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Top 25 College Football Non-Conference Games of 2019

By J.P. Scott, 2 weeks 6 days ago
Between conference realignment and the perceived importance of strong schedules in the eyes of the College Football Playoff committee, the number of intriguing non-conference matchups seems to grow larger each year. Many programs are beginning to figure out that if they want to get a leg up in the race to college football's final four, they need to start taking risks in the non-conference...

College Football Bowl Schedule for 2019-20

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 1 day ago
College football's bowl schedule for 2019-20 is slated to start on Dec. 20 and continues until the NCAA national championship on Jan. 13 in New Orleans. This season's bowl slate once again includes 39 contests, plus the national title following the two CFB Playoff games (Fiesta and Peach). Due to a scheduling quirk, the two semifinal games will be played on Dec. 28. The Jan. 13 date...

Big 12's Best QB Showdowns in 2019

By Allen Kenney, 3 weeks 1 day ago
While the Big 12 has taken its lumps on the field at times, one thing the conference does unquestionably well is produce quality quarterbacks by the bunches. The league can lay claim to nine NFL first-round picks at the position in the past decade and has produced the overall No. 1 pick and Heisman Trophy winner in back-to-back seasons alone.   Thanks mostly to the prolific Texas pipeline...

When Does College Football Start in 2019?

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 2 days ago
College football’s 2019 season officially kicks off on Saturday, Aug. 24 with two Week 0 matchups. Miami and Florida meet in Orlando, with Arizona and Hawaii set for a high-scoring affair in Honolulu later that night. The full Week 1 college football schedule of matchups is slated to begin on Thursday, Aug. 29. The opening Thursday of action features Utah at BYU, along with...

Oklahoma Football: Lincoln Riley is the Big 12's Second Best Coach

By Athlon Sports, 3 weeks 5 days ago
The Big 12 has its share of great college football coaches. One of the best coaches in the conference is Oklahoma's Lincoln Riley.   In Athlon Sports' Big 12 Coach Rankings, the Sooners' head coach is listed at No. 2, just behind TCU coach Gary Patterson.    Here's why: It’s a close call between Riley and TCU’s Gary Patterson for the No. 1 spot in...

Ranking the Big 12's College Football Coaches for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 5 days ago
The Big 12 has a strong group of coaches in place for the 2019 season. TCU's Gary Patterson leads the way in the rankings, but Oklahoma's Lincoln Riley, Oklahoma State's Mike Gundy, Texas' Tom Herman and Iowa State's Matt Campbell aren't too far behind. The league's second tier is led by Baylor's Matt Rhule, with new coaches Les Miles (Kansas), Neal Brown (West...

2019 Preseason All-America Team

By Steven Lassan, 4 weeks 6 hours ago
The 2019 college football season is just around the corner, and it’s time to honor the best of the best for the upcoming year. The SEC leads the way on the 2019 Athlon Sports' All-America Team with 26 overall selections, followed by the Big Ten with 21. Alabama has the most overall players selected (nine), with Clemson coming in second with eight players picked. ...

Ranking the Big 12's Toughest Non-Conference College Football Schedules in 2019

By Allen Kenney, 4 weeks 7 hours ago
The Big 12's round-robin schedule doesn't give its members much room to maneuver in setting up non-conference games. Most programs try to ensure they have one game against another opponent from a major conference and two matchups with teams from the FCS level and Group of 5 conferences. Generally, figuring out which teams play the toughest non-conference schedule comes down to the...

Oklahoma Football Schedule 2019

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 4 days ago
Here's the Oklahoma football schedule with a full list of the Sooners' 2019 opponents, game locations, with game times, TV channels coming as they're announced. Updated results with final scores will be added throughout the season.   Oklahoma Sooners 2019 Schedule   Date: Opponent (Location) Saturday, Aug. 31: vs. Houston Cougars (Norman, Okla.) Saturday, Sept. 7:...

Oklahoma Football: Ranking the Toughest Games on the Sooners’ Schedule

By Allen Kenney, 1 month 5 days ago
The Oklahoma Sooners are looking to win their fifth Big 12 title in a row in 2019 and earn a fourth bid to the College Football Playoff. With four of their conference mates breaking in new head coaches this season, getting back to the top of the conference will require navigating what looks like a forgiving schedule.   However, OU still faces a handful of potential landmines, such as an...