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Hypocritical Bullying by the NCAA

How one university lost its fight against the NCAA to retain its logo and nickname. Others should beware.
Hypocritical Bullying by the NCAA

Bullying has become an issue, which teachers and coaches at all levels and parents with children of all ages have had to confront. Seemingly insignificant cases of verbal attacks and subtle intimidation have led to tragic consequences. Public service announcements and educational programs address bullying of children. The assumption is that this is not an issue facing adults or organizations.

Vernon Adams vs. Jeff Lockie: Breaking Down Oregon's Quarterback Battle

The battle between Jeff Lockie and Adams is set to unfold.
Vernon Adams vs. Jeff Lockie: Breaking Down Oregon's Quarterback Battle

The battle to replace Marcus Mariota as Oregon’s starting quarterback is officially underway. Eastern Washington transfer Vernon Adams passed a math test on Thursday, allowing the senior quarterback to receive his undergraduate degree and join the Ducks in time for fall practice.

 

48 Things That Never Happened in the NFL Until 2014

Before the 2015 season gets started, let's look back at all the famous firsts from last year
48 Things That Never Happened in the NFL Until 2014

History is made during the course of every NFL season, and while some of the milestones will be etched on a Hall of Fame bust (Tom Brady’s six Super Bowl starts), some are a little more obscure (LaGarrette Blount’s seven career playoff touchdowns against the Colts).

 

NFL Scouts Talk Anonymously About AFC West Teams

Scouts give their thoughts on the Broncos, Chiefs, Raiders, and Chargers.
NFL Scouts Talk Anonymously About AFC West Teams

The Denver Broncos continue to lead this division, with Peyton Manning leading the way. However, Manning's not getting any younger, and the Chiefs and Chargers both made some personnel upgrades after each just missed out on a wild card spot last season. They are certainly not far behind, and the Raiders finally appear to have some pieces to build around too.

College Football's Top 10 Dark Horse Playoff Contenders for 2015

Is Notre Dame a playoff contender?
College Football's Top 10 Dark Horse National Title Contenders for 2015

Rankings are a big part of any college football season. Whether it’s preseason projections or the in-season polls from the playoff committee, rankings generate discussion and interest from all 128 fanbases.

 

UCLA Unveils New "City" Alternate Uniforms for 2015

The Bruins have a sharp alternate look for 2015.
UCLA Unveils New "City" Alternate Uniforms for 2015

UCLA’s classic white and blue uniforms are some of the best in the Pac-12, but the program has mixed in new alternate designs in recent years. On Thursday, UCLA and adidas unveiled a new “City” alternate for the Bruins to wear in 2015.

 

The new all-black alternate features metallic classic UCLA stripes, as well as metallic gold numbers with a blue outline. Additionally, the Bruins will swap out the gold helmet for a black design.

Nebraska Football Game-by-Game Predictions for 2015

How will the Huskers finish in Mike Riley's first year?
Nebraska Football Game-by-Game Predictions for 2015

It’s a new era for Nebraska football in 2015. Bo Pelini was jettisoned after leading the Cornhuskers to at least nine wins in every year from 2008-14. Needless to say, the bar is set high in Lincoln, and Nebraska expects to contend (and win) Big Ten titles.

 

The Weirdest Things that Happened in the NFL in 2014

Before this season starts, let's look back at the calendar of the weird from 2014
The Weirdest Things that Happened in the NFL in 2014

Thanks to the New York Jets, the first item in the 2015 NFL Calendar of the Year is in the Athlon Sports notebook.

 

College Football's 10 Most Underrated Quarterbacks for 2015

Which QBs are underrated headed into 2015?
College Football's 10 Most Underrated Quarterbacks for 2015

Quarterback is the toughest position to play at any level. And regardless of team or conference affiliation, college football quarterbacks are always under the spotlight to produce. Good quarterback play or improvement at the position could be the difference between winning a national title or finishing outside of the playoff mix.

 

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