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10 Best Big 12 Games of 2013

Athlon looks back on the best Big 12 games in a memorable 2013 campaign.
10 Best Big 12 Games of 2013

The 2013 college football regular season had distinct and unique character. The No. 2 team in the nation didn’t lose every weekend like in 2007. And one player didn’t captivate the nation like Cam Newton in 2010 or Johnny Manziel last fall.

5 Reasons Why Jon Gruden Would Be a Bad Fit at Texas

Jon Gruden's name is back in the coaching rumor mill once again.
5 Reasons Why Jon Gruden Would Be a Bad Fit at Texas

Jon Gruden is back in the coaching rumor carousel once again. Last year the former NFL coach was mentioned prominently as a name to watch at Tennessee. Now the rumor mill has placed Gruden in the mix at Texas. If you are following along on Twitter, the hashtag is appropriate and catchy: #Grumors.

15 Defunct College Football Bowl Games We Miss

From the Bacardi Bowl to the Bluebonnet Bowl, we list our favorite bygone bowls
15 Defunct College Football Bowl Games We Miss

The 35 bowl games on this year’s roster may be too many for some.

That’s fine. For some of us, that’s not enough. Not just because if the insatiable need for December and January college football. Bowl games — especially bad bowl games — offer a wide variety of ridiculous bowl names, wild destinations and “what were you thinking” ideas.

Pac-12 Basketball: The Best and Worst of 2013-14 So Far

Arizona, Oregon lead a Pac-12 comeback
Pac-12 Basketball: The Best and Worst of 2013-14 So Far

The Pac-12 finally returned to national prominence last season with five NCAA bids, placing two teams in the Sweet 16.

This season may be even better. The Pac-12 and the Big Ten are the only conferences with two undefeated teams, and Arizona and Oregon didn’t get there cheaply.

Arizona has defeated San Diego State and Michigan on the road and Duke at Madison Square Garden. A short-handed Oregon team has wins over Georgetown, Ole Miss and Illinois.

Big 12 Basketball: The Best and Worst of 2013-14 So Far

Oklahoma State, Kansas not alone in race for Big 12 title
Big 12 Basketball: The Best and Worst of 2013-14 So Far

Could there be room for a third or fourth team in the two-team race for the Big 12 title?

The return of Marcus Smart to Oklahoma State and the arrival of Andrew Wiggins at Kansas appeared to set up those two programs atop the Big 12 this season.

One thing is clear in the Big 12 so far: It won’t be that easy. Fred Hoiberg is again working his magic at Iowa State where transfers and an up-tempo offense have the Cyclones undefeated. After a win over Kentucky, Baylor is back on the upswing after an NIT appearance last season.

Arkansas State Hires Blake Anderson as its New Head Coach

Anderson replaces Bryan Harsin.
Arkansas State Hires Blake Anderson as its New Head Coach

Arkansas State has hired North Carolina offensive coordinator Blake Anderson as its new head coach. Anderson will replace Bryan Harsin, who left to replace Chris Petersen at Boise State.

This is Anderson’s first head coaching job, but he has served as a coordinator since 2002. Prior to joining North Carolina’s staff in 2012, Anderson worked with Larry Fedora at Southern Miss from 2008-11.

Anderson also has experience from stints at UL Lafayette, MTSU, New Mexico and Trinity Valley College.

Las Vegas Bowl Preview and Prediction: Fresno State vs. USC

Can Derek Carr lead Fresno State to a win over USC?
Las Vegas Bowl Preview and Prediction: Fresno State vs. USC

Fresno State and USC are separated by less than 300 miles, but the two California programs have met only twice on the gridiron. That number will change on Saturday, as the Bulldogs and Trojans are set to kickoff the first weekend of bowl action with a matchup in the Las Vegas Bowl.

12 Amazing Bowl Stats You Need To Know

Here are some holiday bowl trimmings you need to know before the postseason begins.
College Football: The 12 Bowl Stats You Need To Know

Numbers and statistics are unquestionably a huge part of the game. Some like to keep it simple and use the ol' eyeball test, while others fall on the sabermetric side of things. In the football world, that means total offense, total defense and points scored versus points per play and defensive efficiency ratings. Rational and logical arguments can be made for the legitimacy and relevance of both sides of the stats spectrum.

10 Best ACC Games of 2013

Athlon looks back on the best ACC games in a memorable 2013 campaign.
10 Best ACC Games of 2013

The 2013 college football regular season had distinct and unique character. The No. 2 team in the nation didn’t lose every weekend like in 2007. And one player didn’t captivate the nation like Cam Newton in 2010 or Johnny Manziel last fall.

Every major conference race — and some of the smaller ones as well — came down to the final weekend, and, in some cases, the final moments of the final game. It was a season to remember for college football fans. Especially, for those in Durham or Tallahassee.

New Mexico Bowl Preview and Prediction: Colorado State vs. Washington State

Washington State makes its first postseason appearance since 2003.
New Mexico Bowl Preview and Prediction: Colorado State vs. Washington State

Think there are too many bowl games this year? Don’t tell that to Colorado State and Washington State. The Rams and Cougars are set to open the bowl season in Albuquerque, and even though the combined record of these two teams is 13-12, this game could be one of the better pre-Christmas bowl matchups.

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