<![CDATA[Big 12 News | The Kansas City Star & KansasCity.com]]> http://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/big-12/ en-us Fri, 20 Mar 2015 15:33:31 CDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Fri, 20 Mar 2015 15:33:31 CDT Big 12 60 Truman High School graduate Paige Parker has been dealing for Oklahoma softball http://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/big-12/article21044214.html#storylink=rss She is just a freshman, but Oklahoma pitcher and Truman High School graduate Paige Parker has wasted no time in making a big name for herself in the world of college softball.

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Thu, 14 May 2015 19:13:59 CDT

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Big 12 announces football tiebreaker procedures http://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/big-12/article20370003.html#storylink=rss The Big 12 will once again have “One True Champion” in football. A season after the conference was roundly mocked for a slogan that wasn’t put into practice when Baylor beat TCU but both teams were declared co-champions when they finished with the same league record, the Big 12 will institute a tiebreaker procedure this fall.

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Wed, 06 May 2015 16:10:42 CDT

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An inside look as Kansas’ Ben Heeney prepares for the NFL Draft http://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/big-12/article19890774.html#storylink=rss In the KU weight room, Ben Heeney gathered himself for another round of box jumps during a morning workout with Andrea Hudy, KU’s lead strength and conditioning coordinator for the men’s basketball program. This is what it looks like when a former All-Big 12 linebacker preps for the biggest opportunity of his life, a chance to be selected in the NFL Draft and fulfill a dream of playing professional football.

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Wed, 29 Apr 2015 15:44:19 CDT

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Kansas City submits bids to keep Big 12 Tournament, land Copa America games http://www.kansascity.com/sports/article17107298.html#storylink=rss Kansas City has submitted bids for the Big 12 men’s and women’s basketball tournaments and Copa America, a soccer tournament features nations from the Western Hemisphere.

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Wed, 01 Apr 2015 12:31:38 CDT

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Rick Barnes made Texas coaching job great, now he’s out http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/blair-kerkhoff/article16694372.html#storylink=rss Rick Barnes arrived at Texas from Clemson and turned the Longhorns’ program into one of the best. But his last four years didn’t measure up to the first 13, and now he’s out according to several media reports.

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Sat, 28 Mar 2015 18:22:10 CDT

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Former BV Northwest star Clayton Custer to transfer from Iowa State http://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/big-12/article16184633.html#storylink=rss Former Blue Valley Northwest basketball standout Clayton Custer is transferring from Iowa State, the university announced on Tuesday. Custer averaged 1.1 points as a freshman for the Cyclones.

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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 13:26:09 CDT

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In NCAA Tournament, Big 12 Conference didn’t live up to its own hype http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/blair-kerkhoff/article16060133.html#storylink=rss Nothing says program and conference underachievement like teams explaining unexpected losses with mumbled responses and puffy eyes, and the Big 12 produced another sad locker room on Sunday with second-seeded Kansas’ stunning loss to seventh-seeded Wichita State.

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Sun, 22 Mar 2015 22:55:20 CDT

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Seeds planted for Big 12’s high expectations in NCAA Tournament http://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/big-12/article14661830.html#storylink=rss The Big 12 got seven teams in the NCAA Tournament, including five among the top five seeds. Only the ACC got as many on the top lines. Now, the Big 12 looks to reverse its NCAA Tournament fortunes, a losing record over the past two years.

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Mon, 16 Mar 2015 16:22:31 CDT

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Another early deficit and another Iowa State comeback, this time for the Big 12 title http://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/big-12/article14463041.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 14 Mar 2015 21:05:28 CDT

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Power & Light District cleans up after Big 12 Tournament party http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article14498414.html#storylink=rss As the Big 12 Tournament party celebrations were shut down in the Power & Light District early Sunday morning, the clean-up crew moved in with only eight hours to wipe out every trace before Live Block restaurants opened for lunch.

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Sun, 15 Mar 2015 12:54:30 CDT

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For the Kansas Jayhawks, it all seems to come down to matchups http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article14470979.html#storylink=rss It’s been apparent for some time now that this particular team is as matchup-dependent as any coach Bill Self has had in 12 seasons at KU. We knew that before this week, of course, so seeing it packed into three days at the Big 12 Tournament was a more reinforcement than revelation.

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Sat, 14 Mar 2015 22:23:52 CDT

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Iowa State gives athletic director Jamie Pollard a nice gift by winning Big 12 Tournament title http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/vahe-gregorian/article14473529.html#storylink=rss Iowa State athletic director Jamie Pollard couldn’t be at the Sprint Center because he was in the hospital recovering from triple-bypass heart surgery, but he was with the team in spirit.

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Sat, 14 Mar 2015 22:48:25 CDT

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Iowa State rallies to beat Kansas 70-66, wins Big 12 Tournament championship http://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/big-12/university-of-kansas/article14434874.html#storylink=rss No. 9-ranked Kansas squandered a 17-point lead and watched No. 13 Iowa State sprint to the Big 12 Tournament championship with a 70-66 victory on Saturday night at the Sprint Center. After falling behind 40-23 in the early moments of the second half, Iowa State shot 51 percent in the final 20 minutes and dashed Kansas’ hopes for its first Big 12 Tournament title since 2013.

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Sat, 14 Mar 2015 18:11:14 CDT

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Iowa State’s Georges Niang leads all-Big 12 Tournament team http://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/big-12/article14456876.html#storylink=rss Georges Niang led Iowa State with 19 points in Iowa State’s 70-66 victory over KU in the Big 12 Tournament title game Saturday and was chosen MVP. KU’s Wayne Selden also made the all-tourney team.

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Sat, 14 Mar 2015 20:02:15 CDT

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Kansas notes: Coach Bill Self pleased with Perry Ellis’ recovery http://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/big-12/university-of-kansas/article14466470.html#storylink=rss Kansas’ Perry Ellis returned from a knee sprain and played two games during the Big 12 Tournament. But after being limited in both a semifinal victory over Baylor and championship game loss to Iowa State, would Ellis have been better off resting another weekend to prepare for the NCAA Tournament? Kansas coach Bill Self didn’t think so.

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Sat, 14 Mar 2015 21:32:26 CDT

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‘Find a way’ is what KU does in its win over Baylor http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/vahe-gregorian/article14122622.html#storylink=rss As KU coach Self stood winding down in a Sprint Center corridor Friday, he groped for the right words to describe KU’s identity. He finally found them when he blurted out, “I would say our identity would be ‘find a way.’ ” And after grinding past Baylor 62-52 on Friday at the Sprint Center, his Jayhawks are a win from doubling down with a victory win in the Big 12 Tournament title game Saturday night.

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Fri, 13 Mar 2015 22:51:55 CDT

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Kansas State will add Michael Bishop, Jordy Nelson, Darren Sproles and Clarence Scott to football Ring of Honor http://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/big-12/kansas-state/article21608850.html#storylink=rss Michael Bishop, Jordy Nelson, Darren Sproles and Clarence Scott will make up the latest Kansas State class in the Wildcats’ football Ring of Honor.

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Thu, 21 May 2015 16:14:15 CDT

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Junior college QB Jonathan Banks confident he can compete immediately at Kansas State http://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/big-12/kansas-state/article21584838.html#storylink=rss Jonathan Banks, a dual-threat quarterback from Contra Costa College in San Pablo, Calif., has spoken confidently about his future since orally committing to the Wildcats after one season of junior college football.

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Thu, 21 May 2015 13:30:53 CDT

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Kansas State promotes Jacie Hoyt-Capra to assistant women’s basketball coach http://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/big-12/kansas-state/article21575526.html#storylink=rss Jacie Hoyt-Capra has been promoted from recruiting coordinator to assistant coach for the Kansas State women’s basketball team.

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Thu, 21 May 2015 12:09:48 CDT

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Kansas adds SMU guard Nic Moore to the roster for World University Games http://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/big-12/university-of-kansas/article21570450.html#storylink=rss SMU guard Nic Moore will play in the World University Games for the Jayhawks, who were in need of an extra perimeter player with Brannen Greene and Svi Mykhailiuk unable to play.

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Thu, 21 May 2015 11:04:57 CDT

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K-State upsets Oklahoma, advances in Big 12 Baseball Tournament http://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/big-12/kansas-state/article21529596.html#storylink=rss The Wildcats beat the Sooners 7-3 Wednesday and will take on the winner of the West Virginia-Oklahoma State game Thursday.

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Wed, 20 May 2015 20:35:21 CDT

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Around KU, a strong distaste about resuming Border War with Mizzou http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article21489522.html#storylink=rss One of MU athletic director Mack Rhoades’ talking points has been an open desire to play Kansas again, and his mention of having discussions with Kansas athletic director Sheahon Zenger has let fans and media fill in the blanks. This makes it a good time to mention that there is no indication from Lawrence that renewal is more likely now than before.

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Wed, 20 May 2015 14:18:58 CDT

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Kansas women’s basketball coach Brandon Schneider makes three staff additions http://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/big-12/university-of-kansas/article21499614.html#storylink=rss Andy Majors, an assistant under Schneider at Stephen F. Austin and Emporia State, will join the KU program as the director of player development. Donease Smith, who spent the last six years at Memphis, will assume the role of director of basketball operations. And Natalie Knight, a former Kansas player and Olathe South standout, will remain with the program as a graduate student manager.

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Wed, 20 May 2015 15:57:47 CDT

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Kansas State hires Andrew Hamor as associate athletic director for development http://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/big-12/kansas-state/article21480606.html#storylink=rss Andrew Hamor is returning to Kansas State as the associate athletic director for development, the university announced Wednesday. Hamor comes to K-State from Texas. Before that, he worked at K-State for 10 years.

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Wed, 20 May 2015 12:44:44 CDT

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Kansas basketball program earns NCAA academic award for eighth straight year http://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/big-12/university-of-kansas/article21472302.html#storylink=rss The Kansas men’s basketball program earned a public recognition award for academic performance for the eighth straight year, the NCAA announced Wednesday.

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Wed, 20 May 2015 11:23:10 CDT

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Kansas eyeing former Providence center Paschal Chukwu as possible transfer option http://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/big-12/university-of-kansas/article21438750.html#storylink=rss Kansas coach Bill Self told The Star last week that he was intrigued by the idea of adding a transfer big man to his 2015 recruiting class. Here’s another possible name to monitor: Former Providence center Paschal Chukwu. Kansas reached out to the father of Chukwu early this week, according to Rivals.com.

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Tue, 19 May 2015 21:05:09 CDT

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Andrew Wiggins, Jordan Clarkson chosen to NBA all-rookie team http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/campus-corner/article21300990.html#storylink=rss Andrew Wiggins, who played at Kansas, and Jordan Clarkson, formerly of Missouri, were chosen to the NBA all-rookie team.

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Mon, 18 May 2015 14:06:13 CDT

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Kansas lands basketball commitment from shooting guard LaGerald Vick http://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/big-12/university-of-kansas/article21262134.html#storylink=rss LaGerald Vick, who originally committed to SMU and head coach Larry Brown, had planned to spend the 2015-16 season at a prep school, developing his game and ironing out some academic questions. But after shoring up some of those academic issues, Norton Hurd, who coached Vick in the Memphis-based AAU program Team Thad, says there is a “good chance” that Vick will be at Kansas this fall.

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Sun, 17 May 2015 20:42:17 CDT

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Missouri tops Kansas again to claim NCAA regional softball crown http://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/sec/university-of-missouri/article21242946.html#storylink=rss Missouri grabbed a big early lead thanks to sophomore catcher Kirsten Mack and made it stand up Sunday in a 7-6 win against Kansas in the NCAA regional championship at University Field in Columbia.

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Sun, 17 May 2015 15:52:49 CDT

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Missouri and Kansas to face off in NCAA softball regional final http://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/article21191559.html#storylink=rss The Missouri Tigers’ dominance in the softball Border War continued Saturday during NCAA regional action in Columbia as 10th-seeded MU rode a three-run, fifth-inning rally to a 5-3 victory over Kansas and a berth in Sunday’s regional championship. But Kansas survived an elimination game against Indiana State 2-0 and will get another shot at Missouri on Sunday with the championship on the line.

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Sat, 16 May 2015 17:52:50 CDT

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