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Big 12 2015 Preseason Quarterback Rankings

By Steven Lassan, 6 months 1 week ago
The Big 12 is usually regarded as one of college football’s top quarterback conferences. However, this league features several question marks about its signal-callers for 2015. TCU’s Trevone Boykin is the clear No. 1 quarterback in the Big 12 this season, and the senior should be among the favorites to win the Heisman and earn first-team All-America honors. However, outside of...

West Virginia 2015 Fall Camp Preview and Key Position Battles to Watch

By Jeremy Simon, 6 months 1 week ago
West Virginia enters the 2015 season with its deepest roster since joining the Big 12. More than 50 players have Big 12 experience and head coach Dana Holgorsen has not hidden his excitement about the upcoming season. However, with fall camp set to begin, there remain multiple questions on both sides of the ball that will have a large impact on the Mountaineers’ success this season....

Ranking the Big 12's Top Heisman Candidates for 2015

By Kevin McGuire, 6 months 2 weeks ago
The last time a Big 12 player won the Heisman Trophy, Texas A&M and Missouri were conference members. It has only been four years since Robert Griffin III of Baylor was named the Heisman Trophy, but so much has happened since then that it feels a bit longer. Could the brief drought be brought to an end this season? It sure could with TCU’s Trevone Boykin among the national favorites (...

Dana Holgorsen and Pat Narduzzi Trade Jabs Over Scheduling of Backyard Brawl

By Steven Lassan, 6 months 2 weeks ago
Rivalry games are a huge part of college football, but recent conference realignment has changed the outlook for some of these annual matchups. Missouri-Kansas and Texas-Texas A&M aren’t scheduled to play anytime soon, and Pittsburgh-West Virginia – known as the Backyard Brawl – is also in hiatus. The Backyard Brawl is among the best rivalries in college football, but...

Is Pitt Refusing To Renew The Backyard Brawl?

By Jeremy Simon, 6 months 3 weeks ago
There is no question talks have taken place between West Virginia and Pitt to renew the Backyard Brawl, at least on a short-term basis. Both BlueGoldSports.com as well as media outlets out of Pittsburgh have verified that WVU athletics director Shane Lyons and Pitt AD Scott Barnes have been in discussions. However, Mountaineers head coach Dana Holgorsen made a statement just...

Could 2015 be the Year of the West Virginia Mountaineers?

By Jeremy Simon, 6 months 3 weeks ago
The last two seasons have been tough on West Virginia fans with up-and-down success from the both football and basketball teams. But an unexpected Sweet 16 run by the latter has fans prepared for what could be the Mountaineers' best seasons on the gridiron and court since joining the Big 12 conference. Let's begin with the football team, which is expected to be a...

College Football's Top 25 Non-Conference Games for 2015

By Braden Gall, 6 months 3 weeks ago
There is a lot that is still unknown about the College Football Playoff Committee. One thing that was learned about the new postseason format in year number one is that the voters value strength of schedule. Teams have ramped-up non-conference scheduling almost instantly (See: No. 4 below) and the results are a healthy list of top-level games. It may take a few full seasons for...

Top 10 Big 12 Non-Conference Games of 2015

By Braden Gall, 7 months 1 day ago
The College Football Playoff Committee proved the general trend of tougher scheduling last fall.  The Big 12 may have two major playoff contenders but scheduling could once again be a problem for this league. Whether the Big 12 wants to admit it or not, Baylor's non-conference schedule was a huge factor in why the league was left out of the postseason tournament. ...

College Football's Top 50 Players for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 7 months 2 days ago
Kickoff for the 2015 college football season is just around the corner. With fall camps underway, it won’t be long before teams are officially preparing for the opening week. With the season countdown under 15 days until kickoff, it’s time to take a look at the best 50 players in college football for the upcoming year. Ranking the best 50 players in college football is no...

Big 12 Wild Card Players in 2015

By Jeremy Simon, 7 months 3 days ago
The Big 12 may have missed out on the inaugural College Football Playoff last season, but that doesn’t mean the conference lacks for impact players. While some are more household names than other, each Big 12 team has their “wild card” players that figure to play a big role in how their respective season will pan out. Related: Big 12 Football 2015 Predictions There...