Big 12 Articles

The start of spring practice for all 125 college football teams is a chance to start fresh and forget the bad results that came along with 2012. For a handful of coaches, spring practice is also the first opportunity to turn around a program and...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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, held April 25-27, won’t be any different. The running back position has...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
Now that the calendar has turned to March, fans of bubble teams may be refreshing web sites of their favorite bracketologists. As college basketball’s regular season and conference tournament season nears a close, Athlon Sports will keep you...
David Fox
2 years ago
Welcome to March. College basketball’s best month has arrived, and, boy, did it deliver immediate dividends. The first full slate of games in March brought a classic individual performance — one for the ages, Mike Krzyzewski called it — and...
David Fox
2 years ago
In a college basketball season marked by uncertainty, determining the nation’s top players at any position is a tall task. That starts at point guard. At midseason, we picked Trey Burke, Phil Pressey and Michael Carter-Williams as All-America...
David Fox
2 years ago
The 2012 season was a year of transition for Gary Patterson and the TCU Horned Frogs. Patterson didn't lose a single conference game (23-0) the three years prior to entering the Big 12. In their first season as a "BCS" or power conference team,...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
Baylor finished 2012 as one of the hottest teams in college football, winning five out of its last six games, including a 49-26 victory over UCLA in the Holiday Bowl. The Bears are coming off three consecutive bowl games for the first time in...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
The battle to win college football’s 2013 national championship is officially underway. Spring practice kicked off for a handful of teams in February and will begin for most of the remaining FBS teams in March. While it’s often difficult to glean...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
We have ranked every college football program in the country, based on the attractiveness of the position from a coaching perspective. We considered many factors — tradition, facilities, location, money  — but in the end, we simply asked...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
For most of the season, the college basketball power rankings have been fairly consistent at the top: Two or three teams from the Big Ten, a team or two from the state of Florida, maybe Duke and/or Kansas every now and then. Some of those...
Mitch Light
2 years ago
With spring practice getting ready to start for all 125 college football teams, quarterback battles will now take center stage. For most national title contenders – Alabama, Oregon, Ohio State, Stanford, Georgia, Notre Dame and Clemson –...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
These days, it takes a special effort to defeat Syracuse or Colorado State on their home courts. The Orange and the Rams have owned their arenas, with home winning streaks of 38 and 27 games, respectively. Both of those streaks ended Saturday...
David Fox
2 years ago
We have ranked every college football program in the country, based on the attractiveness of the position from a coaching perspective. We considered many factors — tradition, facilities, location, money  — but in the end, we simply...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
With spring practice kicking off across the nation, the race to win college football’s 2013 national title has officially started. Although it’s hard to learn everything about a team in spring practice, the next few months are a good opportunity...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
For all of last week and into this week, Athlon Sports ranked football and men’s basketball coaching tandems in the power conferences. It’s a tall task recognizing excellence in both major college sports, but the top of our list, for the...
David Fox
2 years ago
Texas enters a critical offseason as the first BCS team to open spring practice in 2013. After recording nine consecutive double-digit win seasons, the Longhorns have failed to reach that mark in each of the last three years. Texas hit rock...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Like just about everything else this college basketball season, the National Freshman of the Year race is a bit of a mess. A week ago, Kentucky’s Nerlens Noel could have been considered a frontrunner, not only for the top freshman, but also...
David Fox
2 years ago
A wild college basketball season has an eventful week ahead of it. Entering Tuesday, 11 conferences had ties atop their leagues -- either outright ties or teams tied in the wins or losses column. And these aren’t obscure conferences either:...
David Fox
2 years ago
Another week, another Big Ten showdown with national implications. With a five-game win streak including last week’s 75-52 rout of Michigan, Michigan State has gone from sneaky Final Four contender to potential No. 1 seed. The Spartans, who...
Mitch Light
2 years ago
A handful of players hit multiple milestones this week, but they weren’t necessarily the most notable numbers of the week. Creighton’s National Player of the Year contender Doug McDermott reached the 2,000-point mark, Kansas’ Jeff Withey...
David Fox
2 years ago
If the Big 12 goes through Kansas, the Oklahoma schools might be in good shape. A three-game losing streak for the Jayhawks has flipped the Big 12 race around, leaving the Cowboys and Sooners, who both defeated KU, as two of the biggest...
David Fox
2 years ago
The start of spring practice for all 125 FBS college football teams is officially right around the corner. Army kicked off its spring practice on Feb. 12, while Tulane begins one day later on Feb. 13. Texas is the first BCS team to open spring...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Most of the talk on college football’s national signing day centers around which true freshman can make the biggest impact for a program for that upcoming season. While true freshman often make big contributions, the impact junior college...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
With college football’s spring practice and basketball’s postseason around the corner, Athlon Sports decided this would be a good time to evaluate each school’s coaching tandem. In this ranking, we aimed to reward balance. In short, which...
David Fox
2 years ago
Recruiting in college football is downright nasty. It is a cutthroat, cannibalistic big business that is microscopically analyzed by fans, administrators and media members alike. Recruiting in the Big 12 has its major advantages and major...
Braden Gall
2 years ago

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