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Turnover-prone West Virginia is still the Big 12’s most dynamic offense outside of Oklahoma

West Virginia players picked up a delighted Dana Holgorsen and tossed him in the air Saturday afternoon to celebrate a tense road victory over Kansas State. The Mountaineers’ 28-23 win looked a lot like their victory the week before, when they held on for a 20-16 road win at Iowa … Read More

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TCU needs Kenny Hill to manage, not create (or take risks)

FORT WORTH — Kenny Hill had been enjoying such a perfect season of being the ultimate game manager. That’s all TCU really asked of him. The senior quarterback could make the throws when needed. He could run, keeping defenses from concentrating solely on Horned Frogs tailbacks. But it was requested that … Read More

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With Texas coming to town, TCU feels so comfortable at ‘The Carter’

FORT WORTH — They fondly call the stadium “The Carter.” TCU players and coaches think of their stadium — it’s Amon G. Carter Stadium to the common folks — in near reverential terms. They love all its pulsing, purple pizzazz. They’re also hopeful that coming home will be healing. The 10th-ranked … Read More

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Don’t sleep on Kansas State’s offense, which is boring, old-school — and efficient

Statistically, Jesse Ertz was dwelling at the bottom of the Big 12 passing standings when the Kansas State quarterback faced visiting Texas last fall. Ertz promptly showed the Longhorns why a K-State offense can be so dangerous. It doesn’t look flashy. In fact, it may bore you, lulling a defense … Read More

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The Big 12 of the Big 12: Our annual list of the conference’s best dozen players

What’s that old quarterback adage? If you can’t figure out where the safety is, you’re destined to throw another pick. It’s what an offensive coordinator always talks about when he calls over his quarterback after a throwing error. Mason Rudolph took the study of interceptions to a much deeper level … Read More

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Big 12 Reboot: The times are a’changin for conference powers Texas, Oklahoma and Baylor

The scene last April from deep inside Texas’ Moncrief-Neuhaus Football Complex could’ve been from any HGTV renovation show. Before you can renovate, you have to demolish what’s there. It’s why a man, looking very much like a construction worker with his yellow safety vest and hard hat, swung a sledgehammer … Read More

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Catching up with the conference: A Big 12 offseason timeline

How about catching up on all things Big 12? Here’s what went down since your favorite teams finished 2016. Nov. 18: Hello, title game Call it an early start for 2017. The Big 12 announced that it will bring back the conference championship and have it at AT&T Stadium in … Read More

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Triplets of the Big 12: Texas

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

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Triplets of the Big 12: Texas Tech

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

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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

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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