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The first round of the 2013 NFL Draft is complete and 32 new faces have joined the ranks of professional football. Some will play right away and become instant Pro Bowlers like first-rounders Matt Kalil, Andrew Luck, Doug Martin and Robert...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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1. Beaten down Joe Gibbs Racing should come out swinging Matt Kenseth suffered perhaps the most crushing penalty NASCAR has ever assessed that isn't a driver suspension. Kyle Busch has a strong memory of team mistakes killing his chance to...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
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With each of the top contenders experiencing some key personnel departures, the Big 12 is easily the toughest conference to predict for 2013. Texas has underachieved in recent years, but the Longhorns appear to be back on track after a 9-4...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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After a disappointing 2012 season, Michigan State hopes to climb back into discussion for the Big Ten Legends Division title. The Spartans had a top-10 defense last year, but the offense was one of the worst in the Big Ten. Question marks...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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The 2013 NFL Draft will commence tonight (8 pm ET) with the first round in primetime on ESPN. While 222 players will be taken on Friday and Saturday, it's the 32 whose names will be called in the first round that have everyone's attention....
Mark Ross
1 year ago
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The 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup circuit up the road to Richmond, Va., on Saturday for the Toyota Owners 400. To help guide you through the 2013 Fantasy NASCAR season, Athlon Sports contributor Geoffrey Miller will be offering his best...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
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Maryland is just 6-18 in the last two years, but there’s some optimism surrounding this team for 2013. Despite a rash of injuries at the quarterback position, the Terrapins were able to improve their win total by two games last year. And with a...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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The Pac-12 is loaded with potential standout running backs for 2013. Leading the way is Arizona’s Ka’Deem Carey, who should be a first-team All-American selection this year. Carey rushed for 1,929 yards and 23 touchdowns last season and should...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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The Big Ten doesn’t have the deepest set of running backs in the nation, but the 2013 group still boasts plenty of talented options. Northwestern’s Venric Mark shined in his first full year at running back, while Nebraska’s Ameer Abdullah kept...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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After a 15-21 record in three years on Rocky Top, Derek Dooley was fired as Tennessee’s coach and was replaced by Butch Jones. The Volunteers have missed out on a bowl game in each of the last two seasons and have just two conference wins during...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Every year the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series hits a stretch of the season in which it is premature to judge the championship hunt, but cogent enough to pinpoint problems with underperforming drivers and teams. It’s an odd stretch, for sure. Through...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
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The 78th installment of what is officially called the “NFL Player Selection Meeting,” better known as the 2013 NFL Draft, will commence on Thursday. Thirty-two college players will hear their names called by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell when...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
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With Lache Seastrunk’s emergence late in the 2012 season, and another solid year from Kansas’ James Sims, the Big 12 has two top-tier options for 2013. Seastrunk was on a tear at the end of the year and should post even bigger numbers with a full...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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After 11 seasons under Jeff Tedford, California decided it was time for a change. Tedford was fired after the season finale, and former Arizona offensive coordinator and Louisiana Tech head man Sonny Dykes was hired as the team’s new coach. The...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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The Big East doesn’t have many household names returning at running back for 2013. Houston’s Charles Sims is one of the best all-around backs in college football and leads the way for the Big East in 2013. Joining Sims atop the rankings is UCF’...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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I’m wondering if there is a Major League Baseball player that played on a championship Little League World Series team and a championship College World Series team and a championship Major League Baseball team.  — Kevin Bray, St....
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
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Which of my three favorite golfers — Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus or Tom Watson — has the most holes-in-one?  — Joe Triolo, Rockford, Ill.   It’s impossible to say just how many the three have combined to hit in leisurely rounds or...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
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Two years ago, J.D. Gibbs came within a front bumper of stealing Carl Edwards away from Roush Fenway Racing. Then Ford’s hot young star, Edwards would have bumped Joey Logano out of the No. 20 ride to the tune of a reported $10 million. Turns...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
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The first round of the NFL Draft monopolizes coverage in the media and fan’s minds alike. While the first 32 picks are important and generally feature the most elite talents, the best organizations in football are competitive year after year...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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Running back is a position in transition in the ACC. Miami’s Duke Johnson should contend for All-American honors, but there’s not much in the way of proven, all-conference options outside of the sophomore. Florida State’s James Wilder and...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Change has seemingly surrounded the Big East for the last couple of years. And the conference is undergoing a massive makeover later this offseason, as it will officially change names to the American Athletic Conference. Houston, Memphis, SMU...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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When Brooklyn Dodgers owner Branch Rickey (played by Harrison Ford) defied baseball’s “color barrier” by signing an African-American player, he understood that he needed a man with the guts to stare down the challenges the decision created....
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
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Super Bowl XLVIII is still more than nine months away, but the path to play in MetLife Stadium on Feb. 2, 2014 has been laid out for all 32 NFL teams. The 2013 NFL regular season will officially kick off on Thursday, Sept. 5, and that matchup was...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
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1. NASCAR honors victims, heroes of Boston Marathon explosions Just as it did after the large-scale attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, NASCAR will serve in the role of honoring those affected by Monday's horrific events at the Boston Marathon. Beyond...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
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The NFL has got it all figured out. The most powerful, popular and lucrative sport in the history of sports has turned its annual schedule release into saliva-inducing, must-see TV for football-starved fans across the country. And for the most...
Braden Gall
1 year ago

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