Big 12 RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Former Texas receiver Ryan Newsome transfers to Arizona State

    Arizona Republic "Ryan Newsome informed Arizona State coach Todd Graham early Saturday morning: He wanted to finish his college career with the Sun Devils. "He was as excited as I've ever heard a coach," Newsome said. A 5-foot-8, 184-pound receiver, Newsome last season played at Texas, appearing in seven..." July 31

  • Ex-Oklahoma State running back Raymond Taylor plans transfer to Tulsa

    Tulsa World "Raymond Taylor has not gone far from Oklahoma State. The former Cowboys running back, a starter for three games in 2015, is planning to join the University of Tulsa as a graduate transfer for the 2016 season. Taylor told the Tulsa World on Friday that he is in Tulsa and hopes to start..." July 31

  • Baylor University Has Allegedly Routinely "Threatened" Survivors of Rape With Sexual Conduct Violations

    Complex "A disturbing report published by the Associated Press early Sunday morning alleges that Baylor University coerced survivors of rape into not reporting their assaults by threatening to make public the details of their assaults to family members. The university also allegedly "pushed" rape survivors..." July 31

  • Texas' Roderick Bernard out for season after car accident

    The Score "Texas running back Roderick Bernard will likely be sidelined for the entire 2016 season after sustaining injuries from a car accident, according to Brian Davis of the Austin American-Statesman. Roderick was in a car accident earlier in the month, however there were no details on the injuries." July 29

  • WVU DE Larry Jefferson Arrested

    The Smoking Musket "Senior defensive end Larry Jefferson was arrested on the morning of July 26. He was found with small amount of marijuana and cocaine. An officer stopped Jefferson on Clay Street around 10 a.m. Tuesday morning. The officer, investigating a weapons brandishing incident, stated he could he smell..." July 28

  • Oklahoma State's Ateman out until October after foot surgery

    The Oklahoman "Oklahoma State’s vaunted wide receiver depth will be tested early this season. Marcell Ateman, a returning starter at wideout, may not make his season debut until October, after recently undergoing surgery to repair a broken bone in his foot. He injured the foot during non-contact summer..." July 28

  • Fired staffer wants court to force Baylor to release Hamilton report

    ESPN "A Baylor athletic department employee who was fired in wake of the sexual assault scandal at the university has asked a Texas court to order the Baylor board of regents to produce the Pepper Hamilton report. Thomas Hill, a former assistant athletic director for community relations and special..." July 28

  • Iowa State recruit shrugs off being hit by a car, receives 103 stitches

    The Score "For all those out there who want to be known as being tough, Iowa State recruit Chase Allen just laid down the gauntlet. The incoming tight end was struck by a car Thursday night outside of the Iowa State practice facility in Ames, Iowa, according to Rance Burger of the Springfield..." July 26

  • Baylor to pay Grobe $1.25M for 2016 season

    The Score "The salary for Jim Grobe's stint as Baylor interim coach will be $1.25 million, an industry source told ESPN's Brett McMurphy on Monday. Grobe's eight-month salary will rank as the third-lowest in the Big 12, ahead of Iowa State's Matt Campbell and Kansas' David Beaty." July 25

  • Former LSU kicker Trent Domingue transferring to Texas

    Gridiron Now "Less than two weeks after he announced he was leaving LSU, kicker Trent Domingue has found a new school. Domingue announced Sunday on Twitter that he has “officially” transferred to Texas." July 24

  • Sooners Football Recruiting | 4-Star OL Marquis Hayes Commits to OU

    Crimson & Cream Machine "After picking up an offer yesterday, 4-Star 2017 OL Marquis Hayes 6-5/315 from Maryland Heights, MO wasted little time announcing his commitment to OU with the following tweet. Hayes is an immensely talented offensive lineman, more than capable of holding his own. Hayes choose the Sooners..." July 21

  • Houston’s Tom Herman blasts media over reports he met with Baylor

    Houston Chronicle "University of Houston football coach Tom Herman's vacation last week was met with a bit of turbulence and he wasn't pleased. A report linked Herman to the Baylor job currently occupied by interim coach Jim Grobe. Herman denied the rumor last week. In front of reporters at the Texas High..." July 21

  • Ex-Baylor star Shawn Oakman indicted for sexual assault

    ESPN "Former Baylor All-America defensive end Shawn Oakman, the school's all-time sack leader, was indicted by a grand jury on charges of second-degree felony sexual assault in Waco, Texas, on Wednesday. Police in Waco arrested Oakman in April after a Baylor graduate student accused him of sexually..." July 20

  • Baylor will play 2016 season with just 70 scholarship players

    Sporting News - NCAAF "The cold, hard numbers facing Baylor football this season will ripple beyond 2016. Interim Bears head coach Jim Grobe, speaking at Big 12 Media Days, revealed that his team will play with around 70 scholarship players. "That's an issue for us right now. I think one of our biggest challenges..." July 19

  • Woman Punched By Joe Mixon: "Almost Immediately, I Was Made To Feel Like It Was My Fault"

    Deadspin "Amelia Molitor was just another college student at Oklahoma—until Sooners running back Joe Mixon punched her in the face at a bar, fracturing multiple bones in her face and requiring surgery that left her jaw wired shut. Afterward, she told the Oklahoman that she worried about retaliation from..." July 18

  • Texas Tech QB Patrick Mahomes' new trick play is a head-turner

    Fox Sports "Kliff Kingsbury said he's never seen a quarterback who can throw from as many different arm angles -- roaming to his right and to his left yet still being accurate and having zip on the ball -- the way his latest star protege Patrick Mahomes can. As a sophomore last season, the Texas Tech QB..." July 18

  • Big 12 Commissioner on Baylor : "It's unrealistic to think these kinds of things are never going to happen"

    OU Daily "Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby got things started at Big 12 Media Days on Monday morning. His opening press conference touched on a myriad of topics, including Baylor's sexual assault scandal. Bowlsby contended Baylor has been "very forthcoming" throughout this process. "Suffice to say as..." July 18

  • Ex-Michigan RB Derrick Green transferring to TCU

    247 Sports "Former Michigan running back Derrick Green has reportedly decided to transfer to the TCU Horned Frogs, sources have told 247Sports. Having completed his degree at Michigan in the spring, Green will be eligible to play immediately for the Horned Frogs." July 15

  • Oklahoma Tops Big 12 Media Preseason Football Poll

    Big 12 Conference "After winning last year's conference title and making an appearance in the 2015 College Football Playoff semifinals, Oklahoma has been chosen as the favorite to win the 2016 championship. The Big 12 football preseason poll is voted on by media representatives who cover the league. This year..." July 14

  • Art Briles will return to coaching by 2017, so he says

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Art Briles’ new business card must read: Former Football Coach, Eternal Optimist. KCEN News in Waco, Texas, reported Wednesday that Briles said he’ll have another head coaching job either in the NFL or NCAA by 2017. Briles was fired by Baylor in May amid controversy surrounding the Bears'..." July 14

  • It's a Fine Line Between Alabama and Baylor

    The Big Lead "Alabama football players Cam Robinson and Hootie Jones were arrested on drug and weapons charges in May. The district attorney, with odd reasoning, declined to pursue charges in June. Coach Nick Saban, in July, confirmed that Robinson and Jones would not be suspended, as long as they don’t play..." July 14

  • Oklahoma State coach Gundy wants to be a Pokemon master

    The Score "Mike Gundy is living proof that even college football coaches are not immune to the whirlwind that is Pokemon GO. The Oklahoma State bench boss clearly does more than practice at Boone Pickens Stadium. Taking to the newest app craze to hit North America, based on the classic Nintendo franchise,..." July 12

  • Baylor WR KD Cannon to have arthroscopic knee surgery

    ESPN "KD Cannon, Baylor's top-returning wide receiver from last season, is scheduled to undergo arthroscopic surgery on his knee Tuesday. A Baylor spokesman called the procedure "minor," but Cannon's timetable to return to the field is unknown. If Cannon has to miss time during the season, it..." July 12

  • Jarrett Stidham confirms he'll transfer from Baylor

    USA Today "Jarrett Stidham, who started three games as a true freshman last season, has joined the exodus from Baylor, which now includes much of the most recent recruiting class. In a statement posted on Twitter, Stidham thanked his coaches, but that he felt he wanted to move on: "This has been a..." July 08

  • Art Briles asks court to remove him from lawsuit against Baylor

    Houston Chronicle "Former Baylor football coach Art Briles filed a motion Wednesday to have Jasmin Hernandez's lawsuit against him dismissed. In March, Hernandez, who was raped by former Baylor football player Tevin Elliott, sued the Baylor board of regents, Briles and former athletic director Ian McCaw, stating..." July 07

  • QB Jarrett Stidham Leaving Baylor, Will Not Play 2016 Season

    Our Daily Bears "Over the past few months, Baylor has lost, either to transfer, release from LOI, or being kicked off the team, at least thirteen football players that we thought would be a part of the 2016/17 Bears. That number includes eight 4* or better members of the 2016 recruiting class, two JUCO DTs that..." July 07

  • TCU playing Notre Dame would be a Frogs coup

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Notre Dame will never regain the national identity it once enjoyed but the Irish remain the Dallas Cowboys and New York Yankees of college football. The Irish have not won a national title since 1988, but it is still a big deal to be Notre Dame and it’s still a big deal to play Notre Dame. And..." July 07

  • Oklahoma AD says Big 12 expansion is dead 'for the time being'

    CBS Sports "Big 12 expansion is dead, according to one of most powerful people in the conference. Oklahoma athletic director Joe Castiglione told CBS Sports the concept of the league growing beyond 10 teams has ended "for the time being." "There aren't any signs that we'll talk anymore about expansion for..." July 06

  • WR Dallis Todd no longer with Sooners

    The Oklahoman "Wide receiver Dallis Todd is no longer a member of the Oklahoma football team and is expected to transfer elsewhere. Todd, a 2014 signee, played in just six games last year and recorded just one catch for nine yards after redshirting his first year on campus. He was one of four receivers in..." July 05

  • Former Tennessee OL Ray Raulerson transfers to West Virginia

    Tennessean "Former Tennessee offensive lineman Ray Raulerson is transferring to West Virginia, the school announced Friday. Raulerson, 6-foot-4 and 287 pounds, played five games in a reserve role for Tennessee as a redshirt freshman in 2015. He will have sit out the 2016 season because of NCAA rules." July 03

  • Oklahoma's Thomas arrested for public intoxication, assault & battery

    ESPN "Oklahoma cornerback Jordan Thomas was arrested and could face charges of interference, public intoxication and assault and battery on Thursday morning, according to the Cleveland County Sheriff's office in Oklahoma. According to Cleveland County Sheriff's office, he was released from custody at..." June 30

  • OL Patrick Hudson, an ex-Baylor recruit, signs with Texas

    ESPN "The recruitment of Patrick Hudson, the No. 56-ranked prospect in the class of 2016, has come to a conclusion. After making an official visit to Oklahoma last weekend, the Under Armour All-America Game offensive lineman ended his recruitment Wednesday committing and signing a financial aid..." June 29

  • Texas pounces on recruits in wake of Baylor scandal

    The Score "Texas continued its pillage of former Baylor signees in the wake of Art Briles' dismissal, landing its fourth former Bear in offensive guard Patrick Hudson on Wednesday. The 6-foot-5, 330-pounder represented the latest win for Charlie Strong on the recruiting trail, as the embattled coach has..." June 29

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