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The marketing department at Bristol Motor Speedway hails the half-mile bowl of head-numbing noise as “The Last Great Coliseum.” The structure of the track certainly invokes the spirit of ancient gladiatorial fights, but the best...
David Smith
1 year ago
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Les Miles
Less than 10 days until kickoff.Contact us on twitter with a link or a tip we should include each day. (@AthlonSteven)College Football's Must-Read Stories Around the Web for Tuesday, August 20thWho is poised to step up at defensive end for LSU?...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Utah State has scored plenty of touchdowns over the last two years, but as this video shows, the Aggies may need a little work on their touchdown celebrations.Receiver Bruce Natson catches a touchdown during a scrimmage and is ready to celebrate...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Philip Rivers
There’s nothing like snapping the fans to attention by making a radical regime change and drafting Manti Te’o. That’s what the Chargers did after missing the playoffs for the third straight season and watching attendance sag....
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
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Jay Cutler
For the first time since 2004, this is not Lovie Smith’s team. Marc Trestman was imported from the Canadian Football League with the hope that he could make the Bears a more frequent participant in the postseason. That’s something Smith...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
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Bryce Petty
Every year, college football fans are introduced to a handful of players that become household names by the end of the season. Predicting which players will breakout any year is never an easy task.With a ton of turnover at the quarterback position...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Jadeveon Clowney
Defensive line isn’t a particularly deep position in college football this season. But at the top, South Carolina, Notre Dame, Arizona State, Florida and USC are all pretty solid. The Gamecocks are headlined by college football’s No. 1...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Daniel Sams
Exceeding expectations is nothing new for Bill Snyder and Kansas State. The Wildcats were picked sixth in the preseason Big 12 media poll last year but finished with an 11-2 record and the conference championship.Different year, same story. Kansas...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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AJ McCarron
Alabama enters 2013 as the heavy favorite to win the national championship. The Crimson Tide has claimed back-to-back titles and has a favorable path to a third in a row.The roster is loaded with talent, starting at quarterback with AJ McCarron,...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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The Pac-12's Top 25 Games to Watch in 2013
The Oregon Ducks were 33-3 in Pac-12 play under former head coach Chip Kelly. He won three conference championships in those four seasons and played in the school’s only BCS National Championship Game. Stanford was the cause of two of those...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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2013 MLB Power Rankings: Aug. 19
Each week during the baseball season Athlon Sports looks at the best (Atlanta Braves) and worst (Houston Astros) baseball teams and players in the league. Here are our MLB Power Rankings and Players of the Week.  Athlon Sports MLB Power...
Charlie Miller
1 year ago
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Gus Malzahn
Catching up from a busy weekend of news around the college football world.Contact us on twitter with a link or a tip we should include each day. (@AthlonSteven)College Football's Must-Read Stories Around the Web for Monday, August 19thThe Big...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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College football is well-represented in the Twitterverse by people who know the game intimately and aren't afraid to tell you about it. We took a(nother) look at the lengthy list of CFB-oriented Twitter accounts and whittled them down to 100...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
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Sheryl Crow once sang “A Change Will Do You Good.” She’s a perfect example of how it doesn’t always work out that way (see: dating Lance Armstrong). But sometimes, the sporting universe aligns itself exactly right, rotating...
Tom Bowles
1 year ago
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Rob Henry went into Purdue’s fall practice with a slight edge to start the season opener, and the senior was able to maintain his edge over freshmen Austin Appleby and Danny Etling.On Sunday night, first-year Purdue coach Darrell Hazell named...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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New Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen was considered by most to be a home-run hire for the Badgers.And the fans in Madison are certainly excited for the Andersen era to begin.Need proof? Check out this corn maze carved by Don Schuster of Schuster...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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DeSean Jackson
They could be terrible. They could be OK. There is even a small chance they will be very good. The only thing certain about the Philadelphia Eagles in 2013 is that they will be different.
Very different.After 14 years, Andy Reid is off to Kansas...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
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Trent Richardson
The Cleveland Browns have not proven themselves adept at doing a whole lot well since the team returned to the field in 1999. The only thing the Browns have done consistently in these last 14 seasons is change. Front office to front office, players...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
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California coach Sonny Dykes has picked his starting quarterback for the season opener and it wasn’t the passer most expected. The Golden Bears entered fall practice with three candidates vying for the top spot, with redshirt freshman Zach...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Twins' Ballboy Falls Into Crowd Spectacularly
There are few things more exciting than seeing a ballboy make an amazing catch. Of course, it's even better when they don't and fall into the crowd with their butts sticking in the air for the whole world to see. Watch as the Twins'...
Rich McVey
1 year ago
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Florida State Seminoles
Who would have thought that North Carolina State hosting Florida State would have been the most important game in the ACC in 2012?That thrilling, nail-biting, fourth-down-converting loss to the Wolfpack in a crazed Carter-Finley Stadium hurt the...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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Jerome Smith
After a dreadful four-year stretch under Greg Robinson from 2005-08, Syracuse rebounded back to respectability under Doug Marrone. Under Marrone, the Orange earned two bowl appearances and had two eight-win seasons.Marrone left for the NFL in...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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David Yankey
The unsung heroes of every college football team are the men in the trenches. Offensive lines are often overlooked when it comes to preseason predictions, but this position is arguably the most important unit on the team.Stanford has churned out...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Jordan Matthews
Vanderbilt enters 2013 riding a wave of momentum. The Commodores are coming off back-to-back bowl appearances and finished 2012 on a seven-game winning streak.Coach James Franklin has Vanderbilt positioned to take another step forward this season,...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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USC receiver Aaron Minor is trying to earn a spot on the team as a walk-on. And the true freshman certainly opened some eyes with a crazy catch in Saturday’s scrimmage.Check out this crazy catch from USC’s scrimmage, with Minor catching...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago

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