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College Football's Top 25 Breakout Quarterbacks for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 4 days 20 hours ago
It’s no secret quarterback play is an integral part of every college football team and its hopes of winning a national title, contending for a conference championship or simply making a bowl. However, this position is also the most difficult one to judge, rank or evaluate. With the uncertainty and difficulty in evaluating this position, it should come as no surprise that a handful of names...

College Football's All-Star Baseball Team

By Lance Dozier, 1 week 3 days ago
There are a lot of prospective student-athletes coming out of high school that are two-sport athletes. In fact, in the 2016 NFL Draft 88.5% of players selected were dual-sport athletes back in their Friday Night Light days. That statistic goes to show that only the best of the best make it professionaly - especially with only 1.6% of student-athletes playing on Sundays.   Out of...

What if Big 12 College Football Teams Had an All-Star Game?

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 4 days ago
Major League Baseball’s 2016 All-Star Game is slated for Tuesday night at Petco Park in San Diego. While the Midsummer Classic won’t satisfy the hunger for football at this point in the summer, the All-Star Game got the staff at Athlon Sports thinking about potential all-star matchups at the college football level. What if each Power 5 league had an all-star game during the offseason...

The Big 12's Most Underrated Players for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 1 day ago
Every college football team has players most would consider underrated. However, defining underrated players is no easy assignment, as that term varies in meaning between fans and experts. With the 2016 season approaching, Athlon Sports wanted to take a look at some players deserving of more preseason accolades or discussion. In an effort to get to 10 names, we tried to stick...

College Football Bowl Projections for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 2 days ago
The start of the 2016 college football season is still over 50 days away, but it’s never too early to project how the bowl games and playoff pairings may look by December. The top four teams for year three of the College Football Playoff era could look similar to the final pairings from 2015. Clemson and Alabama are among the favorites to win it all in 2016, with Florida State, Ohio State...

College Football's Top 15 QB Matchups for Friday Games in 2016

By Lance Dozier, 3 weeks 20 hours ago
As we all know, a majority of college football games are played on Saturday. But there are quite a few games this year that fall on Friday - 56 to be exact. That is the most ever, and hey, maybe that’s not a bad thing. A matchup on Friday (or a midweek game) provides Group of 5 teams more publicity. But these matchups also take away from high school games and...

Examining the Over/Under 2016 Win Totals for the Big 12

By Matt Josephs, 3 weeks 1 day ago
The Big 12 has ruled the headlines this offseason for good and bad reasons. The conference decided to go back to having a championship game. This of course brought thoughts about expansion, which the conference says will not occur right now. Of course, there also was the massive black cloud that hung over Baylor and Art Briles. The Bears will be glad to get on the field. To me the Sooners are...

College Football's Top 100 Impact Transfers for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 2 days ago
Transfers are a huge part of any college football season. Whether it’s a graduate transfer eligible right away or a player that sat out the previous year due to NCAA rules, impact players are available in the transfer ranks every year. A transfer could be a one-year stopgap solution or help a team fill a void for a couple of seasons after a few misses on the recruiting trail....

Big 12 Wild Card Players in 2016

By Allen Kenney, 3 weeks 2 days ago
In a conference known for prolific offenses and shootouts galore, the Big 12 features more than its fair share of wild card players.   Related: Big 12 Football 2016 Predictions   Some are stepping in for departed stars. Others are intriguing youngsters looking to make their mark ahead of schedule. Still others want to re-establish themselves following seasons lost to injury...

10 Big 12 Stats You Need to Know for 2016

By Allen Kenney, 4 weeks 21 hours ago
It has been anything but a quiet offseason for the Big 12. Shifting the focus to on-field matters, here are the most important or interesting stats to know for the 10 Big 12 teams to help get you ready for the upcoming season. Related: Big 12 Football 2016 Predictions   26: Baylor NFL Draft picks in eight seasons under Art Briles The once-lowly Bears produced a grand total...