Big 12 RUMORS & NEWS

  • Sooners Land Another UCLA Transfer in Chris Murray

    SI "Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley said on March 9, one day before spring practice (and three days before everything was shut down was shut down) that the Sooners need to be better on the offensive line and that shakeups were likely coming. On Thursday, Riley added another potential piece..." April 02

  • Oklahoma's Lincoln Riley thinks the world will need football by September

    The Oklahoman "Lincoln Riley can’t imagine a fall without football. “I feel by September, the world is going to need football,” the OU football coach said Tuesday on a conference call with reporters. “Hopefully, I think a lot of that will be determined by our country’s..." April 01

  • Tom Herman and College Coaches Upset About COVID-19 Restrictions Just Don't Get it

    12 Up "Over the weekend, the Big 12 announced new policies and guidelines for student-athletes to follow during the coronavirus pandemic. In short, the conference basically implemented further restrictions that limit the access and interactions that coaches can have with their..." March 31

  • NCAA grants additional season of eligibility for spring-sport athletes impacted by coronavirus

    CBS Sports "The NCAA Division I Council voted Monday to permit an additional season of competition and eligibility to all spring-sport athletes who were unable to complete the 2019-20 athletic year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The decision does not apply to athletes in winter sports like basketball..." March 30

  • Lincoln Riley does not think layoff will hurt Oklahoma QB competition

    Yardbarker "Oklahoma only got one spring practice in before the rest were canceled due to the school’s coronavirus changes. The spring football game was canceled as well, but Lincoln Riley is not too worried about adverse effects on the team’s quarterbacks. Last year’s graduate..." March 29

  • Texas QB Sam Ehlinger announces GoFundMe page for COVID-19 relief

    Dallas Morning News "Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger took to Twitter on Friday morning to announce the launch of his GoFundMe page in an effort to provide relief to those affected by COVID-19. Ehlinger set the donation goal at $1 million for his campaign, which has already surpassed the $12,000 mark from..." March 27

  • Baylor's infractions hearing postponed as NCAA decides to handle all meetings remotely

    CBS Sports "The NCAA has essentially eliminated in-person contact at its Indianapolis headquarters through May 31 due to the coronavirus, per a memo distributed to membership this week. Part of the immediate impact of that decision is Baylor's infractions panel hearing for being postponed,..." March 23

  • Former Sooners RB Trey Sermon Picks Ohio State As Transfer Destination

    Sportsnaut "In a move that boosts Ohio State football in a big way, former Oklahoma running back Trey Sermon is joining the Buckeyes in 2020. Sermon told Letterman Row that he is choosing Ohio State as his transfer destination on Sunday morning. “I JUST BELIEVE..." March 22

  • 5-Star RB Has Georgia Among Finalists and Kirby Smart Absolutely Can't Lose Him to Ohio State or Oklahoma

    12 Up "The nation's No. 2 running back has trimmed his massive offers list down, and to no surprise the Georgia Bulldogs remain in the hunt. Yup, for 5-star speedster TreVeyon Henderson, he's high on all things UGA. With fellow powerhouses still in contention to land his..." March 19

  • Kansas, Les Miles to host virtual junior day amid coronavirus concerns

    247 Sports "On March 12, Kansas head coach Les Miles posted a note on his Twitter that the Jayhawks will be canceling their big upcoming junior day scheduled for March 21 because of the circumstances regarding the Coronavirus. We are currently in a mandated NCAA recruiting dead..." March 19

  • 2020 Heisman odds: Spencer Sanders trends up, Adrian Martinez falls

    The Score "With markets opening up sooner than ever nowadays, odds for the Heisman Trophy were released two months ago. We've seen a fair share of big moves since the initial release. Some household quarterbacks have joined the fray, running backs have spread out, and a couple of defenders..." March 17

  • Oklahoma RB Trey Sermon enters transfer portal

    The Score "Oklahoma running back Trey Sermon announced Saturday that he will enter the transfer portal to play elsewhere next year as a graduate student. Sermon racked up 774 yards as a freshman and 947 yards as a sophomore. " March 16

  • Oklahoma suspends spring football practices out of coronavirus concern

    College Football Talk "As the sports world and beyond continues to be rocked by the coronavirus outbreak, the University of Oklahoma has opted to play it safe. Like many schools around the country, and in accordance with temporary policies implemented by conferences such as the Big 12, Oklahoma has suspended all..." March 12

  • Baker Mayfield statue to be unveiled at Oklahoma Spring Game

    WKYC "Baker Mayfield is still in the early stages of his NFL career. But the Cleveland Browns quarterback's legacy at the college level is already secure. So much so that next month, Mayfield's alma mater, Oklahoma, will unveil a statue of the 2017 Heisman Trophy winner...." March 09

  • 5 Kansas State players arrested in 4 separate incidents

    The Spun "It has been a rough few offseason days for the Kansas State football program. Coming off of a promising first season under head coach Chris Klieman, the Wildcats had a string of arrests over the last four days. As of this morning, we knew about three arrests involving..." March 04

  • Kansas State promotes Klanderman to defensive coordinator

    Kansas City Star "It didn’t take long for Kansas State football coach Chris Klieman to find a new defensive coordinator. The Wildcats have promoted Joe Klanderman to the job three days after losing Scottie Hazelton to Michigan State. “Joe is one of the best defensive coaches..." March 03

  • Transfer Receiver Dee Anderson Shows OSU Love on Twitter

    SI "Things are looking even better for Oklahoma State to land LSU wide receiver transfer Dee Anderson. Anderson took to Twitter Thursday morning and posted a GIF of Pistol Pete waving an Oklahoma State flag in front of the video board in Boone Pickens Stadium. While that isn’t..." February 29

  • Michigan State football hires Scottie Hazelton as defensive coordinator to complete staff

    Detroit Free Press "Mel Tucker’s first Michigan State football staff is complete. And he raided another Power 5 program to land an architect for his defense. Tucker hired Scottie Hazelton from Kansas State as the Spartans’ defensive coordinator, the 10th and final..." February 29

  • Early reactions to college football's offseason coaching hires

    The Score "Now that Colorado has landed former Miami Dolphins receivers coach Karl Dorrell, college football's hiring-and-firing season has concluded (we think). Placing grades on new head coaches can be a futile task. Two years ago, Scott Frost (Nebraska) and Chip Kelly (UCLA) were..." February 29

  • Can Texas turn it around like Notre Dame? Tom Herman meeting with Brian Kelly to find out

    USA Today "According to 247Sports, Tom Herman was in South Bend on Thursday to meet with Notre Dame Head Coach Brian Kelly. They were meeting about how to have a successful season after rehauling their coaching staff. In 2016, the Fighting Irish went 4-8 and Kelly hired new offensive and..." February 28

  • Baylor’s James Lynch pledging money to charity raised through bench press at NFL Combine

    Pro Football Talk "Baylor defensive lineman James Lynch is taking his trip to Indianapolis to the NFL Combine next week as an opportunity to raise money for people fighting rare diseases. Lynch is taking pledges toward the number of bench press reps of 225 pounds he will be able to successfully complete..." February 20

  • Charlie Strong Reportedly Met With Alabama Coaching Staff This Week

    12 Up "As Nick Saban has a tendency to do, he might be poaching another former high profile coach in need of a redemption tour for his staff. Saban welcomed Charlie Strong to Tuscaloosa on Thursday, and the two reportedly discussed some sort of off-field analyst role. The..." February 15

  • West Virginia backup quarterback Trey Lowe set to transfer

    Smoking Musket "West Virginia backup quarterback Trey Lowe will enter the transfer portal after completing his undergraduate degree this summer, leaving the Mountaineers with three scholarship quarterbacks on the roster as they prepare to begin Spring practice in less than two..." February 13

  • Iowa State adds graduate transfer kicker Alex Probert for 2020

    247 Sports "Iowa State has added graduate transfer kicker Alex Probert to its roster for the 2020 season, adding depth and a second scholarship player at the position.  Probert, who announced his intentions to transfer from Liberty on Feb. 10, went 13-of-19 on field goals and..." February 13

  • Transfer QB Jett Duffey denied admission to CMU over Title IX complaint

    ESPN "Quarterback Jett Duffey has been denied admission to Central Michigan following a second Title IX complaint against the Texas Tech graduate transfer, a source confirmed to ESPN. According to Central Michigan Life, which first reported on the allegation, a..." February 06

  • Four-star DE Alfred Collins stays home with Texas over Oklahoma, Alabama

    CBS Sports "Alfred Collins put a coveted bow on the 2020 Texas football recruiting class on Wednesday when the four-star defensive end chose the Longhorns over Oklahomaand Alabama, among others. During a ceremony inside the gymnasium at Cedar Creek High School in Bastrop,..." February 05

  • Arkansas adds transfer linebacker

    247 Sports "Oklahoma linebacker Levi Draper has committed to transfer to Arkansas. Draper, a redshirt-sophomore who will graduate in May, announced his decision at approximately 5:15 p.m. on Tuesday. He made an unofficial visit to Fayetteville last Saturday. "I want to..." February 04

  • Michigan State coaching candidates: Luke Fickell, Pat Narduzzi lead replacements for Mark Dantonio

    CBS Sports "Mark Dantonio's retirement can't be that much of a surprise. Embroiled in a wrongful termination lawsuit, Coach D merely had to get past Jan. 15 when he collected a $4.3 million retention bonus. Lately, Dantonio had been criticized not only for the downturn of the football..." February 04