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Amari Cooper
The annual matchup between Alabama and LSU is one of the SEC’s must-see games every year, and 2014 is no different, as both teams rank among the top 15 nationally. There’s more at stake on Saturday night for the Crimson Tide after...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Michigan State Spartans
A 5-4 record last week got me into the black for the season and I am going to screw it all up this week by picking the six massive national showdowns. I will toss in a few top picks, as usual, but this week is too big not to take a shot at...
Braden Gall
1 month ago
Jahlil Okafor
College basketball is down one superstar freshman, but the game, as usual these days, won’t lack for electrifying first-year talent. Point guard Emmanuel Mudiay opted to play professionally in China rather than navigate the NCAA...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Jost Pastner
Whether it’s football or basketball, recruiting is a wild game. So much so that we wouldn’t mind listening to a basketball assistant and a football assistant swap stories from the road. Certainly, both would have their share. ...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Mark Dantonio
Entering Saturday, one of the themes for Michigan State and Ohio State will be the differing character of the two programs. One program features a classic dropback quarterback while the other runs the spread through a pass-run threat. One...
David Fox
1 month ago
College Football
 Hosts Braden Gall and Steven Lassan preview the big games of Week 11. Huge showdowns in East Lansing, Fort Worth, Norman, Salt Lake City, Baton Rouge and Tempe highlight a critical weekend in college football. We pick every big game...
Braden Gall
1 month ago
Andy Dalton
Tonight’s battle for Buckeye State supremacy is by far the most nationally relevant matchup between the Cleveland Browns (5-3) and Cincinnati Bengals (5-2-1) since the expansion Browns returned to the league in 1999 and will be must-see TV on...
Rob Doster
1 month ago
Tyler Murphy
Florida State’s Thursday night victory over Louisville garnered most of the attention last weekend in the ACC, but the conference had three games decided by a touchdown or less, including Duke’s critical win over Pittsburgh in overtime....
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Finally. A Big Ten game with national import. For weeks, the season has been pointing toward Ohio State-Michigan State as the game of the year in the Big Ten, perhaps overshadowing the conference title game. Indeed, the stakes have been...
David Fox
1 month ago
Kansas State Wildcats
All offseason long, the Big 12 pointed to Nov. 8 as its season-defining weekend, featuring a showdown of epic proportions that will likely decide the league championship and a possible College Football Playoff berth. We all just thought...
Braden Gall
1 month ago
Utah Utes
Three contenders have huge showdowns in Week 11 out West, two of which will be on the road. Oregon, after abusing Stanford, must travel to Utah while UCLA, after totally shutting down Arizona, must travel to Washington. Elsewhere, out in the...
Braden Gall
1 month ago
Anthony Jennings
The annual Nick Saban vs. Les Miles showdown highlights the Week 11 slate in the SEC. Elsewhere, Georgia looks to get back on track against Kentucky; struggling Texas A&M visits red-hot Auburn; and Florida hopes to make it two straight SEC wins...
Mitch Light
1 month ago
Cameron Wake
Jacksonville is in London to play Dallas, but this time the Jaguars’ opponent doesn’t lead off Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Defense/Special Teams Rankings for Week 10. The Cowboys do check in at No. 3, but this week’s top...
Mark Ross
1 month ago
Jimmy Graham
He’s not leading the way anymore, but Jimmy Graham has looked much more like his usual self recently, which is why he is back atop Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Tight End Rankings for Week 10. Rob Gronkowski is the top scoring TE in...
Mark Ross
1 month ago
Mike Evans
Wide receiver depth will be tested once again with six teams on bye, but Antonio Brown continues to pace the position in fantasy points and also leads off Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings for Week 10. While Brown has a...
Mark Ross
1 month ago
Andre Ellington
DeMarco Murray saw his record streak of 100-yard games come to an end, but the NFL’s leading rusher retains his position atop Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Running Back Rankings for Week 10. The Cowboys are in London to face the...
Mark Ross
1 month ago
Ben Roethlisberger
Tom Brady won his most recent head-to-head showdown with Peyton Manning, but that’s not enough to knock the reigning MVP from his spot atop Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Quarterback Rankings for Week 10. For one, Brady is on bye this...
Mark Ross
1 month ago
Steven Hauschka
The numbers may not jump out, but Seattle’s Steven Hauschka remains a reliable starting fantasy option, as he checks in near the top of Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Kicker Rankings for Week 10. Hauschka is currently 10th among...
Mark Ross
1 month ago
Taylor Kelly
The last time Arizona State was on this kind of stage, coach Todd Graham exited Sun Devil Stadium using words like “atrocious” and “pathetic.” More than a month after the 62-27 loss to UCLA, Graham still calls that...
David Fox
1 month ago
Chris Johnson
One monster bye week down, one to go, or at least that’s a way to describe the fantasy landscape as we enter Week 10 of the NFL season. The good news is that Atlanta, Buffalo, Chicago, Detroit, Green Bay and Tennessee all return to action...
Mark Ross
1 month ago
Blake Sims
College football’s new playoff format has added a layer of intrigue to the regular season. While finishing in the top two – just like the old BCS format – is important, two additional teams have a chance to win the national title...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Michigan State Spartans
The original reality TV show is sports. No contrived setting where seven strangers living in a house or one bachelor searching for love can match the excitement the Iron Bowl delivered last fall. The beauty of college football lies in its...
Braden Gall
1 month 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
1 month ago
TCU Horned Frogs
Athlon Sports has formed a Heisman Trophy committee. Each week, we will ask 13 members of the national college football media to rank their top candidates for the Heisman Trophy. Each voter will rank their top five candidates, with each first-...
Braden Gall
1 month ago
Ryan Boatright
Here’s the burning question about the 2014-15 UConn Huskies: Are they still hungry? Shabazz Napier called his team the Hungry Huskies during the post-national championship celebration at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, in April....
Athlon Sports
1 month ago

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