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Richard Sherman
To the victors go the spoils, which is one reason why Seattle checks in at No. 1 in Athlon Sports' Fantasy Football Defense/Special Teams Rankings? Yes, the defending Super Bowl champion Seahawks get a pretty tough opponent in Aaron Rodgers and...
Mark Ross
11 months ago
Stephen Gostkowski
Stephen Gostkowski tops Athlon Sports' Week 1 Fantasy Football Kicker Rankings, but the bigger news lately concerns who won't be stretching out his leg for a while. Denver's Matt Prater, who was second only to Gostkowski in fantasy...
Mark Ross
11 months ago
There’s only one game involving a pair of SEC teams — Ole Miss makes the trip to downtown Nashville to play Vanderbilt at LP Field — but there are a few interesting non-conference games. South Carolina’s defense will be...
Mitch Light
11 months ago
Russell Wilson
The Seattle Seahawks open defense of their Super Bowl crown at home against the Green Bay Packers tonight on NBC to kick off the 2014 NFL regular season. All eyes will be on CenturyLink Field, as the Seahawks take the first step in their attempt to...
Mark Ross
11 months ago
Oregon Ducks
All of college football should be watching the Pac-12 this weekend. The two biggest games of the Week 2 slate will be played out West and will feature four teams ranked in the top 15 of the AP Poll. One of which will feature two top-10 teams....
Braden Gall
11 months ago
Kendall Fuller
 It’s another light slate of games in the ACC in Week 2. Virginia Tech-Ohio State is the only game with national appeal, but there’s intrigue in the Friday night matchup between Pittsburgh and Boston College.Most of the ACC’s...
Steven Lassan
11 months ago
Texas Longhorns
Most of the Big 12 went about its business in Week 1. All of the title contenders, with the exception of Texas Tech, won easily and looked good doing it. Unfortunately for Texas, however, their victory was far more costly than the rest of the...
Braden Gall
11 months ago
 Three Big Ten teams will be the center of the college football world in the second week of the season.The league will hope it’s not the last time that’s the case in 2014.This could be the week the Big Ten establishes its College...
David Fox
11 months ago
Seattle Seahawks
The NFL is back, as the 2014 regular season kicks off Thursday night when Seattle opens defense of its Super Bowl crown at home against Green Bay. With the journey to Super Bowl XLIX set to begin, Athlon’s editors have made their predictions...
Athlon Sports
11 months ago
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
11 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
11 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
11 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
11 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
11 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
11 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
11 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
11 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
11 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
11 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
11 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
11 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
11 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
11 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
11 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
11 months ago

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