Big 12 RUMORS & NEWS

  • Oklahoma has a top QB, as usual, in Spencer Rattler

    The Athletic "Legendary former Oklahoma coach Barry Switzer has delivered countless one-liners, but perhaps none more insightful than the one he wrote in a 2003 Sports Illustrated piece, versions of which he’s repeated several times through the years. “I didn’t create the monster...." May 13

  • Oklahoma QB Spencer Rattler poised to meet lofty expectations as new face of college football in 2021 season

    CBS Sports "Just a fair warning: you're going to hear a lot about Oklahoma quarterback Spencer Rattler in the coming months. As the 2021 college football season draws closer, the more you're going to hear about Rattler potentially winning the Heisman while carrying the..." May 12

  • Former Oklahoma Players Seth McGowan, Trejan Bridges Facing Felony Arrest Warrants

    Bleacher Report "Former Oklahoma football players Seth McGowan and Trejan Bridges are facing felony arrest warrants in connection with an alleged armed robbery.  Per Joe Buettner of the Norman Transcript, warrants were filed for McGowan and Bridges in Cleveland County,..." May 07

  • Texas LB Jake Ehlinger, brother of former QB Sam Ehlinger, found dead

    MSN.com "Police in Austin, Texas announced on Thursday that Texas linebacker Jake Ehlinger is dead.  Austin police say they received a call Thursday afternoon before finding his body near the University of Texas campus, the Austin American-Statesman reports. No cause of death was..." May 06

  • Oklahoma dismisses Trejan Bridges, Seth McGowan amid police investigation

    SI "Trejan Bridges and Seth McGowan are no longer members of the Oklahoma program. The duo is no longer listed on the online roster, and Lincoln Riley confirmed they are no longer on the team in a Zoom press conference on Thursday. “They’re..." May 06

  • 1 Hidden Gem on Each Top 10 College Football Team in 2021

    Bleacher Report "While star players are the headliners of winning teams, the core of a roster provides the foundation for a successful year. In most cases, a quarterback, running back or wide receiver draws the most attention. Once in a while, an edge-rusher or other defensive star might be in the..." May 06

  • There’s urgency for Matt Wells to win at Texas Tech

    The Athletic " Texas Tech’s 2020 season concluded with loads of angst. The Red Raiders finished a second consecutive four-win campaign with a too-close-for-comfort win against Big 12 doormat Kansas. That came without coach Matt Wells, who missed the game because of a positive COVID-19..." May 04

  • Former Texas LB Juwan Mitchell transferring to Tennessee

    CBS Sports "The linebacker position is a big concern for Tennessee heading into the 2021 season, but a big transfer commitment has calmed the fears of Vol Nation, at least for now as the Volunteers landed a commitment from Texas transfer Juwan Mitchell on Monday. Mitchell led..." May 03

  • Oklahoma running back Seth McGowan enters transfer portal

    247 Sports "It appears that Oklahoma will lose a former 4-star recruit, as sophomore running back Seth McGowan entered the NCAA transfer portal on Thursday according to a source. McGowan rushed for 370 yards on 58 carries (6.4 ypc) and three touchdowns last season as a true freshman, and he also..." April 30

  • Kansas hiring Buffalo's Lance Leipold as football coach

    The Athletic "University at Buffalo coach Lance Leipold will be the next football coach at Kansas, a source told The Athletic on Friday. Leipold, 56, coached six seasons at Buffalo, leading the Bulls to a 37-33 record and three bowl appearances out of the Mid-American Conference. Leipold twice won..." April 30

  • Tennessee, West Virginia agree to future clash in Charlotte

    Yahoo! Sports "Tennessee has had to wait a long time for revenge, but the Volunteers will try to get even with West Virginia when the two teams meet on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2028, at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina. The 2028 Duke's Mayo Classic will be the second regular-season..." April 28

  • Four coaches getting most attention in Kansas coaching search

    247 Sports "The Kansas Jayhawks have been without a head football coach for almost two months after parting ways with Les Miles March 8, but they could be close to a new hire. According to a report from ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg, Buffalo’s Lance Leipold, Army’s Jeff..." April 28

  • Steve Sarkisian comments on play of Casey Thompson and Hudson Card during Texas' spring game

    247 Sports "Texas’ quarterback battle was one of the biggest stories heading into Saturday’s Orange and White spring game. Both 2018 four-star recruit Casey Thompson and 2020 four-star recruit Hudson Card will battle it out heading into the season, and they got..." April 27

  • Texas lands former Alabama LB and top recruit Ben Davis

    ESPN "Alabama inside linebacker Ben Davis, one of the nation's top recruits in the class of 2016, announced on Monday that he is transferring to Texas. At 6-4, 250 pounds, Davis was ranked No. 1 at his position out of high school, but made just seven tackles while..." April 27

  • Former Michigan WR signee Xavier Worthy commits to Texas

    Burnt Orange Nation "There was buzz about wide receiver Xavier Worthy and the Texas Longhorns after he signed with the with the Michigan Wolverines in December. After asking out of his NLI in early April, the four-star wide receiver flipped his pledge and committed to Texas on the day of the..." April 24

  • Oklahoma uses transfer portal, new NCAA rule to shape national football title contender

    USA Today "You can make an argument for every program in the Football Bowl Subdivision benefiting from the transfer portal and the legislation enacted by the NCAA this month allowing all student-athletes one free transfer without sitting out a season. Combined, the portal's exponential..." April 23

  • West Virginia extends football coach Neal Brown through 2026

    SI "West Virginia University Director of Athletics and Associate Vice President Shane Lyons has announced a two-year contract extension for football head coach Neal Brown that will run through the 2026 season. “Coach Brown and I are committed to the future success of our football..." April 22

  • Texas requiring marching band to play 'The Eyes of Texas'

    KXAN "Members of the Longhorn Band will be required to perform “The Eyes of Texas” Alma Mater at future sporting events. However, a new marching band, which will be created by the university in Fall 2022, will not be required to play the songs. On Wednesday night,..." April 22

  • All-America tight end Charlie Kolar leading Iowa State after coin flip decision to return for 2021

    USA Today "Faced with one of the most consequential decisions of his life, Charlie Kolar flipped a coin. Not so much to render a verdict, though, as to give him some insight into his own thinking about the prospect of staying for a fifth season with the Iowa State football team or leaving for..." April 21

  • Two Oklahoma Sooners Players Investigated For Armed Robbery, Both Get Suspended

    Total Pro Sports "Two University of Oklahoma student-athletes are being accused of being involved in a police incident on Thursday night in Norman and have been suspended by the OU athletic department. Their names weren’t released, but eventually two members of the football team were being pegged..." April 17

  • Baylor’s Dave Aranda is finally doing it his way after Year 1 struggles inspired introspection

    The Athletic "Nearly 15 months after he first took over at Baylor, Dave Aranda is still learning how to be a head coach while also remaining himself. It’s not a natural marriage. Aranda, 44, spent 25 years as a defensive assistant, happy to focus mostly on X’s and O’s. Talking..." April 14

  • College football position battles to watch

    CBS Sports "Spring games have begun as teams spend the next month winding down spring practices and preparing to enter the offseason conditioning portion of the college football calendar. Every fan is dialed into whatever information they can get from scrimmages or open practices, hoping to get an idea of..." April 12

  • Travis Goff named Kansas' new athletic director

    KU Sports "Travis Goff, a 2002 graduate of the University of Kansas and native of Dodge City, has been named the school’s new athletic director, KU Chancellor Douglas Girod announced on Monday afternoon. Goff becomes the fifth AD hired by Kansas since the late Bob Frederick retired in..." April 06

  • Georgia lands ex-WVU DB Tykee Smith

    CBS Sports "Georgia's defense was a force last year, and it is getting an established star via the transfer portal as it attempts to repeat the production in 2021. Ex-West Virginia defensive back Tykee Smithannounced on Twitter on Sunday that he is taking his talents to Athens after..." April 05

  • OU's Lincoln Riley Roasted For His Dry-Ass Easter Brisket

    TMZ "Things Lincoln Riley is good at ... coaching football, drawing up plays and winning games. Things the OU head coach is bad at ... brisket -- clearly. The 37-year-old Sooners head man showed off his Easter dinner on social media Sunday ... and the meat he cooked was..." April 05

  • Arch Manning planning to visit Texas in June

    MSN.com "Steve Sarkisian has already had some success stories in recruiting since taking over for Tom Herman, and the momentum continues to roll. Horns 247 reporter Nick Harris reported on Wednesday that 2023 quarterback prospect Arch Manning has plans to visit Texas in June. Manning..." April 02

  • Colin Kaepernick's Former Backup Colt McCoy Helped Pressure Texas to Keep 'The Eyes of Texas'

    The Big Lead "Colt McCoy signed a one-year deal with the Arizona Cardinals on Wednesday. The Cardinals will be his fifth team since he was drafted in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns. McCoy has started 30 games over the last decade, throwing 30 touchdown passes and 28..." April 01

  • Texas Longhorns pausing spring football practice because of COVID-19

    ESPN "The Texas Longhorns are pausing spring football practice because of COVID-19, it was announced on Wednesday. The school said in a statement the move was made out of an "abundance of caution" as a result of "student-athletes impacted by COVID-19..." March 25

  • Oklahoma Sooners, Lincoln Riley holding up QB Chandler Morris' transfer to TCU

    ESPN "Lincoln Riley confirmed Wednesday that Oklahoma has not released quarterback Chandler Morris, who has transferred to TCU, saying he and OU are opposed to transfers within the conference becoming eligible immediately. TCU coach Gary Patterson told local reporters..." March 24

  • Kansas Jayhawks' David McCormack scores 22 points in return from COVID-19

    ESPN "Kansas basketball forward David McCormack arrived Friday and went through about 70 percent of the team's practice wearing a heart monitor, which tracked his response after being sidelined because of COVID-19. "We had a pretty good gauge on his fatigue," coach..." March 20

  • ‘The Eyes of Texas’ is not a fresh debate: Longhorns players on the past, the report, and what comes next

    The Athletic "At least one player learned at his all-Black elementary school in Texas. Others learned in the middle of their college careers, when a teammate pulled them aside after a game. For several, the lesson came in an African-American studies class early in their time at the University of..." March 19

  • Oregon State Faculty Calls for Resignation of President in Les Miles Allegations

    SI "The Oregon State Faculty of Senate passed a vote of no confidence on Thursday, calling for the resignation of President F. King Alexander. This news comes after the university placed King on probation though June 1 because of his role in the reported sexual harassment of students by..." March 19

  • Kansas football at a turning point: The Les Miles disaster, clear lessons and what comes next

    The Athletic "Kansas will kick off spring practice March 30, and it will do so with its third head coach in the last four years — as a program once again unsure of its direction after the unceremonious ending to the Les Miles era two weeks earlier. The guy who is set to lead the Jayhawks into spring..." March 19