Best Big XII Offensive Linemen Returning For 2022

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Richard Johnson, co-host of the podcast Split Zone Duo and writer for Sports Illustrated, often says, “the game (football) is about blocking and tackling.” While quarterbacks will always get the most attention, and the running backs of the Big XII are as good as any group in the nation, neither can thrive without the big […] READ MORE


2021 Cheez-It Bowl Preview

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The Cheez-It Bowl kicks off on Wednesday with an intriguing match-up between the ACC and Big 12. The Clemson Tigers will face the Iowa State Cyclones in what is a big opportunity for both programs. Each of these teams started 2021 in the preseason top 10. Now they face in late December with the winner […] READ MORE


Notre Dame Coaches Under Pressure From LSU as Irish Eye What’s Next

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As LSU aggressively tries to poach other Notre Dame coaches, the Irish are working hard to retain their staff. With former head coach Brian Kelly already headed to Baton Rouge, Notre Dame finds its program in unexpected disarray. With signing day in just over two weeks and a potential upcoming playoff berth, the Irish entered […] READ MORE


Sixth-Straight, It’s A Hawkeye State

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In another Iowa defensive showcase, the Hawkeyes leave Ames with their sixth-straight Cy-Hawk victory after dominating Iowa State. The Hawks recorded four turnovers including a scoop-and-score touchdown in their 27-17 rout of the number nine ranked Cyclones. With this win in Ames, Iowa has the best resume in college football, and for the sixth-straight season, […] READ MORE


College Gameday Returns To CyHawk

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College Gameday Returns To CyHawk For the second time in three seasons, ESPN College Gameday returns to the CyHawk game in Ames between Iowa and Iowa State. The matchup will feature the two as ranked teams for the first time ever. Iowa State head coach Matt Campbell has yet to beat Iowa in his six […] READ MORE


Iowa’s Matchup Rankings For 2021

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The Iowa Hawkeyes have a loaded schedule this year, and there’s no better time to release Iowa’s matchup rankings for 2021. Iowa opens the season at home with a tough draw against Indiana in early September. The Hawks also travel to Ames in week two and Madison in late October for two season-defining road games. […] READ MORE


Unfamiliar Season Finds the Sooners in a Familiar Position

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The 2020 College Football season has been a challenge for teams across the country. And, Oklahoma is no stranger to that either. After starting 0-2 in conference play, a conference championship appeared to be out of the question. But, on Saturday morning in Arlington, an unfamiliar season finds the Sooners in a familiar position. The […] READ MORE


Mountaineers 2020: Previewing Iowa State

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Mountaineers 2020: Previewing Iowa State After two straight bye weeks (one scheduled, and one forced due to the Sooners’ COVID outbreak), the West Virginia Mountaineers travel to Ames to face the the ninth-ranked Cyclones this Saturday. ESPN will televise the game, which kicks off at 3:30. Continuing our in-season coverage of the Mountaineers, we are […] READ MORE


Oklahoma Sooners Domination of the Big XII

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Since its inception, Oklahoma has dominated the Big XII.  No other school in the conference can compare with the success the Sooners have enjoyed.  Clearly, this is backed up with statistics and championships. Now, let’s look at the reasons behind the Oklahoma Sooners domination of the Big XII. Oklahoma Sooners Domination of the Big XII […] READ MORE


Is the Big 12 the Future of Professional Football?

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“People want to see passes, touchdowns, high scores. That’s the game today.” -Christina Pagniacci (played by Cameron Diaz), Any Given Sunday In a couple of sentences, Cameron Diaz’s character of the owner in Any Given Sunday succinctly summarized what NFL audiences want these days. Fans want high octane offenses. Super Bowl LIII, ironically, broke records for […] READ MORE