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Ranking the coaches in any college football conference is a difficult task. Many factors play into just how successful a coach is at any school. How well are the assistants paid? Are the facilities up to par with the rest of the...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Prior to Jimmie Johnson’s win in the Bojangles’ Southern 500 on May 12, it seemed Hendrick Motorsports would never get that elusive 200th Cup win. Its 16-race slide in between wins was relative in NASCAR terms, but for an organization lugging...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
With a few poorly chosen words, Ozzie Guillen nearly lost his dream job. Quoted in Time Magazine saying he “loved” Fidel Castro, Guillen set off a firestorm in Miami’s Cuban-American community. Angry protestors and grandstanding local...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
For almost two decades, Hakeem Olajuwon’s “Dream Shake” move made him one of the NBA’s top go-to superstars. That signature move — a combination of quick upper-body twitches, show-the-ball feints and pump fakes combined with nimble, soccer-...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
Rich McVey
2 years ago
September's Tweet This Caption (PLAY NOW) Can you think of a funny caption for the photo above? If so, follow us on Twitter @AthlonSports, tweet a funny caption with the hashtag #athloncaption and we'll select our favorite to win a $200...
Rich McVey
2 years ago
Rich McVey
2 years ago
Rich McVey
2 years ago
The greatest sport in the world is under assault from many different sides. Conference realignment talk has replaced conversation about who’s number one. Cheating coaches are ruining their schools’ reputations and jeopardizing future success. And...
Athlon Sports
3 years ago
Dave Henderson called timeout and stepped out of the batter’s box. He had just fouled off a fastball out over the plate. The Boston Red Sox center fielder grimaced. “There’s a lot of thinking that goes into a timeout called with the pitcher on...
Athlon Sports
3 years ago
They have celebrated one conference championship in the history of Kent State’s football program. One. Oklahoma, this ain’t. In 1972, the Golden Flashes won five of their last six, including a season-ending triumph over Toledo that clinched the...
Athlon Sports
3 years ago
Peyton Manning and the Colts: Where Did It Go Wrong? This article originally appeared in Athlon Sports' monthly. Available in newspapers nationwide. Of all the jobs in this country that pay six figures, it’s hard to imagine one with less...
Athlon Sports
3 years ago
Bubba Starling University of Nebraska/Kansas City Royals Hometown: Gardner, Kan. There is no truth to the rumors that Bubba Starling could hit 10 home runs, rush for 350 yards, cure the common cold, reverse the trade deficit and teach the...
Athlon Sports
3 years ago
It was all becoming a little too much for Jon Loomer to take last summer. He’d log on to Twitter, and there were the Yankee fans, chirping about the success of the Bronx Bombers. In 140 characters or less, there were the Phillie fanatics,...
webweary
3 years ago
It was a frustrating afternoon for Jackson State golfer Tim O’Neal. He was having one of his best days striking the ball from tee to green. Just one thing was missing. “I couldn’t putt it in the ocean,” the 37-year-old former PGA and Nationwide...
webweary
3 years ago
Christian Laettner, Duke 1992 East Regional Finals (vs. Kentucky) With 2.1 seconds on the clock, the son of a former Dallas Cowboy — sophomore Grant Hill (Calvin’s kid) — threw a touchdown pass roughly 80 feet to Christian Laettner....
webweary
3 years ago
Athlon Sports: HBO Sports did a documentary on the peak of your career called “Runnin’ Rebels of UNLV” that recently debuted and is airing all month. I know you saw an advanced screening of the hour-long program at the Palms Casino Resort in Las...
webweary
3 years ago
In 18 seasons of coaching Scott Drew has always maintained his composure at the end of the game. He’s never — ever! — run onto the court to celebrate a last-second victory. Well, okay, he confesses, there was that one time. “Everybody on the...
webweary
3 years ago
Athlon Sports: You’re a big sports fan, and I know you’ve kept your home in northern California. But now that you live year-round in New Jersey, have you switched loyalties? Sabathia: Oh, no, I’m still a Raiders fan, no doubt. I can never flip...
webweary
3 years ago
1. Best rotation in history? It might have been the most mind-bending free agent decision ever. Of all the teams to sign Clifton Phifer Lee, who would have guessed it would be the Philadelphia Phillies? After all, the Phillies had traded Lee...
webweary
3 years ago
The delay has shrunk. It’s down to three hours now. That’s not too bad, since the first time, it was six-and-a-half hours. So, progress. Pretty soon, Arsalan Kazemi will be able to fly into Houston and proceed directly to baggage claim, rather...
webweary
3 years ago
Logic, and 100-plus years of baseball history, would suggest that there must be a level of professional baseball at which Bryce Harper meets failure, where he finally encounters pitching he cannot simply overpower, where the 18-year-old prodigy...
webweary
3 years ago
They all want to talk about “The Shot,” or at least it seems that way to Allan Houston. He doesn’t go two days without hearing someone remind him of the most famous moment of his career. The one that altered careers, salvaged reputations and...
webweary
3 years ago

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