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Pitching by the Numbers: No-win situation Jul 24
Wins is a flawed fantasy stat, but there's no obvious solution for replacing it with a better metric.

Countdown to camp: TEs - Purdue [$$] Jul 24


Warner pops up on scene Jul 24
Troy Warner has performed well at numerous 7on7 events this summer but he thinks it will take a few games in his junior season for more schools to get involved.

Maize 'N View: Re-examing Michigan's chief rival - Michigan [$$] Jul 24


Linebacker recounts visit to Army - Army [$$] Jul 24


No. 1 RB has a couple visits in mind - Oregon [$$] Jul 24


White Nearing Decision? - Virginia Tech [$$] Jul 24


Johnson enjoys Texas camp Jul 24
Collin Johnson loved his recent trip to Texas for summer camp and he said if anything his commitment has gotten even stronger the more times he's visited Austin.

UK, U of L interest makes Blakeney wanted man - Kentucky [$$] Jul 24


The Top 25 Countdown: No. 11 - Pittsburgh [$$] Jul 24


FNL What to Watch: Elite 15 targets - Ohio State [$$] Jul 24


Reasons to be Optimistic for BYU Football in 2014 - BYU Jul 24
The reasons why BYU fans should be optimistic about the upcoming season. Discussed are the current players, newcomers and schedule.

Pickard recaps another great UVa visit - Virginia [$$] Jul 24


'16 DE Polite eyeing UNC Jul 24
It's early in the recruiting process for 2016 defensive end Jachai Polite of Daytona Beach (Fla.) Mainland, but it's not too early for him to have a favorite of the four offers he's already collected. North Carolina is one of the first to notice of the 6-foot-4, 230-pound Polite and he said he's mutually interested in the Tar Heels.

Canadian DB has PSU on top - Penn State [$$] Jul 24


Maryland WR visiting IU this weekend - Indiana [$$] Jul 24


Moore has eye on local favorite Jul 24
Marcus Moore has two early offers but it's a local school that interests the 2016 defensive end the most at this point in his recruitment.

Looking ahead at Booker's 2014-15 season - Kentucky Jul 24
Our basketball player preview podcast series moves into discussion of Kentucky's freshmen, starting with Devin Booker.

Fall camp positional preview: Running back - Florida [$$] Jul 24


Scouting video: Top soph Ty-Shon Alexander - NC State [$$] Jul 24


Florida WR knows one official - West Virginia [$$] Jul 24


Big task ahead for Spencer - OK State [$$] Jul 24


Landry relaying lessons learned - Purdue Jul 24
For the sixth consecutive year, Carl Landry's running his basketball camp at West Lafayette High School for local kids, this year looking to convey a particular message.

Boatwright poised to set visits - Arizona State [$$] Jul 24


'16 LB Moon earns Auburn offer Jul 24
A big offseason goal for class of 2016 linebacker Jeremiah Moon (Hoover, Ala.) was to earn an offer from Auburn. After participating in an Auburn camp in June, Moon came away with an offer from the Tigers, impressing assistant [db]Ellis Johnson[/db].

Ball thinking about visits - Connecticut [$$] Jul 24


Vejvoda excited about offer - Iowa [$$] Jul 24


Three-star LB to visit Stanford Jul 24
Anthony Camargo has decided to take an unofficial visit to Stanford this weekend and it could be a big trip for the La Puente (Calif.) Bishop Amat standout.

Change in the air - Missouri [$$] Jul 24


Recruiting Tales: Tyrone Byrd - Nebraska [$$] Jul 24


Utes face uphill challenge - Utah Jul 24
The Pac-12 kicked off their 2014 media days on Wednesday as each coach and player expressed their newfound hope and the media made their predictions. As for Kyle Whittingham's Utes, they were picked to finish fifth in the South, only in front of the Colorado Buffaloes-after two sub-500 years.

Two UT WRs charged in sexual assault case - Texas Jul 24
UT football players Kendall Sanders and Montrel Meander were charged with sexual assault, a second-degree felony, on Thursday, according to a UTPD spokesperson. Details inside.

Top 50 JUCO mulling over ISU offer - Iowa State [$$] Jul 24


Hill excited for U-M offer - Michigan [$$] Jul 24


Fall Preview: Running back - Oregon [$$] Jul 24


Offense rarely “carries team” to glory - Notre Dame [$$] Jul 24


Fab 48 Showcase: Morrow explodes - Minnesota [$$] Jul 24


Borton's Blog: Earning it - Michigan [$$] Jul 24


Oxford Exxon Podcast, Powered by Rebel Grove 7-24 - Ole Miss Jul 24
Neal McCready and Chase Parham speak with the new volleyball coach at Ole Miss, Steven McRoberts.

'17 QB Bentley holds 2 offers Jul 24
Class of 2017 quarterback Jake Bentley of Opelika (Ala.) may have limited varsity experience, but he has the talent, a 6-foot-4, 207-pound frame and football in the bloodlines. As a result, he's been able to secure offers from Auburn and Appalachian State, with Clemson and South Carolina showing interest.

The Reed Files - Clemson [$$] Jul 24


Summer video: Shake Milton - Indiana [$$] Jul 24


Camp leads to offer and interest for 2016 LB - Pittsburgh [$$] Jul 24


New scheme draws attention of DeSoto's Nixon - TCU Jul 24
The hires of Doug Meacham and Sonny Cumbie are paying dividends. Receivers throughout the Metroplex, including 2017 DeSoto prospect K.D. Nixon, are taking notice of the Frogs new offensive philosophy.

Hoyas in Pro City Kenner League - Day 6, Pt. 2 - Georgetown Jul 24
L.J. Peak had a prime performance Sunday at Nike's DC Pro City Kenner League. He, fellow Hoyas Isaac Copeland, and Paul White, along with GW's Patricio Garino, pros Mike Beasley, Tristan Spurlock, Danny Agbelese and Wayne Chism are all discussed, including possible destinations for the professionals.

Cats keeping close tabs on guard Battle - Kentucky [$$] Jul 24


Leflore-Chriss is close with Fournette - LSU [$$] Jul 24


It's official - Boston College [$$] Jul 24


Schools already aware of Torre Jul 24
As Torre heads into his junior season, there are plenty of schools kicking his tires. "I picked up the offer a week or so," Torre said. "Other than Louisville, it's surrounding schools and some others. Torre says he grew up an Oklahoma fan and still cheers for the Sooners.

Jones talks top five - Texas Tech [$$] Jul 24


Pac-12 Media Days Notebook: Day One - Colorado Jul 24
The Oregon Ducks are the preseason favorite to win the conference title for the fourth time in five years. Day one notes ...

2014 TU Football Primer: Wide Receivers - Tulsa Jul 24
Our 2014 Tulsa Football Primer continues with an in-depth look at the Golden Hurricane's group of wide receivers, including insight from TU head coach Bill Blankenship.

Harrison to camp at LSU - LSU [$$] Jul 24


Wildcats happy to have Hill back - Arizona [$$] Jul 24


Lights, camera, Showtime - West Virginia [$$] Jul 24


Skalski a unique two-sport star - North Carolina [$$] Jul 24


Young to narrow focus soon Jul 24
"I'm about to narrow my list down in a couple weeks," Young said. Arizona wants me mostly for linebacker and UCLA wants me for both or either."

VIDEO: Breaking down English's commitment - UCLA [$$] Jul 24


BSR TV: 2016 QB K.J. Costello clips - UCLA [$$] Jul 24


UNC keeping tabs on SF Tucker - N. Carolina [$$] Jul 24


Stump holding steady with UK after visit - Kentucky [$$] Jul 24


NC State offer gets Tony Bradley's attention - NC State [$$] Jul 24


Notebook: Leader for '16 QB - Auburn [$$] Jul 24


Beamer Hoping For STs Return - Virginia Tech Jul 24
GREENSBORO, NC -- Senior Kyshoen Jarrett & the Hokies have had big special teams plays in the past and are looking to get back to an elite level in that area.

Harbison breaks down the latest - North Carolina [$$] Jul 24


Countdown to Camp: LBs - Virginia [$$] Jul 24


Florida linebacker talks Orange Carpet visit - Tennessee [$$] Jul 24


Top 10 WVU basketball players of the 2000s: 6-5 - West Virginia [$$] Jul 24


Alabama impresses Midwest QB - Alabama [$$] Jul 24


Army makes a move for Yaramus - Army [$$] Jul 24


Previewing Alcorn State - Southern Miss. [$$] Jul 24


Robinson, Young lead championship - Pittsburgh [$$] Jul 24


Fall camp preview: Running backs - Wisconsin Jul 24
How many carries will Melvin Gordon get? What's left over for Corey Clement and Taiwan Deal?

Fall Camp Preview: Tight end - Nebraska [$$] Jul 24


Quick return for Spears - Missouri [$$] Jul 24


R100 OL Pat Allen hearing from PSU - Penn State [$$] Jul 24


Adams: Home-field advantage - South Carolina [$$] Jul 24


Local DB set to announce - Miami-FL [$$] Jul 24


Thon Maker's AAU coach gives update on summer - SMU [$$] Jul 24


UM still battling for Ridley/Burgess-Becker - Miami-FL [$$] Jul 24


Iowa's Mt. Rushmore: OG - Iowa Jul 24
There are some great and historic players that made their mark at the University of Iowa playing in the trenches at offensive guard. From a legendary name like Calvin Jones to a more modern success story in Eric Steinbach, the Hawkeyes have an impressive four names on the Mt. Rushmore at offensive guard.

Bateky focused on the fall - Rutgers [$$] Jul 24


Buffs extend offer to Utah defensive tackle - Colorado [$$] Jul 24


Why Chuck Martin took a pay cut to coach one of college football's worst programs Jul 24
Chuck Martin knew people thought he was crazy because they kept telling him to his face, but he's hell-bent on turning around Miami of Ohio's football program.

Rangers trade reliever Joakim Soria to Tigers Jul 23
Vulnerable in the late innings, the Detroit Tigers agreed to acquire veteran reliever Joakim Soria from the Texas Rangers in exchange for two young pitchers.

Mavericks signing Jameer Nelson Jul 23
Jameer Nelson, Raymond Felton and Devin Harris will compete to be the Mavs' starting point guard.

Rockets sign rookie Clint Capela Jul 23
Clint Capela will be on the Rockets' roster this season.

Chael Sonnen suspended two years in bizarre disciplinary hearing Jul 23
The former UFC contender endured a rambling hearing that toggled between friendly and contentious while waiting to hear the Nevada Athletic Commission's judgment.

Then and now - Clemson [$$] Jul 23


2015 most critical class in a decade for Illini - Illinois [$$] Jul 23


Work ethic separates Charles - Penn State [$$] Jul 23


Marquez is next in legacy of great Y receivers - Texas Tech [$$] Jul 23


Big Ten's Top Offensive Linemen - Michigan Jul 23
Michigan has produced more All-America offensive linemen (even per starting position) than any other spot on the field, but the Wolverines have work to do in an effort to gain respect among the Big Ten's best.

Top returning Buffs: No. 4-6 - Colorado [$$] Jul 23


Dillon Brooks having big summer - Maryland [$$] Jul 23


Making connections - Auburn [$$] Jul 23


Top three for Ed Oliver - Texas [$$] Jul 23


Expected Visitors List: Barbecue at the Big House - Michigan [$$] Jul 23


Sidney looking closer at current options - Arizona [$$] Jul 23


Freshman makes position change - Penn State Jul 23
A source confirmed to Blue White Illustrated Wednesday that incoming freshman Troy Apke will play safety for Penn State this year instead of wide receiver. More, here.