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Six years ago, I sat through a Fontana raceday in what’s been termed the never-ending rain delay. After constant mist all weekend caused water to seep out of the asphalt, wrecking Dale Earnhardt Jr., among others, the race was mercifully...
Tom Bowles
1 year ago
Texas Longhorns
A new era has begun in Austin.Like other coaching changes at Michigan, Tennessee and Florida State, Charlie Strong takes over a powerful but dormant blue-blood program. The Longhorns boast the most powerful athletic department in college athletics...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Hutson Mason
Injuries and a struggling defense derailed Georgia’s East Division title hopes last season. But with a full offseason to recover from last year’s ailments, combined with the addition of Jeremy Pruitt as the team’s defensive...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
After six days, the field of 68 has been whittled to 16, but some of the absences seem more notable than who is left.No more undefeated Wichita State. No more Doug McDermott. No more teams from North Carolina or Kansas.Streaks ended but some others...
David Fox
1 year ago
John Calipari
Anointed as the No. 1 team entering the season thanks to the best recruiting of all time, maybe Kentucky needed to be the underdog to unlock its potential.The Wildcats entered a game against undefeated Wichita State with seven seed lines separating...
David Fox
1 year ago
Cleanthony Early
Some of the best storylines in the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament will be settled in the final day before the Sweet 16.Wichita State’s first game of the season against a national power will be a big one as the Shockers face the...
David Fox
1 year ago
Archie Miller
Jordan Sibert and Dayton had more to conquer that defeating Ohio State.After a nail-biting finish, Dayton defeated Syracuse 55-53 to reach the Sweet 16 for the first time since 1984.A bubble team entering the Atlantic 10 Tournament, 11th-seeded...
David Fox
1 year ago
Rick Pitino
Louisville handled the best shot from a coach who knew what the Cardinals were going to do before they did it. In the next game, Louisville handed the champions of the Atlantic 10, a league with six NCAA bids, its worst loss of the season....
David Fox
1 year ago
Luke Hancock
If Thursday brought chaos, Saturday is the aftermath.The first full day of the NCAA Tournament brought four overtime games, three double-digit seeds advancing and two title teams in trouble.Saturday is what’s left, starting with a Florida...
David Fox
1 year ago
Dunk City may have only been an appetizer.The same league that sent Florida Gulf Coast to the NCAA Tournament last year also provided the biggest upset so far when 14th-seeded Mercer took out Duke in the round of 64.Mercer joined Lehigh, VCU and...
David Fox
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, Denny Hamlin’s return to Fontana, a sport’s...
Geoffrey Miller
1 year ago
Florida Gators
There is no secret what is wrong with the Florida Gators. The offense has been horrendous.Florida scored 14 rushing touchdowns and 11 passing touchdowns a year ago en route to what is arguably the worst season in school history on the football...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Auburn Tigers
Gus Malzahn had quite a first year at Auburn.Not only did he become just the third first-year coach to win the SEC championship, he also produced the greatest turnaround in SEC history. From winless to within seconds of a BCS national championship...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Vince Young
Other than the SEC, the Big 12 is the only league in the nation that brags two different national champions during the BCS Era.Texas and Oklahoma dominate this league unlike two teams in any other league in the nation. Fifteen of the top 25 players...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Mike Krzyzewski
The NCAA Tournament began in earnest Thursday with three double-digit seeds advancing, four overtime games and two national championship contenders looking mighty vulnerable.All in all, a fairly eventful day.Maybe Friday’s games will be just...
David Fox
1 year ago
The first night of the NCAA Tournament brought one of the biggest upsets of the day, the biggest collapse and an upset avoided.Here’s what you may have missed.Most clutch performance: Luke Hancock, LouisvilleLuke Hancock was the NCAA...
David Fox
1 year ago
Patric Young
The early session in Orlando displayed two scores not uncommon for a No. 1 seed against a No. 16 and a No. 8 against a No. 9.Pittsburgh, though, looked like the top seed in the region while No. 1 Florida looked more like a team that slogged through...
David Fox
1 year ago
Wesley Saunders
Tommy Amaker’s remake of Harvard basketball continued as the Crimson defeated No. 6 seed Cincinnati 61-57 for Harvard’s second NCAA Tournament win in two seasons.Harvard upset No. 3 seed New Mexico last season in the Crimson’s...
David Fox
1 year ago
Thanks, Dayton.Only one game into Thursday and the amount of people crowing about a billion dollar bracket has been slashed to a minimum.Dayton defeated Ohio State 60-59 for the first upset of the NCAA Tournament, sending off a deluge of people...
David Fox
1 year ago
Jimbo Fisher
Florida State closed out the BCS era with a dominant 14-0 final record and a victory over Auburn in the national championship game. Not only was the win over the Tigers the Seminoles’ first title since 2000, it finally put to rest whether...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Navy commander in chief ring
Navy started its spring practice on March 17 looking to earn its 10th Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy in 12 years.To help the team with motivation and showcase some of the past success, Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo tweeted out a picture of a ring...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Darren McFadden
The SEC is the king of the college football world. In particular, it dominated the BCS Era.The Southeastern Conference won nine of the 16 BCS national titles and four of the last six Heisman Trophies. Additionally, the SEC also claims five Thorpe...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Brutus Buckeye
One of the greatest sports weekends of the year arrives Thursday at noon Eastern, and while we can’t tell you where to find truTV (program guide, folks), Athlon Sports can guide you through the day in March Madness.The day starts with an All-...
David Fox
1 year ago
The Athlon Sports Cover 2 Podcast took a quick break from college football spring football previews to quickly delve into college basketball.Before delving into picks for every game in the NCAA Tournaments, co-hosts Braden Gall and David Fox give...
David Fox
1 year ago
Penn State Nittany Lions
Bill O’Brien was exactly what Penn State needed.He was an outsider who kept the program together and, more importantly, competitive during the worst scandal in NCAA history. In the face of horrific sanctions, not only did O’Brien...
Braden Gall
1 year ago

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