Kansas State visits Kansas for the first of two Big 12 regular-season Sunflower Showdown rivalry basketball games Saturday. Here are the projected lineups, the TV channel, tipoff time and other facts about the teams.
Kansas State tied for second-best in the Big 12 with four players on The Associated Press’ all-conference first team released Friday. The Wildcats’ four All-Big 12 first-teamers were offensive lineman Dalton Risner, placekicker Matthew McCrane, defensive tackle Will Geary and defensive back D.J. Reed. Four Kansas players made the second team.
Twelve Kansas State and eight Kansas football players earned all-conference honors on the coaches’ All-Big 12 football team Thursday. Iowa State’s Matt Campbell was coach of the year, Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield was offensive player of the year and OU’s Ogbonnia Okoronkwo and Texas’ Malik Jefferson were co-defensive players of the year.
Oklahoma and TCU meet in the reborn Big 12 championship game on Saturday at Arlington, Texas. And at least one storyline this weekend is common to previous Big 12 title games: An upset likely will knock the conference out of national-title contention.
The Big 12 Conference issued public reprimands to Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield and four players who served as captains for Kansas after two incidents in the Sooners’ victory over the Jayhawks on Saturday.
The Oklahoma Sooners beat the Oklahoma State Cowboys in a wild game on Saturday 62-52, and Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield may have thrust himself into the Heisman Trophy favorite’s role with a school-record 598 passing yards.
After Iowa State upset TCU on Saturday, football coach Matt Campbell told his team that instant gratification is less important than believing in the process. Here is Campbell’s speech after the Cyclones’ 14-7 win.
The Kansas State Wildcats have been on a roll lately. Not only have they won three straight Big 12 games, they have rarely trailed. K-State led the whole way against Baylor and moved into second place of the league standings.