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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
2 weeks 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
2 weeks 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
2 weeks 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
2 weeks 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
2 weeks ago
Gus Malzahn
Incoming freshmen usually steal the spotlight on college football’s signing day, but there’s no shortage of intrigue and potential surrounding the junior college recruits that may have inked signed in December. While the transition...
Steven Lassan
2 weeks ago
The Big 12 academic year has been an experiment in contrasts in recent years. In football, new powers have taken over with Baylor, TCU and Oklahoma State claiming championships since 2011. Yet in basketball, the old guard — the only...
David Fox
2 weeks ago
Toomer’s Corner at Auburn looks more familiar these days. Alabama fan Harvey Updyke Jr. poisoned oak trees at Toomer’s Corner in 2010, leaving the memorable location looking quite different after the trees were removed in 2013....
Steven Lassan
2 weeks ago
Separating facts from fiction during the run-up to the NFL Draft is tough enough. Now, we’ve got to contend with bad Photoshops, or at least optical illusions. Someone posted a photo of a tubby-looking Jameis Winston on Twitter on...
Athlon Sports
2 weeks ago
Bobby Valentine
With MLB training camps set to open in Florida and Arizona, no doubt there are a few WAGs missing their sweethearts today. In honor of the Day of Love, we present the all-time Valentine’s Day lineup including Flowers, a Rose, Candy, a Cookie...
Charlie Miller
3 weeks ago
Hendrick Motorsports
Athlon Sports’ 2015 Racing magazine delivers full driver profiles as well as complete 2015 NASCAR coverage. Click here to order your copy today!The 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup season revs up with the Daytona 500 on Feb. 22. Here's how...
Athlon Sports
3 weeks ago
Rafael Nadal
Sometimes athletes have to make their own luck. Or at least that’s what these guys think they’re doing. On this Friday the 13th — a day when we’re all on the lookout for black cats in our paths or broken mirrors...
Rob Doster
3 weeks ago
Watch out, @TheOregonDuck, you’re about to have company as the best college  mascot on Twitter. @GoldyTheGopher is finding a fond place in our hearts — appropriately — this Valentine’s Day weekend with Valentines...
David Fox
3 weeks ago
Tony Stewart No. 14
Will the real Tony Stewart please stand up? In one corner, there’s the three-time Cup champion and certain Hall of Fame driver. In the other, there’s the guy who went winless for the first time in his career, en route to a nightmare no...
Athlon Sports
3 weeks ago
Denny Hamlin No. 11
Denny Hamlin walked into the Joe Gibbs Racing shop in December and noticed a change. As he was meeting with new crew chief Dave Rogers, Hamlin saw that yellow had largely replaced black on the cars and equipment for his No. 11 team. Even the hauler...
Athlon Sports
3 weeks ago
Last year, the SEC welcomed 72 early enrollees. Even the SEC has outdone itself this year, topping its own record with 82 early enrollees. It's a trend started mostly by the SEC and dominated by the SEC. There are countless benefits...
Braden Gall
3 weeks ago
Kevin Pangos
For better and worse, consistency explains Mark Few’s tenure at Gonzaga. Over the past 16 seasons, Few has amassed 427 wins, 15 consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, 13 conference regular season titles and 11 conference tournament...
Athlon Sports
3 weeks ago
Kasey Kahne No. 5
There’s an old adage in racing that says, “Sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good.” For Kasey Kahne, that motto perfectly sums up his most recent Sprint Cup campaign. Kahne was good, and he had fast cars, but the luck...
Athlon Sports
3 weeks ago
Ryan Newman No. 31
There are two ways to view Ryan Newman’s 2014 season, and both paint a picture of what 2015 could look like as Newman enters his second year driving for Richard Childress Racing. Statistically, it will go down as his best season ever in terms...
Athlon Sports
3 weeks ago
Le'Veon Bell
The New England Patriots’ reign as Super Bowl champions is just beginning, but for everyone else the focus has already shifted to the 2015 NFL and fantasy football seasons. The offseason work has really yet to begin, with free agency still...
Mark Ross
3 weeks ago
Clint Bowyer No. 15
More than a year removed from “SpinGate” — NASCAR’s biggest controversy in a decade — Clint Bowyer and Michael Waltrip Racing continue to spiral downward in performance. Bowyer’s Toyota team has gone from a...
Athlon Sports
3 weeks ago
At this time last year, the folks with the Wooden Award and Naismith Award could have started engraving Doug McDermott’s name on the national player of the year trophy. The Creighton forward started the season as one of the favorites and...
David Fox
3 weeks ago
Athlon Sports has averaged out the four major recruiting services — 247Sports, Rivals.com, Scout.com and ESPN — and created the Big Ten consensus team recruiting rankings for 2015. Here is what we learned: Lapping the...
Braden Gall
3 weeks ago
Former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian spoke with Athlon Sports Monthly and CBSSports.com college basketball columnist Gary Parrish in an exclusive March 2011 interview, detailing his career, his thoughts on current coaches and his bouts with the NCAA....
Athlon Sports
3 weeks ago
Kurt Busch No. 41
Kurt Busch is a little like cracking open a fortune cookie — you never know what you’re going to find inside. The 2014 season was a wild roller-coaster ride for the driver who joined Stewart-Haas Racing after spending two seasons in...
Athlon Sports
3 weeks ago

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