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Roy Williams spent the summer recovering from surgery after having his right knee replaced. The operation capped a season filled with physical pain and swings of emotion for North Carolina’s Hall of Fame coach. The Tar Heels won their first...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
Since winning the national title in 2008, the Kansas Jayhawks have earned four No. 1 seeds and three No. 2 seeds in the NCAA Tournament. They have just one Final Four berth to show for it.   Not to worry, though. In what’s becoming a...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
Skyler Howard
West Virginia offensive coordinator Joe Wickline and head coach Dana Holgorsen return to their former school (Oklahoma State) in their quest to remain undefeated in this cinderella season.   The Oklahoma State Cowboys have stayed mostly...
Jeremy Simon
4 months ago
Wilton Speight
Prior to the start of the regular season, most people likely assumed the Michigan Wolverines (7-0) would be the favorites entering their yearly matchup against the Michigan State Spartans (2-5). Favored by 23.5 points though? Probably not....
Mike Bainbridge
4 months ago
Athlon Sports' Braden Gall and Mitch Light preview Week 9 in college football.   - Will Week 9 feature a lot of upsets as many conference contenders are on the road facing tough tests. This group includes Clemson, West Virginia...
Braden Gall
4 months ago
Marcus Cox
Appalachian State and Georgia Southern have a rivalry known as “Deeper than Hate,” which should tell you everything you need to know about why you should tune into Thursday night’s game. The two schools were both FCS powers before...
Andrew Dellapina
4 months ago
Kareem Hunt
The Thursday night clash between Ohio and Toledo in the Glass Bowl features two of the MAC’s top teams and could be the first of two meetings between these two programs in 2016. Of course, there’s an asterisk by that note, as the...
Steven Lassan
4 months ago
Deondre Francois
College football’s Week 9 slate kicks off on Thursday night with five matchups. Virginia Tech at Pitt and California at USC are the two marquee contests on Thursday, but Appalachian State at Georgia Southern is a key game for positioning...
Steven Lassan
4 months ago
Jamaal Williams
Like many seasons for BYU as an independent football program, the Cougars through eight games have faced one of the toughest schedules in the country. According to the Sagarin Rankings, the BYU is ranked 15th in terms of strength of schedule....
Mitch Harper
4 months ago
Malcolm Brogdon has left The Grounds. The face of the program during its rise under Tony Bennett, the steady and cerebral shooting guard capped his career by being voted ACC Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year and a consensus first-...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
Chris Mack and the Musketeers exceeded expectations last season, winning 28 games and spending much of the year ranked in the top 10.   This season, with arguably their three top players back, the Musketeers will be expected to contend for...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
The NFL is in full swing, and the competition off the field among fans is nearly as heated as the competition on the field on game day.   The Athlon Sports Pro Football Experts Club presented by New Era gives you the...
John Gworek
4 months ago
Trevor Knight
The first eight weeks of the college football season are in the books and Week 8 produced one of the season's biggest upsets with Penn State's victory over Ohio State. While the Buckeyes dropped from the ranks of the unbeaten, the...
Steven Lassan
4 months ago
Terrell Newby
The Saturday night showdown between Nebraska and Wisconsin is one of the most anticipated games for Week 9. The winner of this matchup solidifies a case as the top team in the Big Ten West’s Division and moves a step closer to booking a trip...
Steven Lassan
4 months ago
One of Greg Gard’s biggest challenges in his first full season as Wisconsin’s coach might be distributing playing time on a deep and experienced roster.   The Badgers return their top 10 players in terms of minutes played from a...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
For one of the few times in 30 years, Arizona won’t play one of the nation’s most difficult non-conference schedules, choosing to play home games against Sacred Heart, Northern Colorado, Grand Canyon, Texas Southern, Cal-Bakersfield,...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
Week 8 is in the books and the Athlon Sports Cover 2 podcast breaks it all down. Don't forget to subscribe here and rate us if you like (or don't like) what you hear!   - Ohio State fell to Penn State but was the win a...
Braden Gall
4 months ago
Alabama’s defense is so ridiculously talented and utterly dominant that the only thing it can be compared to right now is playing on the “Heisman” skill level in the late NCAA Football video game series.   If you love and...
Jim Weber
4 months ago
Names have changed, and roles have been rearranged at Michigan State, but the Spartans and Tom Izzo will carry their usual knockout power into the important parts of the season. Serious contention for championship belts, however, will probably have...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
Tom Crean’s team sits in a similar position to last season: Few will pick Indiana to win the Big Ten regular season, but few should be surprised if the Hoosiers deliver. After starting slowly, Indiana finished with gusto, winning the Big Ten...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
Joe Williams
Week 8 of the 2016 college football season produced several big performances and memorable moments. Alabama continued to distance itself from the rest of the nation, as the Crimson Tide handled Texas A&M to remain unbeaten. LSU and...
Steven Lassan
4 months ago
Leonard Fournette
Week 8 of the 2016 college football season produced several big performances and memorable moments from the SEC. Alabama handled Texas A&M to remain unbeaten and solidify its place as the favorite to win it all in 2016. LSU used...
Steven Lassan
4 months ago
Leonard Fournette
Interim coach Ed Orgeron looks to build momentum for keeping the full-time job at LSU, as the Tigers host Ole Miss in a critical game for positioning within the SEC West on Saturday night. The Rebels won last year’s meeting in convincing...
Steven Lassan
4 months ago
Jalen Hurts
The best matchup of college football’s Week 8 slate takes place in Tuscaloosa, as Alabama hosts Texas A&M in a clash of top 10 teams. Not only does this matchup feature significant implications in the SEC West title picture, but this game...
Steven Lassan
4 months ago
Virginia Tech’s NCAA Tournament drought reached its ninth year in 2015-16, but there were signs that it may soon come to an end. Buzz Williams, entering his third season as head coach, worked his magic and led the Hokies to a nine-win...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago

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