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College Football's Most Improved Teams for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 4 weeks ago
Every college football season brings a surprise or two each fall. And if you need evidence of that statement, take a look at the two teams that played for last year’s national championship: Florida State and Auburn. While both programs had claimed previous championships during the BCS era, neither team was picked to win the national title last August. So whether it’s a team...

11 Big 12 Stats You Need to Know for 2014

By Braden Gall, 3 months 1 week 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, 3 months 2 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, 3 months 4 weeks 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, 4 months 5 days 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...

Big 12's Top 10 Must-See Non-Conference Games of 2014

By Braden Gall, 4 months 1 week ago
There are some concerning trends in Big 12 football these days. Elite recruits aren’t signing with the league like they used to, they aren’t getting drafted into the NFL and this league took it right on the chin in the non-conference a year ago. Texas lost to BYU, Ole Miss and Oregon in out-of-league play a year ago. TCU lost to LSU, West Virginia was crushed by Maryland, Kansas...

Big 12 Football 2014 Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 1 week ago
2014 Big 12 Predictions Big 12Overall1. Oklahoma (No. 4)8-111-12. Baylor (No. 10)7-210-23. Texas (No. 17)7-29-34. Kansas State (No. 20)6-38-45.  Oklahoma State (No. 37)5-47-5 6. TCU (No. 39)4-57-57. Texas Tech (No. 41)4-57-58. Iowa State (No. 66)2-74-89. West Virginia (No. 67)2-73-910. Kansas (No. 78)0-92-10With Oklahoma coming off a huge Sugar Bowl win against Alabama, Baylor...

2014 College Football Rankings: #39 TCU Horned Frogs

By Athlon Sports, 4 months 3 weeks ago
The 2014 college football season starts on Aug. 27 and continues into mid-January with the first edition of the four-team playoff. Athlon Sports is counting down until kickoff with projections and previews for all 128 FBS teams. Here is our team preview for No. 39 TCU. Previewing TCU’s Offense for 2014:TCU hopes its beleaguered offense will get a boost from the up-tempo, no-...

TCU's QB Concerns Could be Answered With Texas A&M Transfer Matt Joeckel

By Steven Lassan, 6 months 1 day ago
Despite owning one of the Big 12’s top defenses last season, TCU finished with its worst record under Gary Patterson. The Horned Frogs finished 4-8 overall and just 2-7 in Big 12 play.The main culprit of last season’s four-win mark was an offense that ranked ninth in the Big 12 in total yards per game (349.1) and managed just 4.9 yards per play.Some of TCU’s offensive struggles...

Ranking the Big 12's Quarterbacks for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 6 months 1 week ago
The Big 12 has been home to some of the top quarterbacks in college football during the BCS Era. The conference isn’t at an elite level under center in 2014, but the talent is clearly on the rise.Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty should be a candidate for All-America honors after throwing for 4,200 yards and 32 touchdowns last season. As if those numbers aren’t enough to consider Petty...