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2016 Schedule
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Summer surprises: Breakout players on top 25 teams

Summer practices have been very good for players like Tennessee's Micah Abernathy, who is working his way into the starting lineup. Who are the other pleasant surprises on the top-25 teams?

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17hMax Olson

Baylor WR gets 3-game ban for abusing dog

Baylor WR Ishmael Zamora has been suspended three games and must perform 40 hours of community service for whipping and kicking his dog.

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Baylor WR Ishmael Zamora has received a 3-game suspension as result of the video showing Zamora beating his dog. "Our football program does not condone this behavior by anyone. We are deeply saddened by it and have worked together with the University to hold Ishmael accountable for his actions," Baylor coach Jim Grobe said in a statement.

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23hJake Trotter

Bold Big 12 predictions for the 2016 season

Our writers see big things ahead for Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes and for TCU, including a win over Oklahoma and the Big 12 title?

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How many awards will Sooners snag?

Our Mark Schlabach thinks Oklahoma is the team to beat in the Big 12, but he doesn't think its QB will be the league's best offensive player. He also makes his picks for the rest of the conference award winners.

  • Offensive player of the year: Patrick Mahomes, QB, Texas Tech
  • Defensive player of the year: Malik Jefferson, LB, Texas
  • Coach of the year: Bob Stoops, Oklahoma
  • Freshman of the year: Shane Buechele, QB, Texas
See the predictions

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6dHeather Dinich

The 11 commandments of the College Football Playoff

What have we learned from two years of the College Football Playoff? More than anything, strength of schedule and conference titles matter. And you need a star QB -- well, unless you're Alabama.

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Baylor DB Travon Blanchard is expected to miss the Bears' Sept. 2 opener against Northwestern State after undergoing minor knee surgery today. Blanchard is one of the team's best players and leaders on defense. Expect senior Patrick Levels to fill in for Blanchard in the hybrid "Bear" safety/linebacker role.

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7dSharon Katz and Mark Schlabach

Man vs. metric: Two views on each top 25 team's toughest game

What matters more: What you see on the field or what you see in the analytics? Mark Schlabach and Sharon Katz discuss each top 25 team's toughest game of the year through those two lenses.

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8dMax Olson

Take Two: Favorite uniforms in the Big 12

Whether your preference is tradition and a classic look or the multiple combos that are all the rage, the Big 12 has unis that suit your fancy.

Zamora needs to understand dog abuse is unacceptable (3:03)
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9dMax Olson

2016 season preview: Baylor Bears

Interim coach Jim Grobe and the Bears are eager to put a tumultuous offseason behind them, but depth issues could be a problem at some point.

Baylor's preseason streak still alive

Baylor is No. 22 in the preseason AP Poll. For the first time in school history, the Bears are ranked in the preseason for the third consecutive season. They've spent 36 of the past 42 weeks in the top ten. AP Top 25

Baylor WR Zamora shown on video abusing dog (1:35)
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12dMax Olson

Ranking the Big 12 safeties

A countdown of the top five playmakers from the secondary entering the season in the Big 12.

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12dMax Olson

Baylor WR faces discipline for abusing his dog

Ishmael Zamora will face discipline but is still practicing with Baylor's football team after a video emerged of the wide receiver whipping and kicking his dog.

Team Stats

Passing Yards304.420th
Rushing Yards300.24th
Points For48.31st
Points Against27.5Tied-72nd

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