Big 12 Football

  • Ranking New Big 12 Teams Ready to Win Conference Titles in Football
    Around 54 weeks from now, the Big 12 will have four new members to share its space with as BYU, Cincinnati, Houston, and Central Florida will all join the conference in the wake of another round of conference realignment. That wake was caused by the news of Oklahoma and Texas departing the conference for the […]
  • Bijan Robinson Leads Big 12’s NFL 2023 Prospects: Report
    Texas running back Bijan Robinson topped The Athletic’s ‘Way Too Early’ Big 12 top prospects for the 2023 NFL Draft. The article called Robinson ‘the most electrifying athlete in college football.’ He was eighth in FBS last season after averaging 112.7 yards per game. Longhorns head coach Steve Sarkisian said after April’s spring game that […]
  • Highest Big 12 Quarterback on Tier 4 of ESPN Rankings
    ESPN recently tiered all 131 FBS college quarterbacks and the Big 12 didn’t have a quarterback appear until Tier 4. The article had Oklahoma’s Dillon Gabriel — who is a transfer from UCF — as a member of Tier 4, which ESPN titled ‘Definitely. Probably. Maybe.’ His fellow Tier 4 members included a familiar name […]
  • Three Big 12 Football Coaches Ranked in CBS Top 25
    Three Big 12 football coaches were named in the CBS Sports Top 25 FBS head coaches, which was released earlier this week. The rankings were a follow-up to the rankings that CBS published at this time last year. But many coaches moved up and down the list after a volatile offseason that saw nearly 30 […]
  • Texas A&M AD Denies Aggies Want to Avoid Texas in Future SEC Pod
    With Texas and Oklahoma set to join the SEC by 2025, there is much discussion as to if the new conference will have a realignment. On Saturday, Horns 247’s Chip Brown reported that the SEC is looking to move to “pods” instead of divisions and that Texas A&M is adamant that they do not be […]
  • Gus Malzahn on Big 12 Move: ‘It’s Really Helped us in the Recruiting World’
    With the vast changes in the landscape of college football, UCF head coach Gus Malzahn is ecstatic to join the Big 12 Conference. After the football world got to witness the first Group of 5 school make the College Football Playoff this past year, with Cincinnati finishing the regular season 13-0 before going on to […]
  • Together NIL, Transfer Portal Threaten to Destroy College Football
    In the last few years, college football and the rest of college athletics have introduced two great ideas: the NCAA Transfer Portal and Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL). The transfer portal is a fantastic idea for college football, as it can represent a fresh start for players who feel that things didn’t work out for […]
  • Bob Bowlsby Not Expected to Play Role in CFB Playoff Expansion
    The announcement of Bob Bowlsby‘s departure from his role as Big 12 commissioner later this year came as a bit of a surprise to fans, as he was under contract until the 2025 season, and might cause some worry to expansion fans, due to him being one of the advocates to expand the College Football […]
  • TCU Defensive End Ochaun Mathis Visiting Texas Longhorns
    Ochaun Mathis announced on Monday that he would be making his decision to which school he would be attending at the end of the month. The timing of his visit could be key in the Texas Longhorns locking up one of the best pass rushers in the Big 12. Mathis is in Austin this weekend […]
  • Top Defensive End For Each Big 12 Team in 2022
    Defensive ends offer the sizzle and the steak. They’re the sack artists, the big men with terrifying speed and wingspan who can change the entire complexion of a game in a single explosive moment. Having even just one elite defensive end on the field can take a good defense on any given down and make […]
  • Coming to Terms with Art Briles’ Legacy at Baylor
    News of Art Briles’ hiring, then subsequent resignation at Grambling State has confounded many around the nation, particularly in Big 12 country. I share that consternation, and as I mulled the reality of Briles’ return to college football over, I found myself contemplating Baylor’s football program and its history in the Big 12. Big 12 […]
  • Big 12 Football Stars for the 2022 Season You Haven’t Heard About
    With every football season, a handful of previously unknown players rises to star status. While it’s impossible to predict who those players will be, it’s certainly possible to make an educated guess.  We all know proven commodities at running back like Bijan Robinson and Deuce Vaughn, and we’ve all heard about big-time transfers like Quinn […]
  • Ranking Future Big 12 Members’ Biggest Games of 2022
    I look out my window as much of Big 12 country is covered in ice and think about how we are sliding towards a new football season. Spring football isn’t far away, and the 2022 season will be a big one for the league, particularly what happens with the four teams that won’t be in […]
  • 2022 Big 12 Running Backs: Heisman Hopefuls and Rising Stars
    Despite the fact that the Big 12 is primarily known for cranking out NFL quarterbacks, the conference has always produced a large number of bruising and fleet-footed rushers. Recently, the running back position has undergone something of a renaissance in the Big 12 along with the rise of stouter defenses in the league. Several of […]
  • No Olympic Football Proves the World Fears the Big 12
    A tongue-in-cheek look a why the world fears the Big 12. Some call it American Football to differentiate it from football (soccer), but if you grew up in the United States, you know the rest of the world can kick rocks and eat its heart out: real football is what the NFL plays, and what […]
  • Big 12 Trio Named to Texas High School Football Hall of Fame
    Colt McCoy, Tony Brackens and Joey McGuire are among the nine slated for induction into the Texas High School Football Hall of Fame later this year. The trio was announced as part of the class earlier this week. They will be recognized on May 7 at the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in Waco, Texas, […]
  • Pac-12 Commissioner Says Rose Bowl Does Not Run College Football
    As discussions about expanding the College Football Playoffs continue, Pac-12 commissioner George Kliavkoff gave his thoughts on the possible expansion and how it could affect the oldest college bowl game. Kliavkoff went on the Paul Finebaum Show and talked about the Rose Bowl and the impact that it has on the expansion discussions. “The Rose […]
  • Red-Pilling National Media Narratives: The Big 12 Doesn’t Play Defense
    In The Matrix (1999), Morpheus offers the film’s protagonist, Neo, an existential and philosophical choice embodied by two pills, one red and one blue. Taking the blue pill means living in a fantasy constructed by those in power to keep humanity preoccupied and asleep. Taking the red pill means waking up and seeing the fantasy […]
  • Iowa State’s Mike Rose Declares for 2022 NFL Draft
    Iowa State linebacker Mike Rose declared for the 2022 NFL Draft on Saturday, leaving as one of the program’s most decorated defenders. Rose leaves Iowa State after four seasons, helping the Cyclones to their first Big 12 Championship Game appearance at the end of the 2020 season. Rose made the announcement on his Instagram page. […]
  • Oklahoma State Playing for National Recognition Against Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl
    On New Year’s Day, the Oklahoma State Cowboys will face the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl. Some people are willing to say that this game is the biggest in school history. One could make an argument for that, but I genuinely believe that Oklahoma State’s most important game this season was […]
  • Getting to Know Iowa State’s Bowl Opponent: Clemson Tigers
    Iowa State entered the 2021 season with the highest of hopes. Ranked in the preseason Top 10, the Cyclones were expected to return to the Big 12 Championship game and possibly win it to claim a spot in the College Football Playoff.  Things quickly got derailed when Iowa State dropped its home showdown against rival […]
  • College Football Bowl Viewership Increasing
    College football’s bowl season has seen an increase in viewership so far this year. Excluding the brand new LA Bowl, nine of the first 12 bowl games this season (through Wednesday) saw an increase in viewership.   The Independence Bowl between UAB and BYU ranks as the highest rated and most watched bowl game thus […]
  • Baylor Finishes No. 7 in Final College Football Playoff Rankings
    The Baylor Bears moved to No. 7 in the final College Football Playoff Top 25 rankings, released a couple of hours after the Playoff field was released. The Bears (12-1) defeated Oklahoma State in the Big 12 Championship game on Saturday, giving the Bears their first Big 12 title since 2014 and cementing their place […]
  • AP Top 25: Baylor Moves To No. 6 After Big 12 Championship
    The Baylor Bears moved to No. 6 in the Associated Press Top 25 on Sunday after their 21-16 victory over Oklahoma State in the Big 12 Championship game. The victory allowed the Bears (12-1) to take the lead position among Big 12 teams in the final poll before the College Football Playoff and bowl games. […]
  • Future Big 12 Member Cincinnati Makes College Football Playoff
    Future Big 12 member Cincinnati became the first Group of 5 program to make the College Football playoff field when the selections were released on Sunday. Cincinnati, ranked No. 4, will face No. 1 ranked-Alabama in one of the CFP semifinal games. The Bearcats (13-0) won the American Athletic Conference championship game over Houston on […]
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