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Why BYU Should or Shouldn't Join the Big 12

By Bryan Fischer, 1 year 4 days ago
Just when you thought it was all over, the Big 12 has reversed course and pulled schools across the country back into the murky waters of college realignment. After going back and forth for months on the subject, commissioner Bob Bowlsby surprised many in the college athletics world at the league’s media days by saying the Big 12 is essentially opening its doors to new members.  ...

Top 10 Big 12 Non-Conference Games of 2016

By Allen Kenney, 1 year 4 days ago
Baylor’s callow scheduling in 2014 undoubtedly played a part in the Big 12’s snub from the College Football Playoff. Unfortunately, we didn’t really get to find out if Oklahoma’s game at Tennessee a year later mattered much in the Selection Committee’s decision to give the Sooners a spot.   Once again, OU has lined up a typically tough non-conference slate....

Why TCU Will or Won’t Make the College Football Playoff in 2016

By Bryan Fischer, 1 year 5 days ago
TCU entered 2015 with aspirations of winning the Big 12 and reaching the College Football Playoff behind Heisman Trophy candidate Trevone Boykin but things didn’t go quite as planned for the Horned Frogs. A rash of injuries, suspensions and other ill-timed roster moves threw the team into flux from a week-to-week basis but, in the end, Gary Patterson delivered one of the most impressive...

Podcast: Official 2016 Big 12 Football Preview

By Braden Gall, 1 year 6 days ago
Braden Gall, David Fox and Mitch Light officially preview the Big 12 in 2016.   - First, expansion. The Big 12 needs to add four teams if it expands and we explain why and who those teams should be. Houston, Cincinnati, BYU, Boise State, UConn, UCF, USF, Memphis and more could all be options.   - Oklahoma is the pick to win the league but are they good enough to make the...

College Football's Top 50 Underrated Players for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 6 days ago
Every college football team has players most would consider underrated. However, defining underrated players is no easy assignment, as that term varies in meaning between fans and experts. With the 2016 season approaching, Athlon Sports wanted to take a look at some players deserving of more preseason accolades or discussion. In an effort to get to 50 names, we tried to stick...

Ranking the Big 12 Expansion Candidates

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 6 days ago
The Big 12 could be expanding by two or four teams in the near future, as the conference’s board of directors on Tuesday authorized commissioner Bob Bowlsby to evaluate and gather information on programs interested in joining the league. The timeline for expansion is expected to move fast, as the new programs could join the Big 12 in time for the 2017 season. While expansion isn’t...

College Football's Top 25 Breakout Quarterbacks for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 1 week ago
It’s no secret quarterback play is an integral part of every college football team and its hopes of winning a national title, contending for a conference championship or simply making a bowl. However, this position is also the most difficult one to judge, rank or evaluate. With the uncertainty and difficulty in evaluating this position, it should come as no surprise that a handful of names...

Podcast: SEC Media Days Jam Session

By Braden Gall, 1 year 1 week ago
Braden Gall and David Fox are back in Nashville after returning from SEC Media Days and a honeymoon respectively. We've got a complete breakdown as well official championship predictions from 23 of our closest friends.   - Was Dan Mullen the biggest loser from SEC Media Days in Hoover? Was Nick Saban out of line or right on point in his verbal match with PAAWWWLLL? Was Hugh Freeze...

Ranking the Toughest Games on Baylor's College Football Schedule in 2016

By Allen Kenney, 1 year 2 weeks ago
Very little of the conversation about Baylor football this year has involved actual football. Fans would surely appreciate seeing the team on the field sooner than later.   Related: Baylor Bears 2016 Preview and Prediction   Unfortunately for them, they’ll have to watch Baylor take on the usual cavalcade of non-conference lightweights once the Bears are finally in action. In...