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SEC West 2015 Spring Preview and Power Rankings

Athlon previews what's ahead this spring in the SEC West.
SEC West 2015 Spring Preview and Power Rankings

Spring practice is already underway for a handful of college football teams, and the offseason workouts and scrimmages provide the first glimpse of how all 128 teams will look in 2015.

 

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Oregon State Unveils New Helmet for 2015 Spring Practice

The Beavers unveiled these for spring ball.
Oregon State Unveils New Helmet for 2015 Spring Practice

Oregon State is slated to open spring practice on Tuesday, March 3, and there’s plenty of optimism surrounding the team with the hire of new coach Gary Andersen.

In addition to the new era of Oregon State football, the Beavers plan to unveil a new helmet for spring practice.

The Twitter account of Oregon State equipment’s team tweeted out this picture on Monday night of the helmets: 

The Most Glaring Weaknesses for College Basketball's Top National Title Contenders

Which fatal flaw might doom some of the nation's top teams in March?
Fatal Flaws for College Basketball National Title Contenders

Every team has a weakness. Even Kentucky.

 

Winning and losing in the NCAA Tournament is almost always about the matchups. A bad draw or a little bad luck in the first weekend of the Tournament can turn a potential championship season into a disappointment. The key for upset-hungry teams in March will be their ability to pounce when the time is right.

 

The teams that will be among the favorites to advance to Final Four have earned that status by being balanced, sound teams on both side of the court. Only one of them can be a champion, though.

Seriously, SpongeBob is your Newest NASCAR Title Sponsor

No joke. This is happening.
Seriously, SpongeBob is your Newest NASCAR Title Sponsor

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?

 

The next sponsor of a NASCAR Sprint Cup race, that’s who.

 

Brace yourself. This is not a joke. The NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway on May 9 will be dubbed the SpongeBob SquarePants 400 as part of Nickelodeon’s sponsorship.

 

It’s true. .

 

South Carolina Coach Steve Spurrier Joins Twitter, Internet Rejoices

You can follow Spurrier @SC_HBC
South Carolina Coach Steve Spurrier Joins Twitter, Internet Rejoices

College football coaches use Twitter accounts for various reasons, and some are better follows than others.

However, the Internet rejoiced on Monday, as South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier joined Twitter. Who knows how Spurrier will use this account, but he’s one of the best quotes in college football and perhaps this will produce a few gems along the way.

 

Five American League Players on New Teams to Watch in 2015

New Mariner Nelson Cruz led MLB with 40 home runs last season
Five American League Players on New Teams to Watch in 2015

Fear not baseball fans — Sunshine and warmer weather are on their way, and spring training is knocking on Old Man Winter’s door. Thankfully, it is almost time for baseball, as camps are in full gear in Arizona and Florida.

 

SEC East 2015 Spring Preview and Power Rankings

Athlon previews the storylines in the SEC East this spring.
SEC East 2015 Spring Preview and Power Rankings

Spring practice is already underway for a handful of college football teams, and the offseason workouts and scrimmages provide the first glimpse of how all 128 teams will look in 2015.

 

West Virginia's Non-Conference Schedule Could Impact Mountaineers' NCAA Tournament Seed

The Mountaineers' non-conference slate will likely come under scrutiny leading up to Selection Sunday
West Virginia's Non-Conference Schedule Could Impact Mountaineers' NCAA Tournament Seed

As the regular season comes to an end West Virginia currently sits in a three-way for third place in the Big 12 with two games remaining. The two-game gap between the Mountaineers and Kansas means WVU still has a shot a share of the Big 12 regular season title. At 22-7 overall, the Mountaineers are guaranteed to hear their name called on Selection Sunday.

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