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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
No. 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
The statistics say Ricky Stenhouse Jr. endured a 2014 season that didn’t mesh with the lofty expectations that came with his move full-time to Sprint Cup racing after a pair of Nationwide Series titles in 2011 and ’12. The temptation is...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Aric Almirola No. 43
Entering his fourth full season at Richard Petty Motorsports, Aric Almirola is a believer that a low level of offseason turbulence — a rarity for the organization — is reason to believe that his team can keep moving forward in 2015....
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
No. 55 Brian Vickers
Brian Vickers became one of NASCAR’s feel-good stories of the 2013 season. He played the role of the comeback kid, the former young gun with a Nationwide Series title and Hendrick Motorsports on his résumé who overcame a near-fatal blood clot...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Oregon Ducks football
The battle at Oregon to replace quarterback Marcus Mariota was one of the biggest storylines set to unfold in college football’s spring practice, but coach Mark Helfrich found his answer on Monday with the announcement Eastern Washington...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Dean Smith
Dean Smith is one of the rare figures and perhaps the only figure who directly connects the birth of basketball to its modern era. Smith played at Kansas for Phog Allen, the “Father of Basketball Coaching” who played for the...
David Fox
1 year ago
Rex Ryan
For the second offseason in a row, seven NFL teams have hired new head coaches. Unlike last year, however, the most recent coaching carousel took a few unexpected turns. While Atlanta, Chicago and the Jets all fired their head coach on Dec. 29...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Clemson Tigers
Athlon Sports has averaged out the four major recruiting services team rankings for the ACC — 247Sports, Rivals.com, Scout.com and ESPN — and created the ACC consensus team recruiting rankings for 2015. Here is what we...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Tennessee Volunteers
The league’s coordinator carousel this offseason is another example of how things are just different down South. When it comes to coaching, there is no league in the nation more cutthroat than the SEC. The SEC has hired 14 new...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
The Ohio State-Michigan rivalry is among the best in college football, and the intensity between these two programs went up a notch since Jim Harbaugh arrived in Ann Arbor to return the Wolverines back to the Big Ten elite.   While these...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Revenge was the name of the game this week in college basketball. Not too long ago, the cracks appeared to be showing for teams like Duke, Villanova and Iowa State as they took key losses. A few weeks later, those losses now look like wake-up...
David Fox
1 year ago

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