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Big 12 football notebook: Briles says Bears just need to win ’em all

After the College Football Playoff committee passed on including either TCU or Baylor in the inaugural four-team tournament for college football’s national championship last season, players and coaches from both programs knew they wouldn’t escape Big 12 Football Media Days without addressing the snubs. By Benton Smith

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Snyder lauds Wildcat fans

The passion Kansas State’s fan base has for legendary football coach Bill Snyder doesn’t flow in one direction. By Benton Smith

Big 12, big money: Schools share record $252M revenue

Big 12 schools will split a record $252 million in revenue, the ninth year in a row of increases.

Big 12 has chance to assert dominance

The Big 12 again has seven teams in the NCAA Tournament.

Self: Perry Ellis back in KU starting lineup against Baylor

KU coach said Ellis looked good in morning workout

Injured KU forward Perry Ellis will return to the court against Baylor in Friday's Big 12 tournament semifinal, KU coach Bill Self said during pregame interviews.

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Column: Texas looks like Big 12 team to beat

Forecasting a winner for the ever-deep Big 12 basketball race hasn’t always been easy, but it’s never been this difficult. By Tom Keegan

’Bama, OSU, Oregon, FSU in; Big 12 out of playoff picture

The first College Football Playoff expanded the national championship race, made the regular season even more intriguing and produced a final four with major star power.

Snyder, KSU athletic director pay to open dorms early for KU game

Kansas State football Coach Bill Snyder and Athletics Director John Currie are giving a Thanksgiving gift to student fans of the football team.

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KU basketball edges Texas for No. 1 spot in preseason poll

League's coaches give six first-place votes to Kansas, three to Texas

If the Big 12 preseason men’s basketball poll is any indication, Kansas University will have some serious competition in its search for an 11th consecutive conference championship.

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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

Big 12 football notebook: WVU loss to KU still stings

A junior punter for West Virginia, Nick O’Toole has heard his share of verbal insults spewed from fans in nearby seats. Such is the life of a college football player, particularly on the road. O’Toole, on Tuesday at Big 12 football media days at the Dallas Omni Hotel, said one taunt in particular stood out from the Mountaineers’ trip to Kansas University in 2013. Notebook by Benton Smith

Big 12 notebook: Baylor’s Briles takes cuts

Big 12 Football media days began Monday morning at the Omni hotel, oddly enough, with a bit of baseball talk. By Benton Smith

Notebook: KU aware OSU seed doesn’t match talent

Kansas University coach Bill Self says he can never remember a No. 8-seeded team in a conference tournament as talented as 21-11 Oklahoma State. By Gary Bedore

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Column: Brannen Greene has potential to spark KU in postseason

Talk centers on superstars in advance of big games. But sometimes, a stealth bomber sneaks in below the chatter and swings the contest in favor of his team. It could be anybody and it’s impossible to predict. So I ask myself over and over: Why do I think freshman Brannen Greene could be that guy today? Column by Tom Keegan

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Oklahoma State trounces Texas Tech, sets up KU rematch

The basketball rims at Sprint Center looked a little larger than normal to Oklahoma State senior guard Markel Brown Wednesday night, as his 20 points helped the Cowboys dispose of Texas Tech, 80-62, in the first round of the Big 12 Men’s Basketball Championship. The on-court landscape, Brown hopes, will continue to shift in Oklahoma State’s favor today, when the eighth-seeded Cowboys (21-11) face top-seeded Kansas University (23-8) for the third time this season. By Benton Smith

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