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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
1 month ago
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Taylor Heinicke
The start of the college football season is less than 100 days away, and Athlon Sports is counting down the top teams for the upcoming year.Florida State is Athlon’s pick to win the national championship, with Nick Saban's Alabama Crimson...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
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Four rookies went to the Pro Bowl in 2013. Three played on offense and they all were from the NFC North — the Packers' Eddie Lacy, the Bears’ Kyle Long and Vikings’ Cordarrelle Patterson. The lone defensive Pro Bowler was San...
Braden Gall
1 month ago
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Todd Gurley
2014 SEC PredictionsEast DivisionSECOverall 1. Georgia (No. 8)6-210-32. South Carolina (No. 9)6-210-2 3. Florida (No. 23)4-47-5 4. Missouri (No. 25)4-48-4 5. Tennessee (No. 42)3-56-6 6. Vanderbilt (No. 44)2-66-6 7. Kentucky (No. 70)1-74-...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
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Two and a half weeks ago, a NASCAR storyline was growing: Jimmie Johnson was doomed. The No. 48 was winless, crew chief Chad Knaus and his driver were fighting with one another and a Chase bid, let alone a bid for a seventh championship, could be...
Tom Bowles
1 month ago
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theSeanGshow is already winning the internet this week.It is the beginning of June and College Football is still more than 80 days away from getting started. But that hasn't stopped one guy from getting the entire country jacked up for the...
Braden Gall
1 month ago
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Jameis Winston
2014 ACC PredictionsAtlantic DivisionACCOverall1. Florida State (No. 1)8-013-02. Clemson (No. 21)7-19-33. Louisville (No. 28)5-38-44. Syracuse (No. 61)3-56-65. Boston College (No. 64)3-56-66. NC State (No. 65)2-66-67. Wake Forest (No. 85)0-83-...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
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Quinn Kaehler
The start of the college football season is less than 100 days away, and Athlon Sports is counting down the top teams for the upcoming year.Florida State is Athlon’s pick to win the national championship, with Nick Saban's Alabama Crimson...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
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NASCAR’s 2015 Hall of Fame class was announced last week. An all-driver quintet of Bill Elliott, Fred Lorenzen, Wendell Scott, Joe Weatherly and Rex White made for a fine induction group with a natural mix of contemporary and pioneer.In this...
Vito Pugliese
1 month ago
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Jimmie Johnson’s summer reign may be just beginning  It was a bad, horrible and no-good storyline in the run up to last week’s Coca-Cola 600: a “struggling” Jimmie Johnson was winless and looked more average than a six-...
Geoffrey Miller
1 month ago
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Tommy Tuberville
The American Athletic Conference has announced its new divisional alignment for the 2015 season. With Navy set to join the league in 2015, the American Athletic Conference will have 12 teams and will play a championship game on a campus site at the...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
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Bret Bielema
The start of the college football season is less than 100 days away, and Athlon Sports is counting down the top teams for the upcoming year.Florida State is Athlon’s pick to win the national championship, with Nick Saban's Alabama Crimson...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
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SEC
The SEC Meetings in Destin, Fla., every year normally bring very little in the way of news.But with the NCAA and the SEC on the verge of sweeping reform as well as a new era of postseason football, the 2014 version was anything but boring.Every...
Braden Gall
1 month ago
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Vanderbilt’s Derek Mason has a tough assignment in Nashville, as the first-year coach has to follow James Franklin after back-to-back nine-win seasons for the Commodores.But Mason appears to be up to the task, especially after coordinating...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
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College Football Playoff
Just reading the words “playoff contender” warms the soul, doesn’t it?Or “playoff berth,” “playoff contention” or “postseason bid.”No one really knows what to expect from the College Football...
Braden Gall
1 month ago
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Davis Webb
The start of the college football season is less than 100 days away, and Athlon Sports is counting down the top teams for the upcoming year.Florida State is Athlon’s pick to win the national championship, with Nick Saban's Alabama Crimson...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
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Jim Boeheim
The days and weeks following the end of college basketball season can be an unfriendly time for coaches.There are draft early entries, regular transfers, graduate transfers, and, of course, the possibility that some coaches will be asked to look...
David Fox
1 month ago
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The final four teams in the Athlon Sports top 25 countdown were released this week, meaning we've seeded our projections for the first College Football playoff: No. 1 Florida State vs. No. 4 Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl and No. 2 Alabama vs. No....
David Fox
1 month ago
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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
1 month ago
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Ohio State Buckeyes
The old saying about the Jimmys and Joes is true.Winning games in college football is about the players. If your favorite team has the best players, more times than not, your favorite team is going to win the game. And the most important player on...
Braden Gall
1 month ago
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Ameer Abdullah
The start of the college football season is less than 100 days away, and Athlon Sports is counting down the top teams for the upcoming year.Florida State is Athlon’s pick to win the national championship, with Nick Saban's Alabama Crimson...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
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NASCAR has IndyCar’s number when it comes to television, revenue, pretty car colors … you name it, it’s simply a step above. We’ve been over this one time and again where even Indy qualifying lost out to stock car racing...
Tom Bowles
1 month ago
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Brandon Scherff
Somewhere in Iowa, a few ex-high school athletes have stories to share.One tale might be about a 250-pound sophomore quarterback running over linebackers on a second-and-5 sneak.Another might be about the time a 230-pound high school freshman...
David Fox
1 month ago
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Mike Anderson
No program last season was more ascendant than UConn, even if the Huskies didn’t look the part until the final six games of the season.The Huskies were banned from the NCAA Tournament in 2013 due to low APR scores. They came back to go 12-6...
David Fox
1 month ago
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The Indianapolis 500 is the Greatest Spectacle in Racing for a reason.Nestled in the suburbs just west and north of downtown Indianapolis, the greatest racetrack and the biggest sporting venue in the world is host to the most prestigious event in...
Braden Gall
1 month ago

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