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Big 12 Football Breakout Players for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 23 hours ago
Projecting college football’s breakout players for any given season is no easy assignment. After all, each person has a different take on what a “breakout player” is, and college football is always home to several new faces throughout the season. While it’s difficult to label breakout players, the new stars of any season can have a huge impact on conference championship...

Ranking the Big 12 Stadiums for 2015

By Braden Gall, 3 weeks 5 days ago
Last summer, Athlon Sports asked 10 Big 12 experts Chip Brown, Blair Kerkhoff, Bill Connelly, Allen Kenney and more to rank their favorite stadiums in the Big 12. Based on general atmosphere, fan support, home-field advantage, amenities, tailgating, surrounding campus and even scoreboards, here is how the voting shook out. However, attendance is an increasing concern for...

Bovada Releases Updated Heisman Odds for July

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 6 days ago
The 2015 college football season is just over 50 days away, and media days are just around the corner. And once August hits, teams will report to camp and start the official preparations for the upcoming season. Bovada released Heisman odds earlier this offseason, but the sportsbook has updated its list on Wednesday. TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin is now the favorite by Bovada, with...

College Football Bowl Projections for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 6 days ago
College football’s new playoff format was a huge success. The four-team playoff generated huge ratings and provided what the fans wanted in a postseason: A chance to settle it on the field. As the second season of the playoff approaches, the bowl schedule has expanded to 41 overall games including the national championship. Additionally, the semifinals will be on Dec. 31 instead...

Bovada Releases 2015 College Football Over/Under Win Totals

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 days ago
Preseason win totals and projections are an interesting part of any college football season. In addition to Athlon’s projected 128 for 2015, a few sportsbooks have released their projected over/under win totals for the upcoming year. On Thursday, Bovada jumped into the mix with their win total projections for the coming year. Needless to say, a few things jump out about the odds...

College Football's Top Cornerback Tandems for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 days ago
Cornerback is one of the toughest positions to play in college football. Quarterbacks, spread attacks and skill players aren’t getting any easier to defend and the rules certainly favor the offensive side of the ball. While the success of the secondary doesn’t necessarily depend on the two starting cornerbacks for any team, having a standout tandem helps to defend the prolific...

College Football's All-Sophomore Team for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 4 days ago
Awards are a big part of any college football season. Whether it’s preseason accolades or awards after the year has finished, All-America, all-conference teams or even a list of the best freshmen, these are an entertaining and informative way to get prepared for the next season or look back at the year that was. Looking ahead to 2015, college football isn’t hurting for talent in...

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

By Matt Josephs, 1 month 5 days 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...

New Helmets Coming for Kansas in 2015?

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 5 days 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, 1 month 5 days 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...