News Articles

News
Texas A&M took the SEC by storm in his debut season, recording an 11-2 record and producing a Heisman Trophy winner in quarterback Johnny Manziel. After last year’s 11-win season, the Aggies are setting their goals even higher for 2013....
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
News
1. All-Star race, qualifying format changes in store The most exciting NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying event of the season happens Friday night at 6:00 pm EST. That's a fact even without the new hair-raising rule change allowing drivers to...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
News
Thanks to a win over Florida in the Sugar Bowl, Louisville entered the offseason with momentum for its final season in the Big East/American Athletic Conference. The Cardinals return a Heisman Trophy candidate in quarterback Teddy Bridgewater...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
News
LSU had national title aspirations in 2012 but losses to Florida and Alabama pushed the Tigers to a 10-2 mark at the end of the regular season. Getting LSU to a spot in the national championship will be even more challenging for Les Miles in...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
News
If Florida wants to win the SEC East, its offense has to take a step forward in 2013. The Gators ranked last in the SEC in passing offense last season and averaged only 334.4 yards per game. Quarterback Jeff Driskel was solid in his debut year...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
News
After recording an 11-2 record in Brady Hoke’s first season, Michigan slid to an 8-5 mark in 2012. A challenging schedule certainly hurt the Wolverines’ win total, as they lost to Alabama, Notre Dame, Nebraska, Ohio State and South Carolina....
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
News
The NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race isn’t a typical all-star event. Unlike the stick ‘N’ ball all-star “breaks” that feature lackadaisical effort and are more celebrated for the parties that supplement the fan activities rather than the actual...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
News
To suggest that any player in any sport after just a few seasons is a lock to make the Hall of Fame is ridiculous. But it is always fun to look at athletes who have had instant success and try to extrapolate long-term potential. Young star...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
News
Each week during the season Athlon Sports looks at the best (Texas Rangers) and worst (Houston Astros) baseball teams and players in the league. Here's our MLB Power Rankings and Players of the Week.  1. Rangers Scheppers-Ross-Nathan bullpen is...
Charlie Miller
1 year ago
News
Despite a revamped coaching staff and a handful of new starters, hopes are high in Tallahassee for the Seminoles to win 10 games in 2013. New quarterback Jameis Winston turned in a terrific performance this spring and appears to be headed for a...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
News
The Southern 500, while no longer held on Labor Day is still looked at as one of NASCAR’s biggest races. Darlington remains the place where, in 1950, an egg-shaped, awkward-looking asphalt track gave birth to superspeedway competition. Thirty-...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
News
With Alabama expected to be the No. 1 team in most preseason polls in 2013, combined with potential top-10 teams in LSU and Texas A&M, the SEC West should be one of the deepest divisions in college football. That also doesn’t include an...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
News
Dynasty is a word that gets tossed around all too liberally by fans and media members alike. However, there are periods of time in sports where the term is not only applicable but completely accurate. The NFL had the Packers of the '60s, the...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
News
The Big 12 should have one of the most wide-open battles at quarterback for first-team all-conference honors in 2013. TCU’s Casey Pachall is back after a suspension, but he isn’t guaranteed the starting job. Oklahoma’s Blake Bell has a lot of...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
News
1. Darlington celebrates a pair of 10-year milestones, good and bad Darlington Raceway is the first place NASCAR ever raced on pavement, all the way back on Sept. 4, 1950. That event, the first Labor Day Weekend Southern 500, saw Johnny Mantz...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
News
With three likely top-10 teams in 2013, the battle to win the SEC East is going to be one of the most heated conference battles in college football. Georgia is the defending East Division champ, but South Carolina and Florida each have a strong...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
News
With uncertainty looming over the top of the Big 12 in 2013, should Texas and Oklahoma still be considered the favorites? Or is it Oklahoma State or TCU? What about Kansas State or Baylor? All six teams should be in the middle of the Big 12...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
News
If you could have any national sports broadcasting job in sports, what would it be? Do you want to be at the games and travel all over the country? Do you want to be a studio host with a more stable work schedule? Do you want to become extremely...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
News
Last night, Adam Rosales of Oakland launched an apparent game-tying home run in the ninth inning at Cleveland only to have it ruled a double by the umpiring crew. After reviewing the call via replay, the umpiring crew, led by Angel Hernandez,...
Charlie Miller
1 year ago
News
The Clemson Tigers are a proud program that has had some excellent decades — see the 1980s — as well as some times of struggle (1992-2010). But this is a program with loads of potential, committed fans, a great gameday atmosphere and has tasted...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
News
Wisconsin had three different quarterbacks make a start last season. Maryland transfer Danny O’Brien was thought to be the answer, but he struggled early in the year, which prompted the coaching staff to turn to Joel Stave. The former walk-on...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
News
The 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup circuit heads to venerable Darlington Raceway for the Bojangles’ Southern 500 on Saturday evening. To help guide you through the 2013 Fantasy NASCAR season, Athlon Sports contributor Geoffrey Miller will be...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
News
Denny Hamlin’s much-discussed return to the seat of his Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Camry became an afterthought at Talladega once Brian Vickers climbed into the seat and provided Hamlin with a paltry 10 points thanks to a crash-caused 34th-place...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
News
To suggest that any player, athlete, coach or driver in any sport after just a few seasons is a lock to make the Hall of Fame is ridiculous. But it is always fun to look at guys who have had instant success and try to extrapolate long-term...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
News
With Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska and Northwestern each deserving of consideration for the No. 1 spot, the Big Ten Legends Division should be one of the most competitive conference title races in college football. Nebraska won the Legends...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago

Pages