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Big 12 pre-spring position rankings: DL

As spring practice nears, we’re ranking position groups in the Big 12. Last week, it was the offensive units; this week, we’re on to defense. These evaluations are based on performance, potential and quality of depth. Expect our outlooks to change after the spring. The series continues with the defensive line. 1. Texas: Youth permeated the front four at Texas last year. The Longhorns lose nose tackle Paul Boyette and defensive end Bryce Cottrellfrom a unit that ranked second in the Big 12 in yards allowed per rushing attempt. Breckyn Hager returns as a playmaker off the edge in addition to Poona Ford and Chris Nelson in the middle and Charles Omenihu at strongside end. Malcolm Roach is growing into a star at end, too. Jordan Elliott adds versatility, and the depth looks solid. 2. Kansas...

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The Gadget Guy Shares Cool Tailgating Gear Head-S’Port Football Headrest for Cars $99.99; www.headsport.net Head-S’Port unveiled the first NCAA replicated football headrest so fans can ride in pride. With its high-quality design, the headrest allows football fans to feel like they’re resting their heads on a game-day football ball. Each comfortable headrest is made with a durable and subtle leatherette material in black, grey or pigskin colors and is embroidered with a fan’s favorite college football team logo and word marks. The universal headrest is adjustable with an 11-degree tilt. It has a universal pull mechanism and a variety of pole sizes to fit most North American vehicles. Head-S’Port currently carries six teams: Baylor Bears, Iowa State Cyclones, Kansas State Wildcats,...

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Iowa State & Kansas Are Ready to Rock College Football

Can you smell that? The hottest game of the season is continuing to heat up, but before we cover that one, let's talk about Kansas and Iowa State. Following a brutal 0-3 start in non-conference play, first-year head coach David Beaty and the Jayhawks head into Big 12 conference play with a game at Iowa State this Saturday. The excitement is overwhelming. By the way, I've just been told what "excitement" means and it seems I've been using it wrong.Kansas and Iowa State will meet for the 95th time in the programs' history. The first meeting in 1898 was won by Kansas, 11-6, in Lawrence. Most recently on Nov. 8, 2014, the Jayhawks defeated the Cyclones 34-14 in Memorial Stadium....

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National Football Foundation Honors Michigan State AD

The National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame announced that Michigan State University Athletics Director Mark Hollis has been named the 2015 recipient of the NFF John L. Toner Award. Presented annually by the NFF, the Toner Award recognizes an athletics director who has demonstrated superior administrative abilities and shown outstanding dedication to college athletics and particularly college football."Under Mark's guidance, Michigan State has continued to excel both on and off the field," said NFF President and CEO Steve Hatchell. "Since Hollis took over in 2008, the Spartans football program has achieved national prominence and the athletics department has seen substantial growth overall. His accomplishments place him at the forefront of his profession and make him truly worthy...

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