Dan Shonka, general manager of Ourlads’ NFL Scouting Services, tells Greg DePalma that Penn State RB Saquon Barkley has moved to the top of his 2018 draft board after a sterling performance to help beat Iowa. In a sneak peek at his draft preview set for distribution next week, he also says USC’s Sam Darnold is not atop his quarterback chart as others have.
Greg DePalma and Dan Shonka, general manager of Ourlads’ NFL Scouting Services, discuss top performers from the first week of the college football season. Also appearing is Maryland color analyst Tim Strachan to talk about the Terrapins‘ big win over Texas, and HogsHaven.com managing editor Ken Meringolo looks at key Week 1 NFC East matchups.
Greg DePalma and Scott Zolotorow of CollegeHoopsDaily.com discuss this month’s first big NCAA Tournament upset, as 11th seed Xavier stormed back against Arizona to score 12 of the final 14 points. The final match of Sweet Sixteen matchups is highlighted by a clash of traditional powers in Kentucky and UCLA.
Greg DePalma delves deep into this week’s Sweet Sixteen matchups at the NCAA Tournament, asserting UCLA‘s Lonzo Ball won’t be put off his game against Kentucky by his dad’s loose lips. Also, Baylor could spoil South Carolina‘s surprising run by getting the Gamecocks out of their home state. Upset possibilities lurk in Purdue, Butler, Xavier and West Virginia.
Greg DePalma and Jamal Murphy of CollegeHoopsDaily.com preview the NCAA Tournament‘s Sweet Sixteen matchups that begin Thursday, including an intriguing matchup as North Carolina – the ACC‘s lone survivor – takes on no-longer-unknown Butler. Also, Kentucky takes on UCLA in a matchup of the sport’s bluebloods.
Greg DePalma looks back at the final day of the NCAA Tournament‘s opening weekend, in which South Carolina bounced Duke from the brackets and No.1 seed North Carolina barely survived. PSN tennis analyst Andrea Leand also stops by to discuss results from the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells, where Roger Federer and Elena Vesnina captured titles.
Greg DePalma previews college basketball’s next-to-last weekend before the big conference tournaments, including a bubblesphere showdown between Providence and Marquette along with chances for Michigan (vs. Purdue) and Miami (vs. Duke) to solidify their positions with the selection committee. Also, the NFL offseason reports continue with analysis of the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings.
In the waning hours before another big Duke/North Carolina basketball showdown, Greg DePalma suggests pundits should stop sticking up for Blue Devils bad boy Grayson Allen. The spotlight also shines on the Pac-12 as Oregon visits UCLA.
Greg DePalma previews the NFL‘s Championship Sunday, making his Super Bowl predictions as the Pittsburgh Steelers visit the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons close out the Georgia Dome by welcoming the Green Bay Packers. A busy weekend of college basketball also gets a look, highlighted by the Arizona/UCLA showdown in the Pac-12.
Conference action begins this week just days before the New Year and the Pac-12 offers up a doozy later tonight. Oregon, which started the season No. 5 in the country will host the current second-ranked Bruins from UCLA.