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With 15 starters back, hopes are high for Northwestern to contend for the Big Ten title. The Wildcats open the year on the road at California and plan to wear an alternate white helmet in that road contest.For the first time since 1980, a white...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Mississippi State football alternate Egg Bowl jersey
The battle for bragging rights in Mississippi is one of the SEC’s top rivalry games each season. Mississippi State-Ole Miss play in the annual Egg Bowl in late November, and the rivalry has gone up a notch in recent years, especially with the...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Casey Pachall
As expected, transitioning to the Big 12 wasn’t an easy task for TCU. Of course, it didn’t help the Horned Frogs had to play nearly all of 2012 without one of the conference’s top quarterbacks. Despite an early-season suspension...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Tony Creecy
NC State went 24-15 over the last three years, but that wasn’t enough for coach Tom O’Brien to keep his job. O’Brien was canned after the regular season finale, and athletic director Debbie Yow turned to Dave Doeren to take the...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Wisconsin Badgers red helmet
Wisconsin hasn’t had many uniform changes in recent years, but the Badgers plan to wear an alternate helmet in 2013.Instead of the white helmet with the red logo, Wisconsin plans to reverse the colors for at least one game. The Badgers will...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Jake Locker
The Titans faithful hope the third time is a charm for coach Mike Munchak and quarterback Jake Locker, who are each entering their third season with the franchise following the disastrous breakup of Jeff Fisher and Vince Young.With iconic owner Bud...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
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Jason Witten and Tony Romo
After an “uncomfortable” offseason, the Cowboys believe they are ready to contend. Defensive coordinator Rob Ryan and much of the coaching staff paid the price for a third consecutive non-winning season after Jones vowed to make things...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
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Loucheiz Purifoy
The SEC is known for its defense, so it should be no surprise that two of college football’s top four defensive backfields hail from that conference. Florida takes the top spot in Athlon’s 2013 secondary rankings, as the Gators have a...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Yesterday, Athlon looked at the most beneficial home schedules in college football for the 2013 season. We considered the best home schedules to be those that would be most helpful to a team’s goals by bringing the toughest opponents to the...
David Fox
1 year ago
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SEC Football
The most anticipated Game of the Century of the Year of the Universe the last two years in all of college football was Alabama vs. LSU. Well, as it turned out, last year’s Bama-LSU game might have been the most entertaining game in the series...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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Big Ten Football
Many believe that a renewal of the 10-Year War between Ohio State and Michigan could be the only thing that saves the Big Ten. While there is no need to add pressure to an already elite, if not the nation’s best, rivalry game, the season...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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For a conference cobbled together from remnants of the Big East and Conference USA plus one Atlantic 10 program, the American Athletic Conference naturally has a disparate collection of coaches.In the Big East, Louisville’s Rick Pitino was in...
David Fox
1 year ago
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Braves' Jason Heyward Has Jaw Broken By Pitch (GIF)
Braves outfielder Jason Heyward sustained two jaw fractures when he was struck by a 90-mph fastball from Mets left-hander Jonathon Niese on Wednesday. He will undergo surgery Thursday, and is expected to miss 4-6 weeks. We wish him a speedy...
Rich McVey
1 year ago
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Anthony Barr
Less than 10 days until kickoff.Contact us on twitter with a link or a tip we should include each day. (@AthlonSteven)College Football's Must-Read Stories Around the Web for Wednesday, August 21stUCLA linebacker Anthony Barr was injured in...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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News this week that season ticket sales at Vanderbilt were down shocked anyone who’s been paying attention to the college football landscape.The Commodores are enjoying their best run in decades at a time when the SEC is on top. They’ve...
David Fox
1 year ago
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ACC expansion solidified the league and added to the depth of both the football and basketball lineups.The basketball benches, though, is where ACC fans may notice the biggest upgrade. Both of the country’s 900-win coaches now work in the...
David Fox
1 year ago
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Taylor Kelly
UCLA has represented the South Division in the Pac-12 Championship in each of the last two seasons. But the Bruins face stiffer competition for the top spot in 2013, as USC is due to rebound, and Arizona State is a team on the rise.The Sun Devils...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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College Football’s 2013 season has yet to start, but the SEC is already planning for 2014. On Wednesday, the conference released its 2014 slate, headlined by a Thursday night opener on Aug. 28 between Texas A&M and South Carolina.Here are...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Adrian Peterson
On New Year’s Day 2012, the Vikings stumbled across the finish line of the most miserable season in franchise history. That day’s home loss to Chicago completed a 3–13 collapse. And with the defeat coming only two days after...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
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Jamaal Charles
The Chiefs turned the page yet again after another miserable season, this time parting ways with general manager Scott Pioli and coach Romeo Crennel after yet another unsuccessful regime in Kansas City.Now for the good news: The Chiefs landed...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
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To help guide you through the 2013 Fantasy NASCAR season, Athlon Sports contributor Geoffrey Miller will be offering his best predictions for each race. And because Yahoo's Fantasy Auto Racing game is arguably the most popular, he’ll...
Geoffrey Miller
1 year ago
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With the Wolverines expected to run more of a pro-style offense now that Devin Gardner is the full-time quarterback, the receiving corps was under pressure to step up in 2013. But this unit suffered a huge loss on Wednesday, as sophomore Amara...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Alabama cornerback Geno Smith was arrested over the weekend on DUI charges. As a result of his off-the-field incident, the sophomore has been suspended for the season opener against Virginia Tech in Atlanta. Smith was expected to be one of the...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Shayne Skov
It’s a tough call for the No. 1 spot in college football’s linebacker units for 2013. Stanford and Alabama are both deserving of the top honor, but a slight edge goes to the Cardinal. Shayne Skov should be closer to full strength now...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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The Baylor Bears cost the Big 12 a lot of money last year.That’s because late on a November Saturday night, Art Briles’ group put an absolute beat down on the then-unbeaten Kansas State Wildcats 52-24. The loss knocked Bill Snyder...
Braden Gall
1 year ago

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