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For Athlon Sports, the offseason is one of our favorite times of the year.Of course, we enjoy the season as much as any crazed college football fan, but the bread-and-butter for Athlon since 1967 has been helping readers prepare for the season,...
David Fox
2 months ago
The pressure is definitely intense during the NBA Finals, and it has been wearing down key players on both teams. Steph Curry is the latest victim of the moment, suffering from dehydration last night following Golden State’s win. The victory...
Josh Hamburger
2 months ago
Michigan International Speedway
Michigan and Mother Nature do not go hand in hand. A few years back, the two-mile speedway had its Sprint Cup race postponed not once but twice due to persistent summer rain showers. This year, the track saw its 200-lapper shortened, put out of its...
Tom Bowles
2 months ago
After winning the Super Bowl in dramatic fashion, with a seemingly improbable victory, Patriots owner Robert Kraft awarded his team with the biggest rings in NFL history. It is a small sum for an impressive victory and overall season, but nothing...
Josh Hamburger
2 months ago
The Kansas City Royals are currently dominating the All Star vote, and a lot of people are not happy about that. Seven players are slated to make the starting All Star team, potentially with more if this voting surge continues. To many, it may seem...
Josh Hamburger
2 months ago
Urban Meyer
Parking in spaces that are marked or designated for certain individuals is never a good idea. And it’s always a bad idea to block a college football coach in his parking spot. After all, most coaches work long hours and burn the midnight...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Athletes often pay homage to their colleges and love showing their support for them when they can. However, David Price seems to take it to another level with his support of Vanderbilt University, where his storied career led to him being drafted...
Josh Hamburger
2 months ago
It’s been a busy week for the MLB’s top prospects. Over just the past seven days, four of the league’s most anticipated players made their debuts, including Carlos Correa (SS, Astros), Byron Buxton (OF, Twins), Vincent Velasquez (...
Josh Hamburger
2 months ago
Matt Wells
Coaching in the college football ranks is no easy task. The pressure to win and produce at a high level is higher than ever before. And as a result of the pressure, programs can’t wait for five seasons to give a coach time to produce a...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
LSU Tigers
Music, like sports, sparks debate, creates discussion and can even lead to heated disagreements. But both are unquestionably a huge part of American culture. So Athlon Sports has decided to combine two of our favorite things — rock...
Braden Gall
2 months ago
North Carolina Tar Heels
Here are the most important and interesting stats you need to know about the ACC in 2015: 72.3%: That Boston College runs the ballAmong the leaders in the nation, Boston College ran the ball 72.3 percent of the time on offense. The Eagles ran...
Braden Gall
2 months ago
Bill Snyder
Cody Kirby engineered a 99-yard touchdown drive in the fourth quarter of a game against Kansas State five years ago that might not be memorable to most. Kirby was the senior quarterback of Missouri State in a game his team lost by 24 points. The...
David Fox
2 months ago
The AFC North was arguably the most competitive division in football last season, and it has been that way for the past several years. Cleveland was the only team that didn’t make the playoffs, while Cincinnati and Baltimore took wild card...
Josh Hamburger
2 months ago
Fredi Knighten
With a solid core of experienced quarterbacks and playmakers returning, the Sun Belt should provide plenty of intriguing matchups and offensive fireworks in 2015. Arkansas State’s Fredi Knighten is Athlon Sports’ first-team All-Sun Belt...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Trevone Boykin
Baylor and TCU ended 2014 at the top of the Big 12 standings, and the Horned Frogs and Bears begin 2015 as the favorites to win the league crown once again. Both teams are loaded with returning talent on both sides of the ball, as Baylor and TCU...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Tennessee Volunteers
The SEC West is the best division in college football. That was the case last year and again in 2015. The Pac-12 South is probably a close second with the Big Ten East quickly gaining momentum. But where does the SEC East rank? After...
Braden Gall
2 months ago
Jeremy Johnson
At most schools, the loss of a quarterback like Nick Marshall would be cause for concern. Marshall arrived at Auburn when the Tigers badly needed a revolution at the quarterback position. In the two years between Cam Newton’s Heisman...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
The Minnesota Twins have been pretty hot over the past month of baseball, but Torii Hunter was the hottest last night. After two straight strike calls, the latter that struck Hunter out, he immediately got into the umpire’s face to argue. He...
Josh Hamburger
2 months ago
During the summer of 2010, the college football world hinged on what Texas might do next. True, Nebraska had left for the Big Ten, Texas A&M and Missouri were soon to leave for the SEC, and the Pac-10 expanded to 12 teams. Yet for a time,...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
Five years ago this week, Nebraska became the first domino in a wave of conference realignment. The Cornhuskers broke from their traditional Big 8 roots and became the 12th member of the Big Ten. The move gave us the Legends and Leaders...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
This summer is the five-year anniversary of conference realignment that shook up college football. Nebraska announced in 2010 it would join the Big Ten. The dominoes of Utah and Colorado to form the Pac-12 followed that same summer. At the...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
Every college football fan knows that one person whose opinion changes of a friend or colleague as soon as they learn they’re a fan or graduate of a rival school. Perhaps you are that person. Let’s say you’re an Alabama...
David Fox
2 months ago
Connor Cook
Ohio State is the favorite to win college football’s 2015 national championship, and a quick glance at Athlon’s projected All-Big Ten shows how loaded coach Urban Meyer’s team is for this year. The Buckeyes place nine players on...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Blake Frohnapfel
The MAC should have plenty of offensive fireworks in 2015. There’s no shortage of talent at quarterback in this league, beginning with UMass’ Blake Frohnapfel, as the senior headlines Athlon’s 2015 All-MAC team. However, Bowling...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
For the first time since 2008, the Baltimore Ravens used their first two picks in the NFL Draft to select offensive players. In the first round, they took speedy wide receiver Breshad Perriman, who looks to fill in for Torrey Smith. With their...
Josh Hamburger
2 months ago

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