Big 12 RUMORS & NEWS

  • Texas Tech QB Alan Bowman chooses to redshirt remainder of 2019 season after being cleared for return

    KCBD "During today's weekly Red Raider press conference, we learned that it's Jett Duffey's team the rest of the way. According to head coach Matt Wells, both Maverick McIvor and Alan Bowman will be redshirted this season.  

    November 12

  • OU football: Trey Sermon, Kenneth Mann out for season

    The Oklahoma Daily "No. 9 Oklahoma (8-1, 5-1) barely escaped a late comeback attempt from Iowa State in a 42-41 Saturday night in Norman. Now the Sooners turn their focus to No. 12 Baylor (9-0, 6-0 Big 12) for a 6:30 p.m matchup Saturday in Waco, Texas.  Sooner coach Lincoln Riley discussed injuries..." November 11

  • Ex-Miami QB Jack Allison confirms transfer from West Virginia

    NBC Sports "Jack Allison has officially confirmed that he’s hoping the third college football home will be the charm. It was reported Tuesday that Allison had decided to leave West Virginia and continue his playing career at an undetermined elsewhere. A day later, the..." November 08

  • Most Compelling Match-ups In College Football Week 11

    Sportsnaut "November is here, and with it comes the first College Football Playoff rankings of the season ahead of Week 11. Those rankings won’t stand for long, though, thanks to some outstanding matchups this weekend. The biggest game of the college football season so far is taking place..." November 08

  • Howard places former Kansas State coach Ron Prince on leave amid investigation

    CBS Sports "Howard has placed head football coach Ron Prince on administrative leave as it investigates reported allegations of verbal abuse and intimidation.  "Howard University is committed to ensuring our athletic programs reflect Howard's core mission and values and to ensuring..." November 07

  • Ex-TCU starting QB Alex Delton departs program, leaving Horned Frogs dangerously thin on depth chart

    CBS Sports "TCU is entering its final stretch of the season suddenly dangerously thin at quarterback. Coach Gary Patterson announced on Tuesday that fifth-year senior and Week 1 starter Alex Delton has left the program. While Max Duggan is firmly entrenched as the starter, he..." November 05

  • How each College Football Playoff contender could fare with its backup quarterback under center

    CBS Sports "As the College Football Playoff picture starts to come into focus, it's understandable that quarterbacks like Tua Tagovailoa, Justin Fields and Joe Burrow have become the faces of their team's playoff runs. But in four of the five College..." November 02

  • All-America Watch: Oklahoma State’s Chuba Hubbard, the nation’s top running back

    Dallas Morning News "Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard’s wildly successful season has made a lifelong issue a much smaller problem. For as far back as Hubbard can remember, folks have struggled to pronounce his first name. Most say CHUB-uh. He even heard someone throw his first and last name..." November 02

  • Remembering Kansas State's Top 5 Upsets Under Bill Snyder

    The Sports Daily "First-year head coach Chris Klieman enjoyed his first marquee win at Kansas State last week as his team did the unthinkable. As a 19-point underdog to No. 5 Oklahoma, Kansas State watched its lead grow to as many as 25 before holding off the Sooners, 48-41. Klieman knew it coming in,..." November 02

  • Baylor freshman charged with manslaughter after fatal car crash

    Yahoo! Sports "Baylor freshman Logan Compton was arrested Friday on a manslaughter charge over a fatal car crash on June 16, according to Christopher Shadrock of Waco’s KWTX. The incident reportedly occurred in a heavy rain on State Highway 6, in which Compton lost control of..." November 02

  • Report: Oklahoma State WR Tylan Wallace Out For Season With Torn ACL

    Sportsnaut "The Oklahoma State Cowboys suffered a potentially massive blow on Friday with reports that star wide receiver Tylan Wallace suffered a torn ACL during practice and will miss the remainder of the season. Wallace, one of the nation’s best receivers, entered the week with the..." November 01

  • Mizzou, Kansas in talks to bring back football series, too

    College Football Talk "Missouri and Kansas are getting back together, at least on the basketball court. The Border Showdown is back on next December, and, now that the feeling of rekindled love is in the air, the two sides are talking about a football reunion, too. Mizzou AD Jim..." November 01

  • Why Isn't More Being Made of Earl Campbell's Comment About White Quarterbacks?

    The Big Lead "Speaking with the Austin American-Statesman this week, Pro Football Hall of Famer Earl Campbell said that the Texans Longhorns -- his alma mater -- must realize they need a black quarterback to win. This was in regards to their current starting quarterback, Sam Ehlinger, who is white,..." October 31

  • Tom Herman on Texas defense: ‘We’re not good’

    Larry Brown Sports "The Texas Longhorns have now lost three games, and the third was the worst yet. The Longhorns lost to TCU on Saturday, giving up 37 points in the process. " October 28

  • Tom Herman on Texas defense: ‘We’re not good’

    Larry Brown Sports "The Texas Longhorns have now lost three games, and the third was the worst yet. The Longhorns lost to TCU on Saturday, giving up 37 points in the process. That comes a week after Texas narrowly survived against Kansas, giving up 48 points to the unranked Jayhawks. Coach Tom Herman..." October 27

  • Writing off Oklahoma as College Football Playoff contender ridiculous

    USA Today "As soon as Oklahoma fell behind by 25 points on Saturday at Kansas State, you could practically hear the clickety-clack of keyboards all over America declaring the Sooners dead in the College Football Playoff race.  But have we learned nothing over the last..." October 27

  • No. 5 Oklahoma hit with first loss after illegally touching onside kick vs. Kansas State

    Sporting News "The Sooners are undefeated no more. No. 5 Oklahoma suffered its first loss of the season after a 48-41 defeat on the road to Kansas State. After a Wildcat touchdown at the start of the fourth quarter, the Sooners found themselves trailing 48-23 with 12:54 to..." October 26

  • Burning Questions For CFB’S Biggest Week 9 Games

    Sportsnaut "Coming off consecutive weeks with stunning top-10 upsets, college football fans should be enthusiastic about the action happening in Week 9. It begins on Saturday morning with No. 13 Wisconsin cleaning its wounds after a loss to Illinois and with its focus now set on taking down No. 3..." October 26

  • Nick Saban: Jalen Hurts thriving at Oklahoma 'doesn't surprise me at all'

    The Spun "This offseason, Jalen Hurts made the decision to grad transfer to Oklahoma for this final collegiate season. He has not regretted that move one bit. Through seven games, Hurts is firmly in the Heisman Trophy conversation. He’s completing 74 percent of his passes and has thrown..." October 25

  • Lincoln Riley: Oklahoma not a stepping stone for NFL job

    The Score "It doesn't appear Lincoln Riley is eyeing a move to the NFL anytime soon. Appearing on the "Dan Patrick Show" on Thursday, Riley claimed that leaving Oklahoma for an NFL head coaching job isn't currently a goal of his and he doesn't see major..." October 24

  • Oklahoma's Sooner Schooner out of action for remainder of 2019 season following crash

    CBS Sports "One of college football's best traditions is heading to the pits. Oklahoma's Sooner Schooner will not run for the rest of the season but could return to action by next season's spring game, senior associate athletic director Kenny Mossman told The OU Daily on..." October 23

  • Sooner Schooner flips in scary crash during Oklahoma-West Virginia game

    Sporting News - NCAAF "The two-horse wagon — which earned an honorable mention in Sporting News’ top 10 college football traditions this week — had a scary moment when it took a hard turn and fell over at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. " October 20

  • Ricky Williams' Heisman sells for auction-record $504,000

    MSN.com "The Heisman Trophy won by Ricky Wiliams in 1998 at Texas was sold at auction for $504,000, setting a record for college football's most recognizable award. The winning bid for the trophy in Heritage Auctions' Fall Sports Memorabilia Collectibles offerings exceeded the previous..." October 19

  • College football winners and losers: Parsing through the remaining unbeatens

    Washington Post "It’s down to a dozen. At the midpoint of the regular season (seven full weeks in the books, seven more to come before the conference title games), there are 12 undefeated teams left in the FBS. Not all unblemished records are the same, and some of those perfect teams have far..." October 19

  • Urban Meyer would 'absolutely' be open to taking Dallas Cowboys coaching job if an offer came his way

    CBS Sports "The Dallas Cowboys aren't currently looking for a new head coach, but if that job should come open in the next few months, there's already at least one well-qualified candidate who would definitely be interested in filling the position, and that's Urban..." October 19

  • West Virginia QB Austin Kendall To Start Against Former Oklahoma Team

    Sportsnaut "Just months after entering the transfer portal and leaving Oklahoma, West Virginia Mountaineers quarterback Austin Kendall will get a shot at revenge on Saturday against the Sooners. West Virginia head coach Neal Brown announced that Kendall, who left the game against Iowa State with..." October 17

  • Longhorns unveil rare throwbacks to honor 1969 national championship team

    Dallas Morning News "The Texas Longhorns will unveil slick throwback uniforms when they take the field at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on Saturday. The program announced on Tuesday its plans to rock the old school uniforms to honor the 1969 national championship team. Members of the national..." October 15

  • The Biggest Disappointments in College Football So Far

    The Big Lead "We can't universally agree on much a a society, but college football upsets would probably be fairly close to unanimity. It's likely impossible, however, as upsets always require victims. These five from the Power Five are part of that latter group, as this 2019 season..." October 15

  • Oklahoma proves its offensive firepower is much more than just Jalen Hurts in win over Texas

    CBS Sports "On a day when Oklahoma's third-straight Heisman Trophy contending quarterback had a minor setback, two other stars picked up the slack.  To be clear, there was nothing pedestrian about quarterback Jalen Hurts in No. 6 Oklahoma's 34-27 win over No...." October 14

  • Heisman Trophy Rankings After College Football Week 7

    The Big Lead "his Saturday's college football slate narrowed the field of the best players in the nation. Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger's performance against Oklahoma most likely knocked him from the conversation, while Joe Burrow's performance catapulted him to the forefront. " October 14

  • Baylor LB Clay Johnston to miss rest of the season with knee injury

    NBC Sports "If No. 18 Baylor is going to continue their remarkable pursuit of a Big 12 title in 2019, they’re going to have to do it without their best defensive player. A school official confirmed to the Dallas Morning News on Sunday that senior linebacker Clay..." October 14

  • Bold predictions for Week 7 in college football

    USA Today "Shocking disappointments and better-than-expected performances are anticipated each weekend in the wild world of college football. Even if everyone knows they are coming, guessing when and where they will happen is difficult.  The USA TODAY Sports college football..." October 12

  • Kyler Murray goes ‘Horns Down’ with tweet to prepare for Red River Rivalry

    Larry Brown Sports "Kyler Murray is in the rivalry mindset ahead of the Oklahoma Sooners’ Red River Rivalry game with the Texas Longhorns. Murray, who spent three years and played two seasons for Oklahoma, sent a tweet on Friday night telling the Sooners to “run it up tomorrow!” in..." October 12

  • Former Rutgers HC Chris Ash Working With Texas Ahead Of Oklahoma Game

    Sportsnaut "The Red River Shootout is going to be something at the Cotton Bowl on Saturday as No. 6 Oklahoma takes on the 11th-ranked Texas Longhorns. It’s always one of the games we look forward to the most on an annual basis. We also now have a new wrinkle. " October 10

  • Facing Longhorns gets personal for Texans like Baker Mayfield, Kyler Murray and Jalen Hurts

    ESPN "Jalen Hurts is the most experienced quarterback in college football and among the most successful in the history of the game. When he takes the field for No. 6 Oklahoma on Saturday (noon ET, Fox), Hurts will play in his 48th collegiate game. He is 31-2 as a starter. He played in three..." October 10

  • Texas Player Has Ominous Warning For Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts

    Sportsnaut "Hard-hitting Texas Longhorns safety B.J. Foster will definitely have a target in his back when his team takes on the hated Oklahoma Sooners in Saturday’s Red River Shootout. Talking to the media on Tuesday, Foster had a warning for Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts. Slide or face..." October 08

  • Oklahoma Finally Gives in and Trolls Texas With 'Horns Down' on Twitter

    12 Up "Many were disappointed when Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley revealed that his team would not show the "Horns Down" hand gesture before or during Saturday's rivalry game against Texas. Well, good things he's not in charge of the school's Twitter..." October 08

  • 300-pound Texas lineman Sam Cosmi scores touchdown on trick screen pass

    Larry Brown Sports "Offensive linemen don’t usually get a chance to enjoy a moment of glory on the gridiron, but Texas Longhorns sophomore Sam Cosmi did on Saturday, and he took advantage. Leading 28-17 in the fourth quarter against the West Virginia Mountaineers, Texas ran a trick play that was a..." October 07

  • Lincoln Riley: Sooners won't do Horns Down vs. Texas

    ESPN "Lincoln Riley found a way to handle the Horns Down controversy that has lingered in the Big 12. Asked Monday how he'll address the issue with his team for Saturday's Red River Showdown between No. 6 Oklahoma and No. 11 Texas at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Riley simply said,..." October 07

  • Kansas coach Les Miles fires Jayhawks offensive coordinator after just six games

    Kansas City Star "Coach Les Miles has made the first major coaching shakeup of his Kansas tenure. On Sunday afternoon, Miles fired offensive coordinator Les Koenning and promoted analyst Brent Dearmon into the role. This comes as KU enters its bye week, and also following the Jayhawks’ 45-20..." October 07

  • Oklahoma suspends kicker Calum Sutherland indefinitely amid Title IX investigation

    CBS Sports "Oklahoma place-kicker Calum Sutherland is embroiled in a Title IX investigation after his girlfriend, who is a student at the school, made allegations that the sophomore physically assaulted her last month. Sutherland has been suspended indefinitely according to The..." October 04

  • Khalil Herbert no longer with Kansas Jayhawks, Les Miles says

    ESPN "Running back Khalil Herbert, Kansas' leading rusher, is no longer with the Jayhawks, coach Les Miles has announced. Herbert said in a statement he posted on social media Thursday that he decided to redshirt before Kansas' game at TCU last weekend. He wanted..." October 04

  • Baylor AD Mack Rhoades gets new 10-year contract

    Dallas Morning News "Just days after reaching a contract extension with head football coach Matt Rhule, Baylor has done the same with athletic director Mack Rhoades. Rhoades' new contract is a 10-year deal that will run until July 31, 2029, with two automatic, one-year extensions as mutually..." October 03

  • Ricky Williams' Heisman Trophy set to hit auction, could sell for record $500,000

    Yahoo! Sports "Former Texas Longhorns running back Ricky Williams sold his 1998 Heisman Trophy to a private collector back in 2014, and now the trophy is headed to auction, where it’s expected to sell for a record price. Tallahassee, Fla. native Brian Hobbs is putting the..." October 01

  • Baylor's Matt Rhule signs contract extension through 2027 season

    Dallas Morning News "Baylor has extended the contract of football coach Matt Rhule on a deal that will run through March 31, 2028, the school announced Sunday night. In his third season, Rhule has Baylor off to a 4-0 start and receiving votes in the AP Top 25 following a 23-21 last-minute win over Iowa..." September 30

  • How a Canadian track star became one of college football's best running backs

    The Score "Chuba Hubbard shuns the label. After 103 carries and 642 yards in just four games, the label no longer really applies anyway. But in Hubbard's mind, it has never defined him. The label - a track star playing football - is flat-out wrong. "Ever since I played..." September 26

  • Top 5 Heisman Trophy candidates for 2019

    Larry Brown Sports "The college football season is nearing the quarter mark, and the race for the College Football Playoff is in full swing. So is the race for the Heisman Trophy, with a talented group of players — primarily quarterbacks — who have already put themselves in contention for the..." September 25

  • Iowa State shares timeline of its investigation of attacks on Hawkeye band, bemoans 'misinformation'

    USA Today "Iowa State University athletic director Jamie Pollard on Tuesday accused leaders of the University of Iowa's marching band of leaving through the wrong gate after the Iowa-Iowa State football game this month, which led to a logjam with exiting fans and could have resulted in physical..." September 24

  • Police investigating death of former Ole Miss, Texas QB Jevan Snead in Austin

    Fox News "The death of former Ole Miss and Texas quarterback Jevan Snead in Austin is under investigation by police, the Austin American-Statesman reported. Multiple officials and a source close to Snead's family confirmed the death, which happened..." September 23

  • Texas down three defensive backs with injuries suffered in win over Oklahoma State

    CBS Sports "No. 11 Texas opened Big 12 play with a 36-30 win over Oklahoma State, but it didn't come without a hefty price. On Monday, coach Tom Herman confirmed to reporters that three defensive backs would miss games with injury sustained in the win. First, Herman confirmed..." September 23

  • Ex-West Virginia RB Justin Crawford receives 12 years in prison for having sex with 12-year-old girl

    Yahoo! Sports "Former West Virginia running back Justin Crawford was sentenced to 12 years in prison after pleading guilty to child molestation and sodomy charges, WBOY 12 News reports. Crawford was arrested last October after a 12-year-old girl told her mother that Crawford approached her..." September 18

  • Iowa band alleges 'inappropriate actions' at ISU

    ESPN "Iowa says it is investigating allegations of "inappropriate actions" made toward student members and staff of the Hawkeye Marching Band during Saturday's game at rival Iowa State, according to a statement released by the school on Monday. "We have contacted Iowa..." September 18

  • Texas Tech QB Alan Bowman to miss ‘several weeks’ with shoulder injury

    Dallas Morning News "Texas Tech head coach Matt Wells announced that his starting quarterback Alan Bowman will miss "several weeks" due to a shoulder injury sustained in the loss to Arizona. Here is Texas Tech's official statement on the injury:   September 16

  • After LSU complaints about visiting locker room at Texas, Longhorns release temperature data

    USA Today "Ed Orgeron and the LSU football team were pleased to leave Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium with a 45-38 win over Texas on Saturday. The team believes the visiting locker room could have been a bit cooler, though.  Orgeron told reporters this week that the..." September 13

  • Forbes Reveals Most Valuable College Football Programs With Surprising School at No. 1

    12 Up "Over the last 4-5 years, the top two college football programs have been the Clemson Tigers and Alabama Crimson Tide, with everyone else far behind. You can imagine, then, that each school is raking in serious revenue befitting such success. And yes, both programs are...." September 13