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UConn enters the 2016-17 basketball season as a bit of an unknown. The Huskies are stocked with talent and return five significant players from an NCAA Tournament team that won 25 games and earned the program’s first American Athletic...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
Gonzaga has become a popular destination for transfers and international players, as demonstrated by former Kentucky Wildcat Kyle Wiltjer and Lithuanian Domantas Sabonis fueling last year’s run to the Sweet 16.   Those two are gone...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
The NFL is in full swing, and the competition off the field among fans is nearly as heated as the competition on the field on game day.   The Athlon Sports Pro Football Experts Club presented by New Era gives you the...
John Gworek
4 months ago
Jake Browning
The halfway point of the 2016 Pac-12 season features a few different faces atop the standings. Washington – a team projected by most to break out this fall – is the Pac-12’s frontrunner through seven weeks and a legitimate playoff...
Steven Lassan
4 months ago
Deshaun Watson
The first seven weeks of the college football season are in the books. And as expected, the 2016 season has already experienced some unexpected teams on the rise and on the decline. Florida State was picked by many as a preseason favorite...
Steven Lassan
4 months ago
J.T. Barrett
Ohio State entered the 2016 with just six returning starters, but the Buckeyes quickly reloaded behind coach Urban Meyer and quarterback J.T. Barrett and hits the midpoint of the year as one of the favorites to win the national title. While the...
Steven Lassan
4 months ago
Creighton introduced itself to the Big East in 2013-14 with a spectacular shooting team, led by Doug McDermott, and tremendous crowd support. While the support never wavered, the on-court product needed an adjustment period the past two seasons....
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
The pressure is only mounting on Steve Alford as he enters Year 4. Shortly after last season ended, a plane flew a banner near UCLA’s Westwood campus calling for the coach’s firing. It was followed by a moving truck with a similar...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
Jalen Hurts
Alabama hits the midpoint of the 2016 college football season as the clear favorite to win the SEC and the national title. The Crimson Tide have scored huge victories over Ole Miss, Arkansas and Tennessee in conference play and easily handled USC...
Steven Lassan
4 months ago
Lamar Jackson
At the halfway point of the 2016 college football season, the ACC has two teams poised to challenge for a playoff spot. Clemson is the frontrunner after a thrilling 42-36 victory over Louisville on Oct. 1, but the Cardinals remain in the mix...
Steven Lassan
4 months ago
Baker Mayfield
Baylor and West Virginia enter the midpoint of the 2016 college football season as the only remaining unbeaten teams from the Big 12, but Oklahoma is still considered the favorite by most to win the conference. The Sooners lost two non-...
Steven Lassan
4 months ago
Week 7 is in the books and the Athlon Sports Cover 2 podcast breaks it all down. Don't forget to subscribe here and rate us if you like (or don't like) what you hear!   - Should we even finish the season or just crown Bama?...
Braden Gall
4 months ago
Despite the loss of three senior starters, Cincinnati appears well fortified to make a run at its seventh straight NCAA Tournament under Mick Cronin.   For a while last spring, it appeared as if Cronin, a Cincinnati native, was prepared to...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
In Year 1 of the Steve Prohm era in Ames, the former Murray State head coach inherited a veteran roster but also a nearly impossible situation. In a small town, replacing a guy commonly known as “The Mayor” is a difficult task. However...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
Darrell Hazell
Purdue is the second Power 5 team to make an in-season coaching change in 2016, as Darrell Hazell was fired on Sunday following the Boilermakers loss to Iowa. Hazell came to Purdue after a successful 16-10 stint at Kent State, including an 11-3...
Steven Lassan
4 months ago
Jalen Hurts
Week 7 of the 2016 college football season produced several big performances and memorable moments from the SEC. Alabama handled Tennessee to remain unbeaten, LSU used a strong second half to pull away from Southern Miss, Arkansas knocked off Ole...
Steven Lassan
4 months ago
Zach Cunningham
Week 7 of the 2016 college football season produced several big performances and memorable moments. Alabama remained unbeaten with a dominant performance against Tennessee, Clemson survived NC State's upset bid with an overtime win, Ohio State...
Steven Lassan
4 months ago
Sam Darnold
So it turns out that this year wasn’t the year for Colorado. Though valiant in their efforts against USC last week, the Buffalos came up short when it mattered most and settled for field goals instead of touchdowns. Due to injury, Colorado...
Josh Webb
4 months ago
J.T. Barrett
A potential preview of the Big Ten Championship Game is on tap Saturday night, as Ohio State puts its unbeaten record on the line in a tough road environment in Madison against Wisconsin. Thanks to Big Ten realignment, these two teams and...
Steven Lassan
4 months ago
Joshua Dobbs
The Third Saturday in October is meaningful once again, as Tennessee and Alabama meet for a potential preview of the SEC Championship Game this Saturday in Knoxville. This is the first meeting between the Crimson Tide and Volunteers where both...
Steven Lassan
4 months ago
Saint Mary’s won 29 games a year ago, beat Gonzaga twice in the regular season for the first time since 1995, captured the West Coast Conference regular-season title and led the nation in field goal percentage and assist-to-turnover ratio....
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
Archie Miller has become one of the hottest young coaches in the game after leading the Flyers to their third consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance. Dayton earned a share of the A-10 regular-season title despite dealing with the suspension of...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
Jamaal Williams
BYU (3-3) returns home after a dominating 31-14 victory over Michigan State a week ago on the banks of the red cedar in East Lansing.   Mississippi State (2-3) travels west for the first time since 2002 (loss at Oregon) and is reeling...
Mitch Harper
4 months ago
Mitch Trubisky
The Week 7 edition of college football’s picks against the spread features predictions for some of Saturday’s biggest games, including Alabama-Tennessee, Ohio State-Wisconsin and Notre Dame-Stanford. Additionally, conference matchups...
Mitch Light
4 months ago
Maybe no team in the country had its season short-circuited as quickly as the Rhode Island Rams last November.   Just 10 minutes into a season-opening win over American, star guard E.C. Matthews crumpled to the floor in a heap while making a...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago

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