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Adrian Peterson
With the start of the 2014 NFL season quickly approaching, what better time to present the “final” version of Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Big Board (Top 280), right? If anything, the goal in the preseason as far as established...
Mark Ross
6 months ago
Sean Payton
The goal for the New Orleans Saints is a straightforward albeit difficult one: Secure home-field advantage in the postseason. Easier said than done in the brutally competitive NFC, which has produced four of the past five Super Bowl champions....
Athlon Sports
6 months ago
Andy Dalton
Three straight trips to the playoffs have produced nothing but disappointment, topped by last January’s 27–10 loss at home against San Diego. The Bengals have improved their record each of the last three regular seasons, going from 9...
Athlon Sports
6 months ago
Al Golden
The quarterback position has been a revolving door for Miami this offseason, but coach Al Golden ended the carousel by naming true freshman Brad Kaaya the starter for the Week 1 matchup against Louisville. While Golden’s decision to name...
Steven Lassan
6 months ago
Tommy Tuberville
We all know the Gunner Kiel story — he was a high-profile recruit that led a short, yet illustrious career at Columbus East High School (IN), verbally committed and de-commited to both Indiana and LSU, signed with Notre Dame and then...
Athlon Sports
6 months ago
Predicting the success of college football coaches on a year-to-year basis is nearly impossible. There’s a baseline of results and history to use, along with a program track record, but good coaches can raise the profile of a team in a short...
Steven Lassan
6 months ago
Previewing the Best Five College Football Games of Week 1
Dear college football, please don’t screw up this first weekend.Week 1 features its fair share of power teams playing other power teams, but we’re not quite sure the first week is going to be the most competitive.We’ve waited all...
David Fox
6 months ago
Dorial Green-Beckham
Oklahoma and receiver Dorial Green-Beckham received some bad news on Friday, as the NCAA denied the former Missouri standout’s request for immediate eligibility in 2014.Green-Beckham will sit out 2014 due to NCAA transfer rules and will be...
Steven Lassan
6 months ago
Each week, Geoffrey Miller’s “Five Things to Watch” will help you catch up on the biggest stories of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ upcoming race weekend. This week, as the circuit hits Bristol Motor Speedway for the Irwin...
Geoffrey Miller
6 months ago
Nick Foles
In the high-speed world of Chip Kelly football — where players are encouraged to get nine hours of sleep a night, drink their individually engineered energy shakes without question and endure eardrum-slicing music during “training...
Athlon Sports
6 months ago
Ray Rice
Instead of dismissing a substandard season as an aberration, the Ravens have devoted considerable resources to trying to regain their former status as an annual playoff squad. One year after winning the Super Bowl, the Ravens missed the playoffs,...
Athlon Sports
6 months ago
Jimbo Fisher
College football’s 2014 season is slated to begin on Wednesday, Aug. 27, and the first playoff format of the FBS concludes on Jan. 12 with the national championship game. And with kickoff right around the corner, it’s time to finalize...
Steven Lassan
6 months ago
Big 12 Football
Visit Football Study Hall to get in-depth team previews, advanced stats and features for the 2014 season .Baseball has sabermetrics. Basketball has KenPom’s efficiency rankings. What does football have? When it comes to advanced...
Athlon Sports
6 months ago
Randy Gregory
The Big Ten may have slipped slightly in terms of conference pecking order over the last couple of seasons, but there’s no shortage of talent returning to the league in 2014. Of course, the season-ending shoulder injury to Braxton Miller...
Steven Lassan
6 months ago
Alabama Crimson Tide
You need to know which games you can’t miss in 2014? Here is a comprehensive list of the Top 50 must-see college football games of the year. Set the DVR now. 1. Auburn at Alabama (Nov. 29)Not only are in-state and conference...
Braden Gall
6 months ago
Jameis Winston
Florida State snapped the SEC’s reign of dominance by defeating Auburn 34-31 in the national championship last season, and the Seminoles are set for another run at the title in 2014. Quarterback Jameis Winston headlines a deep roster,...
Steven Lassan
6 months ago
Andy Reid
The “nuclear” option — removing Scott Pioli as general manager and Romeo Crennel as coach and jettisoning the entire stable of quarterbacks — turned the Kansas City Chiefs into Godzilla in 2013, a Cinderella with teeth. The...
Athlon Sports
6 months ago
Jay Cutler
A year ago Bears general manager Phil Emery and new coach Marc Trestman spent the offseason rebooting an offense that was one of the NFL’s worst. The results were impressive. The Bears jumped from No. 28 to No. 8 in total yards, from No...
Athlon Sports
6 months ago
Oregon State Beavers
Visit Football Study Hall to get in-depth team previews, advanced stats and features for the 2014 season .Baseball has sabermetrics. Basketball has KenPom’s efficiency rankings. What does football have? When it comes to advanced...
Athlon Sports
6 months ago
Jameis Winston
Ranking the best college football players in the nation is an impossible task, but that’s exactly what Athlon Sports has set out to do with the start of the 2014 season less than 10 days away. Florida State’s Jameis Winston takes...
Steven Lassan
6 months ago
Eddie Goldman
Every college football team has personnel issues heading into the 2014 season. But some teams have roster concerns with national title implications. Whether it’s a quarterback battle, an open spot at defensive tackle or cornerback, every...
Steven Lassan
6 months ago
Michigan State Spartans
Braxton Miller’s season-ending shoulder re-injury might be the biggest piece of offseason personnel news in all of college football this year. It likely makes the Michigan State Spartans the team to beat in the Big Ten, and, when it...
Braden Gall
6 months ago
Louisville Cardinals
Conferences don’t win championships, teams do. Nowhere is this more evident than in the ACC. Florida State is so far ahead of the league that a good majority of the best games in this league won’t be conference games. Notre Dame...
Braden Gall
6 months ago
Jahlil Okafor
A year after Duke had one of the most versatile players in the country in No. 2 overall pick Jabari Parker, the Blue Devils will have a different kind of stud freshman who seems destined for a high draft pick.Jahlil Okafor won’t be the jack-...
David Fox
6 months ago
Le’Veon Bell
Mike Tomlin all but reached for a red challenge flag before interrupting a question on the Steelers trying to return to the playoffs after consecutive 8–8 seasons. “Getting to the postseason is not my goal,” the Steelers head...
Athlon Sports
6 months ago

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