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  SEC Media Days are here, and Athlon Sports is live from Hoover, Ala., to talk every team around the league. With the launch of the much-anticipated SEC Network right around the corner, the guys caught up with some of the biggest...
Braden Gall
11 months ago
Nate Phillips
Arizona is making steady progress under coach Rich Rodriguez, as the Wildcats are coming off back-to-back 8-5 seasons.Rodriguez is known as an offensive mastermind, which is crucial for a team that enters fall practice with uncertainty at...
Steven Lassan
11 months ago
Venric Mark
Injuries are a significant part of every college football season. Whether it’s a key starter or solid backup, an injury could derail a team’s national or conference title hopes.Several teams suffered major injuries to key players last...
Steven Lassan
11 months ago
Quin Blanding
There are at least six good reasons why top college football programs recruit the Tidewater area of Virginia. Let’s try Bruce Smith, Michael Vick, Percy Harvin, Lawrence Taylor, DeAngelo Hall and Plaxico Burress. Should we keep counting? OK,...
Athlon Sports
11 months ago
Kevin Hogan
Stanford has claimed back-to-back Pac-12 titles, and despite a bevy of personnel departures, the Cardinal should be in good shape to contend once again in 2014.Coach David Shaw continues to raise the profile of the program with three consecutive...
Steven Lassan
11 months ago
Athlon Sports
 SEC Media Days are here, and Athlon Sports is live from Hoover, Ala., to talk every team around the league. Day 3 featured the College Football Playoff, LSU, Missouri and Arkansas.  Day 3 was highlighted by a...
Braden Gall
11 months ago
HOOVER, Ala. — LSU is doing little to temper expectations for star running back Leonard Fournette.LSU coach Les Miles compared him to Michael Jordan. Fellow running back Terrence Magee compared him to Adrian Peterson.“That’s the...
David Fox
11 months ago
Notre Dame football field
Notre Dame is switching from natural grass to FieldTurf in 2014, and the Fighting Irish will also have a new field design.The traditional blank field with diagonal striping in the endzones has been a staple at Notre Dame Stadium, but there will be...
Steven Lassan
11 months ago
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell had barely finished announcing the name of the 22nd overall draft pick when all hell broke loose in Cleveland. Browns fans wasted no time in changing Johnny Manziel’s nickname from “Johnny Football,...
Athlon Sports
11 months ago
Even though Johnny Manziel wasn't the first player selected in the 2014 NFL Draft, let alone the first quarterback, no one drew more attention this May than Johnny Football. After passing on him with their first pick, the Cleveland Browns...
Athlon Sports
11 months ago
SEC fans may call the Big Ten slow, but it had a head start on what the SEC will gain in less than a month.The SEC Network will join the Big Ten Network and Pac-12 Networks as the nation’s big three college sports conference-oriented networks...
David Fox
11 months ago
UCLA Bruins alternate 2014
UCLA’s uniforms haven’t changed much in recent seasons, but the Bruins used an alternate “LA Midnight” look last season and recently unveiled a new “LA Steel” uniform for 2014.These uniforms are quite a change...
Steven Lassan
11 months ago
After playing second fiddle to Chevrolet and powerhouse NASCAR organization Hendrick Motorsports for a decade, Ford Racing seems to have found its groove with four consecutive race wins in the Cup Series. And it’s led by a face familiar to...
Matt Taliaferro
11 months ago
Taysom Hill
BYU enters its fourth season of independence poised to push for 10 wins for the second time in four years.The Cougars are coming off back-to-back eight-win campaigns, but the return of 13 starters, combined with the development of quarterback...
Steven Lassan
11 months ago
Brady Hoke
It’s easy. Or at least that’s what Devin Gardner says. The fifth-year Michigan quarterback and his teammates found little difficulty ignoring the criticisms and outrage directed at them during — and following — last year...
Athlon Sports
11 months ago
HOOVER, Ala. — Here’s a fun party game for anyone steeped in SEC history: Pick an SEC school and start rattling off that school's great college or pro quarterbacks.Alabama has Joe Namath, Ken Stabler, AJ McCarron. Tennessee has...
David Fox
11 months ago
SEC Media Days are here, and Athlon Sports is live from Hoover, Ala., to talk every team around the league. Day 2 featured South Carolina, Texas A&M, Mississippi State and Tennessee.  Day 2 was highlighted by a visit with...
Braden Gall
11 months ago
Kevin Sumlin
HOOVER, Ala. — If you have a question for Kevin Sumlin about a quarterback, maybe start with Case Keenum, his record-breaker at Houston. Or Sam Bradford, whom he coached at Oklahoma.Sumlin’s not going to talk about Kyle Allen or Kenny...
David Fox
11 months ago
HOOVER, Ala. — Steve Spurrier likes to squeeze in impressive facts on the sly.He snuck in that his tenure has seen South Carolina's first win in Knoxville and first win in Gainesville since Carolina joined the SEC. “Somebody told me...
David Fox
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
HOOVER, Ala. — South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier is generally the high point of SEC media day, always good for a quip, some perspective and maybe a little smack.Here are his greatest hits from the 2014 edition, touching on former...
Athlon Sports
11 months ago
Earl Thomas
In the 2014 edition of Athlon Sports’ Pro Football preview, we called on Ourlads Scouting Services to rank the NFL’s best at every position on the field. When it comes to determining who is the best quarterback, running back, wide...
Athlon Sports
11 months ago
Richard Sherman
One of the big developments of the 2013 NFL season was the emergence of Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman. He was not only a superior football player, but also a fixture in the headlines, making big plays and big noise. We caught up with the...
Athlon Sports
11 months ago
Bryce Petty
Baylor is coming off its first outright conference title since 1980. The Bears finished 11-2 last year, which included victories over Oklahoma and Texas, along with a 35-25 win over Kansas State in early October.The expectations at Baylor are on...
Steven Lassan
11 months ago
Dana Holgorsen
West Virginia enters its third season in the Big 12 with plenty of work to do. The Mountaineers are just 6-12 in conference play over the last two years and finished 4-8 overall in 2013.Coach Dana Holgorsen is regarded as one of the top offensive...
Steven Lassan
11 months ago

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