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Jerry Jones
The Cowboys lost two of the best players off a defense that was one of the worst in NFL history. Their quarterback underwent a second back surgery in eight months. They named a third offensive play-caller and a third defensive coordinator in three...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
For the first time in five seasons, the AFC North sent just one team to the playoffs in 2013. Cincinnati is the reigning division champion, but Baltimore and Pittsburgh both have won Super Bowl titles within the last six seasons. Can the Bengals...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Venric Mark
Northwestern’s offense suffered a major setback on Wednesday, as running back Venric Mark decided he would transfer from the program, and receiver Christian Jones was ruled out for the year due to a knee injury.Mark was one of the Big Ten...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
James Franklin
Players weren’t quite ready for James Franklin when he took over Penn State’s football program in January, fresh off a remarkable three-season run at Vanderbilt. It was nothing personal. Truth is, they might not have been ready for...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Michigan Wolverines
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
1 year ago
Maty Mauk
If Missouri center Evan Boehm had any doubts about the definition of a “gamer” he learned it by watching quarterback Maty Mauk.On Oct. 12 against Georgia last season, Mauk got his first taste of SEC play when starting quarterback James...
David Fox
1 year ago
Any college football coaching tree probably goes all the way to Walter Camp.We’re not here to settle that kind of family tree today. Instead, we’re going for a smaller approach trying to diagram the top sources of today’s cast of...
David Fox
1 year ago
UAB Blazers new helmet
With the season starting in less than 15 days, most teams are finalizing their uniforms and helmets for the 2014 season.Over the last few days, Boise State and Kansas released updated or alternate designs, and UAB unveiled a new look for this...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Julio Jones
By the time Julio Jones crumpled to the turf of the Georgia Dome in Week 5, his season-ending foot fracture was just one of countless injuries to an Atlanta franchise many had considered to be a legitimate Super Bowl contender. The Falcons, 1...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Ryan Tannehill
Coming off one of the more eventful 8–8 seasons in recent memory, the Miami Dolphins hope they are ready to make more of their news on the field. Dogged by an embarrassing bullying scandal that put them in the national spotlight while taking...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Boise State Broncos Orange helmet
Boise State opens the 2014 season with a highly anticipated showdown against Ole Miss on Thursday, Aug. 28.And the Broncos will open the season with new alternate helmets, as the program unveiled an orange design for the matchup versus the Rebels....
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Kansas Jayhawks red alternate
It’s official: Kansas takes the prize for the nation’s most interesting alternate uniform for 2014.The Jayhawks unveiled a new red alternate jersey for 2014 on Tuesday, which is certainly a switch from the team’s usual blue or...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Carolina Panthers
Don’t let the disparity between the top and bottom of last season’s NFC South standings fool you – this could be one of the more competitive divisions in the NFL in 2014. Carolina may be the reigning champion, but New Orleans...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
North Carolina Tar Heels
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
1 year ago
Todd Gurley
The SEC couldn’t close the BCS era with an eighth consecutive national championship, but the conference is still the best in the nation. With a conference deep in playoff contenders and top 25 teams, there’s no shortage of individual...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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
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
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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year ago

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