Ben Kercheval of CBS Sports listed five potential Cinderella teams in college football for the 2017 season, and the first team on his list was the BYU Cougars.
Talking about the Cougars, he wrote, "Who better to take on the title of college football’s Cinderella than the team who arguably best personifies it? At the very least, BYU is on the short list for well-known 'giant killers.' In the three years of the College Football Playoff, no team outside the Power Five has cracked the top four, but the Cougars have a chance with their schedule. "
After looking at BYU's difficult early schedule that features LSU, Utah, Wisconsin and Boise State, he continued, "That’s a tough stretch, but the Cougars are talented enough to win many of those games."
Other schools who made the list are Kansas State, Mississippi State, South Florida and Syracuse.
Jimmer Fredette, Rafael Araujo ranked among NBA busts who succeeded overseas
Korey Beckett of Sportster ranked the top 15 basketball players who failed in the U.S. but succeeded overseas, and former Cougars Fredette and Araujo made the list.
Beckett had Araujo ranked at No. 7, saying, "Araujo made many different stops outside of the United States, including Spartak Saint Petersburg, Flamengo, France and Pinheiros. The highlights of Araujo’s overseas career came from a backboard-shattering dunk in 2011, as well as an NBB Championship in 2009 when he was playing with Flamengo in his native Brazil."
Beckett had Fredette as the No. 1 player on his list, saying, "Now, Fredette is arguably the best player in all of China as a member of the Shanghai Sharks. In 2017, he was a CBA All-Star and International MVP as he became a scoring machine. Fredette’s biggest game came when he scored 51 points in November 2016, and he averaged nearly 38 points per game in the 2016-17 season. It seems that Fredette has finally found the right spot for his talents."
Malone's MVP seasons ranked
Hoops Hype ranked the NBA MVPs of the last 25 seasons and Karl Malone's two award-winning seasons came in near the bottom of the list.
His 1998-99 MVP season where he averaged where he averaged 23.8 points, 9.4 rebounds and 4.1 assists came in at No. 21 on the list while his '96-97 season came in at No. 22.
Michael Jordan's '91-92 season topped the list, followed by his '95-96 season and his '97-98 season. Shaquille O'Neal's '99-00 MVP came in at No. 4.