Carmelo Anthony Retiring After 19 NBA Seasons: His Legacy On and Off the Court

By David Aldridge, Nick Kosmider and Joe Vardon Carmelo Anthony retired from basketball on Monday, wrapping up a career that spanned 19 NBA seasons and included 10 All-Star Game appearances. Anthony announced his retirement in a video posted on social media. Here’s what you need to know: Anthony is ninth in the NBA all the … Read more

ACC realignment rumbles: 7 schools are reviewing entitlements. But can they leave?

The ACC’s annual spring meetings are underway in Amelia Island, Fla., and are scheduled to end Wednesday at noon. It’s the first time the league’s top administrators will meet in person since Florida State athletic director Michael Alford publicly lambasted the ACC’s current equal revenue-sharing model and said that “something has to change” because FSU … Read more

Dear Andy: Is Clemson, Florida State (others?) set up to run ACC without divisions?

The ACC is heading for a great change without divisions. Wisconsin is heading for a big change with their new offense. You had questions about this and more. Note: The submitted questions have been slightly edited for length and clarity. Will eliminating the Atlantic and Coastal divisions within the ACC increase the likelihood of a … Read more

Updated college football bowl projections: Penn State to Rose, Ohio State to Orange

One small move by the Rose Bowl, one giant series of changes to our latest Bowl Projections. The Rose Bowl’s likelihood to invite Penn State and shift Ohio State to the Orange set forth a chain reaction involving 17 different matchup changes. It’s not as simple as flipping those Big Ten rivals and calling it … Read more

Ranking 131 college football teams after Week 13: Why Michigan has earned No. 1

Why shouldn’t Michigan be ranked No. 1 right now? Georgia remained at No. 1 in both polls, but after the Wolverines’ dominating 45-23 win at Ohio State without a healthy Blake Corum, what is the case against Michigan? Here, let’s make the case for it. The Wolverines have moved up to the top spot in … Read more

Ranking 131 college football teams after Week 12: TCU keeps proving it belongs

There has been a general sense around the College Football Playoff conversation that TCU is lucky to be there and that one loss will knock the Horned Frogs out. But that shouldn’t be the case. No doubt, TCU has needed a number of second-half comebacks to win, none more notable than the fire drill game-winning … Read more

Ranking 131 college football teams after Week 11: UConn, Duke and teams worth celebrating

There have been a few weeks of College Football Playoff rankings, and there will be very little change at the top on Tuesday. So let’s open this week’s edition of The Athletic 131 by celebrating the teams that are in the midst of great seasons, by their standards, but aren’t in the CFP discussion. The … Read more

Ranking 131 college football teams after Week 10: No debating Georgia at No. 1

We tried, we thought, we hoped. But ultimately, like Thanos, Georgia is inevitable. The Dawgs’ 27-13 win against No. 1 Tennessee was never as close as the final score, and it made clear that Georgia is far and away the best team in the country. Thus, it’s back to No. 1 in The Athletic 131. … Read more

College football picks against the spread: Bruce Feldman’s Week 9 picks

I went 5-6 last week against the spread, dropping me to three games under .500 against the line for the season. The good: nailing my upset special with Liberty handling BYU. The bad: picking Toledo to beat Buffalo by double digits. The ugly: picking Iowa to keep it sort of close against Ohio State. (All … Read more

College football picks against the spread: Stewart Mandel’s Week 9 picks

Last week was not my finest hour. Did I really pick Iowa to cover against Ohio State? I feel much more confident this week. Really. I do. Last week: 5-6 against the spread Season: 44-43-1 against the spread (All point spreads come from BetMGM, click here for live odds, all kickoff times Eastern.) Syracuse lost … Read more