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College Football
 Hosts Braden Gall and Steven Lassan preview the big games of Week 10. The Pac-12 has a full slate of interesting games, Auburn-Ole Miss and the Cocktail Party highlights another great SEC schedule, Gameday is in Morgantown and who really...
Braden Gall
1 month ago
Cam Newton
A surface glance at this matchup between the New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers would indicate that a boring clash of NFC mediocrities is in store, as the NFL Network takes over “Thursday Night Football” broadcasts. But a look at...
Rob Doster
1 month ago
Mark Weisman
“Two weeks until Ohio State-Michigan State” may as well be the theme for this Saturday in the Big Ten. A nice way to put this week would be to call it a table-setting Saturday. Northwestern and Iowa meet in an important game to set...
David Fox
1 month ago
Oregon Ducks
The Pac-12 is getting no respect from the Playoff Committee. Oregon isn’t ranked in the top four and one-loss teams Arizona, Arizona State and Utah rank significantly down the list of one-loss teams (No. 12, No. 14 and No. 17...
Braden Gall
1 month ago
The Nos. 3 and 4 teams in the initial College Football Playoff selection committee’s rankings get together in Oxford this weekend. The winner will stay in the thick of the SEC West race; the loser is probably out of the Playoff race....
Mitch Light
1 month ago
Big 12 Football
The release of the first College Football Playoff rankings revealed some interesting statements about the Big 12. No. 7 TCU is ranked well ahead of No. 13 Baylor despite losing to the Bears. Kansas State, the Big 12's lone remaining...
Braden Gall
1 month ago
Duke Johnson
The ACC’s Week 10 slate isn’t filled with top 25 matchups, but there’s plenty of intrigue in games that should help determine which team wins the Coastal Division in 2014. Miami took a step forward in the division with a win over...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Jameis Winston
Florida State puts its 23-game winning streak on the line on Thursday night, as the Seminoles travel to Louisville for a key ACC showdown. The Cardinals are 6-2 in their debut season in the ACC, but Florida State is easily their toughest opponent...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Jeremy Maclin
Several familiar faces are missing from Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings for Week 9 because of the bye situation. Six teams are taking this week off, which means some fantasy owners may be digging a little deeper into...
Mark Ross
1 month ago
Mark Ingram
Lots of firepower sitting on the sidelines with six teams on bye, but there are still some pretty big weapons atop Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Running Back Rankings for Week 9. Leading off our list is Arian Foster, who led all backs in...
Mark Ross
1 month ago
Justin Tucker
Points will probably be aplenty in New England, but Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Kicker Rankings for Week 9 gives top billing to a guy who will be toiling in the Steel City on Sunday night. Justin Tucker, who nailed a 50- and 53-yard field...
Mark Ross
1 month ago
Ben Roethlisberger
Six teams are on bye, which means every team that is playing is represented in Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Quarterback Rankings for Week 9. Of course, the emphasis is on the names at the top, which starts with Peyton Manning. The reigning...
Mark Ross
1 month ago
Justin Houston
Not to pick on Jacksonville, but there’s a reason its opponent leads off Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Defense/Special Teams Rankings for Week 9. To put it simply, the Jaguars are allowing an average of 17 fantasy points per game (...
Mark Ross
1 month ago
Rob Gronkowksi
After a vintage performance last week, there’s a familiar face atop Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Tight End Rankings for Week 9. Rob Gronkowski abused Chicago’s defense, catching nine passes for 143 yards and three touchdowns in...
Mark Ross
1 month ago
Todd Gurley
Georgia running back Todd Gurley will be eligible to return to the lineup on Nov. 15, after the NCAA handed down its ruling into his reinstatement case. Gurley was suspended from the team prior to the Oct. 11 contest against Missouri due to...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Texas A&M hopes to rebound from a 59-0 loss to Alabama with an easy win over ULM this Saturday.And to help the Aggies win in style, the program has unveiled throwback uniforms for Saturday’s game against the Warhawks.These uniforms are a...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
College Football
The initial College Football Playoff rankings were released amid a sea of anti-SEC sentiment and swirling ESPN conspiracy theories. Gasp, four of the top six teams hail from the SEC.  Why did this happen? Because the SEC and ESPN...
Braden Gall
1 month ago
Florida State Seminoles
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
Oregon Ducks
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
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
Delon Wright
Utah coach Larry Krystkowiak is not interested in celebrating any checkpoints or milestones in his rebuilding of the program. The Utes clearly are making progress as Krystkowiak enters his fourth season, but he’s not declaring the project...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Norman Powell
When Steve Alford was chosen to replace longtime coach Ben Howland in April 2013, the hire didn’t exactly have UCLA fans jumping for joy. Howland, after all, had taken the Bruins to three straight Final Fours in the past decade and was fresh...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Brandon Ashley
The Pac-12 hierarchy can be somewhat predictable. Arizona and UCLA usually find their way at or near the top. Washington State and Oregon State generally land at or near the bottom.  Those trends figure to continue in 2014-15 with...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
The first rankings by the College Football Playoff selection committee followed the mainstream sentiment with three SEC West teams in the top four. The only mild surprise was the three teams included. Auburn debuted at No. 3 despite a single...
David Fox
1 month ago
Derrick Henry
The race to claim one of college football’s four playoff spots is officially in the home stretch. Week 10 is the first Saturday in November, leaving little time for teams to solidify their case as a playoff contender.The playoff committee...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago

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