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Butler’s Brad Stevens pulled off the shocker of shockers when the two time national-runner up coach landed with the Boston Celtics on Wednesday afternoon.Stevens, who turned Butler from overachieving mid-major to national brand, had been a...
David Fox
1 year ago
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Greatness is defined in so many different ways. Statistical production, individual awards, team success, longevity, supporting cast, level of competition, raw talent and athletic ability all factor heavily in determining overall greatness....
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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Heisman voters are beginning to see the error of their ways.Yes, the quarterback is still the most important position on the field. And no, offensive linemen are not going to start dominating college football's most prestigious award anytime...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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Much like the rest of college football, the SEC has taken over the Heisman Trophy debate.Herschel Walker (1982) and Bo Jackson ('85) won memorable Heisman Trophy awards in the early 1980s. However, between 1986 and 2006, the league won one...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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Did you know that Georgia Tech has won three more SEC championships (five) than South Carolina, Arkansas, Mississippi State, Kentucky and Vanderbilt combined? Or that the Gamecocks were a founding member of the ACC? Or that Grinnell College spent...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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Did you know that Georgia Tech has won three more SEC championships (five) than South Carolina, Arkansas, Mississippi State, Kentucky and Vanderbilt combined? Or that the Gamecocks were a founding member of the ACC? Or that Grinnell College spent...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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The 2013 season will be a critical one for all involved with the Tennessee Titans. This team needs to show dramatic signs of improvement and it is imperative the Titans are in the playoff mix heading into the final month. And since scheduling plays...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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Be it around the water cooler or on a message board, there is nothing in sports quite like a recruiting debate.There is technically no right or wrong answer and the truth isn’t revealed until, in most cases, many years later. Clearly,...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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Georgia has spent many times in its history in the shadow of other SEC programs: During Vince Dooley’s early run, Alabama was on top of the SEC. During the last decade, Alabama, Auburn, Florida and LSU have all won SEC titles.But Georgia...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
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College basketball had two coaches who were considered two of the brightest young minds in the minds in the game, a pair atop any list of coaches under 40.One, though, is now one of the top pro coaches under 40. Butler's Brad Stevens and VCU...
David Fox
1 year ago
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The Osborne Athletic Facility is a double shot of nostalgia. Red remnants of those back-to-back titles from 1994 and ’95 are unmistakable from the lobby.Inside this impressive place, gifted athletes dead-lift hundreds of pounds, sprint on...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
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Most of college football’s preseason hype surrounds high-profile quarterbacks, running backs and wide receivers. But arguably the most important position – the offensive line – usually doesn’t garner much attention. However...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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In the days after Jon Embree was fired as head coach at Colorado last fall, the angry and frustrated former Buffaloes tight end went public with complaints about what he perceived was the school’s lack of commitment to winning.Embree said...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
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Auburn has had its share of dramatic ups and downs through its history. Just ask Gene Chizik.Few may be as well versed in the highs and lows of being at Auburn. The coach presided over the school’s second national championship and third...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
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College fantasy football drafts will be heating up over the next few months and Athlon Sports has teamed with the college fantasy football site to provide in-depth coverage for 2013.  Here's a look at the best of the best for Pac-12...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Jalen Ramsey is off the grid. Or at least as much as an incoming college freshman can be in 2013.Nearly seven months before the Brentwood (Tenn.) Academy cornerback signed with Florida State, Ramsey decided he had had enough input on the recruiting...
David Fox
1 year ago
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ACC member Syracuse. Sound strange, doesn’t it? About as strange as a Big East with Creighton among its members.Try to fight it, both are true.This is a time for college basketball fans to either celebrate or hang their heads. Most of the...
David Fox
1 year ago
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Realignment has dominated the college football headlines for a couple of years, resulting in a vastly different landscape across the nation.The changes resulted in the death of one football conference (WAC), with the ACC, Big Ten and SEC inching...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Brandon Jenkins scanned the media room in the bowels of Indianapolis’ Lucas Oil Stadium, looking for old teammates preparing for the NFL Draft and having no problems finding them.He realized that he could see more than a dozen reasons why...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
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Thursday’s NBA Draft was full of surprises from the start. The Cavaliers shocked everyone by taking UNLV’s Anthony Bennett with the first pick. The Bobcats followed by taking Cody Zeller fourth.From the college perspective, the draft...
David Fox
1 year ago
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Hayden begat Bill who begat Bob who begat Mike, Kevin, Kevin, Mark and Mike.Or something like that.College football is full of borrowed ideas and philosophies, and nowhere is that more clear than looking at coaching trees. One head coaching with a...
David Fox
1 year ago
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For many of the installments in our “best and worst times to be a fan” series, it’s been difficult to parse the high points and low points.Oklahoma’s best time was easy: Watching a team go without a loss for 48 consecutive...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
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Matt Schaub
While the term "hot seat" is typically associated with head coaches and their job security, they are not the only ones who feel the heat during an NFL season. Along those lines, the official "start" to the 2013 season is less...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
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One-and-done isn’t a one size fits all.Colleges and coaches have had seven draft cycles to navigate the NBA’s rule that a player must be one year removed from high school to be eligible for the NBA Draft.As the NBA sifts through the...
David Fox
1 year ago
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Best and Worst Times to be an Ohio State Football FanPinpointing the best times to be an Ohio State fan are pretty plain: Competing for national titles, winning Rose Bowls, fielding Heisman Trophy winners and, most of all, beating Michigan.Over the...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago

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