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Connor Cook
Mission accomplished.It was 1987 the last time Michigan State won an outright Big Ten championship or played in the Rose Bowl. Mark Dantonio ended both of the streaks in one awesome performance against undefeated Ohio State in the Big Ten title...
Braden Gall
9 months ago
Virginia Tech Hokies
After eight straight seasons of at least 10 wins or more and dominating the ACC since entering the league, Frank Beamer has stubbed his toe over the last two campaigns.At least, relatively speaking.Virginia Tech is accustomed to competing for...
Braden Gall
9 months ago
Bo Ryan
The NCAA Tournament will go on without Mike Krzysewski, Jim Boeheim and Roy Williams.At least as far as the Final Four is concerned, that means new blood.Of the 16 coaches left in the NCAA Tournament, only six have been to the Final Four. Some of...
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
Arizona State Sun Devils
It took just two seasons, but Todd Graham led Arizona State to the best conference record in the Pac-12, despite Stanford and Oregon ranking as preseason top-10 teams, and UCLA (according to some) the overwhelming favorite in the South.Taylor Kelly...
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9 months ago
Miguel Cabrera
Major League Baseball has been around in some form or fashion for nearly 150 years. From the days of Babe Ruth and Ted Williams to the time when Hank Aaron became the home run king or the more recent exploits of the likes of Mariano Rivera and...
Athlon Sports
9 months ago
Arizona State Sun Devils
It took just two seasons, but Todd Graham led Arizona State to the best conference record in the Pac-12, despite Stanford and Oregon ranking as preseason top-10 teams, and UCLA (according to some) the overwhelming favorite in the South.Taylor Kelly...
Braden Gall
9 months ago
Mike London
The start of spring practice for all 128 college football teams is a chance to start fresh and forget the bad results that came along with 2013.For a handful of coaches, spring practice is also the first opportunity to turn around a program and...
Steven Lassan
9 months ago
Cuonzo Martin
For as much success as the SEC has on the football field, the league was one of the most maligned major conferences in college basketball this season.The league received only three NCAA Tournament bids with teams like Arkansas, LSU and Missouri...
Athlon Sports
9 months ago
Gregg Marshall
Wichita State’s bid for an undefeated season ended Sunday with a loss to Kentucky in a thriller in the round of 32.The Shockers put together one of the great regular seasons in college basketball history, regardless of their strength of...
Athlon Sports
9 months ago
Six years ago, I sat through a Fontana raceday in what’s been termed the never-ending rain delay. After constant mist all weekend caused water to seep out of the asphalt, wrecking Dale Earnhardt Jr., among others, the race was mercifully...
Tom Bowles
9 months ago
Texas Longhorns
A new era has begun in Austin.Like other coaching changes at Michigan, Tennessee and Florida State, Charlie Strong takes over a powerful but dormant blue-blood program. The Longhorns boast the most powerful athletic department in college athletics...
Braden Gall
9 months ago
Hutson Mason
Injuries and a struggling defense derailed Georgia’s East Division title hopes last season. But with a full offseason to recover from last year’s ailments, combined with the addition of Jeremy Pruitt as the team’s defensive...
Steven Lassan
9 months ago
After six days, the field of 68 has been whittled to 16, but some of the absences seem more notable than who is left.No more undefeated Wichita State. No more Doug McDermott. No more teams from North Carolina or Kansas.Streaks ended but some others...
David Fox
9 months ago
John Calipari
Anointed as the No. 1 team entering the season thanks to the best recruiting of all time, maybe Kentucky needed to be the underdog to unlock its potential.The Wildcats entered a game against undefeated Wichita State with seven seed lines separating...
David Fox
9 months ago
Cleanthony Early
Some of the best storylines in the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament will be settled in the final day before the Sweet 16.Wichita State’s first game of the season against a national power will be a big one as the Shockers face the...
David Fox
9 months ago
Archie Miller
Jordan Sibert and Dayton had more to conquer that defeating Ohio State.After a nail-biting finish, Dayton defeated Syracuse 55-53 to reach the Sweet 16 for the first time since 1984.A bubble team entering the Atlantic 10 Tournament, 11th-seeded...
David Fox
9 months ago
Rick Pitino
Louisville handled the best shot from a coach who knew what the Cardinals were going to do before they did it. In the next game, Louisville handed the champions of the Atlantic 10, a league with six NCAA bids, its worst loss of the season....
David Fox
9 months ago
Luke Hancock
If Thursday brought chaos, Saturday is the aftermath.The first full day of the NCAA Tournament brought four overtime games, three double-digit seeds advancing and two title teams in trouble.Saturday is what’s left, starting with a Florida...
David Fox
9 months ago
Dunk City may have only been an appetizer.The same league that sent Florida Gulf Coast to the NCAA Tournament last year also provided the biggest upset so far when 14th-seeded Mercer took out Duke in the round of 64.Mercer joined Lehigh, VCU and...
David Fox
9 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, Denny Hamlin’s return to Fontana, a sport’s...
Geoffrey Miller
9 months ago
Auburn Tigers
Gus Malzahn had quite a first year at Auburn.Not only did he become just the third first-year coach to win the SEC championship, he also produced the greatest turnaround in SEC history. From winless to within seconds of a BCS national championship...
Braden Gall
9 months ago
Vince Young
Other than the SEC, the Big 12 is the only league in the nation that brags two different national champions during the BCS Era.Texas and Oklahoma dominate this league unlike two teams in any other league in the nation. Fifteen of the top 25 players...
Braden Gall
9 months ago
Florida Gators
There is no secret what is wrong with the Florida Gators. The offense has been horrendous.Florida scored 14 rushing touchdowns and 11 passing touchdowns a year ago en route to what is arguably the worst season in school history on the football...
Braden Gall
9 months ago
Mike Krzyzewski
The NCAA Tournament began in earnest Thursday with three double-digit seeds advancing, four overtime games and two national championship contenders looking mighty vulnerable.All in all, a fairly eventful day.Maybe Friday’s games will be just...
David Fox
9 months ago

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