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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
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The last two Alabama quarterbacks couldn’t be missed in Tuscaloosa for the spring game. Greg McElroy spent time with the ESPNU broadcast crew, and AJ McCarron marked his spot in the Walk of Fame in a pregame ceremony....
David Fox
1 year ago
Washington Huskies new uniforms
It’s a new era in Seattle, as Chris Petersen was hired away from Boise State to replace Steve Sarkisian. Petersen is regarded as one of the top coaches in the nation, so it’s no surprise there is plenty of excitement around the program...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Nick Saban
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — For a day or so, two of the most beloved Tennessee sports figures were in the state of Alabama.Bruce Pearl, of course, is the new coach at Auburn. And now Peyton Manning and Nick Saban are trading football tips.Ick.Athlon...
David Fox
1 year ago
Alabama is coming off the kind of disappointing season most teams would envy.The Crimson Tide were No. 1 and undefeated until Nov. 30 and reached the Sugar Bowl. But the glaring number here is 0-2, as in losses to Auburn and Oklahoma to finish the...
David Fox
1 year ago
Christian Hackenberg
The Big Ten isn’t particularly deep at quarterback this season, but there’s plenty to like at the top.Ohio State’s Braxton Miller takes the No. 1 spot in the quarterback rankings, and the senior is expected to be one of the...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Texas Longhorns
Oklahoma and Baylor are considered the favorites in the Big 12 for 2014, but Kansas State and Texas aren’t too far behind.The Wildcats and Longhorns both finished 8-5 last season, but Texas held a two-game edge in conference play.Texas...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Bruce Pearl
On Saturday, the state of Alabama will celebrate perhaps its favorite sport second only to college football — spring football. Even on A-Day at Auburn, the Tigers have reason for optimism beyond the team that reached the BCS Championship Game...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Illinois Fighting Illini new 2014
Illinois joined the new uniform release party this spring, unveiling helmets and jerseys for 2014 on Wednesday night.The program is switching to a power “I” design on the helmets, which is a needed change from the simple Illinois...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Nick Marshall
The SEC was home to some of college football’s top quarterbacks in the nation last year. However, one offseason later, and the conference is essentially rebuilding from scratch at the quarterback spot.The list of names departing is heavy:...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Sean Mannion
The SEC is still college football’s No. 1 conference, but the Pac-12 has closed the gap in recent years.And the Pac-12 is expected to remain a close No. 2 in the conference hierarchy for 2014, as Oregon, UCLA, USC and Stanford could all begin...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Syracuse football 2014 uniforms
New uniforms seem to be popping up for a handful of ACC teams this spring, as Florida State and Miami have already unveiled new looks for 2014.Syracuse is the next ACC school to get a uniform makeover. The Orange unveiled three new combinations on...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
I’ve been to spring football games and I’ve been to an Auburn game (albeit 15 years ago).But I’ve never been to the Auburn Spring Game, affectionately known as “A-Day” down in The Yellowhammer State.But for a program...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Kyle Field
The SEC West is arguably the top division in college football, featuring two likely top-10 teams in Alabama and Auburn, while LSU always has one of the nation’s top rosters, and Ole Miss is a team on the rise under Hugh Freeze.As we peek...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Jameis Winston
The ACC isn’t the deepest conference in terms of quarterback talent for 2014, but it clearly has the No. 1 passer in the nation in Florida State’s Jameis Winston. After a standout freshman season, Winston heads into 2014 with potential...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
There’s little doubt quarterback competitions are the position battle scrutinized the most in preseason practices. However, at USC, the quarterback battle is officially over - for now.First-year USC coach Steve Sarkisian has picked Cody...
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
Cuonzo Martin
Stop if you’ve heard this before: Tennessee is looking for a high-profile coach. Since 2008, the Volunteers have needed to hire seven football and men’s basketball coaches.And that doesn’t count the retirement of legendary women...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago

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