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Kevin Wilson, Ohio State Buckeyes Football
College football’s coordinator carousel featured a handful of big names on the move for the 2017 season. Ohio State hired former Indiana head coach Kevin Wilson to coordinate the offense, while Todd Orlando followed Tom Herman from Houston to...
Steven Lassan
6 hours ago
West Virginia Mountaineers Football
Every fan has experienced it. Your team has the ball in scoring position. It’s a big moment. And before you can say, “Run the dang ball!” your quarterback is cocking back to lob the football toward the back corner of the end zone...
Athlon Sports
6 hours ago
Nick Chubb and Sony Michel, Georgia Bulldogs Football
The SEC should own the title as college football’s best conference for running backs in 2017. Georgia’s Nick Chubb, Alabama’s Bo Scarbrough, Auburn’s Kamryn Pettway and LSU’s Derrius Guice rank among the nation’s...
Steven Lassan
2 days ago
Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma Sooners Football
Baker Mayfield’s 2016 season will go down as one of the most effective years by any quarterback in the Bob Stoops era at Oklahoma. His place as a Heisman finalist in New York merely underscored what was evident from an 11–2 season that...
Athlon Sports
2 days ago
He hadn't struck a meaningful shot in many years — aside from the ceremonial tee shots that launched each Masters — but Arnold Palmer remained the world's most important golfer until his death last September, and his legacy will...
Rob Doster
3 days ago
Ranking All 130 College Football Teams for 2017
Ranking all 130 college football teams is no easy task, but with the first Saturday of action on Aug. 26 approaching quickly, it’s never too early to see how every FBS program stacks up for 2017. At the top, Alabama leads the way as Athlon...
Steven Lassan
4 days ago
Saquon Barkley, Penn State Nittany Lions Football
The Big Ten returns six 1,000-yard rushers from 2016, including a Heisman Trophy candidate in Penn State’s Saquon Barkley, along with Northwestern’s Justin Jackson and Ohio State’s Mike Weber. Jackson has recorded three...
Steven Lassan
5 days ago
 Equanimeous St. Brown, Notre Dame Fighting Irish Football
Though the Fighting Irish suffered through a disappointing 4-8 record in 2016, there were some bright spots that shone through during the trying times. DeShone Kizer performed reasonably well despite the record, leading to being selected 52nd...
Juan Jose Rodriguez
5 days ago
Jim Harbaugh, Michigan Wolverines Football
Congratulations, WakeyLeaks. Wake Forest’s game-plan breach from a highly unlikely source — radio analyst and former assistant coach Tommy Elrod — managed to make already-paranoid college football coaches even more paranoid....
Athlon Sports
5 days ago
Myles Gaskin, Washington Huskies Football
The Pac-12 boasts a talented group of running backs returning for 2017, as Washington’s Myles Gaskin, Oregon’s Royce Freeman and USC’s Ronald Jones are expected to challenge for All-America honors. Freeman missed most of last...
Steven Lassan
6 days ago
Jake Bentley, South Carolina Gamecocks Football
It’s no secret quarterback play is an integral part of every college football team and its hopes of winning a national title, contending for a conference championship or simply making a bowl. And if you need any evidence, take a look at last...
Steven Lassan
6 days ago
Matt Canada, LSU Tigers Football
If there’s hope for an LSU offense that’s underachieved for the better part of … well, a really long time, it’s represented by former University of Pittsburgh tackle Brian O’Neill.   O’Neill — a...
Athlon Sports
6 days ago
David Johnson
When it comes to who should be the first player taken in a fantasy football draft this year, at least this much seems clear – it should be a running back. But which one? That’s where the debate begins.   In David Johnson,...
Athlon Sports
1 week ago
Jacques Patrick, Florida State Seminoles Football
The ACC is losing a good bit of star power from the running back ranks from last year’s group. Florida State’s Dalvin Cook, Pitt’s James Conner and Clemson’s Wayne Gallman decided to leave early for the NFL, while NC State...
Steven Lassan
1 week ago
Jim Harbaugh, Michigan Wolverines Football
Wilton Speight was speaking after Michigan’s first spring practice in March when he let the world in on the philosophy that shapes every aspect of the Wolverines football program, from the replaceable starting quarterback to the superstar CEO...
Matt Fortuna
1 week ago
Matt Canada, LSU Tigers Football
The SEC once again had an active offseason in the assistant coach ranks. Of the league’s 14 teams, nine of those programs experienced some turnover or change at offensive or defensive coordinator. Matt Canada takes over as the new play-caller...
Steven Lassan
1 week ago
Shaq Quarterman, Miami Hurricanes Football
The coordinates were constantly shifting, but the lateral boundaries always stretched from one sideline to the other. In Miami’s Orange Bowl nearly three decades years ago, Micheal Barrow, Darrin Smith and Jessie Armstead roamed an area they...
Athlon Sports
1 week ago
Luke Kuechly
Their climb was rapid. Their fall was even steeper.   Now, the Carolina Panthers find themselves at the base of the NFL mountain once again, trying to secure a foothold with a “Greatest Hits” mix of old and new players....
Athlon Sports
1 week ago
Jared Goff
A week before the Rams won their only Super Bowl in 1999, Sean McVay celebrated his 13th birthday. Now, 18 years later — and after an ugly half-decade under coach Jeff Fisher — the keys to the franchise have been turned over to McVay...
Athlon Sports
1 week ago
NaVorro Bowman
Another year, another head coach for the San Francisco 49ers. After pushing Jim Harbaugh out the door after the 2014 season in a messy breakup, the 49ers turned to Jim Tomsula in 2015, Chip Kelly in ’16 and now Kyle Shanahan, who spent the...
Athlon Sports
1 week ago
Pete Carroll
The Seahawks’ big push in the offseason was the acquisition of three veteran players to shore up a position area in need of help — just don’t ask whether any of these guys can run block or pass protect. While the linebacker...
Athlon Sports
1 week ago
David Johnson
Last year’s Amazon-produced documentary on the Arizona Cardinals was entitled “All or Nothing.” Amazon could do a sequel this year. Suggested title: “Really All or Nothing.”   Coming off a 7–8–1...
Athlon Sports
1 week ago
Peter Sirmon, Louisville Cardinals Football
The ACC’s coordinator carousel was relatively light on changes for the 2017 season. Five of the league’s 14 teams had some sort of switch in title or coordinator calling the plays. Louisville was the only team to make a change on both...
Steven Lassan
1 week ago
Urban Meyer, Ohio State Buckeyes Football
In 2012, the SEC’s perceived dominance over the rest of college football was an unquestioned fact of life in the sport. Five years later, the conference with the most money, most fertile recruiting base and most passionate following looks...
Athlon Sports
1 week ago
Demaryius Thomas
Von Miller remains the face of the Denver Broncos. Like most of the team’s best players, he is a wrecking ball on defense. The Broncos make quarterbacks’ lives miserable, either through Miller’s pass rush or the clingy coverage...
Athlon Sports
1 week ago

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