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Ranking the Big 12's Toughest College Football Schedules in 2015

By Braden Gall, 2 years 2 months ago
When putting together Athlon Sports' college football magazine and preseason Top 25 each year, a huge part of the process is scheduling. Non-conference games, crossovers, home-road splits and timing all play a role in determining order of finish. And don’t forget that the College Football Playoff Committee made it very clear in its first season that it values scheduling....

College Football 2015 Rankings and Predictions: #81-100

By Athlon Sports, 2 years 2 months ago
The 2015 college football season is still a few months away, but it’s never too early to project how the upcoming year will play out on the field. Athlon Sports has released its top 25 for this season and continues the countdown to September with a look at the teams ranked No. 26-128. The 81-100 rankings release features only three teams from the Power 5 leagues. The majority of the...

Baylor Unveils New Gray Uniforms for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 2 months ago
Art Briles has transformed Baylor into one of college football’s top programs in recent years, and the Bears are expected to be one of the leading contenders for a spot in the four-team playoff this season. And in the process of competing for the Big 12 title once again, Baylor will have a new set of gray uniforms for 2015. The uniforms were tweeted by Briles on Friday morning...

Ranking College Football's Graduate Transfer QBs for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 2 months ago
Transfers are a big part of any college football season. And over the last few seasons, graduate transfers have become a bigger part of the offseason player movement landscape. However, taking a transfer (graduate or four-year) isn’t necessarily a recipe for success. Graduate transfer quarterbacks were a mixed bag of success in 2014, as Cody Sokol (Louisiana Tech), Tyler Murphy (...

College Football 2015 Rankings and Predictions: #61-80

By Athlon Sports, 2 years 2 months ago
The 2015 college football season is still a few months away, but it’s never too early to project how the upcoming year will play out on the field. Athlon Sports has released its top 25 for this season and continues the countdown to September with a look at the teams ranked No. 26-128. The 61-80 rankings release features more teams from the Power 5 leagues, as well as some predicted...

Bowl Games Have No Place in the College Football Playoff

By Braden Gall, 2 years 2 months ago
Nick Saban wants college football to focus more on the bowls. His biggest fear is that the College Football Playoff is taking too much attention away from prestigious and historically significant games like the Poulan/Weed Eater Bowl. With TV ratings soaring for bowl games and new games pushing the total number of bowls to 41, Saban and fellow bowl czar Bill Hancock couldn’t...

Iowa State Cyclones 2015 Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 2 years 2 months ago
Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads has cultivated a reputation of being able to do more with less. After a 5-19 record the last two seasons, Rhoads and his reputation are being put to the test. The Cyclones went winless in the Big 12 last season — which, of course, means they lost to Kansas — and rebounding by a significant margin would seem to be a tall task.Follow Athlon Sports on...

Big Decisions Looming for Big 12 Conference

By Jeremy Simon, 2 years 2 months ago
Only five months removed from having not one but two teams snubbed from the inaugural College Football Playoff, the Big 12 Conference has some big decisions to make about its future. After it was announced that both Baylor and TCU had not made the four-team Playoff Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby was seemingly left scrambling to find answers and make adjustments to ensure this same...

Top 15 College Football Quarterback Matchups to Watch in 2015

By Braden Gall, 2 years 2 months ago
Michael Vick was first. Then Vince Young. Then it was Tebow, RG3, Johnny Football and Super Mariota. The super quarterback is a relatively new phenomenon in college football that changed the way game is played forever. With new rules and new offensive innovation, the quarterback has become even more important — and it was already the most important position on the...

College Football 2015 Rankings and Predictions: #41-60

By Athlon Sports, 2 years 2 months ago
The 2015 college football season is still a few months away, but it’s never too early to project how the upcoming year will play out on the field. Athlon Sports has released its top 25 for this season and continues the countdown to September with a look at the teams ranked No. 41-60. The 41-60 range features two teams breaking in new coaches (Houston and Pittsburgh), along with a...
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