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Big 12's Best Quarterback Matchups of 2018

By Bryan Fischer, 1 week 2 days ago
If you want to win big in college football, it’s no secret that you’re going to need some quality play out of the most important position on the field — quarterback. If there’s any doubt about it, just look up recent Heisman Trophy winners and note how tilted the list is toward the position.   Few conferences know good signal-callers as well as the Big 12. The...

Ranking the Big 12's Toughest College Football Schedules in 2018

By Allen Kenney, 1 week 3 days ago
In a year like this, ranking Big 12 teams’ schedules by difficulty involves major hairsplitting.   The round-robin schedule means no one misses an opponent in the conference slate, per usual. This season, though, the league lacks a clear preseason favorite, so figuring out which team is a tough opponent and which is not takes even more projection than usual.   Home-road...

Ranking the Big 12's Toughest Non-Conference College Football Schedules in 2018

By Allen Kenney, 2 weeks 1 day ago
Once notorious for its members filling up their non-conference schedules with lightweights, Big 12 teams have stacked their 2018 slates with more than their fair share of tests. In fact, it might be the most loaded compilation of non-conference games for the league from top to bottom in recent memory. Every team except Oklahoma State has at least one Power 5 foe from outside the conference lined...

College Football Starting Quarterback Rankings for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 3 days ago
With spring practice completed for all 130 college football teams, it’s never too early to evaluate how every program looks at quarterback for the 2018 season. College football lost a handful of stars from last season, including USC’s Sam Darnold, Louisville’s Lamar Jackson and Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield. However, the next group of stars is ready to emerge at the FBS level...

Top 25 Big 12 2019 NFL Draft Prospects to Watch

By Allen Kenney, 3 weeks 3 days ago
Twenty Big 12 alums were selected in the NFL draft last weekend, which continued to lag the other Power 5 conferences. In fact, that represented a sizable increase from the 14 players the league sent to the pros in 2017.   If the NFL’s appetite for Big 12 prospects keeps growing, there might be room in the 2019 draft for these 25 players, the top prospects in the conference this...

Early 2019 NFL Draft Prospect Top 50 Rankings

By Athlon Sports, 3 weeks 4 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...

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....

Way-Too-Early College Football 130 Team Rankings for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 5 days ago
Spring practice is underway across the nation, as all 130 college football teams are getting the first look at how their roster and program are shaping up for the 2018 season. And with every program hitting the field for offseason workouts, it’s never too early to look at the year ahead and project where all 130 teams could rank when the official Athlon Sports magazine predictions are...

Baylor Bears 2018 Spring Football Preview

By Allen Kenney, 2 months 6 days ago
The Baylor Bears started spring practice on March 15 riding a wave of positive momentum.   For one, despite some reported interest from the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts for their coaching vacancy, Matt Rhule is still roaming the Bears’ practice fields. Additionally, Baylor capped off another solid recruiting class in February that ranked fourth overall in the Big 12, according...

Oklahoma Sooners 2018 Spring Football Preview

By Allen Kenney, 2 months 2 weeks ago
The Oklahoma Sooners had a new head coach on the sidelines last season for the first time in 18 years. However, the unique circumstances under which Bob Stoops stepped down — leaving the program in the middle of the offseason — mean Lincoln Riley is overseeing his first spring football session in 2018.   That’s not the only big change for the Sooners this spring: After...