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The Big 12's Top Freshmen to Watch in 2014

By Braden Gall, 1 week 5 days ago
The beauty of college football lies in its unpredictability and volatility. Roster turnover is largely responsible for the tremendous amount of variability from year to year within the sport. Key graduations, early entries into the NFL Draft, dismissals and a massive influx of tomorrow's stars in the form of bright-eyed freshmen create more personnel turnover in college football than...

Big 12 Coaches Talk Anonymously About Conference Foes for 2014

By Athlon Sports, 2 weeks 5 days ago
It's not easy getting college football coaches to honestly comment on another coach, player or team. Most coaches don't want to give opposing teams billboard material, which is why there is a lot of coach speak or overused cliches used during the year. In order to get an accurate assessment of teams heading into 2014, Athlon asked coaches in the Big 12 to talk anonymously about...

Ranking the Big 12's Best and Worst Logos in 2014

By Athlon Sports, 3 weeks 23 hours ago
Official school logos have been and will always be the simplest and most important way for a college program to classify and separate itself from its peers. Some change dramatically over time while others are literally set in stone for decades. Some are edgy, exciting and extremely busy while others are clean, classic and simple.  Every college football program in the nation has an...

Big 12 Football Breakout Players for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 4 weeks 1 day ago
Every year, college football fans are introduced to a handful of players that become household names by the end of the season. Whether it’s a true freshman playing for the first time, a junior college recruit stepping into the lineup or a player on the roster that’s finally ready to assume a starting job, predicting which players will breakout any year is never an easy task. The...

How College Football's Most Underrated Coach Keeps Kansas State Relevant

By Evan Buhler, 1 month 4 days ago
Before diving into another one of his signature long-winded answers, Kansas State coach Bill Snyder delivered a knockout opening line during Big 12 media days. "My degree of optimism is negotiated daily...Read the full article on Bleacher Report...

The Big 12's Top 10 Heisman Candidates for 2014

By Braden Gall, 1 month 5 days ago
Using the past to project the future has major flaws but in the case of the Heisman Trophy, the past can be extremely useful. There are a few numbers college football fans need to know when it comes to the Heisman Trophy and how to handicap the race for the 2014 stiff-armed trophy. First, quarterbacks have won the award four straight years and 12 of the last 14. Mark Ingram (2009) and...

11 Big 12 Stats You Need to Know for 2014

By Braden Gall, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Here are Athlon Sports' favorite, most important and most interesting Big 12 statistics you need to know about in 2014: 3: Players who declared early for the NFL DraftA record 98 underclassmen declared early for the 2014 NFL Draft — up from the previous high of 73 set in '13. The SEC had 28 early departures and the Pac-12 lost 25 underclassmen to the NFL. The...

Ranking the Big 12's Toughest College Football Schedules in 2014

By Braden Gall, 1 month 3 weeks ago
The importance of scheduling in college football cannot be overstated. Sure, coaching, rosters and even a little bit of luck play bigger roles in determining championships in the NCAA ranks. But scheduling in college football plays as big a role as any of those other factors. Non-conference play varies greatly from team to team. So, too, do home and road slates — especially for the...

Ranking the Big 12 Stadiums for 2014 (Experts Poll)

By Braden Gall, 2 months 5 days ago
Ranking anything in sports is subjective. We may all agree on certain things — like Michael Jordan is better than Kobe Bryant or that Lambeau Field is better than the Edward Jones Dome — but for the most part, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Ranking college football stadiums is not only subjective but also extremely intricate. General atmosphere, fan support, home-field...

Big 12 Football 2014 All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 1 week ago
The 2014 college football season kicks off on Aug. 27 and concludes in Dallas with the first four-team playoff in the FBS ranks on January 12, 2015. Since it’s never too early to start thinking about the upcoming college football season, Athlon Sports has already released its projected rankings for 2014, as well as conference predictions. With the predictions released, it’s time...