One of the most highly anticipated meetings in the history of the Big 12 Conference lasted more than five hours, ended a couple of hours earlier than expected and left everyone watching with the following verdict: The Big 12 is not expanding. By Matt Tait
East Carolina, UNLV and New Mexico are out of the Big 12’s expansion derby.
Big 12 expansion talk runs hot so it’s time for us all to board the plane to Fantasy Island, time for Herve Villechaize to come back from the dead to greet us, time for us to talk about what to wear for the wedding between the Big Ten and Kansas.
In front of a room full of reporters who instantly caught David Beaty in his favorite little white lie Monday morning at the Omni Dallas Hotel, the second-year Kansas University football coach repeated a concept he first introduced to his players months ago. By Benton Smith
Interim Baylor football coach Jim Grobe admitted Tuesday at Big 12 Football Media Days the job ahead of him, with the program and university reeling this offseason in the aftermath of a sexual-assault scandal, will be daunting.
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.