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April 26th (4.26) is being promoted as HEMI Day by Mopar Parts and Chrysler in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the legendary 426 HEMI engine. 1964 was a watershed year for motorsports as well as the Chrysler Corporation and its engine that would...
Vito Pugliese
3 months ago
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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, a return to 2013 "scene of the crime," winless...
Geoffrey Miller
3 months ago
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BYU Cougars
Bronco Mendenhall enters his 10th season as the BYU head coach and his fourth as the head coach of an independent program. Scheduling has been more difficult for the Cougars since leaving the Mountain West both in terms of ironing out opponents and...
Braden Gall
3 months ago
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Alabama Crimson Tide stadium
Future schedules are a hot topic in the SEC. With the creation of college football’s four-team playoff postseason format, most BCS teams have beefed up the non-conference schedule in order to improve the resume.While improved non-conference...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
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Athlon’s Braden Gall and David Fox split up A-Day duties, spending time at Auburn and Alabama through each school’s spring game.At Auburn, the fan base (and athletic director) is enjoying the rebound, but Gus Malzahn is busy at work...
David Fox
3 months ago
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St. Louis Rams
 The NFL has little control over the schedule.The rotation of crossover divisional opponents is set in stone years in advance and the six divisional games won’t change unless the league expands. Really, the NFL can control two games per...
Braden Gall
3 months ago
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Peyton Manning
As the most popular and profitable American sport, the NFL would love for you to believe that every game on its 2014 schedule is “must see.” But as any knowledgeable fan knows, that’s just not true. To help you cut through the...
Mark Ross
3 months ago
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Pete Carroll
When the 2014 NFL season kicks off on Sept. 4, Seattle will open at home against Green Bay. Fortunately there will be no replacement referees in sight at CenturyLink Field that Thursday night, as the Seahawks begin their journey toward becoming the...
Mark Ross
3 months ago
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Brett Hundley
With six teams expected to be ranked in the preseason polls, the Pac-12 should provide plenty of must-see games during 2014.On paper, the South Division appears to be a three-team race between Arizona State, UCLA and USC. Arizona is slightly behind...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
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Big Ten Football
Scheduling in college football is all that matters. Sure, coaching, rosters and even a little bit of luck play bigger roles in determining championships in the NCAA ranks.But scheduling in college football plays as big a role as any of those other...
Braden Gall
3 months ago
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Jamison Crowder
The ACC Coastal should be one of the toughest divisions to predict in 2014. After all, Duke won the league with a 6-2 conference record last season and three teams finished tied at 5-3 just behind the Blue Devils.Considering how close the top six...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
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Welcome to the Athlon Rookie Report, where each week David Smith will evaluate the deepest crop of new NASCAR Sprint Cup Series talent since 2006. The Report will include twice-monthly rankings, in-depth analysis, Q&A sessions with the drivers...
David Smith
3 months ago
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Arkansas new football uniform 2014
After a disappointing 3-9 record in Bret Bielema’s first season at Arkansas, the Razorbacks are hoping for bigger and better things in 2014.And what better way to build momentum for 2014 than the release of new uniforms and logos?It seems...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
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T.J. Yeldon
2013 was the year of the quarterback in the SEC. The league featured standouts in AJ McCarron, Johnny Manziel, Aaron Murray, Zach Mettenberger, James Franklin and Connor Shaw.But heading into 2014, the SEC is a league searching for answers at...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — For a fan base not always known for its sense of perspective, the Alabama faithful seem to be taking the events of the last four months well.A-Day at Tuscaloosa was 140 days since Auburn ended Alabama’s bid to win...
David Fox
3 months ago
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Auburn Tigers
AUBURN, Ala. — Abby Lemons had no idea what she was getting herself into when she decided to go to Auburn.She came to Auburn in part because of the football atmosphere two years ago, but morale on campus was at an all-time low when she was a...
Braden Gall
3 months ago
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Gary Patterson
Despite owning one of the Big 12’s top defenses last season, TCU finished with its worst record under Gary Patterson. The Horned Frogs finished 4-8 overall and just 2-7 in Big 12 play.The main culprit of last season’s four-win mark was...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
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Nate Sudfeld
Under coach Kevin Wilson, Indiana has made steady progress over the last three years. The Hoosiers went 1-11 and winless in Big Ten play in 2011, but Indiana improved to 4-8 in 2012.Wilson continued his improvement project in Bloomington in 2013,...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
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AUBURN, Ala. — Gus Malzahn is not one to waste time. His offense and track record are testaments to that.He’s also not likely to get too wrapped up praising his first-team offense that put up 58 points in the spring game, in part on the...
Braden Gall
3 months ago
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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The last two Alabama quarterbacks couldn’t be missed in Tuscaloosa for the spring game. Greg McElroy spent time with the ESPNU broadcast crew, and AJ McCarron marked his spot in the Walk of Fame in a pregame ceremony....
David Fox
3 months ago
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Washington Huskies new uniforms
It’s a new era in Seattle, as Chris Petersen was hired away from Boise State to replace Steve Sarkisian. Petersen is regarded as one of the top coaches in the nation, so it’s no surprise there is plenty of excitement around the program...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
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Nick Saban
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — For a day or so, two of the most beloved Tennessee sports figures were in the state of Alabama.Bruce Pearl, of course, is the new coach at Auburn. And now Peyton Manning and Nick Saban are trading football tips.Ick.Athlon...
David Fox
3 months ago
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Alabama is coming off the kind of disappointing season most teams would envy.The Crimson Tide were No. 1 and undefeated until Nov. 30 and reached the Sugar Bowl. But the glaring number here is 0-2, as in losses to Auburn and Oklahoma to finish the...
David Fox
3 months ago
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Texas Longhorns
Oklahoma and Baylor are considered the favorites in the Big 12 for 2014, but Kansas State and Texas aren’t too far behind.The Wildcats and Longhorns both finished 8-5 last season, but Texas held a two-game edge in conference play.Texas...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
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Christian Hackenberg
The Big Ten isn’t particularly deep at quarterback this season, but there’s plenty to like at the top.Ohio State’s Braxton Miller takes the No. 1 spot in the quarterback rankings, and the senior is expected to be one of the...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago

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