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Here are Athlon Sports' favorite, most important and most interesting Big Ten statistics you need to know about in 2014: 0-0: Big Ten teams in the BCS title game not named Ohio StateNebraska's 2001 national championship game...
Braden Gall
7 months ago
Jeremy Pruitt
It has been a rapid rise for Jeremy Pruitt from high school assistant coach to anointed savior of a major college football program. Eight years ago, he was a defensive coordinator at Hoover (Ala.) High School. Five years ago, he was a non-...
Athlon Sports
7 months ago
Jameis Winston
 College football’s postseason format has changed significantly last year, with 2014 the first season of a four-team playoff.As a result of the new playoff format, the changes in the postseason extended to the bowl games.Whether it was a...
Steven Lassan
7 months ago
“Finally, the poo-bahs of major college football have seen the light. Smelled the money. They’ve broken from the past, from almost a century of polls and bowls, and embraced a national playoff.”Those sentences appeared in Athlon...
David Fox
7 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, the added SAFER Barriers, Denny Hamlin’s 2014 plate-...
Geoffrey Miller
8 months ago
Dorial Green-Beckham
Former Missouri receiver Dorial Green-Beckham has officially landed at Oklahoma. Green-Beckham was dismissed at Missouri after an off-the-field incident in April and will have to sit out the 2014 season as a result of NCAA transfer rules.Green-...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
  After last week's league-by-league look at quarterbacks, the Athlon Sports Cover 2 Team did the same examination of coaches through each of the five major conferences. We picked coaches on the hot seat for the ACC, Big 12, Big Ten,...
David Fox
8 months ago
Auburn Tigers
The 2013 Auburn Tigers storybook season was one for the ages. Auburn hired Gus Malzahn, went from worst to first in the SEC, played in a thrilling and heartbreaking BCS National Championship Game and most believe the offense could be even...
Braden Gall
8 months ago
Melvin Gordon
The Big Ten is well-stocked with talent at running back for 2014. Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon is a projected first-team All-American, while Nebraska’s Ameer Abdullah isn’t far behind. Gordon and Abdullah each averaged over six yards...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
UCLA Bruins
There are some who believe the Bruins will be playing for the national championship come January. Should UCLA earn a playoff berth in the debut edition of the College Football Playoff, there will have been no doubt about its merit. The Bruins...
Braden Gall
8 months ago
Tim Howard
The 2014 World Cup abruptly ended for the U.S. Men’s National Team on Tuesday in Brazil. With a 2-1 OT loss to Belgium in the knockout round, the Americans will return home with the knowledge that one or two more capitalized opportunities...
Evan Buhler
8 months ago
Drew Brees
Even though the Denver Broncos lost Super Bowl XLVIII to the Seattle Seahawks, they still set the single-season record for points scored (606). This, of course, was fueled in large part by Peyton Manning’s record 5,477 yards passing and 55...
Athlon Sports
8 months ago
Oklahoma Sooners
The importance of scheduling in college football cannot be overstated. Sure, coaching, rosters and even a little bit of luck play bigger roles in determining championships in the NCAA ranks. But scheduling in college football plays as big a role as...
Braden Gall
8 months ago
A.J. Cann
The SEC is home to four of Athlon Sports’ national top-five offensive lines for 2014. The top spot belongs to Florida State, but Auburn, Texas A&M, LSU and South Carolina rank among the best offensive lines in the nation.As cliché as it...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
Oklahoma’s uniforms and helmets haven’t changed much in recent years, but that’s about to change. Somewhat.On Tuesday, the Sooners unveiled new alternate uniforms, which are a slightly different look at the usual appearance for...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
Since 1996, college football teams have only been adding to national championship trophy cases.If certain programs ever seem like they have a ceiling, that’s the fact to watch. Florida is the most recent team to win its first national title...
David Fox
8 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
8 months ago
Oakland Raiders
The NFL is like any other sport in that not everything goes according to plan. And while mix ups on play calls, botched handoffs, dropped passes and special teams breakdowns are just part of the game, there are often other things that occur, both...
Athlon Sports
8 months ago
World Cup
You want to know why the United States never has a shot at winning the World Cup? It has nothing to do with our love of capitalism or that many believe the sport is boring. It has nothing to do with our country lacking athletic ability or...
Braden Gall
8 months ago
Jamaal Charles
NFL training camps don't open until later this month, but it's never too early to look ahead to the upcoming season of fantasy football. Twelve Athlon editors and fantasy contributors did just that in early May. Keep in mind that since...
Mark Ross
8 months ago
Texas A&M Kyle Field
A rocky period in college football has recently passed. Conference realignment seemingly dominated the headlines since 2011, forcing changes in membership for every league.The Big East and WAC are no more in football, and the SEC, ACC and Big Ten...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
After Portugal’s 2-1 victory over Ghana, the USMNT sneaks into the knockout round with a 1-1-1 record in the group stage. Belgium, America’s newest foe, is a dark horse to win it all this year. Can the USA earn a decisive trip to the...
Evan Buhler
8 months ago
Maryland Terrapins team
Just imagine Jim Nantz saying it now: Maryland and Rutgers in the Big Ten, a tradition unlike any other. Nothing encapsulates the big-money posturing of conference expansion more than two middling East Coast football programs joining a...
Athlon Sports
8 months ago
Big Ten Conference
Conference realignment reached a fever pitch a few years ago and it caused great headaches for fans and coaches across the nation. The dollars and “sense” of conference realignment blazed a path through college football for a few...
Braden Gall
8 months ago
ACC Football
Conference realignment reached a fever pitch a few years ago and it caused great headaches for fans and coaches across the nation. The dollars and “sense” of conference realignment blazed a path through college football for a few...
Braden Gall
8 months ago

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