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Spring practice has finished for all 125 Football Bowl Subdivision teams for 2013. And with spring workouts over, the picture for the national championship battle is starting to come into focus. The SEC has won seven championships in a row, but...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Depending on your point of view, spring practice is either a respite from the football-free months of winter and a taste of things to come in August. On the other hand, it’s only appealing to the hardcore football fan. Sure, there’s the same...
David Fox
1 year ago
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Greatness is defined in so many different ways. Statistical production, individual awards, team success, longevity, supporting cast, level of competition, raw talent and athletic ability all factor heavily in determining overall greatness....
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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With four teams battling for the top spot, the Legends Division should be one of the most competitive title races in college football this season. Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska and Northwestern each have a strong case to be ranked No. 1 in...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Coaching turnover in college basketball appears to be as tame as ever.With 39 coaching changes so far, the 2013-14 coaching carousel is poised to be the most inactive since in four years. In each of the last three seasons, at least 50 Division I...
David Fox
1 year ago
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After a disappointing 2012 season, Michigan State hopes to climb back into discussion for the Big Ten Legends Division title. The Spartans had a top-10 defense last year, but the offense was one of the worst in the Big Ten. Question marks...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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The Big Ten doesn’t have the deepest set of running backs in the nation, but the 2013 group still boasts plenty of talented options. Northwestern’s Venric Mark shined in his first full year at running back, while Nebraska’s Ameer Abdullah kept...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Penn State is banned from postseason play in 2013, but optimism is still running high in Happy Valley. Bill O’Brien wasn’t lured away from Penn State by the NFL, and the second-year coach is clearly proved he ranks among the Big Ten’s best...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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The Big Ten is heavy at the top when it comes to quarterbacks this season, as Ohio State’s Braxton Miller, Nebraska’s Taylor Martinez and Michigan’s Devin Gardner could all be top-20 passers in 2013. Miller is one of college football’s leading...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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The Bluegrass State could be on its way to becoming the basketball version of Alabama. The football championship hasn’t left the state of Alabama four years, with the Crimson Tide winning the BCS in 2009, 2011 and 2012 and Auburn winning in...
David Fox
1 year ago
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The college football season is still months away, but it’s never too early to start thinking about which assistants will be atop athletic director’s wish lists to fill open vacancies after 2013. As with any list of rising stars or coaches,...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Coaching is one of the driving forces in building a national championship team or program. No matter how much talent a program has, it can’t win a national title if the coaching is questionable. Considering how important coaches are to teams...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Most college football fans associate the word “hot seat” with coaching changes. While that term mostly applies to the men on the sideline, it can also factor into the discussion of quarterbacks. Every coach preaches competition under center in...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Considering how important coaches are to teams or even making preseason predictions, Athlon is taking a look at how each conference stacks up with its head coach rankings for 2013. Ranking the coaches in any college football conference is a...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Barring any late movement, college football’s coaching carousel for 2013 has ended. As with any offseason, there were plenty of changes nationally. Over 100 coordinator jobs have changed hands from 2012 and there were numerous moves among the...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Minnesota raised eyebrows with the firing of Tubby Smith on March 25. The question being, why would Minnesota fire a national title coach who had more fortune than most in program history. The Gophers have a limited track record of basketball...
David Fox
1 year ago
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With spring practice underway for most college football teams, the countdown to the 2013 season has officially started. With preseason predictions right around the corner, it’s never too early to start thinking about which players might...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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The start of the 2013 college football season is still months away, but it’s never too early to start thinking about preseason predictions and some of the top games to watch in each conference. Scheduling has been a hot topic in the Big Ten...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Greatness is defined in so many different ways. Statistical production, individual awards, team success, longevity, supporting cast, raw talent and athletic ability all factor heavily in determining overall greatness. Sometimes, you simply know...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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The Big Ten has four teams in the Sweet 16 (so far), but Dayton has made two of the league’s best sweat. A couple hours after Ohio State’s Aaron Craft hit his game-winning three-pointer against Iowa State, Indiana got its own three-point...
David Fox
1 year ago
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Sometimes a coach inherits a bad team or steps into a program where the university simply does not invest in basketball. In some cases, through recruiting, Xs and Os and inspiration, that coach can turn a bad team into a good or even great one...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
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Heisman Trophy trends finally appear to be changing. Defensive players are getting invited to New York City with increased regularity as one player from that side of the ball has been a finalist in three of the last four seasons. The age stigma...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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With spring practice underway across college football, most of interest will focus on quarterback battles or incoming freshmen that enrolled early to get a jumpstart on making an impact for 2013. However, there’s always a handful of...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Entering 2012, Mark Dantonio's program faced an age-old question of rebuilding or reloading? Had Michigan State, following the two most successful seasons in program history (11 wins), become a program that reloads or rebuilds? After five losses...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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With spring practice underway for many college football teams, the countdown to the 2013 season has officially started. With preseason predictions right around the corner, it’s never too early to start thinking about which players might...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago

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