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Texas says 10-win season not enough to be 'back' in Big 12

Jul. 16, 2019 7:01 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Tom Herman knows that Texas is probably a bit ahead of schedule after 10 wins in his second season that included making the Big 12 championship game and a Sugar Bowl victory. That doesn't necessarily mean the Longhorns are back just yet. "We weren't here to just have a really good...

Big 12 Notebook: 'Horns down' on deck at Big 12 media days

Jul. 16, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — So when is flashing "horns down" considered a penalty and should it always draw a flag? Greg Burks, the Big 12 coordinator official, said it depends on when and where an opposing player flashes the hand signal that is the exact opposite of the Texas Longhorns' "Hook 'em horns"...

The Latest: Fisher embraces Texas A&M's tough schedule

Jul. 16, 2019 5:03 PM EDT

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on SEC media days (all times local): 4 p.m. If Texas A&M is going to be among the best teams in the country this season, the Aggies are going to have to beat some of the nation's preseason favorites. Coach Jimbo Fisher said Tuesday during SEC media days that he doesn't...

The Latest: Baylor seeks next Big 12 step climbing to 7 wins

Jul. 16, 2019 3:11 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the second day of Big 12 football media days Tuesday at AT&T Stadium. (all times local): 2 p.m. Baylor went from a 1-11 record in coach Matt Rhule's first season to 7-6 with a bowl victory in Year 2. Now the question is can the Bears make a similar jump as Rhule's...

Missouri State volleyball program under investigation

Jul. 16, 2019 3:07 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Missouri State volleyball coach Melissa Stokes has been placed on paid administrative leave while the university investigates "allegations involving the program." The university announced the move Tuesday but provided no details about the allegations. Stokes has been head coach for...

KU's Miles figures he's back where he belongs -- on sideline

Jul. 16, 2019 11:07 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Les Miles sat for more than hour, a Kansas pin on his left lapel and his LSU national championship ring on his right hand, answering wave after wave of often repetitive questions as he closes in on his return to coaching — and the Big 12 — with the long-suffering...

Big 12's 2nd day features 2 new coaches, 2 QBs

Jul. 16, 2019 10:39 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The second day of Big 12 football media days will feature two new coaches and the only two quarterbacks who are appearing at the conference's two-day kickoff event. While new Kansas coach Les Miles is the only Big 12 head coach with a national championship at college football's...

Florida's Mullen hoping for sizable leap in 2nd season

Jul. 15, 2019 8:27 PM EDT

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Dan Mullen made a big leap in his second season at Mississippi State, but his Florida team doesn't have quite so much room to grow. Unless, of course, the Gators can jump to national contender status. That's what another four-win improvement would mean. The Bulldogs won five games after...

Big 12 opposites: OU at top, KU's Miles returns with ring

Jul. 15, 2019 8:15 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Lincoln Riley has already won consecutive Big 12 titles and been to the College Football Playoff twice with different Heisman Trophy-winning quarterbacks in his two seasons as Oklahoma's head coach. The Sooners, with yet another transfer quarterback, are the preseason favorite to...

Doubters silenced, LSU's Orgeron pushes for SEC glory

Jul. 15, 2019 7:52 PM EDT

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — LSU's hiring of the gruff-talking, barrel-chested Ed Orgeron was met with widespread skepticism a few years ago. Two full seasons and 19 wins later, he's proving doubters wrong and the program is on solid ground. But when it comes to expectations in Baton Rouge, solid won't cut it much...