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The Clemson Tigers are a proud program that has had some excellent decades — see the 1980s — as well as some times of struggle (1992-2010). But this is a program with loads of potential, committed fans, a great gameday atmosphere and has tasted...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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Wisconsin had three different quarterbacks make a start last season. Maryland transfer Danny O’Brien was thought to be the answer, but he struggled early in the year, which prompted the coaching staff to turn to Joel Stave. The former walk-on...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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The 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup circuit heads to venerable Darlington Raceway for the Bojangles’ Southern 500 on Saturday evening. To help guide you through the 2013 Fantasy NASCAR season, Athlon Sports contributor Geoffrey Miller will be...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
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Denny Hamlin’s much-discussed return to the seat of his Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Camry became an afterthought at Talladega once Brian Vickers climbed into the seat and provided Hamlin with a paltry 10 points thanks to a crash-caused 34th-place...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
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To suggest that any player, athlete, coach or driver in any sport after just a few seasons is a lock to make the Hall of Fame is ridiculous. But it is always fun to look at guys who have had instant success and try to extrapolate long-term...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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With Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska and Northwestern each deserving of consideration for the No. 1 spot, the Big Ten Legends Division should be one of the most competitive conference title races in college football. Nebraska won the Legends...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Since it opened in 1969, Talladega has been NASCAR’s racetrack of extremes. When right, the sport’s decision to slap restrictor plates on brings out maximum excitement, the best opportunity for 43 teams to compete on a level playing field. Feel-...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
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Spring practice has finished for all 125 Football Bowl Subdivision teams for 2013. And with spring workouts over, the picture for the national championship battle is starting to come into focus. The SEC has won seven championships in a row, but...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Notre Dame is always one of the most polarizing teams when it comes to preseason rankings. The Fighting Irish are coming off a 12-1 season but was handled by Alabama in the national championship game. The offense should be better in 2013,...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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A wild finish to Saturday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Talladega Superspeedway once again led to confusion concerning how the sanctioning body scores finishes on the sport’s two restrictor plate tracks. A quick glance at the final lap of...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
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1. Should Denny Hamlin really return this weekend? Denny Hamlin will likely start Sunday's race at Talladega Superspeedway, his first since his back injury in March at Fontana. He's not expected to finish, much less make it past lap 20. Still,...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
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Doug Martin (1,454) and Trent Richardson (950) were No. 2 and 3 among all rookie NFL running backs last year in rushing yards. They were both first-round picks and played as such in their first season. Alfred Morris (1,613) led all rookies...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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As expected, Missouri found life in the SEC more difficult than the week-to-week grind of the Big 12. The Tigers had their streak of seven straight winning seasons snapped, slipping to 5-7 and no bowl appearance since the 2004 season. For...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Three teams tied for the Mountain West title last season, but with the addition of Utah State and San Jose State, determining a conference champion will much easier in 2013. With 12 teams, the Mountain West will hold a conference title game in...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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The power in the Pac-12 is clearly titled to the North Division, which should have Oregon and Stanford ranked among the top-10 in most preseason polls. The South Division lacks a top-15 team but four squads will be in the mix for the conference...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Unpredictable is the best word to sum up the Big 12 heading into the 2013 season. The defending Big 12 champs (Kansas State) lost several key pieces, including quarterback Collin Klein and linebacker Arthur Brown. However, it’s hard to bet...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Greatness is defined in so many different ways. Statistical production, individual awards, team success, longevity, supporting cast, level of competition, raw talent and athletic ability all factor heavily in determining overall greatness....
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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With four teams battling for the top spot, the Legends Division should be one of the most competitive title races in college football this season. Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska and Northwestern each have a strong case to be ranked No. 1 in...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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The 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup circuit heads to the Deep South this weekend to big, bad Talladega Superspeedway for the Aaron’s 499. To help guide you through the 2013 Fantasy NASCAR season, Athlon Sports contributor Geoffrey Miller will be...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
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Let’s say you’re a gambler. Parading across the casino floor, you feast your eyes on the roulette wheel. It’s noted next to the wheel that the last five spins have landed on black. Your chips are now burning a hole through your pocket because you...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
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At the end of the season, the major awards voters will evaluate players in their own way, with a variety of definitions applied to the word “Valuable” in Most Valuable Player. There are the Sabermetricians who will argue each player’s effect on...
Charlie Miller
1 year ago
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Each week during the season Athlon Sports looks at the best and worst baseball teams and players in the league. Here's our MLB Power Rankings and Players of the Week.  1.  Red Sox—Big Papi is back and hitting better than .500 so far.  2...
Charlie Miller
1 year ago
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Georgia Tech, North Carolina and Miami all finished 5-3 in ACC play last season, making the Coastal Division one of the tightest races in college football. Another close division battle should be expected in 2013, as all three 5-3 teams from...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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The 2013 NFL Draft is in the books. Some fans, in Minnesota and St. Louis for example, should be ecstatic about their new toys (Sharrif Floyd, Tavon Austin) while others, in Cleveland, Dallas or Oakland perhaps, might be wondering what just...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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One of the knocks on NASCAR in recent years has been that it’s too predictable Well, not anymore. Try telling that theory to Las Vegas bookies this week while they’re busy recovering from heart attacks. In the final 10 laps at Richmond, you had a...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago

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