The Big 12 once had the most uncertain future of the major conferences. But the league is on sound financial footing and even brags about its schedule structure. Winning more national championships is now the objective.
Ben Powers is a senior offensive lineman at Oklahoma and one of the best players in the Big 12. But he was unheralded as a high school senior living in Wichita. He went to Butler Community College and took the hard road to stardom.
College football coaches are going to have more roster flexibility this season. Instead of deciding which players to redshirt in August, they can now wait. New rules will allow any player to appear in as many as four games and still redshirt.
Former Kansas and NBA basketball star Paul Pierce has been announced as one of the 13 inductees to the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame's 2018 class. Others include former MLB first baseman Adam Laroche and Larry Drew, former Wyandotte, Missouri and NBA coach.
The College Football Hall of Fame ballot with 76 names was released Monday, and includes such former Big 12 quarterback standouts as Kansas State's Michael Bishop, Nebraska's Eric Crouch and Texas' Vince Young.
The Big 12 will distribute about $36.5 million per school, the 12th consecutive year of revenue increases. The figure does not include third tier rights like the Jayhawk Network or Longhorn Network, which those schools negotiate separately.
During a radio interview, Nebraska Athletic Director Bill Moos hinted that he'd like to see games against most of the Cornhuskers' old Big Eight foes, including Kansas, K-State and Iowa State in the Big 12, Missouri in the SEC and Colorado in the Pac-12.
Baker Mayfield appears be the Cleveland Browns' choice to be the top pick in Thursday's NFL Draft. On Wednesday, he tweeted a photo in which he recreated Brett Favre's infamous draft-day photo when he was wearing jorts.
With Udoka Azubuike out of the Big 12 Tournament because of a knee injury, Kansas needed one of its reserve big men to step up. In Saturday's title game victory over West Virginia, it was Silvio De Sousa
With Dana Dimel out and Andre Coleman in as Kansas State’s new offensive coordinator it’s only natural to wonder how much different the Wildcats will look this season. But Bill Snyder doesn’t anticipate wholesale changes.
The LA Lakers’ Svi Mykhailiuk scored 10 points against Portland in the championship game of the NBA’s Las Vegas Summer League on Tuesday in Las Vegas. The 6-8 former KU guard earned second-team all-summer league honors for runner-up LA.
Kai Jones, a senior forward from Brewster Academy, received a scholarship offer from Kansas on Tuesday, Rivals.com reported. Jones, the No. 123-rated player in the recruiting Class of 2019 according to Rivals.com, is a Bahamas native.
Ben McLemore, a former first-round draft pick of the NBA’s Sacramento Kings, was re-acquired by Sacramento in a trade with Memphis on Tuesday. He signed a two-year free-agent contract with Memphis last offseason.