Big 12 RUMORS & NEWS

  • Texas Tech fires HC Matt Wells

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "A source said that Texas Tech plans to fire head football coach Matt Wells immediately and name offensive coordinator Sonny Cumbie as the interim head coach. Wells is expected to be fired today, and Texas Tech athletic director Kirby Hocutt will hold a press conference this late..." October 25

  • Texas Tech coaching candidates: Jeff Traylor, Sonny Dykes among top names to replace Matt Wells

    CBS Sports "Texas Tech has moved on from head coach Matt Wells, leaving one of the most mercurial roles in college football open with more than a month to go until a hire can be made.  Wells failed to earn a bowl trip during three seasons in Lubbock, but the program has..." October 25

  • 5 biggest surprises from Saturday's college football slate

    The Score "The Week 8 schedule didn't look overly enthralling at first glance, but Saturday's action reminded us why it's foolish to doubt the craziness of college football. Despite there being no matchups between ranked teams, a number of surprises made for exceptional viewing..." October 24

  • Did Spencer Rattler hint at transfer with Instagram bio change?

    Larry Brown Sports "Oklahoma quarterback Spencer Rattler, who was once considered a Heisman Trophy front runner and a potential top-5 pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, now finds himself riding the pine. Rattler was benched last week in favor of true freshman Caleb Williams, who has now been named the..." October 23

  • Power outage temporarily disrupts Oklahoma-Kansas game

    USA Today "A campus-wide power outage at the University of Kansas on Saturday affected the Jayhawks' game against No. 2 Oklahoma as the scoreboard and lights suddenly went out during the first quarter at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium in Lawrence. " October 23

  • Kansas desperate to get fans to game during Oklahoma upset bid

    Larry Brown Sports "The Kansas Jayhawks made a bid for a stunning upset on Saturday, and the school was desperate to get people to the stadium to witness it. The Jayhawks were 38.5-point underdogs at home Saturday against unbeaten Oklahoma, but the first half unfolded in surprising fashion. Kansas..." October 23

  • Oklahoma State Cowboys football coach Mike Gundy has 'perpetual five-year contract' restored

    ESPN "Oklahoma State and Mike Gundy have agreed to a new deal that will restore the football coach to a "perpetual five-year contract" with the Cowboys after the rollover had been decreased to four years in 2020, the university announced Friday. Last year, Gundy voluntarily..." October 22

  • Family of Jake Ehlinger says late Texas football player died from 'accidental overdose'

    USA Today "Jake Ehlinger’s family released a statement Thursday saying the former Texas football player’s death in May was the result of an accidental overdose of what was believed to be Xanax laced with Fentanyl. Austin police said they responded to a call at 12:18 p.m. on..." October 21

  • Big 12 commish considers Texas, Oklahoma departures 'personal betrayal'

    The Score "Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby appears to hold some animosity towards Texas and Oklahoma's decision to join the SEC. "Being, to use your term, pissed off about it, I can't allow myself that," Bowlsby said during the Big 12's men's basketball..." October 20

  • Four-star CB Gentry Williams commits to Sooners

    CBS Sports "The Oklahoma Sooners scooped up a star from within the state on Monday as four-star athlete Gentry Williams, a top-40 national prospect ranked as the No. 1 player in Oklahoma, announced his commitment live on CBS Sports HQ. Williams chose the Sooners..." October 18

  • What happened to Spencer Rattler? Oklahoma QB benched for Caleb Williams can look to NFL Draft, transfer portal

    Sporting News "One of the nation's premier quarterbacks could start his team's game on Saturday sitting on the bench. Spencer Rattler, once considered the Heisman front runner and a potential top-five pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, has seen a stark reversal of fortune in 2021 — a year in..." October 16

  • Lincoln Riley mum on Oklahoma's starting QB against TCU

    ESPN "Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley said Tuesday that he does not plan on naming a starting quarterback for Saturday's game against TCU, days after freshman Caleb Williams replaced Spencer Rattler and led the Sooners to a comeback win over Texas. "We'll see how it goes..." October 13

  • What Is Spencer Rattler Going to Do?

    The Big Lead "Oklahoma's Spencer Rattler entered his sophomore season as the player with the best Heisman Trophy odds. He was coming off a 3,000-yard year in which he accounted for 35 touchdowns and his omnipresent talent suggested there could be gaudier numbers and an eventual playoff berth on the..." October 13

  • Oklahoma bans media over student newspaper spying on practice?

    Larry Brown Sports "The University of Oklahoma’s student newspaper went to great lengths this week to gather information about what Lincoln Riley plans to do at the quarterback position, and the ambitious reporting may have led to a media ban. Oklahoma abruptly canceled all of its media..." October 13

  • Spencer Rattler’s dad says no NFL draft decision will be made until after the season

    Pro Football Talk "Before this season, Oklahoma quarterback Spencer Rattler was seen as a potential first overall pick in the 2022 NFL draft. But after Rattler was benched on Saturday, questions are being raised about whether Rattler will enter the 2022 draft at all, whether he’ll stay at Oklahoma, or..." October 13

  • 5-Star DT Prospect Gabriel Brownlow-Dindy Commits to Oklahoma

    Bleacher Report "Top defensive line prospect Gabriel Brownlow-Dindy has committed to Oklahoma, giving the team one of the elite players in the 2022 class. The Florida native announced his decision Tuesday in an interview with Hayes Fawcett of On3.com.  “They treated me..." October 12

  • Texas players Jordan Whittington and Jacoby Jones set to undergo surgery

    Burnt Orange Nation "The Texas Longhorns suffered two significant injuries on Saturday against the Oklahoma Sooners in the Cotton Bowl when starters Jordan Whittington and Jacoby Jones left the game and did not return. On Monday, Texas head coach Steve Sarkisian revealed that Whittington, a junior wide..." October 11

  • Caleb Williams or Spencer Rattler? Oklahoma's Lincoln Riley may not say

    The Athletic "Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley said Monday that he hasn’t yet decided if he will name a starting quarterback ahead of Saturday’s home game against TCU. Riley replaced starting quarterback and sophomore Spencer Rattler with freshman Caleb Williams in the second quarter of last..." October 11

  • 9 crazy things from an outrageous Red River Showdown

    The Score "The annual rivalry matchup between Oklahoma and Texas never fails to disappoint, but Saturday's contest produced something never seen before over the 117-game history of the Red River Showdown. With backup freshman quarterback Caleb..." October 10

  • Elite WR Brenen Thompson commits to Texas

    Burnt Orange Nation "The Texas Longhorns are looking to add elite playmakers with the final remaining spots in their 2022 class and did just that with the addition of Spearman wide receiver Brenen Thompson on Wednesday. The consensus four-star prospect is one of the top receivers in the country and is a..." October 07

  • Arch Manning offers compliment to Texas

    Larry Brown Sports "Arch Manning is in the middle of exploring various universities this fall, and he has offered a compliment to one of them. Manning is checking out five schools during the fall: Georgia, Alabama, Texas, Ole Miss and Clemson. He went to Georgia and complimented them. Then he..." October 05

  • Bob Stoops has message for Oklahoma Sooners fans

    Larry Brown Sports "Bob Stoops has a message for Oklahoma Sooners fans. Stoops is one of the analysts for FOX’s college football show. He and his fellow crew members spoke on a prerecorded segment that aired during halftime of FS1’s airing of the Iowa-Maryland game on Friday night. The group..." October 02

  • Officials award Oklahoma ball after reviewing Kansas State onside kick twice

    Sporting News "Another week, another controversy with college football officials. This time, the ruling came in a Big 12 game between undefeated No. 6 Oklahoma and 3-1 Kansas State. The issue was with what appeared to be a successful onside kick following a Wildcats touchdown to..." October 02

  • Iowa State students critical of Big 12 addition of BYU over previous homophobic policies

    USA Today "Five years ago, Iowa State University student backlash followed when the Big 12 Conference contemplated the addition of Brigham Young University, which until recently banned "homosexual behavior." Now, Iowa State's Student Government is..." October 01

  • Texas Must Pound The Rock To Beat TCU

    SI "While much of the focus this season in Austin has centered around who the quarterback is, it appears Texas success is predicated on who else lines up in the backfield.  The run game is going to be the key for Steve Sarkisian to win in Year 1 on the Forty..." September 29

  • Kansas State coach 'shocked' Oklahoma posting low scoring numbers

    247 Sports "As he prepares to try and take down the Oklahoma Sooners for the third straight season, Kansas State head coach Chris Klieman is shocked to see Lincoln Riley’s offense struggling to put up big numbers on the scoreboard. Klieman elaborated on why that shocks him during his weekly..." September 28

  • TCU's Gary Patterson upset with SMU for flag-planting that led to brawl

    The Score "TCU head coach Gary Patterson shared his frustration with SMU for its role in a postgame brawl between the two teams last weekend. SMU players attempted to plant the school's flag at midfield following their 42-34 win against the Horned Frogs. Patterson..." September 28

  • Steve Sarkisian says Longhorns aren't expecting 'the same TCU team that just played SMU'

    247 Sports "If there is any kryptonite for the Texas Longhorns since the Big 12 went to its current lineup of teams in 2012, it may very well reside several hours north up I-35 from Austin. TCU football owns a 7-2 mark against Texas since the Horned Frogs entered the conference, including upsets of ranked..." September 27

  • Texas Tech QB Tyler Shough out next few weeks after suffering shoulder injury vs. Texas

    Dallas Morning News "On a play that ended in a pick-six, Texas Tech quarterback Tyler Shough suffered an injury in the second quarter that resulted in him being looked at on the sideline. The Texas Tech medical staff appeared to be working on Shough’s shoulder and collarbone area on the sidelines..." September 27

  • Spencer Rattler responds to Oklahoma fans booing

    Sporting News "Oklahoma quarterback Spencer Rattler looked pedestrian through the first half of the No. 4 Sooners' home game vs. West Virginia on Saturday, including an early interception. OU fans wasted no time in letting the projected first-round NFL Draft pick have it after that play. They..." September 26

  • SMU, TCU have postgame confrontation over flag plant

    Yardbarker "Things got a bit heated between in-state rivals SMU and TCU on Saturday after SMU tried to plant its flag at midfield. SMU improved to 4-0 with a 42-34 road win over TCU. To celebrate, the Mustangs tried to plant an SMU flag at midfield of Amon Carter Stadium. That did not go over..." September 25

  • DeAndre Moore, 2023 5-star WR, picks Oklahoma

    The Athletic "Oklahoma added to its No. 1-ranked 2023 recruiting class with a verbal commitment from five-star wide receiver DeAndre Moore on Friday. Moore, the 33rd-ranked recruit in the 2023 class according to the 247Sports Composite, selected the Sooners over programs such as Alabama, Florida State,..." September 24

  • Oklahoma's Linebackers Will be Tested Over the Next Three Weeks

    SI "The Oklahoma defense has played well through their first three contests, but defensive coordinator Alex Grinch wants even more. While the defensive line has lived up to their preseason hype, Grinch said he needs to see more out of his inside linebackers, specifically when..." September 22

  • Spencer Rattler gets two new cars as part of NIL deal

    Larry Brown Sports "On July 1, student-athletes earned the right to be compensated for the use of their name, image and likeness (NIL) for the first time ever. It didn’t take long before college players started cashing in and earlier this week, Oklahoma quarterback Spencer Rattler joined..." September 18

  • Hawks star Trae Young in attendance for Nebraska vs. Oklahoma

    Yardbarker "Atlanta Hawks star Trae Young was in attendance for Saturday's matchup between the Oklahoma Sooners and Nebraska Cornhuskers at the "Palace on the Prairie." Young posted a photo to his Twitter of the jersey he was wearing at Saturday's..." September 18

  • Nebraska's Scott Frost reportedly angry at officials after Oklahoma pregame skirmish

    Sporting News "Nebraska and Oklahoma haven't played each other since 2010, but clearly no love has been lost between these former Big 12 rivals if their pregame skirmish is any indication. Roughly 20 minutes before kickoff of Saturday's game between the Cornhuskers and third-ranked Sooners,..." September 18

  • Selmon brothers to be remembered with statue at Oklahoma

    Sportsnaut "Oklahoma will honor the Selmon brothers — key players of its teams from the early 1970s — with a statue. Plans were revealed Friday night during festivities marking the 50th anniversary of the classic 1971 game between Oklahoma and Nebraska, known as the Game of the..." September 18

  • Oklahoma's Lincoln Riley, Bob Stoops reunite ... for TV segment

    The Athletic "For the first time since he was hiring an offensive coordinator in 2015, Bob Stoops interviewed Lincoln Riley. This time, of course, it wasn’t a job interview, but an interview for a segment on Fox Sports’ Big Noon Kickoff. Stoops is in his first year as a panelist on the..." September 16

  • TCU coach Gary Patterson says SEC schools targeting player on his roster with NIL offers

    USA Today "TCU head coach Gary Patterson says he wants the business leaders around the Fort Worth, Texas area and the school's supporters to get on board with the new name, image and likeness rule that has taken over college sports.  Patterson points to what other schools..." September 16

  • 50 years later, the Game of the Century resonates as Nebraska, Oklahoma rekindle faded rivalry

    CBS Sports "They'll play a game Saturday morning in which the home team is a 22-point favorite. The game was deemed so non-competitive that the visiting team tried to cancel it a scant six months ago. Forget about the label once affixed to the most notable game in this rivalry's history:..." September 15

  • Arkansas fined $100,000 for fans storming field after win over Texas

    Yardbarker "The Arkansas Razorbacks surprised many in the college football community by handing the No. 15 Texas Longhorns a 40-21 defeat on Saturday night. As happens throughout the country following such upsets, Arkansas fans celebrated the occasion by storming the field after the clock..." September 14

  • TCU Remains Just Outside of the Top 25

    SI "Saturday’s win over the California Golden Bears was not enough to propel the TCU Horned Frogs into either poll. The Frogs beat Cal by just two points, when the final line of the game had them projected to win by 11.5. The final score was not enough to move the Frogs up, and now must wait..." September 14

  • Texas' Casey Thompson to start vs. Rice

    The Score "Texas coach Steve Sarkisian is naming Casey Thompson the starting quarterback against Rice on Saturday, according to On3 Sports' Joe Cook. Sarkisian added that Hudson Card will play Saturday. Card started the Longhorns' first two games of the season. However, the..." September 13

  • Kansas State QB Skylar Thompson injury not season-ending

    247 Sports "Kansas State quarterback Skylar Thompson’s 2021 season might not be over just yet. After suffering a leg injury during Saturday’s game against Southern Illinois, it has been reported that the injury is not as serious as expected and is not a season-ending injury, according to..." September 13

  • SEC? No, The Longhorns Are Not Ready Yet

    SI "Texas A&M's Jimbo Fisher sat on a set in Birmingham, Ala. talking to Paul Finebaum as the news broke. Texas and Oklahoma were done in the Big 12 and wanted the Southeastern Conference respect next to their name.  Fisher, who led the former Big 12 Aggies to a 9-1 record in..." September 12

  • Kansas QB Jason Bean is the real deal

    Larry Brown Sports "Kansas will probably struggle all season to win games, but they certainly are going to be fun to watch thanks to Jason Bean. Bean is a transfer from North Texas and exciting to watch as a dual-threat quarterback. He has some serious wheels which were on display Friday night against..." September 11

  • Texas, Arkansas finally reunite for first taste of new SEC rivalry

    247 Sports "Arkansas' final dance with Texas in the old Southwest Conference was picture perfect. Little did the Razorbacks know, however, that snapshot would also be a reminder for the next 30 years of what life is like without a true rival. Arkansas defeated Texas 14-13 by..." September 10

  • NAACP & UT Students File Civil Rights Complaint Over Song Creating ‘Hostile Environment’ For Black Students

    Total Pro Sports "The Texas chapter of the NAACP, along with some students with the civil rights organization’s University of Texas at Austin chapter and a group of anonymous students have formally filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights alleging UT-Austin is..." September 09

  • What Arkansas must do to upset Texas in Week 2

    247 Sports "With the No. 15 Texas Longhorns rolling into town this weekend, the Arkansas Razorbacks will be underdogs on their own turf. There is a way for the Razorbacks to spring the upset, and 247Sports’ Josh Pate explained how they can make that happen. On the latest..." September 09

  • Steve Sarkisian can 'compete for a conference championship every year'

    247 Sports "Texas football started out the 2021 season with a bang over this past Saturday. The Longhorns earned a ranked win over Louisiana to kick off head coach Steve Sarkisian's tenure. College football analyst Joel Klatt came away impressed with Texas. Led by new quarterback Hudson..." September 08

  • Alabama QB Bryce Young passes Oklahoma QB Spencer Rattler in latest Heisman Trophy odds

    Clutch Points "Week 1 of the college football season came and went and there were some upsets, of course. But, there were some big names that absolutely balled out, including Alabama quarterback Bryce Young who led the Crimson Tide to a victory over Miami. On Sunday, the..." September 05

  • Spencer Rattler's Heisman Campaign Off to a Brutal Start

    The Big Lead "Spencer Rattler was a very popular preseason Heisman Trophy pick. Rattler is a good player with the kind of skillset to thrive in Lincoln Riley's high-flying passing offense. Rattler is no Kyler Murray or Baker Mayfield right now, but a QB under Riley does not need to..." September 04

  • Oklahoma Sooners QB Spencer Rattler unanimous favorite for Heisman Trophy

    Sportsnaut "Oklahoma quarterback Spencer Rattler is the universal favorite to win the 2021 Heisman Trophy based on season-opening odds at regulated sportsbooks. Rattler is +650 at BetMGM, ahead of Clemson quarterback DJ Uiagalelei, Alabama quarterback Bryce Young and Georgia quarterback JT..." September 03

  • Hurricane Ida forces cancellation of Oklahoma-Tulane football game in New Orleans

    ESPN "Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print The Oklahoma-Tulane game set for Saturday will not be played in New Orleans due to the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, sources told ESPN. Tulane was set to host No. 2 Oklahoma on..." August 30

  • Hudson Card wins Texas' QB battle

    The Score "Redshirt freshman quarterback Hudson Card will start Texas' season opener against Louisiana on Sept. 4 after beating out Casey Thompson for the job, a source told The Athletic's Bruce Feldman. Card and Thompson split first-team snaps during camp,..." August 28

  • WVU President Gordon Gee Says College Football Playoff Expansion Is 'on Life Support'

    Bleacher Report "West Virginia president Gordon Gee is no longer in favor of expanding the College Football Playoff to 12 teams. During an interview with the West Virginia student newspaper the Daily Athenaeum (h/t Andrea Adelson of ESPN), the member of the CFP board of managers..." August 27

  • Coveted 4-star DL Aaron Bryant commits to Texas

    Burnt Orange Nation "The Texas Longhorns were in need of a win on the recruiting trail and got one in the form of defensive lineman Aaron Bryant’s commitment on Thursday. The 6’4, 306-pound lineman from Southaven (Miss.) announced Sunday that he would be shutting down his..." August 26

  • Oklahoma RB Tre Bradford No Longer With the Team

    SI "ccording to a  report in the OU Daily, sophomore running back Tre Bradford is no longer with the Oklahoma football team.  The Daily report cites "multiple" unnamed sources in saying Bradford has missed the Sooners' last two practices...." August 26

  • Utah lists Baylor transfer Charlie Brewer

    Salt Lake Tribune "Kyle Whittingham earlier this week promised that the University of Utah would release a “definitive depth chart” on Thursday morning. As far as the quarterback position goes, the depth chart was indeed definitive. " August 26