Big 12 RUMORS & NEWS

  • Texas defensive back Caden Sterns opting out to begin NFL draft preparation

    Dallas Morning News "Texas junior safety Caden Sterns will opt out of the season’s remaining games and declare for the NFL draft, he announced via Twitter on Monday. “After much thought and prayer, I’ve arrived at the decision that it is time for me to follow my lifelong dream and..." December 01

  • Oklahoma calls on Bob Stoops as legendary ex-Sooners coach assists staff amid COVID-19 issues

    CBS Sports "Bob Stoops is back on the field at Oklahoma football practices, and he's doing more than just observing. The legendary former Sooners coach filled in as an assistant for the team on Tuesday as the program deals with COVID-19 issues that have depleted its coaching staff ahead of..." December 01

  • Longhorns Prematurely Fired Cannon After Missed Game-Tying FG

    Total Pro Sports "The Texas Longhorns are not back. On Friday afternoon, the team had a few seconds left to march down the field and try to tie it up against Iowa State Cyclones. " November 27

  • Sam Ehlinger has honest quote about Tom Herman’s future with Texas

    Yardbarker "The Texas Longhorns continue to be a program with decent results but with failed championship aspirations, and that’s led to major frustrations in Austin. Texas’ loss to Iowa State on Friday dropped the Longhorns to 5-3 on the season. With two winnable games to go, a 7-3..." November 27

  • Oklahoma-West Virginia football game postponed due to COVID-19

    Awful Announcing "COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc on sports. This week saw tons of issues in men’s and women’s college basketball and the NFL, and college football has faced quite a few problems as well this year. The latest college..." November 26

  • Oklahoma's Shane Beamer to meet with South Carolina for HC vacancy

    OU Daily "Assistant offensive head coach Shane Beamer is scheduled to interview for the head coaching job at South Carolina, per The Athletic's Josh Kendall. Beamer was at South Carolina from 2007-10, where he coached cornerbacks, linebackers and special teams. Per the report, it is..." November 25

  • Baylor-Seton Hall game canceled due to COVID-19

    Yardbarker "Sunday's men's basketball game between the No. 2-ranked Baylor Bears and Seton Hall Pirates is off the schedule.  The programs mutually announced the contest slated to occur at the Prudential Center in New Jersey has been canceled because of..." November 24

  • Oklahoma-Oklahoma State 'Bedlam' rivalry has become one of nation's best

    USA Today "Bedlam football wasn’t always a big deal. And yes, you holdouts, it is a big deal now.  But there was a time when the pollsters took no notice. A time when ESPN or its forerunner, the Eastern Press, paid no attention. Heck, when I was a kid, we didn’t even..." November 21

  • Kansas-Texas moved to Dec. 12 due to Jayhawks' COVID-19 issues

    The Score "Kansas' Nov. 21 game versus Texas has been postponed to Dec. 12, the school announced Wednesday. The Jayhawks didn't meet the Big 12's minimum position requirements due to injuries and contact tracing.  Kansas has received five positive..." November 18

  • Texas coach Tom Herman takes on Urban Meyer speculation, job rumors

    USA Today "It’s Kansas week, and since nobody ever really wants to talk about Kansas, the spotlight always falls on the head football coach at Texas. Tom Herman has no doubt heard the swirling rumors about his job status after a rocky 2-2 start this season. It’s hurt the Longhorns in..." November 17

  • Colin Schooler delivered this punishing hit against Baylor

    Larry Brown Sports "Texas Tech linebacker Colin Schooler delivered what may have been the hit of the year on Saturday, and it went a long way toward propelling the Red Raiders to victory. Baylor quarterback Charlie Brewer looked like he was going to walk into the end zone for an easy touchdown on..." November 15

  • Canada's Chuba Hubbard Has College Football's Full Attention

    Complex "The play should have been dead from the jump for Chuba Hubbard. The Canadian running back collected the handoff to his left, but immediately felt the pressure of the Iowa State defence as he cut back to the middle of the field. With defenders in pursuit all around him, Hubbard kept..." November 13

  • Texas Tech 'gathering facts' after details of football player's arrest

    USA Today "A Texas Tech football player was arrested Sunday morning after reportedly ignoring commands of police officers responding to reports that he and another person were threatening to shoot employees of a restaurant in South Lubbock, according to a Lubbock police report. Brandon..." November 09

  • Still upset over ‘The Eyes,’ Longhorn band will not perform during Texas’ final home games

    USA Today "The University of Texas band will not perform during the Longhorns’ final two home games this season over internal dispute about “The Eyes of Texas” school song. The university had previously said the Longhorn band would not return until there was some..." November 05

  • Oklahoma State honors billionaire benefactor T. Boone Pickens with statue outside football stadium

    ESPN "Oklahoma State will honor the late T. Boone Pickens with a statue of the longtime benefactor outside its football stadium later this season. The school announced Thursday that a 9-foot-tall bronze depiction of Pickens, who gave an NCAA-record $165 million gift to the university..." November 05

  • Recruit Billy Bowman Jr. slights Texas after flipping commitment to Oklahoma

    Larry Brown Sports "The Texas Longhorns have suffered yet again in recruiting, and the player they lost chose their rival. Billy Bowman Jr., a two-way player from Ryan High School in Denton, Texas, announced last month he was decommitting from Texas. Bowman instead announced on Sunday that he has..." November 03

  • Texas goes wild celebrating in locker room after overtime win

    Larry Brown Sports "The Texas Longhorns went wild celebrating their overtime victory at Oklahoma State on Saturday night. The Longhorns were up 34-31 but Oklahoma State kicked a field goal in the final minute to tie the game. Despite the letdown, Texas did not blow it and instead pulled out the..." November 01

  • Oklahoma State fans threw seat back cushions at Texas players after game

    Yardbarker "Oklahoma State fans got a little wild after their Cowboys lost in overtime to Texas on Saturday at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Okla. Following the Longhorns’ 41-34 win over the Cowboys, Oklahoma State fans were seen throwing seat back cushions onto the field. " November 01

  • As views on marijuana shift, Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley says punishment 'not right' for suspended Sooners

    USA Today "It’s hard for James Allen to remember a time when he wasn’t around marijuana. “Cannabis was always floating around at my family reunions and everything,” the former OU and NFL running back said. “So it wasn’t bad until you see the criminal offense..." October 30

  • 2022 five-star QB Quinn Ewers decommits from Texas

    AZ Central "The Texas Longhorns suffered a five-star loss Wednesday night when 2022 quarterback prospect Quinn Ewers backed away from his pledge.    Ewers is the top-rated quarterback in the current junior class and is the second-ranked prospect nationally on the..." October 29

  • Quinn Ewers projected to choose Ohio State following Texas decommitment news

    Larry Brown Sports "Top 2022 quarterback recruit Quinn Ewers announced on Wednesday he was decommitting from the Texas Longhorns. Ewers is a five-star recruit and was a major haul for Tom Herman in August. But now Ewers is available, and projections are already rolling in for where the quarterback will commit..." October 29

  • WR Phaizon Wilson decommits from Texas day after Quinn Ewers’ decision

    Larry Brown Sports "Quinn Ewers’ decommitment from the Texas Longhorns is already having a ripple effect. 2022 wide receiver recruit Phaizon Wilson tweeted that he had some thinking to do after Ewers announced his decommitment.  " October 29

  • Oklahoma Sooners land recruit Talyn Shettron, No. 1 WR in 2022 class

    247 Sports "The Oklahoma Sooners have added to their 2022 recruiting class in a major way. Talyn Shettron, a wide receiver out of Edmond, Oklahoma, announced his commitment to the Crimson and Cream on Saturday afternoon. He becomes the fourth prospect of group and the third wide receiver to..." October 26

  • Ex-Texas WR is done hearing about ‘The Eyes of Texas’

    Larry Brown Sports "Former Texas Longhorns wide receiver Quan Cosby has had enough of “The Eyes of Texas” issue. “The Eyes of Texas” is a school song that is often sung at football events and part of tradition for the University of Texas. However, the song has been under scrutiny..." October 25

  • Texas president affirms 'The Eyes of Texas' will continue to be played at games

    ESPN "The Texas Longhorns will play "The Eyes of Texas" after football games throughout the season, even though the Longhorn Band will not be present for Saturday's game against Baylor. University president Jay Hartzell said in a statement Wednesday that the school..." October 22

  • Texas band refuses to perform vs. Baylor

    CBS Sports "The Texas Longhorns won't be backed by a band on Saturday. According to The Daily Texan, the Longhorn Band is not participating in the upcoming game against Baylor because multiple members don't want to play "The Eyes of Texas." So many members of..." October 21

  • Kansas RB Pooka Williams opts out of rest of 2020 season

    ESPN "Kansas running back Pooka Williams is opting out of the rest of the season for personal reasons, he announced on Monday. Williams, a junior who has been the Jayhawks' leader in all-purpose yards in each of his three seasons on campus, said in a tweet posted Monday afternoon..." October 19

  • Kansas coach Les Miles won't travel to West Virginia

    247 Sports "Kansas coach Les Miles won’t travel with the team to Morgantown, despite getting cleared by Kansas Team Health to do just that. The second-year Jayhawk boss, who tested positive for COVID-19 last week, said the decision came after “several in-depth..." October 16

  • Longhorns Football Players 'Expected' to Stand For 'The Eyes of Texas'

    The Big Lead "The University of Texas has a fresh new take on people protesting and standing during songs. The Eyes of Texas, the Longhorns school song, has a racist history and student athletes have asked the university to drop it. Texas, of course, decided to keep the song and "own the..." October 15

  • Big 12 acknowledges clock error in Oklahoma vs. Texas leading to extra regulation time

    CBS Sports "The Big 12 announced Monday evening that conference officials in Saturday's Red River Showdown made a clock error, allowing Texas an extra 39 seconds during the fourth quarter of a 53-45 four-overtime loss.  The mistake took place just past the six-minute mark of..." October 13

  • Baylor-Oklahoma State postponed to Dec. 12

    The Score "The game between Baylor and Oklahoma State scheduled for Saturday has been moved to Dec. 12 due to the Bears' COVID-19 outbreak, the school announced Sunday. "We are disappointed to postpone another game," said Baylor athletic director Mack..." October 12

  • Kansas State QB Skylar Thompson to miss rest of season

    Yahoo! Sports "No. 22 Kansas State has lost its starting quarterback to a season-ending injury.  Chris Klieman, K-State’s second-year head coach, announced on the Big 12 coaches teleconference Monday that Skylar Thompson had surgery for “an upper-body injury” last week and..." October 12

  • BU Football Has 42 COVID Cases

    Sic Em Dawgs "Baylor AD Mack Rhoades discussed the situation which led to shutting down football activities on Sunday evening with SicEm365 Radio on Monday afternoon.  " October 12

  • Oklahoma's Delarrin Turner-Yell Savagely Taunted Texas Longhorns Fan After Blocked FG

    Total Pro Sports "Texas Longhorns fans are very upset today. The team not only lost again, but did so to the hated Oklahoma Sooners at the Red River Showdown. The Oklahoma Sooners outlasted the Texas Longhorns in four overtimes, and the extra periods were a roller coaster of emotions. " October 10

  • Salty Texas Fan Flipping Off Camera After Loss To Oklahoma Becomes An Instant Meme

    BroBible "Fans are slowly being allowed back into stadiums across the country which means we can finally get some classic instant reactions from sad fans in the stands. " October 10

  • Oklahoma lands 4-star WR Luther Burden

    The Score "Oklahoma picked up a big commitment Friday when Cardinal Ritter Prep College wide receiver Luther Burden announced his intention to play for the Sooners. The St. Louis resident is currently ranked as the 47th best prospect in the 2022 class on the ESPN 300. " October 10

  • KU’s Les Miles tests positive for COVID-19

    KWCH " University of Kansas head football coach Les Miles has tested positive for COVID-19. He said is beginning the isolation process at home and will continue to fulfill my head coach responsibilities remotely. “Although I will not physically be able to attend practice for the..." October 08

  • Baylor pauses all football-related activities because of positive COVID-19 test results

    CBS Sports "The Baylor football program announced Thursday that it is suspending all football-related activities as a precautionary measure to "allow for further evaluation of recent positive tests and the completion of close contact tracing." "At this time and..." October 08

  • Baker Mayfield shares ‘Horns Down’ message ahead of Texas-Oklahoma

    Larry Brown Sports "It has been nearly three years since Baker Mayfield last played a game at Oklahoma, but the star quarterback wants to make it clear that he still has no love for the Sooners’ most hated rival. With Oklahoma and Texas set to meet on Saturday in the annual “Red River..." October 06

  • Darius Stills Named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week

    Voice Of Motown "After an incredible performance against the Baylor Bears, Mountaineer defensive lineman  Darius Stills has been named the Big 12 Co-Defensive Player of the Week.   " October 05

  • Kansas State gives Chris Klieman 6-year contract extension

    247 Sports "It wasn’t even two years ago that many were questioning if Chris Klieman could coach at the Division I level. But now, he’s getting his first contract extension at Kansas State. According to Yahoo Sports’ Pete Thamel, Klieman and Kansas State have agreed to..." October 05