Time for a change? Kansas State could feature a new starting quarterback for the Texas game

Bill Snyder sometimes steps on a pedestal to preach about how schools are putting too much money into big, gaudy sports palaces. He doesn’t like excess. That’s a big no for the 78-year-old, so he doesn’t mind gigging administrators (including his own) who are all in on the building trend. Read More

Size matters: The building boom continues for bigger, better Big 12 athletic facilities

Jimbo Fisher inherited a palace of a football stadium when he accepted the job at Texas A&M. The Aggies are three years removed from finishing a $500 million renovation of Kyle Field, giving them the largest stadium in the Southeastern Conference and one of the biggest in the country. But … Read More

Triplets of the Big 12: West Virginia will wow nationally with its quarterback and receivers

We’re wrapping up our tour of the top quarterback, running back and wide receiver of every Big 12 team. The final triplets: West Virginia. QB: Will Grier (2017 — the Florida transfer was 250 of 388 for 3,490 yards, 34 TDs and 12 INTs. He averaged 317.2 yards a game; … Read More

Triplets of the Big 12: Kliff Kingsbury, Texas Tech face a quandary at quarterback

We’re taking a tour of the top quarterback, running back and wide receiver of every Big 12 team. Today’s triplets: Texas Tech. QB: McLane Carter (2017 — Played in four games and started one, finishing 23 of 46 for 359 yards, 2 TDs and 2 INTs; Texas history — The … Read More

Triplets of the Big 12: Is this the season Texas grows up on offense?

We’re taking a tour of the top quarterback, running back and wide receiver of every Big 12 team. Today’s triplets: Texas. QB: Sam Ehlinger (2017 — 158 of 275 for 1,915 yards, 11 TDs and 7 INTs; Texas history — Started 6 games as a freshman and also was the … Read More

Triplets of the Big 12: Gary Patterson doesn’t want to give away QB details, but Horned Frogs skill players are no secret

We’re taking a tour of the top quarterback, running back and wide receiver of every Big 12 team. Today’s triplets: TCU. QB: Shawn Robinson (2017 — Kenny Hill’s backup made it into six games, going 13 of 27 for 184 yards, 3 TDs and 1 INT; Texas history — Has … Read More

Triplets of the Big 12: Oklahoma State is looking to replace two offensive heavyweights

We’re taking a tour of the top quarterback, running back and wide receiver of every Big 12 team. Today’s triplets: Oklahoma State. QB: Taylor Cornelius (2017 — 6 of 10 for 148 yards, including a 56-yarder, but made it into only 5 games; Texas history — Has never faced the … Read More

Triplets of the Big 12: Oklahoma lost a lot of firepower, yet somehow still has a lot of firepower

We’re taking a tour of the top quarterback, running back and wide receiver of every Big 12 team. Today’s triplets: Oklahoma. QB: Kyler Murray (2017 — 18 of 21 for 359 yards, 3 TDs and no INTs, as Baker Mayfield’s backup; Texas history — he didn’t play last year against … Read More

Triplets of the Big 12: Delton or Barnes? Kansas State’s quarterback battle is still too tight to call

We’re taking a tour of the top quarterback, running back and wide receiver of every Big 12 team. Today’s triplets: Kansas State. QB: Alex Delton (2017 — 49 of 85 for 637 yards, 3 TDs and 2 INTs. He played in seven games; Texas history — Was 2 of 5 … Read More

Triplets of the Big 12: Kansas’ David Beaty knows he needs an offensive revival to survive another season

We’re taking a tour of the top quarterback, running back and wide receiver of every Big 12 team. Today’s triplets: Kansas. QB: Peyton Bender (2017 — 148 of 273 for 1,609 yards, 10 TDs and 10 INTs; Texas history — He’s never faced the Longhorns.) RB: Khalil Herbert (2017 — … Read More

Triplets of the Big 12: Iowa State may have the top tailback in the conference (and next year’s draft)

We’re taking a tour of the top quarterback, running back and wide receiver of every Big 12 team. Today’s triplets: Iowa State. QB: Kyle Kempt (2017 — 161 of 243 for 1,787 yards, 15 TDs and 3 INTs; Texas history — He’s never faced the Longhorns.) RB: David Montgomery (2017 … Read More

Triplets of the Big 12: Baylor’s Charlie Brewer offers the Bears their only experienced quarterback

We’re taking a tour of the top quarterback, running back and wide receiver of every Big 12 team. Today’s triplets: Baylor. QB: Charlie Brewer (2017 — 139 of 204 for 1,562 yards, 11 TDs, 4 INTs; Texas history — 17 of 27 for 181 yards, no TDs and no INTs … Read More

Our 10th annual Top 25 countdown: SEC heavyweight Auburn hoping things break its way

Sure, it’s July. But it’s never too early to talk college football. Here’s your daily fix — our annual countdown of the preseason Top 25, as selected by the American-Statesman sports staff. Last year’s eventual CFP semifinalists were ranked Nos. 1, 5, 8 and 14 on our 2017 list. Our … Read More

West Virginia’s Will Grier may not be focused on the Heisman, but his family is

FRISCO — Heisman candidates often have gaudy statistics to push their award causes. There also are emotional hooks that’ll bring a player publicity. And stars for the blue-blood programs have near automatic entry into the annual award’s posh ceremony in New York. Then there’s Will Grier, the West Virginia quarterback … Read More

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Big 12 media days: recruiting, filibustering, the Masters and a mullet

FRISCO — It’s unusual for an athletic director to take such public shots at the school’s football coach, especially when said football coach has put together three straight seasons of at least 10 wins. But Oklahoma State athletic director Mike Holder is saying coach Mike Gundy should be recruiting better. Holder … Read More

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Big 12 media days: Fishing, defensive trolling, the color purple and ring bling

Iowa State’s David Montgomery could be the top Big 12 player selected in next year’s NFL draft, with some way-too-early projections listing him as the top tailback available. But Montgomery, a junior, swears he’s not paying attention to any draft buzz. Instead, he’s just the guy who likes to read, … Read More

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Big 12 media days: Bob Bowlsby talks betting, Baylor, league reputation

FRISCO — Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby is bullish on the Big 12. He kicked off Big 12 media days early Monday at the Ford Center, the home of the Dallas Cowboys, by congratulating the league on what it accomplished in 2017-18. “As I look back, we were the only team … Read More

Our 10th annual Top 25 countdown: The ‘C’ in No. 15 TCU doesn’t stand for consistency (but it could)

Sure, it’s July. But it’s never too early to talk college football. Here’s your daily fix — our annual countdown of the preseason Top 25, as selected by the American-Statesman sports staff. Last year’s eventual CFP semifinalists were ranked Nos. 1, 5, 8 and 14 on our 2017 list. Our … Read More

Our 10th annual Top 25 countdown: For No. 19 West Virginia, when there’s a Will, there’s a way

Sure, it’s July. But it’s never too early to talk college football. Here’s your daily fix — our annual countdown of the preseason Top 25, as selected by the American-Statesman sports staff. Last year’s eventual CFP semifinalists were ranked Nos. 1, 5, 8 and 14 on our 2017 list. Our … Read More

Five years later, Texas, Bev Kearney agree to settle former track coach’s discrimination lawsuit

Former women’s track Bev Kearney and the University of Texas have agreed to settle a lawsuit that claimed the school discriminated against her because of her gender and race when it fired her more than five years ago. Jody Mask, Kearney’s attorney, confirmed on Wednesday to the American-Statesman that the … Read More