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No. 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
The statistics say Ricky Stenhouse Jr. endured a 2014 season that didn’t mesh with the lofty expectations that came with his move full-time to Sprint Cup racing after a pair of Nationwide Series titles in 2011 and ’12. The temptation is...
Athlon Sports
3 weeks ago
Aric Almirola No. 43
Entering his fourth full season at Richard Petty Motorsports, Aric Almirola is a believer that a low level of offseason turbulence — a rarity for the organization — is reason to believe that his team can keep moving forward in 2015....
Athlon Sports
3 weeks ago
No. 55 Brian Vickers
Brian Vickers became one of NASCAR’s feel-good stories of the 2013 season. He played the role of the comeback kid, the former young gun with a Nationwide Series title and Hendrick Motorsports on his résumé who overcame a near-fatal blood clot...
Athlon Sports
3 weeks ago
Oregon Ducks football
The battle at Oregon to replace quarterback Marcus Mariota was one of the biggest storylines set to unfold in college football’s spring practice, but coach Mark Helfrich found his answer on Monday with the announcement Eastern Washington...
Steven Lassan
3 weeks ago
Dean Smith
Dean Smith is one of the rare figures and perhaps the only figure who directly connects the birth of basketball to its modern era. Smith played at Kansas for Phog Allen, the “Father of Basketball Coaching” who played for the...
David Fox
3 weeks ago
Rex Ryan
For the second offseason in a row, seven NFL teams have hired new head coaches. Unlike last year, however, the most recent coaching carousel took a few unexpected turns. While Atlanta, Chicago and the Jets all fired their head coach on Dec. 29...
Mark Ross
3 weeks ago
Clemson Tigers
Athlon Sports has averaged out the four major recruiting services team rankings for the ACC — 247Sports, Rivals.com, Scout.com and ESPN — and created the ACC consensus team recruiting rankings for 2015. Here is what we...
Braden Gall
3 weeks ago
Tennessee Volunteers
The league’s coordinator carousel this offseason is another example of how things are just different down South. When it comes to coaching, there is no league in the nation more cutthroat than the SEC. The SEC has hired 14 new...
Braden Gall
3 weeks ago
The Ohio State-Michigan rivalry is among the best in college football, and the intensity between these two programs went up a notch since Jim Harbaugh arrived in Ann Arbor to return the Wolverines back to the Big Ten elite.   While these...
Steven Lassan
3 weeks ago
Revenge was the name of the game this week in college basketball. Not too long ago, the cracks appeared to be showing for teams like Duke, Villanova and Iowa State as they took key losses. A few weeks later, those losses now look like wake-up...
David Fox
3 weeks ago
Jim Boeheim
On Saturday, Syracuse will play its first meaningless game of the season. Wait, that’s not entirely true. The game means something for Pittsburgh, a team clinging to the NCAA Tournament fringe but more than likely host an NIT game. ...
David Fox
3 weeks ago
Mike Trout
The Super Bowl is over, which means the NFL season is complete and it’s almost time for baseball! Spring training will start up in two weeks in Florida and Arizona  with the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs set to open the 2015 MLB...
Mark Ross
3 weeks ago
Jay Wright
This weekend of college basketball may be a key lesson in the important of matchups in college basketball. Let’s start with Duke: A team that’s had trouble with stopping opposing guards. Notre Dame’s Jerian Grant knows first...
David Fox
3 weeks ago
Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott recently showed off an awesome tattoo celebrating the Buckeyes’ national championship win. And now a fan of Ohio State (Kevin Alexander) has added to the offseason artwork with an impressive tattoo of...
Steven Lassan
4 weeks ago
James Franklin
Don’t be that guy. Don’t be the old, stodgy curmudgeon who refuses to acknowledge that society moves forward. Don’t ignore facts, research and statistical data because of some longing for the days of the Wing-T and...
Braden Gall
4 weeks ago
Jim Mora
College football’s 2015 National Signing Day is officially in the books. Prospects from across the nation and for all 128 FBS programs inked a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday, which should provide all coaches with a good snapshot of...
Steven Lassan
4 weeks ago
Mike Riley
Recruiting is the basic blueprint for any college football program. And recruiting isn’t just a one-month exercise, as coaches are essentially on the trail all year for multiple classes. New coaches are often placed into a difficult...
Steven Lassan
4 weeks ago
Alabama Crimson Tide
It's starting to get boring — although, the 2015 recruiting national championship race was closer than it has been in years.  Steve Sarkisian and USC made a valiant push, landing big name after big name over the final 48 hours...
Braden Gall
4 weeks ago
Auburn Tigers
National Signing Day 2015 is (mostly) over and Alabama is once again the champion of the recruiting trail, according to ESPN and 247Sports. In fact, it's almost boring how good Nick Saban and Alabama has been at luring talent to Tuscaloosa,...
Braden Gall
4 weeks ago
Larry Brown
The NCAA Tournament can be something like a big family reunion, gathering names and faces we haven’t seen in years. As always, this year’s Tournament will have its share of long lost faces we may have had fond memories of in the...
David Fox
4 weeks ago
Billy Donovan
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — For most of Tuesday’s game at Vanderbilt, Florida coach Billy Donovan appeared to operate at a simmer. He spent stretches of the second half seated in his folding chair on the Florida bench at the baseline....
David Fox
4 weeks ago
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David Fox
4 weeks ago
Running back recruit Chris Warren had a hard time deciding between Washington and Texas on National Signing Day. So the high school senior used a coin flip to decide where he would spend the next four years of his collegiate career. Here...
Steven Lassan
4 weeks ago
On college football’s signing day, the term “big recruit” is always tossed around at all 128 FBS programs. That term could be used to describe a recruit that fills a huge need or someone that the program fought hard to hold onto...
Steven Lassan
4 weeks ago
College football’s National Signing Day always brings a few interesting moments from recruits as they decide where to continue their playing career for the next four years. Receiver Preston Williams signed with Tennessee on Wednesday and...
Steven Lassan
4 weeks ago

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