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Recent years have brought an influx of impact football coaches into the Pac-12 — Rich Rodriguez, Todd Graham and Jim L. Mora have all taken their schools to new heights. Mark Helfrich and David Shaw picked up where their predecessors...
David Fox
3 months ago
Tony Stewart
For weeks he didn’t want to leave his house. Merely rising out of bed was a challenge. He didn’t want to see friends, family or any familiar faces. Mostly, he just wanted to be left alone — alone to deal with his despair, his...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
Kevin Harvick No. 4
Up until 2014, Kevin Harvick’s place in NASCAR lore was simple: “The man who replaced Dale Earnhardt.” Called into service a year ahead of schedule following the sport’s most horrific tragedy, Harvick was owner Richard...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
Joey Logano No. 22
Joey Logano’s been termed the “best thing since sliced bread” for a decade now, but 2014 was the year he finally earned that label. Logano, who had three career wins entering the season, won five times and went all the way to...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
J.J. Watt
The 2015 NFL Scouting Combine is underway in Indianapolis, as this year’s crop of prospects takes the first step in the job interview process leading up to the draft (April 30-May 2). While opinions on the value of the “Underwear...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
Urban Meyer
For several years, the Big Ten has had a roster of basketball coaches that could rival only the ACC. Now, the league is working to make sure its roster of football coaches rivals only the SEC. Names like Tom Izzo, Bo Ryan, John Beilein...
David Fox
3 months ago
Jeff Gordon No. 24
Jeff Gordon’s season was lost in a matter of moments — but boy, what a season it was. His four wins were the most he had posted in a single year since his dominant 2007 campaign, and his 10.4 average finish was the best among all...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
Dale Earnhardt Jr. No. 88
The driver known to legions of race fans simply as “Junior” turned 40 in 2014, but Earnhardt appeared rejuvenated. With four victories, he doubled his total with Hendrick Motorsports and completed his best season across the board in a...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
Rob Manfred
Teams have started to report to spring training in Florida and Arizona, which means the 2015 MLB season has officially begun. Opening Day is still six weeks away, but here are 15 storylines to whet your appetite between now and then. 1. He...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
Carl Edwards No. 19
This season, it’s championship or bust for Carl Edwards. That NASCAR’s most natural pitchman has lofty expectations in plain view for 2015 isn’t much of a surprise. Optimism and external motivation are hallmarks of Edwards...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
Deshaun Watson
College football’s spring practice session is already underway for some teams, which means the countdown to the 2015 season can officially start. Quarterback play is always under a microscope and several playoff or conference title...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
Step back five years and the list of football-basketball coaching tandems in the ACC looks pretty crazy. That Mike Krzyzewski is the basketball representative at Duke probably makes sense, but what about the Blue Devils having a successful...
David Fox
3 months ago
Justise Winslow
It’s not just you: The Duke-North Carolina rivalry is played a little later these days. The two Tobacco Road foes meet for the first time on Feb. 18 this season. Last year, they didn’t meet for the first time until Feb. 20. Compare...
David Fox
3 months ago
Ohio State’s quarterback situation will be one of the nation’s most intriguing battles to watch this offseason. Out of the trio competing for the No. 1 spot – Cardale Jones, Braxton Miller and J.T. Barrett – Jones is...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
Seton Hall suspended guard Sterling Gibbs for two games for throwing a punch at Villanova’s Ryan Arcidiacono while fighting for a loose ball during the Wildcats’ 80-54 win Monday. Gibbs was ejected for a flagrant foul for the...
David Fox
3 months ago
Matt Kenseth No. 20
Predicting where Matt Kenseth will end up at the end of this season isn’t easy after the results he’s turned in during the past two years. But there is good news buried inside that confusion: Even if Kenseth replicates the worst of his...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
Opening Day is less than two months away. Just keep repeating that, Boston Red Sox fans. Maybe it will help warm the soul. After one look at Fenway Park, though, maybe not. Boston is enduring its snowiest month on record, and not even...
David Fox
3 months ago
Kyle Busch No. 18
Kyle Busch demands perfection from the racecar and has no qualms about ratcheting up the pressure on his crew chief to make that happen. It’s understandable that Busch has a periodic revolving door of team leaders, a merry-go-round that...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
Each year, the NFL drafts players in the first round based entirely on the NFL Scouting Combine or Pro Day workouts. To be considered a combine bust a player must fit three criteria: 1. They were average college players2. They performed...
Braden Gall
3 months ago
The television ratings for the NFL Network's broadcast of the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine were up 60 percent compared to 2010. In fact, the 2015 rendition will start a day earlier — Friday through Monday — in an...
Braden Gall
3 months ago
Bruce Pearl
The SEC in general is regarded as the nation’s most football-mad conference. That much is true, but no longer is that coming at the expense of basketball. Football coaches in the league generally will have among the highest salaries in...
David Fox
3 months ago
Michigan freshman basketball player Austin Hatch will receive the U.S. Basketball Writers Association Most Courageous Award for 2015 for his perseverance in the face of unthinkable adversity. If you haven’t heard about Hatch’s...
David Fox
3 months ago
Projecting how high school athletes might perform on the college and pro level is difficult enough. Now, Rivals.com will monitor at least two sixth graders for the first time in the history of the site. In a post last week about a camp in...
David Fox
3 months ago
Kyle Larson
Kyle Larson won the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year, wheeling his No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet SS to a higher top-10 finish rate (47.2 percent) than what Richard Petty (42.9) and Jeff Gordon (36.7) did during their freshman...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
Kyle Larson No. 42
A year ago, there were a lot of questions about Kyle Larson’s readiness and ability. Was he too young, at age 21, to drive in Sprint Cup? Did his track record — he was winless in the Nationwide Series — warrant a promotion? Was...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago

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