Big 12 RUMORS & NEWS

  • True Freshman Listed as Starter for WVU Against Oklahoma State

    Voice Of Motown "True freshman wide receiver Reese Smith has been officially listed as a starter for the Mountaineers going into their matchup against Oklahoma State. Smith saw his first career action against Eastern Kentucky after eleven players were suspended prior to kickoff – including two..." September 22

  • Lincoln Riley again slams 'archaic' NCAA rule that led to suspension of three Oklahoma Sooners

    USA Today "Lincoln Riley took a deep breath as he searched for the right words. That still wasn't enough time. "It's a good question, I certainly understand the question," the OU football coach said before another long pause to gather his thoughts. Riley had..." September 22

  • Baylor AD Mack Rhoades 'disappointed' in Houston coach Dana Holgorsen's 'chirping'

    ESPN "Baylor athletic director Mack Rhoades on Tuesday took exception to the tone of recent comments made by Houston football coach Dana Holgorsen in the aftermath of the two teams' postponed game, which was to be played on Sept. 19. Rhoades, in an appearance on SicEm365..." September 22

  • Texas Tech RB SaRodorick Thompson arrested on reckless driving charge

    Dallas Morning News "On Monday, Texas Tech running back SaRodorick Thompson was arrested in Lubbock on a warrant for reckless driving, according to a report by Shehan Jeyarajah of Dave Campbell’s Texas Football. According to Jeyarajah’s report, Thompson, a Carrollton Ranchview..." September 21

  • No. 12 Oklahoma State needs magic from third-string quarterback Shane Illingworth to survive Tulsa

    USA Today "No. 12 Oklahoma State got a boost from third-string, true freshman quarterback Shane Illingworth to survive an upset bid from Tulsa, 16-7, on Saturday at Boone Pickens Stadium.  Here are five takeaways the Cowboys’ up-and-down escape: Third-stringer saves the..." September 19

  • Baylor-Houston game postponed

    The Score "Saturday's game between Baylor and Houston has been postponed, a source told Bruce Feldman of The Athletic. The decision to delay the contest is due to positive COVID-19 tests for Baylor, reports Ross Dellenger of Sports Illustrated, citing..." September 18

  • Coach Mike Leach prepared to fight Texas Tech 'until he dies'

    USA Today "Nearly 11 years since his controversial firing at Texas Tech, Mike Leach still is waging an expensive war against Tech and will not let up "until he dies," according to the man Leach hired to lead the fight. Leach, now the football coach at Mississippi State, has spent about..." September 15

  • Texas Tech Says 75 Football Players Have Tested Positive for COVID Since June

    TMZ "75 members of the Texas Tech football team have tested positive for COVID-19 since testing began in June ... this according to the University. On Monday, TTU announced 5 football players had tested positive for coronavirus -- which raised the previous total from 70 to..." September 15

  • Texas S BJ Foster will remain with team after quitting on Saturday

    Burnt Orange Nation "On the field, there wasn’t much drama for the Texas Longhorns on Saturday evening in a 59-3 demolition of the UTEP Miners at Darrel K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. On the sidelines, however, junior safety BJ Foster reportedly quit the team during the third quarter due..." September 14

  • Sam Ehlinger ‘disappointed’ about his huge game in Texas opener

    Yardbarker "Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger got his Heisman Trophy campaign off to a roaring start on Saturday, but the senior was not all that satisfied with the monster performance.  Ehlinger had 429 yards, five touchdowns and no interceptions in the Longhorns’ 59-3 win over..." September 14

  • Texas' 5-Star Safety B.J. Foster Quit Team During 3rd Quarter vs. UTEP

    Bleacher Report "Junior safety B.J. Foster may have played his final game with Texas. OrangeBloods.com's Anwar Richardson reported Foster "quit the team" midway through the third quarter of the Longhorns' 59-3 win over UTEP on Saturday. Richardson followed up to..." September 13

  • Mike Golic shares message after calling college football game

    MSN.com "Mike Golic was back on the ESPN airwaves on Saturday, and it was to call some college football. The former longtime ESPN Radio host teamed with Dave Pasch to call Saturday’s Louisiana Lafayette 31-14 win over Iowa State. Golic tweeted after the game to share how much he enjoyed..." September 13

  • West Virginia suspends 11 players for season opener

    The Score "West Virginia suspended 11 players, including three starters, for their season opener Saturday after they violated team rules, sources told 247 Sports' Mike Casazza. The punishments reportedly aren't linked to positive COVID-19 tests and were determined long enough..." September 12

  • Five questions that will be answered in Week 2 of the college football season

    USA Today "Week 2 welcomes teams from the ACC and Big 12 to the regular season, marking the start of the long push for the College Football Playoff. Saturday's schedule includes the nation's No. 1 team, Clemson, playing in prime time at Wake Forest. Also in action: Oklahoma, Notre Dame, Texas and..." September 12

  • Social Media Mocks Bettor Who Lost $65K When Arkansas State Defeated Kansas State

    Total Pro Sports "This is why some people stray away from risky bets. On Saturday, the Sun Belt Conference got off to a great start with two of its teams upsetting Big 12 teams on the road. Louisiana rolled past No. 23 Iowa State 31-14, while Arkansas State finished off a 35-31 victory over Kansas..." September 12

  • Kansas State S Wayne Jones taken off on stretcher after scary hit

    Sportsnaut "Kansas State Wildcats safety Wayne Jones was taken off the field on a stretcher following a scary hit during the team’s Week 2 game against Arkansas State. During the fourth quarter of Saturday’s game, the Red Wolves’ offense was driving down the field vying for the..." September 12

  • Louisiana shocks No. 23 Iowa State with 17-point upset for first top 25 win since 1996

    CBS Sports "It didn't take long for an upset to occur in the 2020 college football season. It happened on the first semi-full weekend of games with Louisiana surprising No. 23 Iowa State 31-14 on the road for the Sun Belt's second big victory of the young season. Not..." September 12

  • Baylor vs. Louisiana Tech game postponed due to COVID-19 outbreak within Bulldogs program

    247 Sports "A third Big 12 team’s 2020 season-opener has now been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Baylor will have to delay its game against Louisiana Tech due to an outbreak within the Bulldogs’ locker room. According to Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports, the game between Baylor and..." September 09

  • Lincoln Riley Announces Decision On Oklahoma’s COVID-19 Results

    The Spun "On Tuesday afternoon, Oklahoma Sooners head coach Lincoln Riley made a decision on Oklahoma’s COVID-19 test results. The head coach said he won’t be releasing the team’s COVID-19 testing results. According to Riley, he doesn’t want to give the Sooners’..." September 08

  • Oklahoma State vs. Tulsa game postponed a week after COVID-19 cases disrupt Golden Hurricane practices

    CBS Sports "The scheduled Sept. 12 game between Oklahoma State and Tulsa has been pushed back a week due to disruptions in preseason practice caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The game will instead be played the following week in Stillwater, Oklahoma, on Sept. 19, per a..." September 08

  • TCU-SMU postponed due to COVID-19 outbreak

    The Score "TCU's regular-season opener against SMU on Sept. 11 has been postponed after players and support staff for the Horned Frogs tested positive for COVID-19, school athletic director Jeremiah Donati announced Friday. " September 04

  • Iowa State backtracks, says no fans for football opener

    ESPN "Iowa State, which announced a plan on Monday to allow 25,000 fans to attend its Sept. 12 home opener against Louisiana, has reversed course and will no longer allow fans. The school cited feedback from the community in announcing its decision. Athletic director Jamie Pollard..." September 02

  • Oklahoma Sooners name Spencer Rattler starting QB for season opener

    Sportsnaut "Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Spencer Rattler will open the 2020 college football season as the team’s starter, earning the nod after a challenging quarterback competition. Now, stepping into head coach Lincoln Riley’s offense, he’ll have some monumental shoes to fill..." September 01

  • Colin Schooler announces transfer to Texas Tech

    247 Sports "The Texas Tech Red Raiders are working on establishing a new identity as head coach Matt Wells enters the second year of his tenure with the school. Part of that culture change is strengthening a defense that was once among the worst in football. On Sunday, Wells and the Red Raiders..." August 31

  • Ole Miss, Oklahoma football teams march to protest racial injustice

    Yardbarker "The Oklahoma and Ole Miss football teams both marched this week as a sign of solidarity with the nationwide protests of the police shootings of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisc. Ole Miss canceled practice today, with coach Lane Kiffin joining the players in marching to The..." August 28

  • Four-star DE Kelvin Gilliam commits to Oklahoma

    CBS Sports "Kelvin Gilliam, a four-star 2021 defensive end out of Highland Springs, Virginia, announced his intent to play for coach Lincoln Riley and the Oklahoma Sooners live Saturday night on CBS Sports HQ. He verbally committed to Oklahoma, which edged Penn State and South..." August 23

  • Max Duggan's status for season uncertain due to health condition

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "TCU faces uncertainty at the quarterback position with the season opener against SMU just over three weeks away. Projected starter Max Duggan is sidelined with an undisclosed health condition, coach Gary Patterson said on a conference call with team beat reporters Thursday..." August 21

  • West Virginia will have no fans for home opener

    Yahoo! Sports "College football will happen in plenty of places without college. It likely will be playing out in plenty of places without fans, too. West Virginia University has announced that the season opener on September 12 will be played with “only essential game operations personnel..." August 20

  • Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy says 75% of players taking mostly online classes

    SI "Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy met with the media on Monday for the first this fall. It comes at the conclusion of fall camp on Saturday and the start of normal fall practices after the first day of classes on Monday. In fact, this is the first time Gundy’s met with the..." August 17

  • Kennedy Brooks reportedly opting out of 2020 season

    Larry Brown Sports "The Big 12 may be planning to play football this fall, but a key member of one of its leading teams isn’t going to be joining in. Oklahoma running back Kennedy Brooks informed the team Sunday that he has opted out of the 2020 season, according to Jason Kersey of The..." August 16

  • Did Lincoln Riley respond to Texas landing QB Quinn Ewers with chess tweet?

    Larry Brown Sports "The Texas Longhorns landed a big recruit on Friday, and Lincoln Riley appeared to issue a response on Twitter. 2022 quarterback recruit Quinn Ewers announced on Twitter Friday that he was committing to the Texas Longhorns. " August 15

  • Nine Oklahoma football players test positive for COVID-19 after returning to campus from break

    USA Today "Nine Oklahoma football players tested positive for COVID-19 this week as the Sooners returned to campus after a six-day break in preseason camp. There had been just one positive test for OU football since the initial intake testing in July. That positive test came late..." August 15

  • 5-Star QB Quinn Ewers, No. 1 Prospect in Class of 2022, Commits to Texas

    Bleacher Report "The Texas Longhorns may have found their quarterback of the future Friday when 2022 recruit Quinn Ewers committed to the program.  Ewers, a Southlake, Texas native, announced his decision to play for the Longhorns on Twitter: Per 247Sports' composite rankings,..." August 14

  • Five teams overrated in the preseason Amway Coaches Poll

    USA Today "Clemson overrated at No. 1? Not likely. There may be a case for Ohio State to lead the preseason Amway Coaches Poll, but the Tigers have won at least 14 games in four of the past five seasons and return a generational talent in quarterback Trevor Lawrence. To find teams that may be..." August 06

  • West Virginia safety Kerry Martin Jr. opts out over health concerns

    ESPN "West Virginia safety Kerry Martin Jr. said he will sit out the football season because of health concerns, he announced via social media on Wednesday. Martin, who ranked sixth on the team in tackles as a freshman last season, said he has sickle cell and..." August 05

  • TCU chancellor: HC Gary Patterson apologized for repeating racial slur

    Bleacher Report "Multiple TCU players refused to practice Monday morning after head coach Gary Patterson allegedly used the N-word in front of a player, linebacker Dylan Jordan wrote Monday. Jordan said Patterson used the racial slur Sunday at practice after the coach called him out for..." August 04

  • College Hall of Famer, former Sooners DB Rickey Dixon dies after ALS battle

    ESPN "College Football Hall of Famer and Oklahoma legend Rickey Dixon, remembered as the star of the "Game of the Century II" between OU and Nebraska in 1987, died Saturday, the school announced. Dixon was 53. He was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease, also known as..." August 03

  • Texas Tech DL who declared for the 2020 NFL Draft in January has reportedly transferred to an FCS school

    MSN.com "The odd journey one erstwhile Texas Tech football player has taken this offseason has seen another twist. On Twitter in January, Houston Miller announced on that he would be foregoing his remaining eligibility with the Texas Tech football team and making himself..." August 03

  • TCU Linebacker Says HC Gary Patterson Used the N-Word, Other Players Blast Him For Lying

    Total Pro Sports "This is such a weird situation. A TCU linebacker alleges that longtime head coach Gary Patterson used a racial slur while addressing players over the past few days, so he Dylan Jordan took to Twitter and stated that Patterson, who has been the head coach of the Horned Frogs over 20..." August 03

  • Inside Iowa State's unique non-conference football contract with Ball State

    USA Today "Iowa State’s recently announced non-conference football game against Ball State on Sept. 12 not only represents on-the-fly scheduling, but also provides a peek into what could be out-of-the-box wording of non-conference athletic event contracts. For example,..." July 29

  • West Virginia defensive staff to share coordinator duties

    CBS Sports "West Virginia and former defensive coordinator Vic Koenning mutually parted ways earlier this month after Koenning was placed on leave for alleged mistreatment of players. West Virginia announced his replacements -- yes, plural -- on Monday. The Mountaineers defensive coaching..." July 28

  • Lincoln Riley, Oklahoma agree to 6-year contract with 2 new seasons

    The Score "Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley agreed to a new six-year contract that will run through the 2025 season, a source told Bruce Feldman of The Athletic. The deal, which includes a two-year extension, was finalized in February after Riley rebuffed head-coaching interest from NFL..." July 28