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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
First, our sincere condolences for anyone who isn’t able to sneak away from work on Thursday or Friday to take in one of the greatest days in the sports calendar.With 16 games, 32 teams to follow in one day is tough enough with multiple...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Maty Mauk
Texas A&M was supposed to be the team that could step into the SEC and compete right away. And after a Heisman Trophy for the Aggies and seven losses for Missouri in their first trip through the league, it appeared that basic sentiment was...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
FAU Owls
FAU will be under the direction of a new coach in 2014, as former Arkansas assistant Charlie Partridge takes control in Boca Raton this year.The Owls have unveiled a couple of different jersey and helmet tweaks in recent years, and it appears they...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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

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