Who will replace Paul Chryst at Wisconsin? Here are 10 candidates
Wisconsin athletic director Chris McIntosh made a bold decision Sunday when he decided to fire head coach Paul Chryst. Wisconsin interim head coach Jim LeonhardLeonhard was clearly very conflicted when he spoke to reporters Sunday. Iowa State head coach Matt CampbellCampbell has built Iowa State into a consistent winner. Kent State head coach Sean LewisLewis, 36, is considered a rising star in the coaching profession. Washington State head coach Jake DickertAnother Wisconsin native, Dickert is in his first season as Washington State’s head coach.wftv.com
Corral's decision sweetens Ole Miss-Baylor Sugar Bowl tilt
Mississippi quarterback Matt Corral wasn't about to miss a chance to make history in the Sugar Bowl. The potential first-round NFL draft choice has spent four years helping the Rebels (10-2) rise from the bottom of the Southeastern Conference standings to a No. 8 ranking and the cusp of the program's first 11-win season — if they can beat sixth-ranked Baylor (11-2) on Saturday night. Corral said the bond he has formed with Ole Miss teammates over several seasons outweighs the risk of an injury that could sink his draft stock — and his rookie pay day along with it.news.yahoo.com
Cyclones RB Hall, Bears' Aranda, Pitre win AP Big 12 honors
Pitre got 12 of 20 votes for top defensive player while Oklahoma State linebacker Malcolm Rodriguez, with a league-high 119 tackles overall, got five votes. (“u-” denotes unanimous selection):FIRST TEAMOffenseQB — Brock Purdy, Iowa State, 6-1, 220, Sr., Gilbert, Arizona. RB — Breece Hall, Iowa State, 6-1, 220, Jr., Wichita, Kansas. DefenseDE — Brock Martin, Oklahoma State, 6-3, 250, Sr., Oologah, Oklahoma. Offensive player of the year — Breece Hall, RB, Iowa State.wftv.com
Iowa State RB Hall AP Big 12 offensive player of year again
Pitre got 12 of 20 votes for top defensive player while Oklahoma State linebacker Malcolm Rodriguez, with a league-high 119 tackles overall, got five votes. (“u-” denotes unanimous selection):FIRST TEAMOffenseQB — Brock Purdy, Iowa State, 6-1, 220, Sr., Gilbert, Arizona. RB — Breece Hall, Iowa State, 6-1, 220, Jr., Wichita, Kansas. G — Trevor Downing, Iowa State, 6-4, 310, Jr., Creston, Iowa. Offensive player of the year — Breece Hall, RB, Iowa State.wftv.com
Baylor holds on for Big 12 title, knocks Okla St out of CFP
Aranda recalled Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy telling him “that winning is hard” before an earlier meeting between the teams. The title game was a sure example of that. Baylor lost to Oklahoma in the title game two years ago. Oklahoma State: Sanders had seven interceptions in the two games this season against Baylor, though the Cowboys won the first meeting 24-14 on Oct. 2. ... Oklahoma State, also without standout center Danny Godlevske had only 70 yards rushing on 40 carries (1.8 yards per carry).wftv.com
AP sources: Big 12 moving quickly to add 4 new members
The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Big 12 was not making its internal discussions public. Sports Illustrated first reported on Friday, citing unidentified sources, that BYU, Cincinnati, Houston and UCF were expected to apply for membership to the Big 12 early next week. Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby declined to comment Friday in a text message to AP. The first question was how big should the Big 12 be? But people who spoke to AP said the Big 12 did not need to finalize a divorce with the Sooners and Longhorns to implement a rebuild plan.wftv.com
Baylor able to move forward with NCAA case finally resolved
Baylor NCAA Moving Forward FILE - In this July 15, 2021, file photo, Baylor coach Dave Aranda speaks during the Big 12 football media days in Arlington, Texas. With the NCAA case against the Bears finally resolved, and without any major program-crushing penalties, Aranda and athletic director Mack Rhoades can move forward without that lingering unknown. With the NCAA case against the Bears finally resolved, and without any major program-crushing penalties, they can move forward without that lingering unknown. “We’re glad to have some closure and to be able to to look forward and move forward. Aranda knew about the case when he took over at Baylor in January 2020, fresh off a 15-0 national championship as LSU’s defensive coordinator.wftv.com
Kansas coach cleared of virus but skips West Virginia game
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas coach Les Miles has been cleared to return to the Jayhawks after his positive test for COVID-19, but out of caution is skipping the team's trip to West Virginia for Saturday's game. Also on Friday, Southern Mississippi at UTEP became the sixth game scheduled for Saturday to be postponed this week. The Gators had at least 21 players and coaches test positive for the coronavirus and dozens more quarantined because of contract tracing. “Coach Miles is doing well and has been cleared to leave isolation," Kansas team physician Dr. Larry Magee said in a statement. Miles isn't the only head coach to test positive for the virus.
Baylor-Houston, FAU-Ga Southern postponed day before games
Baylor's season opener against Houston, scheduled less than a week ago, was one of two Bowl Subdivision games postponed Friday — the day before before they were supposed to play. Florida Atlantic's opener against Georgia Southern was postponed earlier in the day, following the results of FAU's COVID-19 testing Thursday. Baylor is scheduled to open its Big 12 season next week against Kansas. Houston was scheduled to play Friday night against Memphis, but the American Athletic Conference postponed that game last weekend after the Tigers had numerous players test positive. The Pac-12 subsequently postponed the fall season altogether but is now reconsidering, with a possible late October or early November start.
Baylor up to No. 1, beats Oklahoma 61-57 for 15th win in row
(AP Photo/ Jerry Larson)WACO, Texas – Freddie Gillespie and the Baylor Bears can now say they have been No. You’ve got to win your homes games, and we did and that’s all that matters," coach Scott Drew said. Baylor (16-1, 6-0 Big 12) won its 15th game in a row, second only to No. Manek had 21 points to lead Oklahoma (12-6, 3-3), following up his career-high 31 points only two days earlier against TCU. Baylor: The Bears had never before won six consecutive Big 12 games in the same season.