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Almost nothing went according to plan in Year 1 of the Shaka Smart era at Texas, from opening last season in China without the athletic director who scheduled the game (and who hired Smart) — Steve Patterson — because he’d been...
Athlon Sports
8 months ago
Rarely does a team lose its top scorer, rebounder and assists leader and expect to get better. But Scott Drew is confident it can happen this season at Baylor.   “We’ve got some experienced guys returning and some guys ready to...
Athlon Sports
8 months ago
Many might remember West Virginia’s face-plant vs. Stephen F. Austin in the first round of last season’s NCAA Tournament. But what could be forgotten is the fact that the Mountaineers finished second both in the brutal Big 12 regular...
Athlon Sports
8 months ago
Athlon Sports' Braden Gall and Mitch Light break down the first Playoff Committee Rankings and preview Week 10 in college football.   - Should Texas A&M be ranked ahead of Washington and should "margin of victory...
Braden Gall
8 months ago
Leonard Fournette
College football’s Week 10 slate opened with midweek MACtion on Tuesday and Wednesday night and continues with the usual matchups on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Four games are slated for Thursday night, including Oklahoma at Iowa State and...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
The NFL season hits the midway point this week, 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...
John Gworek
8 months ago
Lamar Jackson
The College Football Playoff selection committee released its first set of rankings on Tuesday night. As expected, Alabama took the top spot, with Clemson at No. 2 and Michigan at No. 3 The big surprise came at No. 4, as the committee went with...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
Melo Trimble could have departed College Park for good and left Maryland without a returning starter for the first time since freshman eligibility was restored in 1972-73. Instead, the point guard opted at the last minute to remain with the...
Athlon Sports
8 months ago
For a program returning its entire starting lineup, Michigan hardly resembles itself.   Three undergraduates transferred over the summer. Two mainstay assistants landed head coaching jobs. Spike Albrecht and Caris LeVert, the final remnants...
Athlon Sports
8 months ago
The Big Ten will experience a changing of the guard in 2016-17.   A league that has supplied college basketball with standout veterans over recent years is losing several of them — Michigan State loses Denzel Valentine, Indiana loses...
Athlon Sports
8 months ago
Kareem Hunt
November MACtion continues on Wednesday night, as Toledo and Akron look to rebound from disappointing losses in Week 9 and stay in the hunt for a division title and a trip to Detroit for the conference title game in early December. Less than 200...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
Mitch Trubisky
With just over a month remaining in college football’s 2016 regular season, conference title races are starting to clear and the frontrunners have emerged after nine weeks of action. In the ACC, Clemson is a clear favorite to win the Atlantic...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
Baker Mayfield
The first nine weeks of the college football season are in the books. The final weekend in October produced four upsets of unbeaten teams, as Baylor, Nebraska, Boise State and West Virginia all suffered their first loss of the season last...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
Two seasons ago, Duke won an NCAA crown with a nucleus of one-and-done talent and experienced complementary parts. Built on nearly the same blueprint, this year’s Blue Devils look poised to do something similar.   Three key members of...
Athlon Sports
8 months ago
John Calipari’s best Kentucky teams have blended star freshmen with at least a couple of experienced returning players in the primary rotation, and UK fans will hope Calipari has found that blend again this season. Minutes after UK’s...
Athlon Sports
8 months ago
Week 9 was wild and crazy as promised but what did it all mean? Don't forget to subscribe here and rate us if you like (or don't like) what you hear! Mitch Light and Braden Gall break down the weekend of action.   - The...
Braden Gall
8 months ago
Zach Terrell
Western Michigan looks to keep its unbeaten season and New Year’s Six bowl hopes intact on Tuesday night, as the Broncos travel to Muncie, Ind. to take on Ball State. While the midweek MACtion schedule is quirky with Tuesday and Wednesday...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
If you watched the greatest show in television history, “Friday Night Lights,” you surely remember Washington State head coach Mike Leach’s cameo in which he gave an epic pep talk to the king of motivational speeches, Eric...
Jim Weber
8 months ago
Quietly, Dana Altman has gone about turning Oregon into one of the West’s most consistent programs. The Ducks had been knocking on the door of national prominence for a couple years before kicking it in by winning the Pac-12 and earning a No...
Athlon Sports
8 months ago
As Kris Jenkins’ 3-pointer nestled into the nylon, and Villanova completed its ridiculous, improbable run to the 2016 national championship, nobody remembered that the Wildcats had sputtered in March several times over the previous six...
Athlon Sports
8 months ago
D'Onta Foreman
Week 9 of the 2016 college football season produced several big performances and memorable moments. Four undefeated teams - West Virginia, Boise State, Nebraska and Baylor - suffered their first defeat of the season, while Clemson rallied...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
Gus Malzahn
Week 9 of the 2016 college football season produced several big performances and memorable moments from the SEC. Auburn extended its winning streak to five games with a victory over Ole Miss, South Carolina upset Tennessee, and Kentucky...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
Jake Browning
A potential Pac-12 Championship Game preview is on tap on Saturday afternoon in Salt Lake City, as Utah hosts undefeated Washington in one of three matchups featuring ranked teams in Week 9.   The Huskies are positioned for a run at a...
Steven Lassan
9 months ago
Dalvin Cook
Clemson’s trip to Florida State has lost some of its preseason appeal, but Saturday night’s matchup in Tallahassee still holds plenty of importance for the ACC and College Football Playoff picture. Prior to the start of the 2016 season...
Steven Lassan
9 months ago
In college hoops, there are some things going on that you wouldn’t notice by watching a game or two. But an examination of the thousands of games played over the past few seasons reveals some interesting nuggets. Be it strategy or statistical...
Athlon Sports
9 months ago

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