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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
Chasson Randle
The NCAA selection committee likes to remind us that a team’s entire body of work is being judged on Selection Sunday.Why, then, does it seem that last impressions matter every season?The conference tournaments give every team another chance...
David Fox
9 months ago
Texas Longhorns football
Every college football program is unique and has its own set of challenges. But some programs are clearly better than others.So what exactly determines the best job in a conference or in college football? Each person’s criteria will be...
Athlon Sports
9 months ago
Lamarcus Joyner
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
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
Jameis Winston
With all due respect to Johnny Football, Jameis Winston had the best debut season in college football history. Johnny Manziel’s Heisman-winning season in 2013 was special — he obliterated the SEC’s all-time single-season total...
Braden Gall
9 months ago
Antoine Cason
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
Michigan Wolverines
Every college football program is unique and has its own set of challenges. But some programs are clearly better than others.So what exactly determines the best job in a conference or in college football? Each person’s criteria will be...
Athlon Sports
9 months ago
Jordan McCrae
A good rule of thumb for anyone filling out bracket is to ask one simple question: How many consecutive games against good teams can this team win right now?Nearly every team in the field will have proven at some point in the year, even if it was...
David Fox
9 months ago
Roy Devyn Marble
As of today, the next two losses will be any team's last losses of the season.With conference tournaments starting this week, no team can afford any kind of cold streak.The following teams, though, need to hit the reset button in the worst way...
David Fox
9 months ago
Brad Keselowski and Dale Earnhardt Jr. ran 1-2 Sunday in the Kobalt Tools 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. But those results are part of a larger, 1-2 knockout punch they’ve been aiming at the rest of their Sprint Cup competition. Earnhardt...
Tom Bowles
9 months ago
For any fan just getting into college basketball in time for championship week and office pools: What took you so long?You have some catching up to do. By waiting until the final weeks, you’ve missed a historic season. Certainly, every season...
David Fox
9 months ago
T.J. Warren
NC State isn’t where it wants to be this season, but at least with T.J. Warren, the Wolfpack are appointment viewing.The sophomore showed why NC State could be considered a sleeper in the ACC Tournament with a pair of 40-point games this week...
David Fox
9 months ago
The Kobalt Tools 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway came down to a calculated risk between two of the hottest teams early in NASCAR’s 2014 season.The No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports bunch and driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. had finishes of first and...
Matt Taliaferro
9 months ago
Maryland Terrapins
Randy Edsall won just two games in his first year in College Park. He won four games in his second season at Maryland — with his fifth-string quarterback. So a seven-win, bowl season in his third year was a clear sign of continued growth and...
Braden Gall
9 months ago
Wisconsin Badgers
Gary Andersen stepped into a well-oiled machine in Madison as the Badgers were a three-time defending conference champion when he got to town last year.There was nowhere to go but down for Andersen in his first season, and, other than one glaringly...
Braden Gall
9 months ago
Doug McDermott
Whether the achievements were fully expected, almost routine, or a true surprise, college basketball gave us some of the best of the sport during the weekend.Even though Doug McDermott hit a career milestone, Wichita State continued its unbeaten...
David Fox
9 months ago

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