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James Conner
The ACC loses some of its star power from 2014, but the league still returns plenty of household names and players ready to challenge for All-America honors. And even though the 2015 college football season is still a few months away, but it’...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Auburn Tigers
The rest of the country doesn’t want to believe it but it’s true. The Pac-12 has elevated itself into national prominence. The Big Ten is the reigning national champion and has added serious coaching cache over the last few seasons...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Gunner Kiel
The American Athletic Conference should have a contender (or two) for the top spot among Group of 5 leagues for the right to play in one of college football’s top bowl games. And this league has added stability with the addition of Navy,...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Quinten Dormady
Tennessee fans are well aware of what returning starting quarterback Joshua Dobbs brings to the table. But what about the trio of talented freshmen that will be joining Dobbs on The Hill this fall? Related: Tennessee Volunteers 2015 Preview...
Rob McVey
1 year ago
James Franklin Penn State office lion
Penn State coach James Franklin has a new and rather interesting addition to his office. On Friday, a fan gave Franklin a taxidermied Nittany Lion. The school’s official Twitter account provided a few images, and Franklin seems to be...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
With so many great batters in the MLB, most pitchers spend countless time and effort in perfecting their craft. They understand their strengths and weaknesses, especially when it comes to facing right- and left-handed batters. Pat Venditte,...
Josh Hamburger
1 year ago
Luke Ferguson Arkansas State
Wisconsin’s Rafael Gaglianone recently set the standard for new trick shots by kickers by attempting a field goal while his holder kept the ball upright with his nose. And now, Arkansas State’s Luke Ferguson is taking this to a...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
NBA players rarely get wide-open shots. Even less often they choose not to take them. In Game 1 of the NBA Finals, Golden State center Andrew Bogut did exactly that, confusing the commentators and the crowd.  Following a steal, Steph...
Josh Hamburger
1 year ago
How is LeBron James not the MVP every year? Steph Curry is probably one of the greatest shooters of all-time, like many have written over the last week, and a very deserving MVP winner. James Harden would have been totally acceptable as well....
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Fredi Knighten
The Sun Belt has seen its share of membership changes due to conference realignment in recent years. But as the 2015 season approaches, the Sun Belt has some stability with its 11-team membership. Appalachian State and Georgia Southern...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Trevone Boykin
The Big 12 ended 2014 with a debate about whether or not Baylor or TCU was the league’s best team. That conversation will continue into 2015, as the Bears and Horned Frogs are the favorites to win the league this season, and both teams are...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Gunner Kiel
The calendar has turned to June and college football fans who keep one eye on Las Vegas already have win totals to chew on for the upcoming season. While the Power 5 conferences receive their share of attention, here is a look at how the American...
Matt Josephs
1 year ago
No more signing day. No more spring practice. All that stands between you and college football season are the long summer months. Luckily, Athlon can help you fill that college football void and prepare for the 2015 season. Here’s...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Seattle Seahawks Founded 41 Years Ago Today
Forty-one years ago today in 1974, the NFL granted Seattle a team as part of the expansion process that brought the league from 26 to 28 teams. They joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that year in the NFL and began playing in the 1976 season....
Josh Hamburger
1 year ago
While the Cleveland Cavaliers have been at the center of attention, it was their neighbors, the Indians, who took over social media last night. In an AL Central matchup with the first-place Kansas City Royals, the social media team channeled their...
Josh Hamburger
1 year ago
Blackhawks right winger Kris Versteeg wasn’t even supposed to be playing in game one of the Stanley Cup Finals. On Monday he had his first child, and he hadn’t played since Game 3 of the Conference Finals on May 21. However,...
Josh Hamburger
1 year ago
Jauan Jennings
Tennessee fans are well aware of what returning starting quarterback Joshua Dobbs brings to the table. But what about the trio of talented freshmen that will be joining Dobbs on The Hill this fall? Related: Tennessee Volunteers 2015 Preview...
Rob McVey
1 year ago
Down 6-1 in the sixth inning, Cubs right fielder Junior Lake blasted a home run deep to left field. Filling in for an injured Jorge Soler, the unassuming batter flipped his bat a bit much and trotted around the bases to collect his...
Josh Hamburger
1 year ago
Ezekiel Elliott
The Big Ten is a conference on the rise. Ohio State is the defending national champion, Michigan State has won at least 11 games in four out of the last five seasons, and with new coaches at Penn State (James Franklin) and Michigan (Jim Harbaugh)...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Kareem Hunt
The MAC is known for its high-scoring offenses and midweek games, but more attention should be paid to the depth of this league for 2015. Northern Illinois has dominated the MAC in recent years, claiming five consecutive appearances in the...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Although the Golden State Warriors enter the NBA Finals as the favorites over the Cleveland Cavaliers, recent history between the two teams sides with Lebron James. The King should have plenty of reasons to feel optimistic about the upcoming...
Josh Hamburger
1 year ago
Rafael Gaglianone
Wisconsin’s Rafael Gaglianone is taking trick shots by kickers to a new level. On Wednesday, the Badgers kicker posted a video attempting a field goal, while his holder keeps the ball upright by using his nose. Needless to say,...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
College football is an unpredictable sport, which, naturally, makes life interesting for those of us in the business of trying to evaluate what’s going to happen next. The preseason top 25 is a starting point as much as it is a...
David Fox
1 year ago
Bryce Harper has recently garnered all the baseball attention for his dominant month of May. But it’s his teammate from Little League, Joey Gallo, who took center stage last night for the Texas Rangers.  Young power hitters have...
Josh Hamburger
1 year ago
The SEC is in a two-year drought for national championships, but this league still holds the top spot among college football conferences. Nine SEC teams appear in Athlon’s top 25 projections for 2015, including all seven teams from the West...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago

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