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New Big 12 coordinator of officials discusses rule changes

Big 12’s new coordinator of officials made his debut at the Big 12 Media Days in Frisco, Texas. Greg Burks, who replaced Walt Anderson in June, spoke to reporters Tuesday about the new rule changes that were implemented over the offseason. Burks was a referee for the first CFP National ...

‘Group of Five’ countdown, No. 3: Lane Kiffin, Florida Atlantic

Some names in sports evoke strong reactions in both directions with nobody sitting on the fence. A-Rod. LeBron. Tonya Harding. Nancy Kerrigan. Tiger. And Lane Kiffin. No. 3 — Lane Kiffin, Florida Atlantic Age: 43 Record at school: 11-3 Overall record: 46-24 Impressive win: vs. ...

KU softball adds transfers to pitching staff

Kansas softball head coach Megan Smith on Tuesday announced the addition of pitching transfers Kirsten Pruett and Hannah Todd. Both Pruett and Todd will enter their sophomore seasons and will compete immediately for the Jayhawks during the 2019 season this spring. "We are very excited to add ...

Quarterbacks dominate 2nd day of Big 12 Media Days

Nearly every summer, football conversation starts with the quarterback position. The second day of Big 12 Media Days was no different, as all five coaches were asked about their respective signal callers. Baylor, Kansas State, Oklahoma State, Texas and West Virginia all fielded questions about ...

‘Group of Five’ countdown, No. 4: Jeff Monken, Army

The biggest misconception held by some surrounding college football is that it's the schmoozers who make the best recruiters. Wrong. It's those blessed with the best ability to project talent who make the best recruiters. They can study high school players, make educated guesses as to how ...

Tom Keegan: Khalil Herbert reflects on coach he lost in Parkland shooting

Frisco, Texas — Big 12 football players take being selected to represent their universities at Media Day as an honor. They dress like business executives and genuinely seem to enjoy the experience. But it’s not all smiles all the time. Kansas junior running back Khalil Herbert dealt with ...

At Big 12 Media Days, coaches weigh in on upcoming seasons, starting QBs

The coaches of some of Kansas football's Big 12 competitors had a lot to say Monday about their own respective programs during the first day of the NCAA's College Football Big 12 Media Days event. Here are some noteworthy items discussed by coaches at Oklahoma, TCU, Texas Tech and Iowa State, ...

‘Group of Five’ countdown, No. 5: Troy Calhoun, Air Force

The service academies have found a path to competing against schools with less stringent academic standards and far better track records for sending players to the NFL, schools with bigger, stronger athletes. Precise, disciplined execution of the triple-option offense has become an equalizer ...

RB Taylor Martin 1 of 4 players to leave KU football

The Kansas football program published its 2018 media guide just in time for this week’s Big 12 Media Days, in Frisco, Texas. The unveil revealed the departure of some Jayhawks who were still with the program as recently as the spring semester. A would-be senior running back, Taylor Martin ...