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Joe Jackson
If Louisville is truly rounding into postseason form, Memphis will be the key test Saturday.The Cardinals flopped at home against the Tigers in the first meeting back on Jan. 9, losing 73-67. Memphis’ entire starting five scored in double...
David Fox
8 months ago
Bryce Petty
When Art Briles arrived at Baylor after the 2007 season, he inherited a team that won just seven games in the two years prior to his arrival. Even though Briles recorded back-to-back 4-8 marks in his first two seasons, there was no doubt he would...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
Kevin Sumlin
Texas A&M’s second go-around in the SEC wasn’t quite as prolific as its 11-2 record in 2012, but the Aggies still won nine games and finished No. 18 in the final Associated Press poll.When building a program, it may be necessary to...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
Nick Saban Alabama
With Alabama and Auburn expected to be ranked near the top of most preseason polls in 2014, the SEC West is the best division in college football. The Crimson Tide and Tigers could play twice next year, as the next playoff format could create...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
Cyril Richardson
The Bowl Championship Series is dead. But even the harshest of BCS detractors must acknowledge that the 16-year run was arguably the best era of college football in the history of the sport.The era was highlighted by the advent of the BCS...
Braden Gall
8 months ago
Penn State Nittany Lions
Love or hate football recruiting, it matters. Coaching, support staffs, financial situations and even a little bit of luck goes into winning football games, but having great players always helps too.So recruiting rankings are just one facet of a...
Braden Gall
8 months ago
NASCAR superstar Jeff Gordon may have a supermodel wife, a tony New York City pad overlooking Central Park and a lifetime contract with the most powerful organization in the sport with Hendrick Motorsports, but he knows how to get his redneck on....
Matt Taliaferro
8 months ago
Coty Clarke
For several seasons, Arkansas has been close to the NCAA Tournament but not quite in the field.The culprit primarily has been any game away from Fayetteville. The Razorbacks are near-unbeatable at home. During the last three seasons, Arkansas is 50...
David Fox
8 months ago
Dana Altman
Oregon began the season as one of the nation’s surprise teams. Dana Altman’s mishmash of transfers, including players from Houston, UNLV, Detroit and a few junior colleges.After a 13-0 start, Oregon lost five in a row once the Ducks...
David Fox
8 months ago
Markel Starks
Simply being in NCAA Tournament contention in the final days of February has to be a pleasant surprise for Georgetown.The Hoyas have been out of sorts ever since losing to 15th-seeded Florida Gulf Coast in the NCAA Tournament last season. The...
David Fox
8 months ago
Texas Tech unveiled a few tweaks and new designs for its uniforms in coach Kliff Kingsbury’s debut last year.And it appears the Red Raiders will have a two new helmet designs on the way for 2014.Check out these tweets from two Texas Tech...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
David Ortiz
Everyone knows that Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, Manny Machado and others are the future of baseball, but that doesn’t mean three aren’t any All-Star-caliber “old” guys still getting the job done on the diamond. Even with...
Mark Ross
8 months ago
The Bowl Championship Series is dead. But even the harshest of BCS detractors must acknowledge that the 16-year run was arguably the best era of college football in the history of the sport.The era was highlighted by the advent of the BCS...
Braden Gall
8 months ago
Will Muschamp
The SEC East should be one of the nation’s most intriguing conference title races to watch in 2014. Missouri is the defending champion, but South Carolina, Georgia and even Florida should be in the mix this season.Missouri was defeated by...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
Oregon Ducks
Love or hate football recruiting, it matters. Coaching, support staffs, financial situations and even a little bit of luck goes into winning football games, but having great players always helps too.So recruiting rankings are just one facet of a...
Braden Gall
8 months ago
Roy Williams
One of the main storylines early in the season was the unpredictability of North Carolina. The Tar Heels defeated Louisville, Michigan State and Kentucky early in the year but also lost to UAB and Belmont — all before conference play started....
David Fox
8 months ago
Gregg Marshall
Wichita State is one game away from doing something that hasn’t been done in a decade and an Missouri Valley Tournament away from doing something that hasn’t been done since Jerry Tarkanian’s heyday at UNLV.Yet for some reason,...
David Fox
8 months ago
Kyle Whittingham
Former Oklahoma quarterback Kendal Thompson will transfer to Utah. The news was officially announced by the school on Wednesday, and Thompson is eligible to play for the Utes in 2014.With Trevor Knight expected to claim the top spot in Norman,...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
Joel Stave
It’s tough to glean much from spring practice, but for the 14 teams in the Big Ten, these preseason workouts couldn’t get here fast enough. 2013 was a disappointing year for the conference, as only three teams – Ohio State,...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
Oklahoma Sooners
Love or hate football recruiting, it matters. Coaching, support staffs, financial situations and even a little bit of luck goes into winning football games, but having great players always helps too.So recruiting rankings are just one facet of a...
Braden Gall
8 months ago
Jonathan Cooper
The Bowl Championship Series is dead. But even the harshest of BCS detractors must acknowledge that the 16-year run was arguably the best era of college football in the history of the sport.The era was highlighted by the advent of the BCS...
Braden Gall
8 months ago
Karlos Williams
With spring practice already underway for some college football teams, the countdown to the 2014 season has officially started. There’s still a long way to go before August and the season opener, but it’s never too early to start...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
Tony Bennett
With a little more than two weeks to Selection Sunday, the college basketball season almost certainly has a few more surprises even before the NCAA Tournament.Some of those, though, won’t be many of the best coaching jobs in each league. By...
David Fox
9 months ago
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
9 months ago
Andre Hollins
Minnesota won an NCAA Tournament game last season, and Tubby Smith was shown the door.The Gophers are flirting with the NCAA bubble, and first-year coach Richard Pitino has the Minnesota fanbase energized.Pitino has a chance to be the first first-...
David Fox
9 months ago

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