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Big 12 players expected to have impact seasons in 2022

Apr. 26, 2022 16:30 PM EDT

Some Big 12 Conference players to watch next season: BAYLOR: Redshirt sophomore Lorando Johnson, a former four-star recruit known as “Snaxx,” is expected to take over the hybrid linebacker-defensive back spot in the Bears defense. Jalen Pitre was the Big 12 defensive player of...

3 new coaches and lot of new QBs in the Big 12

Apr. 26, 2022 16:29 PM EDT

There are three new head coaches in the Big 12 and there will be a few new starting quarterbacks when the season kicks off in September. Only Oklahoma has both. More than 75,000 fans showed up over the weekend for Oklahoma’s spring game, less than five months after the sudden...

Big Ten's best defenses come out of spring in rebuild mode

Apr. 25, 2022 17:48 PM EDT

Coordinator changes and heavy player personnel losses made it a spring of uncertainty for the top Big Ten defenses. Start with Wisconsin, which has been in the national top five in total defense three straight years and lower than that just twice since 2014. The Badgers must replace...

Ex-Texas QB Casey Thompson embraces fresh start at Nebraska

Apr. 09, 2022 14:48 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Even though Casey Thompson hasn't been named Nebraska's starting quarterback officially, all indications through spring practices point to him taking the first snaps when the Cornhuskers open the season. “I’m glad I’m on the other end of sitting and...

Padres acquire LHP Sean Manaea in trade with Athletics

Apr. 03, 2022 19:05 PM EDT

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — The San Diego Padres bolstered their rotation on Sunday, acquiring left-hander Sean Manaea in a trade with the Oakland Athletics. San Diego got the 30-year-old Manaea and minor league right-hander Aaron Holiday from Oakland for pitching prospect Adrian Martinez...

Texas transfer Thompson opens spring as Nebraska's No. 1 QB

Feb. 28, 2022 19:34 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Casey Thompson, who started 10 games and passed for 24 touchdowns for Texas last season, opened Nebraska's spring practice Monday as its No. 1 quarterback. “I think he's the best one right now,” new offensive coordinator Mark Whipple said. “That might...