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A hypothetical Baylor playoff bid, expectations for Texas, Texas Tech, TCU and Kansas, and more in the Big 12 mailbag.
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.
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?
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
Last year, Arkansas hung half a hundred on Ole Miss and ended the Rebels' playoff hopes. Which offenses can make that kind of impact this fall? The answer might surprise you.
Houston vs. Oklahoma? Or Ole Miss vs. Florida State? ESPN experts decide the most consequential nonconference matchup and zero in on the players and coaches they'll be following most closely.
Phil Steele, "Stanford Steve" Coughlin and Chris Fallica give their take on the Baylor Bears. What is the best bet for their title odds, season win total and more?
Whether the Cougars join the Big 12 remains to be seen, but recruiter in the league are clear: they don't want Houston in the Big 12.
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.
It ain't cheap to attend games these days. So if you're going to plunk down hard-earned cash for tickets, who's the guy on each top 25 team who single-handedly makes it worth your while?
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.
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.
Crimson and cream or burnt orange? The flash of the Cowboys or all black in Lubbock. You pick the best uniforms in the Big 12.
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.
Oklahoma should again be the class of the conference, but there is plenty of talent across the Big 12.
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
Big 12 fans still have a lot of questions about expansion, so we try to sort out which candidates are most likely to land an invite.
A countdown of the top five playmakers from the secondary entering the season in the Big 12.
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.
Former Baylor President Ken Starr has severed ties with the university in the wake of the football team's sexual assault scandal.
Baylor vs Northwestern State Demons
McLane Stadium - Fri 9/2