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Russ Smith played the role of rally killer early against Kentucky with a ridiculous dunk over Wildcats star freshman Julius Randle.Louisville pulled away early before Kentucky went on an 11-3 run. Smith halted any momentum for the Wildcats with a...
Athlon Sports
10 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, NASCAR’s officiating errors, the return of the Truck...
Geoffrey Miller
10 months ago
Everett Golson
Brian Kelly is entering his fifth season as the Notre Dame head coach after winning 21 games over the last two years.His fifth season will be a fascinating tour de force for a variety of reasons. First, he had to rebuild his staff after both...
Braden Gall
10 months ago
Adreian Payne
For Michigan State, reaching the Final Four is almost a birthright.For Virginia, reaching the Final Four has been a long time coming.Of course, neither can seal a trip in Friday’s Sweet 16 game, but that’s just an illustration of the...
David Fox
10 months ago
Russ Smith
Take note, college football, this is what you were missing from your postseason before the playoff took over.The state of Kentucky is a state of Alabama of sorts for college basketball. Just as Alabama and Auburn accounted for every national title...
David Fox
10 months ago
Fred Hoiberg
The careers of Fred Hoiberg and Kevin Ollie have been connected nearly from the start.On Friday, they’ll meet in the Sweet 16, the first trip to the regional semifinal for both coaches.The pair met in high school when they took a visit to...
David Fox
10 months ago
Nik Stauskas
Transformation is one of the key words for both Michigan and Tennessee as they reached the Sweet 16.The top players for both teams have transformed themselves from last season. Michigan's Nik Stauskas added muscle to make him much more than a...
David Fox
10 months ago
Sean Miller
All year, it seems Arizona has been waiting for one thing or another to catch up to the Wildcats to prevent them from making a deep run in the postseason.First, the injury to veteran forward Brandon Ashley was supposed to hamper Arizona. Then, the...
David Fox
10 months ago
Arizona's athletic freshman forward Aaron Gordon brought the Wildcats back to a 2-point deficit against San Diego State with this ridiculous alley oop and dunk.  HIGHLIGHT: A HUGE alley-oop brings Arizona within two in the second half...
David Fox
10 months ago
Frank Kaminsky
The best way for Wisconsin to prove this Badgers team is different was the kind of game that encouraged viewers to tune out.Wisconsin has struggled to advance in the NCAA Tournament in the past thanks in part to a methodical offense that hit a snag...
David Fox
10 months ago
Julius Randle
After Mercer got the best of Duke and Jabari Parker, the Blue Devils’ star freshman told reporters he his college career was “incomplete.”Parker, who could be the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA Draft, could have picked few words...
David Fox
10 months ago
Eric Hosmer
The 2013 MLB season included the Boston Red Sox going from worst in the AL East in 2012 to World Series champions, the Pittsburgh Pirates breaking their record streak of 20 straight losing seasons and the Cleveland Indians improving their win total...
Mark Ross
10 months ago
Rutgers Scarlet Knights
The College Football Playoff Era doesn’t just ring in a new era of postseason football for Rutgers. It’s a complete overhaul.The Scarlet Knights will play in their third different conference in three years after the defunct Big East...
Braden Gall
10 months ago
Washington State Cougars
It only took two seasons for Mike Leach to turn a perennial Pac-12 doormat into a bowl team.The Cougars went to three straight bowls from 2001-03 but hadn’t been back to the postseason since. Leach capped his first season with a remarkable...
Braden Gall
10 months ago
Laquon Treadwell
Spring practice is underway for nearly all 128 college football teams, and the countdown to the 2014 season has officially started. There’s still a long way to go before August and the start of next year, but it’s never too early to...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
Nick Johnson
No one would doubt the coaching credentials for Sean Miller and Steve Fisher. Nor would anyone discount Arizona and San Diego State as two of the nation’s top programs right now West of the Rocky Mountains.Still, a bit of legitimacy is on the...
David Fox
10 months ago
Perhaps it’s inevitable Wisconsin and Baylor would meet in the Sweet 16 with the way the season has gone.Both teams started on hot streaks — Wisconsin at 16-0 and Baylor at 12-1 — before falling apart early in conference play.In...
David Fox
10 months ago
Kyle Anderson
Florida and UCLA are as familiar as two teams from opposite ends as the the country can be.The Gators and Bruins will meet in the NCAA Tournament for the fourth time since 2006, each at a different stage. Florida defeated UCLA in the 2006 title...
David Fox
10 months ago
Vee Sanford
The first game of the Sweet 16 is a classic example of why bubble talk is so captivating.All a team has to do is get into the field and anything can happen.In early March, neither Stanford nor Dayton were assured of spots in the field. Only a late...
David Fox
10 months ago
Los Angeles Dodgers
Would you rather live in San Diego or Cleveland? Who you rather play in Yankee Stadium or Tropicana Field? Who would you rather work for? A Steinbrenner or a giant cable company?Certainly, winning baseball is really all that matters in the end...
Braden Gall
10 months ago
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
10 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
10 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
10 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
10 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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