The 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup circuit heads back out west for the Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. To help guide you through the 2013 Fantasy NASCAR season, Athlon Sports contributor Dustin Long will be offering his best predictions for each race. And because Yahoo's Fantasy Auto Racing game is arguably the most popular, he’ll break down the picks according to its NASCAR driver classes — A-List, B-List, C-List.
Tiger Woods' 2019 Masters win was such a cultural touchstone that both the current U.S. President and his immediate predecessor celebrated the occasion. Olympic legend Michael Phelps was there in person to cheer him on. The greatest athletes of his generation — LeBron, Serena, et al. — were moved by the turn-back-the-clock performance.
For the second straight year, all 30 MLB teams are scheduled to play on Opening Day as the 2019 season gets started with a bang on Thursday. Right now, it looks as if the weather will cooperate, but even a little rain in one or two cities won't be able to put a complete damper on the return of America's pastime.
Perhaps no league in college football is as top-heavy as the Big Ten. The conference is home to three of the elite programs in college football in Ohio State, Michigan and Penn State, but you can make a strong argument that middle and lower tiers of the league lag behind several of other Power 5 leagues.
The Pac-12 is going through a bit of a rough stretch — only two league teams have made the College Football Playoff — but this is still a good league with a lot of quality jobs. USC, despite its recent struggles, remains the clear-cut No. 1 job in the conference, but there are several other schools that should be able to produce national championship-worthy teams. Bottom line: The Pac-12 has potential; it’s up to the programs, with help from the league, to live up to that potential.
With signing day in the books, and rosters largely set for the 2019 season, spring practice is now the focus for all 130 college football teams. And with every program hitting the field for offseason workouts, it’s never too early to look at the year ahead and project where all 130 teams could rank when the official Athlon Sports magazine predictions are released later this summer.