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The SEC is one of college football’s top conferences for quarterback play in 2013. Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel clearly ranks as the No. 1 quarterback for this season, as the sophomore hopes to repeat as a Heisman Trophy winner, while leading...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Brad Keselowski and Paul Wolfe traveled to The White House recently, as part of the recognition for winning the 2012 Sprint Cup championship. As it is, it might be the last time Keselowski and Wolfe do much celebrating for a while. NASCAR found...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
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Even though coach Chip Kelly left for the NFL, Oregon’s offense is in good hands with quarterback Marcus Mariota. After earning Pac-12 Freshman of the Year honors last year, Mariota should be the Pac-12’s No. 1 quarterback in 2013 and could be in...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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With the departure of quarterback Geno Smith and receivers Tavon Austin and Stedman Bailey, West Virginia is expected to be picked near the bottom of the Big 12 in 2013. As expected under coach Dana Holgorsen, the Mountaineers should find a way...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Notre Dame has experienced a sustained stretch of "lean" years since claiming its last national title in 1988, failing to compete on a national level for elite bowls or championships (at least until the 2012 season). That still doesn't take away...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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The Big Ten is heavy at the top when it comes to quarterbacks this season, as Ohio State’s Braxton Miller, Nebraska’s Taylor Martinez and Michigan’s Devin Gardner could all be top-20 passers in 2013. Miller is one of college football’s leading...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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The ACC welcomes two new teams into the fold for 2013, as Syracuse and Pittsburgh join from the Big East. Syracuse went 8-5 last season but has a new coach (Scott Shafer) and suffered some key personnel departures. Quarterback Ryan Nassib must...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Kansas Speedway was the site for one of the weirdest races of the year in 2012. On a newly paved surface with an unfamiliar tire compound, the race offered drama (Jimmie Johnson crashing), comedy (Danica Patrick attempting to wreck Landon Cassill...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
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With no clear No. 1 quarterback returning for 2013, the Big 12 has an intriguing blend of potential and uncertainty surrounding the most important position on the field. Oklahoma State’s Clint Chelf ranks as Athlon’s No. 1 quarterback for 2013...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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The pecking order in the Pac-12 North is pretty clear. Oregon and Stanford should be the top two teams in the division, while Washington and Oregon State are likely battling for third place. Washington had a disappointing 2012 season, as the...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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With all of the teams coming and going in the Big East, the conference is clearly one in transition for 2013. Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater is clearly the No. 1 quarterback in the Big East for 2013 and should be one of college football’s top...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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It’s hard to believe that last year Kyle Busch went a whole season and won just once in NASCAR’s top three series: Sprint Cup, Nationwide, and Camping World Trucks. Why? Two months into 2013, he’s on pace to win 28 times across the board, lead...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
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The SEC West is arguably college football’s toughest division. With Alabama expected to be ranked No. 1 in most preseason polls, along with two other potential top-10 teams – LSU and Texas A&M – Ole Miss and Mississippi State will have an...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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The ACC has an interesting mix of quarterbacks for 2013. Proven options like Clemson’s Tajh Boyd, North Carolina’s Bryn Renner, Virginia Tech’s Logan Thomas should be the conference’s top-three passers for all-conference honors. Miami’s Stephen...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Jimmie Johnson’s eighth career win at Martinsville last Sunday highlighted his dominance at that particular track. Johnson has won seven of the last 14 visits to the track and in 23 starts has an average finish of 5.3. While he still has a way to...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
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1. NASCAR finding Texas race sponsor to be questionable fit When Texas Motor Speedway President Eddie Gossage announced the naming rights to Saturday night's race, eyebrows were raised in circles far wider than those just in the NASCAR garage....
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
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It seems every college football season has an active coaching carousel at the end of the year. Athletic directors are always looking for the next big thing, and there is no shortage of coaches looking to make the jump to a top-tier BCS program...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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The college football season is still months away, but it’s never too early to start thinking about which assistants will be atop athletic director’s wish lists to fill open vacancies after 2013. As with any list of rising stars or coaches,...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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We don’t have footage of Gene Sarazen’s famous double eagle from 1935, but on Masters Sunday 2012, we saw something just as good and just as rare — Louis Oosthuizen's double eagle, the first at the par-5 second hole in Masters history. Later,...
Rob Doster
1 year ago
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The 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup circuit heads to the Lone Star state this weekend for the NRA 500 from Texas Motor Speedway. To help guide you through the 2013 Fantasy NASCAR season, Athlon Sports contributor Dustin Long will be offering his...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
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Coaching is one of the driving forces in building a national championship team or program. No matter how much talent a program has, it can’t win a national title if the coaching is questionable. Considering how important coaches are to teams...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Ranking college football coaches is no easy task. Judging coaches simply on their record isn’t a true indicator of how successful they were at a particular program. Components such as resources, tradition, how the job stacks up against the rest...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
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The Masters at a Glance Augusta National Golf Club • Augusta, Ga. April 11-14 • Defending Champion: Bubba Watson Brandel Chamblee's Take The Masters Tournament is the only major played on the same course year after year. It is also the...
Rob Doster
1 year ago
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I hope you all enjoyed restrictor plate action (or in this year’s case, inaction), short track madness and whatever it is we’re calling Fontana now, because all of that is in the rearview mirror. The intermediate tracks, referred to by some fans...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
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Most college football fans associate the word “hot seat” with coaching changes. While that term mostly applies to the men on the sideline, it can also factor into the discussion of quarterbacks. Every coach preaches competition under center in...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago

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