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Just as a sprint is different from a marathon, winning in the NCAA Tournament is different from winning during the regular season. Seeding, luck, clock management and style of play all seem to be magnified during March Madness. And all of it...
David Fox
2 months ago
First, our sincere condolences for anyone who isn’t able to sneak away from work on Thursday or Friday to take in one of the greatest days in the sports calendar.With 16 games, 32 teams to follow in one day is tough enough with multiple...
David Fox
2 months ago
Kevin Harvick CampingWorld.com 500 Phoenix International Raceway
Kevin Harvick dominated the race at Phoenix, leading 224 of 312 laps while dealing with perhaps one minor challenge (Jamie McMurray) en route to the checkered flag. That, in itself was expected as Harvick has now won four races in a row out in the...
Tom Bowles
2 months ago
Anthony Grant
Moments after Florida dispatched of Alabama in the SEC tournament, Gators coach Billy Donovan launched into a full-fledged defense of Anthony Grant’s job status at Alabama. Grant is a former Donovan assistant, but the Gators coach...
David Fox
2 months ago
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — If Willie Cauley-Stein were not a Kentucky basketball player, he’d try to find a way to the arena where Kentucky is playing its next game. “If I was people in the world, I’d want to see it,...
David Fox
2 months ago
Chris Petersen
Washington coach Chris Petersen was already planning on a quarterback battle this spring, but the outlook for the Huskies’ starting job was slightly altered with the announcement Cyler Miles would not participate in spring practice. According...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
The endgame of the NCAA Tournament is to crown a champion, but let’s face it: The first four days are all about the upsets. The Valpos, Florida Gulf Coasts, Mercers, Lehighs and Bucknells are as much a part of the March Madness fabric as...
David Fox
2 months ago
Tulane is adding a new jersey and helmet to its uniform rotation for 2015. While the new gear hasn’t been officially announced by the school, images are already circulating of the Green Wave’s new jerseys and helmets. The black...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
The day after Selection Sunday is not a great time to get caught up on the college basketball season. As you start to fill out NCAA Tournament brackets for your pools, Athlon Sports did some of the homework for your basketball cram session....
David Fox
2 months ago
Now that Selection Sunday is over, it's time for March Madness to kick into high gear. It's that time of year when everyone —even your IT guy and Midge in accounting — starts caring about college basketball. Most...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Kentucky skipped the tradition of cutting down nets after it won the SEC tournament championship Sunday. Instead, team managers cut down nets after Kentucky’s 78-63 win over Arkansas and brought it to the locker...
David Fox
2 months ago
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Ever since Memphis missed critical free throws in the 2008 national championship game against Kansas to send the game to overtime — a game and title the Jayhawks eventually won — free throw shooting has been...
David Fox
2 months ago
Poor, poor Stony Brook. The Seawolves latest attempt to reach their first NCAA Tournament ended in the most cruel way. Albany’s Peter Hooley hit a 3-pointer with 1.6 seconds left to give the Great Danes a 51-50 win in the America...
David Fox
2 months ago
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Auburn may be staring down the most lopsided final score in the SEC tournament. If that’s the way Saturday’s semifinal plays out, it will be the most one of the meaningful blowouts in the history of Auburn...
David Fox
2 months ago
Bob Huggins
The shooting woes of the 2015 West Virginia basketball team are very well documented by anyone that follows the Mountaineers and has left head coach Bob Huggins searching for answers. After the Mountaineers' gut-wrenching loss to Baylor in the...
Jeremy Simon
2 months ago
Madison Bumgarner
When it became clear that the Giants wouldn’t catch the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West, they held a team meeting. The message: Just find a way to play baseball in October, and the rest would take care of itself. By this point, who would...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
DeMarco Murray
The Philadelphia Eagles signed not one, but two running backs on Thursday as DeMarco Murray and Ryan Mathews became the latest pieces added to Chip Kelly’s ever-changing puzzle. Combined with holdover Darren Sproles. Kelly definitely doesn...
Mark Ross
2 months ago
Andrew Cashner
It was shaping up to be another ho-hum winter for the Padres when first-year general manager A.J. Preller changed the complexion of the team with a dizzying series of blockbuster trades in just more than a week in mid-December. After eight seasons...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
Clayton Kershaw
The Dodgers are hoping to find out what happens when ‘Moneyball’ gets big money. Two years of record payrolls and high-profile acquisitions did just what they were supposed to do — regain credibility for the franchise after...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
Troy Tulowitzki
The Rockies endured their fourth straight losing season. Their 96 defeats were eight more than in 2013 and two shy of the franchise record. A regime change resulted. General manager Dan O’Dowd turned down a contract extension and resigned. So...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
Paul Goldschmidt
The Diamondbacks are rebooting, and it is hard to blame them. The wall-to-wall changes began with the hiring of Hall of Fame manager Tony La Russa as chief baseball officer last May, and also include new GM Dave Stewart, new director of baseball...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
Joey Bosa
The national perception of the Big Ten shifted at the end of the 2014 season thanks to Ohio State’s national championship and Michigan’s hire of Jim Harbaugh as the program’s new coach. While the Ohio State-Michigan rivalry is...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
College basketball, especially this time of year, is all about mismatches. In general, that means a power forward with quickness or a big guy who can step out to take a 3. With 351 teams in college basketball, the sample size leads to...
David Fox
2 months ago
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Let’s get weird, NCAA selection committee. In one day, the SEC lost probably one and perhaps two teams in consideration for the NCAA Tournament. Texas A&M lost 66-59 to an Auburn team that won four SEC games...
David Fox
2 months ago
Dak Prescott
The SEC hasn’t won a national title in the last two seasons, but this conference is still the best in the nation. And the two-year drought certainly won’t last much longer with the talent flowing to the 14 teams over the last few years...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago

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