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Bo Pelini
With fall practice set to open around the nation for all 128 college football teams, the time to finalize preseason predictions is coming to an end. Of course, there are a handful of teams every year that are flagged in the preseason as a...
Steven Lassan
1 hour ago
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Some coaches are great recruiters. Some are great talent developers. Some are great with the media and power boosters. Some are simply great CEOs. Only a select few can say they can do it all. So being able to identify your weaknesses and...
Braden Gall
1 hour ago
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Chris Petersen
The North Division of the Pac-12 has been dominated by Oregon and Stanford since the conference shifted to a 12-team alignment in 2011.Over the last three years, Oregon is 35-5 overall and 23-4 in Pac-12 play. Stanford is 34-7 overall and 23-4 in...
Steven Lassan
1 day ago
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Bret Bielema
From his ill-timed thoughts on player safety to his team’s epic struggles, Bret Bielema is the easiest target in the SEC. But let’s be honest about his on-field challenges at Arkansas: He inherited a mess of a roster in December...
Athlon Sports
1 day ago
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Florida State Seminoles
Each year, Athlon Sports produces conference and national unit rankings for all of the major position groups on the field. Who has the best receiving corps — both wide receivers and tight ends — in the nation? Who...
Braden Gall
1 day ago
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Steve Sarkisian
USC is one of the premier jobs in college football. With a fertile recruiting area in its backyard, combined with a strong tradition, it’s easy to see why most coaches would consider the Trojans one of the nation’s top-five jobs. ...
Steven Lassan
1 day ago
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Even in a year when Kentucky will have an uncharacteristically veteran team, the Wildcats will feature some of the top freshmen in the SEC.Karl Towns, Tyler Ulis and Trey Lyles all could be impact players in the league for Kentucky even as they...
David Fox
1 day ago
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Andrew Luck
On Saturday, Derrick Brooks, Ray Guy, Claude Humphrey, Walter Jones, Andre Reed, Michael Strahan and Aeneas Williams will officially be inducted as the latest members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Their legacies as some of the greatest to ever...
Mark Ross
1 day ago
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Louisiana Tech alternate helmet
Louisiana Tech is planning a one-game switch for its helmet design in 2014.The Bulldogs usually wear a helmet with the state of Louisiana headlined by a “T” at the top.In 2014, Louisiana Tech will wear a red helmet with a Bulldog logo...
Steven Lassan
1 day ago
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Damian Swann
The terms “on the hot seat” or “under pressure” usually apply to quarterbacks and head coaches. After all, there’s an enormous amount of pressure on quarterbacks and coaches for any college football team. Despite...
Steven Lassan
2 days ago
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Jimbo Fisher
Jimbo Fisher was only kidding, but the image he conjured during a press conference before Florida State’s spring practices commenced was colorful and plenty accurate. When asked about the challenges of moving forward with a program that...
Athlon Sports
2 days ago
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Welcome to the Athlon Rookie Report, where each week David Smith will evaluate the deepest crop of new NASCAR Sprint Cup Series talent since 2006. The Report will include twice-monthly rankings, in-depth analysis, Q&A sessions with the drivers...
David Smith
2 days ago
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Big Ten Media Days are here, and Athlon Sports is live from Chicago, Ill., to talk all things Big Ten with coaches, players and writers alike.  Athlon Sports' Braden Gall and David Fox discuss all things Nebraska with Huskers...
Braden Gall
2 days ago
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Ameer Abdullah
CHICAGO — At first, Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah wasn’t thrilled when Nebraska's sports information director put his name in the running for the featured player speech at the Big Ten Kickoff Luncheon without his knowledge....
David Fox
2 days ago
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Rob Gronkowski
NFL training camps are in full swing now and even though the games that count are still more than a month away, that doesn’t mean what’s happening on the practice field doesn’t impact fantasy football. For example, injuries have...
Mark Ross
2 days ago
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Ray Rice
In light of Ray Rice’s recent two-game suspension for his part in an altercation that ended with the decorated Baltimore Raven carelessly dragging his unconscious then-fiancée - now wife – Janay Palmer out of a New Jersey casino...
Evan Buhler
2 days ago
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Alabama Crimson Tide
Walk into any major college football facility and you will likely be greeted by some sort of massive trophy case. Some are bigger than others, some are more stocked than others and some are featured more prominently than others. But every...
Braden Gall
3 days ago
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Jhajuan Seales
Every year, college football fans are introduced to a handful of players that become household names by the end of the season. Whether it’s a true freshman playing for the first time, a junior college recruit stepping into the lineup or a...
Steven Lassan
3 days ago
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Speeding past the sport’s best drivers 20  years ago, Jeff Gordon won the inaugural Brickyard 400 en route to starting his own legacy. Much has been made of the win’s impact — his second of 90 Cup victories, — even...
Tom Bowles
3 days ago
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Big Ten Media Days are here, and Athlon Sports is live from Chicago, Ill., to talk all things Big Ten with coaches, players and writers alike.  Braden Gall visited with Michigan linebacker Jake Ryan, Maryland wide receiver Stefon...
Braden Gall
3 days ago
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Big Ten Media Days are here, and Athlon Sports is live from Chicago, Ill., to talk all things Big Ten with coaches, players and writers alike.  Braden Gall and David Fox were joined by Big Ten Network studio host and author Dave...
Braden Gall
3 days ago
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Braxton Miller
CHICAGO — Braxton Miller has been good — very good — the last two seasons. Only now, though, is Ohio State coach Urban Meyer starting to see his quarterback nearing his potential.“He’s real close,” Meyer said...
David Fox
3 days ago
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James Franklin
CHICAGO — This is not the Penn State program Mike Hull thought he was joining.Now, that’s not a bad thing, but the James Franklin style is not one Hull thought he’d be embracing when he was a recruit from Canonsburg, Pa., in 2009...
David Fox
3 days ago
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Bo Pelini
CHICAGO —  The Bo Pelini image makeover isn’t a makeover at all, at least as far as his players are concerned. Pelini’s sideline blowups have been well-documented. During the season, he can be short and gruff with...
David Fox
3 days ago
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For some athletes, career achievements are done on a grander scale. Every accomplishment has a little more flare, it has more of a trailblazing bent and therefore seamlessly falls into place, making a good story not only great, but transcendent....
Matt Taliaferro
3 days ago

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