The Oklahoma Sports Desk

Mayfield is named starter, but will he finish there?

OU's starting quarterback has gone wire-to-wire only 12 times in last 31 seasons

     Baker Mayfield will be Oklahoma's starting quarterback in the Sooners' season opener next Saturday, but there's no guarantee he'll finish what he started. Read more...

Buckeyes try to catch OU in all-time appearances at No. 1

Defending champ Ohio State is loaded in its attempt to win back-to-back titles

     Since the Associated Press preseason football poll began in 1950, there never has been a unanimous selection at No. 1. Read more...

The Franchise Top 25: #4 Michigan State Spartans

Michigan State Second Best Again


Michigan State has built a consistently successful program, winning 11 or more games in four of the last five seasons, but it can't get over the hurdle that is Ohio State. Read more...

The Franchise Top 25: #5 Oregon Ducks

Life After Mariota Begins


Most teams don't have national championship expectations after losing the reigning Heisman Trophy winner. Anything less will be a disappointment for Oregon. Read more...

The Franchise Top 25: #6 UCLA

UCLA Needs a QB

UCLA won six of its last seven games in 2014 to finish 10-3, which gave the Bruins consecutive 10 win seasons. If Jim Mora and UCLA are going to make it three in a row, someone will have to step up at quarterback and replace Brett Hundley. True freshman Josh Rosen, one of the top QB recruits in the country, will likely start at QB when the Bruins take on Virginia on Sept. 5th. Read more...

The Franchise Top 25: #7 Auburn Tigers

Auburn Looks to Bounce Back

Gus Malzahn had wild success in his first season at Auburn, winning the SEC Championship before losing to Florida State in the national championship. In his second season, the Tigers went just 8-5 in what was a disappointing season. Despite a down 2014, Auburn is expected to contend for a national title this season. If the Tigers are going to live up to the hype, quarterback Jeremy Johnson will have to be what everyone thinks he is. Read more...

The Franchise Top 25: #8 Ole Miss Rebels

Ole Miss Contending Again

Ole Miss is another school that hasn’t been a perennial power in college football, but they have come on strong the past few years. The Rebels have increased their win total in each of coach Hugh Freeze’s three seasons. Ole Miss is hoping that trend continues and the team improves from the 9-4 record in 2014. Freeze has to figure out who will be taking the snaps if the Rebels are going to build on that win total. Read more...

The Franchise Top 25: #10 Florida State Seminoles

Florida State Pressing Reset Button


The Jameis Winston era is over, but Florida State lost a lot more than just its quarterback. The Noles lost top receiver Rashad Greene, tight end Nick O'Leary (2014 Mackey Award Winner) and four seniors who led the offensive line. Read more...

The Franchise Top 25: #9 Baylor Bears

Baylor Building a Brand

Art Briles has transformed Baylor into much more than an afterthought in college football. For years and years, when you thought Baylor football, you thought mediocrity. Now, Baylor is a consistent contender that finds itself in the hunt for a playoff spot for a second consecutive year. As is the case for most schools, the key to Baylor’s success lies with the quarterback. Read more...

Hey Rookie, Can You Help My Fantasy Team?

Colby Daniels breaks down some of the top Rookies you need to consider for your Fantasy Football team. Read more...