Big 12 coaches says swift expansion solidified league future
I think it solidifies the Big 12 is as a power conference that’s here to stay for the long haul,” Klieman said Monday during the first Big 12 coaches' teleconference of the season. “Well, we hit a home run, the presidents, ADs, Big 12 office, whoever was involved in this. Now we’re back to 12, we are the Big 12. The Big 12 has as many of its future schools ranked in the Top 25 as it does current members, with two each. After getting their Big 12 invitations on Friday, the four future foes all won Saturday.wftv.com
Big 12 quickly working to expand before Texas, OU departures
The Big 12 survived college football’s last significant conference realignment a decade ago because the league still had Texas and Oklahoma. With the pending move of its only national championship winners to the Southeastern Conference creating another seismic shift, the Big 12 this time quickly moved into expansion mode. The league could add to its remaining eight members even before the Longhorns and Sooners are gone.news.yahoo.com
No. 18 Miami motivated to finish strong in Cheez-It Bowl in Orlando
ORLANDO, Fla. – The 18th-ranked Miami Hurricanes hope to redeem themselves when they face Oklahoma State in the Cheez-It Bowl. A lopsided loss to end the regular season cost coach Manny Diaz's team a spot in a major bowl. Instead, the Hurricanes (8-2) will finish their best season in years on a smaller stage on Tuesday night. That loss likely kept the Hurricanes out of a New Year’s Six bowl game. A victory would likely lift Oklahoma State back into the AP rankings.
Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard opts out
Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard, center, watches from the sidelines wearing a boot on his right foot during an NCAA college football game against Texas Tech in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard has opted out of the rest of the season and will prepare for the NFL draft. Hubbard ran for 625 yards and five touchdowns this season. Hubbard's 2019 season was the best by an Oklahoma State back since Barry Sanders' 1988 Heisman-winning season. He rushed for 221 yards against Oregon State, 256 against Tulsa, 296 against Kansas State and 223 against TCU.
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.
No. 5 Oklahoma still Big 12 favorite with inexperienced QB
FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019 file photo, Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley talks with players during an NCAA college football game between Iowa State and Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. As usual, Riley is taking his time naming a starting quarterback. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
Oklahoma State's Gundy takes pay cut in wake of T-shirt flap
Athletic director Mike Holder said Friday the adjustments to Gundy's contract were the coach's idea. Two weeks ago, running back Chuba Hubbard lashed out at Gundy on social media for wearing a T-shirt promoting One America News Network. Holder didn't say whether the $1 million pay cut was a one-time arrangement or something that would happen annually. The changes were offered up by Mike Gundy, and I commend him for that, Holder said. The missing link has been a more personal relationship with their head coach, Holder said.
Oklahoma St. coach Gundy apologizes for wearing OAN T-shirt
Gundy is seen in a photograph on Twitter wearing the T-shirt with the letters OAN. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)OKLAHOMA CITY One day after Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard lashed out at coach Mike Gundy on social media for wearing a T-shirt promoting a far-right news channel, Gundy apologized. On Monday evening, Hubbard and Gundy appeared in a video together, with Gundy saying he would make changes. Our players matter to me.Gundy was seen in a photograph on Twitter wearing the shirt with the letters OAN. I will not be doing anything with Oklahoma State until things CHANGE.Hubbard's tweet drew support from past and present Oklahoma State players.
2 more Oklahoma St football players positive for COVID-19
STILLWATER, Okla. Two more Oklahoma State football players have tested positive for COVID-19 since returning to campus for voluntary workouts, bringing the total to three. Linebacker Amen Ogbongbemiga announced Tuesday he tested positive after he attended a protest in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Marshall University in West Virginia announced Monday two of its football players and one staff member tested positive. The Big 12 is allowing schools to bring football players to campus for voluntary workouts beginning June 15. Under the plan, players who test positive are quarantined in separate housing and treated by medical staff.