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The AFC North was fueled with bitter rivalry games and gritty play in 2015. The Cincinnati Bengals and Pittsburgh Steelers were strong playoff teams, whereas the Baltimore Ravens and Cleveland Browns sat comfortably at the bottom of the standings...
Brad Spielberger
7 months ago
Leonard Fournette
The best collection of talent in college football resides in the SEC. While the conference is short on proven quarterbacks for 2016, ranking the top 25 players headed into spring practice is no easy assignment considering the talent on defense and...
Steven Lassan
7 months ago
Kris Bryant
Real live baseball is here. Spring training games are starting this week throughout camp in Florida and Arizona. That means manager and GMs are evaluating their lineups and rotations, which players will fill the final spots on the 25-man...
Athlon Sports
7 months ago
Ndamukong Suh
Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots secured the AFC East title for the seventh year in a row in 2015, but their divisional competition was certainly much improved from years past. Defense seemed to be the focus last offseason, as...
Brad Spielberger
7 months ago
Deshaun Watson
The ACC enters 2016 as a conference on the rise. Both Clemson and Florida State have made appearances in the College Football Playoff over the last two years, and both teams are positioned for another run next fall. But the league’s overall...
Steven Lassan
7 months ago
 Fans in East Lansing, Mich., and Norman, Okla., have something in common — they’re spoiled. The last year or so has been a great time to pull for Michigan State or Oklahoma. In football and men’s basketball, the...
David Fox
7 months ago
Max Scherzer
Real live baseball is here. Spring training games are starting this week throughout camp in Florida and Arizona. That means manager and GMs are evaluating their lineups and rotations, which players will fill the final spots on the 25-man...
Athlon Sports
7 months ago
Todd Gurley
One of the best divisions in the NFL, the NFC West will look to continue their tradition of big, physical defenses. Arizona and Seattle figure to continue to lead the way, although both have some work to do this offseason. With the Rams...
Brad Spielberger
7 months ago
Deshaun Watson
Coming off a historic 2015 season, Clemson has one goal in mind when it begins spring workouts – a national championship. After falling just short against Alabama for the national title, the Tigers hope to get back to the College Football...
Steven Lassan
7 months ago
The Pac-12 is generally considered the top all-sports conference in college athletics. Stanford alone has won the NACDA Directors’ Cup every year since 1994-95. The top three schools in the 2014-15 Directors’ Cup all came from the...
David Fox
7 months ago
Da'Shawn Hand
The SEC has a never-ending stockpile of defensive talent, and the next wave of stars is poised to emerge with spring practice just around the corner for all 14 teams. Alabama defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick, LSU defensive end Arden Key and Auburn...
Steven Lassan
7 months ago
In some ways, the Big Ten could argue it has become the best combined football-basketball conference in recent years. True, the conference has produced just one football championship since 2002 and no basketball championships since 2000. But...
David Fox
7 months ago
Gary Patterson
After a 12-1 record in 2014 and a No. 3 finish in the final Associated Press poll, TCU opened 2015 as one of the favorites to claim a spot in the College Football Playoff. But the Horned Frogs hit a few speed bumps along the way, as injuries and...
Steven Lassan
7 months ago
Seth Russell
Baylor’s promising 2015 season and playoff hopes were derailed by key injuries, but the Bears finished the year with an impressive 49-38 victory over North Carolina in the Russell Athletic Bowl. Behind an explosive offense and the big-...
Steven Lassan
7 months ago
Not long ago, one SEC program could easily claim having the best football-basketball coaching tandem in the nation. From 2006-08, Urban Meyer and Billy Donovan won four national championships for Florida. Eight years later, Meyer and Donovan...
David Fox
7 months ago
Jameis Winston
With the Denver Broncos securing Super Bowl 50 another NFL season is in the books. It’s never too early to look ahead to next year, starting with the 2016 NFL Draft April 28-30. Carolina has won the NFC South each of the past three seasons...
Brad Spielberger
7 months ago
At this point last season, we ranked Oklahoma as the top coaching duo in the Big 12. It was a pretty easy call. Although the football program was coming off an 8-5 season, Bob Stoops presided over a program that won 10 games or more nine times...
David Fox
7 months ago
Aaron Rodgers
The NFC North was a much tighter division than a lot of people would have predicted going into the 2015 campaign. Each team certainly has lots of room for improvement as we look ahead to 2016. Minnesota and Green Bay both made the playoffs,...
Brad Spielberger
7 months ago
It’s hard to feel bad for former Nebraska Cornhusker and current Dallas Cowboy Randy Gregory. His recent actions are nothing new and they may end his NFL career sooner rather than later. Last Friday, the NFL passed down a four-game...
Brandon Cavanaugh
7 months ago
J.J. Watt
The 2016 NFL Scouting Combine is set for Feb. 26-29 in Indianapolis. The unofficial kick off to draft season, the Combine serves as the first opportunity for invited players to make a strong first impression on the team that may ultimately end...
Athlon Sports
7 months ago
Few would argue that Duke is college basketball royalty. Even fewer would argue that one coach is the primary reason Duke is among the bluest of the blue bloods. At the same time, few would argue that Duke is one of the toughest jobs in...
David Fox
7 months ago
Have you ever wished that a know-it-all pundit could put his money where his mouth is and actually see how difficult it is to run a professional baseball team? Ben Lindbergh of FiveThirtyEight.com and Sam Miller of Baseball Prospectus —...
Mitch Light
7 months ago
Jose Bautista
As pitchers and catchers report this week in Florida and Arizona, Athlon Sports will preview every team in Major League Baseball. Outlooks for every team and so much more information, including rosters, advanced stats and anonymous scouting...
Athlon Sports
7 months ago
Chris Archer
As pitchers and catchers report this week in Florida and Arizona, Athlon Sports will preview every team in Major League Baseball. Outlooks for every team and so much more information, including rosters, advanced stats and anonymous scouting...
Athlon Sports
7 months ago
Miguel Sano
As pitchers and catchers report this week in Florida and Arizona, Athlon Sports will preview every team in Major League Baseball. Outlooks for every team and so much more information, including rosters, advanced stats and anonymous scouting...
Athlon Sports
7 months ago

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