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Maryland Unveils New Hand-Painted "Black Ops" Helmets for Saturday's Game Against Michigan

The Terrapins have a new hand-painted helmet.
Maryland Unveils New Hand-Painted "Black Ops" Helmets for Saturday's Game Against Michigan

Maryland is breaking out a new helmet for Saturday’s matchup against Michigan. The Terrapins are planning on an all-black uniform for the game against the Wolverines, along with a hand-painted “Black Ops” helmet.

 

The school released images of the helmet on Tuesday and a promo video to hype the awesome hand-painted design for Saturday night:

 

Ranking the SEC Basketball Coaches for 2015-16

Ranking the SEC Basketball Coaches for 2015-16

In 2015-16, the head man in Lexington will be the most accomplished coach in the league.

 

At least in that way, the SEC coach lineup is fairly standard.

 

Yet the 13 coaches around John Calipari represent a drastic shift in the SEC’s coaching roster. The moves in this season’s coaching carousel may be unprecedented in the league’s history.

 

Week 4 NFL Picks: Challenge Athlon Sports Experts!

Think you can beat our writers and editors? Put your picks to the test
Week 4 NFL Picks: Challenge Athlon Sports Experts!

The NFL is back, and the competition off the field is nearly as heated as the competition on game day.

 

The Athlon Sports Pro Football Experts Club presented by New Era gives you the chance to compete with your friends and our experts each week.

 

College Football Awards for September

Handing out awards from the first month of action.
College Football Awards for September 2015

The first month of the 2015 college football season is in the books. Unfortunately, that means this year is almost a third of the way finished. However, the next two months (plus a week in December) should bring plenty of crazy plays, memorable moments and great games.

South Alabama and Troy Create Awesome New Trophy for "Battle for the Belt" Rivalry

The Jaguars and Trojans will play for a championship belt.
South Alabama and Troy Create Awesome New Trophy for "Battle for the Belt" Rivalry

Less than 200 miles separates the campuses of Troy and South Alabama, and the Sun Belt rivals will have a new rivalry trophy at stake for Saturday’s meeting.

 

The South Alabama-Troy rivalry is officially the “Battle for the Belt,” and the winner of the annual meeting will take home a championship belt, similar to the ones in boxing or wrestling.

 

Needless to say, this is a pretty unique and outstanding rivalry trophy: 

 

 

Week 5 College Football Picks: Challenge Athlon Sports Experts

Think you can beat our writers and editors? Put your college gridiron picks to the test
Week 5 College Football Picks: Challenge Athlon Sports Experts

The college football season is just getting interesting, and the competition off the field is nearly as heated as the competition on game day.

 

The Athlon Sports College Football Experts Club presented by Nexium & Advil gives you the chance to compete with your friends and our experts each week.

 

Arizona State Unveils New Gray 'Be The Hammer' Alternate Uniforms

The Sun Devils will wear these on Oct. 3.
Arizona State Unveils New Gray 'Be The Hammer' Alternate Uniforms

Arizona State has unveiled a new gray alternate uniform for its Oct. 3 matchup against UCLA. The uniform is known as the ‘Be The Hammer’ alternate and sports a gray scheme, largely due to the program using a sledge hammer to break a rock after big accomplishments.

 

The Sun Devils will wear the gray helmet and pants for Saturday’s game against the Bruins to go along with the program’s alternate white jersey from the opener against Texas A&M.

 

Here’s the full look at Arizona State’s alternate uniform:

Ranking the Big Ten Basketball Coaches for 2015-16

Izzo, Ryan, Beilein and Matta bring plenty of intrigue
Ranking the Big Ten Basketball Coaches for 2015-16

These are interesting times for coaches on top of the Big Ten.

 

Tom Izzo is coming off a frustrating regular season and a triumphant trip to the Final Four. Bo Ryan is coming off the best two-year stretch of his career and a (perhaps premature) retirement announcement.

 

John Beilein and Thad Matta both had disappointing seasons. Tom Crean overachieved, but he still enters this season on the hot seat.

 

And perhaps none of them will have a better team in 2015-16 than Mark Turgeon.

 

Cover 2 College Football Podcast: Week 4 Review

The Vols were just one of many heart-broken fan bases in Week 4.
Cover 2 College Football Podcast: Week 4 Review

Hosts Braden Gall and David Fox break down the three biggest games and storylines of Week 4.

 

The Pac-12 dominated the headlines in Week 4 with the State of Arizona and Oregon suffering crushing losses while Stanford, Utah and the City of Los Angeles won big. The Big 12 dealt with serious heartbreak while the SEC's pecking order is disarray. Who is to be blamed for the Vols loss in The Swamp? All of that and so much more on this edition of the Cover 2 Podcast.

 

10 Amazing College Football Stats from Week 4

Rounding up the best stats from Week 4.
10 Amazing College Football Stats from Week 4 2015

Numbers and statistics are a huge part of college football. Every Sunday, reading updated box scores and stats is like Christmas for fans and media members. Some stats like total offense and total defense are overrated, but each help paint a picture for a team or particular game.

 

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