College Football : In the Crosshairs

Tigers’ next-man up mentality paces win at Georgia

Tigers’ next-man up mentality paces win at Georgia

Ken Cross

February 11 Auburn improved to 22-3 and 10-2 to take a two-game lead in the SEC with another total effort in a 78-61 win over Georgia on Saturday. But more than just the win, once again the character, the chemistry and the psychology of the team galvanized FULL STORY

In the Crosshairs: NCAA Tourney Sleepers to Watch

In the Crosshairs: NCAA Tourney Sleepers to Watch

Ken Cross

February 06 The stakes get even higher in the weeks leading up to the conference tournaments and, of course, they are multiplied by then. Here is a look at potential sleepers in the eight top conferences in the game. FULL STORY

Wildcats on the Edge, Fall in Columbia

Wildcats on the Edge, Fall in Columbia

Ken Cross

January 16 Although the Kentucky Wildcats came into Columbia, S.C. Tuesday night with a 4-1 SEC ledger, they could have as easily been 2-3 or 1-4. FULL STORY

In the Crosshairs: Young Blue Devils figuring it out

In the Crosshairs: Young Blue Devils figuring it out

Ken Cross

December 28 Potential All-America candidates like Marvin Bagley, III, Wendell Carter, Jr., Gary Trent, Jr., and Trevon Duval are learning all the intricacies of the minutia of becoming a solid team. FULL STORY

Conferences in the Crosshairs: ACC, Pac-12 Picks

Conferences in the Crosshairs: ACC, Pac-12 Picks

Ken Cross

November 21 Everything is on the line once again on Friday for the Hurricanes, who scored 30 unanswered points in erasing a14-point deficit against Virginia in their 44-28 win. FULL STORY

Conferences in the Crosshairs: ACC, Pac-12 Picks

Conferences in the Crosshairs: ACC, Pac-12 Picks

Ken Cross

November 14 Miami has upped its game dramatically in the past two weeks with resounding wins over Notre Dame and Virginia Tech. The Cavaliers are bowl eligible as Bronco Mendenhall is starting to reverse the fortunes in Charlottesville. FULL STORY

Conferences in the Crosshairs: ACC, Pac-12 Picks

Conferences in the Crosshairs: ACC, Pac-12 Picks

Ken Cross

November 08 Mark Richt has “The U” ahead of schedule and now that Miami played its best game of the season against Virginia Tech, the Hurricanes must turn around and play at an even higher level against the Irish, who are trending upward. FULL STORY

Conferences in the Crosshairs: ACC, Pac-12 Picks

Conferences in the Crosshairs: ACC, Pac-12 Picks

Ken Cross

October 31 The No. 8 Hurricanes host the No. 13 Hokies in a matchup to see who claims the ACC Coastal Division. The BCS Final Four picture is also clearly in focus for the winner. Miami has not played a solid 60 minutes FULL STORY

Conferences In the Crosshairs: ACC, Pac-12 picks

Conferences In the Crosshairs: ACC, Pac-12 picks

Ken Cross

October 24 A great matchup of two physical and stingy defenses. The question for Notre Dame is if the Fighting Irish can put away the win over USC and move on to a formidable opponent which has designs on and ACC title game FULL STORY

Conferences in the Crosshairs: ACC, Pac-12 picks

Conferences in the Crosshairs: ACC, Pac-12 picks

Ken Cross

October 17 USC’s Sam Darnold has had problems with interceptions, but he finds ways to win. When the chips were down and the Trojans were trailing talented Utah, 21-7, at halftime, he led USC on drives of 83, 88 and 93 FULL STORY