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A star freshman. A sophomore expected to take the next step. A transfer at forward expected to play a major role. And all of it expected to come together for a national championship run.Duke and Kansas aren’t exactly mirror images, except in...
David Fox
1 year ago
Anyone can have bad results at a lackluster college football program. Even Bear Bryant or Nick Saban might have trouble staying above water at a program in a bad recruiting era, little tradition and scant resources.However, it takes a unique...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Although basketball season started Friday, tonight will mark the unofficial start of 2013-14.ESPN will begin its 24-hour tip-off marathon at 11 p.m. Eastern when BYU visits Stanford with a handful of juicy matchups culminating in the marquee games...
David Fox
1 year ago
If Jimmie Johnson wins his sixth NASCAR Spring Cup championship, Phoenix will have been its defining moment. It’s not over until the fat lady sings, of course, but the next six days sure feel like a coronation with his No. 48 needing to...
Tom Bowles
1 year ago
Johnathan Gray
Texas’ Big 12 title hopes took a hit on Saturday night, as running back Johnathan Gray was lost for the season with an Achilles injury. Gray rushed for 780 yards and four touchdowns on 159 attempts in 2013.With Gray sidelined, the Longhorns...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Marshall plays at Tulsa on Thursday night, which is the 33rd anniversary of the plane crash that killed 75 people returning from a game against East Carolina in 1970.To honor the 75 victims, Marshall will wear a special “75” decal on...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Ryan Tannehill
Ryan Tannehill and the 4-4 Miami Dolphins head 272 miles northwest to take on Mike Glennon and the winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers in an in-state, inter-conference matchup on ESPN's "Monday Night Football" at 8:30 p.m. ET. Last week...
Stephen Schindler
1 year ago
AJ McCarron
Numbers and statistics are unquestionably a huge part of the game. Any game, for that matter.Some fall on the sabermetric side of things, while others like to keep it simple and use the ol' eyeball test. In the football world, that means...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
While Stanford and Baylor picked up signature wins, Alabama ended up as one of the big winners in Sunday’s release of the BCS rankings.At No. 1, the Crimson Tide have nowhere to go, but the win over LSU strengthened Alabama’s slot at No...
David Fox
1 year ago
As many of his teammates left school early to go to the NFL Draft, Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley remained in Tuscaloosa for an extra year of seasoning.That experience was apparent Saturday in the Crimson Tide’s biggest win of the season to...
David Fox
1 year ago
Big Ten Football
For the second straight week a feel-good story will get overlooked for a job-saving performance in the Big Ten. Last week a Ron Kellogg III Hail Mary overshadowed a thrilling road win for Minnesota. This week, the Huskers defense stole the show by...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Week 11 in the Big 12 was an exercise in unexpected stars.Baylor’s Shock Linwood and Texas’ Desmond Jackson were buried on the depth chart entering the week, but injuries forced both to take bigger roles in key games to preserve...
David Fox
1 year ago
Jameis Winston
With Oregon’s loss to Stanford on Thursday night, Florida State is officially in the driver’s seat to play for the national title. And the Seminoles continued to win in impressive fashion, handling Wake Forest 59-3.North Carolina and...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
The stretch from Thursday evening to Saturday night was perhaps one of the most meaningful stretches for the national championship and Heisman races we've seen this season.The three days and three key games also showed that meaningful doesn...
David Fox
1 year ago
Tony Romo
Tony Romo and the NFC East-leading Dallas Cowboys travel to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome to face Drew Brees and the NFC South-leading New Orleans Saints in tonight's key intra-conference matchup on NBC's "Sunday Night Football" at...
Stephen Schindler
1 year ago
Carolina Panthers
The NFC’s hottest two teams go head-to-head when the Carolina Panthers square off with the San Francisco 49ers at 4:05 p.m. ET on FOX. This is a matchup of second-place teams, as the Panthers (5-3) trail the Saints by one game in the NFC...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Wes Welker
Denver is coming off of its bye and should have all of its offensive weapons available for its Week 10 contest, while a key Cowboy wide receiver is dealing with a back issue. Which injured wideouts can you start with confidence today?Wes Welker, WR...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Victor Cruz
A quartet of wide receivers coming off of bye still isn’t at 100 percent entering their Week 10 matchup. Are they and any other key wideouts in danger of not playing today?Victor Cruz, WR, New York Giants vs. Oakland RaidersCruz suffered a...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Darren Sproles
The Saints should have their sparkplug back for tonight’s primetime matchup, while the Texans and Buccaneers will have to make do without their workhorses in Week 10, if not longer. Here are those and some other injured running backs you need...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Marshawn Lynch
Beast Mode could be unleashed in Atlanta, while a rookie running back is aiming for a third straight 100-yard game in Week 10. What other injured running backs do you need to keep an eye on before setting your lineup?Marshawn Lynch, RB, Seattle...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Jimmy Graham
A pair of tight ends named Graham appears on the Week 10 injury report. Here’s the latest on their playing status and a few other injury situations to make you aware of.Jimmy Graham, TE, New Orleans Saints vs. Dallas CowboysIn two games...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Jay Cutler
One NFC North team is slated to get its starting quarterback back in Week 10, while another begins life without theirs. Elsewhere, a rookie signal-caller who should see his first action in more than a month is just one of the many quarterback...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Pac-12 Football
UCLA won a critical Pac-12 South elimination game in Tucson. The USC Trojans quietly have won three straight and looked impressive against Cal. And Arizona State survived a scare in Salt Lake City.But Week 11 in the Pac-12 belonged to Stanford....
Braden Gall
1 year ago
It’s been a disappointing year in Gainesville, as Florida’s 34-17 loss to Vanderbilt likely means the Gators will be home for the bowl season. And barring an upset against South Carolina or Florida State, Florida is headed for a losing...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Missouri running back Russell Hansbrough made one of the top plays of Week 11, hurdling a Kentucky defender on a fourth-down run in the first half.Hansbrough ended up with a 15-yard gain on the play, which was one of a few highlight reel plays by...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago

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