Two years ago, college basketball officials announced a plan to call more fouls and remove physical contact from the game, then referees backed off. Officials once again promised change this year, vowing to eliminate physical contact and speed up play by reducing the shot clock to 30 seconds. They followed through during nonconference play and haven’t stopped during league games.
Big 12 presidents and chancellors came to one agreement Friday: While working through the possibility of a football championship game, expansion and a league-wide television network, they are going to defer comments to Commissioner Bob Bowlsby.
West Virginia's defense was decimated by graduation following the 2015 season, and the Mountaineers signed several prospects Wednesday aimed at softening the losses, led by linebacker Brendan Ferns and junior college safety Kyzir White.