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College Football's Top 5 Wide Receivers on the Rise for 2013

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 1 month ago
With spring practice underway for many college football teams, the countdown to the 2013 season has officially started. With preseason predictions right around the corner, it’s never too early to start thinking about which players might be the next breakout stars. While the final NCAA statistics featured plenty of familiar names atop the leaderboard, players like Arizona’s Austin Hill, New...

Big 12 Football 2013 Spring Preview and Storylines

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 1 month ago
With no clear favorite entering spring practice, the Big 12 should be college football’s most intriguing conference to watch when preseason picks are released for 2013. Oklahoma State, TCU, Oklahoma and Texas seem to be the early favorites for next season, but Kansas State and Baylor can’t be counted out. The Horned Frogs should be better in their second tour through the Big 12, while the...

TCU Horned Frogs 2013 Spring Football Preview

By Braden Gall, 1 year 1 month ago
The 2012 season was a year of transition for Gary Patterson and the TCU Horned Frogs. Patterson didn't lose a single conference game (23-0) the three years prior to entering the Big 12. In their first season as a "BCS" or power conference team, the Frogs lost five conference games — as many as the previous five seasons combined. But that was to be expected now that Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas...

College Football's Top 15 Spring Quarterback Battles for 2013

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 1 month ago
With spring practice getting ready to start for all 125 college football teams, quarterback battles will now take center stage. For most national title contenders – Alabama, Oregon, Ohio State, Stanford, Georgia, Notre Dame and Clemson – quarterback isn’t a question mark. However, there are a handful of teams that could be a conference title contender that enter spring practice with...

Ranking the Best College Football-Basketball Coach Tandems in the Big 12

By David Fox, 1 year 2 months ago
With college football’s spring practice and basketball’s postseason around the corner, Athlon Sports decided this would be a good time to evaluate each school’s coaching tandem. In this ranking, we aimed to reward balance. In short, which school’s fanbase is most likely to be satisfied from September to March? A handful of schools may have an accomplished football coach while the basketball...

College Football Recruiting: Big 12 Team Consensus Rankings for 2013

By Braden Gall, 1 year 2 months ago
Recruiting in college football is downright nasty. It is a cutthroat, cannibalistic big business that is microscopically analyzed by fans, administrators and media members alike. Recruiting in the Big 12 has its major advantages and major disadvantages. First, the state of Texas is a built in feeder system for all 10 teams in the league, even West Virginia. With a couple of small exceptions...

Recruiting: Ranking the Big 12's Best Football Rosters

By Braden Gall, 1 year 2 months ago
Preseason prognosticators like Athlon Sports — the most accurate college football preview magazine on newsstands — use many things to attempt to predict what the coming football season will look like. Returning starters, scheduling, historic trends, coaching, pending off-the-field issues and, of course, recruiting rankings all help Athlon editors predict the future of college football....

College Football's Top 15 Two-Star Recruits Since 2003

By Braden Gall, 1 year 2 months ago
Recruiting rankings are an inexact science, and even the experts will admit that. It is virtually impossible to measure heart, work ethic, mental focus and self-awareness in 17- and 18-year-old kids. Especially, in the face of the most important decision they will ever make. Athlon Sports will finalize the Athlon Consensus 100 for the Class of 2013 this week. It's the sixth annual...

Early Big 12 Football Predictions for 2013

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 3 months ago
2013 is shaping up to be an interesting year in the Big 12. Kansas State claimed the conference title in 2012, but a new champion should be expected next season. Oklahoma tied the Wildcats for the Big 12’s top spot, but the Sooners must replace quarterback Landry Jones, as well as a handful of key defenders. The Wildcats face similar problems, but coach Bill Snyder will find a way for K-State...

Top 30 Non-Conference Games to Watch in 2013

By Braden Gall, 1 year 3 months ago
It is never too early to start looking ahead to next season. Especially now that Alabama is college football’s 2012 National Champion. This season featured huge showdowns between the ACC and SEC at the end of the year, Notre Dame battling with the Big Ten or Pac-12 all season long and a host of other important non-conference showdowns. Each and every year, a variety of intersectional matchups...