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The Big 12 Gets it Right: No Conference Championship Game Needed

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Whether it was the amount of teams in the league, getting left out of the playoff, a championship game, the nine-game schedule or expansion, the Big 12’s future has been an ongoing debate since the last round of conference realignment. But on Tuesday, the league took a step in the right direction by deciding not to add a conference championship game. At last week’s playoff...

Ranking the Big 12's Quarterbacks for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 4 weeks ago
The Big 12 is known for its high-scoring offenses and quarterback play, but the league enters 2015 with several unknowns under center. TCU’s Trevone Boykin is the clear favorite for first-team all-conference honors and one of the frontrunners for the Heisman Trophy. However, after Boykin is a host of unproven names. Oklahoma State’s Mason Rudolph ranks as our No. 2 quarterback after...

Ranking the Big 12 College Towns (Expert Poll)

By Braden Gall, 2 months 1 week ago
The old saying “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” couldn’t be more true when it comes to ranking college towns. Do you prefer larger metropolitan areas? Do you enjoy the isolated peace and quiet of a quaint small town? Cost of living, nightlife, food, culture, weather, surrounding geography and more go into evaluating a city. Every college campus is...

Ranking the Big 12's Football Coaching Jobs in 2015 (Expert Poll)

By Braden Gall, 2 months 2 weeks ago
Is it easier to win at Texas or Oklahoma? How about Big 12 newcomers West Virginia and TCU? Which program provides the most support? Which program has access to the best players? Which program has proven it can succeed at a high level over time? Which program has the most pressure to win? These are all the questions head coaches must ask themselves when deciding to accept a job or not...

Conference Championship Game Doesn't Solve Big 12's Problem

By Braden Gall, 2 months 3 weeks ago
It appears that a rule forcing a college football conference to have at least 12 teams and two divisions to hold a championship game will be nullified by 2016. Fans across the Big 12 are ecstatic. But the Big 12 didn’t get left out of the College Football Playoff because it didn’t play a conference championship game. Baylor got left out because the Playoff...

College Football's Top 25 Players on the Rise for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 3 weeks ago
Each season always brings a new cast of college football stars. Whether it’s touted true freshmen living up to the hype in their first season on campus, a sophomore ready to emerge in their second year, or an upper classmen taking on a bigger role, there’s no shortage of breakout player options in the preseason. Which players might emerge with a breakout year in 2015? Here...

Big 12 2015 Football Schedule Analysis

By Braden Gall, 2 months 3 weeks ago
The Big 12 isn’t the best conference in college football but it sure is one of the most entertaining. Baylor-TCU might have been the best game of the year regardless of conference. Oklahoma-TCU wasn’t far behind. Both the Bedlam Series and the Red River Shootout were extremely heated. And any game played in Morgantown felt like it ended in thrilling fashion. Because...

Early 2015 Heisman Betting Odds: Top Picks, Sleepers and Busts

By Braden Gall, 3 months 5 days ago
The Heisman Trophy is the most prestigious award in sports and gambling is a huge part of the game of football. Put them together and you get preseason odds for the coveted stiff-armed trophy. Bovada recently released an updated list of Heisman Trophy front-runners for 2015 and, for entertainment purposes only, we’ve offered up our unsolicited gambling advice.Remember, last year...

Baylor's 410-Pound OL LaQuan McGowan Catches Pass in Spring Game

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 1 week ago
Baylor’s LaQuan McGowan is a very large man. According to the school’s official roster, the Texas native is 6-foot-7 and 410 pounds. In the Cotton Bowl loss to Michigan State, McGowan showed off his athleticism by catching an 18-yard pass for a score. And here’s the best part of this story: The coaching staff plans to give him more snaps at tight end this year. ...

Cover 2 College Football Podcast: 2015 Big 12 Early Preview

By Braden Gall, 3 months 3 weeks ago
 Hosts Braden Gall and Steven Lassan go in-depth with an early 2015 Big 12 conference preview. The guys debate TCU vs. Baylor at the top of the league. Who should be the frontrunner? Who has more coming back? Which team has bigger holes to fill? Can Oklahoma or Texas return to prominence? Is this a vintage Sooners team and can Charlie Strong get anything from his QB? Will...