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By the time any college football game kicks off, one team has already executed a game plan. Behind every major college football team is another team of support staff making sure the players and coaches can focus solely on the game at hand. Athlon...
David Fox
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
The Big Ten is in desperate need of some non-conference success. This league has begun to fall behind the rest of the biggest boys in college football and some marquee non-conference wins — along with expansion — is...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Duke Johnson
The 2014 college football season kicks off on Aug. 27 and concludes in Dallas with the first four-team playoff in the FBS ranks on January 12, 2015. Since it’s never too early to start thinking about the upcoming college football season,...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
2014 World Cup
The first FIFA World Cup was held in 1930 in Uruguay and was an absurdly exclusive event. Only 13 teams participated because of the costly trip across the Atlantic Ocean and other financial restrictions. The host nation walked away victorious and...
Evan Buhler
1 year ago
Georgia Tech’s record for the biggest rout in college football history — 222-0 over Cumberland College in 1916 — may be one of sports’ unbreakable records. Parity and sportsmanship dictate that teams will let up before...
David Fox
1 year ago
Dale Earnhardt Jr. did not have the fastest car at Pocono Raceway on Sunday, but NASCAR’s 11-time most popular driver had strategy, determination and a little bit of luck on his side. And Earnhardt parlayed those attributes into his second...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
Let’s turn back the clock to 2004. Kyle Larson was adjusting to middle school, simply make it through a daily class routine. People knew Bob Keselowski, Brad’s father, as a former NASCAR driver and Truck Series owner but absolutely...
Tom Bowles
1 year ago
Shane Carden
2014 American Athletic Predictions American AthleticOverall1. Cincinnati7-19-32. East Carolina7-18-43. UCF6-28-44. Houston5-38-45. South Florida5-36-66. UConn3-55-77. SMU3-54-88. Memphis3-55-79. Tulane2-63-910. Temple2-63-911. Tulsa1-72-...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Obviously, non-conference games have zero impact on conference championships.But in the SEC, the nation's best and most cut-throat league, a critical non-conference win or loss can mean the difference between playing for a national championship...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Trevor Knight
2014 Big 12 Predictions Big 12Overall1. Oklahoma (No. 4)8-111-12. Baylor (No. 10)7-210-23. Texas (No. 17)7-29-34. Kansas State (No. 20)6-38-45.  Oklahoma State (No. 37)5-47-5 6. TCU (No. 39)4-57-57. Texas Tech (No. 41)4-57-58. Iowa...
Steven Lassan
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 new feature in Pocono’s “Tunnel Turn,”...
Geoffrey Miller
1 year ago
Colin Kaepernick
As far as headlines go, that one is a doozy, right? However, the San Francisco 49ers made it all possible by making fourth-year quarterback Colin Kaepernick the highest paid signal-caller in the NFL this week. This, for a guy who has made 23...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Rakeem Cato
2014 C-USA Predictions East DivisionC-USAOverall 1. Marshall (No. 40)8-013-0 2. MTSU (No. 90)6-27-5 3. FAU (No. 91)5-36-6 4. WKU (No. 92)4-45-7 5. UAB (No. 109)2-64-8 6. Old Dominion (No. 116)2-64-8 7. FIU (...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Terrance Broadway
2014 Sun Belt Predictions Sun BeltOverall1. UL Lafayette (No. 60)8-010-22. South Alabama (No. 84)7-18-43. Arkansas State (No. 93)6-27-54. Troy (No. 108)5-36-65. ULM (No. 110)5-35-76. Texas State (No. 113)4-45-77. Georgia Southern (No. 122)3-54...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Christian Hackenberg
The start of the 2014 college football season is still over 80 days away, but there is no shortage of news to fill the offseason in the Big Ten. Although there’s a long way until kickoff, the preview magazines for 2014 are already on...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Washington Redskins
Matthew McConaughey doesn’t look like he cares. Daniel Snyder certainly appears to have no cause for concern. Robert Griffin III doesn’t have time to worry. And I don’t really care either. But, the thing is, it really isn...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Cody Fajardo
2014 Mountain West PredictionsMountain DivisionMWOverall 1. Boise State (No. 46)7-111-2 2. Utah State (No. 49)6-29-4 3. Colorado State (No. 74)5-37-5 4. Wyoming (No. 94)3-55-7 5. Air Force (No. 105)1-74-8 6. New Mexico...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Marcus Mariota
2014 Pac-12 PredictionsNorth DivisionPac-12Overall1. Oregon (No. 6)7-211-22. Stanford (No. 12)7-29-33. Washington (No. 24)5-49-44. Oregon State (No. 53)3-66-65. Washington State (No. 56)3-66-66. California (No. 76)1-82-10South DivisionPac-...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Nick Marshall
The start of the 2014 college football season is still over 80 days away, but there is no shortage of news to fill the offseason in the SEC. The preview magazines for 2014 are already on newsstands, and Vegas isn’t far behind with its...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
The Athlon Sports preseason Top 25 has been unveiled. This means that the next big date on the college football calendar will be summer media events.Media Days are more matter of fact than breaking news but no matter how you view these kickoff...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Vanderbilt Commodores fans
Vanderbilt heads into its first season under Derek Mason with uncertainty at quarterback, but the Commodores officially added LSU transfer Stephen Rivers into the mix on Wednesday. Rivers graduated from LSU, so he will be eligible to play...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
C.J. Mosley
Four rookies went to the Pro Bowl in 2013. Three played on offense and they all were from the NFC North — the Packers' Eddie Lacy, the Bears’ Kyle Long and Vikings’ Cordarrelle Patterson. The lone defensive Pro Bowler was San...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Braxton Miller
2014 Big Ten PredictionsEast DivisionBig TenOverall 1. Ohio State (No. 3)7-112-1 2. Michigan State (No. 11)7-110-2 3. Penn State (No. 22)6-210-2 4. Michigan (No. 32)5-38-4 5. Maryland (No. 48)3-56-6 6. Indiana (No. 58)...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Travis Greene
 2014 MAC PredictionsEast DivisionMACOverall 1. Bowling Green (No. 59)8-011-2 2. Ohio (No. 95)5-37-5 3. Akron (No. 97)5-36-6 4. Buffalo (No. 104)4-46-6 5. Kent State (No. 114)3-54-8 6. Miami, Ohio (No. 120)2-63-9...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago

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