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Triplets of the Big 12: TCU

We’re taking a tour of the top quarterback, running back and wide receiver of each Big 12 team. Today’s triplets: West Virginia. (We’ve already done Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma, … Read More

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Triplets of the Big 12: West Virginia

We’re taking a tour of the top quarterback, running back and wide receiver of each Big 12 team. Today’s triplets: West Virginia. ((We’ve already done Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma and … Read More

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Triplets of the Big 12: Oklahoma State

We’re taking a tour of the top quarterback, running back and wide receiver of each Big 12 team. Today’s triplets: Oklahoma. (We’ve already done Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State and Oklahoma.) QB: Mason Rudolph … Read More

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Triplets of the Big 12: Oklahoma

We’re taking a tour of the top quarterback, running back and wide receiver of each Big 12 team. Today’s triplets: Oklahoma. (We’ve already done Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas and Kansas State.) QB: Baker Mayfield (2016 — 254 of … Read More

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Triplets of the Big 12: Kansas State

We’re taking a tour of the top quarterback, running back and wide receiver of each Big 12 team. Today’s triplets: Kansas State. (We’ve already done Baylor, Iowa State and Kansas.) QB: Jessie Ertz (2016 — 152 of 264 for 1,755 yards, … Read More

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Triplets of the Big 12: Baylor

We’re taking a tour of the top quarterback, running back and wide receiver of each Big 12 team. Today’s triplets: Baylor. (We’ve already done Iowa State and Kansas.) QB: Zach Smith (2016 — 119 of 196 for 1,526 yards, 13 TDs and 7 INTs) … Read More

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Triplets of the Big 12: Kansas

We’re taking a tour of the top quarterback, running back and wide receiver of each Big 12 team. Today’s triplets: Kansas. (We’ve already done Iowa State.) QB: Carter Stanley (2016 — 93 of 156 for 959 yards, 6 TDs and 6 INTs) RB: Khalil Herbert (2016 — … Read More

Triplets of the Big 12: Iowa State

We’re taking a tour of the top quarterback, running back and wide receiver of each Big 12 team. Today’s triplets: Iowa State. QB: Jacob Park (2016 — 133 of 226 for 1,791 yards, 12 TDs, 5 INTs) RB: David Montgomery (2016 — 109 carrires for 563 yards) WR: Allen Lazard … Read More

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Will this year be the Year of the Quarterback for the Big 12 — again?

You’ve heard it plenty of times. The Big 12 is a quarterback’s league. But let’s add to the delightful hype. The Big 12 is almost like quarterback heaven. Lots of snaps. Lots of passes. Stats inflated like summer temperatures. Last year, Texas Tech’s Patrick Mahomes led the country in passing. Read More

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Triplets of the Big 12: Iowa State

We’re taking a tour of the top quarterback, running back and wide receiver of each Big 12 team. Today’s triplets: Iowa State. QB: Jacob Park (2016 — 133 of 226 for 1,791 yards, 12 TDs, 5 INTs) RB: David Montgomery (2016 — 109 carrires for 563 yards) WR: Allen Lazard … Read More

FROM THE ARCHIVES (Dec. 29, 2001): MAJOR MIRACLE

SAN DIEGO — Major Applewhite made a triumphant return and a grand exit Friday night at the Holiday Bowl, leading Texas to a dramatic victory over Washington in the most impressive performance ever by a University of Texas quarterback. Applewhite, the senior who lost his job … Read More

FROM THE ARCHIVES (Dec. 13, 1991): Mackovic takes over UT football program

The University of Texas has turned over the reins of its foundering football program to a driven, pass-minded head coach who fully expects to bring the school national prominence instead of just national promise. Illinois’ John Mackovic on Thursday took over a program that has suffered four losing seasons in … Read More

FROM THE ARCHIVES (Dec. 12, 1991): Illinois’ Mackovic is new UT coach

The University of Texas hired John Mackovic of the University of Illinois as its new head football coach Wednesday and officially will announce its decision at an afternoon press conference today, according to school officials. An Illinois source said Texas offered a five-year package worth $3 million – $600,000 annually … Read More

FROM THE ARCHIVES (Dec. 3 1991): Mounting losses took their toll

The first indication that something might have been brewing within the University of Texas athletic department came when DeLoss Dodds on Friday morning canceled his airline reservations for New York. Instead, he opted to have breakfast with his football coach. Dodds had intended to watch the Texas basketball team play … Read More

FROM THE ARCHIVES (Dec. 2, 1990): Berry dreams up, delivers big on childhood chum

During the entire timeout following Texas A&M’s final touchdown, University of Texas cornerback Mark Berry was envisioning how he – all by himself – was going to stop the Aggies’ two-point conversion try. “I was visualizing the play, ” Berry said. “I felt for some reason they would be coming … Read More

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The American-Statesman’s Top 25 countdown: No. 7 Oklahoma

Sure, it’s July. But it’s never too early to talk college football. Here’s your daily fix — our countdown of the preseason Top 25, as selected by the American-Statesman sports staff. Last year’s CFP semifinalists were ranked Nos. 1, 2, 7 and 17 on our 2016 list. Today’s team: No. 7 … Read More

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The American-Statesman’s Top 25 countdown: No. 9 Oklahoma State

Sure, it’s July. But it’s never too early to talk college football. Here’s your daily fix — our countdown of the preseason Top 25, as selected by the American-Statesman sports staff. Last year’s CFP semifinalists were ranked Nos. 1, 2, 7 and 17 on our 2016 list. Today’s team: No. 9 … Read More

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Big 12 media days takeaway: My pick for top player? Mason Rudolph, not Baker Mayfield

FRISCO — A Big 12 media days takeaway from Tuesday: It’s the trendy pick. Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield is the consensus choice as the Big 12’s best player. Mine, though, is Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph. I also picked the Cowboys as the top team in the conference. And I … Read More

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Baylor star tailback expected to miss chunk of September schedule

FRISCO — Baylor’s Terence Williams is one of the Big 12’s top returning tailbacks, but Bears coach Matt Rhule announced Tuesday that he’ll miss at least the first three games of the season, meaning he may not make his debut until the Bears’ Big 12 opener against Oklahoma on Sept. 23. Read More

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K-State’s Bill Snyder initially was uncertain about player publicly announcing he was gay

Kansas State offensive lineman Scott Frantz told his teammates a year ago that he was gay. According to his head coach, it never was a “major issue” with anyone. But Frantz didn’t make the news public until last week, when the sophomore gave an interview to ESPN’s Holly Rowe. Coach … Read More