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Rick Pitino
March Madness allows for a handful of programs each season to enjoy their moment in the sun for the teams making the field for the first time, ending a long drought or continuing a tradition.And thanks to another expansion in 2011, the NCAA...
David Fox
1 year ago
Florida Mascot
The day after Selection Sunday is not a great time to get caught up on the college basketball season.As you start to fill out NCAA Tournament brackets for your pools, Athlon Sports did some of the homework for your basketball cram session. March...
David Fox
1 year ago
Drew Brees
For the Big Ten, the BCS Era was marred with lackluster BCS national championship game performances. The league as a whole won just one national title during the 16-year BCS Era and that title came all the way back in 2002.But from a national...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Tony Bennett
As usual, the first surprises of the NCAA Tournament start with Selection Sunday. The brackets you’ve just printed may still be warm, and a few teams are still in shock.NC State is in. SMU is out. Virginia is No. 1. And Louisville is not...
David Fox
1 year ago
Preparations for the 2014 Athlon Sports preview magazines have started, and this season, we’re taking you inside the debates that shape our rankings.The first in a series that will cover every major conference covers the Big 12. Athlon Sports...
David Fox
1 year 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, Kasey Kahne’s and Tony Stewart’s opposite run...
Geoffrey Miller
1 year ago
The Madness is upon us. March is here and the NCAA tournament is less than a week away from tipping off. And with the Oscar’s recently concluding, I thought I would have a little bit of fun at some basketball coach’s expense. Elite...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Jason Verrett
The Bowl Championship Series is dead. But even the harshest of BCS detractors must acknowledge that the 16-year run was arguably the best era of college football in the history of the sport.The era was highlighted by the advent of the BCS...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Tom Crean
Three weeks ago, Athlon Sports profiled the the top contenders for coach of the year in every league. This is not that story.For every yin there’s a yang, and these are what we’re going to call the Not Coach of the Year for every major...
David Fox
1 year ago
College basketball, especially this time of year, is all about mismatches.In general, that means a power forward with quickness or a big guy who can step out to take a 3.With 351 teams in college basketball, the sample size leads to size mismatches...
David Fox
1 year ago
Texas A&M Aggies football
College football’s new playoff format has encouraged better scheduling among BCS teams, and Texas A&M and UCLA continued that trend with an announcement of a two-game series.The Aggies and Bruins will play in 2016 at Kyle Field and 2017...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Eric Berry
The Bowl Championship Series is dead. But even the harshest of BCS detractors must acknowledge that the 16-year run was arguably the best era of college football in the history of the sport.The era was highlighted by the advent of the BCS...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Bill Self
One of the nation’s best freshmen with a bright future and national title contending team received season-altering news this week when center Joel Embiid sustained a stress fracture in his back.At first, Embiid was held out of the last two...
David Fox
1 year ago
Dana Altman
Conference tournament time is back, serving as a reminder that essentially any team has a chance to play for a national championship in college basketball.Of course, that’s not realistic, but for most of the teams in the country starting last...
Mitch Light
1 year ago
Fred Hoiberg
Picking No. 1 seeds is no fun. It’s not fun on your NCAA bracket and certainly not fun in the conference tournaments.Not to mention it’s statistically impossible for all No. 1 seeds to advance all the way to a tournament championship....
Mitch Light
1 year ago
Chasson Randle
The NCAA selection committee likes to remind us that a team’s entire body of work is being judged on Selection Sunday.Why, then, does it seem that last impressions matter every season?The conference tournaments give every team another chance...
David Fox
1 year ago
Texas Longhorns football
Every college football program is unique and has its own set of challenges. But some programs are clearly better than others.So what exactly determines the best job in a conference or in college football? Each person’s criteria will be...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Lamarcus Joyner
The Bowl Championship Series is dead. But even the harshest of BCS detractors must acknowledge that the 16-year run was arguably the best era of college football in the history of the sport.The era was highlighted by the advent of the BCS...
Braden Gall
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
Jameis Winston
With all due respect to Johnny Football, Jameis Winston had the best debut season in college football history. Johnny Manziel’s Heisman-winning season in 2013 was special — he obliterated the SEC’s all-time single-season total...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Antoine Cason
The Bowl Championship Series is dead. But even the harshest of BCS detractors must acknowledge that the 16-year run was arguably the best era of college football in the history of the sport.The era was highlighted by the advent of the BCS...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Michigan Wolverines
Every college football program is unique and has its own set of challenges. But some programs are clearly better than others.So what exactly determines the best job in a conference or in college football? Each person’s criteria will be...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Jordan McCrae
A good rule of thumb for anyone filling out bracket is to ask one simple question: How many consecutive games against good teams can this team win right now?Nearly every team in the field will have proven at some point in the year, even if it was...
David Fox
1 year ago
Roy Devyn Marble
As of today, the next two losses will be any team's last losses of the season.With conference tournaments starting this week, no team can afford any kind of cold streak.The following teams, though, need to hit the reset button in the worst way...
David Fox
1 year ago
Brad Keselowski and Dale Earnhardt Jr. ran 1-2 Sunday in the Kobalt Tools 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. But those results are part of a larger, 1-2 knockout punch they’ve been aiming at the rest of their Sprint Cup competition. Earnhardt...
Tom Bowles
1 year ago

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