Latest Big 12 Conference football News

States hands off when it comes to NCAA, athlete compensation

May. 16, 2022 13:12 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The NCAA waited nearly a year to issue a warning that there are still rules to follow now that college athletes can earn money off their fame, sparking speculation that a crackdown could be coming for schools and boosters that break them. But the NCAA isn't the...

USC adds San Jose State game, drops BYU from 2023 schedule

Apr. 28, 2022 19:10 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California has added a matchup with San Jose State to its football schedule for 2023. USC added the Spartans in place of a previously scheduled matchup with BYU, the school announced Thursday. USC will host San Jose State at the Coliseum...

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...

Several players to watch in the Southeastern Conference

Apr. 26, 2022 13:47 PM EDT

A look at Southeastern Conference players who appear poised to have breakout seasons: SEC EAST Florida: Running back Montrell Johnson followed new Florida coach Billy Napier from Louisiana-Lafayette and was a bright spot during spring practice. He was the Sun Belt...

Venables looks to take Oklahoma program 'from good to great'

Apr. 23, 2022 13:34 PM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — New Oklahoma coach Brent Venables respects what the Sooners have accomplished in recent years, but he believes they can be even better. Lincoln Riley compiled a 55-10 record in five seasons before leaving to become head coach at Southern California....

Battle to be Longhorns QB the talk of Texas this spring

Apr. 23, 2022 03:26 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The biggest position battle in the Big 12 is at Texas quarterback. No position carries more expectations in pursuit of getting the once-proud Longhorns back to the top of the league. And none will be a bigger target of scorn if Texas can't get there. ...

Let's play 2: Baseball, football combo tests few who do both

Apr. 22, 2022 08:43 AM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Brody Brecht's schedule is so full, sometimes he writes notes to himself to make sure he's where he needs to be and when. The Iowa freshman is working double-duty this spring. He's a pitcher on the baseball team and a wide receiver on the football team. ...

Oklahoma QB Gabriel adjusts after transferring from UCF

Apr. 21, 2022 14:06 PM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Dillon Gabriel won’t let a higher profile or fancy new surroundings change his low-key approach. He has had plenty of success as a college quarterback -- he passed for more than 8,000 yards and 70 touchdowns at Central Florida while leading some of the...

Temple, Maryland rare D-I schools with top Black leadership

Apr. 15, 2022 13:27 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In the past year, Temple has hired a new president, athletic director and football coach, all Black men. The moves have made Temple just the second school that plays major college football to have an African-American in all three of those high-profile positions,...