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Shaka Smart
It is possible to trace Shaka Smart’s devotion to the mayhem of his Havoc defense to time spent as an assistant to Oliver Purnell and Billy Donovan, both of whom — earlier in their respective careers — preferred to strangle...
Michael Bradley
1 year ago
When we last saw West Virginia, it was taking a 39-point beating at the hands of Kentucky. It made for a TV spectacle, especially after the words of brash freshman Daxter Miles, who predicted a Mountaineers win. What seems to be forgotten, though,...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Shaka Smart said in his introductory press conference at Texas that he believed there were two kinds of people — “energy givers or energy takers.” Ask any Texas basketball fans, and they’ll put Smart firmly in the...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Baylor boasts a potential first-round draft pick in Taurean Prince, one of the nation’s best rebounders in Rico Gathers and a budding star in Jonathan Motley. Still, the main theme surrounding the Bears entering the 2015-16 season doesn...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Buddy Hield recognized that there was work to be done before jumping to the NBA. Work for himself, and the Sooners. Hield, the reigning Big 12 Player of the Year, passed on an early payday for a return to Oklahoma for his senior season. With...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Fred Hoiberg’s tenure at Iowa State produced the most successful five-year run in program history. In addition to leading the Cyclones to four straight NCAA Tournaments and two consecutive Big 12 Tournament titles, Hoiberg was immensely...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
One of the most impressive streaks in college basketball history is alive and well in the Big 12, where the Kansas Jayhawks are the favorites to capture a 12th straight conference title. “Winning the league is always our top goal,”...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Change has been a constant in the Big 12 — except for Kansas being on top. When the run of Kansas’ Big 12 championships began in 2005-05, the league still had 12 teams, and the roster of coaches included Eddie Sutton and Bob Knight...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Sony Michel
College football’s Week 9 slate features 53 games, starting with six matchups on Thursday night. With over 40 games on Saturday, it’s not easy being a college football fan. At times, there’s simply too much going on to stay on top...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Hosts Mitch Light and Braden Gall break down another weekend of college football with special guest Matt Stinchcomb.  The SEC Network anaylst joins us on behalf of the All-State AFCA Good Works Team. Voting runs through Nov. 25 at...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Jerry Kill
College football’s coaching carousel took a surprising turn on Wednesday, as Minnesota coach Jerry Kill resigned due to health reasons. Kill went 29-29 in five seasons with the Golden Gophers and guided the program to three consecutive bowl...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
DeShone Kizer
Week 9 of the 2015 college football season kicks off with a busy Thursday slate. Six games dot the schedule, including North Carolina traveling to Pittsburgh for a key ACC Coastal Division showdown, while TCU hosts West Virginia and Oregon plays at...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Jarrett Stidham
Baylor’s College Football Playoff hopes took a hit this week, as quarterback Seth Russell was lost for the year due to a neck injury suffered in the win against Iowa State. Russell was one of the nation’s top quarterbacks so far this...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Deshaun Watson
The start of college football’s 2015-16 bowl season is just under two months away, but it’s never too early to take a peek at the potential matchups this postseason. The bowl season is bigger and better than ever with 41...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Gonzaga this season could look very much like the 2015 and ’13 versions of the Bulldogs. Those two squads went a combined 67–6 and are considered at or near the top of the list of all-time GU teams, meaning that this year’s Zags...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
San Diego State is always itching to be taken seriously on the national stage, and an opportunity was missed that might have solved that issue once and for all. The Aztecs were exposed by eventual national champion Duke in the Round of the 32...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Wichita State handled Indiana and knocked off Kansas in the NCAA Tournament. After a loss to Notre Dame, its winning streak resumed. Alabama came hard after coach Gregg Marshall, waving big dollars and the lure of the SEC. The university and...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Because of a high volume of players serving two-year church missions, BYU is continually a program in transition. But even by the Cougars’ standards, 2015-16 is a season of change. A combination of graduation, missions and transfers took away...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
The subject line of a May email to LSU students and supporters was two words: “He’s coming.” Now, he’s here. The email’s message featured two hands holding a basketball. Below was a graphic advertising ticket...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Why not climb out on a limb if you’re already on a hot seat? That’s what Texas A&M basketball coach Billy Kennedy did. He’s guaranteed the Aggies will be in the NCAA Tournament field this season. Had Rick Pitino, John...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Say this for an interesting SEC offseason: The league lost one of its two best coaches to the NBA and the coaching lineup as a whole improved. Florida coach Billy Donovan is now coaching the Oklahoma City Thunder, leaving the Gators in a...
David Fox
1 year ago
Dorian Finney-Smith
Billy Donovan is gone to the NBA, and with him the face of Florida basketball. Many wonder whether the Gators’ winning tradition will follow. New coach Mike White steps into Donovan’s shadow after four seasons at Louisiana Tech....
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Damian Jones
The SEC welcomes two new coaches with Final Fours on their résumés — Ben Howland (Mississippi State) and Rick Barnes (Tennessee) — but it is the league’s longest-tenured coach, Vanderbilt’s Kevin Stallings, who has the team...
Mitch Light
1 year ago
The College Football Playoff picture is starting to get some clarity, and the competition off the field among fans is nearly as heated as the competition on the field on game day. The Athlon Sports College Football Experts Club...
David Fox
1 year ago
Al Golden
Miami coach Al Golden was fired on Sunday, one day after the Hurricanes suffered the worst loss in program history in a 58-0 defeat against Clemson. Golden worked for five years as Miami’s head coach, posting a 32-25 record in that span....
Steven Lassan
1 year ago

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