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Kurt Warner
A total of 256 players heard their names called during the 2014 NFL Draft, but that doesn’t mean they will be the only ones joining the professional ranks. Every team signs a number of undrafted free agents after Mr. Irrelevant is announced...
Mark Ross
1 month ago
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Daniel Sams
After finishing 2013 with wins in six out of its last seven games, Kansas State is expected to be a top-25 program in 2014. However, the Wildcats suffered a setback on offense this week, as GoPowercat.com has reported receiver Daniel Sams has...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
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Jimbo Fisher
Conference scheduling is a hot topic in college football, and the ACC is the latest league to settle on a future format.After the first day of its league meetings, the ACC announced it would stick with an eight-game conference format in the future...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
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Twenty years. That’s how long it’s been, on May 29, since Jeff Gordon won his first NASCAR Cup Series race at the ripe old age of 22. One of the first to do so well, so young, Gordon encapsulated the perfect mix of talent, speed,...
Tom Bowles
1 month ago
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Christian Hackenberg
Penn State is one of the Big Ten’s most intriguing teams to watch in 2014. The Nittany Lions are under the direction of new coach James Franklin, who comes to Happy Valley after three seasons at Vanderbilt.Franklin guided the Commodores to...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
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Marcus Mariota
The ink literally isn’t dry on the 2014 NFL Draft since most of the newest members of the NFL haven’t even signed contracts yet.So it’s a perfect time to start looking ahead to this fall and the subsequent 2015 NFL Draft.Compared...
Braden Gall
1 month ago
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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, a new roof cam, a new night race, Kurt Busch’s Double...
Geoffrey Miller
2 months ago
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Bill Self
The SEC-Big 12 Challenge doesn’t have the long-standing status of the ACC-Big Ten Challenge, but at least in 2014, the event could match in marquee games.We had a hard time picking between Texas-Kentucky and Florida-Kansas as the top game in...
David Fox
2 months ago
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Gabe Jackson
The first round of the 2014 NFL Draft is in the books. The action was furious and unpredictable and extremely entertaining for fans. Johnny Manziel is now a Brown after Cleveland finally took the Texas A&M quarterback with their third trade of...
Braden Gall
2 months ago
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Bob Stoops
Baylor’s climb to the top of the Big 12 continued last season with an 11-2 final record and a conference championship. The Bears lost in the Fiesta Bowl against UCF, but there’s clearly staying power with Art Briles at the controls in...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
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Mike Krzyzewski
Never mind that the games won’t occur for another seven months. Three of the teams involved in the ACC-Big Ten challenge aren’t even officially in their new leagues.If, in some way, Virginia and Maryland played a basketball game today,...
David Fox
2 months ago
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Larry Johnson
Larry Johnson says he hasn’t inadvertently introduced himself as “Larry Johnson from Penn State” since he landed at Ohio State on Jan. 14. That said, he’s still adjusting to referring to Michigan as the pejorative “...
David Fox
2 months ago
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Jadeveon Clowney
The 2014 NFL Draft first round took a few twists and turns but ended up where many projected it to be (with Johnny Manziel and Teddy Bridgewater in the first round) and with the same big winner from a college perspective (the SEC).Jadeveon Clowney...
David Fox
2 months ago
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With a favorable schedule, 2014 could be a big season for BYU. The Cougars could go 10-2 or 11-1, which would place Bronco Mendenhall’s team in the discussion to be a top-25 team in 2014.And BYU plans to change up its home uniforms for 2014,...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
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Connor Halliday
The Pac-12 is always home to some of the nation’s top offenses, and the quarterback play in the league should be strong once again in 2014.Oregon’s Marcus Mariota is one of the favorites to win the Heisman, and big things are expected...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
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Austin Seferian-Jenkins
Athlon Sports continues its series looking back the best players of the BCS Era (1998-2013). Today, the staff ranks the 10 best tight ends to play at least one season during the BCS Era.Note: Florida's Aaron Hernandez was No. 5 initially but...
Braden Gall
2 months ago
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We’ve reached the end of our preseason rankings debate with the Pac-12. Oregon and Stanford have ruled this league for four years, but we have a handful of reasons to wonder if that reign can continue.Washington has a new coach and a new...
David Fox
2 months ago
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Sammy Watkins
The NFL Draft started back in 1936, a time when there was no media coverage and nine rounds of selections.  That year, only 24 of the 81 drafted players opted to sign contracts and play in the National Football League.  The draft has...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
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Stanford Cardinal
David Bakhtiari was the 109th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.The left tackle out of Colorado was the ninth offensive tackle taken in the NFL Draft a year ago and all he did was start 16 games as a rookie protecting Aaron Rodgers' blind side...
Braden Gall
2 months ago
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Gus Malzahn
The SEC West is the toughest division in college football, with the Iron Bowl rivalry between Alabama and Auburn taking center stage once again in 2014.Auburn experienced a quick turnaround in Gus Malzahn’s first year, finishing 12-2 and...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
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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
2 months ago
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The second part of our SEC rankings and preseason preview continues with the West Division, home of four of the last five national champions. The SEC West was the toughest division for Athlon Sports to pick this season, especially in the middle.The...
David Fox
2 months ago
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Arkansas Razorbacks
The State of Alabama is the epicenter of college football.Alabama and Auburn have won either the SEC or BCS national championship in five consecutive seasons and have won the SEC West in five of the last six seasons. Needless to say, the Iron Bowl...
Braden Gall
2 months ago
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Melvin Gordon
The Big Ten produced seven 1,000-yard rushers last season, headlined by Nebraska’s Ameer Abdullah with 1,690 yards on 281 attempts. Abdullah was joined in the 1,000-yard club by Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon and James White, Ohio State...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
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As an unproven rookie in 2006, restrictor plate racing put Denny Hamlin on the map. A victory in the Bud Shootout, NASCAR’s exhibition to open the season, proved the catalyst for a freshman phenom who wound up third in the final point...
Tom Bowles
2 months ago

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