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Imperfect Big 12 start even after all 10 teams win openers

The Big 12 is off to an imperfect start, even though every team won its opener for the first time since 2012. West Virginia got outgained by James Madison, and Kansas needed a touchdown in the final 2 ½ minutes to beat another FCS team in Les...

 

Red River rematch could happen again in Big 12 with Texas-OU

Red River rivals Oklahoma and Texas met twice last season for the first time in 115 years, when the Sooners won their fourth consecutive Big 12 championship by avenging their only regular-season loss. Oklahoma now has another transfer quarterback...

 
 By Stephen Hawkins    Sports    July 3, 2019

Heavy-hearted Angels return to field after Skaggs' death

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — With the memory of Tyler Skaggs weighing heavy on their hearts, the Los Angeles Angels took the field for their first game since the death of the much-loved 27-year-old pitcher who got to play for his favorite childhood...

 

Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs dead at 27; found in hotel room

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Tyler Skaggs had persevered through injuries to be a valuable pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels. The left-hander had posted a photo of himself and teammates in cowboy hats for their weeklong trip to Texas where he was set...

 

Big 12 down to final 4 teams to determine 2 title game spots

Sixth-ranked Oklahoma or No. 7 West Virginia will play in the Big 12 championship game. They might be facing each other, too, The Sooners, Mountaineers, No. 13 Texas and No. 18 Iowa State are the final four teams still in contention for the two...

 

No. 9 Oklahoma rebounds from only loss with 52-27 win at TCU

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kyler Murray and the Oklahoma offense piled up yards and scored points like they have been all season. Kenneth Murray and the Sooners defense did their part as well as ninth-ranked Oklahoma bounced back from its only loss,...

 

Oklahoma and Texas both ranked adds to prefect fair setting

DALLAS (AP) — It's a perfect setting: Oklahoma and Texas in the middle of the State Fair of Texas on an early fall Saturday with their passionate fans clad in crimson and burnt orange, split 50-50 in the historic Cotton Bowl Stadium. It's nice...

 

Brewer has 3 TD passes for Baylor in 26-7 win over Kansas

WACO, Texas (AP) — Charlie Brewer threw three touchdown passes and Baylor opened Big 12 play with a 26-7 victory over Kansas on Saturday to end a rare winning streak by the Jayhawks. Brewer completed 19 of 27 passes for 221 yards and added 56...

 

Oklahoma favored again going into Big 12 football media days

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Oklahoma won another Big 12 title and made it to the College Football Playoff again in its first season without coach Bob Stoops on the sideline. The Sooners, who have won the past three Big 12 titles with quarterback Baker...

 

No. 1 seeds Kansas, Villanova meet in national semifinal

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — No. 1 seed Kansas (31-7) vs. No. 1 seed Villanova (34-4) National semifinal; San Antonio; Saturday, 8:49 p.m. EDT BOTTOM LINE: In an NCAA Tournament that had the first No. 16 seed win over a No. 1, and an unprecedented 9-vs-11...

 

No. 2 Oklahoma stakes playoff spot, 41-17 over No. 10 TCU

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Baker Mayfield and No. 2 Oklahoma never fretted the potential consequences of having to play in the revived Big 12 championship game. The Sooners just went out and proved how deserving they are of that playoff berth coming...

 

Lot of Big 12 bowls, Oklahoma title game opponent still TBD

The Big 12 already has a higher percentage of bowl-eligible teams than any other conference. Now the Big 12 gets one more weekend to find out if the league can add to that and make it eight out of 10 teams in bowl games. Plus, No. 3 Oklahoma needs an... Full story

 

Big 12 Spotlight: Title matchup maybe easy, or all tied up

The most straightforward championship game scenario for the Big 12 would be No. 3 Oklahoma and No. 11 TCU both winning their last two games and meeting again Dec. 2. Then again, nothing ever seems to come that easy for the Big 12. Remember, the Big...

 

Bedlam prevails throughout Big 12 and co-leaders play next

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Bedlam indeed in the Big 12 Conference, and not just in Oklahoma. Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield had a possible Heisman Trophy moment in arguably the wildest game in the rivalry actually known as Bedlam. TCU stayed...

 

BIG 12 SPOTLIGHT: Tight race behind undefeated No. 4 TCU

TCU coach Gary Patterson was a month into the season before he really thought about the fact that at least one team in the Big 12 Conference championship game in December will have a loss. A mulligan per se, though the fourth-ranked Horned Frogs...

 

No. 3 Oklahoma overcomes Baylor 49-41 for 14th straight win

WACO, Texas (AP) — Baker Mayfield threw three touchdowns, including the go-ahead score the next snap after his unsportsmanlike conduct penalty, and third-ranked Oklahoma overcame a feisty Baylor team 49-41 Saturday night to stretch the nation's lon...

 

No. 3 Oklahoma overcomes Baylor 49-41 for 14th straight win

WACO, Texas (AP) — Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield had a bit more respect for Baylor after the game. He also had another victory. After being caught on video before the game with some smack talk directed at winless Baylor , Mayfield threw...

 

Third-ranked Oklahoma streaking into Big 12 opener at Baylor

WACO, Texas (AP) — While Baker Mayfield never really sensed that Oklahoma's series against Baylor was becoming a rivalry, the quarterback knew it had become quite a challenge. Mayfield has since helped third-ranked Sooners restore their dominance...

 

Big 12 SPOTLIGHT: Results show what 3 new coaches inherited

The situations inherited by the Big 12's three new head coaches are reflected in the results. Matt Rhule never expected his job at Baylor to be easy. It's not. Tom Herman took over a Texas program with plenty of ups and downs since winning the...

 

BIG 12 SPOTLIGHT: Youngest power league with oldest coach

Maybe Oklahoma State was just well ahead of a trend when making 37-year-old former Cowboys quarterback Mike Gundy their head coach. Now 13 years after Gundy became the man at Oklahoma State, the Big 12 has three 30-something head coaches. Even with 7...

 

Oklahoma would have to face Big 12 rematch for another title

Either Oklahoma or Texas won the last seven Big 12 championship games. When the conference title game resumes this season after a six-year hiatus, the Red River rivals could be facing each other for the second time that season. Or maybe it will be a...

 

Riley's 'whirlwind' to youngest FBS head coach with Sooners

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Lincoln Riley never expected this. Two months ago, he was the offensive coordinator at Oklahoma. On Monday, the 33-year-old Riley was center stage representing the preseason league favorites as the youngest head coach in the...

 

Baylor women No. 1 NCAA seed in Oklahoma City Regional

WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor is going into the women's NCAA Tournament as a No. 1 seed for the fifth time in seven years. The Lady Bears (30-3), who won their seventh consecutive Big 12 regular season title, are the top seed in the Oklahoma City...

 

AP All-Big 12: Kansas wins another title, sweeps AP awards

For only the second time while winning 13 consecutive Big 12 titles, the Kansas Jayhawks have both The Associated Press conference player and coach of the year in the same season. Kansas senior guard Frank Mason III, the league's leading scorer at...

 

No. 9 Baylor holds on 60-54 over Oklahoma to stay in 2nd

WACO, Texas (AP) — Johnathan Motley had 21 points with 16 rebounds and No. 9 Baylor ended a two-game slide with a 60-54 victory over Oklahoma on Tuesday night to remain in a tie for second place in the Big 12. Baylor almost blew all of a 15-point...

 

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