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Steve Byrnes’ Passing After Bristol Race Felt Throughout NASCAR

Tom Bowles goes “Through the Gears” following Matt Kenseth's victory at rain-soaked Bristol
Steve Byrnes’ Passing After Bristol Race Felt Throughout NASCAR

Bristol’s race this weekend was aptly titled the Food City 500 in Support of Steve Byrnes and Stand Up To Cancer. It was a chance for the NASCAR community to give back, lending its support to one of its most respected broadcasters.

 

Oregon Ducks 2015 Football Schedule and Analysis

Athlon analyzes the Ducks '15 football schedule.
Oregon Ducks 2015 Schedule and Analysis

Oregon enters a season after losing in the national title game for the second time in six years.

 

This time, Mark Helfrich has to rebuild without the best player in school history. While finding a replacement for Marcus Mariota is critical, it's just one of many challenges the Ducks must overcome if they expect to repeat as Pac-12 champs in 2015.

 

Ranking the SEC College Towns (Expert Poll)

Athlon asked experts to rank their favorite towns in the SEC.
Ranking the SEC College Towns (Expert Poll)

The old saying “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” couldn’t be more true when it comes to ranking college towns.

 

Do you prefer larger metropolitan areas? Do you enjoy the isolated peace and quiet of a quaint small town? Cost of living, night life, food, culture, weather, surrounding geography and more go into evaluating a city.

 

Reds Manager Bryan Price Delivers Profane Rant for the Ages

77 expletives after game No. 13. High marks for degree of difficulty
Reds Manager Bryan Price Delivers Profane Rant for the Ages

Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price secured a spot among great managerial rants in baseball history with an expletive-filled tirade with reporters after Monday’s 6-1 win over the Brewers.

 

Responding to a question from C. Trent Rosencrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer on the status of All-Star catcher Devin Mesoraco, Price lit into accurate reports about roster moves concerning his team.

 

North Carolina Updates Football Uniforms With Argyle Design for 2015

The Tar Heels have updated their uniforms.
North Carolina Updates Football Uniforms With Argyle Design for 2015

North Carolina’s uniform is one of the best in the ACC, and the Tar Heels will open 2015 with a revamped design to the helmet, jersey and pants.

 

By no means is this a drastic redesign for North Carolina. However, the uniform features argyle on the uniform and helmet.

 

Here are more photos of North Carolina’s football uniforms for 2015:  

Tim Tebow Gets Another Chance, Signs with Philadelphia Eagles

Will Chip Kelly have the magic touch with the ex-Florida quarterback?
Tim Tebow Gets Another Chance, Signs with Philadelphia Eagles

Tim Tebow will receive at least one more shot at an NFL career after signing a one-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday.

 

The 2007 Heisman winner and two-time national champion at Florida participated in an offseason workout for Philadelphia on Monday.

 

Ohio State Takes No. 1 Spot for Spring Game Attendance Record

This image wasn't from Ohio State's spring game, but attendance wasn't much different
Ohio State Takes No. 1 Spot for Spring Game Attendance Record

Some day a college football program is going to hit six figures in attendance — for a spring game.

 

Ohio State came 609 fans short of the 100,000 mark Saturday when it drew what is presumed to be a record for spring game attendance.

 

Texas A&M Aggies 2015 Schedule and Analysis

Athlon analyzes the Aggies' '15 football schedule.
Texas A&M Aggies 2015 Schedule and Analysis

Kevin Sumlin enters his fourth season at Texas A&M with a rising collection of elite recruits and a brand-new defensive coordinator to go with his brand-new stadium.

 

The Aggies may be ready to compete for a SEC West Division crown with John Chavis manning the defense. But to reach Atlanta, this squad will have to navigate one of the more difficult schedules in the nation — even with two “easier” crossover opponents.

Ranking the Big Ten College Towns (Expert Poll)

Athlon asked the experts to rank their favorite towns in the Big Ten.
Expert Poll: Ranking the Big Ten's Football Jobs in 2015

The old saying “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” couldn’t be more true when it comes to ranking college towns.

 

Do you prefer larger metropolitan areas? Do you enjoy the isolated peace and quiet of a quaint small town? Cost of living, nightlife, food, culture, weather, surrounding geography and more go into evaluating a city.

 

Texas Tech Needs David Gibbs to Reverse Defensive Woes

Better to be lucky or good? Red Raiders will take either with new coordinator
Texas Tech Needs David Gibbs to Reverse Defensive Woes

Spring practice for the Texas Tech defense may as well be spring training for a high school baseball team.

 

Always watching, new defensive coordinator David Gibbs is telling his players to keep their eye on the ball. Or more specifically the quarterback and when and where the ball is going.

 

A defender might break up a pass or get a takeaway, but if his eyes aren’t where Gibbs wants them to be, he’ll hear it.

 

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