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Predicting how the NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase will pan out has always been a shot in the dark with one in the cylinder and no night sights. This year things get even more muddled with a new elimination format among the (Sweet) 16 teams that make up...
Vito Pugliese
2 weeks ago
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Marcus Mariota
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
2 weeks ago
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Bronco Mendenhall
BYU crossed a major hurdle in its quest for an unbeaten record by defeating Texas 41-7 in Week 2. The Cougars handled the Longhorns with ease, scoring 28 points in the third quarter to pull away after a 6-0 halftime lead over Charlie Strong’s...
Steven Lassan
2 weeks 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
3 weeks ago
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Ohio State Buckeyes
The Big Ten already has losses to the Pac-12 (twice), SEC, ACC and Notre Dame — not to mention two losses to the MAC. Many, including myself, are writing the Big Ten off as a playoff contender. It’s not that there won’t...
Braden Gall
3 weeks ago
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There was only one game involving two SEC teams in Week 2, but there were still plenty of noteworthy — good and bad — accomplishments. A certain receiver at Alabama is off to a great start; Florida's offense (finally) produced...
Mitch Light
3 weeks ago
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Maryland is going patriotic for Saturday’s matchup against West Virginia. The Terrapins unveiled on Tuesday a new patriotic uniform, which features the lyrics to “The Star-Spangled Banner on the shoulder pads and helmet.Check out the...
Steven Lassan
3 weeks ago
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Jake Locker
The first week of the 2014 NFL regular season is in the books and already many fantasy football general managers are probably experiencing drafter’s remorse. While it’s way too early to give up on superstars or highly drafted players...
Mark Ross
3 weeks ago
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UCLA Bruins
Athlon Sports brings the most intriguing, important, historic and bizarre stats from around the weekend of Pac-12 football action: 9: Stanford drives inside the USC 35-yard lineThe Cardinal took all nine of their drives to at least the USC 32-...
Braden Gall
3 weeks ago
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Big Ten teams experienced one of the worst weekends in Big Ten history overall, so sifting through the box scores to find 10 interesting stats was a bit of a chore. As you might suspect, most of the stats are alarming in detail and take a deeper...
Athlon Sports
3 weeks ago
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Utah made slight changes to its uniforms for 2014, and the Utes continued with the tweaks by unveiling a new white helmet.It’s uncertain when Utah will wear these white helmets, but it’s a pretty sharp look for Kyle Whittingham’s...
Steven Lassan
3 weeks ago
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Texas Tech plans to turn back the clock when Arkansas visits Lubbock on Saturday.The Red Raiders will wear throwback uniforms in Week 3, and the overall look for Saturday is pretty sharp. The design is similar to the uniforms and helmets Texas Tech...
Steven Lassan
3 weeks ago
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Kansas State Wildcats
Athlon Sports brings the most intriguing, important, historic and bizarre stats from around the weekend of Big 12 football action: 81-28: Texas-BYU score the last two yearsFans in Austin were appalled (rightly so) when its team allowed nearly...
Braden Gall
3 weeks ago
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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...
Corby Yarbrough
3 weeks ago
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USC Trojans
Two weeks in and the Big Ten is finished. Okay, that might be a touch dramatic but it’s not too far from the reality. The Big Ten entered 2014 in desperate need of some brand equity — i.e., regular season wins...
Braden Gall
3 weeks ago
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Mike Krzyzewski
Even in years before conference realignment, the charter members of the ACC more often than not could boast the best roster of coaches in the country.Now that the league has ballooned to 15 basketball members, this is almost an unfair contest.The...
David Fox
3 weeks ago
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SMU coach June Jones has resigned after an 0-2 start this year. Jones is the first coach of the season to be fired or resign.Defensive coordinator Tom Mason will be promoted to interim coach, with Dan Morrison and Jason Phillips sharing play-...
Steven Lassan
3 weeks ago
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Penn State Lion
Only two games onto the job and James Franklin will have the tools to return Penn State to full strength. The NCAA and Big Ten relieved sanctions on Penn State on Monday, allowing the Nittany Lions to play in a bowl and the Big Ten title game...
Steven Lassan
3 weeks ago
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Richmond International Raceway hosted 650 laps of racing this weekend within NASCAR’s two major series — Nationwide and Sprint Cup — with 633 of those laps led by just two drivers. Brad Keselowski and Kyle Busch dominated...
Tom Bowles
3 weeks ago
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College Football
 Week 2 is in the books and the Big Ten should be worried. Hosts David Fox and Braden Gall recap all of the action from Week 2, including the Big Ten's struggles, the Ducks marquee win, the Hokies huge upset and...
Braden Gall
3 weeks ago
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Philip Rivers
Week 1 of the NFL regular season concludes with an interesting cross-conference affair between the San Diego Chargers and the Arizona Cardinals on ESPN. The second half of ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” doubleheader features two...
Mark Ross
3 weeks ago
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Matthew Stafford
Two NFC teams looking to bounce back after disappointing seasons will face off tonight when the New York Giants and Detroit Lions open up ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” Week 1 doubleheader. Both the Giants and Lions posted 7-9...
Mark Ross
3 weeks ago
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Frank Beamer
While most of the nation was watching the Big Ten stumble, the ACC was quietly putting together a solid resume from Week 2.Florida State rolled to an easy win over Citadel, Clemson demolished South Carolina State, while Louisville and Duke also...
Steven Lassan
3 weeks ago
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There was only one game involving two SEC teams on the Week 2 slate, and Ole Miss flexed its offensive muscles in a dominating win over Vanderbilt. Elsewhere, Alabama rolled over FAU with both Blake Sims and Jacob Coker seeing significant action;...
Mitch Light
3 weeks ago
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Marcus Mariota
The entire nation was watching the Pac-12 in Week 2 and the league didn't disappoint.  The Ducks won what was being billed as "the most important game of the year" by FOX over a top 10 team. USC won the first of what is...
Braden Gall
3 weeks ago

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