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Anthony Zettel
Penn State’s Anthony Zettel is one of the top defensive tackles in the nation. The Michigan native recorded 17 tackles for a loss and eight sacks in 13 games last season. Despite his huge 2014 campaign, Zettel isn’t sitting idle...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
After falling to LeBron again, the Chicago Bulls face a complex future
The Chicago Bulls had their best chance of the century, this year, to get through the Eastern Conference and fight for a title in the NBA Finals. But after an incredibly dispiriting 94-73 loss to LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, it would...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Shock Linwood
The Big 12 had just three players rush for 1,000 yards in 2014, which was the fewest amount by a Power 5 conference. However, all three players – Oklahoma’s Samaje Perine, Baylor’s Shock Linwood and Texas Tech’s DeAndre...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Bryce Harper
The hype surrounding Bryce Harper has been snowballing since 2009 when the words “Chosen One” were plastered next to his wiry, 16-year-old frame on the cover of Sports Illustrated. After three seasons of injuries, awkward...
Jake Rose
1 month ago
Ezekiel Elliott
The Big Ten boasted the nation’s only two running backs that eclipsed 2,000 yards last season, and both players – Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon and Indiana’s Tevin Coleman – have moved onto the NFL. But the running back...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
TCU Horned Frogs
The two most important pieces of any college football program is the head coach and the quarterback. Elite leadership on the field and elite leadership on the sideline can carry a team to a division or conference championship. Not too many...
Braden Gall
1 month ago
Kyle Busch
The biggest NASCAR news brief following record-low ratings at the Kansas race was Kyle Busch announcing his return to the sport. The Joe Gibbs Racing veteran, out with leg injuries suffered a day before February’s Daytona 500 will get back...
Tom Bowles
1 month ago
Devontae Booker
The Pac-12 is a loaded league for running back talent in 2015. Utah’s Devontae Booker is coming off a huge season in his first year with the Utes and ranks as the conference’s top back. But UCLA’s Paul Perkins is a close second,...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Virginia Tech Hokies
The 2015 NFL Draft is over and more than 400 players have begun the next chapter of their football careers. So what better time than now to look ahead to next spring and the 2016 NFL Draft. Here are the top 25 ACC and Notre Dame prospects...
Braden Gall
1 month ago
Nick Chubb
The SEC could be the nation’s best conference for running backs in 2015. Georgia’s Nick Chubb should be a first-team All-American, while LSU’s Leonard Fournette and Alabama’s Derrick Henry should be in the mix for second or...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
LSU Tigers
The Athlon Sports college football preseason Top 25 countdown starts on Wednesday. Predicting college football is an inexact science that’s more difficult to pinpoint than any other sport due to roster turnover, as well as the volatility...
Braden Gall
1 month ago
The first year of the College Football Playoff was a resounding success. Television pulled huge ratings. Athletic departments are richer and conference coffers are overflowing. The bowl games were showcased. The regular season was amplified....
Braden Gall
1 month ago
James Conner
Five players in the ACC topped the 1,000-yard mark in 2014, with three of those players slated to return in 2015. Pittsburgh’s James Conner and Florida State’s Dalvin Cook are the top options returning at running back, and both players...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
The Athlon Sports 2015 preseason college football top 25 countdown begins this Wednesday and hearts are already breaking across the nation. Every season, the Athlon Sports Top 25 starts the national conversation about where teams’...
Braden Gall
1 month ago
Tim Beckman
It’s no secret Illinois’ coach Tim Beckman is on the hot seat entering 2015. Beckman’s win total has improved by two games in back-to-back years after winning only two games in his debut. However, after a 6-7 record in 2014, it...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Art Briles
Success with any college football team starts with coaching. Even if a program doesn’t have the resources of the nation’s elite jobs, a good coach can elevate a program into national title contention. However, similar to any position on...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Ohio State Buckeyes
The 2015 NFL Draft is over and more than 400 players have begun the next chapter of their football careers. So what better time than now to look ahead to next spring and the 2016 NFL Draft. Here are the top 25 prospects that could be...
Braden Gall
1 month ago
Oklahoma Sooners
Everett Golson has announced that he will transfer from Notre Dame with one season of eligibility left. Golson isn’t the only talented quarterback who could decide to leave school in the coming weeks knowing that he isn’t likely to...
Braden Gall
1 month ago
Everett Golson
Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson has decided to transfer with one season of eligibility remaining. The senior is eligible immediately as a graduate transfer, so there will be plenty of suitors for his services. Golson threw for 5,850...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Todd Graham
Success with any college football team starts with coaching. Even if a program doesn’t have the resources of the nation’s elite jobs, a good coach can elevate a program into national title contention. However, similar to any position on...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Tennessee Volunteers
The 2015 NFL Draft is over and more than 400 players have begun the next chapter of their football careers. For the ninth straight year, the SEC had the most players drafted (54) of any league in college football. With a host of stacked...
Braden Gall
1 month ago
In a poll conducted by Athlon Sports, former SEC players say Florida and LSU are the toughest road trips. Nearly all of them said they’ve sustained a concussion at some point in their careers. But almost none of them took money from...
David Fox
1 month ago
New England Patriots
I don’t care about Tom Brady’s balls. But apparently the rest of the world is obsessed with the New England Patriots. So much so that attorney Ted Wells’ investigation into “Deflategate” churned out 243 pages of...
Braden Gall
1 month ago
Dale Earnhardt Jr. No. 88 GEICO 500 Talladega
It’s now been 14 years since that fateful day in February 2001 Dale Earnhardt Sr. was killed on the last lap of the Daytona 500. There’s now an entire generation of race fans whose only connection to the NASCAR Hall of Famer is through...
Tom Bowles
1 month ago
Urban Meyer
Success with any college football team starts with coaching. Even if a program doesn’t have the resources of the nation’s elite jobs, a good coach can elevate a program into national title contention. With that in mind, Athlon...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago

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