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Building a consistent winner in one college sport is tough enough. Building two in the most high-profile sports? That’s something special. Only so many programs can contend for both college football and college basketball...
David Fox
1 year ago
Nebraska basketball will wear throwbacks to the 1954-55 team for Sunday’s game against Iowa. The replicas are designed to commemorate the 60th anniversary of coach Jerry Bush’s first Cornhuskers team during Legends Weekend. Stan...
David Fox
1 year ago
In North Carolina’s first home game since the passing of legendary coach Dean Smith, the Tar Heels ran a fitting tribute to the man whose name graces the arena. The Tar Heels ran Smith’s famous Four Corners offense on their first...
David Fox
1 year ago
Dale Earnhardt Jr.
To understand the immense popularity of Dale Earnhardt Jr., a history lesson is in order. And no one is more qualified to deliver it than Earnhardt Jr. himself. He did so shortly after striding into the media center at Martinsville Speedway last...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Brad Keselowski No. 2
Rabble-rouser. Rebel. Public pest. That’s just a taste of what critics labeled Brad Keselowski in 2014, peers and media alike, as the driver made national news throughout the Chase. When it was over, he ascended the throne — not as...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Jimmie Johnson No. 48
A year ago, Jimmie Johnson was coming off his sixth Sprint Cup championship, looking down the barrel of NASCAR history and the seven-title record held by Hall of Famers Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt. It seemed inevitable that Johnson, already a...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Kevin Harvick
The 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup season is set to begin with Sunday’s running of the Daytona 500. With the race to the Chase and the Sprint Cup Championship about to get re-started, Athlon asked crew chiefs and drivers to talk anonymously about the...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Recent years have brought an influx of impact football coaches into the Pac-12 — Rich Rodriguez, Todd Graham and Jim L. Mora have all taken their schools to new heights. Mark Helfrich and David Shaw picked up where their predecessors...
David Fox
1 year ago
Tony Stewart
For weeks he didn’t want to leave his house. Merely rising out of bed was a challenge. He didn’t want to see friends, family or any familiar faces. Mostly, he just wanted to be left alone — alone to deal with his despair, his...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Kevin Harvick No. 4
Up until 2014, Kevin Harvick’s place in NASCAR lore was simple: “The man who replaced Dale Earnhardt.” Called into service a year ahead of schedule following the sport’s most horrific tragedy, Harvick was owner Richard...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Joey Logano No. 22
Joey Logano’s been termed the “best thing since sliced bread” for a decade now, but 2014 was the year he finally earned that label. Logano, who had three career wins entering the season, won five times and went all the way to...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
J.J. Watt
The 2015 NFL Scouting Combine is underway in Indianapolis, as this year’s crop of prospects takes the first step in the job interview process leading up to the draft (April 30-May 2). While opinions on the value of the “Underwear...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Urban Meyer
For several years, the Big Ten has had a roster of basketball coaches that could rival only the ACC. Now, the league is working to make sure its roster of football coaches rivals only the SEC. Names like Tom Izzo, Bo Ryan, John Beilein...
David Fox
1 year ago
Jeff Gordon No. 24
Jeff Gordon’s season was lost in a matter of moments — but boy, what a season it was. His four wins were the most he had posted in a single year since his dominant 2007 campaign, and his 10.4 average finish was the best among all...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Dale Earnhardt Jr. No. 88
The driver known to legions of race fans simply as “Junior” turned 40 in 2014, but Earnhardt appeared rejuvenated. With four victories, he doubled his total with Hendrick Motorsports and completed his best season across the board in a...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Rob Manfred
Teams have started to report to spring training in Florida and Arizona, which means the 2015 MLB season has officially begun. Opening Day is still six weeks away, but here are 15 storylines to whet your appetite between now and then. 1. He...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Carl Edwards No. 19
This season, it’s championship or bust for Carl Edwards. That NASCAR’s most natural pitchman has lofty expectations in plain view for 2015 isn’t much of a surprise. Optimism and external motivation are hallmarks of Edwards...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Deshaun Watson
College football’s spring practice session is already underway for some teams, which means the countdown to the 2015 season can officially start. Quarterback play is always under a microscope and several playoff or conference title...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Step back five years and the list of football-basketball coaching tandems in the ACC looks pretty crazy. That Mike Krzyzewski is the basketball representative at Duke probably makes sense, but what about the Blue Devils having a successful...
David Fox
1 year ago
Justise Winslow
It’s not just you: The Duke-North Carolina rivalry is played a little later these days. The two Tobacco Road foes meet for the first time on Feb. 18 this season. Last year, they didn’t meet for the first time until Feb. 20. Compare...
David Fox
1 year ago
Ohio State’s quarterback situation will be one of the nation’s most intriguing battles to watch this offseason. Out of the trio competing for the No. 1 spot – Cardale Jones, Braxton Miller and J.T. Barrett – Jones is...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Seton Hall suspended guard Sterling Gibbs for two games for throwing a punch at Villanova’s Ryan Arcidiacono while fighting for a loose ball during the Wildcats’ 80-54 win Monday. Gibbs was ejected for a flagrant foul for the...
David Fox
1 year ago
Matt Kenseth No. 20
Predicting where Matt Kenseth will end up at the end of this season isn’t easy after the results he’s turned in during the past two years. But there is good news buried inside that confusion: Even if Kenseth replicates the worst of his...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Opening Day is less than two months away. Just keep repeating that, Boston Red Sox fans. Maybe it will help warm the soul. After one look at Fenway Park, though, maybe not. Boston is enduring its snowiest month on record, and not even...
David Fox
1 year ago
Kyle Busch No. 18
Kyle Busch demands perfection from the racecar and has no qualms about ratcheting up the pressure on his crew chief to make that happen. It’s understandable that Busch has a periodic revolving door of team leaders, a merry-go-round that...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago

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