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Should the Steelers Trade Ben Roethlisberger?

Athlon editors debate whether Big Ben should play for a different team in 2014
Should the Steelers Trade Ben Roethlisberger?

Let’s face it, very little has gone right for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2013. After going 8-8 last season, Mike Tomlin’s team is 3-6 and in last place in the AFC North. The Steelers dropped their first four games to start the season, and two weeks ago set franchise records for most points (55) and yards (610) allowed in a single game.

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Outrageous College Football Predictions: Week 12

The most outlandish and outrageous things to watch in college football this weekend.
Outrageous College Football Predictions: Week 12

The beauty of sports, in particular college football, lies in their complete unpredictability and reality TV-like drama. Here's what might happen in Week 12.

Note: The point of this column is to have some fun and make some outlandish predictions. Please react accordingly.

Arkansas or Kentucky: Which program is tougher to rebuild?

How long will it take Bret Bielema to turn around Arkansas?
Arkansas or Kentucky: Which program is tougher to rebuild?

Arkansas and Kentucky are the only winless teams in SEC play, combining for an 0-11 mark through Week 11. Both programs are in the midst of a rebuild project behind first-year coaches.

Bret Bielema went 68-24 in seven seasons at Wisconsin, leading the Badgers to three consecutive Rose Bowl appearances at the end of his tenure in Madison.

College Football: Post-Week 11 Heisman Trophy Voting

Alabama's AJ McCarron was the biggest winner in Week 11 after topping LSU with ease.
College Football: Post-Week 11 Heisman Trophy Voting

Each week of the college football season, Athlon Sports will poll some of the nation's best college football people from every region of the country. Each voter offers up a top five and each first-place vote is worth five points. A second-place vote is worth four points, so on and so forth. With 13 voters, a perfect ballot — i.e., 13 first-place votes — would give a player 65 total points.

Who is the best one-loss team in College Football?

Is Stanford the best one-loss team?
Who is the best one-loss team in College Football?

Alabama and Florida State are in the driver’s seat to play for the national title, but there’s a spirited debate to find the top one-loss team in college football.

Is it Stanford? The Cardinal rank as the highest one-loss team in the BCS (No. 4), and David Shaw’s team is coming off a huge win on Thursday night against Oregon. Stanford’s only loss in 2013 was at Utah.

College Football's Coordinators on the Hot Seat

Oklahoma's Stoops is among those with tough decisions
College Football's Coordinators on the Hot Seat

Head coaches are usually the ones who receive most of the credit or most of the blame when things go right or wrong in college football.

They’re the ones with most say over players and team personnel. They’re the ones out front with the media.

But in college football, no one escapes scrutiny. Behind every coach under pressure is usually a coordinator or assistant under pressure, too.

These are those coordinators who have earned fan vitriol in recent weeks or seasons. When staff shakeups come in December, these may be the names to watch.

NASCAR Numbers Game: 6 Amazing Stats for Homestead

David Smith crunches the numbers to reveal some telling stats for the Ford EcoBoost 400
David Smith crunches the numbers for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series' finale, the EcoBoost Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Matt Kenseth needs a miracle. For starters, he must run beyond his 13.8-place average finish at Homestead-Miami Speedway this weekend, but a little luck in the name of a bad Jimmie Johnson outing would be the supplemental boost needed to overcome a 28-point deficit and win his second NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship.  Matt Kenseth

Northwestern RB Venric Mark Out for Season; Could Return in 2014

The Wildcats will play the rest of 2013 without Mark.
Northwestern RB Venric Mark Out for Season; Could Return in 2014

Northwestern running back Venric Mark was expected to be one of the top playmakers in the Big Ten this season. Unfortunately for Mark, injuries have limited the standout running back to just three games and 31 carries. The senior has 97 rushing yards and five receptions for 48 yards.

On Monday, Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald announced Mark would miss the rest of the 2013 with a broken ankle. Mark suffered the injury against Wisconsin and was unable to recover in time to return this year.

South Florida Unveils Patriotic Helmets for Week 12

The Bulls will wear these helmets against Memphis.
South Florida Unveils Patriotic Helmets for Week 12

A handful of college football teams have worn patriotic helmets and uniforms in recent weeks (largely in support of Veterans Day), and South Florida will continue that trend on Saturday.

The Bulls unveiled this helmet to wear against Memphis on Nov. 16:
 

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