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College Football: Big 12's Must-See Games of 2012

By Braden Gall, 5 years 5 months ago
As the college football season draws near, Athlon Sports is making sure fans know exactly when and where to tune in this fall. Here are the Big 12's top 30 must-see football games for the 2012 season: 1. Week 7 (Oct. 13) Oklahoma vs Texas (Dallas, TX) The Red River Shootout (no, I refuse to call it the rivalry based strictly on principle) is easily the most important football game played in...

College Football's Top 20 Linebacker Units for 2012

By Steven Lassan, 5 years 5 months ago
They’re the teams within the team — those cohesive little units bound together by their shared responsibilities within the larger team context. Whether it’s the offensive linemen firing off time after time into those familiar blocking sleds, or the defensive linemen drilling repeatedly on how to shed blockers, or the defensive backs breaking on ball after ball — these teams in miniature hone...

Big 12 Coaches Talk Anonymously About Conference Foes

By Steven Lassan, 5 years 5 months ago
It's not easy getting college football coaches to honestly comment on another coach, player or team. Most coaches don't want to give opposing teams billboard material, which is why there is a lot of coach speak during the year. In order to get an accurate assessment of teams heading into 2012, Athlon asked coaches in the Big 12 to talk anonymously about their opponents.  Baylor...

College Football's Top 20 Defensive Lines for 2012

By Steven Lassan, 5 years 5 months ago
They’re the teams within the team — those cohesive little units bound together by their shared responsibilities within the larger team context. Whether it’s the offensive linemen firing off time after time into those familiar blocking sleds, or the defensive linemen drilling repeatedly on how to shed blockers, or the defensive backs breaking on ball after ball — these teams in miniature hone...

College Football's Top 20 Wide Receiving Corps for 2012

By Steven Lassan, 5 years 5 months ago
They’re the teams within the team — those cohesive little units bound together by their shared responsibilities within the larger team context. Whether it’s the offensive linemen firing off time after time into those familiar blocking sleds, or the defensive linemen drilling repeatedly on how to shed blockers, or the defensive backs breaking on ball after ball — these teams in miniature hone...

College Football's Top 25 Running Back Units for 2012

By Steven Lassan, 5 years 5 months ago
They’re the teams within the team — those cohesive little units bound together by their shared responsibilities within the larger team context.  Whether it’s the offensive linemen firing off time after time into those familiar blocking sleds, or the defensive linemen drilling repeatedly on how to shed blockers, or the defensive backs breaking on ball after ball — these teams in...

College Football's Top 20 Storylines to Watch in Fall Practice

By Steven Lassan, 5 years 5 months ago
The start of the 2012 college football season is just a few weeks away. However, as fall practice kicks off around the nation, plenty of unanswered questions remain, including some that will have an impact on the national title race. Athlon preps you for everything you need to know about fall practice with the 20 biggest storylines to watch over the next couple of weeks. College Football's...

Big 12's Top 10 Storylines to Watch in Fall Practice

By Steven Lassan, 5 years 5 months ago
Kickoff for the 2012 college football season is just around the corner. However, plenty of unanswered questions remain around the nation for every team. Injuries, quarterback battles and players that need to step up to make a run at the conference title will all be under the spotlight over the next couple of weeks.  The Big 12's 10 Biggest Storylines to Watch in Fall Practice...

Big 12 Player Rankings: The Top 50 Players for 2012

By Steven Lassan, 5 years 5 months ago
The Big 12 welcomes West Virginia and TCU as new members in 2012, and both teams will add to the already deep and talented league. The Mountaineers bring one of the nation's best offenses, while the Horned Frogs have been strong on defense in the Mountain West. Even though the Big 12 loses some big names like Oklahoma State's Brandon Weeden and Justin Blackmon and Baylor's Robert Griffin,...

Unit Rankings: 2012 Big 12 Defensive Lines

By Steven Lassan, 5 years 6 months ago
Kickoff for the 2012 college football season is still two months away, but it's never too early to project how the year might play out. Athlon will be taking a look at how each position stacks up in the BCS conferences and nationally until the start of the season. Each unit ranking was evaluated based upon how it will perform in 2012 - not how the team played in 2011. Ranking the...