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The Big 12's Top 10 Heisman Candidates for 2014

By Braden Gall, 1 week 1 day 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...

Texas Tech reinstates Bethel

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 weeks 1 day ago
Lubbock, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Texas Tech has reinstated defensive back Nigel Bethel II after he was dismissed from the team less than three weeks ago.Bethel, who is regarded as one of Texas Tech's highest-rated recruits in its upcoming freshman class, was kicked off the team for punching women's basketball player Amber Battle and breaking her jaw during a pickup basketball game in late June."...

10 Must-See Quarterback Matchups of 2014

By Braden Gall, 2 weeks 3 days ago
Ali-Frazier. Manning-Brady. Magic-Bird. Mariota-Hundley? Okay, maybe I’m over doing it a bit. But as far as college football fans are concerned, there will be no bigger quarterback matchup in 2014 than when UCLA’s Brett Hundley and Oregon’s Marcus Mariota battle it out on the same field. College football entered the “super quarterback” era when Michael...

11 Big 12 Stats You Need to Know for 2014

By Braden Gall, 2 weeks 6 days 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...

College Football's Best Coaches Under 40 For 2014

By David Fox, 3 weeks 2 days ago
As Steve Sarkisian packed up his boxes in Seattle to take the USC job, the former Washington coach closed the door on another part of his life — his 30s.Sarkisian attained one of the best positions in college football before his 40th birthday, but just barely. Sarkisian turned 40 three months after taking the USC job, taking him off our annual list of college football coaches under...

Texas Tech Commit Jarrett Stidham Excites at Elite 11 Camp, 'Top QB in Big 12'

By Evan Buhler, 3 weeks 3 days ago
Jarrett Stidham is at the Elite 11 camp in Beaverton , Oregon, showing everyone what he will bring to Texas Tech in the future. The Red Raiders commit has great accuracy with a quick release, which will help him succeed at the next level...Read the full article on Bleacher Report...

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

By Braden Gall, 4 weeks 1 day 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, 1 month 1 week 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, 1 month 2 weeks 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...

Texas Tech Football 2014 Schedule Analysis

By Braden Gall, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Scheduling played a huge role in Kliff Kingsbury’s first season as the head coach at Texas Tech. He began his career with seven straight wins but didn’t win a single game over a team who went to a bowl game last season. Then Texas Tech faced Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Kansas State, Baylor and Texas over the final month of the regular season, and lost all five contests. The Red...