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Iowa State Football: Cyclones' 2019 Spring Preview

By Nicholas Ian Allen, 1 week 4 days ago
Iowa State head coach Matt Campbell has raised the profile of the Cyclones' football program since he arrived in Ames. Campbell and his coaching staff have developed the players he inherited, tweaked the offensive and defensive systems to put them in the best position to succeed, and recruited several high-impact performers along the way. As a result, Campbell has guided Iowa State out of...

Baylor Football: Bears' 2019 Spring Preview

By Allen Kenney, 2 weeks 16 hours ago
Against the odds, Matt Rhule is heading into his third spring session as head coach of the Baylor Bears.   Rhule has attracted the attention of the NFL in the last two offseasons. Instead of bolting for the pros, he has positioned Baylor as a Big 12 dark horse in 2019.   This spring, Rhule and defensive coordinator Phil Snow will get to work fortifying a unit that has yet to live...

Texas Tech Football: Red Raiders' 2019 Spring Preview

By Nicholas Ian Allen, 2 weeks 2 days ago
The Texas Tech Red Raiders scored a lot of points and produced a huge number of passing yards under Kliff Kingsbury, but after failing to reach a bowl game for the third time in six years, the school parted ways with its former quarterback, play-caller and head coach. Kingsbury, who surprisingly landed the Arizona Cardinals head coaching job in the aftermath of his firing, left Lubbock with a 35...

College Football Rankings: 2019 Pre-Spring Top 130 Teams

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 2 days ago
With signing day in the books, and rosters largely set for the 2019 season, spring practice is now the focus for all 130 college football teams. 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 released later this summer....

TCU Football: Horned Frogs' 2019 Spring Preview

By Allen Kenney, 2 weeks 2 days ago
A year after they earned a spot in the Big 12 title game, the TCU Horned Frogs needed a strong close to the 2018 season just to secure a bowl bid.   Injuries and anemic offense played a big role in the downward spiral by head coach Gary Patterson’s squad. The frustrations led to one major casualty as quarterback Shawn Robinson opted to transfer out of Fort Worth. As such, Patterson...

Ranking the Big 12 College Football Coaching Jobs

By Athlon Sports, 2 weeks 2 days ago
Looking for an indication that the Big 12 is a really good league? Kansas State, a school that has won at least 10 games nine times since 1995, is ranked ninth on our list of top programs in the Big 12. Looking for an indication why the Big 12 is a step or two behind the other top conferences in the nation? Oklahoma State was our pick as the No. 3 program in the league. That’s no knock on...

Oklahoma Football: Sooners' 2019 Spring Preview

By Allen Kenney, 2 weeks 4 days ago
The Oklahoma Sooners haven’t had many problems in the last 20 years when it comes to replacing offensive stars and production. You couldn’t say the same for the defense, especially lately.   Of course, OU’s 2018 defense didn’t have many players whose play qualified them for star status. The task at hand for new defensive coordinator Alex Grinch this spring will be...

Kansas State Football: Wildcats' 2019 Spring Preview

By Nicholas Ian Allen, 3 weeks 1 day ago
The Kansas State Wildcats have a new head coach and several new faces at important positions heading into the 2019 spring practice period. Kansas State turned to former North Dakota State head coach Chris Klieman to take over following the retirement of Bill Snyder — a move that was celebrated among many in the college football media, but also was met with grumbles from a vocal minority of...

Kansas Football: Jayhawks' 2019 Spring Preview

By Nicholas Ian Allen, 3 weeks 1 day ago
The Les Miles era of Kansas football is upon us. Miles and his coaching staff have one of the toughest tasks in college football: rebuilding a program that has won just six games over the last four seasons, hasn’t gone to a bowl game or posted a winning record since 2008, and returns one of the most inexperienced rosters in the country.   There are question marks everywhere. The...

10 Most Intriguing Big 12 Non-Conference Games of 2019

By Allen Kenney, 3 weeks 1 day ago
Sept. 14 is shaping up as a huge day for the Big 12 conference in 2019.   Six of the league’s members are slated to play opponents from other Power 5 conferences that day. Another, Kansas, is playing Boston College the night before. In other words, the conference as a whole can make a strong statement about its depth and strength in week three.   The Sept. 14 games aren...