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Justise Winslow
It’s not just you: The Duke-North Carolina rivalry is played a little later these days. The two Tobacco Road foes meet for the first time on Feb. 18 this season. Last year, they didn’t meet for the first time until Feb. 20. Compare...
David Fox
1 month ago
Ohio State’s quarterback situation will be one of the nation’s most intriguing battles to watch this offseason. Out of the trio competing for the No. 1 spot – Cardale Jones, Braxton Miller and J.T. Barrett – Jones is...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Seton Hall suspended guard Sterling Gibbs for two games for throwing a punch at Villanova’s Ryan Arcidiacono while fighting for a loose ball during the Wildcats’ 80-54 win Monday. Gibbs was ejected for a flagrant foul for the...
David Fox
1 month ago
Matt Kenseth No. 20
Predicting where Matt Kenseth will end up at the end of this season isn’t easy after the results he’s turned in during the past two years. But there is good news buried inside that confusion: Even if Kenseth replicates the worst of his...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Opening Day is less than two months away. Just keep repeating that, Boston Red Sox fans. Maybe it will help warm the soul. After one look at Fenway Park, though, maybe not. Boston is enduring its snowiest month on record, and not even...
David Fox
1 month ago
Kyle Busch No. 18
Kyle Busch demands perfection from the racecar and has no qualms about ratcheting up the pressure on his crew chief to make that happen. It’s understandable that Busch has a periodic revolving door of team leaders, a merry-go-round that...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Each year, the NFL drafts players in the first round based entirely on the NFL Scouting Combine or Pro Day workouts. To be considered a combine bust a player must fit three criteria: 1. They were average college players2. They performed...
Braden Gall
1 month ago
The television ratings for the NFL Network's broadcast of the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine were up 60 percent compared to 2010. In fact, the 2015 rendition will start a day earlier — Friday through Monday — in an...
Braden Gall
1 month ago
Bruce Pearl
The SEC in general is regarded as the nation’s most football-mad conference. That much is true, but no longer is that coming at the expense of basketball. Football coaches in the league generally will have among the highest salaries in...
David Fox
1 month ago
Michigan freshman basketball player Austin Hatch will receive the U.S. Basketball Writers Association Most Courageous Award for 2015 for his perseverance in the face of unthinkable adversity. If you haven’t heard about Hatch’s...
David Fox
1 month ago
Projecting how high school athletes might perform on the college and pro level is difficult enough. Now, Rivals.com will monitor at least two sixth graders for the first time in the history of the site. In a post last week about a camp in...
David Fox
1 month ago
Kyle Larson
Kyle Larson won the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year, wheeling his No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet SS to a higher top-10 finish rate (47.2 percent) than what Richard Petty (42.9) and Jeff Gordon (36.7) did during their freshman...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Kyle Larson No. 42
A year ago, there were a lot of questions about Kyle Larson’s readiness and ability. Was he too young, at age 21, to drive in Sprint Cup? Did his track record — he was winless in the Nationwide Series — warrant a promotion? Was...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Gus Malzahn
Incoming freshmen usually steal the spotlight on college football’s signing day, but there’s no shortage of intrigue and potential surrounding the junior college recruits that may have inked signed in December. While the transition...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
The Big 12 academic year has been an experiment in contrasts in recent years. In football, new powers have taken over with Baylor, TCU and Oklahoma State claiming championships since 2011. Yet in basketball, the old guard — the only...
David Fox
1 month ago
Toomer’s Corner at Auburn looks more familiar these days. Alabama fan Harvey Updyke Jr. poisoned oak trees at Toomer’s Corner in 2010, leaving the memorable location looking quite different after the trees were removed in 2013....
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Separating facts from fiction during the run-up to the NFL Draft is tough enough. Now, we’ve got to contend with bad Photoshops, or at least optical illusions. Someone posted a photo of a tubby-looking Jameis Winston on Twitter on...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Bobby Valentine
With MLB training camps set to open in Florida and Arizona, no doubt there are a few WAGs missing their sweethearts today. In honor of the Day of Love, we present the all-time Valentine’s Day lineup including Flowers, a Rose, Candy, a Cookie...
Charlie Miller
1 month ago
Hendrick Motorsports
Athlon Sports’ 2015 Racing magazine delivers full driver profiles as well as complete 2015 NASCAR coverage. Click here to order your copy today!The 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup season revs up with the Daytona 500 on Feb. 22. Here's how...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Rafael Nadal
Sometimes athletes have to make their own luck. Or at least that’s what these guys think they’re doing. On this Friday the 13th — a day when we’re all on the lookout for black cats in our paths or broken mirrors...
Rob Doster
1 month ago
Watch out, @TheOregonDuck, you’re about to have company as the best college  mascot on Twitter. @GoldyTheGopher is finding a fond place in our hearts — appropriately — this Valentine’s Day weekend with Valentines...
David Fox
1 month ago
Tony Stewart No. 14
Will the real Tony Stewart please stand up? In one corner, there’s the three-time Cup champion and certain Hall of Fame driver. In the other, there’s the guy who went winless for the first time in his career, en route to a nightmare no...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Denny Hamlin No. 11
Denny Hamlin walked into the Joe Gibbs Racing shop in December and noticed a change. As he was meeting with new crew chief Dave Rogers, Hamlin saw that yellow had largely replaced black on the cars and equipment for his No. 11 team. Even the hauler...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Last year, the SEC welcomed 72 early enrollees. Even the SEC has outdone itself this year, topping its own record with 82 early enrollees. It's a trend started mostly by the SEC and dominated by the SEC. There are countless benefits...
Braden Gall
1 month ago
Kevin Pangos
For better and worse, consistency explains Mark Few’s tenure at Gonzaga. Over the past 16 seasons, Few has amassed 427 wins, 15 consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, 13 conference regular season titles and 11 conference tournament...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago

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