Big 12 RUMORS & NEWS

  • Texas Tech opens Big 12 slate with rout of Kansas

    The Sports Xchange "Junior quarterback Patrick Mahomes II passed for 277 yards and four touchdowns before leaving with an injured passing shoulder as Texas Tech registered a 55-19 victory over Kansas on Friday night in the Big 12 opener for both squads in Lubbock, Texas. Junior quarterback Nic Shimonek passed..." September 30

  • Tech QB Mahomes exits Big 12 opener with upper arm injury; Kingsbury: 'Sounds like he should be OK'

    Sports Day "Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes exited Texas Tech's Big 12 opener against Kansas with an upper arm injury. Mahomes walked off the field and was immediately attended by the Texas Tech trainers." September 30

  • Russell leads No. 16 Baylor past Oklahoma State

    The Sports Xchange "WACO, Texas -- Baylor quarterback Seth Russell served notice that the Bears' passing game is as potent as ever. Russell threw for 387 yards and four touchdowns to propel No. 16 Baylor past Oklahoma State 35-24 on Saturday night at McLane Stadium. When Oklahoma State tied the game at 21..." September 25

  • Kansas State rolls in game halted by lightning

    The Sports Xchange "Fullback Winston Dimel had multiple touchdowns for the second straight week as Kansas State easily defeated Missouri State 35-0 Saturday night at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kan. The game was called at halftime because of lightning in the area. Following a delay of 55 minutes..." September 25

  • West Virginia holds off late BYU rally

    The Sports Xchange "LANDOVER, Md. -- Skyler Howard threw for 332 yards, Rushel Shell ran for two scores and West Virginia finished non-conference play unbeaten by holding off Brigham Young 35-32 on Saturday. The Mountaineers (3-0) assembled first-half touchdown drives of 86 and 88 yards, and Howard capped a..." September 24

  • Iowa State routs San Jose State

    The Sports Xchange "Iowa State's quarterback tandem of sophomore Jacob Park and junior Joel Lanning combined for five touchdown passes as the Cyclones routed San Jose State 44-10 on Saturday in Ames, Iowa, for their first victory of the season. Park, a Georgia transfer, was 15-of-19 passing for 165 yards and..." September 24

  • TCU uses big second half to crush SMU

    The Sports Xchange "Junior quarterback Kenny Hill passed for 452 yards and two touchdowns as TCU registered a 33-3 victory over host SMU in a nonconference game at Dallas. Junior receiver John Diarse had six catches for 139 yards and one touchdown for the Horned Frogs (3-1). Junior running back Kyle Hicks..." September 24

  • Texas' Kent Perkins arrested for DWI

    Dallas Morning News "A University of Texas football player from Lake Highlands was charged with driving while intoxicated after he was arrested early Friday in Austin, police say. Kent Perkins was detained early Friday at 18th and San Antonio streets about 3 a.m, KVUE-TV reported. According to online records,..." September 23

  • Texas Tech outscores Louisiana Tech

    The Sports Xchange "Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes II threw for 470 yards with five touchdown passes in host Texas Tech's 59-45 victory over Louisiana Tech in a nonconference game on Saturday night. Mahomes, who completed 26 of 36 passes without an interception, reached the 300-yard passing mark for the..." September 18

  • Rudolph passes for 540 yards in Oklahoma State win

    The Sports Xchange "Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph passed for a school record 540 yards and tossed two touchdowns Saturday to lead the Cowboys to a 45-38 win over Pittsburgh. One week after an emotional and controversial loss to Central Michigan and enduring a nearly two-hour lightning delay that left..." September 17

  • Memphis takes advantage of miscues, mauls Kansas

    The Sports Xchange "Memphis converted four first-half turnovers into a touchdown and two field goals, the offense compiled 398 yards and the Tigers cruised to a 43-7 win over Kansas on Saturday at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in Memphis, Tenn. Quarterback Riley Ferguson completed 15 of 24 passes for 189 yards..." September 17

  • Fast start lifts Kansas State in rout of Florida Atlantic

    The Sports Xchange "Kansas State had a little more than two weeks to prepare and Florida Atlantic paid the price. The Wildcats scored touchdowns on their first four possessions and led by 42 points at halftime of a 63-7 victory on Saturday at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. Kansas State (1-1) had touchdown..." September 17

  • Hicks, TCU run past Iowa State

    The Sports Xchange "Junior running back Kyle Hicks rushed for 117 yards and one touchdown and also caught a scoring reception as TCU cruised to a 41-20 victory over Iowa State in the Big 12 opener for both teams at Fort Worth, Texas. Junior quarterback Kenny Hill passed for 219 yards and one touchdown and added..." September 17

  • Rice marching band mocks Baylor sexual assault scandal with Art Briles in attendance

    USA Today "During the Rice-Baylor game on Friday night, Rice’s marching band, called the Marching Owl Band (MOB), referenced Baylor’s sexual assault scandal in their halftime performance with former coach Art Briles in attendance. They formed “IX” for Title IX, in reference to the lawsuits Baylor is..." September 17

  • Mike Gundy: Cowboys shouldn't host if Big 12 refs can't be used

    ESPN "Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy said Monday that he would be against playing a nonconference home game without a Big 12 officiating crew again. On Saturday, the Cowboys lost to Central Michigan 30-27 on a Hail Mary after the Chippewas were incorrectly allowed to run a play with no time left on..." September 12

  • TCU staff says Kenny Hill's gesture not a throat slash

    Fox Sports "Kenny Hill's gesture in the Arkansas game that drew a 15-yard penalty was actually a gesture where the TCU QB was making the sign for "rising kings", not a throat slash, according to Horned Frogs staffers. The move, though, drew a flag and enabled the Hogs to have a short field and come back to..." September 12

  • Ballage ties NCAA record in Arizona State win

    The Sports Xchange "Kalen Ballage tied an NCAA record with eight touchdowns to lead Arizona State to a 68-55 victory over visiting Texas Tech in a shootout Saturday night at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Ariz. Ballage ran for 137 yards and seven touchdowns and also hauled in a 39-yard touchdown pass for Arizona..." September 11

  • Arkansas slays No. 15 TCU in double overtime

    The Sports Xchange "FORT WORTH, Texas -- Earlier in the game, Arkansas quarterback Austin Allen remembered being stuffed by TCU's defense on third-and-short. The Razorbacks went back to the same play with the outcome hanging in the balance in double overtime. This time, Allen and his lineman found something..." September 11

  • Howard leads Mountaineers to victory

    The Sports Xchange "Skyler Howard threw five touchdowns, riddling Youngstown State with deep passes, and West Virginia overcame an early scare to prevail 38-21 at home Saturday. The Mountaineers (2-0) trailed 14-7 late in the first half but piled up 624 yards and improved to 17-0 all-time against FCS teams...." September 10

  • QB Buechele leads No. 11 Texas past UTEP

    The Sports Xchange "AUSTIN, Texas -- It might have been expected that Texas would experience a bit of a letdown against UTEP on Saturday after its huge win over Notre Dame just six days before. And there's no doubt that the 11th-ranked Longhorns were handicapped with injuries that kept three of their starting..." September 10

  • Oklahoma runs past Louisiana-Monroe 59-17

    The Sports Xchange "NORMAN, Okla. -- A week ago, Oklahoma offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley struggled to bring much balance to the offense with a limited Samaje Perine in the lineup. Saturday night in the Sooners' home opener against Louisiana-Monroe, there wasn't much of any kind of struggled for..." September 10

  • Central Michigan stuns No. 22 Oklahoma State

    The Sports Xchange "STILLWATER, Okla. -- Central Michigan, literally out of time, stunned No. 22-ranked Oklahoma State on the final play of the game on Saturday, completing a wild 30-27 upset that lingers with controversy. Following the game, game referee Tim O'Dey -- heading a crew of Mid-America Conference..." September 10

  • Windham leads Ohio past Kansas

    The Sports Xchange "Senior quarterback Greg Windham passed for 167 yards and added a game-high 146 yards rushing on Saturday to help Ohio upend Kansas 37-21 at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, Kan. Junior running back Dorian Brown added 122 yards on 20 carries as the Bobcats of the Mid-American Conference improved..." September 10

  • Baylor's Johnny Jefferson won't return this season due to 'personal issues'

    Sports Day "Baylor running back Johnny Jefferson will miss the entire 2016 season due to 'personal issues,' interim head coach Jim Grobe said in a statement on Friday. Jefferson missed the season opener against Northwestern State last week with a foot injury from being stepped on at practice and sore ribs..." September 10

  • Art Briles apologizes amid questions about Baylor sex assault case investigation

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Former Baylor football coach Art Briles is out of a job because of a perceived lack of control or concern regarding a culture of sexual abuse in Waco. He told reporters in August he did nothing wrong. Now, in his first television interview since his dismissal, Briles is apologizing and vowing to..." September 08

  • Texas, Texas A&M make huge leaps in NCAA 1-128 Re-rank

    USA Today "Alabama handily defeated Southern California to more than justify its perch atop the USA TODAY Sports’ 1-128 ranking of the Football Bowl Subdivision. Other teams from the Southeastern Conference weren’t so lucky. Mississippi, Tennessee, Florida, LSU, Auburn, Mississippi State, Vanderbilt and..." September 06

  • Texas Tech players go nuts as team holds WWE 'Monday Night Raw' at practice

    CBS Sports "Texas Tech deserved a little something special after a nice 69-17 win against Stephen F. Austin over the weekend. Kliff Kingsbury's squad worked out some kinks, got star quarterback Patrick Mahomes rolling and set the stage for what should be a great Week 2 matchup with Arizona State. While..." September 06

  • West Virginia loses offensive tackle Yodny Cajuste for the season

    Fox Sports "West Virginia got some bad news Sunday after an MRI revealed that standout offensive tackle Yodny Cajuste sustained a right knee (ACL) injury Saturday during the Missouri game and will miss the remainder of the season. The 6-5, 305-pound former basketball player has blossomed into a terrific..." September 05

  • Swoopes, Longhorns power past Irish in 2nd OT

    The Sports Xchange "AUSTIN, Texas -- With Texas in dire need of a signature victory to propel the proud program back into the college football echelon, the Longhorns turned to a tried-and-true strategy, man-on-man, stop-us-if-you-can, smash-mouth football with the game in the balance. Backup quarterback Tyrone..." September 05

  • Texas Tech trounces overmatched Stephen F. Austin

    The Sports Xchange "Patrick Mahomes II passed for four touchdowns and a career-high 483 yards and ran for two more scores while playing just 2 1/2 quarters as Texas Tech manhandled Stephen F. Austin 69-17 Saturday at Jones AT&T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas. Mahomes, coming off a season in which he led the Big 12..." September 04

  • Browning's late TD lifts Northern Iowa past Iowa State

    The Sports Xchange "J'Veyon Browning scored a one-yard touchdown with 2:49 remaining in the fourth quarter to help visiting Northern Iowa upset Iowa State 25-20 on Saturday night at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames, Iowa. Quarterback Aaron Bailey completed 15-of-27 passes for 135 yards and rushed for 114 yards on 24..." September 04

  • Hill helps TCU outslug South Dakota State

    The Sports Xchange "FORT WORTH, Texas -- TCU didn't leave much to chance against lower-level opponents in coach Gary Patterson's previous 15 seasons. The Horned Frogs lost a shocker at home to Northwestern (La.) State in 2001, Patterson's first season. Lesson learned, and TCU since then cruised to 9-0 against..." September 04

  • Howard shakes injury, helps West Virginia win

    The Sports Xchange "MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Quarterback Skyler Howard returned from a first-half injury scare and West Virginia's rebuilt defense proved resilient until the final two minutes in a 26-11 win over Missouri on Saturday. Justin Crawford ran for 101 yards and a score, Rushel Shell ripped off a 23-yard..." September 03

  • No. 15 Houston upends No. 3 Oklahoma

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- Tom Herman initially had no intention of trying to replicate Auburn's famous "Kick Six" from 2013. But a timeout gave Houston's coach time to reconsider, he put Brandon Wilson back at the back of the end zone and his cornerback made the day's most memorable play, returning a..." September 03

  • No. 21 Oklahoma State rolls past SE Louisiana

    The Sports Xchange "STILLWATER, Okla. -- One play ignited Oklahoma State and sent Southeastern Louisiana sinking. The No. 21-ranked Cowboys recovered a botched punt return for a touchdown -- on Southeastern Louisiana's first touch of the ball -- and romped to a 61-7 win in the season opener for both teams at..." September 03

  • KU found former football player had 'non-consensual sex' with rower

    Kansas City Star "The University of Kansas concluded a former KU football player accused of sexually assaulting two former KU women’s rowers had "non-consensual sex" with one and violated the school’s sexual harassment policy in the case of the other. The findings were the result of investigations by KU’s office..." September 03

  • Kansas dumps URI to end 15-game skid

    The Sports Xchange "Two quarterbacks, junior Montell Cozart and sophomore Ryan Willis, split duties Saturday for Kansas and helped the Jayhawks snap a 15-game losing streak with a 55-6 rout of Rhode Island at Lawrence, Kan. Kansas carried the longest losing streak in the Football Bowl Subdivision following an..." September 03

  • Kliff Kingsbury chose coaching over a MBA because of unpaid parking tickets

    The Comeback "Colleges and universities take parking tickets seriously. I once had to pay a leftover $85 fine to Ball State to get my transcript. I was not pleased. But Texas Tech coach and former Red Raider quarterback Kliff Kingsbury took it to a whole different level." September 03

  • Baylor blasts Northwestern State in opening win

    The Sports Xchange "WACO, Texas -- The No. 23 Baylor Bears exorcised the Northwestern State Demons and perhaps some of their own to begin the 2016 season. The Baylor defense forced Northwestern State backward for most of the first half and its offense clicked with its usual precision on the way to a 55-7..." September 03

  • Kansas football settling first-team reps with Rock-Paper-Scissors

    Sportsnaut "The Kansas Jayhawks still don’t know who will start at quarterback when they host the Rhode Island Rams Saturday. Both Montell Cozart and Ryan Willis have a shot at becoming the starter for Kansas football, and their practice reps have been determined of late by a game of chance. We’re not sure..." August 31

  • Baylor receiver suspended three games for abusing his dog

    Fox Sports "Baylor wide receiver Ishmael Zamora will sit out the first three games of this upcoming season following the publication of a video that showed him abusing his dog earlier this summer. The team announced the suspension in a press release this week. In addition to the three-game ban, the..." August 31

  • Jesse Ertz named K-State starting quarterback

    The Topeka Capital-Journal "The Big 12 began its weekly football coaches teleconference Monday and the first two coaches, Charlie Strong of Texas and David Beaty of Kansas, said they would not name a starting quarterback until game day. When Kansas State coach Bill Snyder came on the line, he faced the same question. Last..." August 29

  • Baylor suspends starting safety Chance Waz for first two games

    College Football Talk "Even as Baylor looks to put a tumultuous offseason in the rearview mirror, the football team simply can’t get away from the dark cloud hanging over the program. Interim head coach Jim Grobe announced Monday that Chance Waz has been suspended for the Bears’ first two games of the upcoming..." August 29

  • QB Kai Locksley now listed as a receiver on Texas roster

    Hook'em "First, Jerrod Heard, and now Kai Locksley. Everybody wants — or is being forced — to play receiver at Texas. Locksley is now listed as a receiver on the official Texas roster. Various Internet sites have hinted that Locksley, the fourth-string quarterback, was working out at receiver in recent..." August 28

  • Texas Tech football using fake ‘cute girl’ Twitter accounts to track players

    Sportsnaut "Being a college football player is hard these days, with pitfalls aplenty. One pitfall that gets teams and players in trouble on a regular basis is social media, which is why Texas Tech is using subterfuge to track its players’ social media accounts. Speaking with A.J. Hawk on The HawkCast..." August 26

  • Report: Baylor’s Travon Blanchard to undergo knee surgery

    Today's U "Feared to have a torn meniscus, Baylor cornerback Travon Blanchard will undergo surgery to repair that injury on Wednesday morning, Jessica Morrey of KCEN tweets. David Smoak of ESPN 1660 places the junior corner’s timeline in a positive light considering the prospective surgery being set to..." August 26

  • TCU names Kenny Hill starting QB

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Opting for the demonstrated ability of Kenny Hill, TCU named the former Southlake Carroll star its starting quarterback for the season opener Sept. 3 against South Dakota State. It will be Hill’s first action since 2014, when he began the season as the starter at Texas A&M and set a school..." August 26

  • PETA Demands Drug Tests For Baylor Player ... After Dog Abuse Vid

    TMZ "PETA has declared WAR on the scumbag Baylor football player who beat up his dog -- calling for an immediate steroids test, claiming increased testosterone may have contributed to his violent rage. Sophomore wide receiver Ishmael Zamora has been under serious fire ever since footage surfaced..." August 23

  • Oklahoma's Rodney Anderson out for season with neck injury

    Sports Day "Oklahoma running back Rodney Anderson will miss the 2016 season with a neck injury sustained in an intrasquad scrimmage Thursday, coach Bob Stoops announced Friday. Anderson missed most of the 2015 season after breaking his leg on a kickoff return in the second game of the year against..." August 20

  • Ex-LSU WR Tyron Johnson transferring to Oklahoma State

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Former LSU wide receiver Tyron is set to officially transfer to Oklahoma state, according to the sophomore receiver. Johnson was granted a release from LSU on August 11, precluding a transfer to an SEC program, but giving him the freedom to join any other program in the country. Oklahoma State..." August 20

  • Baylor to discipline WR Ishmael Zamora after dog abuse

    USA Today "Baylor coach Jim Grobe told the Waco Tribune-Herald that wide receiver Ishmael Zamora, captured on video whipping a dog in June, will be disciplined but will continue to practice with the Bears' football team. The video, obtained by KXXV NewsChannel 25 in Waco, shows Zamora hitting the dog with..." August 19

  • Ex-Baylor President Ken Starr Resigns After Rape Scandal

    Black Sports Online "Ex-Baylor President, turned law professor Ken Starr has finally severed all ties with the embattled university, amid a plethora of disturbing rape accusations, involving student-athletes." August 19

  • Art Briles: "I’ve Never Done Anything Illegal, Immoral, Unethical"

    Deadspin "Former Baylor head football coach Art Briles, who was fired in May after an investigation into a massive sexual assault scandal involving the program, has visited a couple of NFL teams’ training camps this summer. Today, he showed up at the Houston Texans’ facility and talked to reporters. While..." August 16

  • Iowa State's top lineman Jake Campos out indefinitely with leg injury

    Des Moines Register "Iowa State could play the season without its most experienced offensive lineman after starting tackle Jake Campos injured a leg during a closed scrimmage Sunday. “Jake Campos suffered a lower leg injury (Sunday) in practice," coach Matt Campbell said Monday morning in a statement. "He is out..." August 15

  • Baylor's Johnny Jefferson out for 'a while' following car accident

    The Score "Baylor interim head coach Jim Grobe announced that running back Johnny Jefferson would be out "a while" with sore ribs following a car accident he was involved in over the weekend, according to Max Olsen of ESPN. Jefferson, who has also been nursing a foot injury, posted a photo of the accident..." August 15

  • West Virginia S Dravon Askew-Henry sidelined for season with knee injury

    Yahoo! Sports "West Virginia’s secondary will be without Dravon Askew-Henry in 2016. The team said Friday that Askew-Henry would miss the season with a torn left ACL. “This is a tremendous loss for our football team,” WVU coach Dana Holgorsen said in a statement. “Without a doubt Dravon was one of our..." August 13

  • DeAndre McNeal to transfer from Texas

    Sports Day "Sophomore wide receiver DeAndre McNeal will transfer from Texas, according to 247sports.His decision comes in the wake of his indefinite suspension for violating team rules on August 3. According to 247sports, McNeal requested his release from the program on Wednesday. He is barred from..." August 13

  • Oklahoma CB Jordan Thomas won't face charges, will play in opener

    Yahoo! Sports "Oklahoma starting cornerback Jordan Thomas will reportedly be available for the Sooners’ season opener. Thomas was facing several charges stemming from a June 30 arrest for public intoxication. However, according to SoonerScoop.com, Thomas will not be charged. SoonerScoop reported Thursday..." August 13

  • Assaulted Kansas rowers had to cheer football team

    Deadspin "Kansas is currently being sued by two former rowers who say they were raped by the same football player. The player was investigated and expelled, but in their lawsuits both women say the university still violated Title IX in many ways. They claim that they suffered retaliation from the rowing..." August 13

  • WVU’s leading returning tackler suffers torn ACL, lost for season

    College Football Talk "With the start of the new season a little over three weeks away, West Virginia’s defense has taken a significant punch to the gut. WVU confirmed Friday that Dravon Askew-Henry sustained a torn ACL in his left knee during practice Wednesday. As a result, the junior safety will be sidelined for..." August 12

  • Art Briles visits Cowboys camp, says he expects to get another job

    Larry Brown Sports "Disgraced former Baylor football coach Art Briles turned up in Dallas Cowboys camp on Tuesday and spoke of his expectation that he’ll find a new job somewhere sooner rather than later. Briles told reporters in Oxnard, California on Tuesday that he expects to find a new job during the next cycle..." August 10

  • TCU, Gary Patterson agree to contract extension through 2022

    College Football Talk "Not that there was much doubt, but it doesn’t appear the Gary Patterson Era at TCU will be ending anytime soon. TCU announced in a press release Tuesday that Patterson has signed a new contract agreement with the university. The long-time head coach is now signed through the 2022 season; his..." August 09

  • Ex-Alabama receiver Daylon Charlot heading to Kansas

    KU Sports "Earlier this week, wide receiver Daylon Charlot announced he was leaving the powerhouse football program at Alabama. On Thursday evening, he surprised Kansas fans by tweeting out his decision to join David Beaty and the Jayhawks. “I would love to thank (Beaty) for the opportunity,” the..." August 05

  • Ex-Kansas TE Kent Taylor transfers to UTEP

    Miner Rush "There were rumbles that it was going to happen, and on Thursday it pretty much became official according to Bret Bloomquist of the El Paso Times. Former Kansas, and Florida tight end Kent Taylor is in Ruidoso prepping for the 2016 season as a Miner. Taylor played in 11 games last season at..." August 05

  • Shawn Oakman -- Ex-Baylor Star Pleads Not Guilty ... In Rape Case

    TMZ "Ex-Baylor football star Shawn Oakman is adamant he did not rape a woman in his apartment back in April ... and has formally entered a not guilty plea with the court. As we previously reported, the 24-year-old defensive end was charged with 2nd degree sexual assault after a woman said he forced..." August 05

  • Texas' DeAndre McNeal suspended for violating team rules

    Sports Day "Texas has suspended sophomore receiver DeAndre McNeal indefinitely for violating team rules, the school confirmed Wednesday afternoon. The news was first reported by Orangebloods.com, which indicated that McNeal will remain on the roster but is not expected to start training camp with his..." August 04

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