Latest Big 12 Conference football News

Nick Saban, others urge Manchin to protect voting rights

Jan. 18, 2022 20:13 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — University of Alabama head football coach Nick Saban and other prominent sports figures with ties to West Virginia have urged U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin to support sweeping legislation to protect the right to vote. Saban was joined by NBA Hall of Famer Jerry...

Record-setting Texas Tech K Garibay into NFL draft

Jan. 16, 2022 17:58 PM EST

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech kicker Jonathan Garibay is bypassing his final season of eligibility, opting to declare for the NFL draft after making the longest game-winning kick in FBS history and being the most accurate field goal kicker in school history. Garibay kicked a...

Cornhuskers hire Bryan Applewhite as running backs coach

Jan. 13, 2022 15:58 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska has hired former TCU assistant Bryan Applewhite to coach running backs, coach Scott Frost announced Thursday. Applewhite spent the past two years coaching running backs at TCU, where the Horned Frogs ranked in the top 30 nationally in rushing both...

Georgia, Tide, Michigan, Cincinnati, Baylor top final Top 25

Jan. 11, 2022 11:06 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Georgia is No. 1 in the final Associated Press college football poll of the season after winning its second national title by beating Alabama. The Bulldogs received all 61 first-place votes in the poll presented by Regions Bank to be a unanimous No. 1 for the...

Wake Forest RB Beal-Smith transferring to South Carolina

Jan. 10, 2022 23:23 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Wake Forest running back Christian Beal-Smith, the Demon Deacons' leading rusher the past two years, is transferring to South Carolina. Beal-Smith, who entered the transfer portal earlier this month, announced his choice on social media Monday night. ...

CFP talks stall, dimming hopes of expansion before 2026

Jan. 10, 2022 18:23 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — College Football Playoff expansion talks remain stalled and the possibility of implementing a new format by the 2024 season dimmed Monday after three days of meetings failed to produce an agreement. “We have entrenched issues that are no closer to be...

Lincoln Riley names his full USC coaching staff

Jan. 10, 2022 15:28 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California coach Lincoln Riley has confirmed his full coaching staff for his debut season with the Trojans. Riley on Monday formally named a 10-man staff that includes Donte Williams. He will be Riley's defensive backs coach and defensive passing game...

West Virginia hires Graham Harrell as offensive coordinator

Jan. 10, 2022 14:56 PM EST

(AP) — West Virginia has hired Graham Harrell as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach to try to bolster a unit that ranked near the bottom of the Big 12 in 2021. The Mountaineers are hoping the addition of Harrell can give them a spark after going 17-18 in coach Neal...

NDSU looks for 9th FCS title against upstart Montana State

Jan. 07, 2022 17:40 PM EST

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Montana State advanced to its first championship game since 1984 after consecutive playoff wins over the two teams that played for the FCS title less than eight months ago. Now the Bobcats face North Dakota State, with a record eight Football Championship...

Former Texas QB Casey Thompson transferring to Nebraska

Jan. 07, 2022 16:52 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Former Texas quarterback Casey Thompson, who started 10 games and passed for 24 touchdowns in 2021, announced Friday that he will transfer to Nebraska. Thompson was a backup to Hudson Card for the first two games at Texas before taking over the starting role....