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Bowl Games Have No Place in the College Football Playoff

By Braden Gall, 1 day 4 hours ago
Nick Saban wants college football to focus more on the bowls. His biggest fear is that the College Football Playoff is taking too much attention away from prestigious and historically significant games like the Poulan Weed-Eater Bowl. With TV ratings soaring for bowl games and new games pushing the total number of bowls to 41, Saban and fellow bowl czar Bill Hancock couldn’t be...

Iowa State Cyclones 2015 Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 1 day 6 hours ago
Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads has cultivated a reputation of being able to do more with less. After a 5-19 record the last two seasons, Rhoads and his reputation are being put to the test. The Cyclones went winless in the Big 12 last season — which, of course, means they lost to Kansas — and rebounding by a significant margin would seem to be a tall task.Follow Athlon Sports on...

Big Decisions Looming for Big 12 Conference

By Jeremy Simon, 2 days 1 hour ago
Only five months removed from having not one but two teams snubbed from the inaugural College Football Playoff, the Big 12 Conference has some big decisions to make about its future. After it was announced that both Baylor and TCU had not made the four-team Playoff Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby was seemingly left scrambling to find answers and make adjustments to ensure this same...

Top 15 College Football Quarterback Matchups to Watch in 2015

By Braden Gall, 2 days 2 hours ago
Michael Vick was first. Then Vince Young. Then it was Tebow, RG3, Johnny Football and Super Mariota. The super quarterback is a relatively new phenomenon in college football that changed the way game is played forever. With new rules and new offensive innovation, the quarterback has become even more important — and it was already the most important position on the...

College Football 2015 Rankings and Predictions: #41-60

By Athlon Sports, 2 days 3 hours ago
The 2015 college football season is still a few months away, but it’s never too early to project how the upcoming year will play out on the field. Athlon Sports has released its top 25 for this season and continues the countdown to September with a look at the teams ranked No. 41-60. The 41-60 range features two teams breaking in new coaches (Houston and Pittsburgh), along with a...

Texas Tech Red Raiders 2015 Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 2 days 6 hours ago
Kliff Kingsbury has had an interesting two-year start to his head-coaching career at Texas Tech. Year One featured big offensive numbers and an impressive postseason victory over Arizona State. Year Two featured another undisciplined team, seven Big 12 losses and no postseason. Kingsbury has plenty of talent, both as a coach and on his depth chart, but has to correct his team’s sloppy play...

Kansas State Wildcats 2015 Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 2 days 6 hours ago
As long as Bill Snyder is the head coach in Manhattan, Kansas State will always be a contender in the Big 12. After another nine-win season last year — Snyder's 13th with the Wildcats — KSU enters the '15 season with some big holes to plug. Kansas State needs to find a leader at quarterback, replace stars at wide receiver and fill major voids in the front seven...

College Football 2015 Rankings and Predictions: #26-40

By Athlon Sports, 3 days 2 hours ago
The 2015 college football season is still a few months away, but it’s never too early to project how the upcoming year will play out on the field. Athlon Sports has released its top 25 for this season and continues the countdown to September with a look at the teams ranked No. 26-128. In the 26-40 range, there’s no shortage of intriguing teams or programs that could push for a...

College Football's Top 25 Offensive Triplets for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 3 days 3 hours ago
Quarterbacks, running backs and wide receivers are glamour positions in college football. While offensive linemen and defensive players are just as important to winning a title, it’s no secret the skill players and quarterbacks grab the attention and headlines. With that in mind, Athlon has ranked the top 25 triplets in college football for the 2015 season. How did we compile the...

Oklahoma State Cowboys 2015 Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 3 days 6 hours ago
Oklahoma State stumbled through its worst season since 2007, finishing 7-6 for the first season with fewer than eight wins since Mike Gundy’s second season. The Cowboys entered the season knowing they were in store for a rebuilding season. The Cowboys enter this season hoping that rebuilding is well on its way to being complete. At least at quarterback — always a position of interest...