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Jim Boeheim
Plenty of cases can be made for the anatomy of an upset and all the great things about potential Cinderellas.At the same time, maybe not enough of the focus goes to the other half of the upset, the losing team heading back from the NCAA Tournament...
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
Florida State's national title rings
Florida State closed out the BCS era with an impressive run to the national title. The Seminoles finished 14-0 and rallied from a halftime deficit to defeat Auburn in the championship game.Not only did Florida State take home the crystal ball...
Steven Lassan
9 months ago
The Pac-12 has long been considered an offensive football conference.With a rich history of elite quarterbacks, offensive playmakers and innovative coaching staffs, it’s not too difficult to back that claim up with facts. Bill Walsh, Don...
Braden Gall
9 months ago
Arkansas Razorbacks
Arkansas had the worst football season in its existence in 2013.And that was after firing an extremely popular and successful coach for getting caught illegally hiring his young mistress into the athletic department and finishing 4-8 under John L....
Braden Gall
9 months ago
Wesley Saunders
The concept of a mid-major may be out of date thanks to the last few seasons.Think about it: Butler and VCU have routinely put up high-major program results. Wichita State invests in its program in ways some programs in major conferences do not....
David Fox
9 months ago
March Madness is supposed to apply to this week’s NCAA Basketball Tournament, not NASCAR, which endured an eight-hour, marathon of a race for the second time in less than a month Sunday. Mother Nature wreaked havoc at Bristol Motor Speedway,...
Tom Bowles
9 months ago
First, our sincere condolences for anyone who isn’t able to sneak away from work on Thursday or Friday to take in one of the greatest days in the sports calendar.With 16 games, 32 teams to follow in one day is tough enough with multiple...
Athlon Sports
9 months ago
Maty Mauk
Texas A&M was supposed to be the team that could step into the SEC and compete right away. And after a Heisman Trophy for the Aggies and seven losses for Missouri in their first trip through the league, it appeared that basic sentiment was...
Braden Gall
9 months ago
FAU Owls
FAU will be under the direction of a new coach in 2014, as former Arkansas assistant Charlie Partridge takes control in Boca Raton this year.The Owls have unveiled a couple of different jersey and helmet tweaks in recent years, and it appears they...
Steven Lassan
9 months ago
Rick Pitino
March Madness allows for a handful of programs each season to enjoy their moment in the sun for the teams making the field for the first time, ending a long drought or continuing a tradition.And thanks to another expansion in 2011, the NCAA...
David Fox
9 months ago
Florida Mascot
The day after Selection Sunday is not a great time to get caught up on the college basketball season.As you start to fill out NCAA Tournament brackets for your pools, Athlon Sports did some of the homework for your basketball cram session. March...
David Fox
9 months ago
Drew Brees
For the Big Ten, the BCS Era was marred with lackluster BCS national championship game performances. The league as a whole won just one national title during the 16-year BCS Era and that title came all the way back in 2002.But from a national...
Braden Gall
9 months ago
Tony Bennett
As usual, the first surprises of the NCAA Tournament start with Selection Sunday. The brackets you’ve just printed may still be warm, and a few teams are still in shock.NC State is in. SMU is out. Virginia is No. 1. And Louisville is not...
David Fox
9 months ago
Preparations for the 2014 Athlon Sports preview magazines have started, and this season, we’re taking you inside the debates that shape our rankings.The first in a series that will cover every major conference covers the Big 12. Athlon Sports...
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, Kasey Kahne’s and Tony Stewart’s opposite run...
Geoffrey Miller
9 months ago
The Madness is upon us. March is here and the NCAA tournament is less than a week away from tipping off. And with the Oscar’s recently concluding, I thought I would have a little bit of fun at some basketball coach’s expense. Elite...
Braden Gall
9 months ago
Jason Verrett
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
9 months ago
Tom Crean
Three weeks ago, Athlon Sports profiled the the top contenders for coach of the year in every league. This is not that story.For every yin there’s a yang, and these are what we’re going to call the Not Coach of the Year for every major...
David Fox
9 months ago
College basketball, especially this time of year, is all about mismatches.In general, that means a power forward with quickness or a big guy who can step out to take a 3.With 351 teams in college basketball, the sample size leads to size mismatches...
David Fox
9 months ago
Texas A&M Aggies football
College football’s new playoff format has encouraged better scheduling among BCS teams, and Texas A&M and UCLA continued that trend with an announcement of a two-game series.The Aggies and Bruins will play in 2016 at Kyle Field and 2017...
Steven Lassan
9 months ago
Eric Berry
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
9 months ago
Bill Self
One of the nation’s best freshmen with a bright future and national title contending team received season-altering news this week when center Joel Embiid sustained a stress fracture in his back.At first, Embiid was held out of the last two...
David Fox
9 months ago
Dana Altman
Conference tournament time is back, serving as a reminder that essentially any team has a chance to play for a national championship in college basketball.Of course, that’s not realistic, but for most of the teams in the country starting last...
Mitch Light
9 months ago
Fred Hoiberg
Picking No. 1 seeds is no fun. It’s not fun on your NCAA bracket and certainly not fun in the conference tournaments.Not to mention it’s statistically impossible for all No. 1 seeds to advance all the way to a tournament championship....
Mitch Light
9 months ago

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