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Remembering Jerry Tarkanian: The 2011 Athlon Sports Interview

The Shark discussed his legacy, his battles with the NCAA and his thoughts on coaches today
Remembering Jerry Tarkanian: The 2011 Athlon Interview

Former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian spoke with Athlon Sports Monthly and CBSSports.com college basketball columnist Gary Parrish in an exclusive March 2011 interview, detailing his career, his thoughts on current coaches and his bouts with the NCAA.

 

Tarkanian died in Las Vegas on Wednesday, leaving one of the most compelling legacies in college athletics. He was 84. Tarkanian finished his career with the 1990 national championship, four Final Fours and 761 career wins. His feuds with the NCAA, including a Supreme Court case in 1988, were just as historic.

 

Jamie McMurray 2015 Season Driver Preview

McMurray looking to break through with first career Chase berth in 2015
Jamie McMurray 2015 Season Driver Preview

It would have been easy for Jamie McMurray to exit last season frustrated. Despite having a strong car early in many races, his No. 1 Chevrolet rarely finished where he felt it could. The team’s only winning outing came in the exhibition, non-points All-Star Race in May.

 

Greg Biffle 2015 Season Driver Preview

Following last season's early Chase exit, Biffle and Roush Fenway Racing look for more consistency in 2015
Greg Biffle 2015 Season Driver Preview

Wheeling a car that feels comfortable and turns well is the goal of every driver. But that car also has to be fast. When a comfortable setup feels perfect, yet falls mid-pack or worse on the speed charts, the process to find speed becomes maddening. Welcome to Greg Biffle’s life at Roush Fenway Racing.

 

Austin Dillon 2015 Season Driver Preview

High expectations surround Dillon in his second season.
Austin Dillon 2015 Season Driver Preview

Austin Dillon’s career began with a bang as he brought back the iconic No. 3 car in grand fashion, taking the pole for the Daytona 500. After he finished ninth at Daytona, expectations skyrocketed for a driver many thought would be Rookie of the Year.

 

Pac-12 Team Recruiting Consensus Rankings for 2015

Coach Sark has signed back-to-back elite classes for the Trojans.
Pac-12 Team Recruiting Consensus Rankings for 2015

Athlon Sports has averaged out the four major recruiting services — 247Sports, Rivals.com, Scout.com and ESPN — and created the Pac-12 consensus team recruiting rankings for 2015. Here is what we learned:

 

Bubble Watch: Michigan State, LSU, Texas A&M and Ole Miss Face Critical Week

Breaking down the 10 teams with the most to lose or gain this week
Bubble Watch: Michigan State, LSU, Texas A&M and Ole Miss Face Critical Weeks

The bubble watch is on.

 

Selection Sunday is less than five weeks away and the bracket is starting to take shape.

 

We’re pretty sure we know the teams in contention for the No. 1 seeds and teams that are safely in, which of course leaves the bubble — all the teams that have done some good things and some bad things through the first three months of the season.

 

For better or worse, most of those teams can get off the bubble, either solidifying their Tournament credentials or playing their way out.

 

AJ Allmendinger 2015 Season Driver Preview

Allmendinger broke through with his first win last season. What does he have in mind for an encore?
2015 driver profile for AJ Allmendinger on the NASCR Sprint Cup circuit.

Telling AJ Allmendinger that things happen for a reason used to get under his skin. The phrase irked him for its simplicity, as he felt there was always more to the story.

 

The last few years changed his mind.

 

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