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Welcome to the Athlon Rookie Report, where each week David Smith will evaluate the deepest crop of new NASCAR Sprint Cup Series talent since 2006. The Report will include twice-monthly rankings, in-depth analysis, Q&A sessions with the drivers...
David Smith
10 months ago
TCU Horned Frogs
Athlon Sports has formed a Heisman Trophy committee. Each week, we will ask 13 members of the national college football media to rank their top candidates for the Heisman Trophy. Each voter will rank their top five candidates, with each first-...
Braden Gall
10 months ago
Ryan Boatright
Here’s the burning question about the 2014-15 UConn Huskies: Are they still hungry? Shabazz Napier called his team the Hungry Huskies during the post-national championship celebration at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, in April....
Athlon Sports
10 months ago
Kevin Ollie
The American Athletic Conference may be top-heavy, but at least it doesn’t lack for storylines. For one, the AAC is the home of the defending national champion that loses star Shabazz Napier but returns coach Kevin Ollie and guard Ryan...
Athlon Sports
10 months ago
Shaquille Thomas
The obvious issue for Cincinnati in 2014-15 is how to replace first-team All-America guard Sean Kilpatrick, who finished his career as the second-leading scorer in school history behind the legendary Oscar Robertson. But that’s not how...
Athlon Sports
10 months ago
Kelvin Sampson
When Kelvin Sampson tries to convince a high school prospect to play basketball for Houston, he’s probably not going to spend too much time talking about the glory days of Hakeem Olajuwon and Clyde Drexler. Three Final Fours, two Hall of...
David Fox
10 months ago
Markus Kennedy
Larry Brown was already ahead of schedule at SMU, taking only two seasons to transform the moribund program. Twenty years removed from their last postseason appearance, the Mustangs last season won 27 games and advanced to the NIT title game. ...
Athlon Sports
10 months ago
This time last year Josh Pastner had a backcourt some were describing as college basketball’s best thanks to the presence of four senior guards, all of whom had previously averaged double-figures in points at the Division I level. He was...
Athlon Sports
10 months ago
Oregon took Ole Miss’ spot in the top four of the College Football Playoff rankings Tuesday, but a handful of teams may be gaining on a spot in the semifinals. No. 4 Ole Miss’ loss to Auburn allowed the next three teams to move up...
David Fox
10 months ago
Mississippi State will wear alternate uniforms for its Nov. 29 showdown against rival Ole Miss.The alternate Egg Bowl uniforms feature gold numbers, and the helmets feature gold trim around the Mississippi State logo.Considering the success of...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
Melvin Gordon
With 10 weeks in the books, college football’s bowl and national title picture is starting to clear. The playoff committee will release its second set of rankings on Tuesday this week, which should give fans, coaches and players a better idea...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
Gus Malzahn
College football’s playoff committee released its first set of rankings last Tuesday. While the top 25 rankings are expected to change each week and will look drastically different from the release of the first poll to the last one, the...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
UCLA Bruins
Athlon Sports brings the most intriguing, important, historic and bizarre stats from around the weekend of Pac-12 football action: 68: Brett Hundley career TD passesUp by just three points late in the third quarter, Brett Hundley found Jordan...
Braden Gall
10 months ago
CNN. ESPN. Good Morning America. Everywhere you turn this month, NASCAR has jumped to the front page of the news cycle as emotional outbursts have produced two-minute YouTube clips that cause millions of potential fans to pay attention. Don’t...
Tom Bowles
10 months ago
Lon Kruger
Now entering his fourth season and surveying a roster he’s built, Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger likes what he sees. “We love the guys we have in the program,” Kruger says. “They’re a group that is easy to watch and...
Athlon Sports
10 months ago
For a coach who promotes daily competition, the end of last season was difficult on Bruce Weber. Though Kansas State made it back to the NCAA Tournament, its roster wasn’t healthy enough to properly prepare for the postseason. “We...
Athlon Sports
10 months ago
Rick Barnes
Normally, one team enjoying a decade of dominance in a particular conference would be cause for concern. Kansas has won at least a share of 10 consecutive Big 12 titles, but the league is anything but dull even if the Jayhawks manage to win...
Athlon Sports
10 months ago
Tuesday marks the beginning of the MLB Free Agency signing period. Here is a list of the most interesting available free agents that are on the baseball market and where they might end up for the 2015 season. Jon LesterEver since Lester was...
Athlon Sports
10 months ago
Andrew Luck
Teams on opposite sides of a bye will wrap up Week 9 in the NFL when the Indianapolis Colts take on the New York Giants on ESPN’s “Monday Night Football.” The Colts (5-3) are looking to bounce back from last week’s 51-34...
Mark Ross
10 months ago
Gary Patterson
Time to sort through the contenders and the pretenders in the College Football Playoff race. Certainly, the top teams in the mix have challenges ahead of them for the remainder of the season, but this will be a critical week for teams ranked...
David Fox
10 months ago
College Football
 Hosts Braden Gall and David Fox recap all of Week 10's action in college football. This week's edition features press conference conflict, poorly timed tweets, upsets in the SEC, isuses at Florida and Michigan as well as lots of...
Braden Gall
10 months ago
Mike Leach
With Mike Leach at the helm of the Washington State program, a few things are sure to be certain. The Cougars will be a pass-heavy offensive team with little to work with on defense. With the nation’s number one passing offense piling up huge...
Athlon Sports
10 months ago
Gary Andersen
Michigan State claimed a Big Ten championship and Rose Bowl victory on the strength of its defense last season. Penn State is wasting a perfectly good defensive effort this season. When discussing the best defenses in the Big Ten, Wisconsin tends...
Athlon Sports
10 months ago
Kyle Wiltjer
Few trends have changed college basketball more in recent years than the wave of transfers each season. Some teams, like Iowa State and Florida, have made an art for of recruiting transfers as key cogs of their programs. Other teams are just...
Athlon Sports
10 months ago
Anthony Lee
Anthony Lee had never been in greater demand as a basketball player than the morning after Temple released him from his scholarship. That day in March, Lee woke up to 40 text messages and dozens of missed calls from people he didn’t know....
David Fox
10 months ago

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