<![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 Big 12 adds six teams for wrestling tournament at Sprint Center http://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/big-12/article29423143.html#storylink=rss The Big 12 added six schools for the conference wrestling tournament, which will be held in March at the Sprint Center in Kansas City.

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Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:37:33 CDT

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Report says Big Ten looked at KU, four other Big 12 teams before realignment kicked off in 2010 http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/campus-corner/article28823848.html#storylink=rss The dust never settles on conference realignment in college sports. Power conferences forge on, but retro-speculation continues. The latest involves Kansas.

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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 11:11:49 CDT

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Big 12’s psychological disadvantage: OU and Texas football have slipped http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/blair-kerkhoff/article28047517.html#storylink=rss The Big 12 has a psychological disadvantage, as Oklahoma president David Boren suggested. Not being the smallest of the power five conferences, but the Oklahoma and Texas football programs no longer winning championships.

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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 16:36:04 CDT

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Iowa State football plans climb back up from winless Big 12 season http://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/big-12/article28033636.html#storylink=rss Life can sure be lonely at the bottom rungs of the Big 12 Conference, where the goal of upward mobility requires surpassing established football programs and often doing more with less. This is an existence that Kansas football knows all too well, and for the last two seasons, it’s been reality for Iowa State and Cyclones coach Paul Rhoads.

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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 14:31:55 CDT

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Oklahoma football hopes to bounce back after disappointing season http://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/big-12/article28048309.html#storylink=rss Oklahoma football went 8-5 last season and is not expected to challenge Baylor and TCU for a conference championship this season. Bob Stoops, at Big 12 Media Days, says he hopes the Sooners are ready to defy those expectations.

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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 16:42:52 CDT

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Former Kansas commit Seth Russell prepares to take the reins of Baylor offense http://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/big-12/article28036291.html#storylink=rss Four years after nearly signing with Kansas, Seth Russell, a 6-foot-3 quarterback with loads of athleticism, is set to enter the fall as the starter at Baylor, replacing Bryce Perry. Russell will guide a team with national title hopes, and take the controls of Art Briles’ turbo-charged spread offense.

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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 15:00:21 CDT

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Texas coach Charlie Strong says second chances stay in house http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/campus-corner/article28030915.html#storylink=rss When it comes to discipline issues, Texas coach Charlie Strong is willing to give offenders a second chance, but only from his own locker room. He won’t accept troubled transfers.

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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 14:05:19 CDT

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Big 12 football officials will keep a close eye on downfield blocking this season http://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/big-12/article28039549.html#storylink=rss Properly identifying when blockers are, and aren’t, illegally blocking downfield will be a top priority for Big 12 football officials this season.

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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 15:29:28 CDT

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Bob Bowlsby: Big 12 isn’t disadvantaged with 10 teams http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/campus-corner/article27917677.html#storylink=rss The Big 12 isn’t headed for expansion at the moment, commissioner Bob Bowlsby said Monday at Big 12 Media Days. “It is my understanding at the present time that the majority of our presidents and chancellors believe 10 is the right number for us,” he said.

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Mon, 20 Jul 2015 11:59:46 CDT

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If anybody can declutter a quarterback situation, it’s K-State’s Bill Snyder http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/blair-kerkhoff/article27960712.html#storylink=rss Kansas State left spring practice with three quarterback candidates and will open fall camp with four. It’s not an ideal situation, K-State coach Bill Snyder said, and he wants to get things settled quickly.

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Mon, 20 Jul 2015 17:37:21 CDT

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Montell Cozart leads KU depth chart at quarterback as Michael Cummings could miss season following ACL tear http://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/big-12/university-of-kansas/article27963172.html#storylink=rss The Kansas quarterback question is a complicated one, and it was this way even before Michael Cummings was cut down by an ACL injury in the spring game. Cummings, who finished last season as the Jayhawks’ starter, could miss the entire season, leaving junior Montell Cozart ahead of two incoming freshmen — Florida high school product Carter Stanley and Bishop Miege graduate Ryan Willis — on the depth chart.

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Mon, 20 Jul 2015 17:53:41 CDT

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Big 12 to limit live-contact football opportunities to two per week, including gamedays http://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/big-12/article27908086.html#storylink=rss The policy of two contact days per week, a measure aimed at player safety, will include gamedays and is one fewer than the current national limit of three, commissioner Bob Bowlsby announced Monday as the league convened for its football media days in Dallas.

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Mon, 20 Jul 2015 10:15:39 CDT

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Big 12’s new contact rule might not change that much http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article27932584.html#storylink=rss The first bit of real news from Big 12 Media Days here came before the first question. Bob Bowlsby, the commissioner, mentioned in his opening statement that the league had adopted what is believed to be the first-of-its-kind limitation on contact for football teams.

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Mon, 20 Jul 2015 14:00:25 CDT

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Big 12 should start in strong position on the college football landscape http://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/big-12/article27880999.html#storylink=rss The Big 12 was ready to turn the page after the 2014 season. The next chapter has begun, at least the talking points part of the season has arrived. Big 12 Media Days begin a two-day run on Monday.

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Sun, 19 Jul 2015 18:51:21 CDT

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Big 12 basketball coaches say 30 seconds to shoot is plenty of time http://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/big-12/article25168165.html#storylink=rss Of the several college basketball rule changes that will be introduced for the upcoming season, none received more attention than reducing the shot clock from 35 to 30 seconds. But most Big 12 men’s coaches don’t think you’ll notice.

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Mon, 22 Jun 2015 13:45:31 CDT

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Iowa State hires Steve Prohm as Fred Hoiberg’s replacement http://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/big-12/article23513329.html#storylink=rss Cyclones athletic director Jamie Pollard confirmed Monday that Murray State men’s basketball coach Steve Prohm will replace Fred Hoiberg, who left last week after five seasons to take over the Chicago Bulls.

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Mon, 08 Jun 2015 13:23:18 CDT

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Camp preview: KU offense enters new era under coordinator Rob Likens http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/campus-corner/article29855845.html#storylink=rss As the Kansas football team prepares for fall camp, The Star is breaking down the Jayhawks’ roster and their most pressing questions, beginning with the offense.

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Mon, 03 Aug 2015 11:35:10 CDT

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Camp preview: A bevy of standouts gone, KU defense builds from ground up http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/campus-corner/article29855977.html#storylink=rss As the Kansas football team prepares to begin fall camp, The Star is breaking down the Jayhawks’ roster and their most pressing questions. This is a look at the defense.

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Mon, 03 Aug 2015 11:37:50 CDT

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As usual, Kansas State football team puts little stock in preseason predictions http://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/big-12/kansas-state/article29819731.html#storylink=rss Kansas State is used to being picked near the bottom of the Big 12 preseason football poll. Once again, the Wildcats say they are ready to defy expectations.

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Sun, 02 Aug 2015 18:38:38 CDT

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Cody Whitehair embraces extra responsibility as Kansas State’s left tackle http://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/big-12/kansas-state/article29535790.html#storylink=rss It’s been said that left tackle is the most important position on an offensive line. The Kansas State Wildcats' Cody Whitehair was happy to move from guard to left tackle for that very reason.

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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:45:58 CDT

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Michael Bishop, Martin Gramatica part of Kansas State’s 2016 Hall of Fame class http://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/big-12/kansas-state/article29375323.html#storylink=rss Michael Bishop highlights a group of 10 former athletes that make up Kansas State’s 2016 Hall of Fame class. Former kicker Martin Gramatica, radio play-by-play announcer Mitch Holthus also in the group.

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Wed, 29 Jul 2015 12:00:50 CDT

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Kansas’ Bill Self happy to avoid Wake Forest, Danny Manning in Maui Invitational http://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/big-12/university-of-kansas/article29119852.html#storylink=rss Kansas coach Bill Self and Wake Forest coach Danny Manning, a former Self assistant, both said they were glad to be on opposite sides of the Maui Invitational bracket.

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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:04:41 CDT

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K-State, Mizzou basketball teams to play in CBE semifinals at Sprint Center http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/campus-corner/article29209987.html#storylink=rss Missouri will play Kansas State in the semifinal round of the CBE Classic at the Sprint Center in November. It will be the first men’s basketball meeting between the former conference rivals since Missouri went to the Southeastern Conference for the 2012-13 season.

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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:09:52 CDT

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KU opens against host Chaminade in Maui Invitational http://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/big-12/university-of-kansas/article29073295.html#storylink=rss The Kansas basketball team will open the Maui Invitational against the home team, facing host Chaminade in a first-round matchup on Nov. 23.

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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 19:45:21 CDT

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Former K-State receiver Tyler Lockett chosen Big 12 male athlete of the year http://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/big-12/kansas-state/article28815925.html#storylink=rss The last honor in Tyler Lockett’s well-decorated Kansas State football career was announced Monday — the best men’s athlete in the Big 12 Conference for 2014-15. Lockett, Collin Klein give Wildcats two winners of the honor in last three years.

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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 10:34:01 CDT

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Only a junior, Columbia basketball star Michael Porter has Mizzou’s and KU’s attention http://www.kansascity.com/sports/high-school/article28728388.html#storylink=rss Michael Porter is a 6-9 small forward from Columbia who ranks as the No. 2 overall basketball recruit in the class of 2017, according to a consensus of recruiting rankings. He’s earned the nicknamed “Baby Kevin Durant,” and his skillset borders on the absurd. And for college coaches — from KU’s Bill Self to Kentucky’s John Calipari to Mizzou’s Kim Anderson — the most intriguing thing is not how good Porter is right now. It’s how good he could become.

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Sat, 25 Jul 2015 19:32:47 CDT

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Kansas’ Devonte' Graham dunks on kid at basketball camp to teach him a lesson http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/for-petes-sake/article28725163.html#storylink=rss The Kansas basketball team was at the 2015 All-Area Fantasy Basketball Camp this past week in Frontenac, Kan., and Devonte' Graham taught one boy a lesson by dunking on him when he wasn’t expecting it.

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Sat, 25 Jul 2015 18:51:04 CDT

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KU football lands juco linebacker Kurtis Taufa of Snow College http://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/big-12/university-of-kansas/article28720150.html#storylink=rss Kurtis Taufa, a linebacker at Snow College in Ephraim, Utah, becomes the third Snow football player to join the Jayhawks’ 2016 recruiting class.

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Sat, 25 Jul 2015 17:49:37 CDT

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Morgan Burns working to boost Kansas State on defense, special teams http://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/big-12/kansas-state/article28659766.html#storylink=rss Morgan Burns is hoping to become a better corner and a better kick returner for Kansas State this season. The more he has the ball in his hands, the better.

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Fri, 24 Jul 2015 18:11:33 CDT

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Former KU forward Cliff Alexander lands with Blazers, who also sign former Mizzou guard Phil Pressey http://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/big-12/university-of-kansas/article28648516.html#storylink=rss After playing for the Brooklyn Nets during the NBA’s summer league, former Kansas forward Cliff Alexander has joined the Portland Trail Blazers, Alexander announced Friday on his Twitter and Instagram accounts. The Blazers also signed former Mizzou guard Phil Pressey.

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Fri, 24 Jul 2015 16:48:33 CDT

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