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Ranking the Big 12's College Football Coaches for 2020

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 17 hours 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...

5 Most Memorable Food Poisoning Allegations in Sports History

By Aaron Tallent, 1 month 17 hours ago
June 11 marks the 23-year anniversary of the "The Flu Game," the famous 1997 NBA Finals moment when Michael Jordan overcame a stomach virus to lead the Chicago Bulls to victory over the Utah Jazz. Ironically, one of the biggest revelations to come out of "The Last Dance" documentary on the Bulls is that Jordan believes he suffered from food poisoning in a doctored pizza...

Oklahoma Football: 2020 Sooners Season Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 6 days ago
For the first time in his ultra-successful (albeit short) stint as Oklahoma head coach, Lincoln Riley won’t open the season with a celebrated veteran quarterback.   Will it matter?   Riley’s three-year run in charge of the Sooners features a 36–6 record and an annual place in the College Football Playoff.   All three seasons have ultimately ended in...

Big 12 Football 2020 All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
The 2020 All-Big 12 team is led by 18 selections from Oklahoma, with Iowa State (17) and Texas (16) up next. Oklahoma State headlines the next tier, as coach Mike Gundy's team features 14 selections, including first-team picks in running back Chuba Hubbard and receiver Tylan Wallace. Texas Tech (10) and TCU (nine) are next up in most picks for the 2020 All-Big 12 squad.   Athlon...

When Does College Football Start in 2020?

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
College football’s 2020 season officially kicks off on Saturday, Aug. 29 with five overall matchups on tap for Week 0. With the matchup between Navy and Notre Dame moved from Ireland and to Labor Day weekend, Hawaii-Arizona and California-UNLV provide the most intrigue for Week 0. Week 1 also features plenty of interesting matchups as the 2020 FBS season gets into full swing with...

College Football Rankings: Top 25 for 2020

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 weeks ago
The 2020 college football season is scheduled to officially begin on Saturday, Aug. 29, but it's never too early to start thinking about top 25 rankings and what might transpire this fall. Each FBS season brings plenty of surprises, disappointments and unexpected teams emerging in the national title picture. However, the list of favorites for this year starts with familiar contenders:...

NFL Draft 2021 Top Quarterback Prospects

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 1 week ago
The 2021 NFL Draft is slated to take place from April 29-May 1 in Cleveland, Ohio. While the 2020 college football season has yet to unfold, it's never too early to take a look at which quarterbacks could top the rankings or the wish list for teams next spring. The pool of top prospects at quarterback is headlined by Ohio State's Justin Fields and Clemson's Trevor Lawrence, as both...

10 College Football Players Who Would Have Made a Lot of Money from Their Likeness

By Aaron Tallent, 2 months 1 week ago
Earlier this week, the NCAA Board of Governors publicly stated that it supports a proposed plan that would allow college athletes to make money for the use of their name, image, and likeness. Pushed by California passing the Fair Pay to Play Act and states like Florida following suit, the NCAA may never be the same as student-athletes will finally get a fairer cut of the massive profits...

Big 12 Football: Top 15 2021 NFL Draft Prospects to Watch

By Kevin McGuire, 2 months 1 week ago
Compared to its power-conference peers, the Big 12 is not exactly an NFL factory line. The conference saw just 21 players from its members drafted in the 2020 NFL Draft, six fewer than the ACC, less than half of what the Big Ten produced, and a third of the number of players coming out of the SEC. But that doesn't mean the Big 12 is lacking in players that will contribute at the next level....

College Football's Best Players Not Taken in the 2020 NFL Draft

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 1 week ago
With the 2020 NFL Draft officially in the books, it’s time to look back and see which of college football’s biggest stars went undrafted. Whether it was a concern about size, overall talent, an injury, how a player will transition from scheme or handle the jump to the NFL, a handful of stars from the previous college football season did not hear their name called over the three-...