If Jesse Ertz continues to improve and a few newcomers pan out, Kansas State could be a big factor in the Big 12 next season.
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The Big 12 is a bit behind on the recruiting trail. Oklahoma has the top-ranked class, but all eyes will be on Texas to see how the Horns close.
From QB derbies to thinking about a replacement for Bill Snyder at Kansas State to the playoff, we take a stab at the 2017 season in the Big 12.
From Deshaun Watson to Jonathan Allen to Dalvin Cook, it was a bowl season filled with spectacular performances. Here are the best of the best.
K-State LB Elijah Lee and WVU WR Shelton Gibson made questionable decisions to leave for the NFL, but most of the Big 12's other stars should do well.
Dominant performances by Oklahoma State and Oklahoma provided some of the Big 12's top highlights during the league's impressive postseason.
The Cowboys and Sooners dominate the offense for the Big 12 All-Bowl team, with Kansas State and Baylor headlining the defense.
In today's Big 12 mailbag, we discuss the Way-Too-Early Preseason Top 25, 2017 recruiting, muscular referees and much more.
Keeping running back Alex Barnes healthy and unearthing some quality linebackers will be on Kansas State's offseason to-do list.
Alabama loses the bulk of its menacing defense, but there's plenty of talent waiting in the wings. Expect Florida State to return to the ACC summit, but Michigan might slide in the Big Ten.
To keep the bowl momentum going, the Big 12 must win several of the marquee nonconference games on tap next season.
Oklahoma goes into 2017 with major holes to fill, but the rest of the pieces are in place for the Sooners to make a run at a Big 12 three-peat.
One reason for optimism for the teams in Mark Schlabach's Way-Too-Early Top 25 is the talent on the way in 2017. Here's a look at how next season's best teams are faring in recruiting.
Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer
Kansas State LB Elijah Lee, an All-Big 12 standout this season, announced he'll forgo his senior season and enter the NFL draft. "After talking with my family and going through the tough times we have experienced this is something I can't pass up," he wrote in a Twitter post announcing his decision.
The Cowboys and Sooners turned in impressive postseason performances, as did Baylor WR KD Cannon and Kansas State LB Elijah Lee.
Sugar Bowl win lifts Big 12 over SEC
Oklahoma's win over Auburn in the Sugar Bowl resulted in a winning record in bowl season for the Big 12 and a .500 record for the SEC ahead of the national championship game.
Metrics show Kansas State, Oklahoma State and West Virginia played the most efficient defense in the Big 12, but nationally the league has work to do.
A look at who showed the most and who didn't during the Big 12's bowl season, which ended with conference teams going 4-2.
Texas running back D'onta Foreman's 74-yard touchdown run on one shoe was among the Big 12's wild and wacky highlights this season.
A clear top 3 in the Big 12 appears to be emerging for next season: Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Kansas State.
Can Big 12 finish with winning record?
No. 7 Oklahoma can give the Big 12 a winning record in bowl season with a win over No. 14 Auburn in the Allstate Sugar Bowl on Monday (8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN/WatchESPN).
A look at the bowl wins by Miami and K-State and the big key for Oklahoma State against Colorado.
Mark Schlabach ESPN Senior Writer
Alabama coach Nick Saban says he can't guarantee he'll be alive when he's 77, so he can't help but be impressed by what Kansas State's Bill Snyder is doing. Snyder, 77, guided the Wildcats to a 33-28 win over Texas A&M in the Advocare V100 Texas Bowl on Wednesday night.
Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer
Kansas State coach Bill Snyder, on his players dumping him with a bucket of confetti instead of Gatorade on Wednesday night: "I think they realized that we could go back to the hotel and celebrate — or go back to the hotel and run around it all night."
Picked eighth out of 10 teams in the Big 12's preseason media poll, Kansas State finished with a win over Texas A&M at the AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl.