Big 12 Articles

Baylor Bears football
Art Briles’ tenure at Baylor ended on Thursday, as the 60-year-old coach was fired as a result of the findings from the Pepper Hamilton investigation into football program and athletic department. With Briles out, defensive coordinator Phil...
Steven Lassan
6 months ago
Bob Stoops
Success with any college football team starts with coaching. Even if a program doesn’t have the resources of the nation’s elite jobs, a good coach can elevate a program into national title contention. However, similar to any position on...
Steven Lassan
6 months ago
Bob Stoops
There’s a commonly held belief in college football circles that when expectations for Oklahoma zig, the Sooners zag.   Preseason No. 1? Book your tickets for the Insight Bowl.   Starting the season at No. 20? Go ahead and...
Allen Kenney
6 months ago
Marquis Smith
No doubt you’ve circled plenty of Saturdays on your calendar for this fall. College football is coming and not soon enough to its millions of fans.   The excitement often starts with early-season matchups between FBS and FCS programs...
Craig Haley
6 months ago
College Football
Braden Gall and Steven Lassan break down every single team in the Athlon Sports Preseason Top 25.   - How deep is the Pac-12 and how many teams could legitimately win the title? And will the "surprise" conference champ make...
Braden Gall
6 months ago
Brandon Harris
Kickoff for the 2016 college football season is still over 100 days away, but it’s never too early to start thinking about rankings, predictions and previews for the upcoming year. For most college football fans, one of the annual traditions...
Steven Lassan
6 months ago
Patrick Mahomes
The Big 12 is home to some of the nation’s top quarterbacks in 2016. Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield, Texas Tech’s Patrick Mahomes, Baylor’s Seth Russell and Oklahoma State’s Mason Rudolph headline a top-heavy group of...
Steven Lassan
6 months ago
FCS teams upsetting FBS programs have come to be one of the leading storylines early in a college football season. Over the first few weekends, Cinderella fires up fans as if it’s March.   Three years ago, FCS teams took down FBS...
Craig Haley
6 months ago
Gary Patterson
Hiring a good staff of assistants and two coordinators capable of controlling their side of the ball in player development and scheme implementation is critical for any FBS head coach. While the head coach hire is the biggest and most important...
Steven Lassan
6 months ago
Braden Gall and David Fox break down the latest in Big 12 expansion and preview the 2016 college football magazines. (We also have some fun by naming Kentucky Derby horses too.)   - What do the latest data reports mean for the future of the...
Braden Gall
7 months ago
Samaje Perine
On the surface, the NFL Draft didn’t treat the Big 12 well this year. The conference produced 26 total picks, tying the ACC for last among the Power Five leagues.   On the other hand, on a per-team basis, the Big 12 averaged 2.6...
Allen Kenney
7 months ago
Trevone Boykin
Talent does not always guarantee becoming an NFL Draft pick. Dozens of college football stars did not hear their name called during the 2016 NFL Draft. Many of these players have now signed with teams as undrafted free agents and will be competing...
John Coon
7 months ago
Deshaun Watson
The 2016 NFL Draft is complete as 253 players have taken the first steps in their professional football careers. From a college football standpoint, the focus now shifts to next year. Which players are next in line to hear their name called when...
Athlon Sports
7 months ago
Baylor Bears
Braden Gall, Mitch Light and David Fox are back in the studio talking college football, previewing all five power five conference and more.   - Should Art Briles' job be in jeopardy because of what has happened at Baylor?...
Braden Gall
7 months ago
Braden Gall and David Fox are back after a Bachelor Party break to analyze how the Athlon Sports rankings are put together.   - There is a huge difference between power rankings and projecting the committee's rankings.   - Should...
Braden Gall
7 months ago
Bob Stoops
The true measure of a college football team's strength of schedule cannot be determined until the regular season approaches its end. That said, some schedules stand out as obviously better than others before a game is ever played....
Kyle Kensing
7 months ago
The quality of non-conference schedules in the Big 12 has received significant attention in recent years. The philosophies vary dramatically throughout the conference: Some programs opt for high-profile, home-and-home series against...
Allen Kenney
7 months ago
Braden Gall, David Fox and Mitch Light are gearing up for another Athlon Sports preview magazine and the guys are discussing the most difficult decisions in 2016.   - What seperates Clemson from Florida State in the Atlantic Division...
Braden Gall
8 months ago
The Big 12 round robin doesn’t leave much room for differentiation between teams’ schedules. There’s no ducking squads from other divisions, and nine conference games only leaves three slots to fill that could boost a team...
Allen Kenney
8 months ago
Thanks to injuries and inconsistency at key positions, the Kansas State Wildcats were one of the streakiest teams in college football in 2015.   Kansas State swept its three-game non-conference slate to open the schedule, then dropped six...
Nicholas Ian Allen
8 months ago
Brian Allen
Offensive linemen are the most underrated players in college football. The players in the trenches never get enough credit for their performance, but the five blockers up front set the stage for the skill players to have success. Recruiting and...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
Perry Ellis
Both the Kansas Jayhawks and the Villanova Wildcats advanced to the Elite Eight in dominant fashion on Thursday night. Behind 27 points from Perry Ellis, the Jayhawks cruised to a 79-63 victory over the Maryland Terrapins in the Sweet 16....
Antwan Staley
8 months ago
Les Miles
College football’s 2015-16 coaching carousel was one of the most active in recent memory. After 28 jobs changed hands, the 2016-17 version may not be as active at the end of the year. However, several big-time jobs could open, as Les Miles (...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
Jim Larranaga
No. 1 overall seed Kansas’ bid for a fourth national championship will begin again on Thursday when the Jayhawks take on No. 5 Maryland at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Ky.   In the other South Region Sweet 16 matchup No. 3 Miami...
Antwan Staley
8 months ago
Ronald Jones
Running back is one of the easiest positions to find a new standout each year, and there always seems to be a wave of stars ready to emerge in offseason workouts. Last season, Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey finished second in the Heisman...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago

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