Big 12 RUMORS & NEWS

  • Oklahoma QB Spencer Rattler Is Charging Fans $150 For His Autograph

    Total Pro Sports "The new age of college athletes having the ability to profit off of their name, image and likeness is still getting its feet wet as the athletes are doing everything humanly possible to finally put money in their pockets while in college. Oklahoma redshirt sophomore quarterback..." July 31

  • Texas, Oklahoma join SEC: Longhorns, Sooners accept invitations as Big 12 powers begin new wave of realignment

    CBS Sports "Just nine days after word leaked that Texas and Oklahoma were in talks regarding a landscape-changing move from the Big 12 to the Southeastern Conference, the seismic shift is officially complete. Following Thursday's unanimous vote by the SEC's chancellors..." July 30

  • Steve Spurrier on Texas moving to SEC: Longhorns 'can't win the Big 12 anyway'

    USA Today "The Head Ball Coach still has some jokes. Retired college football coach Steve Spurrier, who coached 23 of his 26 seasons in the SEC, poked fun at the University of Texas and the University of Oklahoma for their decisions to leave the Big 12 and join the SEC. "I can..." July 29

  • League presidents set for meeting to discuss adding Texas and Oklahoma

    CBS Sports "SEC presidents and chancellors will meet this week to discuss adding Oklahoma and Texas, both Ross Dellenger of Sports Illustrated and Heather Dinich of ESPN are reporting. The meeting, scheduled for Thursday, will mark another step in seismic conference..." July 27

  • Texas and Oklahoma Bolt From the Big 12 Conference

    The Wall Street Journal "Texas and Oklahoma have informed the Big 12 that they intend to leave the league, setting off what is likely to be a jolting realignment of the sport in which powerful schools position themselves to jump from one conference to another in search of bigger paydays and more prestigious..." July 26

  • College football realignment fallout: What's next with Texas, Oklahoma stating intent to leave Big 12 for SEC

    CBS Sports "Texas and Oklahoma have taken the next step towards migrating to the SEC by declaring their intent to leave the Big 12 with a formal statement informing the conference they will not renew their grant of rights agreements once they expire in 2024-25. The shock that came..." July 26

  • Big 12 could offer more money to entice Texas, Oklahoma to stay

    The Score "The Big 12 is considering measures to keep Texas and Oklahoma in the conference. It was reported on Wednesday that the two schools had reached out to the SEC about possibly joining the conference. In an effort to entice Texas and Oklahoma to..." July 25

  • Barry Sanders Set to Receive Major Honors From Oklahoma State

    Heavy "Barry Sanders made his impact in the NFL with the Detroit Lions, and he is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame and the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a result. One place where it’s taken time for Sanders to get his just due is with Oklahoma State. In spite of..." July 25

  • Oklahoma Sooners, Texas Longhorns on the verge of making SEC move

    ESPN "Texas and Oklahoma could make their move to the SEC official in a matter of weeks, ESPN has confirmed. The Austin American-Statesman reported Friday that a Big 12 source believed talks between the SEC and the two schools had been ongoing for more than six months, though..." July 23

  • Did Steve Sarkisian know about SEC talks before taking Texas job?

    Larry Brown Sports "Texas appears to be on the verge of moving from the Big 12 to the SEC, which would be an exciting shift for a program that is hoping for a brighter future under its new head coach. It also raises the question of whether that new head coach knew about the potential conference shakeup before he..." July 23

  • Texas, Oklahoma leaving for SEC would leave Big 12 mostly irrelevant

    Larry Brown Sports "The SEC has already pulled ahead of the pack when it comes to athletic dominance in many prominent college sports. They generally have the best teams, most resources, and best fan support in football, baseball and softball, among other sports. Other conferences have competitive programs of..." July 22

  • Texas, Oklahoma eyeing move to SEC

    The Score "Texas and Oklahoma have reached out to the SEC about possibly joining the conference, reports Brent Zwerneman of the Houston Chronicle. An announcement about the potential move of the two Big 12 schools could take place within a couple of weeks, Zwerneman..." July 21

  • Five-star 2023 QB Malachi Nelson commits to Sooners

    CBS Sports "One of college football's potential future stars made his commitment Sunday on CBS Sports HQ as five-star quarterback Malachi Nelson, one of the top overall prospects in the 2023 class, gave a verbal pledge Oklahoma as part of a big recruiting weekend for Lincoln Riley's..." July 19

  • Texas Longhorns add to offseason haul with No. 1 college basketball transfer Marcus Carr

    ESPN "Minnesota transfer Marcus Carr, the No. 1 transfer this offseason, announced his commitment to Texas on Saturday, giving Chris Beard's Longhorns a legitimate case to be the preseason No. 1 entering next season. Carr opted for Texas instead of pursuing a..." July 17

  • Caperton Humphrey: Kansas CFB Paid Me $50K to Leave After Threats from Teammates

    Bleacher Report "The University of Kansas athletics department paid former fullback Caperton Humphrey nearly $50,000 in benefits to sign a non-disparagement agreement and leave the program in 2019 after reporting four unnamed defensive players for allegedly threatening violence against him and his family as..." July 11

  • Ex-Texas WR Jake Smith transferring to USC

    CBS Sports "Not long after entering the transfer portal, former Texas wide receiver Jake Smith has found a new home. The sophomore and former top-50 recruit announced on his Twitter account Tuesday that he would be transferring to USC.  "Coach [Clay] Helton I..." July 07

  • Sooners running back Mikey Henderson dismissed from program after Norman police issue felony arrest warrant

    OU Daily "Running back Mikey Henderson has been dismissed from OU, head coach Lincoln Riley announced Tuesday night. Earlier Tuesday, an arrest warrant was requested by the Norman Police Department to the Cleveland County District Attorney's office for Henderson, which was first reported by..." July 07

  • 5-Star OL Kelvin Banks Commits to Oregon over Texas, Texas A&M, More

    The Athletic "Five-star offensive tackle Kelvin Banks is heading to Oregon, he announced on social media Sunday. The 6-foot-5, 300-pound recruit ranks No. 14 overall in the Class of 2022 and is the No. 2 offensive tackle, according to the 247Sports Composite Rating. He is the highest-ranked member..." July 04

  • Bills great Darryl Talley to have number retired by West Virginia

    Pro Football Talk "Bills linebacker Darryl Talley, before becoming a key cog in a team that went to four straight Super Bowls, was a standout at West Virginia University. In belated recognition of his exploits, the school is retiring his number, 90. Talley, a second-round pick in 1983, played for..." July 02

  • Oklahoma QB Spencer Rattler reveals personalized brand logo, plans to donate future NIL earnings

    CBS Sports "Wisconsin quarterback Graham Mertz announced earlier this week that he has created his own logo for merchandise that he plans to sell as new name, image and likeness rules go into effect. Now an even higher-profile signal-caller has joined the..." July 02

  • New Kansas coach Lance Leipold knows how to win, but turning the Jayhawks around is another task entirely

    The Athletic "The day after Kansas’ spring game, new coach Lance Leipold sat down with interim coach Emmett Jones. It was Leipold’s first meeting with a current KU staffer. “For both of us, there was a lot of uncertainty,” Leipold said. “Is this a fit? Is it not? Who..." July 02

  • Iowa State is a legitimate Playoff contender, with a veteran core and the mindset to meet rare expectations

    The Athletic "Welcome to the playoff race, Iowa State. After pulling off the best season in school history, the scrappy underdogs from Ames now find themselves in unfamiliar territory among the frontrunners, lauded as a legitimate preseason top-10 team going into the 2021 season. And they should..." June 25

  • Texas embraces Steve Sarkisian’s ‘All Gas No Brakes’ M.O. in the Horns’ latest go at restoring the program’s glory

    The Athletic "During his first public off-campus appearance since taking the Texas job, new coach Steve Sarkisian explained why he made the move. He shared a story of calling his parents on Jan. 2 to deliver the news to them before it was splashed everywhere. In that moment, his father, Seb,..." June 23

  • Texas Longhorns WR Jake Smith Enters Transfer Portal

    SI "After missing the vast majority of the spring with a foot injury he suffered during the camp's opening workout, Texas Longhorns wideout Jake Smith was expected to be a big part of Steve Sarkisian's offense in the fall.  However, that all changed on Tuesday when Smith..." June 22

  • Texas Freshman WR Keithron Lee Suspended Following His Arrest For Assaulting A Family Member

    Total Pro Sports "An incoming freshman for the Texas Longhorns is not having the best start to his college career. Texas incoming freshman wide receiver Keithron Lee was arrested in Bryan, Texas over the weekend on charges of assault of a family member. He was later released on $5,000 bond. The..." June 22

  • RB Gavin Sawchuk Commits to Oklahoma

    SI "The ChampU BBQ is already paying dividends. Gavin Sawchuk, a 4-star running back from Littleton, Co, has committed to the Sooners per a report from Hayes Fawcett on Twitter. He is rated as the No. 2-overall running back in the 2022 recruiting class per the 247..." June 22

  • TCU poised to return to prominence as Gary Patterson begins his third decade with the Horned Frogs

    The Athletic "At some point toward the end of each summer, Gary Patterson sits down at his desk and writes himself a letter outlining how his TCU team can get to 12 wins during the upcoming season. Patterson breaks down each opponent and examines obstacles that stand in his team’s way, such..." June 21

  • Mike Gundy accepts $1 million pay cut for 2021 season

    247 Sports "Oklahoma State head football coach Mike Gundy will take a $1 million pay cut for the second straight year during the 2021 season, according to a report by Bill Haisten of Tulsa World. Gundy volunteered to a similar pay cut in 2020 in light of the..." June 20

  • 5-star WR Jordan Hudson decommits from Oklahoma

    The Score "Five-star wide receiver Jordan Hudson decommitted from Oklahoma, he announced Monday. Hudson chose the Sooners last July over offers from several schools, including Alabama, Texas, and LSU. " June 14

  • Oklahoma DL Isaiah Thomas Arrested

    SI "Oklahoma football player Isaiah Thomas was arrested early Sunday morning for failing to appear on a previous petty larceny charge and was booked overnight into the Cleveland County Detention Center. The Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office didn’t include any details about the..." June 13

  • Alabama schedules home-and-home games with Oklahoma State, reschedules series with Notre Dame

    CBS Sports "Alabama has scheduled a future home-and-home series with Oklahoma State, adding to what is already an impressive and growing list of nonconference games over the next 10 years. A Tuesday announcement revealed the Crimson Tide will play the Cowboys during the 2028 and 2029..." June 08