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
Behind QB Patrick Mahomes, the Red Raiders are hopeful they can become a factor in the Big 12 race for the first time in eight years.
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.
The Big 12 reporters are expecting the participants in the Red River Rivalry, Oklahoma and Texas, to clean up in the 2016 postseason awards.
Oklahoma should again be the class of the conference, but there is plenty of talent across the Big 12.
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.
Mahomes' baseball skills may help at QB
Patrick Mahomes was set to follow his father's footsteps as a MLB pitcher. But then, he found football. Last season the Texas Tech QB became one of the nation's leading passers with 4,653 yards and 36 TDs. Turns out, his baseball skills might be helping him out on the field. SportsDay
Juco star fills void for Texas Tech
Texas Tech's 6-foot-4, 210-pound Derrick Willies, ESPN's top junior college WR prospect in 2016, finally gives QB Patrick Mahomes a taller, viable downfield target. Breakout players (Insider)
Texas Tech WR Reginald Davis discusses the Red Raiders' deep group of receivers, his expectations for QB Patrick Mahomes and more.
Does anger fuel Baker Mayfield? How good can Kenny Hill be? Big 12 reporter Max Olson answers readers' mailbag questions.
It's more psychological than tangible and all about the company you keep, but educational standing and academic stature could get some schools into the Big 12.
From Gus Malzahn losing high school state championships to the officiating fiasco in Duke-Miami last year, coaches reflect on the most painful losses of their careers.
A loaded Oklahoma offense have the Sooners looking for another College Football Playoff berth as the Big 12's top team.
One prevailing thought is that the Big 12 adding Tulane and UCF would boost recruiting in New Orleans and Florida. Big 12 recruiters say think again.
You can always go home
There are 19 head coaches at the helm of the schools they attended, highlighted by stalwarts like Mike Gundy, in his 12th season at Oklahoma State, and new faces such as Kirby Smart in his first year at Georgia.
Here's a look at the top 10 quarterbacks in the Big 12 heading into the regular season, led by Oklahoma Sooners star Baker Mayfield.
From Jerrod Heard working at WR for Texas to Kenny Hill's impact at TCU to Oklahoma's Heisman candidates, our Big 12 roundtable is jam-packed.
Who are the standout players on the offensive line in the Big 12? Baylor's Kyle Fuller leads the pack heading into 2016.
Texas Tech and Ole Miss have agreed to open the 2018 football season in Houston, sources told ESPN's Brett McMurphy.
Former Texas A&M coach and ex-Texas Tech QB Tom Wilson, who had been battling cancer, has died at the age of 72.
A look at the Big 12's top five Heisman Trophy contenders for 2016.
Considering the football prowess of Power 5 teams Purdue or Wake Forest or Colorado, would adding a former national champ in BYU or 2015's Group of 5 darling Houston really water down the Big 12?
With no shortage of high-flying passing attacks in the Big 12, OK State's James Washington has lots of company in the receiving-talent department.
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