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Chris Mack and the Musketeers exceeded expectations last season, winning 28 games and spending much of the year ranked in the top 10.   This season, with arguably their three top players back, the Musketeers will be expected to contend for...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
The NFL is in full swing, and the competition off the field among fans is nearly as heated as the competition on the field on game day.   The Athlon Sports Pro Football Experts Club presented by New Era gives you the...
John Gworek
4 months ago
Trevor Knight
The first eight weeks of the college football season are in the books and Week 8 produced one of the season's biggest upsets with Penn State's victory over Ohio State. While the Buckeyes dropped from the ranks of the unbeaten, the...
Steven Lassan
4 months ago
Terrell Newby
The Saturday night showdown between Nebraska and Wisconsin is one of the most anticipated games for Week 9. The winner of this matchup solidifies a case as the top team in the Big Ten West’s Division and moves a step closer to booking a trip...
Steven Lassan
4 months ago
One of Greg Gard’s biggest challenges in his first full season as Wisconsin’s coach might be distributing playing time on a deep and experienced roster.   The Badgers return their top 10 players in terms of minutes played from a...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
For one of the few times in 30 years, Arizona won’t play one of the nation’s most difficult non-conference schedules, choosing to play home games against Sacred Heart, Northern Colorado, Grand Canyon, Texas Southern, Cal-Bakersfield,...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
Week 8 is in the books and the Athlon Sports Cover 2 podcast breaks it all down. Don't forget to subscribe here and rate us if you like (or don't like) what you hear!   - Ohio State fell to Penn State but was the win a...
Braden Gall
5 months ago
Alabama’s defense is so ridiculously talented and utterly dominant that the only thing it can be compared to right now is playing on the “Heisman” skill level in the late NCAA Football video game series.   If you love and...
Jim Weber
5 months ago
Names have changed, and roles have been rearranged at Michigan State, but the Spartans and Tom Izzo will carry their usual knockout power into the important parts of the season. Serious contention for championship belts, however, will probably have...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
Tom Crean’s team sits in a similar position to last season: Few will pick Indiana to win the Big Ten regular season, but few should be surprised if the Hoosiers deliver. After starting slowly, Indiana finished with gusto, winning the Big Ten...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
Joe Williams
Week 8 of the 2016 college football season produced several big performances and memorable moments. Alabama continued to distance itself from the rest of the nation, as the Crimson Tide handled Texas A&M to remain unbeaten. LSU and...
Steven Lassan
5 months ago
Leonard Fournette
Week 8 of the 2016 college football season produced several big performances and memorable moments from the SEC. Alabama handled Texas A&M to remain unbeaten and solidify its place as the favorite to win it all in 2016. LSU used...
Steven Lassan
5 months ago
Leonard Fournette
Interim coach Ed Orgeron looks to build momentum for keeping the full-time job at LSU, as the Tigers host Ole Miss in a critical game for positioning within the SEC West on Saturday night. The Rebels won last year’s meeting in convincing...
Steven Lassan
5 months ago
Jalen Hurts
The best matchup of college football’s Week 8 slate takes place in Tuscaloosa, as Alabama hosts Texas A&M in a clash of top 10 teams. Not only does this matchup feature significant implications in the SEC West title picture, but this game...
Steven Lassan
5 months ago
Virginia Tech’s NCAA Tournament drought reached its ninth year in 2015-16, but there were signs that it may soon come to an end. Buzz Williams, entering his third season as head coach, worked his magic and led the Hokies to a nine-win...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
Butch Pau’u
BYU (4-3) and No. 14 Boise State (6-0) renew their annual series with a Thursday night nationally televised game.   The Broncos are undefeated and ranked in the top 15 for the first time since the 2011 season. The Cougars enter Boise...
Mitch Harper
5 months ago
Skyler Howard
The Week 8 edition of college football’s picks against the spread features predictions for some of Saturday’s biggest games, including Alabama-Texas A&M, West Virginia-TCU, Wisconsin-Iowa and Arkansas-Auburn. Additionally,...
Mitch Light
5 months ago
From the end of March through May 23, Purdue coach Matt Painter must have felt like he was sitting on pins and needles. That’s because the Boilermakers’ leading returning scorers — junior forward Vince Edwards (11.3 ppg) and...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
Rick Pitino will need to work his Hall of Fame magic as Louisville must replace its three leading scorers, top rebounder and deal with the ongoing fallout from an NCAA investigation that resulted in the school imposing a postseason ban a year ago....
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
Brad Kaaya
The ACC’s Coastal Division once again features a tight battle at the top, but some clarity in the pecking order could be established by Thursday night, as Virginia Tech hosts Miami in a critical game for positioning and division title hopes....
Steven Lassan
5 months ago
Trevor Knight
College football’s Week 8 slate is the official start of the second half of the season, and the action begins on Thursday night with three matchups. Miami travels to Virginia Tech for a key ACC Coastal Division matchup, while Boise State...
Steven Lassan
5 months ago
Athlon Sports' Braden Gall and Mitch Light preview Week 8 in college football.   - Texas A&M and Alabama go head-to-head in a Top 10 showdown of unbeatens. But should the Aggies even show up?    - Two other...
Braden Gall
5 months ago
With rumors swirling that Youngstown State head coach Bo Pelini is interested in the vacant Purdue job, it’s possible that his successor could be none other than current school president and former Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel....
Jim Weber
5 months ago
UConn enters the 2016-17 basketball season as a bit of an unknown. The Huskies are stocked with talent and return five significant players from an NCAA Tournament team that won 25 games and earned the program’s first American Athletic...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
Gonzaga has become a popular destination for transfers and international players, as demonstrated by former Kentucky Wildcat Kyle Wiltjer and Lithuanian Domantas Sabonis fueling last year’s run to the Sweet 16.   Those two are gone...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago

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