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College Football
 Hosts Braden Gall and Steven Lassan preview an interesting weekend of games in college football. USC visits UCLA, two potential SEC title contenders are on the road, some Big Ten games with coaching implications and much more on this Week 13...
Braden Gall
1 month ago
Jamaal Charles
Two teams that are streaking rapidly in opposite directions will get Week 12 in the NFL started when the Kansas City Chiefs and Oakland Raiders square off tonight on the NFL Network. The surging Chiefs (7-3) have won five straight games to move...
Rob Doster
1 month ago
Melvin Gordon
The B storylines of the Big Ten are just starting to heat up. The A storyline seems to be the same since the second week of the season: This is a league whose College Football Playoff hopes are continually hanging by the thread. The other...
David Fox
1 month ago
West Virginia Mountaineers
TCU is still ahead of Baylor in the playoff rankings (for better or for worse) and will sit at home and watch this weekend. But Baylor still controls its own destiny and has a chance to earn some style points against Oklahoma State. Not to be...
Braden Gall
1 month ago
It’s the week before rivalry week in the SEC. Translation: There aren’t a ton of compelling games. That said, Missouri vs. Tennessee is an intriguing matchup between two teams playing very well of late. Elsewhere, Arkansas looks to...
Mitch Light
1 month ago
UCLA Bruins
The Week 13 slate across the country is pretty sad, but the Pac-12 Conference is here to save college football. Four of the six Pac-12 games feature point spreads that are less than a touchdown and the other two feature teams that need to hold...
Braden Gall
1 month ago
James Conner
Florida State clinched the Atlantic Division title last Saturday, and there’s a possibility for clarity in the Coastal depending on what happens on Thursday night in Durham. If Duke beats North Carolina, the Blue Devils need to win their...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Wisconsin Badgers
Athlon Sports has formed a Heisman Trophy committee. Each week, we will ask 13 members of the national college football media to rank their top candidates for the Heisman Trophy. Each voter will rank their top five candidates, with each first-...
Braden Gall
1 month ago
Illinois Fighting Illini
The original reality TV show is sports. No contrived setting where seven strangers living in a house or one bachelor searching for love can match the excitement the Iron Bowl delivered last fall. The beauty of college football lies in its...
Braden Gall
1 month ago
Willie Cauley-Stein
Here’s the terrifying part of Tuesday night: This is only the early season form for Kentucky and Duke. November is supposed to be a time when teams are working through lineups and combinations, when freshmen are figuring out their place...
David Fox
1 month ago
The college football playoff selection committee gave us a new catch phrase Tuesday: Game control That’s why Alabama moved to No. 1 from No. 5. That’s why undefeated Florida State is No. 3. And that’s why TCU won a game and...
David Fox
1 month ago
Adrian Peterson
The Adrian Peterson saga returned to the national spotlight with the NFL announcing early Tuesday that the Minnesota Vikings’ All-Pro running back has been suspended without pay for at least the remainder of the 2014 season. The league...
Mark Ross
1 month ago
Florida Gators
 Will Muschamp is out as the Florida head coach.  Braden Gall, David Fox, Mitch Light and Steven Lassan debate the Florida Gators head coaching vacancy in an Athlon Sports roundtable.How good is the Florida job? Where does it rank...
Braden Gall
1 month ago
Coby Fleener
Just two teams on bye in Week 12, but Carolina and Pittsburgh aren’t the only teams whose players may not be available. Denver, Indianapolis and New Orleans are among the teams who may have to dig a little deeper into their depth charts this...
Mark Ross
1 month ago
Jimbo Fisher
College football’s playoff committee has released three sets of rankings, and the debate about the top four teams will continue every week until the final matchups are released. While the top 25 rankings are expected to change each week and...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Cody Kessler
College football’s 2014 season has reached its final stretch run, and the bowl and national title picture is starting to clear. The playoff committee will release its fourth set of rankings on Tuesday this week, which should give fans,...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Washington Huskies
Athlon Sports brings the most intriguing, important, historic and bizarre stats from around the weekend of Pac-12 football action: 0: Arizona State TDs scored in the third quarter since the UCLA gameIronically, the last time Arizona State...
Braden Gall
1 month ago
John Calipari
The Champions Classic finale between Kentucky and Kansas is sure to be a scouting bonanza even if John Calipari and Bill Self are trying to figure out how the pieces fit together. Dozens of NBA scouts are expected to be Indianapolis for a game...
David Fox
1 month ago
Mike Krzyzewski
Duke and Michigan State may look familiar to the untrained eye when the two teams meet Tuesday night in the Champions Classic in Indianapolis. Mike Krzyzewski is here. So is Tom Izzo. Duke has talent. Michigan State has plenty of upperclassmen...
David Fox
1 month ago
The knock on the No. 4 team this year with driver Kevin Harvick and crew chief Rodney Childers was simple. Entering Homestead, they had clearly proven themselves as one of the fastest — if not the fastest — on the NASCAR Sprint Cup grid...
Tom Bowles
1 month ago
Brett Hundley
Time for a bit of a breather for a handful of teams. Last week was plenty eventful with Alabama’s win over No. 1 Mississippi State, another Florida State comeback, a TCU scare, a Georgia rout of Auburn and an Arizona State flop in...
David Fox
1 month ago
College Football
 Hosts Braden Gall and David Fox breakdown how a wild Week 12 in college football. Alabama takes control of the West, Mizzou and Georgia battle for the East and Florida is looking for a new coach. Melvin Gordon and JT Barrett star in the Big...
Braden Gall
1 month ago
Ben Roethlisberger
The Pittsburgh Steelers will try and get back on track when they take on the Tennessee Titans on ESPN’s “Monday Night Football.” The Steelers (6-4) had won three in a row before losing to the Jets last week, while the Titans (2-7...
Mark Ross
1 month ago
Ron Hunter
ATLANTA — To the outside, Ron Hunter shouldn’t feel queasy when he sees the leading figures of his Georgia State basketball team. On a team that went 17-1 in the Sun Belt last season, Hunter has a five-star, top-20 recruit at point...
David Fox
1 month ago
Few players around college football have grown up as quickly and confidently as Ohio State starting quarterback J.T. Barrett this season. The Buckeyes are fortunate the maturing process has followed an accelerated path. Whatever College Football...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago

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