Big 12 Articles

Will Muschamp
Coordinator changes in college football can have an immediate impact on either side of the ball. Every year, it seems a handful of teams show significant improvement in the win column or on the stat sheet as a result of a coordinator change....
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Dana Holgorsen
Rivalry games are a huge part of college football, but recent conference realignment has changed the outlook for some of these annual matchups. Missouri-Kansas and Texas-Texas A&M aren’t scheduled to play anytime soon, and Pittsburgh-West...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
If you are the athletic director of a sports program that raked in over $161 million in 2014 and is part of a university that receives $3.45 billion in endowments what do you tell your athletic staff at meal time? If you are University of Texas AD...
Ryan Wright
1 year ago
Tim Beckman
College football coaches are always on the hot seat. The pressure to win now is greater than it was 15-20 years ago. With the 24-hour news cycle, social media and message boards, coaches, teams and players are always on the spotlight. The...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Art Briles
Baylor is a program on the rise under coach Art Briles. The Bears have won at least 10 games in three out of the last four years and just missed out on a playoff appearance last season. There’s no doubt Briles has raised the expectation level...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Save for a single program, the Big 12 didn’t budge in the annual offseason coaching carousel. And that’s despite another year of upheaval in the old Southwest: The familiars aren’t as formidable, while two private schools —...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
There is no question talks have taken place between West Virginia and Pitt to renew the Backyard Brawl, at least on a short-term basis. Both BlueGoldSports.com as well as media outlets out of Pittsburgh have verified that WVU athletics...
Jeremy Simon
1 year ago
Jeremy Johnson
Projecting the outcome of a college football season, playoff teams and national champion is no easy task. Several factors go into predictions, including the schedule, coaching changes, returning starters, in-depth statistics, results from the...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
TCU enters the 2015 season with possibly the best team in school history. Led by Heisman candidate Trevone Boykin the Horned Frogs return multiple offensive weapons from a team that was only three points away from going undefeated last season....
Jeremy Simon
1 year ago
Dana Holgorsen
The last two seasons have been tough on West Virginia fans with up-and-down success from the both football and basketball teams. But an unexpected Sweet 16 run by the latter has fans prepared for what could be the Mountaineers'...
Jeremy Simon
2 years ago
There is a lot that is still unknown about the College Football Playoff Committee. One thing that was learned about the new postseason format in year number one is that the voters value strength of schedule. Teams have ramped-up non-...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
Oklahoma Sooners
The College Football Playoff Committee proved the general trend of tougher scheduling last fall.  The Big 12 may have two major playoff contenders but scheduling could once again be a problem for this league. Whether the Big 12 wants...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
Joey Bosa
Kickoff for the 2015 college football season is just around the corner. With fall camps underway, it won’t be long before teams are officially preparing for the opening week. With the season countdown under 15 days until kickoff, it...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Tyrone Swoopes
The Big 12 may have missed out on the inaugural College Football Playoff last season, but that doesn’t mean the conference lacks for impact players. While some are more household names than other, each Big 12 team has their “wild card...
Jeremy Simon
2 years ago
Mason Rudolph
Projecting college football’s breakout players for any given season is no easy assignment. After all, each person has a different take on what a “breakout player” is, and college football is always home to several new faces...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Oregon Ducks
Attendance is a function of many things.   Renovations, scheduling, prices, realignment and weather can impact attendance numbers. Even how a school reports its given numbers can vary from program to program (unfortunately).   Most...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
Alabama Crimson Tide
You can go to one college football game each weekend. You can't go to the same place twice and the travel budget is endless. Where are you going? That's 14 straight weekends on 14 different campuses, so ask the spouse for...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
Baylor Bears
Last summer, Athlon Sports asked 10 Big 12 experts Chip Brown, Blair Kerkhoff, Bill Connelly, Allen Kenney and more to rank their favorite stadiums in the Big 12. Based on general atmosphere, fan support, home-field advantage,...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
Wendell Smallwood
Every college football team has players most would consider underrated. However, defining underrated players is no easy assignment, as that term varies in meaning between fans and experts. The Big 12 has two potential playoff teams...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Trevone Boykin
The 2015 college football season is just over 50 days away, and media days are just around the corner. And once August hits, teams will report to camp and start the official preparations for the upcoming season. Bovada released Heisman odds...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Ohio State 2014 national championship
College football’s new playoff format was a huge success. The four-team playoff generated huge ratings and provided what the fans wanted in a postseason: A chance to settle it on the field. As the second season of the playoff...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Gary Patterson
The terms “on the hot seat” or “under pressure” usually apply to quarterbacks and head coaches. After all, there’s an enormous amount of pressure on quarterbacks and coaches for any college football team. And...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Gus Malzahn
Preseason win totals and projections are an interesting part of any college football season. In addition to Athlon’s projected 128 for 2015, a few sportsbooks have released their projected over/under win totals for the upcoming year. On...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Since 2003, Kansas head coach Bill Self has been consistently producing championship caliber teams and players. And though he may be 52 years old, he apparently still has plenty of game left in him. While in South Korea for the World University...
Josh Hamburger
2 years ago
Kendall Fuller
Cornerback is one of the toughest positions to play in college football. Quarterbacks, spread attacks and skill players aren’t getting any easier to defend and the rules certainly favor the offensive side of the ball. While the success...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago

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