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Rafael Nadal
Sometimes athletes have to make their own luck. Or at least that’s what these guys think they’re doing. On this Friday the 13th — a day when we’re all on the lookout for black cats in our paths or broken mirrors...
Rob Doster
1 year ago
Watch out, @TheOregonDuck, you’re about to have company as the best college  mascot on Twitter. @GoldyTheGopher is finding a fond place in our hearts — appropriately — this Valentine’s Day weekend with Valentines...
David Fox
1 year ago
Tony Stewart No. 14
Will the real Tony Stewart please stand up? In one corner, there’s the three-time Cup champion and certain Hall of Fame driver. In the other, there’s the guy who went winless for the first time in his career, en route to a nightmare no...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Denny Hamlin No. 11
Denny Hamlin walked into the Joe Gibbs Racing shop in December and noticed a change. As he was meeting with new crew chief Dave Rogers, Hamlin saw that yellow had largely replaced black on the cars and equipment for his No. 11 team. Even the hauler...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Last year, the SEC welcomed 72 early enrollees. Even the SEC has outdone itself this year, topping its own record with 82 early enrollees. It's a trend started mostly by the SEC and dominated by the SEC. There are countless benefits...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Kevin Pangos
For better and worse, consistency explains Mark Few’s tenure at Gonzaga. Over the past 16 seasons, Few has amassed 427 wins, 15 consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, 13 conference regular season titles and 11 conference tournament...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Kasey Kahne No. 5
There’s an old adage in racing that says, “Sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good.” For Kasey Kahne, that motto perfectly sums up his most recent Sprint Cup campaign. Kahne was good, and he had fast cars, but the luck...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Ryan Newman No. 31
There are two ways to view Ryan Newman’s 2014 season, and both paint a picture of what 2015 could look like as Newman enters his second year driving for Richard Childress Racing. Statistically, it will go down as his best season ever in terms...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Le'Veon Bell
The New England Patriots’ reign as Super Bowl champions is just beginning, but for everyone else the focus has already shifted to the 2015 NFL and fantasy football seasons. The offseason work has really yet to begin, with free agency still...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Clint Bowyer No. 15
More than a year removed from “SpinGate” — NASCAR’s biggest controversy in a decade — Clint Bowyer and Michael Waltrip Racing continue to spiral downward in performance. Bowyer’s Toyota team has gone from a...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
At this time last year, the folks with the Wooden Award and Naismith Award could have started engraving Doug McDermott’s name on the national player of the year trophy. The Creighton forward started the season as one of the favorites and...
David Fox
1 year ago
Athlon Sports has averaged out the four major recruiting services — 247Sports, Rivals.com, Scout.com and ESPN — and created the Big Ten consensus team recruiting rankings for 2015. Here is what we learned: Lapping the...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian spoke with Athlon Sports Monthly and CBSSports.com college basketball columnist Gary Parrish in an exclusive March 2011 interview, detailing his career, his thoughts on current coaches and his bouts with the NCAA....
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Kurt Busch No. 41
Kurt Busch is a little like cracking open a fortune cookie — you never know what you’re going to find inside. The 2014 season was a wild roller-coaster ride for the driver who joined Stewart-Haas Racing after spending two seasons in...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
College Football
 Hosts Braden Gall and David Fox are joined by National Recruiting Analyst from 247Sports.com Barton Simmons in a college football recruiting potpourri podcast. It's comprehensive, throrough and educational. This isn't your normal...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Jamie McMurray No. 1
It would have been easy for Jamie McMurray to exit last season frustrated. Despite having a strong car early in many races, his No. 1 Chevrolet rarely finished where he felt it could. The team’s only winning outing came in the exhibition, non...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Greg Biffle No. 16
Wheeling a car that feels comfortable and turns well is the goal of every driver. But that car also has to be fast. When a comfortable setup feels perfect, yet falls mid-pack or worse on the speed charts, the process to find speed becomes maddening...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Austin Dillon No. 3
Austin Dillon’s career began with a bang as he brought back the iconic No. 3 car in grand fashion, taking the pole for the Daytona 500. After he finished ninth at Daytona, expectations skyrocketed for a driver many thought would be Rookie of...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
USC Trojans
Athlon Sports has averaged out the four major recruiting services — 247Sports, Rivals.com, Scout.com and ESPN — and created the Pac-12 consensus team recruiting rankings for 2015. Here is what we learned: Continued growth...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Tom Izzo
The bubble watch is on. Selection Sunday is less than five weeks away and the bracket is starting to take shape. We’re pretty sure we know the teams in contention for the No. 1 seeds and teams that are safely in, which of course...
David Fox
1 year ago
AJ Allmendinger No. 47
Telling AJ Allmendinger that things happen for a reason used to get under his skin. The phrase irked him for its simplicity, as he felt there was always more to the story. The last few years changed his mind. Allmendinger lost a full-time...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Martin Truex Jr. No. 78
Martin Truex Jr. is eager to start 2015 strong and continue the late-season momentum that salvaged an otherwise awful start driving Furniture Row Racing’s No. 78 Chevrolet. “Racing is never harder than when you’re not running good...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Paul Menard No. 27
A little food for thought: Paul Menard is coming off what could be considered his best career Sprint Cup season. He had career-bests in both top 5s (5) and top 10s (13), and while his points position was his lowest since 2010, the average finish...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Tennessee Volunteers
Athlon Sports has averaged out the four major recruiting services — 247Sports, Rivals.com, Scout.com and ESPN — and created the SEC consensus team recruiting rankings for 2015. Here is what we learned: Roll Tide,...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
John Calipari
Kentucky isn’t the only team chasing history in the SEC. The Wildcats took another team’s best shot Saturday in a 67-61 win over Florida, but as has been the case in close calls all season, Kentucky continued its march to an...
David Fox
1 year ago

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