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Bold, aggressive Big Ten leaves door open for more expansion

Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren talked Tuesday about the conference being bold and aggressive as college sports goes through a period of sweeping change, and he left the door open for more expansion after adding Southern California and UCLA in the offseason's biggest move.

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New Big 12 commissioner Brett Yormark: Kansas 'a big part of what we're building'

Incoming Big 12 commissioner Brett Yormark said Kansas is "a pillar school in the conference" whose success is central to that of Big 12's amid continual conference realignment. By Zac Boyer

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New Big 12 Commissioner Brett Yormark declares conference 'open for business'

New Big 12 Commissioner Brett Yormark declared Wednesday the league “open for business,” saying that while nothing is imminent all options will be considered as he takes over with conference realignment again shaking college sports.

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Chancellor Douglas Girod says Kansas will 'land in a good place' as college athletics goes through another round of realignment

Chancellor Douglas Girod on Thursday expressed confidence Kansas will "land in a good place" as conference realignment again grips college athletics, but didn't quite rule out that place could be somewhere other than the Big 12. By Chad Lawhorn

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UCLA, USC's move to Big Ten may mean conferences undergo another seismic shift

UCLA and USC bolting the Pac-12 for the Big Ten could be part of a tectonic shift — not just because of the schools involved but because it happened when the NCAA is looking to take a more decentralized approach to governing college athletics.

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One year into NCAA's NIL endorsement era, questions emerge about its future

The first year of the athlete compensation era in college sports evolved into almost everything the NCAA didn't want when it gave the green light last summer.

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UCLA, USC accepted into Big Ten; moves come as Big 12 is in process of rebuilding

Nearly a year after Texas and Oklahoma shook up the college sports landscape by deciding to leave the Big 12 for the SEC, UCLA and USC have done so again.

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Big 12 picks Roc Nation's Brett Yormark as next commissioner

Brett Yormark, an executive with Jay-Z's Roc Nation and former CEO of the Brooklyn Nets, was named Big 12 commissioner Wednesday, another unconventional hire by a major conference amid the rapidly changing landscape of college athletics.

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NCAA denies Oklahoma State appeal, Cowboys get postseason ban

The NCAA on Wednesday upheld a one-year postseason ban and other penalties against the Oklahoma State men’s basketball program.

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KU relies on stingy defense to stifle Texas Tech 67-50 for first Big 12 win

A struggle in the paint for Texas Tech and an inspired defense by Kansas led to the Jayhawks defeating the Red Raiders 67-50 Saturday night.

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Big 12 coaches notebook: Iowa State's Matt Campbell handling higher expectations

Arlington, Texas — Five league coaches wrapped up the second and final day of Big 12 Media Days at AT&T Stadium on Tuesday.

Kansas women’s basketball falls to West Virginia

The Kansas women’s basketball dropped its 9th straight game in a 75-61 home loss to West Virginia on Saturday. Kylee Kopatich and Christalah Lyons were the only players to score in double figures with each putting up 17 points. Austin Richardson added 9 points off of 3-for-7 clip from 3-point range.

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Matt Tait: Big 12 men's basketball race far from a foregone conclusion

With the fifth-ranked Kansas men’s basketball team now less than a week away from the actual start of its run toward a 15th consecutive Big 12 Conference regular season title, the conference’s list of true challengers has basically been divided right down the middle, with four teams looking like real threats, four teams currently struggling and one team — Kansas State — split down the middle as a sort of unknown because of an injury to star forward Dean Wade. By Matt Tait

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Big 12 tournament to stay put; league also announces series with Big East

The Big 12 men’s basketball tournament will remain in Kansas City. Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby made two announcements during his brief press conference at the Big 12 Media Day Wednesday morning at the Sprint Center, one of which included that the conference has selected Kansas City to serve as the host site for the Phillips 66 men’s and women’s basketball championships in a multi-year agreement that will run from 2021-24.

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Notebook: RB Pooka Williams cleared for debut ‘late, late’ Friday night

Exactly what kept Pooka Williams out of the Kansas football lineup a week earlier remained unclear following the freshman running back’s debut Saturday, which sparked a 31-7 road win at Central Michigan. Following KU’s victory at Kelly/Shorts Stadium seven days later, head coach David Beaty did not offer many specifics when asked how it was determined Williams could suit up and participate in the game at CMU.

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