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Big 12 Football: Best Games of 2019

By Kyle Kensing, 3 days 7 hours ago
Big 12 football never lacks for excitement or entertainment value. Form held true in 2019, with so many wildly competitive games featuring surprising finishes that some worthy candidates failed to make the cut of 10.   One could practically fill out 10 spots entirely with the close calls Baylor escaped en route to the Big 12 Championship Game. And, indeed a spoiler: There's a lot of...

College Football's NFL Draft Deadline Winners and Losers for 2020

By Steven Lassan, 3 days 7 hours ago
The NFL's early entry deadline for the 2020 draft officially passed on Friday, Jan. 17 and more than 100 players declared for the next level. As expected, projected first-round picks in Clemson linebacker Isaiah Simmons, Ohio State cornerback Jeff Okudah and end Chase Young and Georgia offensive lineman Andrew Thomas are headed for the next level. LSU was hit the hardest by departures, as...

Early Ranking of the 10 Best Games of Week 1 of the 2020 College Football Season

By Eric Sorenson, 4 days 6 hours ago
Yes, yes, I know. It's too early to talk about college football again. I mean, if the reputation of the city of New Orleans lives up to its billing, the post-game party following LSU's national championship victory last Monday night is probably still going on. Tigers fans might let the good times roll till June after beating Clemson in the Superdome to wrap up their historic 15-0 season...

Way-Too-Early Top 25 College Football Rankings for 2020

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 2 days ago
It’s never too early to think about next season, so with college football’s 2019 season complete after LSU defeated Clemson in the national championship, Athlon Sports is here with its way-too-early top 25 preseason rankings for 2020. Clemson takes the top spot in the very early top 25, followed by Ohio State at No. 2. Alabama checks in at No. 3 as a slight favorite over LSU (No. 4)...

Early Big 12 Football Predictions for 2020

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 2 days ago
Oklahoma should enter the 2020 college football season in a familiar position. The Sooners have won the last five Big 12 titles, and coach Lincoln Riley's team is the very early pick to win the conference once again next season. Riley's offense will have a new quarterback, but this unit should continue performing at a high level. Additionally, the defense is headed in the right direction...

College Football's 2019-20 Bowl Season Winners and Losers

By Kevin McGuire, 1 week 2 days ago
The college football season is officially over, and a new champion has been crowned. LSU put the finishing touches on a perfect season and brought a close to college football's 150th-anniversary campaign with a historic win over Clemson. Before we go ahead and start turning the pages to the 2020 season (although some already have), now is a good time to look back at some of the highs and...

Ranking Every College Football National Champion Over the Last 50 Years

By Aaron Tallent, 1 week 3 days ago
Every college football team that won a national championship team was great, but I have attempted to rank every title-winning squad over the past 50 years by asking the following questions:   How strong was their schedule? What was their record? How dominant were their wins? Did they win their conference? Did they win their bowl game? How many elite players did they have?  ...

D'Eriq King: 5 Potential Transfer Destinations for the Former Houston QB

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 3 days ago
Houston quarterback D’Eriq King has decided to transfer for his senior season, becoming a sought-after signal-caller for the 2020 college football season. King passed for 50 touchdowns and 4,925 yards in four years with the Cougars and added 1,421 yards and 28 scores on the ground. After playing in four games under first-year coach Dana Holgorsen in 2019, King decided to redshirt and later...

Ranking College Football's National Champions Since 1998

By Kevin McGuire, 1 week 3 days ago
As the final seconds of the 2019 college football season have ticked away and LSU celebrates a long-awaited return to the top, the debates over where this year's Tigers national championship stacks up against the others that came before it. Ed Orgeron, Joe Burrow, and company made a loud statement on their path to a national title with seven wins over top-10 teams that included snapping...

Baylor Football: 11 Coaching Candidates to Replace Matt Rhule

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 3 days ago
Matt Rhule is leaving Baylor to become the next head coach of the Carolina Panthers. The move to the NFL ends Rhule’s successful three-year stint in Waco. The Bears went 1-11 in Rhule’s first season but improved to 7-6 in 2018 and jumped to 11-3 with an appearance in the Big 12 title game and Sugar Bowl this year. Rhule isn’t leaving the cupboard bare, as the next head coach...