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Lineman Stowers finds right path at Kansas

It takes a lot to impress legendary retired high school football coach Jimmy “Moose” Wallace, winner of four state titles in South Carolina and former coach of 10 NFL players. Yet, the young man sitting across the lunch table from Wallace last Thursday afternoon wowed him so much the coach said it “brings cold chills to my body,” just talking about his progress. By Tom Keegan

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Clowney no stranger to Stowers

Some football fans might need to look up the pronunciation of college football’s most famous defensive lineman, South Carolina’s Jadeveon (juh-DAY-vee-on) Clowney, but Kansas D-lineman Keon Stowers is not among them.

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Lineman Stowers finds right path at Kansas

It takes a lot to impress legendary retired high school football coach Jimmy “Moose” Wallace, winner of four state titles in South Carolina and former coach of 10 NFL players. Yet, the young man sitting across the lunch table from Wallace last Thursday afternoon wowed him so much the coach said it “brings cold chills to my body,” just talking about his progress. By Tom Keegan

Guide gives glimpse into Jayhawks

In addition to its sharp cover, fun facts about the players and coaches and historical information about the Kansas University football program, the annual media guide can provide subtle hints about the make-up of the team.

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Baylor 'belittled' by memory of Robert Griffin III

Baylor running back Lache Seastrunk has given up watching ESPN. He says it just makes him mad that his team doesn’t get the publicity it deserves. By Jesse Newell

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Dual-threat QB David Ash to lead Texas Longhorns

If a good quarterback is the key to winning in the Big 12, then the Texas Longhorns should feel good about their chances in 2013. By Jesse Newell

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Opinion: Big 12 quarterbacks a mystery this year

Spread offenses choreographed by accomplished coaches and speedy receivers have played a big role in the Big 12 fielding the nation’s most exciting scoring machines, but gifted quarterbacks deserve even more credit. By Tom Keegan

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Oklahoma State relishes role as Big 12 favorites

For the first time in Big 12 history, Oklahoma State was the preseason pick by media members to win the league. OSU coach Mike Gundy is taking the selection as a compliment. By Jesse Newell

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Kansas defense deeper for a change

During his first season in charge of Charlie Weis’ defense, Kansas University assistant head coach Dave Campo was forced to play with half the deck. By Matt Tait

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TCU 'excited' for sophomore season

TCU football coach Gary Patterson knew the 2012 season was going to be a challenge for his Horned Frogs in their Big 12 debut. By Matt Tait

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Offensively, West Virginia shifts gears

During his first season coaching the Mountaineers in the Big 12, West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen had the luxury of getting the ball to three of the country’s most dynamic offensive weapons to keep up with a wide-open and fast-paced offensive league. By Matt Tait

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Quarterback competition no problem for Texas Tech

First-year Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury didn't mind going into fall camp with a quarterback competition. By Jesse Newell

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Even with unproven QB, Oklahoma offense solid

Oklahoma center Gabe Ikard pulled out his phone to check his list, then told a reporter at Big 12 media days he was the 42nd person that day to ask him who the Sooners’ starting quarterback would be this season. By Jesse Newell

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Jayhawks seeking 'snowball effect' in nonconference play

When asking the current Kansas University football players to size up the nonconference schedule they’ll face this September, the same word tends to come up over and over. By Matt Tait

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Charlie Weis strives for balance with Jake Heaps as quarterback

A 1-11 season and winless stretch during Big 12 Conference play was not what Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis envisioned for his first season in charge of the Jayhawks.

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Iowa State settled on its quarterback

Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads described it as the most boring, uneventful and terrific media days in his five years with the Cyclones. By Jesse Newell

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Kansas State again picked in middle of the pack

Kansas State coach Bill Snyder has been through this whole song and dance before: The media and others outside of Manhattan pick the Wildcats to finish in the middle of the Big 12 Conference standings and by year’s end look foolish when KSU is not only among the best teams in the Big 12 but also in the country. By Matt Tait