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The Athlon Sports 2014 Top 25 Countdown is underway and preseason football magazines are just weeks from arriving at a newsstand near you.For many, including myself, this signifies the start of a new college football season.It doesn’t mean,...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
NC State new black helmet
NC State heads into 2014 looking for some positive momentum after a 3-9 record in Dave Doeren’s first season.The Wolfpack have a promising quarterback in Florida transfer Jacoby Brissett, so improvement from Doeren’s team is expected....
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Steve Spurrier
The SEC East is one of the toughest divisions to sort out this preseason. Georgia, South Carolina, Florida and Missouri each have a compelling case to be picked at No. 1 in the division.Georgia finished 8-5 in 2013, largely due to injuries and bad...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
David Shaw
Oregon and Stanford have been two of college football’s top programs in recent years, as the Ducks and Cardinal have combined to win all three of the Pac-12’s championship games.Different year, same story in 2014. Stanford and Oregon...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Tim Tebow
The Bowl Championship Series claims 16 great years of college football.Off the field, the last decade and a half saw college football transform, as media dollars, conference realignment and the facilities arms race dominated the headlines unlike...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Washington Huskies
Washington’s quarterback situation was one of the key storylines in the Pac-12 this spring, but it appears the Huskies will have some clarity before the fall. After missing spring practice due to an off-the-field incident, Cyler Miles was...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Gary Andersen
Wisconsin is one of the top programs in the Big Ten, winning at least seven games in each season since 2002. Additionally, the Badgers have experienced only one losing season since 1996.As Wisconsin turns the page from a successful 9-4 debut by...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Maybe the best situation for Lane Kiffin is for his players to talk for him.First off, Alabama’s players are saying nice things about the new Crimson Tide offensive coordinator. That’s a good place to start....
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
Bo Wallace
The SEC West is the toughest division in college football. The tiers in the West seem to be clear, as Alabama and Auburn are the top-two teams, with LSU, Texas A&M, Ole Miss and Mississippi State battling for the No. 3 spot. Arkansas is...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Kurt Warner
A total of 256 players heard their names called during the 2014 NFL Draft, but that doesn’t mean they will be the only ones joining the professional ranks. Every team signs a number of undrafted free agents after Mr. Irrelevant is announced...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Daniel Sams
After finishing 2013 with wins in six out of its last seven games, Kansas State is expected to be a top-25 program in 2014. However, the Wildcats suffered a setback on offense this week, as GoPowercat.com has reported receiver Daniel Sams has...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Jimbo Fisher
Conference scheduling is a hot topic in college football, and the ACC is the latest league to settle on a future format.After the first day of its league meetings, the ACC announced it would stick with an eight-game conference format in the future...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Twenty years. That’s how long it’s been, on May 29, since Jeff Gordon won his first NASCAR Cup Series race at the ripe old age of 22. One of the first to do so well, so young, Gordon encapsulated the perfect mix of talent, speed,...
Tom Bowles
1 year ago
Christian Hackenberg
Penn State is one of the Big Ten’s most intriguing teams to watch in 2014. The Nittany Lions are under the direction of new coach James Franklin, who comes to Happy Valley after three seasons at Vanderbilt.Franklin guided the Commodores to...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Marcus Mariota
The ink literally isn’t dry on the 2014 NFL Draft since most of the newest members of the NFL haven’t even signed contracts yet.So it’s a perfect time to start looking ahead to this fall and the subsequent 2015 NFL Draft.Compared...
Braden Gall
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 roof cam, a new night race, Kurt Busch’s Double...
Geoffrey Miller
1 year ago
Bill Self
The SEC-Big 12 Challenge doesn’t have the long-standing status of the ACC-Big Ten Challenge, but at least in 2014, the event could match in marquee games.We had a hard time picking between Texas-Kentucky and Florida-Kansas as the top game in...
David Fox
1 year ago
Gabe Jackson
The first round of the 2014 NFL Draft is in the books. The action was furious and unpredictable and extremely entertaining for fans. Johnny Manziel is now a Brown after Cleveland finally took the Texas A&M quarterback with their third trade of...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Bob Stoops
Baylor’s climb to the top of the Big 12 continued last season with an 11-2 final record and a conference championship. The Bears lost in the Fiesta Bowl against UCF, but there’s clearly staying power with Art Briles at the controls in...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Mike Krzyzewski
Never mind that the games won’t occur for another seven months. Three of the teams involved in the ACC-Big Ten challenge aren’t even officially in their new leagues.If, in some way, Virginia and Maryland played a basketball game today,...
David Fox
1 year ago
Larry Johnson
Larry Johnson says he hasn’t inadvertently introduced himself as “Larry Johnson from Penn State” since he landed at Ohio State on Jan. 14. That said, he’s still adjusting to referring to Michigan as the pejorative “...
David Fox
1 year ago
Jadeveon Clowney
The 2014 NFL Draft first round took a few twists and turns but ended up where many projected it to be (with Johnny Manziel and Teddy Bridgewater in the first round) and with the same big winner from a college perspective (the SEC).Jadeveon Clowney...
David Fox
1 year ago
With a favorable schedule, 2014 could be a big season for BYU. The Cougars could go 10-2 or 11-1, which would place Bronco Mendenhall’s team in the discussion to be a top-25 team in 2014.And BYU plans to change up its home uniforms for 2014,...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Connor Halliday
The Pac-12 is always home to some of the nation’s top offenses, and the quarterback play in the league should be strong once again in 2014.Oregon’s Marcus Mariota is one of the favorites to win the Heisman, and big things are expected...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago

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