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USC Trojans
Do most SEC fans know who Taylor Kelly is? That he is the only other player in the nation other than the great Johnny Manziel to throw for at least 3,000 yards and rush for at least 500 in each of the last two seasons? Because if not, they...
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
Johnny Manziel
The Cleveland Browns are new again. Come Opening Day, they’ll have their third head coach in three years, their sixth different Opening Day quarterback in seven years and a new team playing under a new regime. The second full season under the...
Athlon Sports
11 months ago
Doug Martin
Everybody should take a year off work, Lovie Smith says, before adding, “if you can get someone else to pay for it.” Smith spent last fall in the basement of his home near Chicago watching football. It was a forced but financed...
Athlon Sports
11 months ago
Jameis Winston
The quarterback position is stocked with talent in the college football ranks for 2014. Florida State’s Jameis Winston is the defending Heisman winner and should be the early favorite to go No. 1 in the 2015 NFL Draft.Winston is closely...
Steven Lassan
11 months ago
Denver Broncos
Besides being home to the AFC champions, the AFC West was the only division in the NFL last season with three playoff teams. Denver is a legitimate Super Bowl contender again this season, but what about fellow postseason participants Kansas City...
Athlon Sports
11 months ago
Hutson Mason
Every year, college football fans are introduced to a handful of players that become household names by the end of the season. Whether it’s a true freshman playing for the first time, a junior college recruit stepping into the lineup or a...
Steven Lassan
11 months ago
USC Trojans
The beauty of college football lies in its unpredictability and volatility. Roster turnover is largely responsible for the tremendous amount of variability from year to year within the sport. Key graduations, early entries into the NFL Draft,...
Braden Gall
11 months ago
Gus Malzahn
Perhaps we should have seen the signs for Auburn’s turnaround from winless in the SEC in 2012 to conference champions in 2013.In only his first season as a head coach, Gus Malzahn had an unblemished record in close games at Arkansas State the...
David Fox
11 months ago
Peyton Manning
Getting ready for your fantasy football draft? Be sure to read these 10 tips from Athlon contributor Mike Clay before plotting your championship-winning plan of attack. 1. Gather as many studs as possible, Then worry about everything...
Athlon Sports
11 months ago
So often when people look at tragedy they forget its human cost. Rarely are incidents involving death clear-cut — a battle of good versus evil like we read about as children. No one, with any shred of conscience, deserves to bear the guilt of...
Tom Bowles
11 months ago
Seattle Seahawks
Home to the defending Super Bowl champions and the only division that featured three 10-win teams last season; there is little debate that the NFC West is the NFL’s toughest division entering the 2014 season. So how is Seattle shaping up as...
Athlon Sports
11 months ago
Cecil Shorts
Phase 1 for the regime of general manager Dave Caldwell and coach Gus Bradley in Jacksonville was about survival, attempting to cobble together a roster last year that would avoid being totally outclassed. And the Jaguars did stay upright —...
Athlon Sports
11 months ago
Teddy Bridgewater
General Manager Rick Spielman created 13 categories that he thought described a successful NFL coach. He identified 10 preferred candidates, interviewed seven and fell in love, professionally speaking, with just one. “It’s like when I...
Athlon Sports
11 months ago
Marshall new home 2014 uniform
Marshall could be set for a special year in 2014, as the Thundering Herd has a favorable path to an undefeated record in the regular season.And in college football’s new playoff format, a 12-0 regular season mark, combined with a C-USA...
Steven Lassan
11 months ago
Jimbo Fisher
College football’s new four-team playoff has added extra intrigue to the upcoming season.No one knows exactly how this year will play out and what the committee will value when it comes to evaluating and ranking the teams. However, with four...
Steven Lassan
11 months ago
Wes Lunt
Free agency isn’t an option in college football, but player movement is still a big part of every offseason. The transaction wire was busy over the last year with several players changing homes for the 2014 campaign.Several quarterbacks...
Steven Lassan
11 months ago
Ranking College Football's Best and Worst Logos in 2014
Official school logos have been and will always be the simplest and most important way for a college program to classify and separate itself from its peers. Some change dramatically over time while others are literally set in stone for decades....
Athlon Sports
11 months ago
Texas A&M Aggies
The beauty of college football lies in its unpredictability and volatility.  Roster turnover is largely responsible for the tremendous amount of variability from year to year within the sport. Key graduations, early entries into the NFL...
Braden Gall
11 months ago
Tony Stewart will not participate in the NASCAR race at Watkins Glen International today after being involved in a tragic incident at Canandaigua (N.Y.) Motorsports Park in upstate New York on Saturday night. Stewart struck a competitor, Kevin...
Matt Taliaferro
11 months ago
Tony Stewart will not participate in the NASCAR race at Watkins Glen International today after being involved in a tragic incident at Canandaigua (N.Y.) Motorsports Park in upstate New York on Saturday night. Stewart stuck a competitor, Kevin...
Matt Taliaferro
11 months ago
Michigan Wolverines alternate
Michigan is set to host Penn State in a rare night game in Ann Arbor this year, and the Wolverines will wear a special uniform for the matchup against the Nittany Lions.The uniforms aren’t drastically different from Michigan’s usual...
Steven Lassan
11 months ago
Each week, Geoffrey Miller’s “Five Things to Watch” will help you catch up on the biggest stories of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ upcoming race weekend. This week, Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s road-racing disdain, Chase-...
Geoffrey Miller
12 months ago
Robert Griffin III
In what was a typically tumultuous offseason for the Redskins, the most significant upheaval occurred in the head coach’s office, where the team switched from a gritty ex-quarterback still driven by his failure to make it to the NFL as a...
Athlon Sports
12 months ago
Dennis Allen
General manager Reggie McKenzie spent his first two seasons in Oakland cutting high-salaried players and getting the Raiders out of salary cap hell. The Raiders entered free agency this year with around $65 million in cap space, and McKenzie...
Athlon Sports
12 months ago

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