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15 Things to Watch in Baseball in 2015

Rob Manfred's rookie season as Commissioner is just one of the intriguing storylines entering the 2015 MLB season
15 Things to Watch in Baseball in 2015

Teams have started to , which means the 2015 MLB season has officially begun. Opening Day is still six weeks away, but here are 15 storylines to whet your appetite between now and then.

 

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Carl Edwards 2015 Season Driver Preview

Edwards seeking championship and nothing less with new team.
Carl Edwards 2015 Season Driver Preview

This season, it’s championship or bust for Carl Edwards.

 

That NASCAR’s most natural pitchman has lofty expectations in plain view for 2015 isn’t much of a surprise. Optimism and external motivation are hallmarks of Edwards’ personality.

 

College Football's Top 10 Quarterbacks on the Rise for 2015

Clemson's Deshaun Watson is a rising star in the ACC.
College Football's Top 10 Quarterbacks on the Rise for 2015

College football’s spring practice session is already underway for some teams, which means the countdown to the 2015 season can officially start.

 

Ranking the ACC's Football-Basketball Coaching Tandems

David Cutcliffe joins Coach K for the ACC's top duo
Ranking the ACC's Football-Basketball Coaching Tandems

Step back five years and the list of football-basketball coaching tandems in the ACC looks pretty crazy.

 

That Mike Krzyzewski is the basketball representative at Duke probably makes sense, but what about the Blue Devils having a successful football coach?

 

Now, that’s weird.

 

College Basketball: North Carolina at Duke Game Preview and Predictions

Can Tar Heels contain Duke's freshmen in first meeting of the year?
College Basketball Game Preview: North Carolina at Duke Preview and Predictions

It’s not just you: The Duke-North Carolina rivalry is played a little later these days.

 

The two Tobacco Road foes meet for the first time on Feb. 18 this season. Last year, they didn’t meet for the first time until Feb. 20. Compare that to years past when the first game generally will be played in early February.

 

Ohio State QB J.T. Barrett Showcases Recovery From Ankle Injury With Removed Screws (Photo)

Barrett's ankle is getting closer to 100 percent.
Ohio State QB J.T. Barrett Showcases Recovery From Ankle Injury With Removed Screws (Photo)

Ohio State’s quarterback situation will be one of the nation’s most intriguing battles to watch this offseason.

 

Out of the trio competing for the No. 1 spot – Cardale Jones, Braxton Miller and J.T. Barrett – Jones is the only passer healthy for spring ball.

 

While Miller and Barrett aren’t expected to participate in spring ball, both have indicated via social media over the last few weeks that they are getting closer to full strength.

 

Seton Hall's Sterling Gibbs Suspended After Punching Villanova's Ryan Arcidiacono

The Pirates guard will sit for two games
Seton Hall's Sterling Gibbs Suspended After Punching Villanova's Ryan Arcidiacono

Seton Hall suspended guard Sterling Gibbs for two games for throwing a punch at Villanova’s Ryan Arcidiacono while fighting for a loose ball during the Wildcats’ 80-54 win Monday.

 

Gibbs was ejected for a flagrant foul for the incident in the second half.

 

Matt Kenseth 2015 Season Driver Preview

Kenseth is confident in the changes for 2015.
Matt Kenseth 2015 Season Driver Preview

Predicting where Matt Kenseth will end up at the end of this season isn’t easy after the results he’s turned in during the past two years. But there is good news buried inside that confusion: Even if Kenseth replicates the worst of his first two seasons at Joe Gibbs Racing, he’ll be a top-10 driver.

 

Jim Cantore Shares Incredible Images of Fenway Covered in Snow

The Red Sox have a lot of digging to do before Opening Day
Jim Cantore Shares Incredible Images of Fenway Covered in Snow

Opening Day is less than two months away.

 

Just keep repeating that, Boston Red Sox fans. Maybe it will help warm the soul. After one look at Fenway Park, though, maybe not.

 

Boston is enduring its , and not even Fenway can escape.

 

Kyle Busch 2015 Season Driver Preview

Busch and new crew chief Adam Stevens look to carry success from XFINITY Series to Sprint Cup in 2015
Kyle Busch 2015 Season Driver Preview

Kyle Busch demands perfection from the racecar and has no qualms about ratcheting up the pressure on his crew chief to make that happen. It’s understandable that Busch has a periodic revolving door of team leaders, a merry-go-round that resulted in the move of former crew chief Dave Rogers to Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 11 team for this year.

 

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