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Examining the Over/Under 2015 Win Totals for the Big 12 Conference

By Matt Josephs, 4 days 2 hours ago
The Big 12 is going to be a hotly contested conference this season. Last year there were five teams within three games of first place Baylor and TCU. Those two schools figure to be leading again with Oklahoma and Oklahoma State waiting to take advantage of an injury or a bad loss in front of them. Two teams who will not be much of a factor this season will be Kansas and Iowa State. Related...

Cover 2 College Football Podcast: Preseason Playoff Preview

By Braden Gall, 4 days 17 hours ago
 The Athlon Sports Cover 2 College Football podcast is back! Hosts Braden Gall and David Fox take listeners inside the preseason College Football preview magazine. The guys break down the top four teams in the preseason top 25 and how the Athlon team settled on our College Football Playoff Projections. Why did we put two SEC teams into the Playoff? Why did we pick Baylor over TCU...

New Helmets Coming for Kansas in 2015?

By Steven Lassan, 4 days 18 hours ago
Kansas is facing an uphill battle in 2015, as first-year coach David Beaty inherits a major rebuilding project and few returning stars.  But the Jayhawks could be rebuilding in 2015 with new uniforms and helmets. A post that popped up on the Twitter account (@UniformSwag) shows a few new designs for the Jayhawks at an event that could be coming this year. If these are the...

College Football's All-Freshman Team for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 5 days 38 min ago
College football fans and coaches already know about the established stars, Heisman contenders and proven players entering 2015. However, there’s no shortage of new faces ready to emerge onto the scene as key contributors for all 128 teams this year. Since freshmen need more time to develop physically or within a system, it’s tough to count on every newcomer in a signing class...

Golden Nugget Releases Lines for 2015 College Football Games of Year

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 20 hours ago
The 2015 college football season is still a ways off, but the preview and look ahead to the upcoming year never stops. On Friday, Golden Nugget sportsbook released odds on several key games for the upcoming year. According to BettingMoves.com, Alabama, Auburn, LSU and USC are favored in nine of the games listed by the Golden Nugget. Check out the full list of first odds for the...

College Football's Two-Way Players of 2015

By Kyle Kensing, 1 week 2 days ago
Texas A&M legend and Heisman Trophy winner John David Crow, who passed away earlier this month, carved a niche in college football history with his outstanding play at both linebacker and running back. Crow played in the era from 1954 to 1965 in which college football rules banned specializing, thus all players participated on both sides of the ball in a “one-platoon” system...

Meet the Country's Luckiest and Unluckiest Team: Oklahoma

By Athlon Sports, 1 week 2 days ago
In the last two seasons, one Oklahoma team went 11–2 and upset Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. Another went 8–5 and got offensive coaches fired. According to the statistical profile, one of those teams was better and it wasn’t the one hoisting a bowl trophy. Let’s take a closer look. Football Outsiders F/+ ratings are an opponent-adjusted look at per-play and per-...

Big 12 Expansion Isn't Necessary

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 2 days ago
Big 12 expansion is the story that won’t go away. On Wednesday, Oklahoma president David Boren said, “I’m advocate of a 12-member Big 12.” And previously this summer, West Virginia athletic director Shane Lyons also mentioned he was in favor of expansion. It’s only two athletic directors out of 10, but it’s no secret expansion has been and will continue...

College Football's Most Improved Teams for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 3 days ago
The overall unpredictability of a college football season is one of the main reasons to tune in each Saturday during the fall. While preseason predictions and rankings are often accurate and correctly project the amount of wins for specific teams, each season always brings a surprise or two in the top 25. 2015 will be no different, as there will be a handful of teams that jump into the top...

College Football 2015 All-America Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 4 days ago
The 2015 college football season is just around the corner, and it’s time to honor the best of the best for the upcoming year. Several of the nation’s top players from 2014 are in the NFL ranks, but there’s no shortage of talent returning to the FBS level. Athlon Sports released its 2015 all-conference teams earlier this offseason, and now the focus shifts to the All-...