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Oklahoma Sooners 2018 Football Schedule and Analysis

By Allen Kenney, 2 weeks 2 days ago
Oklahoma overcame a daunting slate of games in 2017 to win the Big 12 and earn a spot in the College Football Playoff. The squad has to regroup this fall with legendary quarterback Baker Mayfield and other key contributors gone to the NFL. The Sooners will have the good fortune of doing so with three non-conference games at home, along with some of their toughest foes from the Big 12....

TCU Horned Frogs 2018 Football Schedule and Analysis

By Peter Mundo, 2 weeks 4 days ago
The TCU Horned Frogs are coming off an appearance in the Big 12 Championship Game, and despite losing some key seniors, are looking to keep that momentum going from the 2017 season.   As is the case in the Big 12, every other year teams get either five home games or five road games. This year, TCU gets the five games at home, plus a huge non-conference matchup in its backyard with Ohio...

Kansas Jayhawks 2018 Spring Football Preview

By Nicholas Ian Allen, 3 weeks 1 day ago
Kansas fans would be forgiven for concentrating more on the Jayhawks’ run to the Final Four than the beginning of spring football practice. After all, KU is one of college basketball’s blue-blood programs, while the football program has often been one of the worst in the country — at least during the most recent decade.   The only national headlines the football program...

Kansas State Wildcats 2018 Spring Football Preview

By Nicholas Ian Allen, 3 weeks 3 days ago
The Kansas State Wildcats opened the 2017 season ranked No. 20 in the AP Top 25 poll and were seen by many as a dark horse candidate to challenge Oklahoma for the Big 12 title. Things started well enough following back-to-back 55-point performances over weak non-conference competition before an upset at the hands of Vanderbilt. The Wildcats then dropped three of their first four conference games...

Oklahoma State Cowboys 2018 Spring Football Preview

By Allen Kenney, 3 weeks 5 days ago
The Oklahoma State Cowboys didn’t quite live up to their preseason hype in 2017, but they still managed to win 10 games for the third year in a row. When spring practices begin on Tuesday, head coach Mike Gundy’s team begins what appears to be a long climb back if another season of double-digit wins is in the cards.   Gundy is facing an overhaul of OSU’s passing attack...

Iowa State Cyclones 2018 Spring Football Preview

By Peter Mundo, 1 month 9 hours ago
Iowa State is entering Year 3 under rising star head coach Matt Campbell, who agreed to a new six-year contract in late November. Optimism is as high as it’s been in Ames in more than a decade.   The Cyclones are coming off of their first bowl appearance since 2012, first bowl win since ‘09 and first season with at least eight wins since 2000. Last season included two...

Way-Too-Early College Football 130 Team Rankings for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 day ago
Spring practice is underway across the nation, as all 130 college football teams are getting the first look at how their roster and program are shaping up for the 2018 season. And with every program hitting the field for offseason workouts, it’s never too early to look at the year ahead and project where all 130 teams could rank when the official Athlon Sports magazine predictions are...

Texas Longhorns 2018 Spring Football Preview

By Allen Kenney, 1 month 1 day ago
The Texas Longhorns enter spring practice off a winning season for the first time since 2014. A victory in the Texas Bowl over Missouri propelled the team to a 7-6 finish and gave UT an opportunity to capitalize on some positive momentum this offseason.   Of course, seven wins only go so far at a place like Texas. Tom Herman and his staff can’t afford to squander any of that...

Baylor Bears 2018 Spring Football Preview

By Allen Kenney, 1 month 2 days ago
The Baylor Bears started spring practice on March 15 riding a wave of positive momentum.   For one, despite some reported interest from the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts for their coaching vacancy, Matt Rhule is still roaming the Bears’ practice fields. Additionally, Baylor capped off another solid recruiting class in February that ranked fourth overall in the Big 12, according...

Oklahoma Sooners 2018 Spring Football Preview

By Allen Kenney, 1 month 1 week ago
The Oklahoma Sooners had a new head coach on the sidelines last season for the first time in 18 years. However, the unique circumstances under which Bob Stoops stepped down — leaving the program in the middle of the offseason — mean Lincoln Riley is overseeing his first spring football session in 2018.   That’s not the only big change for the Sooners this spring: After...