Baylor's first road game (vs. Duke) and its last (in the regular-season finale vs. TCU) will be key tests in Matt Rhule's first season as coach.
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Analyzing each Big 12 team by individual positions reveals some impressive balance for TCU, which could make the Horned Frogs a contender.
Baylor and Texas have new coaching staffs, but they're hardly the only Big 12 schools with some offseason turnover. We take a look around the league.
A snapshot recap of how each position group of every Big 12 team was ranked.
Baylor had one commitment when Matt Rhule was hired. By the end of signing day -- and after a rush to the finish -- the Bears signed 29 players and started replenishing the roster.
Kansas State hopes to continue its tradition of excelling in the kicking game. Oklahoma State can pin opponents deep. They're special in the Big 12.
Big 12 writers debate the toughest call, biggest surprise and biggest potential movers in the Big 12 defensive position group series.
Matt Lubick and Jeff Nixon will serve as co-offensive coordinators for first-year Baylor coach Matt Rhule, who revealed the titles for his nine assistant coaches on Thursday.
Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer
Matt Rhule's completed staff at Baylor, announced today, counts 146 years of collegiate coaching experience, 33 years of work in the state of Texas and 27 seasons of NFL experience.
Phil Bennett said he's "trying to move to the future" after becoming defensive coordinator at Arizona State following his tenure at Baylor.
A grand jury has declined to indict former Baylor associate athletic director Heath Nielsen for allegedly assaulting a reporter on the field last November.
Led by cornerback D.J. Reed, Kansas State's well-rounded defensive backfield could be the best in the conference.
Oklahoma and Oklahoma State lead the pack when it comes to Big 12 offensive line experience.
Texas' defensive front has depth and talent. Kansas State loses Jordan Willis, but the Wildcats should be fine. They are 1-2 in our DL rankings.
Anu Solomon set passing records at Arizona in a four-year stay that peaked early, then fizzled amid injuries. He's at Baylor now "to win games."
Will the Big 12 title game be a rematch? Which newcomer will make the biggest impact? The Mailbag addresses these and other league matters.
A look at offensive lines around the Big 12 based on performance, potential and quality of depth of the entire group.
With spring ball now a month away, we're ranking position groups in the Big 12 over the next two weeks. We continue this series with the receivers.
Ivan Maisel, Adam Rittenberg and Heather Dinich discuss Alabama's options after Steve Sarkisian's departure, more issues for the Baylor program and much more.
The Big 12 will withhold a portion of Baylor's future revenue until the conference is assured changes to institutional controls are in place.
Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer
Baylor interim president David Garland said the school welcomes the Big 12's demand for an independent review and pledged his full cooperation. He called the withholding of 25 percent of its revenue "an unexpected financial event" that should not hurt the overall financial position of the university. For context, 25 percent of last year's Big 12 revenue distribution to each school would be nearly $8 million.
Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer
The Big 12 Conference Board of Directors voted unanimously to withhold one-quarter (25 percent) of future revenue distribution payments to Baylor University, pending the outcome of third-party verification review of required changes to Baylor's athletics procedures and to institutional governance of its intercollegiate athletics programs, among other matters. "The Board is unified in establishing a process to verify that proper institutional controls are in place and sustainable," said Oklahoma president and Big 12 chairman David Boren. "Effective immediately, the Conference is withholding 25 percent of Baylor's share of any future revenue distribution until the proper execution of controls is independently verified. By taking these actions the Board desires to ensure that the changes that were promised are actually made and that systems are in place to avoid future problems. The proportional withholding of revenue distribution payments will be in effect until the Board has determined that Baylor is in compliance with Conference bylaws and regulations as well as all components of Title IX." Baylor was not included in the Board vote and will be responsible for all associated costs.
Taking a look at the Big 12's best running backs heading into spring football.