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Ranking the Big 12's College Football Coaches for 2020

By Steven Lassan, 6 days 3 hours ago
The Big 12 is a deep league for coaching talent going into college football's 2020 season. Oklahoma's Lincoln Riley is the conference's No. 1 coach, with TCU's Gary Patterson and Oklahoma State's Mike Gundy rounding out a strong trio at the top. Iowa State's Matt Campbell has led the program to three consecutive winning records in Big 12 play and has moved to the No...

5 Most Memorable Food Poisoning Allegations in Sports History

By Aaron Tallent, 6 days 3 hours ago
June 11 marks the 23-year anniversary of the "The Flu Game," the famous 1997 NBA Finals moment when Michael Jordan overcame a stomach virus to lead the Chicago Bulls to victory over the Utah Jazz. Ironically, one of the biggest revelations to come out of "The Last Dance" documentary on the Bulls is that Jordan believes he suffered from food poisoning in a doctored pizza...

Baylor Football: 2020 Bears Season Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 1 week 1 day ago
Dave Aranda knows a thing or two about winning a national championship, serving as the defensive coordinator for an LSU team that capped off a perfect 15–0 season with a 42–25 win over Clemson in last season’s national championship game. Three days later, the 43-year-old Aranda took the Baylor head-coaching job and boldly proclaimed that the Bears had “the ability to win...

Oklahoma Football: 2020 Sooners Season Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 1 week 5 days ago
For the first time in his ultra-successful (albeit short) stint as Oklahoma head coach, Lincoln Riley won’t open the season with a celebrated veteran quarterback.   Will it matter?   Riley’s three-year run in charge of the Sooners features a 36–6 record and an annual place in the College Football Playoff.   All three seasons have ultimately ended in...

Big 12 Football 2020 All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 6 days ago
The 2020 All-Big 12 team is led by 18 selections from Oklahoma, with Iowa State (17) and Texas (16) up next. Oklahoma State headlines the next tier, as coach Mike Gundy's team features 14 selections, including first-team picks in running back Chuba Hubbard and receiver Tylan Wallace. Texas Tech (10) and TCU (nine) are next up in most picks for the 2020 All-Big 12 squad.   Athlon...

When Does College Football Start in 2020?

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 1 hour ago
College football’s 2020 season officially kicks off on Saturday, Aug. 29 with five overall matchups on tap for Week 0. With the matchup between Navy and Notre Dame moved from Ireland and to Labor Day weekend, Hawaii-Arizona and California-UNLV provide the most intrigue for Week 0. Week 1 also features plenty of interesting matchups as the 2020 FBS season gets into full swing with...

Oklahoma State Football: 2020 Cowboys Season Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 2 weeks 4 days ago
While Oklahoma State’s rise to regular national relevance is now two decades strong, the Cowboys have only occasionally propped themselves up on the big stage as a legit contender.   This could be such a season.   When running back Chuba Hubbard and wide receiver Tylan Wallace both announced they’d return for another season and not opt for the NFL Draft, arguably the...

Texas Football: 2020 Longhorns Season Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 2 weeks 4 days ago
Critical installation time for Tom Herman’s seven new assistant coaches, including offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich and defensive coordinator Chris Ash, was lost due to the coronavirus pandemic.   But Herman says he made the most of winter conditioning to install Texas’ new offense and defense and felt like good chemistry had been established between players and their new...

10 Current NFL Players Who Could Make Great Coaches

By Aaron Tallent, 3 weeks 5 days ago
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Philip Rivers was recently named head coach of St. Michael Catholic High School in Fairhope, Alabama. Rivers, who signed a one-year deal with the Colts after 16 seasons with the Chargers, will not begin his new role until his NFL career is over.   Given his lengthy NFL career that's included eight Pro Bowls, one would imagine that Rivers has a great deal...

College Football Rankings: Top 25 for 2020

By Steven Lassan, 4 weeks 3 hours ago
The 2020 college football season is scheduled to officially begin on Saturday, Aug. 29, but it's never too early to start thinking about top 25 rankings and what might transpire this fall. Each FBS season brings plenty of surprises, disappointments and unexpected teams emerging in the national title picture. However, the list of favorites for this year starts with familiar contenders:...
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