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Alabama Crimson Tide football
The future of scheduling in the SEC has been a hot topic in recent weeks, as the conference attempted to settle whether or not to stay with an eight-game conference slate each year.And after much debate among coaches, presidents and athletic...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Jeremy Hill
The running back is going the way of the dodo bird. The proliferation of the spread offense and pass-happy systems has all but eliminated the feature back from NFL game plans.In 2003, 13 NFL players carried the ball more than 300 times and 18...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Brandon Connette
Fresno State has announced Duke quarterback Brandon Connette will transfer to the Bulldogs for the 2014 season. Connette is a graduate transfer and is eligible immediately.Connette’s mother is battling cancer, and the senior quarterback...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Jake Rudock
The Big Ten’s new 14-team and East/West Division alignment should provide for an intriguing 2014 season.The East Division is loaded with likely top-10 teams in Ohio State and Michigan, followed by Penn State and Michigan – two of...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
“Confidence comes not from always being right … but not fearing to be wrong.” – Peter T. McIntyre  I remember one of the first times I interviewed Saturday’s Richmond winner, Joey Logano. It was 2008 and he was...
Tom Bowles
1 year ago
As usual, Kentucky will have talent, and Kentucky will have guards.Now, Kentucky will have experience.On Friday, Andrew and Aaron Harrison announced they would return to Kentucky for their sophomore seasons, meaning only Julius Randle and James...
David Fox
1 year ago
April 26th (4.26) is being promoted as HEMI Day by Mopar Parts and Chrysler in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the legendary 426 HEMI engine. 1964 was a watershed year for motorsports as well as the Chrysler Corporation and its engine that would...
Vito Pugliese
1 year ago
Each week, Geoffrey Miller’s “Five Things to Watch” will help you catch up on the biggest stories of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ upcoming race weekend. This week, a return to 2013 "scene of the crime," winless...
Geoffrey Miller
1 year ago
BYU Cougars
Bronco Mendenhall enters his 10th season as the BYU head coach and his fourth as the head coach of an independent program. Scheduling has been more difficult for the Cougars since leaving the Mountain West both in terms of ironing out opponents and...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Alabama Crimson Tide stadium
Future schedules are a hot topic in the SEC. With the creation of college football’s four-team playoff postseason format, most BCS teams have beefed up the non-conference schedule in order to improve the resume.While improved non-conference...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Athlon’s Braden Gall and David Fox split up A-Day duties, spending time at Auburn and Alabama through each school’s spring game.At Auburn, the fan base (and athletic director) is enjoying the rebound, but Gus Malzahn is busy at work...
David Fox
1 year ago
St. Louis Rams
 The NFL has little control over the schedule.The rotation of crossover divisional opponents is set in stone years in advance and the six divisional games won’t change unless the league expands. Really, the NFL can control two games per...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Peyton Manning
As the most popular and profitable American sport, the NFL would love for you to believe that every game on its 2014 schedule is “must see.” But as any knowledgeable fan knows, that’s just not true. To help you cut through the...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Pete Carroll
When the 2014 NFL season kicks off on Sept. 4, Seattle will open at home against Green Bay. Fortunately there will be no replacement referees in sight at CenturyLink Field that Thursday night, as the Seahawks begin their journey toward becoming the...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Brett Hundley
With six teams expected to be ranked in the preseason polls, the Pac-12 should provide plenty of must-see games during 2014.On paper, the South Division appears to be a three-team race between Arizona State, UCLA and USC. Arizona is slightly behind...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Big Ten Football
Scheduling in college football is all that matters. Sure, coaching, rosters and even a little bit of luck play bigger roles in determining championships in the NCAA ranks.But scheduling in college football plays as big a role as any of those other...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Jamison Crowder
The ACC Coastal should be one of the toughest divisions to predict in 2014. After all, Duke won the league with a 6-2 conference record last season and three teams finished tied at 5-3 just behind the Blue Devils.Considering how close the top six...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Welcome to the Athlon Rookie Report, where each week David Smith will evaluate the deepest crop of new NASCAR Sprint Cup Series talent since 2006. The Report will include twice-monthly rankings, in-depth analysis, Q&A sessions with the drivers...
David Smith
1 year ago
Arkansas new football uniform 2014
After a disappointing 3-9 record in Bret Bielema’s first season at Arkansas, the Razorbacks are hoping for bigger and better things in 2014.And what better way to build momentum for 2014 than the release of new uniforms and logos?It seems...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
T.J. Yeldon
2013 was the year of the quarterback in the SEC. The league featured standouts in AJ McCarron, Johnny Manziel, Aaron Murray, Zach Mettenberger, James Franklin and Connor Shaw.But heading into 2014, the SEC is a league searching for answers at...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — For a fan base not always known for its sense of perspective, the Alabama faithful seem to be taking the events of the last four months well.A-Day at Tuscaloosa was 140 days since Auburn ended Alabama’s bid to win...
David Fox
1 year ago
Auburn Tigers
AUBURN, Ala. — Abby Lemons had no idea what she was getting herself into when she decided to go to Auburn.She came to Auburn in part because of the football atmosphere two years ago, but morale on campus was at an all-time low when she was a...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Gary Patterson
Despite owning one of the Big 12’s top defenses last season, TCU finished with its worst record under Gary Patterson. The Horned Frogs finished 4-8 overall and just 2-7 in Big 12 play.The main culprit of last season’s four-win mark was...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Nate Sudfeld
Under coach Kevin Wilson, Indiana has made steady progress over the last three years. The Hoosiers went 1-11 and winless in Big Ten play in 2011, but Indiana improved to 4-8 in 2012.Wilson continued his improvement project in Bloomington in 2013,...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
AUBURN, Ala. — Gus Malzahn is not one to waste time. His offense and track record are testaments to that.He’s also not likely to get too wrapped up praising his first-team offense that put up 58 points in the spring game, in part on the...
Braden Gall
1 year ago

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