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Arkansas Razorbacks
The State of Alabama is the epicenter of college football.Alabama and Auburn have won either the SEC or BCS national championship in five consecutive seasons and have won the SEC West in five of the last six seasons. Needless to say, the Iron Bowl...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
As an unproven rookie in 2006, restrictor plate racing put Denny Hamlin on the map. A victory in the Bud Shootout, NASCAR’s exhibition to open the season, proved the catalyst for a freshman phenom who wound up third in the final point...
Tom Bowles
2 years ago
Mario Williams
The 78th annual NFL Draft opens Thursday night in Radio City Music in New York. The future of players and franchises will be decided over three intense days of phone calls, evaluations and, of course, plenty of booing.To get fans ready, Athlon...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
Alabama Crimson Tide
Dynasty is a word that gets tossed around all too liberally by fans and media members alike. However, there are periods of time in sports where the term is not only applicable but completely accurate.The NFL had the Packers of the 1960s, the...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
Taysom Hill
BYU returns 14 starters from last year’s 8-5 team, and with a favorable schedule, the Cougars could be poised to win 10 games for the first time since 2011.Quarterback Taysom Hill had a standout debut as BYU’s starter, throwing for 2,...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
1. Chase wild card available at Talladega, but still unlikely  No one logically would have put David Ragan and his Front Row Motorsports team as a lock to qualify for last season’s Chase for the Sprint Cup. But under NASCAR’s new...
Geoffrey Miller
2 years ago
Tyler Boyd
There are few certainties in the ACC this season. Florida State is expected to be selected by every preseason poll as the top team in the conference, with Clemson expected to be a clear No. 2 in the Atlantic. Louisville isn’t far behind the...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
John Calipari
The NBA draft early entry deadline has come and gone for college players. The last major recruit has picked his school. Transfers are starting to settle.In other words, teams are starting to have a better idea of their rosters for 2014-15.We last...
David Fox
2 years ago
Dallas Cowboys
Don’t believe anything you hear. Not at this time of the year. Not when it comes to the NFL Draft.Well, except for one voice. Before the NFL Draft each season, 31 NFL front offices are posturing, smoke-screening and undermining their way into...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
Steve Sarkisian
The Pac-12 had a quiet offseason in the coaching carousel, as Washington and USC were the only head coach jobs to open.After five years and a 34-29 record in Seattle, Steve Sarkisian was hired at USC. Sarkisian never coached a team that won more...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Over the past few seasons, when Athlon Sports sat down to predict our SEC East final standings there has been one factor that seems to have been the deciding factor.Scheduling.We caught a lot heat in 2011 when we picked the Georgia Bulldogs to win...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
Butch Jones
The SEC East isn’t as strong as the West in 2014, but this division features plenty of depth. Georgia, South Carolina and Missouri are considered the preseason favorites for the East title, but Florida should be improved with the addition of...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
The SEC is too big for one podcast, so our preseason rankings and debate series continues with the SEC East.As we start to break down the preseason rankings, we look at the trends that will shape the East. Missouri won the division a year ago and...
David Fox
2 years ago
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
2 years ago
Houston Texans
The Texans are in a great position.Houston has a roster that won the division and went to the playoffs just two seasons ago. It has the hot new quarterback guru running the ship now with new head coach Bill O’Brien. And it owns the No. 1...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
Everett Golson
Notre Dame has found stability and plenty of success under Brian Kelly, winning 37 games over the last four years and making an appearance in the BCS national championship after the 2012 season.The Fighting Irish navigated conference realignment...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Willie Cauley-Stein
John Calipari likes to make a big deal of NBA Draft day. That’s with good reason. No current coach has quite the track record he does of ushering players from college to the draft.This year, the early entry deadline was reason for celebration...
David Fox
2 years ago
Alabama Crimson Tide football
The future of scheduling in the SEC has been a hot topic in recent weeks, as the conference attempted to settle whether or not to stay with an eight-game conference slate each year.And after much debate among coaches, presidents and athletic...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Jeremy Hill
The running back is going the way of the dodo bird. The proliferation of the spread offense and pass-happy systems has all but eliminated the feature back from NFL game plans.In 2003, 13 NFL players carried the ball more than 300 times and 18...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
Brandon Connette
Fresno State has announced Duke quarterback Brandon Connette will transfer to the Bulldogs for the 2014 season. Connette is a graduate transfer and is eligible immediately.Connette’s mother is battling cancer, and the senior quarterback...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Jake Rudock
The Big Ten’s new 14-team and East/West Division alignment should provide for an intriguing 2014 season.The East Division is loaded with likely top-10 teams in Ohio State and Michigan, followed by Penn State and Michigan – two of...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
“Confidence comes not from always being right … but not fearing to be wrong.” – Peter T. McIntyre  I remember one of the first times I interviewed Saturday’s Richmond winner, Joey Logano. It was 2008 and he was...
Tom Bowles
2 years ago
As usual, Kentucky will have talent, and Kentucky will have guards.Now, Kentucky will have experience.On Friday, Andrew and Aaron Harrison announced they would return to Kentucky for their sophomore seasons, meaning only Julius Randle and James...
David Fox
2 years ago
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
2 years ago
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
2 years ago

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