Big 12 RUMORS & NEWS

  • Which college basketball coaches are on the hot seat?

    CBS Sports "There ended up being just one coaching change in college basketball's top seven conferences in the 2020 cycle with Steve Forbes taking over for Danny Manning at Wake Forest. With universities bracing for the financial impact of the COVID-19 crisis, many that may have made..." February 24

  • Baylor-West Virginia pushed back as Big 12 revises schedule

    The Score "Thursday's scheduled Big 12 battle between No. 2 Baylor and No. 10 West Virginia has been pushed back to March 2, the conference announced Tuesday. Baylor was originally scheduled to host the game, but now the contest will move to West Virginia. The..." February 23

  • Why layoff shouldn't worry Baylor

    CBS Sports "As No. 2 Baylor creeps closer to its scheduled return on Tuesday against Iowa State following 21 days between games, questions will arise about how the undefeated Bears will fare after such a long layoff. Will Baylor simply resume its systematic annihilation of all..." February 19

  • No. 12 Texas at No. 9 Oklahoma men's basketball game postponed due to winter weather

    Yardbarker "The No. 12-ranked Texas Longhorns and No. 9-ranked Oklahoma Sooners just aren't meant to play each other this week.  Both Texas and Oklahoma confirmed that this week's men's basketball game between the two programs is indefinitely postponed due to..." February 17

  • No. 2 Baylor plans to play in Big 12 Tournament despite recent COVID-19 game postponements

    247 Sports "The No. 2 Baylor Bears are currently battling through COVID-19 issues and have had to delay multiple basketball games in the Big 12. Conference. But even that being the case, Baylor does not plan to skip the Big 12 Tournament next month, athletic director Mack Rhoades told CBS Sports.com..." February 11

  • Texas Tech coach Chris Beard sits on floor, bumps fists with Bob Huggins to earn hilarious ejection

    CBS Sports "Texas Tech coach Chris Beard launched into a tirade directed at the officials that got him ejected in the final minute of the No. 7 Red Raiders' 82-71 loss to No. 14 West Virginia on Tuesday. Included in Beard's diatribe was a moment in which he sat on the court, then gave a fist bump..." February 10

  • Who are the title contenders from outside the top 10?

    CBS Sports "The past two national champions -- Virginia in 2019 and Villanova in 2018 -- ranked in the top five throughout February, cementing their status as title contenders during the regular season and morphing into somewhat predictable champions. But the past decade has seen some..." February 10

  • No. 2 Baylor postpones three more games

    ESPN "Baylor, the No. 2 men's basketball team in the country and one of two two undefeated teams remaining, is postponing three more games, the school announced Monday. The decision is in accordance with Big 12 men's basketball interruption guidelines. Baylor had..." February 08

  • College basketball misery index: Michigan State continues to plummet; Texas falters

    USA Today "Losses for men's college basketball teams in February are bad for multiple reasons. For starters, the losses in conference play only hinder NCAA Tournament résumés — whether for seeding or inclusion. Most notably, they can signal  a lack of momentum..." February 05

  • Baylor postpones two upcoming matchups

    CBS Sports "Baylor coach Scott Drew and the Big 12 announced Thursday that undefeated No. 2 Bears will have their next two games postponed, with Baylor citing "the Big 12 Conference men's basketball interruption guidelines" as the reason. Baylor was set to host TCU on Saturday and play at No...." February 04

  • 10 storylines to watch as Big Dance approaches

    The Score "As an unprecedented college basketball season approaches its climax, there's still plenty that needs to be settled ahead of Selection Sunday. Here are 10 storylines to watch in the final month before the Madness begins. Gonzaga pursuing perfection Typically,..." February 01

  • Texas' Shaka Smart says he had 'significant' COVID-19 symptoms

    Yahoo! Sports "Longhorns coach Shaka Smart will be back with No. 6 Texas when it takes on No. 2 Baylor on Tuesday night, having fully recovered from his bout with COVID-19. Smart, though, said that experience wasn’t fun — as he battled “significant”..." February 01

  • Kentucky Wildcats cancel basketball game vs. Texas Longhorns, pause team activities for 48 hours due to virus

    ESPN "Kentucky's men's basketball program is pausing team activities and the Wildcats' game against No. 5 Texas on Saturday has been canceled, the school announced Friday. The school will reevaluate in 48 hours whether the Wildcats can resume..." January 30

  • Saturday's Texas-Kentucky game canceled due to COVID-19

    247 Sports "Kentucky’s battle with Texas this weekend in the Big 12/SEC Challenge has been canceled due to COVID-19 issues for the Wildcats. Kentucky has been put on a 48-hour pause, according to the release the school sent out on Friday morning. “The Kentucky men’s basketball..." January 29

  • Finding the flaws for the top 10 national championship contenders

    CBS Sports "No college basketball team is perfect. Most of them have at least one flaw -- many of them more than one. But it takes just six consecutive wins to reach the pinnacle of college basketball in March Madness. It's all about minimizing blemishes, maximizing strengths, banding together for a..." January 27

  • Shaka Smart says he’s COVID-19 positive, status of Tuesday’s OU game unclear

    KXAN "Texas Longhorns basketball coach Shaka Smart says he tested positive for COVID-19 and is in isolation away from the team and his family, according to a post on his Twitter account. The Longhorns were expected to host Oklahoma on Tuesday following a week off due to COVID-19 issues at..." January 25

  • Star Cade Cunningham sits due to COVID-19 protocols

    CBS Sports "Oklahoma State star freshman Cade Cunningham missed Saturday's game vs. No. 2 Baylor as the Bears cruised to a comfortable 81-66 win at Gallagher-Iba Arena. Cunningham was unable to play because of COVID-19 protocols, according to CBS announcer Tom McCarthy. The Cowboys were..." January 23

  • College basketball players who were snubbed from rankings

    CBS Sports "With 357 teams comprising Division I college basketball, there was only room for 0.28 players per team on our list of the sport's top 101 players that was published in November. Sure, the Ivy League and a couple other teams have since dropped out of the 2020-21 season, but when..." January 20

  • TCU men’s basketball games postponed this week as Jamie Dixon tests positive for COVID

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "TCU men’s basketball coach Jamie Dixon has tested positive for COVID-19. Dixon made the announcement on social media Monday night, shortly after the Big 12 announced that it had postponed TCU’s games against Texas Tech and Texas this..." January 19

  • Baylor's Kim Mulkey: NCAA basketball season goes on because 'almighty dollar' trumps health

    ESPN "Baylor women's basketball coach Kim Mulkey, who returned to the sideline Saturday for the first time since Dec. 19, said she is feeling OK physically after having experienced COVID-19. But when asked if she is concerned about the season being completed amid a pandemic, she didn't mince..." January 17

  • Oklahoma State-Oklahoma men's basketball game postponed due to COVID-19

    Fox 23 " Saturday’s men’s basketball matchup between the Oklahoma Sooners and Oklahoma State Cowboys has been postponed, a source told FOX23 Sports Director Nathan Thompson on Friday. The first of this season’s Bedlam games will be held off as the Cowboys deal with..." January 15

  • While Gonzaga and Baylor stand out, Juwan Howard is quietly building a contender at Michigan

    Yahoo! Sports "Gonzaga looks like the team to beat this year, Baylor is a close second and the third hottest team in college basketball is ... Michigan? It’s true. The Wolverines are now 11-0 after destroying No. 9 Wisconsin on Tuesday night, 77-54. Wisconsin was a fierce..." January 14

  • Oscar Tshiebwe picks Wildcats in transfer from West Virginia

    Kentucky Sports "It took a little longer than John Calipari had originally hoped, but his wish has finally come true. Oscar Tshiebwe will be a Kentucky Wildcat. It was announced Sunday that Tshiebwe — a 6-foot-9, 260-pound center from Lubumbashi, Congo — plans to transfer to..." January 11

  • Texas Longhorns' Andrew Jones hits game-winner 3 years after leukemia diagnosis

    ESPN "Three years to the day of being diagnosed with leukemia, Texas guard Andrew Jones made a game-winning 3-pointer with 1.1 seconds left to give the No. 4 Longhorns' a 72-70 win over No. 14 West Virginia. Down by one in the final minute, Texas allowed West..." January 09

  • 4-Star Recruit Nimari Burnett Reportedly Leaving Texas Tech Basketball Program

    Bleacher Report "Texas Tech freshman guard Nimari Burnett is opting out of the 2020-21 season, according to The Athletic's Shams Charania.  Burnett, who averaged 5.3 points and 0.9 assists through 12 games with the Red Raiders, "will continue his basketball training" and is..." January 07

  • Surprise star players emerging during the 2020-21 college basketball season

    CBS Sports "One of college basketball's best qualities is its unpredictably -- a trait that manifests itself most prominently during the NCAA Tournament. However, it's also a virtue of the sport that's on display months before March Madness starts coming together in the form of..." January 06

  • West Virginia Oscar Tshiebwe stepping away from team for personal reasons

    CBS Sports "West Virginia sophomore Oscar Tshiebwe is stepping away from the program due to personal reasons, Mountaineers coach Bob Huggins announced on Friday. Tshiebwe, a sophomore, is averaging 8.5 points and 7.8 rebounds per game this season.  "Oscar has our full..." January 01