Big 12 RUMORS & NEWS

  • Big 12 Says 'Horns Down' Will Be Penalized 'Like Any Other Celebration Foul'

    Bleacher Report "Big 12 players who flash the "Horns Down" sign—a mocking inverse of Texas' famous "Hook 'Em Horns" gesture—will be subject to the same rules as when they partake in any other celebration this season. The Big 12's coordinator of football..." July 16

  • Justus Parker handed a one-year suspension by NCAA

    Viva The Matadors "It is unclear currently, but Matt Wells has reportedly told Don Williams of the Lubbock-Avalanche that defensive back Justus Parker received a one-year NCAA suspension. Parker, a senior, had become an anchor on the defensive side of the ball last year with 15 solo tackles, a sack, a..." July 16

  • Lincoln Riley: Oklahoma offense won’t dip even without Kyler Murray

    Larry Brown Sports "The Oklahoma Sooners have had back-to-back Heisman Trophy winners at quarterback, so it would only be logical to expect the offense to dip a bit. Not according to coach Lincoln Riley, though. Riley said he doesn’t anticipate any regression from the Oklahoma offense in 2019,..." July 15

  • Jalen Hurts has not won starting job yet, Lincoln Riley says

    Sportsnaut "Lincoln Riley added to what figures to already be a pretty big chip on Jalen Hurts’ shoulder on Monday saying the quarterback has yet to earn the starting job. Hurts, who transferred to Oklahoma from Alabama, will almost certainly be the starter for the Sooners this..." July 15

  • Les Miles defends Kansas’ one-game suspension for Pooka Williams

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Kansas coach Les Miles defended the one-game suspension for running back Pooka WilliamsMonday at the Big 12 Conference media days at AT&T Stadium. Williams will be suspended for Kansas’ first game against Indiana State after being arrested for assaulting..." July 15

  • Oklahoma set to reap rewards after Jalen Hurts developed as passer while Alabama backup

    USA Today "It took the most critical situation for Dan Enos to fully recognize the evolution. Fourth quarter. Trailing Georgia by a touchdown. Third-and-12. No one open. Tua Tagovailoa was out, injured. So much more than a pocket threatened to collapse for Alabama. But Jalen Hurts..." July 10

  • Kansas RB Pooka Williams reinstated to team, will serve one-game suspension to open 2019 season

    CBS Sports "Kansas star running back Pooka Williams has rejoined the team, though his punishment stemming from a domestic battery incident last December is not entirely over.  In a university release, Kansas announced that while Williams is back with the Jayhawks, he will still serve a..." July 08

  • Oklahoma gets 4-star safety recruit out of Texas

    OU Daily "Four-star safety Bryson Washington verbally committed to Oklahoma had coach Lincoln Riley's class of 2020 on the Fourth of July, via social media. The 6-foot-2, 196 pound recruit out of C.E. King High School in Houston, Texas, chose OU over 23 other schools, which includes Texas..." July 06

  • Kansas DB D’Juan Moore transfers to FCS Delaware

    College Football Talk "D’Juan Moore‘s stay in Lawrence turned out to be a brief — and largely uneventful — one. On his personal Twitter account Wednesday, Moore announced that he had decided to transfer into the Delaware football program and continue his collegiate playing career..." June 27

  • Lincoln Riley has $4.6 million buyout if he leaves for NFL after 2019

    Pro Football Talk "Lincoln Riley said he was not tempted to leave Oklahoma for an NFL job this offseason, failing to show any interest even in leaving for the Browns, where his former quarterback, Baker Mayfield, plays. Riley explained it’s “hard to see myself leaving..." June 24

  • Sooners land commitment of five-star 2021 quarterback Brock Vandagriff

    CBS Sports "Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley has produced back-to-back Heisman Trophy winning quarterbacks, back-to-back No. 1 overall draft picks in the NFL Draft and developed himself into a quarterback whisperer. That whisper was loud enough to lure one of the top prospects in the class of 2021 out of..." June 20

  • Kliff Kingsbury has admitted using fake accounts to monitor players at Texas Tech

    Pro Football Talk "Cardinals players should tread lightly with their thumbs. Coach Kliff Kingsbury will be giving his pupils cell-phone breaks during meetings, and it’s also possible that Kingsbury will be finding a way to keep an eye on what they are doing. As noted by Bob McManaman of..." June 15

  • 4-star freshman Bru McCoy returns to USC

    The Score "Four-star freshman Bru McCoy has returned to USC after transferring to Texas earlier this year, the school announced Tuesday. McCoy, the No. 1-ranked athlete in the ESPN 300 for 2019, originally committed to USC but opted to transfer after Kliff Kingsbury left for..." June 12

  • Ex-Oklahoma State Coach Lamont Evans Sentenced to Three Months in Prison

    Bleacher Report "Former Oklahoma State Cowboys and South Carolina Gamecocks assistant basketball coach Lamont Evans received a three-month prison sentence Friday for accepting bribes to push players toward certain managers and financial advisers.  Larry Neumeister of the Associated Press reported..." June 07

  • Three West Virginia safeties, including both starters, reportedly enter the transfer portal

    ESPN "West Virginia safety Kenny Robinson entered his name in the transfer portal on Tuesday. On Wednesday, junior safety Derrek Pitts, who was projected to start alongside Robinson, also entered his name in the transfer portal, as did redshirt sophomore safety E.J...." June 06

  • Report: Bru McCoy did not feel like he fit in at Texas

    Larry Brown Sports "Bru McCoy is completing a bizarre arc to start his college football career. After enrolling early at USC in January, McCoy decided to leave a few weeks later and transfer to Texas. But after around five months at Texas, he decided to leave the Longhorns and..." June 03

  • Five-star wide receiver Bru McCoy informs Texas he plans to transfer back to USC

    Burnt Orange Nation "A bit more than four months removed from his surprising decision to depart from the USC program — just weeks after signing and enrolling early, at that — and transferring to Texas, it appears Bru McCoy is set to take his talents back to California. In a move that’s..." May 31

  • Texas group led by coach Tom Herman, quarterback Sam Ehlinger travel to L.A. to re-recruit Bru McCoy

    CBS Sports "The Texas-USC Bru-haha, as it is now known, has hit a fever pitch. News developed over the weekend that Longhorns wide receiver Bru McCoy, who transferred to the program from USC in January, was strongly considering heading back to the Trojans. While nothing..." May 29

  • Texas WR Bru McCoy reportedly considering transfer back to USC

    Burnt Orange Nation "The Bru McCoy era in Austin may be coming to an end after only one semester. On Monday morning, the rumor mill began churning with talk that Bru McCoy, a former five-star prospect who committed to USC over Texas on Jan. 5 before electing to enter the NCAA Transfer Portal just weeks..." May 27

  • His NFL dreams fell apart. So former Iowa star Drew Ott is building a new life on the farm

    USA Today "The late-morning sun is shining in the farm fields of south-central Nebraska, a welcomed change this rain-soaked spring. It’s planting season, and the most famous resident of Trumbull (population 197) is behind the wheel of the red tractor churning slowly alongside..." May 26

  • Embattled ex-Baylor coach Art Briles hired as football coach at Texas high school

    CBS Sports "Art Briles has a new home coaching football, and it's back in the state where it all started. The Mt. Vernon (Texas) Independent School district announced Friday that the former coach of the Baylor Bears has agreed to a two-year contract to coach its football team. "I began..." May 25

  • Tom Herman, Texas Agree to New Contract Through 2023; Worth Reported $13.25M

    Bleacher Report "The University of Texas and head football coach Tom Herman reached an agreement Thursday on a two-year contract extension through the Longhorns' 2023 season. Jim Vertuno of the Associated Press reported the two additional years include $13.25 million in..." May 23

  • Cornerback Jordan Adams leaving WVU football team as grad transfer

    Metro News "Cornerback Jordan Adams is the latest West Virginia football player to announce that he will be finishing his football career elsewhere. Adams, a fifth-year senior who has already earned his degree from WVU, said that he will enter the NCAA transfer portal to play his final collegiate..." May 22

  • Kansas strength and conditioning program will report directly to medical professionals

    CBS Sports "University of Kansas athletic strength and conditioning personnel will now report directly to medical professionals in a move the school says is the first of its kind in the country. The change announced Wednesday was made, in part, because of what the school said was "increased..." May 22

  • Mizzou QB Shawn Robinson files for immediate eligibility, alleges mistreatment at TCU

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Missouri quarterback Shawn Robinson, through the school, has filed a waiver for immediate eligibility with the NCAA, according to sources, alleging mistreatment during his time at TCU. TCU is contesting the grounds that waiver is supported on, according to..." May 22