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Ranking the Toughest Games on Kansas State's College Football Schedule in 2017

By Nicholas Ian Allen, 3 days 8 hours ago
Following the shocking retirement of Oklahoma’s Bob Stoops and the revival of the conference championship game, the Big 12 is wide open in 2017. With a talented, veteran squad, momentum from a strong finish, and a manageable schedule, the Kansas State Wildcats are one of the teams capable of challenging the Sooners for the league title.   Kansas State, which finished 9-4 last season...

College Football 2017 All-America Team

By Steven Lassan, 6 days 7 hours ago
The 2017 college football season is just around the corner, and it’s time to honor the best of the best for the upcoming year. The 2017 season features plenty of big names returning to the gridiron, including a standout group of quarterbacks. Louisville's Lamar Jackson is the reigning Heisman winner, and he's joined by Ohio State's J.T. Barrett, Oklahoma's Baker...

5 Big Questions Facing New Oklahoma Head Coach Lincoln Riley

By Allen Kenney, 1 week 7 hours ago
Thirtysomething assistants with no head coaching experience rarely get the keys to top college football programs. As we’ve seen recently, when the top job at a Michigan or Alabama or Ohio State opens up, the most coveted candidates typically have their fair share of skins on the wall.   Oklahoma, however, has a history of hitting it big with young up-and-comers – Bud Wilkinson...

Top 50 College Football Players of the Past 50 Years (Athlon Era)

By Athlon Sports, 1 week 8 hours ago
The inaugural edition of Athlon Sports was published in 1967, the same year that a running back named O.J. Simpson led the USC Trojans to the national championship. As we celebrate 50 years of covering the sport, we thought it would be fun to take a deep dive and compile a ranking of the top 50 players of the Athlon Sports era. This wasn’t easy. Our checklist contained more than 300...

Kansas Football: 2017 Jayhawks Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 1 week 5 days ago
Kansas has won a total of two games over the last two seasons but are things starting to look up for the Jayhawks under head coach David Beaty? His bosses seem to think so based on the contract extension he received and Kansas did snap its 19-game Big 12 losing streak with a overtime victory over Texas at home last November. Beaty has definitely improved the roster as the Jayhawks have some...

Ranking All 130 College Football Teams for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 5 days ago
Ranking all 130 college football teams is no easy task, but with the first Saturday of action on Aug. 26 approaching quickly, it’s never too early to see how every FBS program stacks up for 2017. At the top, Alabama leads the way as Athlon’s projected national champion. The Crimson Tide lost to Clemson on the final play of last year’s title game, and even though both sides of...

Ranking the Toughest Games on Oklahoma State's College Football Schedule in 2017

By Allen Kenney, 1 week 6 days ago
If you’re an upstart looking to win a Big 12 title, you could do much worse than Oklahoma State’s 2017 slate.   The Cowboys fall on the favorable side of the conference draw with five home games this season. Equally important are the teams they’re playing in Stillwater, including likely Big 12 contenders Oklahoma and Kansas State.   How OSU handles two sets of...

Big 12 Football 2017 Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 3 days ago
The race to win the Big 12 in 2017 took an interesting turn this offseason. Oklahoma is Athlon’s predicted champion, but the Sooners will be under the direction of new coach Lincoln Riley after Bob Stoops retired in June. Riley will continue to direct Oklahoma’s high-powered offense, which is good news for the Heisman hopes of quarterback Baker Mayfield. Oklahoma State and Texas are...

Texas Tech Football: 2017 Red Raiders Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 2 weeks 3 days ago
After four uneven seasons, Kliff Kingsbury enters a critical campaign at Texas Tech. The Red Raiders are coming off of a 5-7 campaign, must replace one of program’s most prolific quarterbacks while fixing one of the nation’s most porous defenses. There are some pieces for Kingsbury to work with, but also plenty of uncertainty on both sides of the ball. The bottom line is that Texas...