Latest Big 12 Conference football News

Oklahoma St's Gundy steadies program after tumultuous 2020

Dec. 03, 2021 17:04 PM EST

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — If Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy seems more calm, cool and relaxed in this high-stakes season, it is only because he withstood the heat in the summer of 2020. Running back Chuba Hubbard, a Black player who was coming off a first-team...

K-State parts with assistant coaches Messingham, Ray

Dec. 03, 2021 16:44 PM EST

Kansas State dumped offensive coordinator Courtney Messingham and tights ends coach Jason Ray on Friday. Wildcats coach Chris Klieman said the two assistant coaches, whose contracts were due to expire in February, would not be retained for the bowl season. Kansas State...

Power, influence growing for SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey

Dec. 03, 2021 15:09 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Greg Sankey recalls a toast former Southeastern Conference Commissioner Roy Kramer gave at a gathering in 2015 to commemorate the tenure of Mike Slive, who was retiring after deftly leading the SEC for 13 years. As Sankey was preparing to succeed his...

Pitre began as lone recruit for No. 9 Baylor after scandal

Dec. 03, 2021 02:00 AM EST

Jalen Pitre stuck with his long-time commitment to Baylor while every other recruit bailed in the wake of a horrendous scandal. He was in a class all by himself when coach Matt Rhule was hired in December 2016, six months after Art Briles was fired. Under an interim...

Big 12 coaches: Iowa St. RB Hall top offensive player again

Dec. 02, 2021 16:42 PM EST

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Big 12 rushing leader Breece Hall was named the Big 12's offensive player of the year Thursday by league coaches, with the Iowa State junior becoming only the third player to earn the honor in back-to-back seasons. Hall has rushed for 1,472 yards...

No. 5 Oklahoma State takes on No. 9 Baylor for Big 12 title

Dec. 02, 2021 16:27 PM EST

No. 5 Oklahoma State (11-1, 8-1 Big 12, No. 5 CFP) vs. No. 9 Baylor (10-2, 7-2, No. 9), Saturday at noon EST (ABC) in Arlington, Texas. Line: Oklahoma State by 5 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Series record: Oklahoma State leads 22-18. ...

Oklahoma State faces Baylor for Big 12 title with eye on CFP

Dec. 02, 2021 13:46 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy feels his team has been in playoff mode for several weeks. With one more win and a little help, the fifth-ranked Cowboys could be one of the four teams in the actual College Football Playoff. A victory in their...

Groves scores 20, leads Oklahoma past No. 14 Florida, 74-67

Dec. 01, 2021 23:52 PM EST

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — As Oklahoma football fans tried to recover from Lincoln Riley’s sudden decision to leave for USC earlier in the week, the basketball team stepped in and gave them something to cheer about. Tanner Groves scored 20 points to lead Oklahoma to a 74-67...

College Football Playoff expansion talks inch forward

Dec. 01, 2021 19:57 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — The latest meeting on expanding the College Football Playoff wrapped up without a resolution Wednesday as the people involved agreed to keep talking. CFP Executive Director Bill Hancock said there remains a strong consensus among the management committee,...

Championship picks: Georgia over Tide, Michigan over Iowa

Dec. 01, 2021 15:42 PM EST

Those conference championship upsets with the potential to create College Football Playoff chaos scenarios never actually happen. As AP Top 25 college football poll voter Brett McMurphy of Action Network pointed out, only six teams that went into championship weekend...