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Oregon Designers Pay Tribute to Marcus Mariota with Visualized Trophy Case

This is what the quarterback's hardware looks like all in one place
Oregon Designers Pay Tribute to Marcus Mariota with Hypothetical Trophy Case

What does the trophy case look like for one of the most accomplished college football players of the last few years?

 

Digital journalists Matt Walks and Carli Krueger visualized such a trophy case for former Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota, who won a Heisman trophy, two Pac-12 titles and more in his three seasons as a starter.

 

College Football's Top 10 Storylines to Watch in 2015 Spring Practice

Athlon previews the key spring storylines.
College Football's Top 10 Storylines to Watch in 2015 Spring Practice

College football’s 2015 season doesn’t officially start until September, but the national championship race is already underway with the start of spring practice. Offseason workouts aren’t necessarily going to provide the best answers to any preseason concerns, especially as most freshmen won’t arrive on campus until the summer.

 

Houston Astros 2015 Preview and Prediction

Jose Altuve's emergence is one of the reasons why these young Astros could take another step forward this season
Houston Astros 2015 Preview and Prediction

You could argue that the Astros had nowhere to go but up in 2014. After all, they won just 51 games the year before and couldn’t afford another 100-loss season. But the Astros wound up making one of the biggest turnarounds in baseball last year, improving by 19 games and injecting some enthusiasm and promise into a franchise that sorely needed it.

The Best Freshman Seasons in College Basketball History

Is Duke's Jahlil Okafor on pace to challenge some of the great rookies?
The Best Freshman Seasons in College Basketball History

So much for the “Year of Readiness.”

 

As major conference commissioners float the idea of ending freshman eligibility — an idea deemed obsolete in the 1970s — freshmen are continuing to dominate the college basketball scene.

 

Kentucky, the national championship favorite, is filled with impact freshmen, as usual. And one of the two players in serious contention for National Player of the Year, Duke’s Jahlil Okafor, is also a freshman.

 

Ohio State Releases Awesome National Championship Hype Video

The Buckeyes make us miss football season even more
Ohio State Releases Awesome National Championship Hype Video

College football season has been over for 52 days. A long, cold 52 days.

 

Thankfully, Ohio State is giving us the warm fuzzies as we all try to climb out of winter and into spring.

 

The national champion Buckeyes released their national championship hype video Thursday, and hit the spot.

 

Give it a look. It’s awesome.

 

(at least until Coldplay starts playing.)

 

Pac-12 North 2015 Spring Preview and Power Rankings

Athlon previews the storylines in the Pac-12 North this spring.
Pac-12 North 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.

 

Pac-12 South 2015 Spring Preview and Power Rankings

Athlon previews the storylines in the Pac-12 this spring.
Big 12 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.

 

The Pac-12 South Division was viewed by some as the best in college football a year ago. At this stage of the year, it's not unreasonable to predict five of the six teams to be ranked in the preseason. A legit case could be made for any of the top four — USC, Arizona State, UCLA, Arizona — to win the division. Buckle up, it's going to be a fun year out West.

Big Ten 2015 Spring Preview and Power Rankings

Athlon previews the key spring storylines.
Big Ten 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.

 

12 Unlikely Players Who Could Be 2015 NCAA Tournament Heroes

These role players are in position for a memorable March
12 Unlikely Players Who Could Be 2015 NCAA Tournament Heroes

 

Every team that makes a run in the NCAA Tournament needs a role player to become the hero for a game or two.

 

For 2014 national champion Connecticut, it was DeAndre Daniels. The forward was a solid player entering the tournament, but he exploded for 27 points in the Sweet 16 against Iowa State and then 20 in the Final Four against Florida?

 

And who could have expected that lightly used Marcus Lee would have stepped in for 10 points and seven offensive rebounds to send Kentucky to the Final Four.

 

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