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Latest Big Ten Articles

  • By Braden Gall, 3 days 21 hours ago
    Brady Hoke is entering a critical fourth season in Ann Arbor. His offense, particularly on the ground, has taken progressive steps backwards in all three seasons and it led to the firing of longtime Hoke assistant Al Borges. Michigan didn’t waste any time hiring former Alabama offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier in the same afternoon. The hope is that the changes will...
  • By Athlon Sports, 5 days 1 hour ago
    You can call Shilique Calhoun whatever you want — he has at least three nicknames so far — but be sure to call him one of the best defensive ends in the nation. Calhoun, a 6'4", 257-pound fourth-year junior from Middletown, N.J., shunned early entry into the NFL, despite a first-round draft grade, to return to Michigan State with the intent of earning his degree and...
  • By David Fox, 6 days 1 hour ago
    As Steve Sarkisian packed up his boxes in Seattle to take the USC job, the former Washington coach closed the door on another part of his life — his 30s.Sarkisian attained one of the best positions in college football before his 40th birthday, but just barely. Sarkisian turned 40 three months after taking the USC job, taking him off our annual list of college football coaches under...

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Latest ACC Articles

  • By Athlon Sports, 1 hour 41 min ago
    Social media crackled with disbelief on the day word leaked that former University of Louisville football coach Bobby Petrino was in line to become the replacement for Charlie Strong at U of L last January. Talk-radio hyperventilated. Opinions flew from every direction. Louisville can’t be hiring that two-timer, can it? National columnists powered up their keyboards and took their...
  • By Braden Gall, 5 days 1 hour ago
    It’s been since 1997 that the Tar Heels did two things. It was the last time North Carolina finished a season ranked in the AP poll and it was the last time it posted an ACC record with fewer than three losses. Larry Fedora has thoughts of ending both of those droughts in 2014. Fedora has recruited well enough to be considered one of the contenders in a very deep, balanced and...

Latest Big 12 Articles

  • By Athlon Sports, 1 hour 39 min ago
    Bob Stoops fired surprising shots at the SEC last offseason, calling out the nation’s power conference and causing his sanity to be called into question in most corners of the country. “They’ve had the best team in college football. They haven’t had the whole best conference,” the Oklahoma coach said in May 2013, just months after Alabama had won another...
  • By Braden Gall, 3 days 1 hour ago
    Here are Athlon Sports' favorite, most important and most interesting Big 12 statistics you need to know about in 2014: 3: Players who declared early for the NFL DraftA record 98 underclassmen declared early for the 2014 NFL Draft — up from the previous high of 73 set in '13. The SEC had 28 early departures and the Pac-12 lost 25 underclassmen to the NFL. The...

Latest American Articles

  • By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 5 days ago
    The 2014 college football season kicks off on Aug. 27 and concludes in Dallas with the first four-team playoff in the FBS ranks on January 12, 2015. Since it’s never too early to start thinking about the upcoming college football season, Athlon Sports has already released its projected rankings for 2014, as well as conference predictions. With the predictions released, it’s time...
  • By Steven Lassan, 1 month 5 days ago
    2014 American Athletic Predictions American AthleticOverall1. Cincinnati7-19-32. East Carolina7-18-43. UCF6-28-44. Houston5-38-45. South Florida5-36-66. UConn3-55-77. SMU3-54-88. Memphis3-55-79. Tulane2-63-910. Temple2-63-911. Tulsa1-72-10After a few years of instability and changes, the American Athletic Conference seems to be on solid footing entering the 2014 season. Although the league...

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