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Gunner Kiel
The calendar has turned to June and college football fans who keep one eye on Las Vegas already have win totals to chew on for the upcoming season. While the Power 5 conferences receive their share of attention, here is a look at how the American...
Matt Josephs
2 months ago
No more signing day. No more spring practice. All that stands between you and college football season are the long summer months. Luckily, Athlon can help you fill that college football void and prepare for the 2015 season. Here’s...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
Seattle Seahawks Founded 41 Years Ago Today
Forty-one years ago today in 1974, the NFL granted Seattle a team as part of the expansion process that brought the league from 26 to 28 teams. They joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that year in the NFL and began playing in the 1976 season....
Josh Hamburger
2 months ago
While the Cleveland Cavaliers have been at the center of attention, it was their neighbors, the Indians, who took over social media last night. In an AL Central matchup with the first-place Kansas City Royals, the social media team channeled their...
Josh Hamburger
2 months ago
Blackhawks right winger Kris Versteeg wasn’t even supposed to be playing in game one of the Stanley Cup Finals. On Monday he had his first child, and he hadn’t played since Game 3 of the Conference Finals on May 21. However,...
Josh Hamburger
2 months ago
Jauan Jennings
Tennessee fans are well aware of what returning starting quarterback Joshua Dobbs brings to the table. But what about the trio of talented freshmen that will be joining Dobbs on The Hill this fall? Related: Tennessee Volunteers 2015 Preview...
Rob McVey
2 months ago
Down 6-1 in the sixth inning, Cubs right fielder Junior Lake blasted a home run deep to left field. Filling in for an injured Jorge Soler, the unassuming batter flipped his bat a bit much and trotted around the bases to collect his...
Josh Hamburger
2 months ago
Ezekiel Elliott
The Big Ten is a conference on the rise. Ohio State is the defending national champion, Michigan State has won at least 11 games in four out of the last five seasons, and with new coaches at Penn State (James Franklin) and Michigan (Jim Harbaugh)...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Kareem Hunt
The MAC is known for its high-scoring offenses and midweek games, but more attention should be paid to the depth of this league for 2015. Northern Illinois has dominated the MAC in recent years, claiming five consecutive appearances in the...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Although the Golden State Warriors enter the NBA Finals as the favorites over the Cleveland Cavaliers, recent history between the two teams sides with Lebron James. The King should have plenty of reasons to feel optimistic about the upcoming...
Josh Hamburger
2 months ago
Rafael Gaglianone
Wisconsin’s Rafael Gaglianone is taking trick shots by kickers to a new level. On Wednesday, the Badgers kicker posted a video attempting a field goal, while his holder keeps the ball upright by using his nose. Needless to say,...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
College football is an unpredictable sport, which, naturally, makes life interesting for those of us in the business of trying to evaluate what’s going to happen next. The preseason top 25 is a starting point as much as it is a...
David Fox
2 months ago
Bryce Harper has recently garnered all the baseball attention for his dominant month of May. But it’s his teammate from Little League, Joey Gallo, who took center stage last night for the Texas Rangers.  Young power hitters have...
Josh Hamburger
2 months ago
The SEC is in a two-year drought for national championships, but this league still holds the top spot among college football conferences. Nine SEC teams appear in Athlon’s top 25 projections for 2015, including all seven teams from the West...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Brandon Doughty
Conference USA is a slightly behind the Mountain West and American Athletic in the pecking order for Group of 5 conferences. However, Conference USA had a team (Marshall) in the running for one of college football’s top bowl games last year,...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
ACC Football
When putting together Athlon Sports' college football magazine and preseason Top 25 each year, a huge part of the process is scheduling. Non-conference games, crossovers, home-road splits and timing all play a role in determining order of...
Braden Gall
2 months ago
People Don't Want Caitlyn Jenner to Win an ESPY
Caitlyn Jenner formally introduced herself, and it caused the internet to explode. The whole Twitter-verse was consumed with talking about the former Olympic-winner-turned-empowered-woman. ESPN responded in their own way by announcing Jenner...
Jasmine Watkins
2 months ago
Donnel Pumphrey
It’s a new year, but there’s a similar theme for the Mountain West in 2015. Boise State is once again the favorite to win the league crown, as the Broncos have a good chance to run the table and finish unbeaten this year. But Boise...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Cody Kessler
The Pac-12 has closed the gap on the SEC in recent years, but the conference is looking for its first national championship since 2004. 2015 will be an interesting setup in the Pac-12, as Oregon and USC will be national title contenders, but no...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Justin Fuente
Last season was a good one for the 40-and-under crowd in college football. Three of the four offensive coordinators in the College Football Playoff were under the age of 40 at the start of the season — Ohio State’s Tom Herman...
David Fox
2 months ago
UAB Blazers
Just six months after UAB announced its football team would be disbanded following the 2014 season, the Blazers are set to return to FBS competition. School president Ray Watts announced the decision to reinstate the football program on Monday...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Jimmie Johnson 2015 FedEx 400 Dover International Speedway
The Monster Mile was known just as much for a monstrous meeting this weekend as it was for on-track competition. Saturday night, NASCAR spoke with nine drivers privately, a constructive conversation but facing the reality they’ve got the...
Tom Bowles
2 months ago
Gunner Kiel
The American Athletic Conference has seen its share of changes recently, but this league should have more stability entering 2015. There’s a solid 12-team lineup in place with the addition of Navy, and the American Athletic Conference will...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Big 12 Football
When putting together Athlon Sports' college football magazine and preseason Top 25 each year, a huge part of the process is scheduling. Non-conference games, crossovers, home-road splits and timing all play a role in determining order of...
Braden Gall
2 months ago
Dalvin Cook
The ACC enters 2015 as a league in transition. No team from this conference was projected to make the college football playoff in Athlon Sports’ rankings for the upcoming season, and there’s a loss of star power with the departure of...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago

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