk Koetter experiment ended and the results were no different than the previous season. The Bucs played well, won more games than they lost, and finished out of the playoffs. The tea ... Read More
foshman | 03 Mar 2017  
New Orleans Saints 2017 Team Needs   New Orleans may very well serve as a cautionary tale moving forward for how not to deal with an aging superstar quarterback. As good as Brees is, the team is hamstrung by his contract, and unlikely to b ... Read More
foshman | 02 Mar 2017  
Carolina Panthers 2017 Team Needs Carolina had a disappointing year coming off of the team’s second NFC Conference Championship. Poor roster management in key positions left Carolina behind the 8-ball after some injuries occurred along the o ... Read More
foshman | 02 Mar 2017  
Atlanta Falcons 2017 Team Needs   The Falcons surprised many folks by reaching the Super Bowl, and many more by blowing the largest lead ever in a Super Bowl game. As good as the Falcons season was it must leave the organization with a bad ... Read More
foshman | 01 Mar 2017  
Tennessee Titans 2017 Team Needs   The Titans had a breakout season under Mike Mularkey - an underrated Head Coach given his past. With two first round selections and a ton of youth along their offense the team is in good position to make ... Read More
Jacksonville Jaguars 2017 Team Needs   The Jaguars have, in recent years, solved their talent problem with a number of high draft choices. The team must hope that they solved their gameday problems by replacing their coaching staff. With i ... Read More
foshman | 28 Feb 2017  
Indianapolis Colts 2017 Team Needs   Primary Needs: OT, RB, OLB Secondary Needs: CB, DL, S   The biggest need for the Colts heading into the offseason was the need to rid themselves of Ryan Grigson, which they successfully di ... Read More
foshman | 28 Feb 2017  
Houston Texans 2017 Team Needs   The Texans were big players in the 2016 Free Agent market bringing in high priced offensive players like Lamar Miller and Brock Osweiler. The Texans won the division, although it was probably in spite of th ... Read More
These are ugly times at Leicester. The team heads into the weekend with a new, temporary manager and barely above the relegation zone in the English Premier League, seemingly doing everything it can to eradicate whatever good vibes are left from i ... Read More
The NCAA appears to be making a stand on this one. After losing time and time again in high profile cases (see Auburn 2010) and lower profile cases (see Alabama every year since 2008) against SEC schools and cases they should have never gotten involv ... Read More
The NFL released the official list of compensatory draft selections for 2017 today. A record sixteen teams will split the thirty two selections and a record eleven selections were handed out in the third round, the earliest available round for compen ... Read More
foshman | 24 Feb 2017  
Following a late pre-season injury to Teddy Bridgewater the Vikings made an aggressive move to shore up their team and make a playoff run before their window closed. Unfortunately an injury to Adrian Peterson doomed the Vikings to miss the playoffs d ... Read More
foshman | 24 Feb 2017  
Green Bay had a nice run but is going to lose a lot of talent this year. Fortunately they had a solid draft last season to help offset some of the losses. They also have Aaron Rodgers who is still among the best quarterbacks in the game. Primary N ... Read More
foshman | 23 Feb 2017  
The Lions made the playoffs in 2016 which saved the job of Head Coach Jim Caldwell. The team overachieved by far but also benefitted from the poor play of Minnesota down the stretch. The Lions will need to improve their roster in order to remain in p ... Read More
foshman | 23 Feb 2017  
The Bears look prepared to start over. Clearly Jay Cutler is not in their future plans, and it seems as if the Bears are willing to rebuild their roster completely now that they have a new GM.   Primary Needs: QB, S, WR Secondary Needs: ... Read More
amazehayes | 21 Feb 2017  
Looking at the list of the players invited to the NFL Combine next week, a few things pop out at you. One is that, as usual or as expected, the SEC leads all conferences in the number of players invited by conference with 66 players. The next closest ... Read More
foshman | 21 Feb 2017  
Oakland Raiders 2017 Team Needs   The Raiders, and quarterback David Carr, enjoyed breakout seasons in 2016. Not only did they make the playoffs but they contended for the AFC West, the most competitive division in the league, until the fi ... Read More
Los Angeles Chargers 2017 Team Needs   The Chargers will be playing in a new city in 2017, and will be playing in the smallest stadium in the NFL, counting on a high demand to sell fewer tickets at a premium. There is a new coaching regime ... Read More
foshman | 20 Feb 2017  
Kansas City Chiefs 2017 Team Needs   The Chiefs very well might have missed their window to make the Super Bowl with their current roster. They are so tight against the salary cap that they cannot afford to franchise either of their two fr ... Read More
foshman | 20 Feb 2017  
2017 was an obvious rebuilding year for Denver, what with Peyton Manning retiring and the team being cap strained heading into the year. Now Denver finds itself in a slightly better place fiscally but with an ageing roster with new holes on it. &n ... Read More
foshman | 19 Feb 2017  
Seattle Seahawks Team Needs 2017   Seattle finds itself in good shape if only because the other three teams in the NFC West are is a lot of trouble. The Seahawks are aging, however, and cracks in their once dominant defense are starting to ... Read More
foshman | 19 Feb 2017  
San Francisco 49ers 2017 Team Needs   The 49ers have their 4th Head Coach in as many seasons in 2017. For the first time, during this streak, Trent Baalke is not going to be the team’s General Manager. Instead the team hired televisi ... Read More
Al Costanzo | 19 Feb 2017  
After looking at EricBecker's NFL combine statistics, I notice one peculiar thing that really stands out. That is the amount of players each power 5 conference sent to the combine. There is a major drop off from fourth to fifth place and sitting ... Read More
foshman | 18 Feb 2017  
Los Angeles Rams 2017 Team Needs   The Rams have a new Head Coach in their second year in Los Angeles, a second year quarterback in Jared Goff, and a lot of offensive needs. With a defense that is quite talented and largely stable for the ... Read More
Each season, you see one conference that really emerges as the base of power in college basketball. The "Power 5" even amongs their own see a rotation in power. True, the ACC is almost always up there, but they are not always number one eit ... Read More
Unbeaten Gonzaga is giving college basketball fans something to talk about besides the usual story lines. And while we're at it, let's not forget Northwestern positioning itself to make the NCAA Tournament for the first time. Both are a ... Read More
This week, the NFL Scouting Combine released its list of invitees to this year's event later this month. The list always has it's share of surprises - including 8 Division II or NAIA players. There are also 19 FCS players attending this year& ... Read More
Arizona had a difficult season in 2016 and might have seen their playoff window close. Carson Palmer looked like he was back in Cincinnati, Michael Floyd was cut, Larry Fitzgerald is even slower, and the defense was extremely suspect. Now the team ha ... Read More
foshman | 15 Feb 2017  
The Steelers surprised many folks by heating up late in the season and making the Conference Championship. With the triple threat offense of Roethlisberger, Brown, and Bell the Steelers are always dangerous. Bell is a free agent this year and Brown i ... Read More
foshman | 13 Feb 2017  
It has been a while since the Bengals picked in the top 10 of the NFL draft. Following a disappointing season the Bengals find themselves with the 9th overall selection and almost $45 million dollars in salary cap space (good for 12th most in the lea ... Read More
foshman | 08 Feb 2017  
  Primary Needs: QB, CB, DE   Secondary Needs: RB, DT, OG   Cleveland, despite having one of the worst rosters in the NFL is in pretty good shape heading into 2017. With five of the first 65 selections, including the fir ... Read More
foshman | 07 Feb 2017  
The Ravens continue to plug along, as always, never too far removed from the playoff race. It does appear as if the Ravens window has closed, although the team is in pretty good shape at certain key positions. A strong draft, or two, and a few key fr ... Read More
Earlier today the NFL released the 2017 NFL Hall of Fame Class. Congratulations are in store for Terrell Davis, Kurt Warner, LaDainian Tomlinson, Jason Taylor, and Morten Andersen who each received the nod. Warner, being a Super Bowl winning quarterb ... Read More
The NFL has reportedly taken a stand regarding which collegiate players will be eligible to attend their annual scouting combine. While Joe Mixon is the name player, and Ismael Zamora the only other player affected in 2017, the new policy is reported ... Read More
If you're among the millions of people who watch precisely one NFL game each year, yet want to sound like a real football fan during Sunday's Super Bowl, The Associated Press has you covered. This guide includes talking points for some of ... Read More
There was a lot of action on National Signing Day 2017 all over the country. Here is a summary of of stories around the Pac-12 programs and how they fared on signing day. Overall, USC looks like the big winner with the number four recruiting ... Read More
There was a lot of action on National Signing Day 2017 all over the country. Here is a summary of of stories around the Big Ten programs and how they fared on signing day. Overall, Michigan and Ohio State led the pack, but Maryland, Minnesota and&nbs ... Read More
foshman | 31 Jan 2017  
Super Bowl Preview By Brent Foshee   New England Patriots Vs Atlanta Falcons   New England is looking to make history (again) and possibly cement the legacies of both Tom Brady and Bill Belichick as the best ever to do their ... Read More
England's Premier League has a full slate of action on January 31st and February 1st as the teams head back to league action after weekend FA Cup action. Here are links to the match previews for the top matches today: Time/Resul ... Read More
Major professional sporting leagues are becoming year round endeavors for their fanbases. Following amateur drafts has increasingly become as important to many fans as the season itself. For many casual fans, player analysis seems fun, but can be int ... Read More
foshman | 30 Jan 2017  
Although the Super Bowl is yet to be played the NFL off season, highlighted by the draft each spring, is already in full gear. With the college all star games out of the way, the combines and pro-days just around the corner, and free agency just arou ... Read More
There have been 50 of these already, making this Super Bowl LI in the roman numerals the NFL uses to make sure no one forgets just how important the game really is. And important it is, at least as a national holiday of sorts to the 100 million Am ... Read More
foshman | 27 Jan 2017  
2017 NFL Draft Big Board Brent Foshee The 2017 NFL draft offers very deep classes at several key positions. Running back, all linebacker positions, and defensive ends are all deep classes but no class is deeper than cornerback which could have ... Read More
Who is the most feared opponent for Top 10 teams this year? It has to be the West Virginia Mountaineers! WVU continues to play giant killers this year as they upset their third Top 10 opponent in six weeks. The Mountaineers started their run with ... Read More
It is always interesting to look down the rosters and see which colleges produced the most players on the two Super Bowl rosters. There is always an unlikely “underdog” that appears – and that is try of thise year’s list as we ... Read More
The brotherhood did its job methodically, pleasing Atlanta owner Arthur Blank so much that he was last seen dancing into the night on the victory podium. Blank could be excused for his exuberance. The Falcons have only been this far one time befor ... Read More
College underclassmen – those with remaining college eligibility – who are looking to enter the 2017 NFL Draft were required file papers to state their intentions by the league’s January 17th.  The league published its full lis ... Read More
All these years later, Roger Staubach remembers quite clearly what his initial reaction was when Dallas Cowboys coach Tom Landry approached him about making the shotgun formation a recurring feature of their offense. ''I thought he was cra ... Read More
When you’re bad, you always run the risk of looking desperate. So it shouldn’t be surprising to see some of the Power 5 doormats weakening their schedules to give themselves a better chance at respectability. Despite Power 5 conferences a ... Read More
Last week, there was an article on Fanteractive that talked about DeShaun Watson being the first in his family to graduate from college and how important that was for him.  After last night's miraculous 35-31 win by Clemson, news surfaced ... Read More
DSWUT90 | 10 Jan 2017  
Last night got me thinking about the best college football games ever.  As a Texas fan, I have to agree with the following that the 2005-2006 Championship Game UT vesrus USC... Vince Young's performance was simply amazing......   ... Read More
By Paul Newberry (AP)   TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Thank you, Clemson. College football needed this. Thank you, Alabama. A fallen champion, but thoroughly magnificent. In a sequel that proved to be even more of a blockbuster than the ori ... Read More
The NCAA champion in Division 1 Football will be crowned this weekend and don’t expect it to be Alabama. For that matter, it won’t be Clemson either. While those two will battle it out for the College Football Playoff (CFP) National Champ ... Read More
foshman | 02 Jan 2017  
Oklahoma (10-2) vs Auburn (8-4)   The best of the Big 12 gets a crack at the second (or third) best SEC team in the Sugar Bowl yet again. Oklahoma’s Bowl record under Bob Stoops has involved winning as underdogs and losing as favorit ... Read More
foshman | 02 Jan 2017  
USC (9-3) vs Penn State (11-2) Penn State shocked everyone by winning the Big Ten this year. Many people believed that Penn State deserved a spot in the playoffs over Ohio State due to their victory over them. USC, meanwhile, started slow and Clay ... Read More
foshman | 31 Dec 2016  
Clemson (12-1) vs Ohio State (11-1)   This should be, by far, the best match up of the major Bowl games today. Clemson and Ohio State are so evenly matched it is difficult to pick a winner with any objective certainty. Each team has been h ... Read More
foshman | 31 Dec 2016  
Alabama (13-0) vs Washington (12-1)   The first semi-final playoff game features perennial contender, and media darlings, Alabama against the most surprising member of this year’s playoffs, Washington. In only his second season Chris ... Read More
foshman | 30 Dec 2016  
Michigan (10-2) vs FSU (9-3)   The first premiere matchup with a top ten team in the Bowl Season offers Michigan versus Florida State. Both teams expected to be in the playoffs this year but only Michigan was able to remain in the hunt lat ... Read More
foshman | 30 Dec 2016  
Nebraska (9-3) vs Tennessee (8-4)   Two traditional powerhouse programs that have been alsorans in recent years are prepared to meet in the Music CIty Bowl. Aside from the always entertaining Big Ten vs SEC match up, Nebraska and Tennessee ... Read More
foshman | 29 Dec 2016  
Georgia (7-5) vs TCU (6-6)   The Liberty Bowl features two teams that had hugely disappointing seasons as Georgia and TCU face off. Georgia has as much talent as any team in the country and TCU has put together good teams with marginal tal ... Read More
foshman | 29 Dec 2016  
Oklahoma State (9-3) vs Colorado (10-3)   Two former Big 8 teams meet in this year’s Alamo Bowl in what will be the first matchup between two ranked teams.   When Oklahoma State Has The Ball: Mike Gundy’s teams have ... Read More
foshman | 29 Dec 2016  
Arkansas (7-5) vs Virginia Tech (9-4)   A little known fact about Bowl Season is that the SEC tends to have their 7th or 8th best team face off against the losers of opposing Conference’s Championship Games more frequently than peopl ... Read More
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foshman | 29 Dec 2016  
South Florida (10-2) vs South Carolina (6-6)   When South Florida Has The Ball: The Bulls are a running team, they rank 5th nationally in rushing yards. Tailback Marlon Mak and quarterback Quinton Flowers combined for over 2500 yards and 3 ... Read More
foshman | 20 Dec 2016  
BYU (8-4) vs Wyoming (8-5) It seems like Wyoming and BYU should play each other every year given their proximity to one another but that is not the case and this year the two teams will meet in the Poinsettia Bowl. Both teams have the high powered ... Read More
Top players have little to gain and a lot to lose in bowl games. While bowl organizers and schools want to see their star players competing in their final collegiate games, the only benefit to top players is an emotional one of finishing out their co ... Read More
foshman | 19 Dec 2016  
Memphis (8-4) vs Western Kentucky (10-3)   Memphis and Western Kentucky have, in recent years, established themselves as two of the better Group of 5 programs. Both teams have also lost head coaches to Power 5 Conferences over the last two ... Read More
foshman | 19 Dec 2016  
Miami Beach Bowl Preview Central Michigan (6-6) vs. Tulsa (9-3)   The most lopsided game during this Bowl Season - at least according to bettors - is the Miami Beach Bowl, where Tulsa had the highest percentage of total money bet on the ... Read More
foshman | 17 Dec 2016  
Southern Mississippi (6-6) vs Louisiana-Lafayette (6-6) Southern Mississippi has consistently put together good teams very quietly over the last several decades. Louisiana-Lafayette is a program that competes in a conference on the rise. This year ... Read More
The Las Vegas Bowl is not known for being one of the “can’t miss” bowl games as it usually falls as one of the first games in the bowl schedule. However, this season’s match up may have one of the best storylines and match ups ... Read More
foshman | 17 Dec 2016  
Central Florida (6-6) vs Arkansas State (7-5)   The best defensive players in Conference USA and the Sun Belt will square off in this season’s Autonation Cure Bowl at Camping World Stadium later today.   When UCF has the b ... Read More
foshman | 16 Dec 2016  
Toledo (9-3) vs Appalachian State (9-3) The Camelia Bowl offers another solid early Bowl season matchup between offensive powerhouse Toledo and one of the better defensive teams in Appalachian State. Both teams have significant veteran leader ... Read More
foshman | 16 Dec 2016  
Houston (9-3) vs. San Diego State (6-6) Every Bowl Season has a premium match up on the first day and this year is no different. Houston was one of the darlings of the Non-Power 5 Conferences this year, and despite falling short, scored huge victo ... Read More
foshman | 16 Dec 2016  
New Mexico (8-4) vs. Texas San Antonio (6-6)   The first bowl of 2016 will feature Bob Davie’s surprising New Mexico team playing what amounts to another home game in the Gildan New Mexico Bowl. Texas San Antonio was  a middling ... Read More
The 16-team field for the 2016-2017 UEFA Champions League knockout stage is now set with the final day of group play completed. A new draw will determine the pairings for the next round. Each group winner will be “seeded” and therefore ... Read More
We we reached Conference Championship Weekend, there are only two teams in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) that have made it this far as undefeated teams - top ranked Alabama and #14 Western Michigan. While Alabama is destined for the College ... Read More
This Saturday, a substantial part of downtown Atlanta will be awash in orange – Florida Gator orange, to be exact. The University of Florida’s football team will be playing for the Southeastern Conference (SEC) Championship against the Un ... Read More
Week 12 College Football Playoff Standings   The narrowing of the playoff field in Week 11 continued into Week 12, and the clarity of the playoff race has now been sacrificed for a glut of one loss teams as only Alabama stands unbeaten. ... Read More
foshman | 16 Nov 2016  
Following the early ouster of the USWNT at the Olympics, Head Coach Jill Ellis made no secret of her desire to reshape not only the roster but the philosophy of the women’s national team. Gone are longtime players Heather O’Reilly, Whitne ... Read More
EricBecker | 16 Nov 2016  
The natives are starting to get restless in American Soccerland! Before Friday's game against Mexico, US Soccer President Sunil Gulati said he expected Klinsmann would remain in charge of the US National Team. For the organization to sack the ... Read More
foshman | 11 Nov 2016  
Raiders Rising San Diego Winning Streak 49ers defense is terrible Ajayi V Miller Packers Continuity Drew Brees is the Saints   The Oakland Raiders are on the right track. In addition to the early talk of David Carr bei ... Read More
Trevor Knight and Chad Kelly injuries Texas players rally UCLA taking a step back Washington won with Peterson Clemson losing top players Zach Cunningham   Ole Miss and Texas A&M face each other this week in a game ... Read More
Week 11 College Football Playoff Standings   As will repeatedly happen this year Week 10 offers some clarity to the college football playoff race. The frontrunners, as I see them, remain strong while two rivalry games, and an upset, elimin ... Read More
Week 10 is here and it is time to separate the playoff contenders from the pretenders. This week has two games that will potentially serve as elimination games, although Alabama could lose and still make the playoffs if they win out. The Big Ten and ... Read More
Harvard announced the it was cancelling its men’s soccer season early over a scandal whereby members of the men’s soccer program compiled a “scouting report” on new freshman members of the women’s program in a practice d ... Read More
How did yesterday’s results impact the UEFA Champions League table? Here is the updated Group standings table and the predictions of who advance to the knockout stage: Group E remains tight as AS Monaco’s comfortable 3-0 win over CSKA ... Read More
foshman | 03 Nov 2016  
Newton Goodell Meeting Josh Gordon Out of Rehab Jamie Collins Trade Greg Olsen Fired Jay Ajayi Gos For 3 Mid Season Review   Following a high profile missed roughing call, Panthers quarterback Cam Newton met with Roger ... Read More
The November matches were bound to be pivotal in most of the groups. Tuesday was “judgment day” for several clubs as their Champions League dreams were extinguished, while others will be planning for the knockout round. Here is how the fi ... Read More
Nebraska is much improved, still not elite Washington is starting to look like a very good, but not elite team The Big 12 doesn’t have a great team either The SEC West still has the best teams Clemson has the easiest path to the pla ... Read More
The first official rankings of the 2016 College Football Playoff bracket are due out soon and week 10, as it usually seems to, offered some clarity in what appeared to be a very crowded field. It seems every season fans wonder what will happen in 4 o ... Read More
A 14-18 overall record, losing four of his last five games, and ESPN’s FPI only giving his team a 4.7-percent chance of winning out (perhaps the only way to save his job) are signs that the days of Charlie Strong at Texas appear to be numbered. ... Read More
foshman | 27 Oct 2016  
Cutler retakes the reins in Chicago Buffalo can hardly afford injuries San Diego Schedule about to get easier Jared Goff is getting closer to being a starter 49ers Defensive Draft Woes Quarterbacks are still in short supply, still & ... Read More
Auburn dominates Arkansas Nebraska finally plays some good teams West Virginia is a omplete team Toledo is the best team you haven't heard of Alabama loses Eddie Jackson Playoff primer; Remember, it is still way too early to know a ... Read More
Roethlisberger hurt again Fitzpatrick/Smith quarterback switch in New York Eddie Lacy got fat again Bears QB situation isn't much of a choice Panthers have defensive issues Pass Interference calls the new replay battlefront &nbs ... Read More
Intriguing games continue with the second day of competition in the UEFA Champions League. The marquee match is probably FC Barcelona versus Manchester City. The match up features two of the richest clubs in global sports looking for the leg up in ... Read More
The MLS playoff picture is starting to come into focus going into the final weekend of the season. However, with some jostling and positioning still to be ironed out, there will likely be some intrigue until the final whistle. The top six teams in ... Read More
foshman | 19 Oct 2016  
Change is inevitable, that’s a tenant as old as….tenants, and although the USWNT has been among the rare institutions  in sports that has resisted change without sacrificing its competitive edge on the field, change is coming to the ... Read More
Big 12 expansion Notre Dame Western Michigan Playoff favorites Texas A&M-Alabama   News that the Big 12 President’s could not agree on expansion was not really a surprise given that both Fox and ESPN previously ... Read More
This weekend, we will see exactly how the College Football Playoff Picture will shape up. #1 Alabama and #2 Ohio State will face, arguably, their toughest tests of the season. Alabama faces #9 Tennessee on the road in Knoxville while the Buckeyes hos ... Read More
Two Top Ten Matchups Highlight Week 7 In College Football   Heading into week 7 the college football playoff picture is starting to clear up somewhat. Preseason favorites FSU and LSU are both essentially eliminated, as is Stanford.Houston& ... Read More
foshman | 12 Oct 2016  
Mike McCoy looks like he's done. Colin Kaepernick is back ya'll! Dallas QB conundrum. Vikings keep trucking. Giants offense just isn't working.   It seems like Mike McCoy, a pretty good coach, is not going to ... Read More
LSU Florida Big Ten Stanford Charlie Strong Houston   LSU Florida - The Game That Shall Not Be Scheduled Obviously cancelling the game due to Hurricane Matthew was the correct call but rescheduling it should have been decide ... Read More
Rutgers’ marketing department circled October 8th on its calendar as a big event to promote to the Scarlet Knights’ faithful. (press release: http://www.scarletknights.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/051816aaa.html)After all nationally ranke ... Read More
Ellis Names Team For Switzerland Friendlies - 11 New Call Ups   The youth movement continues at USSoccer as Jill Ellis has named 11 new faces to the USWNT camp heading into their two scheduled friendlies with Switzerland. Ellis has maintai ... Read More
foshman | 06 Oct 2016  
Steelers Are Good Gordon V Gurley Rex Ryan Back From The Dead Exit Deflategate Odell Beckham Needs To Chill Colts Offensive Line Woes   With the return of Le’veon Bell the Steelers offense might be nearly impossi ... Read More
Baylor Big 12 Louisville autographs Tennessee Mark Richt Washington   Lost amid Baylor’s excellent season has been the talk regarding the Title IX issues the team has faced over the last few years, until now. The ... Read More
Boston Breakers center back Whitney Engen shared an emotional letter to her fans announcing the end of her time with the USWNT. Engen earned a roster spot on the Olympic roster in August and played well in her limited time in Brazil. Engen is also co ... Read More
foshman | 29 Sep 2016  
The 4th season of the NWSL is over, making it the most successful women’s professional soccer league in history. As Portland Western New York, Washington, and Chicago fight for the championship we’ll take the time to put together our Top ... Read More
foshman | 29 Sep 2016  
Patriots Quarterback Shenanigans Injuries to Quarterbacks Injuries to Other Players Carson Wentz (or The Guy Who Might Cost Jeff Fisher His Job) Texans Look Like Pretenders Kaepernick   Will the Patriots actually start ... Read More
Week 4 College Football What We Learned   Tennessee Is For Real Having lost the last 12 games to Florida Tennessee fans must have felt terrible after watching the Volunteers fall behind 21-0, having turned the ball over twice inside ... Read More
foshman | 27 Sep 2016  
NWSL Playoff Preview   1: Portland Thorns 41 points 2: Washington Spirit 39 points 3: Chicago Red Stars 33 points 4: Western New York Flash 32 points   Portland Thorns The Thorns had the most talented roster during t ... Read More
Golf legend Arnold Palmer died yesterday at age 87. While the golf world mourns his death as one of the best golfers of all-time, others know Palmer from his many other endeavors – including the ice tea that bears his name and the more recent X ... Read More
The two best things in life are football and laughter. Join Brent and Heather for the 4th season of The Football Show as they take real stories from across the football landscape and offer biting satire, absurd commentary, and, in this episode, a boo ... Read More
foshman | 22 Sep 2016  
Houston Vs New England   Week 3 provides a matchup of, perhaps, the two best teams in the AFC, and certainly two teams that are favored to win their respective divisions. Houston and New England have taken dramatically different approaches ... Read More
Through three weeks of the college football season, who looks like the best overall conference? Well, it is not who has the most teams ranked. Instead, let's look at which conferences have a shot at the College Football Playoff and how them far i ... Read More
foshman | 21 Sep 2016  
NFL Week 2: What We Learned   Chargers injuries Quarterbacks getting hurt Return of the Running Back Rookie Quarterbacks Coaching Hot Seat Patriots Vikings Rodgers and Green Bay Offense Protests Not Going Away &n ... Read More
Here is a look at this week’s AP Top 25 and observations after Week 3 and heading into conference play.   No. 1 Alabama (3-0) Alabama looks like a Top 5 team through the first three games, but maybe not yet a #1, given the perform ... Read More
After only three weeks the landscape of college football has shifted dramatically. A number of pre-season favorites have not only stumbled, but have looked rather pedestrian in multiple games. The current Heisman candidate has emerged from relative o ... Read More
foshman | 13 Sep 2016  
NFL Week 1 Recap   Now that the games have finally started NFL fans can rejoice and enjoy the next 4 months of live football. Week 1 saw several big names get hurt, several young quarterbacks emerge on the scene, and several teams serve no ... Read More
foshman | 09 Sep 2016  
The NFC West has been the hardest fought division in football over the last few seasons. With some of the best defenses and most bruising running backs the NFC West has appeared in the last five Conference championships and three of the last five Sup ... Read More
foshman | 09 Sep 2016  
The NFC North looked like it would house two of the best teams in the NFC before the season ending injury to Teddy Bridgewater in Minnesota. Green Bay now looks like the class of the division, and conference, while Chicago and Detroit are still mired ... Read More
foshman | 08 Sep 2016  
Carolina Panthers Carolina surprised many league observers by both dominating the regular season and making the Super Bowl last season. This year the Panthers offense could be even better thanks to the return of 2014 first round pick Kelvin Benjam ... Read More
foshman | 08 Sep 2016  
The NFC East appears to be in transition with only last season’s champions, the Washington Redskins, maintaining any kind of continuity during the off season. Philadelphia and New York each have new coaching staffs and Dallas is starting the se ... Read More
foshman | 07 Sep 2016  
It looks like a changing of the guard, at least temporarily, is on the horizon in the AFC West. Denver is dealing with the retirement of Peyton Manning, Oakland is on the rise, San Diego is quietly amassing a talented roster at the skill positions an ... Read More
foshman | 07 Sep 2016  
The AFC South is emerging as a division with all four teams stocked with young talent at key positions. The decision has been dominated by the Colts in recent years but injuries to Andrew Luck last season opened the door for Houston to take the divis ... Read More
2016 NCAA Football: Players to Watch   It's guaranteed in every College Football season that there will be new prospects bursting onto the scene. Most fans already know the big name players of the 2016 NCAAF season such as the preseaso ... Read More
foshman | 06 Sep 2016  
AFC North Preview   In recent years the AFC North has been the most competitive division in the NFL, a trend that is likely to continue in 2016. Cincinnati and Pittsburgh are favorites again but the Baltimore Ravens should also field a com ... Read More
foshman | 06 Sep 2016  
AFC East Preview   The suspension of Tom Brady adds even a bit more intrigue to an emerging AFC East, long dominated by the New England Patriots. Last season saw the Jets emerge as a serious contender, Miami appears on the upswing with Ada ... Read More
http://www.espnfc.us/team/united-states/660/blog/post/2943027/christian-pulisic-stars-for-united-states-but-happy-to-wait-for-starting-chance ... Read More
On Wednesday (8/24), the US Soccer Federation suspended Women’s National Team goalkeeper Hope Solo for her poor sportsmanship after the team’s stunning penalty shootout loss to Sweden in the quarterfinals of the Olympics in Rio. Solo c ... Read More
The knockout stage of Women’s Olympic Soccer looks a lot like the top 10 in the FIFA world Rankings. Given the dearth of available slots - something that should be remedied moving forward - only eight of the top 12 teams in the FIFA world ranki ... Read More
Allie Long is the best story of the year for the USWNT. Long was an afterthought as recently as April, but after a few strong seasons in the NWSL she finally got an opportunity, and she made the most of it. Long gives Jill Ellis the flexibility she h ... Read More
After two games in group play all seems to be going according to plan for the USWNT. Following a hard fought victory against France, their biggest challenge in group play, the team closes out the group when they face Columbia later today. Columbia is ... Read More
This is a really interesting view on the development of youth soccer players in the US.   While it is a promotional article for a training company, the points in it are dead on.  Understandbly as a long-time parent/coach, I ... Read More
BobLawton | 03 Aug 2016  
What can Leon Hall bring tot he Giants that they don't already have? Why the spend? Savvy veterans know how to lie in wait, then pounce on a potential job opening when their market becomes robust. With the injury to Cincinnat ... Read More
The Big 12 expansion is a hot topic throughout college football. Undoubtedly, it has executives on edge in the American, Sun Belt, and Mountain West Conferences as well as Conference USA. The Big 12 has stated it hopes to add two or four teams a ... Read More
The Big 12 Conference recently announced that it was giving its Commissioner, Bob Bowlsby, permission to speak with potential candidates to expand the conference by two to four teams and bring the membership from the current 10 teams to either 12 or ... Read More
2016 NFL Fantasy Football Tight End Rankings   Tight end has long been considered one of the least important positions in fantasy football by most owners. The truth is, as it always has been, that finding a high scoring tight end offers a ... Read More
2016 Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings   With the increased popularity of PPR scoring wide receiver has become the most important position in fantasy football leagues. Receivers are no longer vehicles that put up huge numbers every f ... Read More
2016 NFL Fantasy Football Running Back Rankings   Running backs have traditionally been the backbone of good fantasy football teams, and while good running backs are still important, the shift towards a committee approach throughout the NF ... Read More
 The difference between fantasy football champions and fantasy football playoff teams is often related to the quarterback position. While premium receivers, tight ends, and running backs are harder to come by, few teams excel without having a qu ... Read More
jleong11 | 15 Jul 2016  
 NBA Summer League 2016   The Las Vegas Summer League is a great event to scout the incoming prospects in the NBA. The players include drafted rookies starting their NBA careers, undrafted players trying to make a roster, sophomore play ... Read More
foshman | 14 Jul 2016  
 NWSL Power Rankings Week 13 Portland Thorns First place, 26 points. The Thorns lost their first game of 2016 but it’s no time to panic. Portland played without 6 of their top players thanks to an ill-timed USWNT camp that highl ... Read More
foshman | 12 Jul 2016  
 Months of speculation ended today as Head Coach Jill Ellis announced the USWNT Olympic Roster. As expected the roster is mostly made up of members of last year's World Cup Championship team, and also as expected, there are a few new faces t ... Read More
foshman | 10 Jul 2016  
 Predicting The USWNT Olympic Roster Today is the day that members of the USWNT will find out if they are going to Brazil to compete for Olympic Gold. Fresh off a friendly with South Africa, Ellis now has the information she needs to make her ... Read More
foshman | 04 Jul 2016  
 NWSL Power Rankings Week 12 Portland Thorns First place, 26 points. The Thorns remain the only unbeaten team in the NWSL. More impressively they are a combined 3-0-2 against the next three best teams. It's no secret that Portland is ... Read More
Following the USWNT’s World Cup Victory in 2015 the NWSL has seen an increase in ticket sales and popularity.  The newest franchises, Houston (2014) and Orlando (2016) are among the most popular teams in the league and a national televisio ... Read More
 This year’s USA Swimming Olympic Trials will take place from June 26th through July 1st in Omaha, Nebraska. There are essentially 5 stroke races – freestyle, backstroke, butterfly, breaststroke and individual medley (comb ... Read More
 2016 has been a great year so far for women’s soccer in the United States. The NWSL not only made it to a fourth season, they expanded the league by adding an Orlando franchise, and attendance is up throughout the league. The USWNT is und ... Read More
foshman | 13 Jun 2016  
 USWNT Totally Different in 2016 As the US Women’s National Team (USWNT) prepares for the Olympics in Rio this summer they look like a very different team, because they are. Due to retirements, injuries, and pregnancies this team is w ... Read More
foshman | 07 Jun 2016  
 Seattle Seahawks Draft Review Team Needs:  RB OT DL Selections: Rd 1. 31 Germain Ifedi OT Texas A&M Rd 2. 49 Jarran Reed DT Alabama Rd 3. 90 CJ Prosise RB Notre Dame Rd 3. 94 Nick Vannett TE Ohio State Rd 3. 97 Ree ... Read More
foshman | 07 Jun 2016  
 San Francisco 49ers Draft Review Team Needs:  QB WR OG LB Selections: Rd 1. 7 DeForest Buckner DE Oregon Rd 1. 28 Joshua Garnett OG Stanford Rd 3 68 Will Redmond CB Mississippi State Rd 4. 133 Rashard Robinson CB   ... Read More
foshman | 01 Jun 2016  
 Los Angeles Rams Draft Review Team Needs:  WR DE QB Selections: Rd 1. 1 Jared Goff QB Cal Rd 4. 110 Tyler Higbee TE Western Kentucky Rd 4. 117 Pharoe Cooper WR South Carolina Rd 6. 177 Temarrick Hemmingway TE South Carolina Sta ... Read More
foshman | 01 Jun 2016  
 Arizona Cardinals Draft Review Team Needs:  S OLB CB Selections: Rd 1. 29 Robert Nkemdiche DT Ole Miss Rd 3. 92 Brandon Williams CB Texas A&M Rd 4. 128 Evan Boehm C Missouri Rd 5. 167 Marquai Christian Midwestern State Rd ... Read More
As we are on the eve of the Copa America Centenario, there is no better time than now to roll out the expectations for the Group stage of the tournament. There are many interesting story lines throughout the tournament, which will feature teams for N ... Read More
foshman | 31 May 2016  
 Minnesota Vikings Draft Review Team Needs: OT, CB, OG, WR Selections: Rd 1. 23 LaQuan Treadwell WR Ole Miss Rd 2. 54 Mackenzie Alexander CB Clemson Rd 4. 121 Willie Beavers OG Western Michigan Rd 5. 160 Kentrell Brothers OLB Miss ... Read More
foshman | 30 May 2016  
 Detroit Lions Draft Review Team Needs: OT, CB, DE, WR Selections: Rd 1. 16 Taylor Decker OT Ohio State Rd 2. 46 A’Shawn Robinson DT Alabama Rd 3. 95 Graham Glasgnow C Michigan Rd 4. 111 Miles Killebrew S Southern Utah Rd 5. 1 ... Read More
foshman | 30 May 2016  
 Green Bay Packers Draft Review Team Needs: ILB, OLB, OT Selections: Rd 1. 27 Kenny Clark DT UCLA Rd 2. 48 Jason Spriggs OT Indiana Rd 3. 88 Kyler Fackrell LB Utah State Rd 4. 131 Blake Martinez ILB Stanford Rd 4. 137 Dean Lowrey DE ... Read More
 This past week Baylor University took the unprecedented step of relieving Head Football Coach Art Briles of his duties and reassigning University President Ken Starr due to the fallout from the report prepared by Pepper Hamilton, and independen ... Read More
foshman | 30 May 2016  
 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Draft Review Team Needs: CB DE OT S Selections: Rd 1. 11 Vernon Hargreaves CB Florida Rd 2. 39 Noah Spence DE Eastern Kentucky Rd 2. 61 Robert Aguayo K Florida State Rd 4. 108 Ryan Smith CB North Caroli ... Read More
foshman | 30 May 2016  
 New Orleans Saints Draft Review Team Needs: DL CB OLB     Selections:   Rd 1. 12 Sheldon Rankins DT Louisville Rd 2. 47 Michael Thomas WR Ohio State Rd 2. 61 Vonn Bell S Ohio State Rd 4. 120 David Onyemata DT M ... Read More
foshman | 29 May 2016  
 Carolina Panthers Draft Review Team Needs: OT DE CB         Selections: Rd 1. 31 Vernon Butler DT Louisiana Tech Rd 2. 62 James Bradberry CB Samford Rd 3. 77 Daryl Worley CB West Virginia Rd 5. 141 Zach Sanchez ... Read More
foshman | 29 May 2016  
 Atlanta Falcons Draft Review Team Needs: DE LB OG Selections: Rd 1. 17 Keanu Neal SS Florida Rd 2. 52 Deion Jones OLB LSU Rd 3. 81 Austin Hooper TE Stanford Rd 4. 115 De’vondre Campbell OLB Minnesota Rd 6. 195 Wes Schweitzer ... Read More
foshman | 29 May 2016  
 Washington Redskins Draft Review Team Needs: DE, WR, OL Selections: Rd 1. 22 Josh Doctson WR TCU Rd 2. 53 Su’a Cravens SS USC Rd 3. 84 Kendall Fuller CB Virginia Tech Rd 5. 152 Matthew Ioannidis DT Temple Rd 6. 187 Na ... Read More
foshman | 29 May 2016  
 Philadelphia Eagles Draft Review Team Needs: RB, LB, OT Selections: Rd 1. 2 Carson Wentz QB North Dakota State Rd 3. 79 Isaac Seumola OG Oregon State Rd 5. 153 Wendell Smallwood RB West Virginia Rd 5. 164 Vaitai Halapoulavaa ... Read More
foshman | 29 May 2016  
 New York Giants Draft Review Team Needs: RB, LB, OT Selections:   Rd 1. 10 Eli Apple CB Ohio State Rd 2. 40 Sterling Shepard WR Oklahoma Rd 3. 71 Darian Thompson FS Boise State Rd 4. 109 BJ Goodson LB CLemson Rd 5. 149 ... Read More
foshman | 23 May 2016  
 Dallas Cowboys Draft Review Team Needs: RB, CB, DL Selections: Rd 1. 4 Ezekial Elliott Ohio State Rd 2. 34 Jaylon Smith LB Notre Dame Rd 3. 67 Maliek Collins DT Nebraska Rd 4. 101 Charles Tapper DE Oklahoma Rd 4. 135 Dak Prescott Q ... Read More
foshman | 22 May 2016  
 San Diego Chargers Draft Review Team Needs: S, CB, DL Selections: Rd 1. 3 Joey Bosa DE Ohio State Rd 2. 35 Hunter Henry TE Arkansas Rd 3. 66 Max Tuerk C USC Rd 4. 102 Joshua Perry ILB Ohio State Rd 5. 175 Jatavis Brown OLB Akron R ... Read More
foshman | 22 May 2016  
 Oakland Raiders Draft Review      Team Needs: OT, CB, ILB Selections: Rd 1. 14 Karl Joseph S West Virginia Rd 2. 44 Jihad Ward DE Illinois Rd 3. 75 Shilique Calhoun DE Michigan State Rd 4. 100 Connor Cook QB ... Read More
foshman | 21 May 2016  
Kansas City Chiefs Draft Review Team Needs: OLB, QB, DL Selections: Rd 2. 37 Chris Jones DT Mississippi State Rd 3. 74 Keivarae Russell CB Notre Dame Rd 4. 105 Parker Ehringer OG Cincinnati Rd 4. 106 Eric Murray CB Minnesota Rd 4. ... Read More
foshman | 19 May 2016  
 Denver Broncos Draft Review Team Needs: QB, OL, DL, LB Selections: Rd 1. 26 Paxton Lynch QB Memphis Rd 2. 63 Adam Gotsis DT Georgia Tech Rd 3. 98 Justin Simmons S Boston College Rd 4. 136 Devante Booker RB Utah Rd 5. 144 Connor McG ... Read More
foshman | 18 May 2016  
 Tennessee Titans Draft Review Team Needs: OT, DL, S Selections: Rd 1. 8 Jack Conklin OT Michigan State Rd 2. 33 Kevin Dodd DE Clemson Rd 2. 43 Austin Johnson DT Penn State Rd 2. 55 Derek Henry RB Alabama Rd 3. 64 Kevin Byard S Midd ... Read More
foshman | 17 May 2016  
 Jacksonville Jaguars Draft Review Team Needs: LB CB OL   Selections:   Rd 1. 5 Jalen Ramsey CB Florida State Rd 2. 36 Myles Jack LB UCLA Rd 3. 69 Yannick Ngakoue DE Maryland Rd 4. 103 Sheldon Day DT Notre Dame Rd 6. 181 T ... Read More
foshman | 16 May 2016  
 Indianapolis Colts Draft Review Team Needs: LB CB OL Selections: Rd 1. 18 Ryan Kelly OC Alabama Rd 2. 57 Tj Green Cb Clemson Rd 3. 82 Le’Raven Clark OT Texas Tech Rd 4. 116 Hassan Ridgeway DT Texas Rd 4. 125 Antonio Morrison ... Read More
foshman | 15 May 2016  
 Houston Texans Draft Review Team Needs: DE WR OL Selections: Rd 1. 21 Will Fuller WR Notre Dame Rd 2. 50 Nick Martin OC Notre Dame Rd 3. 85 Braxton Miller WR Ohio State Rd 4. 119 Tyler Ervin RB San Jose State Rd 5. 159 KJ Dillon SS ... Read More
foshman | 14 May 2016  
 Pittsburgh Steelers Draft Review Team Needs: CB, S, OLB Selections: Rd 1. 25 Artie Burns CB Miami Rd 2. 58 Sean Davis CB Maryland Rd 3. 89 Javon Hargrave DT South Carolina State Rd 4. 123 Jerald Hawkins OT LSU Rd 6. 220 Travis Feen ... Read More
foshman | 12 May 2016  
 Cleveland Browns Draft Review   Team Needs: QB WR OL       Selections: Rd 1. 15 Corey Coleman WR Baylor Rd 2. 32 Emmanuel Ogbah DE Oklahoma State Rd 3. 65 Carl Nassib DE Penn State Rd 3. 7 ... Read More
foshman | 11 May 2016  
 Cincinnati Bengals Draft Review Team Needs: LB, WR, DT Selections: Rd 1. 24 William Jackson III CB Houston Rd 2. 55 Tyler Boyd WR Pitt Rd 3. 87 Nick Vigil LB Utah St. Rd 4. 122 Andrew Billings DT Baylor Rd 5. 161 Christian Westerma ... Read More
foshman | 10 May 2016  
 Baltimore Ravens Draft Review Team Needs: CB, WR, OT, DE Selections: Rd 1. 6 Ronnie Stanley OT Notre Dame Rd 2. 42 Kamalei Correa OLB Boise St. Rd 3. 70 Bronson Kafusi DE BYU Rd 4. 104 Tavon Young CB Temple Rd 4. 107 Chris Moore WR ... Read More
foshman | 09 May 2016  
 New England Patriots Draft Review Team Needs: CB, WR, OL, DE Selections: Rd 2. 60 Cyrus Jones CB Alabama Rd 3. 78 Joe Thuney OG NC State Rd 3. 91 Jacoby Brissett QB NC State Rd 3. 96 Vincent Valentine DT Nebraska Rd 4. 112  Ma ... Read More
foshman | 09 May 2016  
 New York Jets Draft Review Team Needs: OLB, CB, OT, ILB Selections: Rd 1. 20 Darron Lee OLB Ohio State Rd 2. 51 Christian Hackenberg QB Penn State Rd 3. 80 Jordan Jenkins OLB Georgia Rd 4. 118  Juston Burris CB NC State Rd 5. ... Read More
foshman | 02 May 2016  
 Miami Dolphins Draft Review Team Needs: CB, OT, OG, LB, RB Selections: Rd 1. 13 Laremy Tunsil OT Miami Rd 2. 38 Xavian Howard CB Baylor Rd 3. 73 Kenyon Drake RB Alabama Rd 3. 86  Leonte Caroo WR Rutgers Rd 6. 186 Jakeem Grant ... Read More
foshman | 02 May 2016  
 Buffalo Bills Draft Review Team Needs: OL, DE, LB, WR, QB Selections: Rd 1. 19 Shaq Lawson DE Clemson Rd 2. 41 Reggie Ragland LB Alabama Rd 3. 80 Adolphus Washington DT Ohio State Rd 4. 139 Cardale Jones QB Ohio State Rd 5. 156 Jon ... Read More
foshman | 30 Apr 2016  
  Buffalo The Bills clearly decided to rebuild their defensive front 7. Like Shaq Lawson, Ragland was a first round talent and should start immediately. Adolphus Washington gives the Bill some depth along the defensive line, and a possible f ... Read More
foshman | 29 Apr 2016  
 1 Los Angeles, Jared Goff, QB, Cal; The Rams obviously knew who they wanted when they moved up to the first pick. Although Wentz should be as good, or better, than Goff in time the Rams want to win now and Goff is the only rookie quarterback ... Read More
Normal 0 false false false EN-CA X-NONE X-NONE The MLS SuperDraft occured in January at the annual NSCAA Convention in Baltimore, Maryland. I was at that convention and watched the first 5 rounds of the draft liv ... Read More
foshman | 27 Apr 2016  
 NFl Mock Draft 5.0 We’re only a day away now from the NFL draft and, interestingly, we’ve already seen two blockbuster trades affect the top of the draft order. FIlm analysis is now done and rumors have been investigated thorough ... Read More
jleong11 | 27 Apr 2016  
 NFC West Draft Needs     The NFC West is officially all located on the west side now. The Los Angeles Rams are back and are making the most noise in the division this offseason. No matter who their next QB is, he will have to fac ... Read More
jleong11 | 27 Apr 2016  
 NFC North Draft Needs The Green Bay Packers had been dominating the division over the last few seasons until they were finally dethroned division champs last season. The Minnesota Vikings top-ranked defense went into Lambeau for Week 17 an ... Read More
PatrickRiordan | 26 Apr 2016  
 AFC South Division Needs       Tennessee Titans 2015 Season Summary The Titans finished the season with the worst record after coming in second to last the year before so there are many holes on the roster that need to be ... Read More
PatrickRiordan | 26 Apr 2016  
 NFC East Division Needs           Dallas Cowboys 2015 Season Summary The Cowboys were poised to contend for the Super Bowl last year however their plans fell apart when Tony Romo got injured, causing Dallas to ... Read More
foshman | 25 Apr 2016  
  The NFC South was one of the worst divisions in football for the last few seasons. Carolina is the only really good team, although any of the others could make a push, despite their flaws. What hampers the division is the dearth of draft pick ... Read More
foshman | 24 Apr 2016  
 AFC West Draft Needs The Broncos won the Superbowl last season but it is not difficult to see them missing out on the playoffs this year in what should be an excellent division. Oakland appears poised to move up, Kansas City should be the be ... Read More
Mock Draft 4.0 (227) |
foshman | 20 Apr 2016  
  1 Los Angeles Carson Wentz QB N. D. State Rams get new city and new QB QB WR DE 2 Philadelphia* Jared Goff QB Cal Pederson gets his man RB WR OL 3 San ... Read More
foshman | 18 Apr 2016  
 AFC North Draft Needs The AFC North remains one of the NFL's toughest divisions, as evidenced by the disparity in records for the 4 teams. Cleveland, in need of a quarterback - and pretty much everything else - was able to trade the second ove ... Read More
foshman | 14 Apr 2016  
 In a sign that The Rams view at least one of this year’s quarterbacks as being a future star the team has given up a bevy of draft picks to move up to the Titans first overall pick, and 4th and 6th round selections. The Rams gave up the # ... Read More
Mock Draft 3.0 (260) |
foshman | 13 Apr 2016  
 This weeks Mock Draft features our first forcasted trade. While the 49ers are expected to take a QB in the first round it seems unlikely that they will trade up to get one, unless they are able to trade Colin Kaepernick. The Eagles, meanwhile, ... Read More
foshman | 13 Apr 2016  
 AFC East Draft Needs Three AFC East teams have enjoyed high draft picks consistently for the better part of the last decade. While New England has been among the best teams in the league, year in and year out, the Dolphins, Bills, and Jets h ... Read More
foshman | 06 Apr 2016  
 As we get closer to Draft day more rumors are starting to leak. The Titans are reportedly talking to a few teams about moving down, The 49ers and Eagles are both rumored to be looking to move up, Colin Kaepernick appears headed to Denver, maybe ... Read More
 2016 Defensive Backfield Draft Prospects In a year that is dominated by defensive front seven and offensive line talent teams will still be able to find good value in the defensive backfield. No fewer than 8 prospects offer immediate startin ... Read More
 The single defining trait of the 2016 NFL draft class is it’s talent along the defensive front 7. No fewer than 15 players carry first round grades and teams will be able to find immediate starters deep into the drafts second day. Defensi ... Read More
 The 2016 NFL draft is unique in that it is stacked with defensive talent and offensive linemen. While the depth at the offensive skill positions is lacking, respectively, there are some talented prospects at quarterback, running back, and recei ... Read More
foshman | 28 Mar 2016  
 Here is the first fanteractive "Expert" Mock Draft. This will be a series leading up to the draft. The goal is to get 80% of the players drafted in the first round, 67% within 5 picks either way, and 30% going to the correct team. &n ... Read More
 In a draft in which the offensive talent is lagging behind the defensive talent, someone forgot to tell the offensive tackles. Boasting two elite prospects , and potentially six total first round picks, this year’s tackle class offers dep ... Read More
      American soccer enjoyed a banner day on March 6th as the sport saw just what it’s future potential is in this country. MLS begins its 21st season this weekend with a great opening day showing. At least half of the ope ... Read More
Ten teams utilized franchise or transitional tags on Tuesday. The deadline to sign franchised players to a long-term extension is July 15, while the players who received the transition tag have until July 22 to secure a deal. If not, the tag allows t ... Read More
Hearing the news of Matt Miazga's transfer to Chelseas FC from New York Red Bulls brought a sense of shock to the whole soccer community I think. Jurgen Klinsmen had this to say on the transfer of Matt Miazga.        ... Read More
Christian Hackenberg is entering the draft with no ceiling with what he can do. The only unfortunate part is the limits placed on him by an Offense called by James Franklins. Bill O'Brien had success his freshman year with Hackenberg because of the P ... Read More
According to the Sports Business Journal, there are more that than $1.3 billion currently being expended on major college arena construction projects to debut between the start of the 2015 basketball season through 2018. Many of the major projects a ... Read More
 And this one was a good one. Two convictions, two political protests, a fart joke and a reference to the Medicine Lodge Treaty of 1867. We cover it all because we're professionals. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1RdiVJlMME Like us on yo ... Read More
Looking Ahead To The USWNT Olympic Roster   The USWNT is on the home stretch of their 10 game victory tour after this summer’s World Cup Championship and already the team has lost a lot of it’s experience and star power. Gpone are ... Read More
AndyB | 06 Oct 2015  
Wide Receivers are one of the most critical pieces to an offense. While they can come in all shapes and sizes, here are some key pointers to take into account when evaluating wide receivers:   Hands Probably the biggest attribute a wide recei ... Read More
 Only one show on the internet covers all of the important stories across all of football. Check out the latest episode of The Football Show to get the latest scoop on Warren Sapp's plea deal, Nick Saban's admission to cheating, and an inside lo ... Read More
foshman | 04 Oct 2015  
 How To Scout Defensive Backs By Brent Foshee   Defensive backfield play is among the most difficult job in professional football. The proliferation of teams with advanced passing games coupled with a shifting league policy that is of ... Read More
foshman | 04 Oct 2015  
 How To Scout Linebackers By Brent Foshee   Linebackers are the backbone of any defense. Equally sharing responsibility against both the run and pass on any given play they need a broad skill set as a unit. This allows for a high degr ... Read More
foshman | 04 Oct 2015  
 How To Scout Defensive Linemen By Brent Foshee   Great defensive linemen remain, along with quarterbacks, remain the rarest commodity in the NFL. Frequently among the most drafted first round position, teams are always looking for a ... Read More
By Brent Foshee, Fanteractive Scouting Contributor   Finally aware of, and forced to address, the long term consequences of concussions and a with a mandate from owners to make the game safer - and protect star players, the NFL has become a ... Read More
By Brent Foshee, Fanteractive Scouting Contributor In the NFL good offensive lines are paramount if a team expects to be competitive on the field. While Left Tackles have long been one of the premiere positions that teams consistently look for &nb ... Read More
Blanderson08 | 03 Sep 2015  
    In a major setback for the N.F.L., New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady prevailed in his battle to have his four-game suspension overturned Thursday, as a federal judge reversed a ruling by Commissioner& ... Read More
Group D: United States | Australia | Sweden | Nigeria After coming oh-so-close in 2011, the United States is looking to break through in Canada. The journey The U.S. had a rough stretch in the months leading up to the start of World Cup qualifyi ... Read More
Southern California Heisman Trophy winner Matt Leinart and former New Mexico star Brian Urlacher are among the players making their first appearance on the College Football Hall of Fame ballot. The National Football Foundation released Tuesday the p ... Read More
  AP The biggest questions about quarterback Marcus Mariota leading up to this year’s draft had to do with how quickly he’d be able to make the transition from running the University of Oregon’s spread offense to running an ... Read More
Associated Press PARIS -- Novak Djokovic ended Rafael Nadal's 39-match French Open winning streak by beating the nine-time champion in a surprisingly lopsided quarterfinal 7-5, 6-3, 6-1 on Wednesday. It is only the se ... Read More
Peyton Manning is gearing up for more than a season-long waltz into the sunset. The Denver Broncos quarterback met with reporters on Tuesday to say of his upcoming age 39 campaign: "I don't see it as a farewell tour." "I'm not in ... Read More
Monday 27 April 2015, Vancouver, BC – With 40 days to go until the start of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™, Canada Soccer is thrilled to announce the 23 players that will don the Maple Leaf this summer and represent Canada ... Read More
Fanterative.com | 20 Oct 2014  
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One day, someone will realize that Greg Schiano, currently the Ohio State defensive coordinator, is worthy of another head coaching job. He was set to be the head coach of Tennessee before the Volunteers pulled the plug amid allegations that Schiano ... Read More
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