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Mark Dantonio
Mark Dantonio didn’t set out to be everyone’s favorite coach in the Big Ten.Seven seasons after he arrived to fix a broken Michigan State program, there’s a sense he still wants to be seen as a full-time taskmaster.The image,...
David Fox
10 months ago
Todd Gurley
Athlon Sports has formed a Heisman Trophy committee. Each week, we will ask 13 members of the national college football media to rank their top candidates for the Heisman Trophy. Each voter will rank their top five candidates, with each first-...
Braden Gall
10 months ago
College Football
 Week 1 is in the books and the entire world is overreacting. Hosts David Fox and Braden Gall recap the entire first weekend of action and tell you what they learned about each of the Big 5 conferences. Injuries, upsets, letdowns and analysis...
Braden Gall
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
Ohio State Buckeyes
Every Saturday night, Athlon Sports’ Braden Gall hosts The Scoreboard Show on SiriusXM College Sports Nation, Ch. 91. Every Tuesday, Athlon Sports will feature his take on the national conversation from fans to players to coaches. Follow the...
Braden Gall
10 months ago
Cam Newton
The Seattle Seahawks may be the defending Super Bowl champions, but parity reigns supreme in the NFL. Don’t believe me? The past five Super Bowls have featured 10 different teams. Last season, 11 teams won 10 or more games, while 12...
Mark Ross
10 months ago
NASCAR’s new Chase format was designed to make the regular season finale a “can’t miss” on anyone’s calendar. With 16 postseason slots available, chances are at least one would be available at Richmond, and with any...
Tom Bowles
10 months ago
Urban Meyer
The Big Ten will have to wait another week to have a good grip on its College Football Playoff hopes.Perhaps that seems an obvious statement considering it’s Week 2. But imagine if Wisconsin hadn’t collapsed in the second half against...
David Fox
10 months ago
It was a rather eventful first weekend of action for the Big 12.  Oklahoma, Baylor, Texas, Kansas State and TCU were picked to finish in the upper half of the league and each did nothing in Week 1 prove anything otherwise.  The...
Braden Gall
10 months ago
James Conner
Week 1 of the 2014 college football season brought plenty of surprises and disappointments, and the ACC was a mixed bag of success. Florida State had to sweat more than expected against Oklahoma State but still managed to win 37-31. Despite the...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
The first week of the SEC season saw the emergence of a new star at Texas A&M, the domination of a returning star at Georgia and the continued excellence of an Auburn offense that featured new players in starring roles. The names change...
Mitch Light
10 months ago
Washington Huskies
The Pac-12 held serve in Week 1. But just barely. Most of the contenders — Oregon, Stanford, Arizona State, USC, Arizona and Utah — crushed overmatched opponents to start the year. But UCLA had to fight to top...
Braden Gall
10 months ago
Bryce Petty
Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty suffered two cracked transverse processes in his back against SMU and is listed as day-to-day.Petty played against SMU but was clearly limited after suffering the injury in the first half. The senior finished the...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
Everett Golson
Numbers and statistics are a huge part of college football. Every Sunday, reading updated box scores and stats is like Christmas for fans and media members. Some stats like total offense and total defense are overrated but each help paint a picture...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
The bar had been set impossibly high for Todd Gurley for his junior season at Georgia.Maybe not high enough.Gurley earned Athlon Sports National Player of the Week honors in a 45-21 win over Clemson in perhaps the finest game of his career.Thanks...
David Fox
10 months ago
Karlos Williams
Starting Jan. 7, the task has been to try to figure out how the 2014 season is going to transpire.It’s only natural after five days of actual, real-live data — sorry, games — to overreact.After the first week, Alabama’s pass...
David Fox
10 months ago
Oregon Ducks
Just when you think you've got it all figured out… the season starts. Texas A&M, Rutgers and Temple got things started on Thursday evening in shocking fashion by pulling off huge upsets. The madness continued on Saturday...
Braden Gall
10 months ago
Stewart-Haas Racing’s Kevin Harvick had the field covered on-track at the 1.54-mile Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday night; Joe Gibbs Racing’s Denny Hamlin and Matt Kenseth had it covered on pit road. But at the end of a grueling 335-...
Matt Taliaferro
10 months ago
NC State got its 2014 season off to a good start with a victory over Georgia Southern. The Wolfpack had to rally to beat the Eagles but getting into the win column was critical for second-year coach Dave Doeren.NC State is favored to win its second...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
It’s Week 1 of the college football season, so it’s no surprise each team has a few kinks to work out. Of course, that also extends into the gameday operations workers, as well as cheerleaders, mascots or anyone else around a college...
Steven Lassan
11 months ago
Les Miles
Credit LSU for following the script.The Tigers fell behind in the first half, rolled the dice successfully on a trick play and then let its plug-and-play run game and secondary take over.Even down by 17 to Wisconsin, LSU was able to follow the Les...
David Fox
11 months ago
Lane Kiffin
ATLANTA — The Lane Kiffin-as-Alabama-offensive-coordinator is one game old, so let’s review it, shall we?Of course this is way too early for a referendum on the most compelling assistant coaching hire in the SEC, but Week 1 is...
David Fox
11 months ago
Nick Saban
ATLANTA — Let the overreaction in Tuscaloosa continue.The final product from Alabama’s opener against West Virginia will look great, especially given the circumstances.An offense with a first-year starting quarterback and new...
David Fox
11 months ago
Illinois’ 28-17 victory over Youngstown State certainly wasn’t a thing of beauty, but neither was this punt executed by the Penguins.Youngstown State’s punter rolled to his right to punt, and instead of bombing the ball downfield...
Steven Lassan
11 months ago
Nebraska receiver Jordan Westerkamp made one of the best plays of Week 1 by making an acrobatic, behind-the-back catch.Quarterback Tommy Armstrong’s pass was on target to be intercepted, but deflected off the FAU defensive back and into the...
Steven Lassan
11 months ago

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