Big 12 RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Tom Herman's Wife Says LSU Fans Bombarded Him With Phone Calls

    The Big Lead "Fallout from the lack of air conditioning in the visitor’s locker room on the night LSU thumped Texas remains a thing. Nothing brings out the interest like gamesmanship blowing up in the instigator’s face. Anyone with even a light understanding of college football would know,..." September 12

  • Oklahoma State booster, billionaire oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens dies at age 91

    USA Today "Oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens, who gave millions to education and medical research during a bigger-than-life career, died at age 91. Pickens' spokesman Jay Rosser confirmed the death Wednesday. Pickens suffered a series of strokes in 2017 and was hospitalized..." September 12

  • Oklahoma State Icon T. Boone Pickens Passes Away at 91

    12 Up "The Oklahoma State Cowboys family just lost one of the men who helped mold the program into what it is today. T. Boone Pickens, an oil magnate and businessman who operated the hedge fund BP Capital Management and was the largest booster for athletics at his alma mater, passed away at..." September 11

  • Texas denies LSU coach Ed Orgeron's claim of insufficient air conditioning in visitor's locker room

    CBS Sports "No. 4 LSU's offense came out hot in Saturday night's 45-38 win over No. 12 Texas at Darrell K. Royal Texas Memorial Stadium with 573 yards that included 471 passing yards from Tigers quarterback Joe Burrow. The offense wasn't the only thing that was hot, though. Tigers coach Ed..." September 10

  • Texas thinks LSU LB K’Lavon Chaisson faked injury against them

    Larry Brown Sports "The Texas Longhorns seem to think some of the trips made by trainers to the field during their game against LSU may not have been for legitimate injuries, and a nugget shared by a reporter suggests that. LSU beat Texas 45-38 on Saturday evening in what was the second game of the..." September 10

  • Ed Orgeron: LSU's Locker Room at Texas Didn't Have Air Conditioning

    Bleacher Report "LSU football not only had to battle a tough team on the road Saturday, but it also had to survive a hot locker room without air conditioning. Head coach Ed Orgeron explained the situation Monday following his team's impressive 45-38 win over Texas. "First..." September 09

  • College football schedule, games 2019: What to watch in Week 2, TV channels, kickoff times

    CBS Sports "If Week 1 was the college football appetizer, Week 2 is going to provide fans a feast of epic proportions. Why? Because we get two of the biggest nonconference games of the year spread out for your afternoon and evening viewing pleasure. No. 1 Clemson will host No...." September 07

  • Forget being 'back,' the Texas-LSU game can be a launching pad for the Longhorns

    CBS Sports "It was one year ago this week at Texas when all that was lacking was a eulogy. If hope hadn't died, it was wavering. The Longhorns had lost to Maryland for the second time in as many seasons. Two days after a 34-29 defeat on the road, a media member questioned Tom Herman about..." September 07

  • 2020 NFL Draft QB Stock Watch: Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa was clinical in debut, former backup Jalen Hurts was better

    CBS Sports "We all knew Tua Tagovailoa headed into the 2019 college football season as one of the country's best quarterbacks. And that, in all likelihood, would translate into a first-round grade once the NFL Draft rolls around in the spring. But few people..." September 07

  • LSU’s K’Lavon Chaisson: Sam Ehlinger not ‘too much of a threat’

    Sportsnaut "LSU linebacker K’Lavon Chaisson is wasting no time getting in a subtle dig at Sam Ehlinger ahead of his Week 2 game against the Texas Longhorns. Chaisson, who played against Ehlinger in Texas’ 6A State Title game back in 2015, was asked about facing him again. He responded..." September 02

  • Oklahoma already feels like home for Jalen Hurts as his second chapter starts with a bang

    CBS Sports "They came to sweat, one way or another, at No. 4 Oklahoma's sweltering season opener on Sunday. Auditioning for the role of keeper of the OU championship flame -- and the Sooners' potential third consecutive Heisman Trophy winner -- was graduate transfer quarterback Jalen..." September 02

  • Lincoln Riley insists Spencer Rattler, Tanner Mordecai got fair shot at starting job

    Larry Brown Sports "When Jalen Hurts chose Oklahoma as his transfer destination following his graduation from Alabama, many assumed his choice came with the promise that he would be the program’s starting quarterback. Lincoln Riley has insisted that is not the case. During Oklahoma’s..." September 02

  • Oklahoma State starting Spencer Sanders at QB

    The Score "Spencer Sanders appears to have won Oklahoma State's quarterback competition, with sources telling Brett McMurphy of Stadium that the redshirt freshman will get the nod on Friday against Oregon State. Sanders battled with Hawaii graduate transfer Dru Brown throughout camp, and..." August 31

  • Texas 4-Star WR Joshua Moore Has Been Suspended

    The Spun "The Texas Longhorns are only five days away from playing their first game of the 2019 season. Unfortunately, it looks like they’ll be without sophomore wide receiver Joshua Moore for the foreseeable future. In a media session on Monday, Texas head coach Tom Herman revealed that..." August 26

  • Texas to honor Cedric Benson with helmet decal this season

    Sportsnaut "The Texas Longhorn football family and the broader college football world was dealt a horrible loss earlier this month when all-time great running back Cedric Benson passed away on August 17 following a motorcycle accident. We’ve already seen Benson’s former Cincinnati..." August 26

  • How Lincoln Riley became football's unlikeliest QB guru

    ESPN "Lincoln Riley's voice drips with contempt. The 35-year-old Oklahoma Soonerscoach is describing a failed play -- from 1999. It's not surprising that he can remember the details. His high school coach swears that Riley has a photographic memory, says he could watch film once and..." August 26

  • Report: West Virginia LB VanDarius Cowan suspended four games

    247 Sports "VanDarius Cowan, the talented transfer from the University of Alabama, has been suspended for the first four games of the regular season, 247Sports has learned. A source said the linebacker is sidelined by NCAA eligibility issues and will not play in games against James Madison,..." August 21

  • Tanner Mordecai wins Oklahoma backup QB job over Spencer Rattler

    Larry Brown Sports "Oklahoma Sooners head coach Lincoln Riley announced on Monday that Jalen Hurts had won the team’s starting quarterback job. That was expected ever since Hurts moved to Oklahoma from Alabama as a graduate transfer. But that wasn’t the team’s only battle at the..." August 21

  • QB Sam Ehlinger's Journey from Heartbreak to Heisman Hopes

    Bleacher Report "She never told him how it tore her heart apart when he collapsed on the floor after hearing the news. He never told her how he grieved, hiding in his room at night and burying tears in a pillow.     When you're going through hell, sometimes it seems like..." August 20

  • The 10 college football coaches with the hottest of hot seats entering the season

    USA Today "For every head coach with rock-solid job security — Dabo Swinney and Nick Saban, to name two — there are a couple of dozen firmly on the hot seat heading into the 2019 season. One name in particular stands out: Southern California coach Clay Helton. On the heels of last..." August 19

  • Jalen Hurts officially named starting quarterback for Oklahoma

    Sportsnaut "To nobody’s surprise, Jalen Hurts has been officially named the starting quarterback for the Oklahoma Sooners heading into the 2019 season. The team announced the decision on its official website Monday. Hurts transferred to Oklahoma this past winter by way..." August 19

  • Texas WR Joshua Moore facing weapons charge following July arrest

    Sportsnaut "Texas Longhorns sophomore receiver Joshua Moore is facing a misdemeanor weapons charge stemming from a July 5 arrest in downtown Austin. According to KXAN in Austin, Texas, Moore was arrested for carrying a loaded gun without a license. Surveillance cameras recorded a suspect..." August 17

  • 25 Names You Need to Watch for 2019 College Football Season

    Bleacher Report "Heading into the 2019 season, there is a general consensus on the top players in college football. However, the order changes a bit when thinking about the most noteworthy. We've highlighted 25 names you should prepare to hear constantly this campaign. Many of them are..." August 15

  • Oklahoma loses starting DB Tre Norwood to season-ending injury

    The Oklahoman "Oklahoma junior defensive back Tre Norwood will miss the 2019 season after suffering a non-contact injury in the first week of fall camp, coach Lincoln Riley announced Friday.  "One of those that you wonder," Riley said. "You see guys make plays or movements like..." August 09

  • Can Sam Ehlinger return Texas to the top of college football?

    The Score "The crowd arrived early for Sam Ehlinger. Four hours before the Texas quarterback was scheduled to hold court at Big 12 media day in July, four reporters set up tripods in front of his dais, effectively planting their flags on the most coveted real estate on the AT&T Stadium..." August 08

  • TCU's Cole Bunce may miss season after accident

    ESPN "TCU kicker Cole Bunce could miss the upcoming season after he was knocked off a motorized scooter during a traffic accident Thursday. Horned Frogs coach Gary Patterson told reporters on Saturday that Bunce had emergency surgery, but didn't provide any specifics on the player's..." August 04

  • Oklahoma Sooners RB Being Accused of Physical & Mental Abuse By Student

    Norman Transcript "A University of Oklahoma student named Mallory Jech on Friday identified herself as an alleged victim of abuse by Oklahoma running back Kennedy Brooks, who was cleared by OU’s Title IX office in an investigation nearly one month ago. Brooks was held out of OU football activities..." August 03

  • Longhorns lure 2020 five-star RB Bijan Robinson away from Ohio State

    CBS Sports "If Texas wants to win a national championship under Tom Herman, it needs to recruit like a champion. Those efforts were bolstered Friday with a verbal commitment from five-star running back Bijan Robinson. The Longhorns nabbed Robinson -- unofficially -- over Ohio State and USC. The 6-foot,..." August 02

  • Lincoln Riley may not name Sooners' QB during camp

    ESPN "Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley said he would prefer to name a starting quarterback during the Sooners' fall camp but isn't guaranteeing that'll happen. "You get a lot more accurate snapshot of where these guys are really at, as camp unfolds," Riley said during..." August 02

  • Here is the NCAA’s answer on TCU QB Matthew Baldwin’s immediate eligibility request

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The NCAA has denied TCU quarterback Matthew Baldwin’s waiver for immediate eligibility, according to sources. TCU is expected to file an appeal on behalf of the Ohio State transfer this week. NCAA transfer rules require student-athletes to sit out a..." August 02

  • KU sophomore defensive lineman arrested on suspicion of DUI in Lawrence

    Kansas City Star "Kansas defensive lineman Malcolm Lee was arrested early Saturday morning by Lawrence police on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, according to logs from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department. Lee, a sophomore transfer from Iowa Western..." July 23