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Big 12 Football: Top 25 2022 NFL Draft Prospects to Watch

By Nicholas Ian Allen, 1 week 5 days ago
Oklahoma State offensive lineman Teven Jenkins was the first Big 12 player off the board when the Chicago Bears selected him 39th overall in the 2021 NFL Draft. During the final six rounds, 22 players spread across nine league teams heard their names called, with many others signing as undrafted free agents in the hours afterward.   We don't yet know how the newest crop of rookies...

2022 NFL Draft: Top Quarterback Prospects

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 12 hours ago
The 2022 NFL Draft is slated to take place from April 28-30 in Las Vegas. While the 2021 college football season has yet to unfold, it's never too early to take a look at which quarterbacks could top the rankings or the wish list for teams next spring. The pool of top prospects at quarterback is headlined by North Carolina's Sam Howell, Oklahoma's Spencer Rattler, and USC's Kedon...

College Football's Best Players Not Taken in the 2021 NFL Draft

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 1 day ago
With the 2021 NFL Draft officially in the books, it’s time to look back and see which of college football’s biggest stars went undrafted. Whether it was a concern about size, overall talent, an injury, how a player will transition from scheme or handle the jump to the NFL, a handful of stars from the previous college football season did not hear their name called over the...

Texas Football: Longhorns' 2021 Schedule Analysis

By Nicholas Ian Allen, 3 weeks 1 day ago
It's a new era of Texas football. Four-year starting quarterback Sam Ehlinger is off to pursue a career in the NFL, as are left tackle Samuel Cosmi, edge rusher Joseph Ossai and other talented players from the team Tom Herman coached to a 7-3 record, including a 55-23 victory over Colorado in the Alamo Bowl. In all, Texas must replace six starters and several others with significant...

Iowa State Football: Cyclones' 2021 Schedule Analysis

By Nicholas Ian Allen, 3 weeks 6 days ago
The 2021 Iowa State football season is the most highly anticipated in program history. The Cyclones won six straight games to close the 2020 regular season and earned a spot in the Big 12 Championship Game. Iowa State fell to Oklahoma in Arlington but rebounded to beat Oregon 34-17 in the Fiesta Bowl and wound up ninth in the final AP Top 25 — the highest finish in school history. Iowa...

West Virginia Football: Mountaineers' 2021 Schedule Analysis

By Nicholas Ian Allen, 4 weeks 1 day ago
The West Virginia Mountaineers navigated the difficult circumstances of 2020 quite well, living up to the expectations of improvement in head coach Neal Brown's second season. West Virginia fielded one of the best defenses in the country, and also made noticeable improvements on offense on its way to a winning record (6-4, 4-4 Big 12) and its first bowl game victory since 2015.  ...

Oklahoma Football: Sooners' 2021 Schedule Analysis

By Mark Ross, 1 month 1 week ago
Even though last season looked and felt different, the end result in the Big 12 was the same — with Oklahoma on top. The Sooners won their sixth straight conference title, although that wasn't enough to earn a spot in the College Football Playoff for the first time in four seasons.   All Lincoln Riley has done since taking over for Bob Stoops is win, a lot. Over his first four...

Iowa State Football: Cyclones' 2021 Spring Preview

By Jon Kinne, 1 month 2 weeks ago
When Matt Campbell was hired as coach at Iowa State following the 2015 season, he had a vision of what success would look like. Unquestionably, this is it. After an initial 3-9 season, the Cyclones have been to four straight bowl games, including the most recent Fiesta Bowl, where they beat Oregon for the school's first-ever victory in a New Year's Six contest.   And things look...

Kansas Football: Jayhawks' 2021 Spring Preview

By Jon Kinne, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Since Mark Mangino was removed as head coach after the 2009 season, Kansas football has not finished better than 3-9 in any season. So Jayhawk fans have seen their share of very low lows.   But right now may be the deepest that Kansas football has sunk. Off a winless season, the school is without not only a permanent head coach but also an athletic director, meaning the future of the...

West Virginia Football: Mountaineers' 2021 Spring Preview

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 weeks ago
West Virginia opens its third spring under coach Neal Brown with optimism and plenty to like going into the 2021 college football season. After finishing 5-7 in Brown’s first year, the Mountaineers took a step forward last fall with a 6-4 record and a win over Army in the Liberty Bowl to cap the ’20 campaign.   The Mountaineers bring back 14 starters for ’21, including...