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Big 12 bringing back football championship game

The Big 12 is bringing back its football championship game in 2017.

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Big 12 commish presses for decisions on expansion, championship game

Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby wants conference leaders to make decisions one way or the other on the lingering topics of expansion, a football championship game and a league network by the end of the summer.

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Reports: Baylor dismisses football coach Art Briles

One of the Big 12’s top football coaches is out of a job. According to multiple media reports on Thursday, Baylor dismissed head coach Art Briles.

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Tom Keegan: If Big 12 expands, Florida is the place

The smart money says that status quo will prevail at expansion discussions among Big 12 presidents/chancellors and athletic directors next week in Dallas.

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Tom Keegan: K-State makes Kill-er hire

The first time Bill Snyder decided to retire as Kansas State football coach, the school didn’t get it right in hiring a replacement. By Tom Keegan

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Report: Big 12 lagging behind SEC in revenue

According to a CBS Sports report, Big 12 schools are starting to lag behind their SEC counterparts in payouts.

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Big 12 ADs ‘exploring’ championship game

The Big 12 athletic directors gathered on Thursday near Dallas for one of their regularly scheduled meetings and, in reaction to a recent ruling by the NCAA giving the Big 12 a shot at having a conference championship game in football with just 10 members, discussed the conference’s options moving forward. By Matt Tait

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Tom Keegan: Doubles in Big 12 good test for play in NCAA

Considering it takes two victories over a Final Four opponent to cap a six-game winning streak and win a national title, not many schools can simulate conditions that difficult during the regular season.

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Kansas' drive for a dozen starts Saturday

Kansas University’s basketball players do not need to be reminded that on Saturday — when they tangle with Baylor in a 3 p.m., tip in Allen Fieldhouse — they begin defense of the program’s 11th straight Big 12 regular-season title. By Gary Bedore

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Rest of Big 12: Eleven is enough

With conference play tipping off Saturday, the rest of the Big 12 once again will be reminded of its recurring nightmare: seeing Kansas University finish atop the men’s basketball standings year after year. By Benton Smith

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A&M transfer Murray lands at OU

A pair of highly touted quarterbacks are leaving Texas A&M, but it does not look like Kansas University will be the landing spot for either one. Thursday afternoon, perhaps as an early Christmas present to Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops, former five-star Allen (Texas) High quarterback Kyler Murray signed with the Sooners after leaving A&M following one season. By Matt Tait

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Tom Keegan: Snyder’s brilliance evident early

As college announcing tandems go, Gary Bender and Dick Vermeil were tough to beat. When Bender looks back on those days with ABC, his mind often drifts to a moment that with the benefit of history would reveal Vermeil as a prophet.

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Texas football in unfamiliar territory

It’s a tough time for Texas football, which enters Saturday’s 7 p.m. home game against winless Kansas at 3-5 overall, 2-3 in Big 12 play and with a very un-Texas-like 39-33 record since the 2010 season that followed UT’s loss in the 2009 BCS national championship game.

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Former KU football coach Mangino out as Iowa State's offensive coordinator

Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads says offensive coordinator Mark Mangino has left the program.

Smart takes over at Texas

New Texas coach Shaka Smart was coach at VCU in 2011 when the Rams beat KU in the Elite Eight, 71-61. A reporter referenced it to being a “nightmare” for KU coach Bill Self. By Gary Bedore

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