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College Football's Overrated Trends and Overlooked Numbers

By David Fox, 1 year 8 months ago
With college football season less than a month away, some (but hopefully not all) preseason predictions and projections will be moot. Trust us, we’ve been digesting our thoughts on the upcoming season since the end of spring practice and even the end of bowl season. As is the case each season, some of the summer’s biggest talking points will fall flat once the season begins. And after a few...

Big 12's Top 10 Storylines to Watch in Fall Practice

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 8 months ago
Kickoff for the 2012 college football season is just around the corner. However, plenty of unanswered questions remain around the nation for every team. Injuries, quarterback battles and players that need to step up to make a run at the conference title will all be under the spotlight over the next couple of weeks.  The Big 12's 10 Biggest Storylines to Watch in Fall Practice...

Big 12 Player Rankings: The Top 50 Players for 2012

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 8 months ago
The Big 12 welcomes West Virginia and TCU as new members in 2012, and both teams will add to the already deep and talented league. The Mountaineers bring one of the nation's best offenses, while the Horned Frogs have been strong on defense in the Mountain West. Even though the Big 12 loses some big names like Oklahoma State's Brandon Weeden and Justin Blackmon and Baylor's Robert Griffin,...

Unit Rankings: 2012 Big 12 Defensive Lines

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 9 months ago
Kickoff for the 2012 college football season is still two months away, but it's never too early to project how the year might play out. Athlon will be taking a look at how each position stacks up in the BCS conferences and nationally until the start of the season. Each unit ranking was evaluated based upon how it will perform in 2012 - not how the team played in 2011. Ranking the...

Unit Rankings: 2012 Big 12 Offensive Lines

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 9 months ago
Kickoff for the 2012 college football season is still two months away, but it's never too early to project how the year might play out. Athlon will be taking a look at how each position stacks up in the BCS conferences and nationally until the start of the season. Each unit ranking was evaluated based upon how it will perform in 2012 - not how the team played in 2011. Ranking the...

Unit Rankings: 2012 Big 12 Wide Receivers

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 9 months ago
Kickoff for the 2012 college football season is still two months away, but it's never too early to project how the year might play out. Athlon will be taking a look at how each position stacks up in the BCS conferences and nationally until the start of the season. Each unit ranking was evaluated based upon how it will perform in 2012 - not how the team played in 2011. Ranking the...

The History of Big East Conference Realignment

By Braden Gall, 1 year 9 months ago
College football expansion has taken over the hearts and minds of college football junkies everywhere. The sky is falling, rivalries are dead and the future of college football is in great peril. I am here to tell you that this just simply isn’t the case. Conference realignment has been taking place for more than a century and it won’t stop anytime soon. Teams have been switching leagues,...

College Football: The History of Big 12 Realignment

By Braden Gall, 1 year 9 months ago
College football expansion has taken over the hearts and minds of college football junkies everywhere. The sky is falling, rivalries are dead and the future of college football is in great peril. I am here to tell you that this just simply isn’t the case. Conference realignment has been taking place for more than a century and it won’t stop anytime soon. Teams have been switching leagues,...

West Virginia Football: Introducing the Mountaineers to the Big 12

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 9 months ago
West Virginia is packing its bags and moving from the Big East to the Big 12. The Mountaineers will fit in well in their new conference, especially with a high-powered offense led by quarterback Geno Smith. Not familiar with West Virginia? Here's an introduction on the Mountaineers from a West Virginia point of view: Consider this a primer on West Virginia athletics for Big 12 fans. A...

College football conference realignment draft: Part 2

By David Fox, 1 year 9 months ago
Yesterday, the four commissioners of the NCAA (National Conglomerate of Athlon Authorities) conferences selected their first four programs of 16 in our realignment draft. Today, we'll continue with rounds No. 5 through No. 8. Powers like Texas, Alabama, Florida, Ohio State, Michigan, Notre Dame and USC are off the board, but plenty of prizes remain in the field. Where our commissioners --...