Texas had watched Iowa State rally to tie the game with 28 seconds left and the Longhorns, and everyone else, were getting ready to settle for overtime in what had already been another wild Big 12 shootout.
TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin had no problems with the soft cast on his non-throwing hand, Josh Doctson had a couple of 60-yard sprints to turn shorter routes into long touchdown plays, and the No. 12 Horned Frogs bounced back in a big way.
No college sport has embraced the transfer culture like men’s basketball. With Iowa State leading the way, the league has welcomed several Division I transfers and several figure to make an impact this season.
Big 12 men’s basketball officials coordinator Curtis Shaw said even he couldn’t tell if league officials were getting the block-charge call right in games last season. Simplifying the rules should help make things easier this season.
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After every home game at Kansas, players file out of the locker room at Allen Fieldhouse and spend about 15 or 20 minutes signing autographs. Sometimes, there will be hundreds of fans — many of them children — waiting for their favorite player.
For the first time since the Jody Conradt era, Texas has been picked to win the Big 12 women’s basketball title. The Longhorns edged Baylor in a vote of league coaches, with four teams receiving first-place votes. The Bears have won or shared the last four Big 12 titles.
Charlie Weis is no longer the football coach at Kansas, but he remained a major topic of conversation during the Big 12’s weekly coaches teleconference Monday. “It’s really unfortunate that it is so soon,” Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said. “You are not even halfway through the year. You wonder why it has to be that soon instead of giving a guy more of an opportunity to get things right. That is just how it goes in today’s world.”
Kansas interim football coach Clint Bowen revealed Monday morning that senior Tony Pierson is recovering from an unspecified “neck-type” injury after leaving early during Saturday’s 34-21 loss at Texas Tech.
Kansas State leaped from No. 14 to No. 11 in The Associated Press college football poll after its 31-30 victory over Oklahoma on Saturday. Meanwhile, the Southeastern Conference reached a new milestone, becoming the first league to place four teams in the top five — all from the Western Division.
The linebacker’s greatest gifts — his speed and all-out motor— make him the perfect weapon against the Big 12’s spread offenses. The latest evidence, of course, came on Saturday afternoon, when Heeney racked up a career-high 21 tackles in the Jayhawks’ 34-21 loss to Texas Tech. The performance included an remarkable 17 solo tackles and a 37-yard interception return.