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College Football Players Speak Out on Twitter to Save 2020 Season

By Steven Lassan, 5 days 13 hours ago
College football's 2020 season is hanging in the balance, as reports indicate the Big Ten could cancel its fall schedule. And if the Big Ten cancels, the rest of college football could follow. In an effort to have their voices heard, college football players took to Twitter on Sunday night, using the #WeWanttoPlay hashtag. It's unlikely the push to save the college football season will...

College Football's Top 11 Impact JUCO Transfer Quarterbacks for 2020

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 3 days ago
Finding or developing a quarterback is no easy task for any college football coach. This position is one of the hardest to evaluate in high school, and as evidenced by the annual wave of departures, quarterbacks often transfer early in their career in search of more playing time. While developing a quarterback through the high school ranks is the preferred option for coaches, the junior...

College Football Top 130 Team Rankings for 2020

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 3 days ago
College football's 2020 season is slated to start in late August, but it's never too early to project where all 130 teams will finish at the end of the year. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced several schedule changes and many challenges await the fall slate. However, Athlon Sports released its top 25 in May and now it's time to project the rest of the teams 26-130. Clemson takes the...

Big 12 Football: Wild Card Players in 2020

By Allen Kenney, 2 weeks 5 days ago
It's tough to say what qualifies a college football player as a wild card. Is he trying to replace a legend who has moved on? Is he recuperating from a major injury? Perhaps he's a talented newcomer?   However you define the term, every team has at least one player on each side of the ball with the potential to break out — or flame out. Here are our picks for offensive and...

College Football 2020 Conference Power Rankings

By Athlon Sports, 3 weeks 1 day ago
College football's conference power rankings once again feature the SEC at No. 1 and the Big Ten at No. 2. The 2020 season isn't likely to feature many changes in the next tier of conference power rankings, as Clemson bolsters the ACC to the No. 3 spot, followed by the Big 12 at No. 4 and the Pac-12 at No. 5. The American Athletic Conference checks in at No. 6 and once again ranks as the...

2020 Preseason All-America Team

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 2 days ago
The 2020 college football season is slated to start in late August and it’s time to honor the best of the best for the upcoming year. The SEC and ACC lead the way on the 2020 Athlon Sports' All-America Team with 23 overall selections apiece, followed by the Big Ten with 21. Alabama has the most overall players selected (eight), with Ohio State coming in second with...

Big 12 Football: Ranking the Toughest Non-Conference Schedules in 2020

By Allen Kenney, 1 month 1 week ago
In general, Big 12 teams don't have a reputation for scheduling aggressively. The upcoming season puts that perception to the test.   All 10 teams have at least one Power 5 opponent lined up. (Yes, even Baylor.) Road trips by Big 12 teams to places like Baton Rouge, West Point and Berkeley dot the calendar. A couple of programs have set up high-profile games at neutral sites to start...

Kansas Football: 2020 Jayhawks Season Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Head coach Les Miles managed three wins in his first season at Kansas — that tied for the program’s top mark of the decade — but there’s reason to think the Jayhawks may not match that number in 2020. In the offseason, Miles made the painful (but correct) decision not to go for a quick fix in recruiting; KU, which has been dealing with a scholarship-player discrepancy for...

Big 12 Football 2020 Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 1 day ago
Oklahoma has claimed the last five Big 12 titles, so it’s no surprise coach Lincoln Riley’s team begins the 2020 season as the heavy favorite to claim another conference title. The Sooners have finished 12-2 and also booked a trip to the CFB Playoff in each of Riley’s three seasons at the helm. New quarterback Spencer Rattler is primed for a breakout year in Riley’s high-...

Ranking the Big 12's College Football Coaches for 2020

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 6 days 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...