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Notre Dame Fighting Irish
With the holiday season upon us, we started thinking: If Santa can make a list, why can’t Athlon? So we asked dozens of athletes, agents, coaches, journalists and other experts to identify the nicest athletes in sports today. Here’s our roster...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
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The 35-ring circus of bowl season is full of sideshows, freak shows, split stats and split personalities. And the biggest and best bowls have the most exciting high-wire acts, thanks to their award winners, NFL prospects, high-priced coaches,...
Nathan Rush
1 year ago
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Aside from the turmoil caused by conference realignment, the Big East has continued some familiar trends: Syracuse continues to be among the national elite with a bench player taking his turn in the spotlight, Louisville continues to be a...
David Fox
1 year ago
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The merits of recruiting rankings are debated in every sports bar and around every water cooler in the nation. But one quick look at the 2012 Associated Press All-America team, and it is hard to argue. Six of the 23 members (kickers and punters...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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Johnny Manziel’s Heisman coronation capped a wild year of college football in 2012 filled with twists, turns and unexpected results. Perhaps we should have known 2012 would be different from previous years when Alabama helped start things off...
David Fox
1 year ago
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Technically, Johnny Manziel is a sophomore. So are Notre Dame’s Everett Golson and Oregon’s Marcus Mariota. Manziel, like Mariota and Golson, has been a student-athlete for two football seasons. He graduated high school in 2011. And he...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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With the 2012 season officially in the books, it’s time to take an early look at college football’s top 25 teams for 2013. Alabama will be losing a few key players from its national championship team, but there’s plenty of talent returning to...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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College football’s 2012-2013 bowl season kicks off in Albuquerque on Dec. 15 and ends on Jan. 7 with the BCS National Championship in Miami. With 35 games, there’s a lot of college football to watch over the next few weeks. And needless to say,...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel became the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy on Friday, adding another milestone to one of the most storied awards in sports. From the first African-American to win the award, to the first sophomore, to...
David Fox
1 year ago
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With college football’s 2012 regular season in the books, it’s time to take a look back at the highlights and lowlights from this year. There were plenty of surprises in college football this season, starting with the No. 1 team in the BCS...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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The Heisman Trophy is an inherently flawed award. That’s the bad news. The great news is we the fans have the power to change it. Just six years ago, underclassmen weren’t really considered viable options, but Tim Tebow ended that discussion...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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The Heisman remains college football’s biggest prize, but players from every position will walk away with hardware Thursday night as part of the college football awards show (ESPN, 7:30 p.m. Eastern). Athlon has chimed in all year with our...
David Fox
1 year ago
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With all of the BCS conferences finished with regular season play, it's time to take a look at the 2012 college football season and hand out some hardware. At the midpoint of 2012, all signs pointed to West Virginia's Geno Smith as the runaway...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Single-game, single-season and career records. School, conference and national benchmarks. Remarkable performances and embarrassing moments. The good, bad and ugly makes college football the great sport that it is today. Here are the 20 most...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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Each week, the Athlon editors and others who closely follow college football vote on the most prestigious award in the sport. A 13-man conglomerate of college football gurus from Athlon Sports and other publications cast their votes for their top...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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College football's 2012 regular season is over, which means it's time to hand out the hardware. It's never easy compiling a postseason All-America team, especially after watching several players have excellent 2012 campaigns. Some positions...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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After struggling to find success under Tyrone Willingham, Bob Davie and Charlie Weis, Brian Kelly has led Notre Dame back to promience. The Fighting Irish are playing in their first BCS bowl since the 2006 season and have not won a national title...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Which bowls should you tune into? Athlon ranks and previews all of the matchups from the must-see to the ones you can avoid. Although Alabama and Notre Dame is clearly the biggest bowl game, with 34 other contests, there are plenty of other...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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The top two teams are set.   After a thrilling victory over Georgia in the SEC championship game, Alabama finished the regular season as the No. 1 team in the Legends Poll.   Notre Dame remained No. 2 in the rankings and has earned the...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
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The most drama in the BCS selection was settled by the most dramatic game of the season when Alabama defeated Georgia 32-28 in the SEC Championship Game. While the Notre Dame-Alabama championship game was clear from the final seconds in...
David Fox
1 year ago
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This week will mark the final chance for award contenders to make their final pitches to voters across the country. Heisman contenders Johnny Manziel, Manti Te’o and Braxton Miller have finished their seasons, so Collin Klein will have the...
David Fox
1 year ago
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If the unofficial start of the SEC-Big East Challenge began in the Bahamas on Friday, the Big East is in good shape. Louisville defeated SEC newcomer Missouri 84-61 in a Battle 4 Atlantis semifinal, but, of course, the game was not part of the...
David Fox
1 year ago
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The 2012 Heisman winner will likely be debated and argued about for years to come. There are a half-a-dozen candidates any of whom would be extremely qualified to take home the stiff-armed trophy. The hodge-podge of contenders this year...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Each week, the Athlon editors and others who closely follow college football vote on the most prestigious award in the sport. A 13-man conglomerate of college football gurus from Athlon Sports and other publications cast their votes for their top...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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For all the complaints of losing the tradition of rivalry week, the Thanksgiving holiday was a turn back the clocks kind of weekend. Notre Dame wrapped up a chance to play for its first national title since 1988. And elsewhere, Ohio State and...
David Fox
1 year ago

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