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Big 12 media days blog: Quickfire notes from Bill Self’s one-on-one interviews

1:50 p.m. update: By Jesse Newell We're going to go ahead and sign off on our live coverage from Big 12 media days. Be sure to look below for: • **Notes from Self talking at the podium and in one-on-one interviews.** • **Short videos with Big 12 director of officiating Curtis ...

Big 12 media days blog: Matt, Jesse provide their takeaways from Day 2 in Dallas

**4:58 p.m. update: By Jesse Newell** Matt and I just finished up this video chat, talking about the biggest takeaways we had from Day 2 in Dallas. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=invTemTLWZg With that, we're going to wrap up our coverage from Big 12 media days. Be sure to check back to ...

Week 6 Big 12 picks: A farewell and thank you from Conference Chatter

I want to start this blog entry by thanking the loyal readers, fans and commenters of KUsports.com. For more than three years, I've had the honor of keeping the Conference Chatter blog, where I've detailed my observations about hot topics in the Big 12. I reflect with fond memories, for ...

Big 12 review, week 4: OSU fans let SEC-bound A&M have it with Big 12 chant

I feel the need to issue digital props to Oklahoma State fans for showing some conference pride this weekend in College Station, Texas. In a riveting, back-and-forth battle between top 10 teams, No. 7 Oklahoma State held on for a 30-29 victory over No. 8 Texas A&M on Saturday at Kyle ...

Week 4 Big 12 picks: Will Mizzou cover 22-point spread at OU?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vq9g-gJrNI I feel the need for a baseball-inspired lead-in to the blog this week after seeing an advanced screening of 'Moneyball' last night in Kansas City, Mo. Very enjoyable film, especially for baseball dorks like myself. Brad Pitt was a very ...

Big 12 review, week 3: The realignment circus continues

In trying to keep up with college football realignment, a few questions have repeatedly crept into my mind during this time of anxiety and uncertainty. How exactly did we get to this point in the first place? Did Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe destroy the league by allowing for the creation ...

Week 3 Big 12 picks: Kansas or Georgia Tech? Oklahoma or Florida St.?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrC8J_WN5TE After two weeks of picking every Big 12 game here in the Conference Chatter blog, I've come away with a 12-3 record of predicting games straight up, and a 6-5 record of selecting games against the spread. Here's what in store for week ...

Week 2 Big 12 picks: Baylor deserves credit for making a stand

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqiLa3SUBf0 I'm trying to picture the scene on Oct. 15, when the Baylor football team travels to College Station, Texas, to take on Texas A&M. Complete mayhem, in all likelihood. Baylor's threat on Wednesday to sue Texas A&M if it left the Big 12 ...

Big 12 review, week 1: Realignment rearing its ugly head again

This is starting to feel like that course in advanced statistics that everyone tells you is impossible to understand. Head spinning. Mind exploding. No end in sight. When thinking about college realignment, v. 2.0, I have no idea what to think anymore. For the second consecutive year, ...

It’s game week: Top question facing each Big 12 football squad

This time of year — more specifically this week — holds a certain amount of special sports significance across the country. Perhaps you'll feel an added jolt of enthusiasm this week as you go about your daily routine. College football is upon us. The seven-month drought is over, and ...

Big 12 topics in threes to get ready for next week’s football media days

Plano, Texas — Mark your calendars, iPhones, iPads or technological device of choice for 10 a.m. on Monday and Tuesday, July 25-26, when Big 12 football media days take place at the Westin Galleria in Dallas. I arrived a few days early to visit the family in Plano and take some vacation ...