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  1. 2014 NFL draft - Ranking top wide receiver prospects based on met...

    KC Joyner

    KC Joyner ranks the top wide receiver prospects in this year's draft class based on several different measurements and performance metrics.

    Story | Conversation | April 17, 2014
  2. 2013 NFL Draft - Matt Barkley, Ryan Nassib are quarterbacks to wa...

    Peter Keating

    Which college quarterbacks will reign at the next level, and which will be the next Ryan Leaf? In ESPN The Magazine, Peter Keating looks at a few key variables that hold all the answers.

    Story | Conversation | April 19, 2013
  3. CBB - The best and worst teams to bet on in college basketball

    Chad Millman

    In the Sweat Barometer -- which uses analytics to determine the safest bets in college basketball -- Chad Millman explains how the Gonzaga Bulldogs have become the top team in a wild season and introduces his son to poker.

    Blog | Conversation | March 08, 2013
  4. NFL - Michael Vick among quarterbacks with uncertain futures

    Peter Keating

    Peter Keating shows what might be in store for five quarterbacks who struggled in 2012.

    Story | Conversation | December 19, 2012
  5. NFL - Week 13 line moves and Millman Rankings

    Chad Millman

    Chad Millman takes a look at Week 13 line moves and offers his weekly Millman Rankings, a list of the most important players in the NFL against the spread.

    Blog | Conversation | November 30, 2012
  6. NFL- QBR - Lack of deep passes has hindered Cowboys, Chargers

    Ben Alamar

    The deep pass is one of the most efficient weapons in an NFL offensive arsenal, one that has spurred the Colts and Buccaneers to surprisingly strong records. Meanwhile, an absence of long strikes may be costing the Cowboys this season.

    Story | Conversation | November 28, 2012
  7. NFL- QBR - How will Andrew Luck fare against the New England Patr...

    Ben Alamar

    Andrew Luck has had an outstanding rookie season, but how will he fare against a New England Patriots defense that does well defending rookie quarterbacks?

    Story | Conversation | November 15, 2012
  8. NFL- QBR - Alex Smith measures up with game's best QBs

    Ben Alamar

    Alex Smith might not get the recognition as one of the NFL's better quarterbacks, but the stats show he measures up ... with one major caveat.

    Story | Conversation | October 31, 2012
  9. NFL - Can New Orleans Saints and Green Bay Packers rebound from r...

    Alok Pattani

    Alok Pattani uses the expected points added (EPA) metric to identify the Saints' and Packers' issues to start the season, and predict the likelihood that the two teams will turn things around the rest of the way.

    Story | Conversation | September 29, 2012
  10. NFL - What Texans' pass pressure means for Peyton Manning

    Dean Oliver

    Dean Oliver explains the effects of pass pressure on NFL quarterbacks and how Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos have performed against such pressure. The Texans, however, present a whole new challenge.

    Story | Conversation | September 22, 2012
  11. NFL - EPA shows Houston Texans' true defensive strength

    Albert Larcada

    Limiting an opponent's yards and points is only part of a defense's true task. Albert Larcada explains why a new stat better illustrates a defense's true strength, and why the Houston Texans could flex their muscles in Week 2.

    Story | Conversation | September 15, 2012
  12. For San Francisco to beat the Saints, it must exploit Drew Brees'...

    KC Joyner

    ESPN Insider KC Joyner writes that although the New Orleans Saints are favored in San Francisco this weekend, the 49ers could have an advantage because of Drew Brees' propensity to take risks with the football.

    Story | Conversation | January 10, 2012
  13. CFB -- Eight NCAA football games that could shake up Election Day...

    Peter Keating

    The fate of the nation -- or at least several key elections -- hinges on this weekend's college football results. Peter Keating explains. Plus, digging into NFL Next Level stats.

    Blog | Conversation | October 29, 2010
  14. NBA -- Yes, it really is possible to give 110 percent

    Peter Keating

    It's the most cringe-worthy sports cliche: giving 110 percent. But Peter Keating says it really is possible for athletes to find that next level -- and math proves it.

    Blog | Conversation | October 21, 2010
  15. College Football - Boise State and the BCS national title

    Peter Keating

    If Boise State wants to make the national title game on the basis of stats alone, winning out isn't nearly enough. Peter Keating says the Broncos will have to utterly destroy every remaining opponent.

    Blog | Conversation | October 14, 2010
  16. Icing the kicker appears to make kickers avoid the uprights - NFL...

    Peter Keating

    There have been plenty of studies that take both sides in the "icing the kicker" argument. But there might be some definitive proof that indicates that it works.

    Blog | Conversation | September 30, 2010