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  1. New York Jets can reach postseason with an average performance fr...

    Field Yates

    Field Yates explains how an average performance by Geno Smith would be enough for the Jets to reach the postseason, plus offers notes from around the league.

    Story | Conversation | September 06, 2014
  2. Doug McDermott's versatility among biggest surprises from NBA dra...

    Jeff Goodman

    Jeff Goodman provides 12 of the biggest surprises from the NBA draft combine. He leads with Creighton forward Doug McDermott, who showed his athleticism in the vertical and running events.

    Story | Conversation | May 17, 2014
  3. Combine stats may help predict first years of prospects' pro care...

    Peter Keating

    In ESPN The Magazine's NFL Draft Issue, Peter Keating writes that the bench press and 40-yard dash aren't just great theater -- they actually pack predictive power.

    Story | Conversation | April 14, 2014
  4. Team fits for top wide receivers on free-agent market - 2014 NFL ...

    KC Joyner

    KC Joyner identifies the top remaining wide receivers on the free-agent market and outlines the best team fits for each.

    Story | Conversation | March 12, 2014
  5. Can Georgia Bulldogs survive rash of injuries? -- College Footbal...

    KC Joyner

    In light of Georgia's rash of injuries to key offensive players, KC Joyner evaluates whether the Bulldogs can stay on track to win the SEC East and vie for the BCS title.

    Story | Conversation | October 07, 2013
  6. Lessons Learned: SPARQ championships


    BEAVERTON, Ore. -- The Opening got underway on Monday with SPARQ testing, as the nation's top football players competed in the 40-yard dash, vertical jump, 20-yard short shuttle and kneeling power ball throw. The 10 best returned for the finals, with...

    Blog | July 01, 2013
  7. SPARQ testing a big tool for coaches

    Tom Luginbill

    SPARQ testing has been called the SAT of athletic measurement and is another useful tool for coaches to have in the evaluation process.

    Story | Conversation | June 30, 2013
  8. Cyclones pluck Salters out of Dallas


    Rising senior athlete Orion Salters (Dallas/Jesuit College Prep) has committed to sign with Iowa State, according to multiple reports. The 5-foot-10, 158-pound prospect registered a 4.52 40-yard dash, 32.8-inch vertical and 32.5-foot power throw t...

    Blog | June 19, 2013
  9. TE Richard visits UF, talks top schools

    Kipp Adams

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- ESPN Watch List tight end Milan Richard (Savannah, Ga./Calvary Baptist Day) had an impressive showing at the Orlando NFTC Saturday, measuring in at 6-foot-3, 229 pounds, running a 4.75 40-yard dash, recording a 33-inch vertical jump ...

    Blog | March 18, 2013
  10. 2013 NFL free agency - Five best fits for wide receiver Wes Welke...

    KC Joyner

    Now that Wes Welker is testing the free-agency market, KC Joyner looks at five fits for the wide receiver.

    Story | Conversation | March 06, 2013
  11. Army grabs another signal-caller


    Senior quarterback Kado Brown (Oxnard, Calif./Rio Mesa) has committed to suit up for the Black Knights, multiple sources report. Brown's combine-verified 4.67 40-yard dash, 4.22 20-yard shuttle and 30.8-inch vertical make him an ideal fit for Army...

    Blog | January 31, 2013
  12. 2012 NFL Playoffs -- Joe Flacco's deep ball key factor for Ravens...

    Field Yates

    The Pats and Texans shouldn't celebrate the Broncos bowing out of the playoffs, not with the Ravens offense flying high thanks to Joe Flacco and a potent vertical passing attack.

    Story | Conversation | January 12, 2013
  13. Fresno State adds local product


    Senior safety prospect Justin Holmes (Fresno, Calif./Edison) has committed to play for the hometown Bulldogs, multiple sources report. In March, Holmes posted an electronically-timed 4.89 40-yard dash, 4.73 20-yard shuttle, 30.6-inch vertical and ...

    Blog | September 28, 2012
  14. Ball State lands N.C. defensive end

    Daniel Garces (Charlotte, N.C./Providence) has made his college decision and committed Ball State, multiple sources report. The Cardinals hope his combine verified 30.3-inch vertical leap will translate to an explosive first step to get after the ...

    Blog | August 02, 2012
  15. UTEP mines third commitment

    Receiver Tyler Batson (Houston/Westfield) has given his pledge to UTEP, multiple sources report. The 5-foot-11, 158-pound prospect posted a 4.94 40-yard dash, 4.74 20-yard shuttle and 26.5-inch vertical on the combine circuit prior to his junior y...

    Blog | July 13, 2012
  16. Memphis plucks Texas defender

    Cortez Crosby (Commerce, Texas), a 5-foot-10, 260-pound defensive tackle, has given a pledge to Memphis, according to multiple sources. Crosby posted an electronically-timed 4.98 40-yard dash, 5.04 20-yard shuttle, 21.8-inch vertical and 56.34 SPA...

    Blog | June 14, 2012