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Tommy Tuberville
We all know the Gunner Kiel story — he was a high-profile recruit that led a short, yet illustrious career at Columbus East High School (IN), verbally committed and de-commited to both Indiana and LSU, signed with Notre Dame and then...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
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Predicting the success of college football coaches on a year-to-year basis is nearly impossible. There’s a baseline of results and history to use, along with a program track record, but good coaches can raise the profile of a team in a short...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
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Previewing the Best Five College Football Games of Week 1
Dear college football, please don’t screw up this first weekend.Week 1 features its fair share of power teams playing other power teams, but we’re not quite sure the first week is going to be the most competitive.We’ve waited all...
David Fox
1 month ago
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Dorial Green-Beckham
Oklahoma and receiver Dorial Green-Beckham received some bad news on Friday, as the NCAA denied the former Missouri standout’s request for immediate eligibility in 2014.Green-Beckham will sit out 2014 due to NCAA transfer rules and will be...
Steven Lassan
1 month 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, as the circuit hits Bristol Motor Speedway for the Irwin...
Geoffrey Miller
1 month ago
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Nick Foles
In the high-speed world of Chip Kelly football — where players are encouraged to get nine hours of sleep a night, drink their individually engineered energy shakes without question and endure eardrum-slicing music during “training...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
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Ray Rice
Instead of dismissing a substandard season as an aberration, the Ravens have devoted considerable resources to trying to regain their former status as an annual playoff squad. One year after winning the Super Bowl, the Ravens missed the playoffs,...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
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Jimbo Fisher
College football’s 2014 season is slated to begin on Wednesday, Aug. 27, and the first playoff format of the FBS concludes on Jan. 12 with the national championship game. And with kickoff right around the corner, it’s time to finalize...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
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Randy Gregory
The Big Ten may have slipped slightly in terms of conference pecking order over the last couple of seasons, but there’s no shortage of talent returning to the league in 2014. Of course, the season-ending shoulder injury to Braxton Miller...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
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Big 12 Football
Visit Football Study Hall to get in-depth team previews, advanced stats and features for the 2014 season .Baseball has sabermetrics. Basketball has KenPom’s efficiency rankings. What does football have? When it comes to advanced...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
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Alabama Crimson Tide
You need to know which games you can’t miss in 2014? Here is a comprehensive list of the Top 50 must-see college football games of the year. Set the DVR now. 1. Auburn at Alabama (Nov. 29)Not only are in-state and conference...
Braden Gall
1 month ago
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Jameis Winston
Florida State snapped the SEC’s reign of dominance by defeating Auburn 34-31 in the national championship last season, and the Seminoles are set for another run at the title in 2014. Quarterback Jameis Winston headlines a deep roster,...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
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Andy Reid
The “nuclear” option — removing Scott Pioli as general manager and Romeo Crennel as coach and jettisoning the entire stable of quarterbacks — turned the Kansas City Chiefs into Godzilla in 2013, a Cinderella with teeth. The...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
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Jay Cutler
A year ago Bears general manager Phil Emery and new coach Marc Trestman spent the offseason rebooting an offense that was one of the NFL’s worst. The results were impressive. The Bears jumped from No. 28 to No. 8 in total yards, from No...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
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Oregon State Beavers
Visit Football Study Hall to get in-depth team previews, advanced stats and features for the 2014 season .Baseball has sabermetrics. Basketball has KenPom’s efficiency rankings. What does football have? When it comes to advanced...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
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Jameis Winston
Ranking the best college football players in the nation is an impossible task, but that’s exactly what Athlon Sports has set out to do with the start of the 2014 season less than 10 days away. Florida State’s Jameis Winston takes...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
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Eddie Goldman
Every college football team has personnel issues heading into the 2014 season. But some teams have roster concerns with national title implications. Whether it’s a quarterback battle, an open spot at defensive tackle or cornerback, every...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
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Michigan State Spartans
Braxton Miller’s season-ending shoulder re-injury might be the biggest piece of offseason personnel news in all of college football this year. It likely makes the Michigan State Spartans the team to beat in the Big Ten, and, when it...
Braden Gall
1 month ago
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Louisville Cardinals
Conferences don’t win championships, teams do. Nowhere is this more evident than in the ACC. Florida State is so far ahead of the league that a good majority of the best games in this league won’t be conference games. Notre Dame...
Braden Gall
1 month ago
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Jahlil Okafor
A year after Duke had one of the most versatile players in the country in No. 2 overall pick Jabari Parker, the Blue Devils will have a different kind of stud freshman who seems destined for a high draft pick.Jahlil Okafor won’t be the jack-...
David Fox
1 month ago
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Le’Veon Bell
Mike Tomlin all but reached for a red challenge flag before interrupting a question on the Steelers trying to return to the playoffs after consecutive 8–8 seasons. “Getting to the postseason is not my goal,” the Steelers head...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
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Luke Kuechly
The Carolina Panthers shocked almost everyone with their success in 2013 — a 12–4 regular season, an NFC South championship, their first playoff berth in five years and a slew of postseason awards.To maintain and increase that success,...
Athlon Sports
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month ago
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The NFL season is two weeks away. The college football season is a week away.That means this week high school football has the spotlight to itself. ESPN will air a handful of featured national games this weekend as a kickoff to the Friday Night...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago

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