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Early 2019 NFL Draft Prospect Top 50 Rankings

By Athlon Sports, 3 weeks 2 days ago
The 2018 NFL Draft is still fresh in everyone’s minds, but the work has already begun by pro scouts and analysts alike for the 2019 edition. In looking at Athlon Sports’ early top 50 prospects for the 2019 NFL Draft, two things jump out right away – it’s heavy on defensive players and there are quite a few Clemson Tigers.   Clemson, which has been a College...

Texas Longhorns 2018 Football Schedule and Analysis

By Allen Kenney, 1 month 4 days ago
Texas tripped its way to a 7-6 finish in 2017, hindered in no small part by a grueling schedule. In addition to the Big 12’s round-robin schedule, the Longhorns played two Power 5 conference teams, Maryland and USC, outside of league play.   This year’s slate looks a little lighter for Tom Herman's team with the Trojans making the trip to the Lone Star State. Texas...

Oklahoma State Cowboys 2018 Football Schedule and Analysis

By Allen Kenney, 1 month 1 week ago
Oklahoma State enters the 2018 season tasked with replacing veteran standouts on both sides of the ball. At first glance, it might appear that head coach Mike Gundy impressed upon the athletic department to help ease the transition by lightening the Cowboys’ scheduling load. The non-conference slate includes one FCS club and no Power 5 conference foes.   A closer look reveals a game...

West Virginia Mountaineers 2018 Football Schedule and Analysis

By Peter Mundo, 1 month 1 week ago
The West Virginia Mountaineers followed up a 10-win season in 2016, with a 7-6 campaign last year. Granted, star quarterback Will Grier went down late in the season with a gruesome finger injury and the Mountaineers would lose each of their following games.   As is the case for each team in the Big 12, every year teams either have five home games or five road games. This year, it’s...

Oklahoma Sooners 2018 Football Schedule and Analysis

By Allen Kenney, 1 month 2 weeks 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, 1 month 2 weeks 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, 1 month 3 weeks 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, 1 month 3 weeks 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, 1 month 4 weeks 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, 2 months 2 days 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...
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