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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
The NASCAR Sprint Cup weekend in Fort Worth, Texas, started wet, got wild, settled down, then ended with a bang. Through it all, 23-year-old Joey Logano was in the thick of the action. Logano led a race-high 108 of 340 laps in the Duck...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
Kevin Ollie
The 2014 national championship was not a good one for the numbers people.A No. 7 seed and a No. 8 seed reached the national championship game, a development that in some ways rendered the regular season moot. UConn also didn’t fit the...
David Fox
1 year ago
Sean Miller
The 2014 national champion has been crowned, so now it's time to take a quick look ahead at next season.Consider this a quick snapshot of the 2014-15 season. A handful of developments still need to happen before there’s a clearer picture...
David Fox
1 year ago
Joey Logano won the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway, but it’s his team at Penske smiling like it won the war. After all, it was one year ago in this very event where its dreams of two straight championships came crashing down....
Tom Bowles
1 year ago
The Connecticut Huskies are champions.Kevin Ollie, in just his first year eligible to make the tournament and just his second as a head coach, led his team to the top of the college basketball mountain. All UConn and Ollie did was become the first...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Reggie Bush
All-conference teams are a great indicator as to who is the best in each league. Earning first-team honors more than once is a pretty good sign that you were one of the best at your position during your career. The rare three-time (or even four-...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Nick Saban
Ranking college football coaches is no easy task. Similar to any position on the field, statistics may not tell the full story when judging a coaching tenure. While it’s difficult to rank coaches, this aspect of college football is...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Shabazz Napier
The Hungry Huskies outdueled the new Fab Five for one of the most unlikely NCAA championship runs in Tournament history.UConn defeated Kentucky 60-54 for the Huskies’ fourth national championship Monday, as a traditional power won the title...
David Fox
1 year ago
Dorial Green-Beckham
Missouri’s Dorial Green-Beckham is expected to be one of the top receivers in the nation in 2014. However, Green-Beckham’s status with the team is up in the air, as the junior receiver has been suspended indefinitely.Coach Gary Pinkel...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
LSU Tigers new helmet logo
LSU hasn’t made many tweaks to its jersey or helmet in recent years, but it appears the Tigers are making a slight alteration for 2014.According to this tweet from LSU’s Michael Bonnette, LSU has updated the Tiger logo on its helmet....
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Mark Barron
All-conference teams are a great indicator as to who is the best in each league. Earning first-team honors more than once is a pretty good sign that you were one of the best at your position during your career. The rare three-time (or even four-...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Bob Stoops
Ranking college football coaches is no easy task. Similar to any position on the field, statistics may not tell the full story when judging a coaching tenure.While it’s difficult to rank coaches, this aspect of college football is arguably...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Bo Wallace
The SEC West is the toughest division in college football. Alabama has won two out of the last three championships, Auburn played for the title last year, and the Crimson Tide met LSU for the title after the 2011 season.In addition to Alabama,...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Kevin Ollie
Prepare to see history.Whatever happens in Monday night’s national title game, either Kentucky or Connecticut will become one of the most rare champions in the NCAA Tournament.With 11 titles between the two, the Wildcats and Huskies aren...
David Fox
1 year ago
Let’s take a moment and be thankful this season didn’t turn out for Kentucky the way many predicted.How boring would all this be if Kentucky were a top seed, a team whose trip to the national championship game felt like a formality?...
David Fox
1 year ago
For the second consecutive game in the NCAA Tournament, Kentucky guard Aaron Harrison hit a game-winning 3-point shot. This time, Harrison's shot against Wisconsin will send the Wildcats to the national championship game following a 74-73 win....
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
DeAndre Daniels
If all hope looks lost for UConn in the national championship game, don’t believe it.Don’t say UConn is finished. Don’t change the channel. Don’t leave the arena.Against Florida, the Huskies clawed through an opponent and...
David Fox
1 year ago
Ryan Williams
Miami quarterback Ryan Williams suffered a torn ACL in a recent scrimmage and is out indefinitely. Williams was slated to open the year as the starting quarterback, but it’s uncertain if he will be able to return in time for the season opener...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Kentucky may be the best-positioned No. 8 seed to play for a national title, but 1985 Villanova Big Blue Nation is not.Rollie Massimino’s 1985 Villanova team is the lowest-seeded program to win the national title, a feat Kentucky can match if...
David Fox
1 year ago
Not many teams can say they’ve defeated every team on their schedule.If Florida make it to Monday night (and so does Wisconsin), the Gators can say they’ve answered all comers even if they've lost twice this season.In an odd turn of...
David Fox
1 year ago
1. NASCAR shifts schedule for Final FourSince Texas Motor Speedway added on a second NASCAR Sprint Cup Series date in 2005, a majority of its spring races have been run in the daytime. But the schedule shifted in 2011 to move the April date from...
Geoffrey Miller
1 year ago
Adrian Peterson
All-conference teams are a great indicator as to who is the best in each league. Earning first-team honors more than once is a pretty good sign that you were one of the best at your position during your career. The rare three-time (or even four-...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Kansas State Wildcats
No one really knows how Bill Snyder does it but he continues to churn out bowl appearances and 1,000-yard rushers the way (some) other teams in the Big 12 only dream about.After a slow start to the 2013 season that included four losses in the first...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Coaches in the Final Four by now have completed the scouting process and are starting to implement the game plans they hope will lead to a national championship. If you’re wondering what the coaches are seeing, Athlon Sports hopes to offer...
David Fox
1 year ago

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