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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, Denny Hamlin’s return to Fontana, a sport’s...
Geoffrey Miller
1 year ago
Vince Young
Other than the SEC, the Big 12 is the only league in the nation that brags two different national champions during the BCS Era.Texas and Oklahoma dominate this league unlike two teams in any other league in the nation. Fifteen of the top 25 players...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Florida Gators
There is no secret what is wrong with the Florida Gators. The offense has been horrendous.Florida scored 14 rushing touchdowns and 11 passing touchdowns a year ago en route to what is arguably the worst season in school history on the football...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Auburn Tigers
Gus Malzahn had quite a first year at Auburn.Not only did he become just the third first-year coach to win the SEC championship, he also produced the greatest turnaround in SEC history. From winless to within seconds of a BCS national championship...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Mike Krzyzewski
The NCAA Tournament began in earnest Thursday with three double-digit seeds advancing, four overtime games and two national championship contenders looking mighty vulnerable.All in all, a fairly eventful day.Maybe Friday’s games will be just...
David Fox
1 year ago
The first night of the NCAA Tournament brought one of the biggest upsets of the day, the biggest collapse and an upset avoided.Here’s what you may have missed.Most clutch performance: Luke Hancock, LouisvilleLuke Hancock was the NCAA...
David Fox
1 year ago
Patric Young
The early session in Orlando displayed two scores not uncommon for a No. 1 seed against a No. 16 and a No. 8 against a No. 9.Pittsburgh, though, looked like the top seed in the region while No. 1 Florida looked more like a team that slogged through...
David Fox
1 year ago
Wesley Saunders
Tommy Amaker’s remake of Harvard basketball continued as the Crimson defeated No. 6 seed Cincinnati 61-57 for Harvard’s second NCAA Tournament win in two seasons.Harvard upset No. 3 seed New Mexico last season in the Crimson’s...
David Fox
1 year ago
Thanks, Dayton.Only one game into Thursday and the amount of people crowing about a billion dollar bracket has been slashed to a minimum.Dayton defeated Ohio State 60-59 for the first upset of the NCAA Tournament, sending off a deluge of people...
David Fox
1 year ago
Jimbo Fisher
Florida State closed out the BCS era with a dominant 14-0 final record and a victory over Auburn in the national championship game. Not only was the win over the Tigers the Seminoles’ first title since 2000, it finally put to rest whether...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Navy commander in chief ring
Navy started its spring practice on March 17 looking to earn its 10th Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy in 12 years.To help the team with motivation and showcase some of the past success, Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo tweeted out a picture of a ring...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Darren McFadden
The SEC is the king of the college football world. In particular, it dominated the BCS Era.The Southeastern Conference won nine of the 16 BCS national titles and four of the last six Heisman Trophies. Additionally, the SEC also claims five Thorpe...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Brutus Buckeye
One of the greatest sports weekends of the year arrives Thursday at noon Eastern, and while we can’t tell you where to find truTV (program guide, folks), Athlon Sports can guide you through the day in March Madness.The day starts with an All-...
David Fox
1 year ago
The Athlon Sports Cover 2 Podcast took a quick break from college football spring football previews to quickly delve into college basketball.Before delving into picks for every game in the NCAA Tournaments, co-hosts Braden Gall and David Fox give...
David Fox
1 year ago
Penn State Nittany Lions
Bill O’Brien was exactly what Penn State needed.He was an outsider who kept the program together and, more importantly, competitive during the worst scandal in NCAA history. In the face of horrific sanctions, not only did O’Brien...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
USC Trojans
Pat Haden really didn’t want Lane Kiffin around any longer. So the USC athletic director made a decisive move just a few weeks into the season when he fired Kiffin on the tarmac at LAX.A few months later, Haden announced that Steve Sarkisian...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
The ACC has experienced some peaks and valleys during the BCS Era. It began with three consecutive BCS title game appearances followed by massive expansion with the additions of marquee programs Miami, Virginia Tech (2004) and Boston College (...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Doug McDermott
The five-man All-America team is just too constricting.That’s why in each year’s preseason annuals, Athlon Sports awards the top 10 players at each “superlative.”Rather than stick a player at guard or forward, these...
David Fox
1 year ago
Jim Boeheim
Plenty of cases can be made for the anatomy of an upset and all the great things about potential Cinderellas.At the same time, maybe not enough of the focus goes to the other half of the upset, the losing team heading back from the NCAA Tournament...
David Fox
1 year 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
1 year ago
Florida State's national title rings
Florida State closed out the BCS era with an impressive run to the national title. The Seminoles finished 14-0 and rallied from a halftime deficit to defeat Auburn in the championship game.Not only did Florida State take home the crystal ball...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
The Pac-12 has long been considered an offensive football conference.With a rich history of elite quarterbacks, offensive playmakers and innovative coaching staffs, it’s not too difficult to back that claim up with facts. Bill Walsh, Don...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Arkansas Razorbacks
Arkansas had the worst football season in its existence in 2013.And that was after firing an extremely popular and successful coach for getting caught illegally hiring his young mistress into the athletic department and finishing 4-8 under John L....
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Wesley Saunders
The concept of a mid-major may be out of date thanks to the last few seasons.Think about it: Butler and VCU have routinely put up high-major program results. Wichita State invests in its program in ways some programs in major conferences do not....
David Fox
1 year ago
March Madness is supposed to apply to this week’s NCAA Basketball Tournament, not NASCAR, which endured an eight-hour, marathon of a race for the second time in less than a month Sunday. Mother Nature wreaked havoc at Bristol Motor Speedway,...
Tom Bowles
1 year ago

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