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Marcus Mariota
For the second week in a row, the Pac-12 takes center stage on Thursday night with Oregon and Arizona set to meet in a high-scoring showdown in Eugene. The Ducks are the favorite to win the Pac-12 title and have a marquee win over Michigan State on...
Steven Lassan
9 months ago
An epic week in the SEC is highlighted by two huge games in the Magnolia State. Ole Miss hosts Alabama and Texas A&M visits Mississippi State in a pair of crucial matchups that will help shape the SEC West race. Elsewhere, LSU makes the trip to...
Mitch Light
9 months ago
Justin Thomas
It’s all about conference play this week in the ACC. Six league games are scheduled for Week 6, with two intriguing matchups in the Coastal Division leading the must-watch menu.Virginia Tech-North Carolina and Georgia Tech-Miami should...
Steven Lassan
9 months ago
Bo Pelini
After the Big Ten stepped into the national spotlight for the wrong reasons this week as a coach and athletic director found themselves not just battling their player safety procedures, but their job status. By Saturday night, that may...
David Fox
9 months ago
TCU Horned Frogs
After two lackluster weeks filled with off weekends and snoozers, the Big 12 takes center stage nationally on what is being referred to as the Week of Doom in college football. Oklahoma and Baylor will face nasty road games while...
Braden Gall
9 months ago
Stanford Cardinal
The first shot was fired across both the Pac-12 North and Pac-12 South bows last weekend as Stanford and UCLA earned critical division wins over two conference contenders. But in what could be the best league in football, there is no rest for...
Braden Gall
9 months ago
Chuckie Keeton
Utah State quarterback Chuckie Keeton will miss the remainder of the 2014 season due to a knee injury. Keeton suffered a torn ACL in 2013 and returned in time for the 2014 opener but injured his knee again versus Wake Forest on Sept. 13.With Keeton...
Steven Lassan
9 months ago
Darrun HIlliard
College basketball season is creeping up fast, and Athlon Sports is counting down to Midnight Madness and the start of practice on Oct. 17.  No. 12 Villanova is built to win the Big East for a second consecutive season, something the...
Athlon Sports
9 months ago
Frank Gore
DeMarco Murray is leading the NFL in rushing by a pretty wide margin, so it makes sense that he sits in the top spot in Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Running Back Rankings for Week 5. Murray has reeled off four straight 100-yard rushing...
Mark Ross
9 months ago
Nick Novak
Nick Novak’s hot leg has helped San Diego win its past three games and also is a big reason why he leads off Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Kicker Rankings for Week 5. The Chargers host the Jets, a team that has struggled to defend the...
Mark Ross
9 months ago
Eli Manning
With just two teams on bye in Week 5, Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Quarterback Rankings have returned to “normal” for the most part. While Peyton Manning will be back on the field (at home against Arizona), Drew Brees gets the...
Mark Ross
9 months ago
Richard Sherman
Seattle’s defense has not performed like the No. 1 DST thus far, but the reigning Super Bowl champion’s Week 5 matchup is too tempting to not reinstate them at the top of Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Defense/Special Teams...
Mark Ross
9 months ago
Jimmy Graham
Jimmy Graham continues to lead the way when it comes to Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Tight End Rankings for Week 5, but it’s the rest of the top 10 that may open some eyes. Graham, Julius Thomas, Antonio Gates and Greg Olsen are no...
Mark Ross
9 months ago
Antonio Brown
Even with several top targets returning from bye, they all take a backseat to the leading scorer at the position in Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings for Week 5. Antonio Brown currently leads all his peers, thanks to five...
Mark Ross
9 months ago
Blake Sims, Lane Kiffin
In August, we think we have it all figured out. These moves will work, these won’t. This will be a team’s quarterback. This transfer will be the savior. As usual, college football provided a few surprises through the first month of...
David Fox
9 months ago
Clint Trickett
College football’s 2014 season is only five weeks old, but it’s clear some teams are already showing improvement from their 2013 performance. Arkansas, West Virginia, California and NC State highlight just a few of the teams from...
Steven Lassan
9 months ago
Nebraska Cornhuskers
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
9 months ago
Mississippi State Bulldogs
The original reality TV show is sports. No contrived setting where seven strangers living in a house or one bachelor searching for love can match the excitement the Iron Bowl delivered last fall. The beauty of college football lies in its...
Braden Gall
9 months ago
Steve Fisher
College basketball season is creeping up fast, and Athlon Sports is counting down to Midnight Madness and the start of practice on Oct. 17.  No. 13 San Diego State is preparing for another run in the NCAA Tournament after reaching the...
Athlon Sports
9 months ago
Kevin Sumlin
October may be the most important month of the college football season in terms of shaping the Playoff. Don’t believe us? September losses can almost be forgiven ... or at least that was the old way. And by November, the field for the...
David Fox
9 months ago
Welcome to the Athlon Rookie Report, where each week David Smith evaluates the deepest crop of new NASCAR Sprint Cup Series talent since 2006. The Report includes twice-monthly rankings, in-depth analysis, Q&A sessions with drivers and more....
David Smith
9 months ago
Oregon is no stranger to alternate uniforms and designs, and the Ducks have unveiled a different look for Thursday night’s game against Arizona.The uniforms feature pink accents, which are designed to help support breast cancer awareness....
Steven Lassan
9 months ago
Marvin Jones
It’s Week 5 and hopefully your team survived the first bye of the season. It was certainly a big one with Denver, Seattle, Cincinnati, Arizona, Cleveland and St. Louis all taking a breather. The good news is that this week the only two teams...
Mark Ross
9 months ago
Blake Sims
The new college football playoff format has added even more intrigue to the 2014 season. Instead of figuring out the top two teams in early December, the focus has shifted to finding four teams to play in the first FBS postseason playoff format....
Steven Lassan
9 months ago
Marcus Mariota
With five weeks in the books, college football’s bowl and national title picture is surrounded in uncertainty.The new playoff format has added a new layer of intrigue, as four teams – instead of two – will have a shot at the...
Steven Lassan
9 months ago

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