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Pinstripe Bowl Preview and Prediction: West Virginia vs. Syracuse

By Nathan Rush, 1 year 3 months ago
The third annual bowl game at Yankee Stadium may technically be a matchup between the Big 12’s West Virginia Mountaineers and the Big East’s Syracuse Orange. But the reality is that this is a grudge match between former Big East rivals who first played in 1945 and have played every year since 1955. Since 1993, the winner of the rivalry has been awarded the Floyd “Ben” Schwartzwalder Trophy...

How the 2012 All-Big 12 Team Ranked as High School Recruits

By Braden Gall, 1 year 4 months ago
The merits of recruiting rankings are debated in every sports bar and around every water cooler in the nation. Athlon continues its look at how each All-Conference team ranked as high school recruits with the first-team All-Big 12 team. Related: College Football's 2012 All-American Team as Recruits 2012 Offensive All-Big 12 Team as Recruits Collin Klein, QB, Kansas State (2008) Hailing...

College Football 2012 All-America Team As Recruits

By Braden Gall, 1 year 4 months ago
The merits of recruiting rankings are debated in every sports bar and around every water cooler in the nation. But one quick look at the 2012 Associated Press All-America team, and it is hard to argue. Six of the 23 members (kickers and punters not included) were ranked in the Athlon Consensus 100 (Athlon's top 100) while seven others were four-star — or "national" recruits. So 13 of the 23...

Top 10 Individual Performances in College Football 2012

By David Fox, 1 year 4 months ago
Johnny Manziel’s Heisman coronation capped a wild year of college football in 2012 filled with twists, turns and unexpected results. Perhaps we should have known 2012 would be different from previous years when Alabama helped start things off with a familiar opponent (LSU) and a different result (a 21-0 rout on the arm of a quarterback ) in the BCS Championship Game. As 2012 comes to a...

20 Most Amazing College Football Stats of 2012

By Braden Gall, 1 year 4 months ago
Single-game, single-season and career records. School, conference and national benchmarks. Remarkable performances and embarrassing moments. The good, bad and ugly makes college football the great sport that it is today. Here are the 20 most intriguing, most important and most interesting college football stats of the 2012 season:  0: First quarter TD allowed by Notre Dame The Irish...

15 BCS Championship Match-ups that should have happened

By Braden Gall, 1 year 4 months ago
Argument reigned supreme last season when one-loss Alabama got the nod to rematch with LSU over Oklahoma State in the BCS Championship game. Had the Cowboys simply beaten Iowa State two weeks earlier, there would have been no room for discussion. Since there is no playoff (yet) and a hodge-podge of very qualified one-loss teams — Oregon, Florida, Kansas State namely — are looking up at Alabama...

Ranking All 35 College Football Bowls for 2012: From Must-See to Must-Miss

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 4 months ago
Which bowls should you tune into? Athlon ranks and previews all of the matchups from the must-see to the ones you can avoid. Although Alabama and Notre Dame is clearly the biggest bowl game, with 34 other contests, there are plenty of other quality pairings to watch this postseason. Ranking the 35 Bowl Games: Must-Watch to Must-Miss 1. BCS National Title – Alabama (12-1) vs. Notre Dame (12...

2013 NFL Draft Rankings: Quarterbacks

By Braden Gall, 1 year 4 months ago
It is never too early to begin looking ahead to next year's NFL Draft. Each year a unique set of prospects enters the professional ranks with a chance to make an immediate impact on the country's most powerful sport. The 2013 NFL Draft won’t be any different. Today, we rank college football's best quarterbacks prospects with the help of 2006 BCS National Championship Game MVP for the Florida...

Big 12 Week 13 Preview and Predictions

By David Fox, 1 year 5 months ago
Rivalry week still has the Bedlam Game at least. Thanksgiving used to be the traditional home Texas-Texas A&M, but the Aggies’ move to the SEC put a stop to that. Texas will play host to TCU this week, and A&M will face Missouri, another Big 12 defector who won't play its top rival (Kansas) this week. The Bedlam Game should be enough to carry the banner for the Big 12 this week,...