Big 12 RUMORS & NEWS

  • Oklahoma Sooners up 3 spots in latest ESPN power rankings

    USA Today "Coming out of spring ball, the vibes are all positive for the Oklahoma Sooners. A tremendous crowd at the spring game, followed by several solid recruiting weekends has the Sooners heading into the summer with quite a bit of momentum. Still months away from the start of the 2022 season,..." May 22

  • Why Jordan Addison should turn down USC and Texas for Alabama

    Saturday Down South "Say what you want about the future of college football. Say that it’s doomed because of NIL and the transfer portal. Say that it’ll forever be tarnished by the all-important desire to make a buck. Say that we’ve gone past the point of no return with..." May 17

  • Loyalty once questioned, Brent Venables out to prove patience pays off in heralded return to Oklahoma

    CBS Sports "Bob Stoops stopped by a table in the lobby of the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa last week. It was doubling as a workspace. Media had posted up knowing full well that coaches and administrators had to pass by on their way to check in for conference spring meetings. In quiet..." May 12

  • QB Gerry Bohanon commits to transfer to South Florida Bulls

    ESPN "Former Baylor quarterback Gerry Bohanon has found a new home. Bohanon announced on Sunday that he's transferring to South Florida, where he'll be favored to start next season and has two seasons of eligibility remaining. It marks a huge pickup for..." May 09

  • Kansas football’s patient path from the Texas upset to competence and confidence in Year 2

    The Athletic "Lance Leipold knew what he’d have to do early in overtime. Kansas’ head coach planned ahead, instructing offensive coordinator Andy Kotelnicki to pick the right play. Kotelnicki got back to him quickly: I’ve got one. Leipold had Texas on the ropes..." May 07

  • Former Oklahoma DT Du'Vonta Lampkin Killed in Shooting at Age 25

    Bleacher Report "Former Oklahoma defensive tackle Du'Vonta Lampkin, 25, was killed in a shooting in the Dallas area on Thursday.  The Dallas Police Department announced it was investigating a homicide after officers responded to a call about a..." May 06

  • Texas RB Bijan Robinson Announces NIL Contract with Austin Lamborghini Dealership

    Bleacher Report "Bijan Robinson isn't playing around. The Texas Longhorns running back announced Thursday he signed a name, image and likeness contract with a Lamborghini dealership in Austin, Texas. " May 05

  • Keyshawn Johnson Starts the Urban Meyer-to-Texas Chatter

    The Big Lead "Urban Meyer is reportedly on the cusp of returning to Big Noon Kickoff on Fox after a disastrous short stint as coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars. Considering all the unpleasant stuff that went down during his first NFL foray, it will likely require a cooling-off period before the..." May 04

  • Nebraska beats Texas for TCU DE transfer Ochaun Mathis

    The Athletic "Nebraska won big Saturday in the transfer portal, adding a commitment from former TCU defensive end Ochaun Mathis. Mathis, 6-foot-5 and 260 pounds, picked the Huskers over Texas. He announced his decision in a live stream on social media. The Athletic ranked Mathis for the..." April 30

  • Baylor's Blake Shapen named starting QB for 2022

    The Athletic "Baylor has named Blake Shapen its starting quarterback for the 2022 season, a source confirmed to The Athletic on Monday. Shapen, who backed up starter Gerry Bohanon in 2021, won a competition during spring football with Bohanon and redshirt freshman Kyron Drones. SicEm365.com first..." April 27

  • Bob Stoops: Lincoln Riley 'Didn't Invent' Oklahoma Football, Backs Program's Future

    Bleacher Report "Lincoln Riley was Bob Stoops' handpicked successor at Oklahoma, but the Sooners coaching legend isn't too concerned about his protege's departure. "Lincoln Riley didn't invent OU football," Stoops said Tuesday when being honored by the Oklahoma..." April 26

  • Iowa State transfer offensive lineman Joey Ramos commits to Arizona State

    The Athletic "Arizona State on Monday brought in another reinforcement for its offensive line, securing a commitment from Iowa State transfer Joey Ramos. A product of Deer Valley High in Glendale, Ariz., Ramos played three seasons at Iowa State, earning five starts. Most of his time came on special..." April 25

  • WR Agiye Hall becomes fourth ex-Alabama player to transfer to Texas and join coach Steve Sarkisian

    CBS Sports "Texas landed a big commitment on Tuesday night in the form of Agiye Hall, a 6-foot-3, 195-pound wide receiver, who spent last season at Alabama. Hall announced his commitment on Twitter. He entered the transfer portal earlier this month after participating in the..." April 20

  • Texas QB Quinn Ewers could give Steve Sarkisian the fresh start needed to resurrect Longhorns program

    CBS Sports "Steve Sarkisian hit historic lows in his first season as coach at Texas. The Longhorns finished 5-7, the worst record for a first-year coach since Dana X. Bible in 1937. Texas lost seven consecutive games, the most since Edwin Price lost eight in his final season in..." April 20

  • USC coach Lincoln Riley pens letter to Oklahoma fans, explains abruptly leaving Sooners to Trojans

    CBS Sports "Nearly five months after his stunning decision to leave Oklahoma for USC, Lincoln Riley has penned an open letter to Sooners fans in the Players' Tribune explaining his decision to leave the storied Big 12 program for the West Coast. After sharing several of his best memories from..." April 20

  • Baylor Cupp, Texas A&M transfer, announces commitment to Texas Tech

    247 Sports "Former Texas A&M tight end Baylor Cupp made his decision after entering the transfer portal. Cupp announced on Instagram he committed to Texas Tech on Tuesday. Earlier in the day, 247Sports analyst and prospect evaluator Clint Brewster logged a Crystal Ball prediction for..." April 20

  • Iowa State tops Minnesota for 4-star Class of 2023 QB JJ Kohl

    The Athletic "Iowa State landed its second four-star quarterback of the Matt Campbell era when Ankeny (Iowa) High School’s JJ Kohl pledged to the Cyclones on Monday night. Kohl, 6-foot-6, 227 pounds, picked Iowa State over Minnesota and also held offers from Wisconsin, Penn State, Iowa and Florida..." April 19

  • Spencer Rattler Says Oklahoma Was a 'Toxic Situation' Before South Carolina Transfer

    Bleacher Report "Four months after transferring from Oklahoma to South Carolina, quarterback Spencer Rattler has opened up about his departure from the Sooners. Speaking to ESPN's Chris Low, Rattler called Oklahoma "a toxic situation" and said he is happy to "get somewhere..." April 15

  • JT Daniels transferring to play college football at West Virginia

    ESPN "The winding collegiate career of quarterback JT Daniels has turned onto a country road. Daniels told ESPN that he's transferring to West Virginia and that he called coach Neal Brown and informed him of the decision Wednesday morning. Daniels was the..." April 13

  • Pitt, West Virginia football extend Backyard Brawl rivalry

    The Athletic "The Backyard Brawl has been extended for four more years, as Pitt and West Virginia will play each other every season from 2029 through 2032, the schools announced Wednesday. The news comes less than five months ahead of the renewal of their rivalry, as the Panthers will host the Mountaineers..." April 13

  • Texas lands commitment from 3-star LB S'Maje Burrell for 2023 class

    The Athletic "Texas added to its 2023 recruiting class on Saturday as three-star linebacker S’Maje Burrell announced his commitment to the Longhorns. Burrell, a 6-foot, 215-pound prospect from North Crowley High in Fort Worth, Texas, is the third commitment in the Longhorns’ 2023 class...." April 02

  • Lebbeus Overton Commits to Texas A&M over Georgia, Ohio State, Oklahoma

    Bleacher Report "Lebbeus Overton, a 5-star defensive lineman out of Milton (Georgia) High School, has chosen to play college ball at Texas A&M. Overton chose the Aggies after naming Georgia, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oregon and Texas A&M as his final five schools, according to Peter..." April 01

  • Baker Mayfield to be honored with statue at Sooners’ Spring Game

    Clutch Points "The Oklahoma Sooners’ Spring Game is less than a month away. This year, the game includes a special tribute to former Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield. Oklahoma Football tweeted the news Thursday afternoon. During his three years at Oklahoma, Mayfield..." March 31

  • Arch Manning Pitched by Colt McCoy, Sam Ehlinger on Texas Recruiting Visit

    USA Today "By all outward appearances, five-star quarterback Arch Manning’s recruiting visit to Texas last weekend couldn’t have gone any better. What happened, exactly? Texas exes Colt McCoy and Sam Ehlinger both made pitches, as did coach Steve Sarkisian and his..." March 30