Big 12 RUMORS & NEWS

  • Shoulder injury leaves status of Texas QB Sam Ehlinger up in the air

    College Football Talk "In a victory over Iowa State on Saturday night to put Texas in a good spot to clinch a berth in the Big 12 championship game, starting quarterback Sam Ehlinger was forced to leave the game with a shoulder injury. With one game left to play in the regular season against Kansas, it is..." November 19

  • Les Miles and Kansas were the perfect match for rehabilitation, relevancy and respect

    CBS Sports "For the most random of reasons, friends urged Les Miles not to take the Kansas job. "I've had a couple of guys say to me, 'Are you sure?'" the Jayhawks' new coach said Sunday following his introductory press conference. Those friends had unique..." November 19

  • Texas QB Sam Ehlinger suffered an AC contusion to his right shoulder against Iowa State

    Burnt Orange Nation "Texas Longhorns quarterback Sam Ehlinger left the game on Saturday against the Iowa State Cyclones after re-injuring a right shoulder injury late in the second half, according to multiple reports. November 18

  • Kansas set to announce hire of ex-LSU coach Les Miles

    Yahoo! Sports "It looks like Les Miles to Kansas is becoming a reality. According to Sports Illustrated and Rivals.com, Miles will be announced as the new head coach at Kansas on Sunday. SI first reported Friday that KU was finalizing a deal to hire Miles as the replacement for David Beaty, who will..." November 18

  • Kansas Finalizing Deal to Hire Les Miles as Jayhawks Head Coach

    SI "The Hat might just be back. Kansas is finalizing a deal to make Les Miles the new leader of the Jayhawks football program, multiple sources told Sports Illustrated. An announcement could come as soon as this weekend. Kansas athletic director Jeff Long and Miles both did not..." November 16

  • Kansas and current Rams analyst Jedd Fisch have met about Jayhawks' coaching job

    CBS Sports "Los Angeles Rams senior offensive analyst Jedd Fisch met this week with Kansas athletic director Jeff Long about the Jayhawks' head football coach opening, CBS Sports has learned. While the 42-year-old has never been a head coach, Fisch is well respected in the coaching community...." November 15

  • OSU football: Mike Gundy not a fan of modern transfers, 'snowflakes'

    The Oklahoman "On a snowy day throughout Oklahoma, Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy wanted to talk about snowflakes. Asked about the modern ease of transferring a day after sophomore safety Thabo Mwaniki announced his decision to do, Gundy went off on the concept, using buzzwords..." November 13

  • Mutual interest exists between Todd Graham, Kansas for Jayhawks' open coaching job

    CBS Sports "There is mutual interest between Kansas and former Arizona State coach Todd Graham in the open position with the Jayhawks, sources tell CBS Sports. Graham, 53, was fired after the 2017 season, which ended a six-year stay with the Sun Devils. As an experienced head coach who has led..." November 12

  • K-State denies bowl rings to players who transfer out

    247 Sports "The dream of winning a postseason game sits among the most common goals for any college football athlete or team at the start of each year. From the moment a previous season concludes, a new focus is quickly established and work begins to conquer such feats.  In 2017, a band..." November 12

  • No, Texas AD Chris Del Conte was not ejected during game

    Larry Brown Sports "No, Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte was not ejected from Saturday night’s game between the Longhorns and Texas Tech. There was some buzz on Twitter — started by a few reporters — saying that Del Conte had been tossed from the game by a side judge. November 11

  • Kansas athletic director shoots down DJ Durkin rumors

    Larry Brown Sports "As the Kansas Jayhawks begin their coaching search in earnest, the school’s athletic director sought to make clear that there’s one candidate who won’t be on the radar. November 10

  • Iowa State's David Montgomery, Baylor's Greg Roberts ejected for fighting

    ESPN "Iowa State Cyclones running back David Montgomery and Baylor Bears defensive end Greg Roberts were ejected for fighting in the third quarter Saturday. Montgomery, the Big 12's second-leading rusher in per-game yardage average, traded punches with Roberts amid a melee that was..." November 10

  • Les Miles and Kansas have spoken about the Jayhawks' open head coaching job

    CBS Sports "Les Miles and Kansas have spoken about the program's open head coaching job, sources tell CBS Sports. There seems to be mutual interest between the parties. Miles was listed by CBS Sports as a top candidate at KU earlier this week. However, at that time, the two sides had not yet..." November 08

  • Kliff Kingsbury instructs players not to do ‘Horns Down’ against Texas

    Larry Brown Sports "Texas Tech is gearing up for its rivalry game against Texas this weekend, and one of the ways head coach Kliff Kingsbury is preparing his team is by urging players to not take the low-hanging fruit after scoring on or making a big play against the Longhorns. Flashing the “Horns..." November 07

  • Les Miles emerges as front-runner for Kansas HC vacancy

    The Score "Former LSU head coach Les Miles has emerged as a front-runner to be hired as the next head coach at Kansas, a source told Bruce Feldman of The Athletic. The Jayhawks announced Sunday that current coach David Beaty won't be retained at the end of the season, ending his four-year..." November 06

  • Les Miles Reportedly Interests Kansas for Vacant Head Coach Job

    Bleacher Report "The Kansas Jayhawks are reportedly interested in bringing in a marquee name for their soon-to-be vacant head coaching position. According to Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports, Kansas has "legit interest" in hiring former LSU coach Les Miles. Feldman noted Miles has..." November 05

  • Texas Tech QB Alan Bowman still hospitalized after suffering recurrence of partially collapsed lung

    Dallas Morning News "Freshman quarterback Alan Bowman remains hospitalized in Lubbock after suffering a recurrence of a partially collapsed lung, Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury told reporters Sunday.  Bowman was taken to Covenant Medical Center after a hard hit late in the first half against..." November 05

  • KU will fire David Beaty at end of the football season, athletic director says

    Kansas City Star "Kansas football coach David Beaty will be fired at the end of the season, KU athletic director Jeff Long announced in a email to donors Sunday. “After a thorough evaluation of the program, I believe that new leadership is necessary for our football team to move forward and..." November 04

  • Alan Bowman taken to hospital due to partially collapsed lung

    OU Daily "The Red Raiders quarterback Alan Bowman was transported to the hospital due to a partially collapsed lung, according to a statement from Texas Tech. "Alan Bowman has been transported to Covenant Medical Center to be evaluated for a reoccurrence of his previous injury (partially..." November 04

  • Texas' Brandon Jones, Davante Davis, Breckyn Hager out with injuries

    ESPN "By midway through the first quarter, No. 17 Texas was already down three defensive starters against No. 13 West Virginia due to injuries. Safety Brandon Jones aggravated an ankle injury at the team hotel earlier Saturday. Then, two plays into the game, cornerback Davante Davis had to..." November 03

  • Kansas likely to fire coach David Beaty

    Larry Brown Sports "Another Kansas football coach appears poised to be shown the door. According to multiple reports, the Jayhawks are expected to announce the firing of coach David Beaty within the next 24 hours. The news comes on the heels of a 27-3 loss to Iowa State. November 03

  • Charges Against Texas Tech Player Dismissed Because A Cop Thought A Survival Tool Was Brass Knuckles

    The Big Lead "Texas Tech wide receiver Myller Royals was arrested in September and charged with possession of a prohibited weapon and driving with an invalid license, both misdemeanors, the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal reported. The weapon Royals was alleged to have possessed was the weapon..." November 03

  • Rodney Anderson announces he will enter NFL Draft

    Norman Transcript "Rodney Anderson will forego his remaining eligibility at Oklahoma and enter the NFL Draft, he announced in a statement Thursday.  Anderson rushed for 1,285 yards and 16 touchdowns in three seasons at OU, but has sustained three different season-ending injuries. His latest was an..." November 01

  • No. 4 2020 OG Logan Parr announces commitment to Texas

    Burnt Orange Nation "Lake Travis gunslinger Hudson Card is no longer the lone member of head coach Tom Herman’s 2020 recruiting haul. On Sunday evening, Card found company in the form of Helotes O’Connor offensive guard Logan Parr, who brought his recruitment to an early close and announced his..." October 29

  • Texas WR Joshua Moore announces he's out for season with shoulder injury

    Dallas Morning News "Texas freshman wide receiver Joshua Moore said Sunday on Twitter that he is out for the rest of the season with a shoulder injury. This comes after Texas coach Tom Herman announced on Thursday that Moore had sustained a severe shoulder sprain during Wednesday's..." October 29

  • Oklahoma HC Lincoln Riley On Coaching In NFL: “I Don’t Have That Itch Right Now”

    NFL Trade Rumors "Following the news that the Browns fired HC Hue Jackson on Monday, Oklahoma HC Lincoln Riley, who coached Baker Mayfield in college, was asked about the possibility of pursuing a coaching job in the NFL. “No, not right now,” Riley said,..." October 29

  • Iowa State QB Zeb Noland to transfer

    College Football Talk "Iowa State entered this season expecting Kyle Kempt to be its starting quarterback. A former walk-on, Kempt burst on the scene with a 343-yard, 3-touchdown performance in a shocking win over No. 3 Oklahoma, then piloted the Cyclones the rest of the way. Granted a sixth year of..." October 29

  • Texas plans to start Sam Ehlinger at QB on Saturday against Oklahoma State

    Burnt Orange Nation "  In preparation for the Oklahoma State Cowboys game on Saturday in..." October 26

  • Top QB recruit Spencer Rattler ineligible for rest of season due to violation

    Larry Brown Sports "One of the most high-profile quarterback recruits in the country has been ruled ineligible for the rest of the season due to a violation. Spencer Rattler, an Oklahoma Sooners commit, did not play in Pinnacle (Phoenix, Ariz.) High School’s game on Friday against Chaparral. His..." October 24

  • TCU WR KaVontae Turpin dismissed from team following arrest on assault charge

    CBS Sports "TCU coach Gary Patterson informed media members on Tuesday afternoon that star wide receiver and return specialist KaVontae Turpin has been kicked off the team. Turpin was arrested on Sunday for assault and charged with bodily injury of a family member, according..." October 23

  • Star TCU football player arrested Sunday, accused of assault of a family member

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "TCU star football player KaVontae Turpin was arrested Sunday, accused of assault with bodily injury of a family member, according to Tarrant County Jail records. Turpin has been released from the jail, a Tarrant County spokesman said Monday. The..." October 22

  • TCU sees three recruits de-commit in last week. Is Texas stealing them?

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "TCU coach Gary Patterson and his staff have done a nice job recruiting over his tenure. This year is no different, but it appears the Frogs may be identifying talent for the rival Texas Longhorns. TCU has seen a wave of decommitments of late, as well as a current..." October 17

  • Former WVU star Justin Crawford faces felony charges after alleged sexual assault of minor

    Sporting News "Former West Virginia star running back Justin Crawford faces felony charges after being accused of sexually assaulting a minor. The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reported Monday that the 23-year-old Crawford has been charged with aggravated child molestation, sodomy and enticing a..." October 15

  • Sam Ehlinger nursing sprained throwing shoulder, MRI reveals

    ESPN "Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger has a first-degree sprain in his throwing shoulder, according to an MRI performed on Sunday, the team announced. Ehlinger, who has started all seven of the No. 7 Longhorns' games this season but left in the first quarter of Texas' 23-17 win over..." October 14

  • Texas' Ehlinger ruled out of Baylor game with shoulder injury

    The Score "Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger suffered a shoulder injury in the first half Saturday against Baylor and was later ruled out for the remainder of the contest. The sophomore initially departed the game with injuries to his shoulder and throwing hand. He returned to the sideline after a..." October 13

  • Mike Stoops out as Oklahoma's defensive coordinator

    Norman Transcript "Mike Stoops appeared to be on borrowed time as Oklahoma’s defensive coordinator after a 48-45 loss to Texas last week. Turns out, he had less than 48 hours. Stoops was fired as OU’s defensive coordinator Sunday, as first reported by KREF radio's James Hale,..." October 08

  • Riley Names Ruffin McNeill Defensive Coordinator For Rest Of Season

    News 9 "OU Football Head Coach Lincoln Riley has named a new defensive coordinator after Mike Stoops was fired.  For the remainder of the season, assistant head coach and defensive tackles coach Ruffin McNeill will serve as the defensive coordinator, Riley announced..." October 08

  • Baylor faces lack of institutional control allegation from NCAA

    Larry Brown Sports "Baylor’s trouble over the sexual assault scandal at the school continues and now involves potential sanctions from the NCAA. The NCAA has sent Baylor a notice of allegations, as first reported by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. The allegations target both the school as well..." October 02

  • Texas Tech QB Alan Bowman has partially collapsed lung

    Sporting News "Texas Tech quarterback Alan Bowman has been diagnosed with a partially collapsed lung, Red Raiders coach Kliff Kingsbury said on Sunday, via the Lubbock (Texas) Avalanche-Journal. The freshman signal-caller is in the hospital undergoing treatment, though Kingsbury said his ribs,..." October 01

  • Oklahoma State threatened press with player interview embargo over single transfer question

    Yahoo! Sports "Senior Oklahoma State wide receiver Jalen McCleskey announced his decision to transfer on Monday. That was apparently a piece of news the Cowboys head coach Mike Gundy wanted as few people talking about as possible. Let’s just say that plan might have..." September 27

  • Bill Snyder asserts his power over K-State assistant coaches with QB switch to Delton

    Kansas City Star "When Kansas State quarterback Alex Delton took over for Skylar Thompson late in the third quarter of a 35-6 loss to West Virginia on Saturday, his presence in the huddle came as a shock to all but two people in attendance. No one informed Thompson he was getting benched. K-State..." September 25

  • Oklahoma State WR Jalen McCleskey announces transfer

    College Football Talk "In a purely shocking move, Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy announced Monday that wide receiver Jalen McCleskey will utilize the new redshirt rule and transfer immediately. McCleskey told Gundy he is leaving due to a lack of playing time. A 3-star..." September 24