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St. Louis Cardinals Under Investigation for Hacking Houston Astros

Astros GM center of focus on Cardinals hack of Astros, a first in sports.
Astros GM center of focus on Cardinals hack of Astros, a first in sports.

The success of the Houston Astros has clearly not gone unnoticed, and now there are alleged hacking attacks made by front office members of their former division rivals, the St. Louis Cardinals. The breach of data seems to revolve around Astros general manager, Jeff Luhnow, who once worked in the scouting and player development department for the Cardinals. While in St. Louis, he helped create one of the league’s best farm systems, which led to direct success in the MLB. This success landed him the GM job with the Astros, where he has continued to build high caliber prospects.

Indians-Cubs Rainout Allows Players to Attend Stanley Cup

Anthony Rizzo and Jason Kipnis attended the Stanley Cup right after their own baseball game was postponed.
Indians-Cubs Rainout Allows Players to Attend Stanley Cup

Rainouts in baseball usually provide time for extra rest for the players. Except when you play in Chicago and the Blackhawks are one game away from winning the Stanley Cup. This scenario played out for the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians, so Cubs’ star first baseman Anthony Rizzo and Indians’ second baseman Jason Kipnis, who grew up in Chicago.

 

Ranking the SEC's Offensive Lines for 2015

Athlon ranks the SEC OL for 2015.
Ranking the SEC's Offensive Lines for 2015

The success of any college football offense starts in the trenches. Although the skill positions and quarterbacks get all of the attention, it’s the five players up front that set the tone for the rest of the offense.

 

College Football's Top Coordinators on the Rise for 2015

Which coordinators are rising stars to watch?
College Football's Top Coordinators on the Rise for 2015

Razorbacks CommunicationsCollege football coordinators have a huge impact on their team in any season. And it’s no secret that hiring good coordinators and retaining them is critical to the long-term success of any head coach.

Examining the Over/Under 2015 Win Totals for the ACC's Atlantic Division

A look at which ACC Atlantic teams could threaten their win totals this fall
Examining the Over/Under 2015 Win Totals for the ACC's Atlantic Division

The ACC Atlantic was Florida State's playground last year, as the Seminoles dominated their way to an ACC title and a College Football Playoff berth. So which team is Florida State’s biggest threat this season? If you look at the Las Vegas win totals, then you'll see several contenders to the throne.

 

ACC College Football Teams as Rock and Roll Bands

What if ACC teams were Rock and Roll bands?
ACC College Football Teams as Rock and Roll Bands

Music, like sports, sparks debate, creates discussion and can even lead to heated disagreements.

 

But both are unquestionably a huge part of American culture. So Athlon Sports has decided to combine two of our favorite things — rock and roll with college football.

 

What if our favorite football programs were rock and roll bands? Every Power 5 team will be represented, so if you don’t see your favorite band or school here, keep your eyes peeled.

 

Athlon Archive: The Vince Lombardi I Knew

A longtime friend of Lombardi remembers the coach's softer side and early days
Athlon Archive: The Vince Lombardi I Knew

The greatest coach in NFL history — the architect of the Green Bay Packers and the namesake of the league’s championship trophy — died 45 years ago this September.

 

Though more than four decades have passed since Lombardi last coached a game, he remains a giant in the game’s history and an icon for leadership in and out of the sports world.

 

College Football’s All-Time Worst Coaches at Great Programs

Great programs have a lot of great coaches. These are not them.
College Football’s Worst Coaches at Great Programs

Anyone can have bad results at a lackluster college football program. Even Bear Bryant or Nick Saban might have trouble staying above water at a program in a bad recruiting era, little tradition and scant resources.

However, it takes a unique situation for someone to struggle at a place sitting in good recruiting territory, with a championship tradition and ample backing from fans and administration.

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