Big 12 Articles

The final four teams in the Athlon Sports top 25 countdown were released this week, meaning we've seeded our projections for the first College Football playoff: No. 1 Florida State vs. No. 4 Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl and No. 2 Alabama vs. No....
David Fox
5 months ago
Ohio State Buckeyes
The old saying about the Jimmys and Joes is true.Winning games in college football is about the players. If your favorite team has the best players, more times than not, your favorite team is going to win the game. And the most important player on...
Braden Gall
5 months ago
Ameer Abdullah
The start of the college football season is less than 100 days away, and Athlon Sports is counting down the top teams for the upcoming year.Florida State is Athlon’s pick to win the national championship, with Nick Saban's Alabama Crimson...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
Everett Golson
Need a good way to make it through the long offseason? First, buy and read an Athlon Sports College Football preview magazine and then take a look at these win total projections provided by 5Dimes.With a few months until kickoff, expect to see more...
Steven Lassan
6 months ago
Tim Tebow
The Bowl Championship Series claims 16 great years of college football.Off the field, the last decade and a half saw college football transform, as media dollars, conference realignment and the facilities arms race dominated the headlines unlike...
Braden Gall
6 months ago
Daniel Sams
After finishing 2013 with wins in six out of its last seven games, Kansas State is expected to be a top-25 program in 2014. However, the Wildcats suffered a setback on offense this week, as GoPowercat.com has reported receiver Daniel Sams has...
Steven Lassan
6 months ago
Bob Stoops
Baylor’s climb to the top of the Big 12 continued last season with an 11-2 final record and a conference championship. The Bears lost in the Fiesta Bowl against UCF, but there’s clearly staying power with Art Briles at the controls in...
Steven Lassan
6 months ago
Austin Seferian-Jenkins
Athlon Sports continues its series looking back the best players of the BCS Era (1998-2013). Today, the staff ranks the 10 best tight ends to play at least one season during the BCS Era.Note: Florida's Aaron Hernandez was No. 5 initially but...
Braden Gall
6 months ago
Austin Seferian-Jenkins
Athlon Sports continues its series looking back the best players of the BCS Era (1998-2013). Today, the staff ranks the 10 best tight ends to play at least one season during the BCS Era.Note: Florida's Aaron Hernandez was No. 5 initially but...
Braden Gall
6 months ago
Gary Patterson
Despite owning one of the Big 12’s top defenses last season, TCU finished with its worst record under Gary Patterson. The Horned Frogs finished 4-8 overall and just 2-7 in Big 12 play.The main culprit of last season’s four-win mark was...
Steven Lassan
7 months ago
Texas Longhorns
Oklahoma and Baylor are considered the favorites in the Big 12 for 2014, but Kansas State and Texas aren’t too far behind.The Wildcats and Longhorns both finished 8-5 last season, but Texas held a two-game edge in conference play.Texas...
Steven Lassan
7 months ago
Davis Webb
The Big 12 has been home to some of the top quarterbacks in college football during the BCS Era. The conference isn’t at an elite level under center in 2014, but the talent is clearly on the rise.Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty should be a...
Steven Lassan
7 months ago
Gary Patterson
The Big 12 did not have a banner year in 2013, as only three teams from the conference finished ranked in the final Associated Press poll, and the bottom four teams in the league combined for just seven conference victories.Heading into the 2014...
Steven Lassan
7 months ago
All-conference and All-American teams are a great indicator as to who are the best players in the nation. Earning first-team honors more than once is a pretty good sign that you were one of the best at your position during your career. The rare...
Braden Gall
7 months ago
Nick Saban
Ranking college football coaches is no easy task. Similar to any position on the field, statistics may not tell the full story when judging a coaching tenure. While it’s difficult to rank coaches, this aspect of college football is...
Steven Lassan
7 months ago
Bob Stoops
Ranking college football coaches is no easy task. Similar to any position on the field, statistics may not tell the full story when judging a coaching tenure.While it’s difficult to rank coaches, this aspect of college football is arguably...
Steven Lassan
7 months ago
Adrian Peterson
All-conference teams are a great indicator as to who is the best in each league. Earning first-team honors more than once is a pretty good sign that you were one of the best at your position during your career. The rare three-time (or even four-...
Braden Gall
7 months ago
Kansas State Wildcats
No one really knows how Bill Snyder does it but he continues to churn out bowl appearances and 1,000-yard rushers the way (some) other teams in the Big 12 only dream about.After a slow start to the 2013 season that included four losses in the first...
Braden Gall
7 months ago
Fred Hoiberg
The careers of Fred Hoiberg and Kevin Ollie have been connected nearly from the start.On Friday, they’ll meet in the Sweet 16, the first trip to the regional semifinal for both coaches.The pair met in high school when they took a visit to...
David Fox
7 months ago
Laquon Treadwell
Spring practice is underway for nearly all 128 college football teams, and the countdown to the 2014 season has officially started. There’s still a long way to go before August and the start of next year, but it’s never too early to...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
Mike London
The start of spring practice for all 128 college football teams is a chance to start fresh and forget the bad results that came along with 2013.For a handful of coaches, spring practice is also the first opportunity to turn around a program and...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
Texas Longhorns
A new era has begun in Austin.Like other coaching changes at Michigan, Tennessee and Florida State, Charlie Strong takes over a powerful but dormant blue-blood program. The Longhorns boast the most powerful athletic department in college athletics...
Braden Gall
8 months ago
Vince Young
Other than the SEC, the Big 12 is the only league in the nation that brags two different national champions during the BCS Era.Texas and Oklahoma dominate this league unlike two teams in any other league in the nation. Fifteen of the top 25 players...
Braden Gall
8 months ago
Tony Barbee
Sometimes a coach inherits a bad team or steps into a program where the university simply does not invest in basketball. In some cases, through recruiting, Xs and Os and inspiration, that coach can turn a bad team into a good or even great one.The...
Athlon Sports
8 months ago
Preparations for the 2014 Athlon Sports preview magazines have started, and this season, we’re taking you inside the debates that shape our rankings.The first in a series that will cover every major conference covers the Big 12. Athlon Sports...
David Fox
8 months ago

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