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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
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HOOVER, Ala. — South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier is generally the high point of SEC media day, always good for a quip, some perspective and maybe a little smack.Here are his greatest hits from the 2014 edition, touching on former...
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Earl Thomas
In the 2014 edition of Athlon Sports’ Pro Football preview, we called on Ourlads Scouting Services to rank the NFL’s best at every position on the field. When it comes to determining who is the best quarterback, running back, wide...
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Richard Sherman
One of the big developments of the 2013 NFL season was the emergence of Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman. He was not only a superior football player, but also a fixture in the headlines, making big plays and big noise. We caught up with the...
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Dana Holgorsen
West Virginia enters its third season in the Big 12 with plenty of work to do. The Mountaineers are just 6-12 in conference play over the last two years and finished 4-8 overall in 2013.Coach Dana Holgorsen is regarded as one of the top offensive...
Steven Lassan
1 week ago
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Bryce Petty
Baylor is coming off its first outright conference title since 1980. The Bears finished 11-2 last year, which included victories over Oklahoma and Texas, along with a 35-25 win over Kansas State in early October.The expectations at Baylor are on...
Steven Lassan
1 week ago
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LSU Tigers
Sure, we are all looking forward to Brett Hundley and Marcus Mariota battling it out for a potential playoff spot in mid-October. How about Bryce Petty visiting Trevor Knight for a Big 12 championship? I can’t wait for Braxton Miller’s...
Braden Gall
1 week ago
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Oregon Ducks team
It’s understandable that David Shaw would be somewhat conflicted when it comes to the Pac-12’s nine-game conference schedule. On the one hand, the fourth-year Stanford coach is a competitor, and there is something appealing about being...
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Rashad Greene
The middle of summer is upon us, and for many elite high school prospects, that means 7-on-7 competitions.If quarterbacks, receivers and running backs aren’t working on passing skeletons in their spare time, they’re probably at one of...
David Fox
1 week ago
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HOOVER, Ala. — In baseball, most pinch-hitters take their at-bat and head back to the dugout. It’s one hitter, one pitcher and the day is done.Auburn tight end C.J. Uzomah pinch hit for more than three hours, taking the best (and sadly...
David Fox
1 week ago
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SEC Media Day is here, and Athlon Sports is live from Hoover, Ala., to talk every team around the league. Day 1 started with comments from commissioner Mike Slive plus Auburn, Florida and Vanderbilt. On the docket for the first day was Mike...
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HOOVER, Ala. — Will Muschamp opened his meeting with the media in Hoover with an 11-minute filibuster, acknowledging the business of his future employment but still putting off any real questions.“There will be a lot of chatter about...
David Fox
1 week ago
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On paper, New Hampshire Motor Speedway should be one of the most exciting racetracks in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Just one mile in length, it’s the shortest oval NASCAR races on between the second week of June and Bristol in late August,...
Tom Bowles
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LeBron James has officially announced that he’s returning home to the great state of Ohio. Just like that, the tectonic plates that normally lie dormant at the foundation of the NBA have undeniably shifted, in doing so redesigning the...
Evan Buhler
1 week ago
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Nick Marshall
Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall was recently cited for possession of marijuana and was replaced at SEC Media Days by tight end C.J. Uzomah.Marshall’s citation raised questions about his status for Auburn’s opener against Arkansas on...
Steven Lassan
1 week ago
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Gus Malzahn
Auburn’s defense is expected to improve in its second year under the direction of veteran coordinator Ellis Johnson, but the Tigers have suffered their first setback of the 2014 season. Coach Gus Malzahn announced at SEC Media Days that...
Steven Lassan
1 week ago
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HOOVER, Ala. — Invoking quotes from Dwight D. Eisenhower, Winston Churchill and Nelson Mandela, SEC commissioner Mike Slive on Monday reiterated his goal to change the NCAA's legislative process granting more autonomy for the five power...
David Fox
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NaVorro Bowman
In the 2014 edition of Athlon Sports’ Pro Football preview, we called on Ourlads Scouting Services to rank the NFL’s best at every position on the field. When it comes to determining who is the best quarterback, running back, wide...
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College Football Playoff Trophy
There’s a new era upon college football in 2014. The BCS era ended with Florida State’s victory over Auburn in Pasadena, and the playoff era is set to begin at the end of this season.There are plenty of changes for the new format, which...
Steven Lassan
1 week ago
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Duke new jersey
The 2014 season represents the 25th anniversary of Duke’s ACC Championship team from 1989.To honor the 1989 team, Duke is making a few alterations to its jersey for the 2014 season.The Blue Devils recently unveiled three new (white, blue and...
Steven Lassan
1 week ago
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Seattle Seahawks
The Seattle Seahawks won't officially begin defense of their Super Bowl title until Sept. 4 when they host the Green Bay Packers in the opening game of the 2014 NFL regular season. However, the real work begins July 24 with the start of...
Mark Ross
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Bobby Petrino
Social media crackled with disbelief on the day word leaked that former University of Louisville football coach Bobby Petrino was in line to become the replacement for Charlie Strong at U of L last January. Talk-radio hyperventilated. Opinions...
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SEC Media Days kicks off today in Hoover, Alabama. While it can be quite burdensome to cover and navigate for the novice journalist — and is probably too big for its own good — SEC Media Days has become a...
Braden Gall
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Ali-Frazier. Manning-Brady. Magic-Bird. Mariota-Hundley? Okay, maybe I’m over doing it a bit. But as far as college football fans are concerned, there will be no bigger quarterback matchup in 2014 than when UCLA’s Brett Hundley and...
Braden Gall
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Bob Stoops
Bob Stoops fired surprising shots at the SEC last offseason, calling out the nation’s power conference and causing his sanity to be called into question in most corners of the country. “They’ve had the best team in college...
Athlon Sports
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