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Andy Dalton
Not every recruiting class is created equal. Nor every NFL Draft class for that matter.Depending on the state, region or position, each recruiting cycle offers different areas of strengths or weaknesses. As research about geography indicates,...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Mike Krzyzewski
Recent weeks have presented the classic conundrum for those who spend time ranking teams: Do you rank a team based on what they have been all season, what they can be or what they are right now?Tough life, right?Teams like Wisconsin and Iowa State...
David Fox
1 year ago
Five freshmen were among the midseason top 25 released by the Wooden Award earlier this week, but the nation’s top freshman — at least this week — was not among them.Syracuse’s Tyler Ennis, Duke’s Jabari Parker, Kansas...
David Fox
1 year ago
Gary Harris
This weekend will feature only two games between ranked teams, but one of them is a doozy.After Michigan defeated Iowa on Wednesday and Michigan State dodged Indiana on Wednesday, the top two teams in the Big Ten standings will meet in East Lansing...
David Fox
1 year ago
San Francisco 49ers
Although a wild card team, many believed that Jim Harbaugh's San Francisco 49ers had a legitimate shot of getting back to the Super Bowl this season. After two playoff wins on the road, the 49ers were positioned to do just that before coming up...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Miami Hurricanes
John Swofford’s league was at a crossroads and it feels like the ACC made the right choice.A Grant of Rights has been signed, the Louisville Cardinals — and mastermind athletic director Tom Jurich — are joining the ranks (and will...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Dwayne Jarrett
The Bowl Championship Series is dead. But even the harshest of BCS detractors must acknowledge that the 16-year run was arguably the best era of college football in the history of the sport.The era was highlighted by the advent of the BCS...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Ohio State Buckeyes
Each year, Athlon Sports takes a look back at one recruiting class to figure out what happened to the best and brightest prospects in the nation.The 2008 class was as heralded as any in modern era of recruiting rankings and was highlighted by a...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Deshaun Thomas
Go ahead and do the math: 48 college underclassmen declared for the NBA Draft in 2013 for the opportunity at 30 first-round picks and guaranteed contracts.With a handful of college seniors and international players in the first round, plenty of...
David Fox
1 year ago
Jacob Coker
With Jameis Winston entrenched as Florida State’s quarterback next season, playing time was going to be limited for Jacob Coker, and the sophomore has decided to transfer from Tallahassee to Alabama. With Coker set to graduate in May, he can...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Venric Mark
Northwestern running back Venric Mark was expected to be one of the Big Ten’s top running backs in 2013, but an ankle injury sidelined him for most of the season.But the Wildcats received some good news for 2014 this week, as Mark was granted...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Percy Harvin
The Bowl Championship Series is dead. But even the harshest of BCS detractors must acknowledge that the 16-year run was arguably the best era of college football in the history of the sport.The era was highlighted by the advent of the BCS...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Kevin Sumlin
The phrase “SEC Speed” instantly conjures images of glory, victory and pride for one region in the country and thoughts of depression, agony and exasperation for every other part of the nation. But after claiming seven consecutive...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
James Franklin
After a whopping 31 changes last year, college football’s head coach carousel was relatively quiet this offseason.The 2013-14 cycle featured just 20 teams making a switch at head coach. But the offseason wasn’t short on drama, as two of...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Keith Appling
Some of the names and faces have changed, but the Big Ten is again one of the most intriguing league races.Michigan State and Michigan are undefeated in league play, but teams like Iowa and Wisconsin lurk on the outside. And despite recent...
David Fox
1 year ago
Kyle Anderson
The college basketball season has reached its midpoint as teams are well into conference play.We’ve named All-Americans. We’ve picked breakout players. And we’ve picked our disappointments of the year so far.So what does that...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Ray Lewis Super Bowl XLVII
The NFL provides the greatest reality TV programming of all time. Each NFL season is a completely new and original experience for every player, fan and coach alike. New stories, new personalities, new winners and new losers, as well as a plethora...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Doug McDermott
A team hitting blackjack on 3-pointers is as good a time as any to look at key numbers during the week.Creighton rained 3-pointers on Villanova on Monday as the new Big East frontrunner knocked off one of the league’s traditional powers and...
David Fox
1 year ago
Drew Barker
Last year, photos of a gray Kentucky jersey and helmet circulated on the internet. But the Wildcats didn’t wear the gray uniforms in 2013.Could that change in 2014?The all-gray uniforms returned to the internet this week, with freshman...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Clemson Tigers
The Bowl Championship Series is dead. But even the harshest of BCS detractors must acknowledge that the 16-year run was arguably the best era of college football in the history of the sport.The era was highlighted by the advent of the BCS...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Peyton Manning
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 total...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Super Bowl XXIV Kevin Dyson tackled by Mike Jones
What defines a great play?Degree of difficulty? Gravity of the moment? The greatness of the players involved and their place in NFL history? Entertainment factor? How about all of the above.Game-winning touchdowns, heroic out-of-body experiences,...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
The line about shot blockers is that they can cover up a ton of their team's mistakes.Beyond the defensive end, freshman Joel Embiid did his share of covering for his Kansas teammates on Saturday against Oklahoma State.Perry Ellis scored only...
Mitch Light
1 year ago
As Super Bowl XLVIII approaches (Feb. 2), it seems like the perfect time to look back at Super Bowls of the past and the great players who made those games so memorable. In selecting an all-time Super Bowl team, it is important to establish...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Teddy Bridgewater
The deadline for college football players to enter the 2014 NFL Draft has passed, and the official tally stands at 98 underclassmen declaring early for the next level.The list of early entrants also includes four players that have already graduated...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago

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