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Big 12 Football 2016 Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 8 months 2 weeks ago
After missing out on the College Football Playoff in 2014, the Big 12 had better fortune last season, as Oklahoma overcame an early loss to Texas to earn a playoff bid and a trip to the Orange Bowl against Clemson. As the focus shifts to 2016, the Sooners begin this season where they left off and in control of the Big 12. Quarterback Baker Mayfield headlines a dynamic offense, and two huge non-...

Ranking the Toughest Games on Oklahoma's College Football Schedule in 2016

By Allen Kenney, 8 months 2 weeks ago
Oklahoma enters the 2016 campaign as the odds-on favorite to win the Big 12 and a top contender for a spot in the College Football Playoff. So the schedule must be a cakewalk, right?   Related: Oklahoma Sooners 2016 Preview and Prediction   Hardly. In addition to non-conference games with mid-major flavor of the month Houston and perennial national title contender Ohio State, the...

College Football's 10 Most Explosive Running Backs Returning for 2016

By Lance Dozier, 8 months 3 weeks ago
Having a running back who has the ability to turn on the jets after getting to the second level of the defense and also make something out of nothing is a must for a great ground game. These running backs have the unique ability to turn ordinary plays into pay dirt and six points for the offense. They come in different shapes and sizes, but there are a few qualities each big-play back seems to...

College Football Podcast: Big 12 Championship Game, Vegas Odds and Jeffery Simmons

By Braden Gall, 8 months 3 weeks ago
Braden Gall, David Fox and Mitch Light are back in the booth talking the latest in college football.   - Did the Big 12 get it right by adding a conference championship game? What are the benefits and drawbacks of a 13th data point? How should the new divisions be divided?   - How good of a job is Baylor? Where does it rank nationally and within the Big 12? Where did it rank before...

Big 12's Decision to Bring Back Conference Title Game is a Big Mistake

By Steven Lassan, 8 months 3 weeks ago
The Big 12’s annual spring meetings on Friday produced a surprising announcement. Beginning in 2017, a conference title game is returning to the Big 12.   Expansion talk has dominated the offseason headlines in the Big 12 this year, but the meetings were expected to conclude without much news about the future of the conference.   Instead of expansion, the Big 12 decided to...

5 Teams That Could Surprise in Power 5 Conference Title Races in 2016

By J.P. Scott, 8 months 3 weeks ago
Athlon Sports has unveiled its projected Top 25 for the 2016 college football season. The top four teams are all familiar faces when it comes to winning conferences titles and appearing in the College Football Playoff during the first two years of its existence. Perhaps more so than any other major sport, however, college football has an element of unpredictability that draws us in and makes us...

College Football's 10 Most Explosive Receivers Returning for 2016

By Lance Dozier, 8 months 4 weeks ago
Having a wide receiver who has the ability to stretch the field and take the top off the defense is a must for passing attacks. These receivers have the unique ability to turn ordinary plays into paydirt and six points for the offense. They come in different shapes and sizes, but there are a few qualities each big-play receiver seems to possess - speed, acceleration and great hands. This...

College Football Podcast: Baylor, Ole Miss and the Countdown to Kickoff

By Braden Gall, 8 months 4 weeks ago
Braden Gall, David Fox and Mitch Light are back in the booth talking the latest in college football.   - Mitch's 14-year old daughter explains satellite camps in one sentence.   - What were our reactions when we found out Baylor fired Art Briles? What (or who) could be next for the Bears? Has Baylor done enough to keep the NCAA at bay and should the NCAA be involved at all? How...

Athlon Sports College Football 2016 Team Rankings 1-128

By Athlon Sports, 8 months 4 weeks ago
The 2016 college football season is less than 100 days away, but the countdown to kickoff is officially underway. Athlon Sports’ 2016 College Football Preview annuals are already on newsstands across the county and available for order in the online store, hosted by Amazon. Each year, Athlon Sports produces regional preview magazines for the ACC, Big 12, Big Ten, Pac-12 and SEC, as well as...

Kansas Jayhawks 2016 Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 8 months 4 weeks ago
When David Beaty took the head coaching job at Kansas, he knew the road ahead would not be easy. That belief became reality last season, as the Jayhawks went 0-12, including a loss to FCS member South Dakota State. The Jayhawks return 12 starters and Beaty now has a year of experience under his belt. But make no mistake, Kansas is a long ways away from bowl contention. Right now the Jayhawks...
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