Monday afternoon at a ballroom in the Omni Hotel in downtown Dallas, the Kansas University football program played the role of the bearded lady. By Matt Tait
The Big 12 is accepting resumes from expansion candidates.
Coaches and football players from Kansas University, TCU, Texas Tech, Iowa State and Oklahoma State arrived Monday at the Omni Dallas Hotel ready to take on all questions at Big 12 Football Media Days. But on some occasions the topic of conversation steered away from those programs and toward the disastrous past few months for Baylor. By Benton Smith
Anyone not willing to acknowledge that the SEC ranks ahead of every other college football conference views it through green glasses colored so by envy. As for the best quarterback conference, the Big 12 rules in terms of talent, excitement and famous genes. Three of the 10 projected starting quarterbacks in the Big 12 are sons of former major-league baseball players who combined to play in 36 seasons. By Tom Keegan
The Big 12 is bringing back its football championship game in 2017.
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.
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.
The smart money says that status quo will prevail at expansion discussions among Big 12 presidents/chancellors and athletic directors next week in Dallas.
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
According to a CBS Sports report, Big 12 schools are starting to lag behind their SEC counterparts in payouts.
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
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.
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
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
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