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Eddie Lacy
I’m giving the entire NFL a mulligan.With about a month left before the 2014 edition of the NFL Draft, Athlon Sports looks back at last year’s first round and tries to correct some mistakes. With a year of knowledge, game tapes, awards...
Braden Gall
11 months ago
The debate concerning preseason rankings has started around the Athlon Sports offices, and we’re giving you an inside look at all the things that will shape the 2014 countdown.Braden Gall, David Fox and Steven Lassan take you inside the...
David Fox
11 months ago
Brett Hundley
Every year, it seems the Pac-12 is home to some of the top quarterbacks in the nation. And it should be no surprise that narrative holds true in 2014, as the league possesses three potential All-American candidates this year.Oregon’s Marcus...
Steven Lassan
11 months ago
Bobby Petrino
After Maryland’s departure to the Big Ten, the ACC maintained its 14-team setup by adding Louisville from the American Athletic Conference. The Cardinals were one of the top programs in the old Big East and went 23-3 over the last two years....
Steven Lassan
11 months ago
Here’s a question for you: What does Kevin Harvick have that fellow modern-era drivers, both NASCAR Hall of Famers in Rusty Wallace and Dale Jarrett, do not?  The answer, after Saturday night’s win in Darlington, is a victory in...
Tom Bowles
11 months ago
Pete Lembo
Every year, there’s a new crop of rising stars in college football’s coaching ranks ready to make an appearance on the national stage. Alabama's Nick Saban, Ohio State's Urban Meyer, Notre Dame's Brian Kelly and Florida...
Steven Lassan
11 months ago
Davis Webb
The Big 12 has been home to some of the top quarterbacks in college football during the BCS Era. The conference isn’t at an elite level under center in 2014, but the talent is clearly on the rise.Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty should be a...
Steven Lassan
11 months ago
C.J. Brown
The Big Ten is set to grow by two teams in 2014. Rutgers and Maryland will officially join the conference on July 1, expanding the Big Ten to a 14-team league and changing the divisional alignment once again.Rutgers was arguably one of the biggest...
Steven Lassan
11 months ago
When UCLA and Stephen F. Austin met in the Sweet 16, the game represented two of the success stories for first-year coaches.UCLA coach Steve Alford, whose hire received lukewarm reviews, advanced the Bruins to the second weekend of the NCAA...
David Fox
11 months ago
Bo Pelini with cat
So far, it has been an interesting offseason for Nebraska. Well, interesting in a good way.Nebraska coach Bo Pelini appears to be having a lot of fun since beating Georgia in the Gator Bowl, as he had a Twitter interaction with his alter ego (@...
Steven Lassan
11 months ago
Miami Hurricanes new uniforms 2014
Spring football is all about trying to build as much positive buzz as possible until the fall, and unveiling new uniforms and helmets is just one way to establish momentum for any FBS program.Miami’s ACC rival Florida State recently unveiled...
Steven Lassan
11 months ago
Florida State football new uniforms
Florida State’s jerseys haven’t changed much in recent years, but the Seminoles are getting a significant uniform overhaul for 2014. The change isn’t drastic, but the helmets, jerseys and pants were tweaked.As with any uniform...
Steven Lassan
11 months ago
Dorial Green-Beckham
The career of wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham is over at Missouri. Green-Beckham was recently suspended due to an off-the-field incident, but on Friday, coach Gary Pinkel dismissed the former No. 1 recruit from the team.Green-Beckham was...
Steven Lassan
11 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, a possible Denny Hamlin rebound, a surging rookie, a less-...
Geoffrey Miller
11 months ago
NFL Draft: Ranking the No. 1 Picks Since Expansion
The NFL Draft is an inexact science. It always has been and it always will be.In fact, millions of dollars are poured into travel, scouting, evaluation, interviewing, discussing and debating the merits of Prospect A versus Prospect B in every NFL...
Braden Gall
11 months ago
Gary Patterson
The Big 12 did not have a banner year in 2013, as only three teams from the conference finished ranked in the final Associated Press poll, and the bottom four teams in the league combined for just seven conference victories.Heading into the 2014...
Steven Lassan
11 months ago
All-conference and All-American teams are a great indicator as to who are the best players in the nation. Earning first-team honors more than once is a pretty good sign that you were one of the best at your position during your career. The rare...
Braden Gall
11 months ago
Bralon Addison
The Pac-12 title race is expected to be a tight battle between Oregon, Stanford, USC and UCLA.The Ducks are considered by some to be the preseason favorite, but Mark Helfrich’s team suffered a setback on Thursday, as receiver Bralon Addison...
Steven Lassan
11 months ago
Archie Miller
The NCAA Tournament ended with one winner and 67 losers in the bracket, but not all of those results are created equal.Kansas’ loss in the round of 32 isn’t exactly the same as Mercer’s, for example.The true winner, in both the...
David Fox
11 months ago
Al Golden
The ACC Coastal has been one of the toughest divisions to predict over the last few years, and nothing is expected to change in 2014.In 2012, North Carolina, Miami and Georgia Tech tied for the division crown at 5-3. Last year, Duke won the Coastal...
Steven Lassan
11 months ago
Mississippi State football new uniforms
Mississippi State has updated its uniform and helmet combination a couple of times under coach Dan Mullen, and it appears the Bulldogs will make a few tweaks for 2014.According to this photo tweeted by @LoganLowery, Mississippi State’s new...
Steven Lassan
11 months ago
Trevor Siemian
When Northwestern’s Trevor Siemian heard the question about one of his receivers, Miles Shuler, the Wildcats quarterback sighed in relief.“Awesome, a football question, great,” Siemian said.Northwestern’s spring practice...
David Fox
11 months ago
For a few minutes and for a small sliver of the college football world, the national championship game was of secondary concern.In Lincoln, Nebraska coach Bo Pelini sat down to watch the BCS championship game between Florida State and Auburn and...
David Fox
11 months ago
Christian Hackenberg
Michigan and Penn State are two of the premier programs in the Big Ten, but neither the Wolverines or Nittany Lions have won more than eight games in a season over the last two years.The lack of success by Michigan and Penn State on a national...
Steven Lassan
11 months ago
All-conference teams are a great indicator as to who is the best in each league. Earning first-team honors more than once is a pretty good sign that you were one of the best at your position during your career. The rare three-time (or even four-...
Braden Gall
11 months ago

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