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Jahlil Okafor
How much Duke and Wisconsin can glean from their matchup in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge back in December may be negligible. Some tendencies and stylistic traits may be similar, but consider the personnel. In that meeting in Madison — an 80...
David Fox
3 weeks ago
Aroldis Chapman
It's Opening Day of the 2015 MLB season and the game's best closer over the past four seasons has been traded. On Sunday, Craig Kimbrel, a four-time All-Star who has racked up 185 saves since 2011, was traded by Atlanta to San Diego....
Mark Ross
3 weeks ago
Mike Trout
The American League champion has won just one of the past five World Series. Will the 2015 MLB season produce a different result for the Junior Circuit? Last season, the Kansas City Royals put an end to their 29-year playoff drought in dramatic...
Athlon Sports
3 weeks ago
Bryce Harper
Opening Day of the 2015 MLB season is here with the San Francisco Giants in place as defending World Series champions for the third time in the last five seasons. There is no lack of National League teams aiming to knock the Giants from their perch...
Athlon Sports
3 weeks ago
Every NCAA Tournament loss stings. When the loss marks the end of an attempt to go 40-0 and that team is Kentucky, well, the final defeat stings more than most. Kentucky guard Andrew Harrison had to apologize after his choice remarks...
David Fox
3 weeks ago
Kentucky guard Andrew Harrison apologized for obscene language directed toward Wisconsin center Frank Kaminsky caught on a live microphone during Saturday’s postgame press conference. After a question directed toward Karl-Anthony Towns...
David Fox
3 weeks ago
The most serious bid for 40-0 to date is complete and unsuccessful. At the hands of Wisconsin’s 71-64 win over Kentucky, the Wildcats will be merely the only team in college basketball history to go 38-0 in a season. That season ended at...
David Fox
3 weeks ago
Jahlil Okafor
As Kentucky lost its first game of the season Saturday night, the comparisons to the 1991 NCAA Tournament were apparent. That year, 34-0 UNLV, a team mthat like this year’s Kentucky seemed unstoppable. lost to Duke 79-77 in the Final...
David Fox
3 weeks ago
John Calipari
In many ways, Kentucky-Wisconsin isn’t a rematch. The coaches are the same, the jerseys are the same and many of the players are the same from the Wildcats’ 74-73 win in last year’s Final Four. But at the same time, these are...
David Fox
3 weeks ago
Mike Krzyzewski
Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski is trying to play coy that his team was not a Final Four contender from the start.  True, this was a Blue Devils team that lost three of six during a stretch in January, including a loss to Miami at home. But...
David Fox
3 weeks ago
President Woodrow Wilson Opening Day in 1916
Monday marks Opening Day of the 2015 MLB season, although the games actually begin with Sunday night’s matchup between the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. Whether Opening Day ever becomes an official national holiday,...
Mark Ross
3 weeks ago
Nebraska Cornhuskers
A new era of football begins in Lincoln this season as Mike Riley takes over at Nebraska. The Huskers boast the best roster in the division and could be considered the front-runner in the West. Since joining the Big Ten, Nebraska...
Braden Gall
3 weeks ago
For a sport that’s supposed to be in a state of crisis, college basketball has given us a doozy of a final weekend. Criticism of the sport has been almost as big as the season itself in 2014-15. The game is too slow. The final minutes of...
David Fox
3 weeks ago
Florida State Seminoles
The only thing worse than the NFL Combine is a pro day. It’s like the Combine but with home-field advantage. And no defense. Jameis Winston’s 2015 pro day was rather uneventful and did very little to change his stock as...
Braden Gall
3 weeks ago
Tennessee Volunteers
Expectations are soaring into the summer for the Tennessee Volunteers. Butch Jones has had as big an influx of young talent in the last two years as any team in the nation. Which is why so many might be quick to prematurely ...
Braden Gall
3 weeks ago
Jacob Coker
Quarterback is easily the position with the most pressure in any college football season. Whether it’s a quarterback fighting to keep a starting job, replacing a standout from the prior season or just looking to elevate their overall play,...
Steven Lassan
3 weeks ago
Kansas State Wildcats
Bill Snyder is a mad scientist when it comes to building a roster and developing talent. His challenge this offseason for Kansas State might be one of his biggest, however, as the Wildcats lose a glut of elite senior leaders. Will Kansas...
Braden Gall
3 weeks ago
Denny Hamlin 2015 STP 500 Martinsville Speedway
As NASCAR prepares for its Easter break, the mood around the garage had turned optimistic. Martinsville, long one of the circuit’s best tracks produced an excellent finish between Denny Hamlin and Brad Keselowski. After weeks of dominance by...
Tom Bowles
3 weeks ago
Oregon Ducks
For the second time in five seasons, Oregon came up 60 minutes short of a national championship. This time the Ducks have to rebuild without arguably the greatest player in the history of their program. Five starters are back on defense and...
Braden Gall
3 weeks ago
Let’s get one thing clear right away. There is no such thing as an “easy” schedule in the SEC. When putting together Athlon Sports' college football preview magazines each year, a huge part of the process is scheduling....
Braden Gall
3 weeks ago
Mike London
Coaching changes are a big part of any college football offseason. The 2015 carousel was relatively quiet with just 15 changes. However, from 2009-13, there were at least 21 coaching moves each year. While it’s too early in the season to know...
Steven Lassan
3 weeks ago
Nebraska Cornhuskers
 Hosts Braden Gall and Steven Lassan go in-depth with an early 2015 Big Ten conference preview. The Big Ten enters a season as a defending champ for the first time since 2002 and only the third time since 1968. However, could a...
Braden Gall
3 weeks ago
Myles Jack
UCLA is coming off back-to-back 10-win seasons for the first time since 1997-98 and 18 starters are back from a team that nearly won the Pac-12 South last year. Coach Jim Mora has reeled in four consecutive top 20 classes on the recruiting trail,...
Steven Lassan
3 weeks ago
With the volume of high-powered offenses and talent at the skill positions every year, it’s not easy being a defensive coordinator or a player on that side of the ball. However, there’s no shortage of standouts that emerge each season...
Steven Lassan
3 weeks ago
Miguel Cabrera
Your favorite team is down by a run in the bottom of the ninth. There is a runner at second base. There are two outs. And it's game seven of the World Series? Who do you want at the plate? Athlon Sports has polled 10 experts from...
Braden Gall
3 weeks ago

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