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The Big 12 trophy

One true champion?

League touts title purity — except when, you know, there’s a tie

The Big 12 Conference’s ability to implement a full round-robin schedule distinguishes it from the other four power conferences, all of which boast more than 10 teams. It is that unique characteristic that led the league to its slogan: one true champion. By Benton Smith

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Blast from the past

“Everybody’s against coach (Charlie) Weis. We’re trying to change that. Everybody’s saying he’s a bad coach or he’s a bad person. It’s up to us to change that.”

— Kansas football defensive tackle Keon Stowers, on October 19, 2013, following the Jayhawks' 34-19 home loss to Oklahoma. Though outsiders might have been jumping off the KU/Weis bandwagon, Stowers defended his coach, saying Weis gets the players "riled up" before games.

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