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No. 9 Oklahoma St fueled by B12 title loss to No. 17 Baylor

WACO, Texas (AP) — Ninth-ranked Oklahoma State came up only inches short of a Big 12 championship in its last meeting against Baylor. "We use it to fuel us," Cowboys running back Dominic Richardson said this week. Nearly 10 months after that Big...

 

Big 12's first full league weekend has title game rematch

Some things to watch in Week 5 of the Big 12 season, the first full weekend of conference games: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 9 Oklahoma State at No. 16 Baylor. A rematch of last season's Big 12 title game that the Bears won 21-16 when safety Jairon McVea...

 

Big 12 last time at 10 teams; Oklahoma State seeks 2nd title

The Big 12 is going into its 12th and final season as a 10-team conference. Oklahoma State's only Big 12 championship came in 2011, the league's first season with 10 teams. Oklahoma State come up inches short in last year's conference title game in...

 

No. 7 Oklahoma St. will find out Big 12 title game opponent

Things to watch on the final weekend of the regular season in the Big 12 Conference: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 10 Oklahoma at No. 7 Oklahoma State. There could be an unprecedented double dose of Bedlam this season. Oklahoma State (10-1, 7-1, CFP No. 7)...

 

No. 18 Baylor 27-14 win ends No. 4 Oklahoma 17-game streak

WACO, Texas (AP) — Gerry Bohanon had a hard time finding the words to describe just how he felt after 18th-ranked Baylor ran over Oklahoma, ending the fourth-ranked Sooners' nation's-best 17-game winning streak. The hard-nosed quarterback does know...

 

Red River rivalry at fair highlights week with Big 12 byes

Some things to watch in Week 6 of the Big 12 Conference: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 6 Oklahoma vs. No. 21 Texas. While the Red River rivalry won't be a Big 12 game too much longer, the six-time defending Big 12 champion Sooners (5-0, 2-0 Big 12) and...

 

Big 12 coaches says swift expansion solidified league future

Kansas State coach Chris Klieman says he was never worried the Big 12 would disband or become irrelevant, even with the lingering questions about the conference's future when Oklahoma and Texas head to the Southeastern Conference. "I knew none of...

 

Butler did it: Baylor guard named AP Big 12 player of year

Baylor guard Jared Butler is The Associated Press Big 12 player of the year after helping the Bears win their first conference title, averaging 17.1 points while leading the league in 3-point shooting and steals. Butler finished third in the Big 12...

 

Gators rattled: No. 8 Oklahoma routs Florida in Cotton Bowl

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Lincoln Riley will remember this Oklahoma season for a long time. It took a lot to get to the end of it — with two significant trophies. The No. 8 Sooners navigated through the season played under the cloud of a pandemic,...

 

Florida-Oklahoma in Cotton Bowl dozen years after title game

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dan Mullen has been part of two national championships with Florida, the last for the Gators coming in a win over Oklahoma in his final game as their offensive coordinator before leaving for his first head coaching job. That...

 

No. 12 Sooners win 6th B12 title in row, 27-21 over Iowa St

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley remembered two specific moments right after the No. 12 Sooners won their sixth consecutive Big 12 championship. There was the uncertainty of what was next when players were sent home after one...

 

Cotton Bowl: Big 12 champ Oklahoma vs SEC runner-up Florida

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Oklahoma will returning to the stadium where the Sooners just won their sixth Big 12 championship in a row to play SEC runner-up Florida in the Cotton Bowl on Dec. 30. The only other time Oklahoma and Florida played each...

 

Stoner 3 TD catches for Oklahoma State in 42-3 win at Baylor

WACO, Texas (AP) — Oklahoma State receiver Dillon Stoner got behind the secondary on the second play of the game and caught the ball in stride. The tone was quickly set for the Cowboys. That 75-yard catch-and-run was the first of Stoner's three...

 

Oklahoma State goes into Baylor makeup out of B12 contention

WACO, Texas (AP) — When Oklahoma State was supposed to play at Baylor in mid-October, the Cowboys were the No. 6 team in the Top 25 with expectations to contend for a spot in the Big 12 championship game, maybe even the College Football Playoff....

 

QB Duggan paces TCU in 29-22 win over No. 19 Oklahoma State

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — TCU receiver Derius Davis was working to come back for the ball when he saw Max Duggan under pressure. The quarterback had a different idea. "I saw him throw it," Davis said. "So I just turned around and ran as fast as I...

 

Interesting season for Big 12 QBs, and not necessarily last

Kansas State and Texas Tech changed starting quarterbacks midseason for much different reasons. While true freshman quarterbacks are now starting for both Big 12 teams in the Kansas, and No. 18 Oklahoma is led by redshirt freshman Spencer Rattler, th...

 

TCU needs victory at home against Texas Tech to get even

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — TCU has to win at home to get even. The Horned Frogs (2-3) haven't won at home in more than a year, a five-game losing streak at Amon G. Carter Stadium that goes back to last season even before the crowds were being...

 

K-State 2-0 in Big 12 for 1st time since 2014 going to TCU

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kansas State coach Chris Klieman said he didn't even know what the Big 12 standings looked like when he was asked about his Wildcats being among the leaders. "We've played two games ... We've won both of them, so we can't...

 

Texas slugger Gallo still isn't sure if he had coronavirus

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Texas Rangers outfielder Joey Gallo says he doesn't know if he actually had the coronavirus despite two positive tests, since he has never had any symptoms and also had multiple negative tests. "I wish I had an answer," he...

 

Colonial spectators in bushes and temporary tents off course

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Max Butcher and his buddies felt as if they had front-row seats at Colonial, even in the bushes with no spectators allowed on the course. The group of five recent graduates from nearby TCU stood in a small gap between a...

 
 By Stephen Hawkins    Sports    June 7, 2020

Newgarden wins pole as IndyCar season starts at steamy Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — When defending IndyCar champion Josef Newgarden crossed the start-finish line to get the pole for the long-delayed season opener, there was no reaction from a crowd. There was, however, a quick warning over the radio to...

 

New Rangers park among possible MLB ideas for season start

North Texas has more to offer than just the new Rangers ballpark should MLB decide to start the pandemic-delayed 2020 baseball season with teams grouped together in different regions. Among the different plans looked at by Major League Baseball is...

 

Kansas' Azubuike AP Big 12 player of year, Drew top coach

Kansas center Udoka Azubuike is The Associated Press Big 12 player of the year, with the 7-foot senior averaging a double-double for the regular season conference champion and top-ranked Jayhawks. Azubuike and Kansas sophomore guard Devon Dotson...

 

No. 3 Kansas ends No. 1 Baylor's 23-game streak in Big 12

WACO, Texas (AP) — Udoka Azubuike had 23 points and a career-high 19 rebounds and No. 3 Kansas held on to beat No. 1 Baylor 64-61 on Saturday, snapping the Bears' 23-game winning streak and likely ending their five-week hold on the No. 1 spot in...

 

Manfred apologizes for calling WS trophy a 'piece of metal'

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred apologized Tuesday for what he called a disrespectful reference to the World Series trophy as a "piece of metal." Even before being asked about it, Manfred said he made a mistake with those...

 

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