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Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Athlon Sports
3 years ago
On the occasion of Pat Summitt's retirement as Tennessee women's basketball coach, Summitt's long-time friend and co-author Sally Jenkins of The Washington Post celebrates the remarkable legacy of a national treasure. Pat Summitt has always...
Patrick Snow
3 years ago
Robert Griffin III, the 2011 Heisman Trophy winner from Baylor and No. 2 pick overall in the 2012 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins, is quickly becoming one of the most recognizable faces in sports. Recently RG3 sat down with Baylor Bear...
Patrick Snow
3 years ago
Athlon Sports’ 2012 NBA Mock Draft (updated June 27, 4:45 p.m. ET) breaks down all 30 picks in the first round, highlighting each “tier” of talent and exploring several trade rumors in the opening round of the June 28 draft. TIER 1 Potential...
Nathan Rush
3 years ago
It’s considered the toughest trophy to win in professional sports. It’s made of silver and nickel alloy, weighs 34.5 pounds and measures 35 ¼ inches. It’s the Stanley Cup. Unlike other trophies in North American pro sports, the Cup isn’t remade...
Athlon Sports
3 years ago
Rich McVey
3 years ago
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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 years ago
Rich McVey
3 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
3 years ago
Rich McVey
3 years ago
Rich McVey
3 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
4 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
4 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
4 years ago

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