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Derek Carr
It’s been 13 seasons since the Raiders made the playoffs and that long since they finished above .500. Bill Callahan led them to an 11–5 regular-season record in 2002 and to Super Bowl XXXVII, where they were crushed by Tampa Bay and...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
At 39, after 17 years of absorbing blindside hits and carrying the weight and fate of two franchises on his shoulders, is it any surprise that Peyton Manning is tired? He’s tired, all right. Tired of answering all those questions about his...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
Alex Smith
The only team with wins over both the AFC and NFC champions on its résumé in 2014? That would be Andy Reid’s Kansas City Chiefs, who, despite a confounding slew of injuries and suspensions, tended to play up — or down — to just...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
Dez Bryant
Dez Bryant has been vocal his whole career, and now he’s not afraid to let it be known that he wants a lucrative, long-term deal with the Cowboys. However, holdouts during the offseason are hardly a rare occurrence, and players publicly...
Josh Hamburger
2 months ago
Miami Hurricanes
It's put up or shut up time in the ACC Coastal. In 10 years with two divisions, Miami has never played in the ACC title game. Neither has North Carolina or Virginia. In just two seasons, Pitt has yet to make a splash in their new home as...
Braden Gall
2 months ago
Jeremy Johnson
Who is Jeremy Johnson? We know he’s the next starting quarterback for the Auburn Tigers. He had an “outstanding spring” according to his head coach, Gus Malzahn. But most importantly he’s the next breakout star in...
Jason Hall
2 months ago
Bob Stoops
In the last two seasons, one Oklahoma team went 11–2 and upset Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. Another went 8–5 and got offensive coaches fired. According to the statistical profile, one of those teams was better and it wasn’t the one...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
Texas Longhorns
Big 12 expansion is the story that won’t go away. On Wednesday, Oklahoma president David Boren said, “I’m advocate of a 12-member Big 12.” And previously this summer, West Virginia athletic director Shane Lyons also...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
After one of the best stories of the summer last year in which Jackie Robinson West won the United States’ side of the Little League World Series, it was taken away for having ineligible players. After arguing for their case, they have filed...
Josh Hamburger
2 months ago
To little surprise, Cavaliers’ forward Kevin Love decided to forgo the final year of his contract in an effort for a better deal. Although he would have been paid over $16 million for the year, he will now enter free agency with the hopes of...
Josh Hamburger
2 months ago
Willie Cauley-Stein
A little more than a week has passed since the Golden State Warriors raised the Larry O’Brien Trophy as NBA champions, and it’s already time to start prepping for next season. On Thursday night, lives and basketball franchises will...
Jake Rose
2 months ago
Clemson Tigers
The Athlon Sports editorial staff agonized, argued and then settled on a number. It happens every year with certain predictions for the preseason magazines and the Top 25. In 2015, Baylor or TCU in the Big 12 was a huge debate. USC or Oregon...
Braden Gall
2 months ago
Most sports fans would agree that overtime is the most dramatic and exciting part of any game, should it come down to that. Hockey is unique in that if a game remains tied after overtime, it moves onto a shootout. However, there will soon be a...
Josh Hamburger
2 months ago
Josh Banderas
The terms “on the hot seat” or “under pressure” usually apply to quarterbacks and head coaches. After all, there’s an enormous amount of pressure on quarterbacks and coaches for any college football team. And...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Mason Rudolph
The overall unpredictability of a college football season is one of the main reasons to tune in each Saturday during the fall. While preseason predictions and rankings are often accurate and correctly project the amount of wins for specific teams,...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Just like last year, Athlon Sports' 2015 NFL Preview magazine includes NFL player rankings at every position. The rankings in the magazine are provided by Dan Shonka of Ourlads' NFL Scouting Services, a company that's been in the...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
Jadeveon Clowney
The AFC South was the weakest division in the AFC because of the horrendous seasons by the Jaguars and Titans, who both saw major setbacks last year. The Colts remained very consistent and dangerous, while the Texans moved from last place in 2013...
Josh Hamburger
2 months ago
Dabo Swinney
When the Clemson offensive coaches meet, Robbie Caldwell has to feel a little bit out of place, even if he has been coaching the Tiger offensive line for four seasons. Leading the meeting is likely to be Jeff Scott or Tony Elliott, the program...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
While many have become outraged by the recent trend in All-Star voting, including players, fans, and experts alike, MLB Network’s Greg Amsinger seems to have come up with the best way yet. The idea is not necessarily original, but he thinks...
Josh Hamburger
2 months ago
While famous rapper Sean “Diddy” Combs has been involved in a fight at UCLA with a coach, the bigger sports story that seems to arise out of it comes from the coach involved, Sal Alosi. While most may not remember that name, he...
Josh Hamburger
2 months ago
On the weekend of the NFL Draft, Jack Miller was in Las Vegas. It was a previously scheduled trip with some college buddies to experience the whole Sin City thing after finishing their senior year at Michigan. There were the usual Vegas...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
Some people are crazy, but Jameis Winston seems to take it to a new level with his latest statement. During a rookie preview for the NFL, he exclaimed that he is most excited for his Week 3 matchup against JJ Watt and the Houston Texans. While most...
Josh Hamburger
2 months ago
Gronk loves the limelight, and he has never shied away from displaying how much fun he has. But he shockingly announced that he hasn’t spent any of the money he’s made on his NFL contract. Not even a single cent from it. Instead, he...
Josh Hamburger
2 months ago
Colin Kaepernick
After leading the 49ers to the NFC title game three times and the Super Bowl once in his first three years, Jim Harbaugh saw his reign in San Francisco end with a tumultuous, dysfunctional 8–8 season. Harbaugh says he was pushed out by 49ers...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
Jeff Fisher
Coach Jeff Fisher and general manager Les Snead walked into a mess in 2012, inheriting a franchise that lost 65 of 80 games from 2007-11 — an NFL record for futility over a five-year span. They brought the team back to respectability...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago

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