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10 College Rivalries Killed by Conference Realignment

By David Fox, 1 year 3 months ago
Thanksgiving hasn’t been the same since the Texas A&M and Missouri started hanging out with the SEC. Or since West Virginia and Pitt started rolling with the Big 12 and ACC, respectively. Conference realignment ended a handful of traditional rivalries, either because of scheduling conflicts or acrimonious relationships. In other words, no more Texas-Texas A&M. No more...

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

By Braden Gall, 1 year 3 months 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...

Big 12 2015 Football Schedule Analysis

By Braden Gall, 1 year 3 months 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...

Cover 2 College Football Podcast: 2015 Big 12 Early Preview

By Braden Gall, 1 year 4 months 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...

Big 12's Pre-Spring Top 15 Player Rankings for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 4 months ago
The Big 12 should be an interesting league to follow in 2015. Although the conference was left out of the final four of the college football playoff last season, Baylor and TCU will be back in the mix once again in 2015. And of course, the league should have depth with Oklahoma and Texas looking to rebound, as well as an Oklahoma State team that is set to improve behind sophomore quarterback...

Big 12 2015 Spring Preview and Power Rankings

By Braden Gall, 1 year 4 months ago
Spring practice is already underway for a handful of college football teams, and the offseason workouts and scrimmages provide the first glimpse of how all 128 teams will look in 2015. Baylor and TCU return to the top of the preseason heap in the Big 12 after both barely missed a shot at the College Football Playoff. Both teams are loaded with experience, but have some holes to plug at key...

Ranking the Big 12 Football Rosters for 2015

By Braden Gall, 1 year 5 months ago
Recruiting rankings matter. They are not a guarantee of future success but they are the foundation every national championship has been built upon. It takes great coaching, development and luck to win a title, but having better players is the only way to start. In fact, the data backing up the value of recruiting rankings is impenetrable. For example, look at last year’s rosters...

Big 12 Team Recruiting Consensus Rankings for 2015

By Braden Gall, 1 year 5 months ago
Athlon Sports has averaged out the four major recruiting services — 247Sports, Rivals.com, Scout.com and ESPN — and created the Big 12 consensus team recruiting rankings for 2015. Here is what we learned: Lone Star-sized statementCharlie Strong and Texas signed the clear-cut best class in the Big 12 this fall. Getting the Horns back on top of the rankings was...

Kansas shows Texas how to hook 'em

By Evan Buhler, 1 year 6 months ago
Kansas goes to work in Texas.

Cover 2 College Football Podcast: Breaking down the 14 new head coaches

By Braden Gall, 1 year 6 months ago
 Hosts Braden Gall, David Fox and Steven Lassan breakdown all 14 new head coaches in FBS college football. The guys rank their favorite (and least favorite) hires and analyze all of the newest trends in coaching in this sideline extravaganza. Tom Herman vs. Chad Morris? Will Mike Riley win enough at Nebraska? Is Gary Andersen a home run at Oregon State? How many nice things can the...