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What’s the ceiling for UC, BYU, Marshall, Coastal & Liberty?

By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer Before the pandemic forced most schools to tear up their schedules, Marshall had an interesting September slate. The Thundering Herd was set to play rebuilding East Carolina and perennial MAC contender Ohio on the road and Pittsburgh and Boise ...

Bedlam potentially big implications for Big 12 title game

By The Associated Press undefined Some things to watch in the Big 12 Conference on Saturday, when there are only two games after Texas at Kansas was rescheduled for Dec. 12 because of COVID-19 issues in the Jayhawks program. The four teams that played last week already had scheduled open ...

Big 12 Preview: No. 4 Baylor women favored, eager to begin

By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer Baylor coach Kim Mulkey has had the same feeling for more than eight months, since the abrupt end of the season without the Lady Bears getting to play in the Big 12 tournament or having a chance to defend their 2019 national championship. "I don't have an ...

Big 12 title game could have a familiar look or 1st-timers

By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer With a month to go before the Big 12 championship game, No. 18 Oklahoma and No. 22 Texas both have paths to another Red River rivalry matchup in December. There are also plenty of ways to mix things up for a title game that has long ended bathed in crimson ...

Big 12 title game set for Dec. 19 with tickets going on sale

IRVING, Texas (AP) — The Big 12 plans to play its football championship game Dec. 19 after previously listing that Saturday and the preceding one as tentative dates. The conference's first public acknowledgment of a set date came Monday when it announced that a limited number of tickets will ...

Wells, Knox, No. 16 Marshall outmuscle Massachusetts 51-10

By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Once Brenden Knox got the ball, No. 16 Marshall was off and running. Knox scored twice in the first quarter, Grant Wells threw three touchdown passes and the Thundering Herd stayed perfect, pummeling Massachusetts 51-10 on ...

No. 22 Texas’ defense holds off West Virginia, 17-13

By MARK ROSNER Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas secondary has experienced issues this season, allowing some long completions and committing too many pass interference penalties. But on Saturday, the Longhorns' defensive backs made critical plays. Texas stopped West Virginia ...

Baylor tabbed Big 12 men’s basketball favorite; WVU third

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Baylor has been tabbed by Big 12 coaches as the favorite to win the conference title this season, with the Bears returning four starters from a team that likely would have been a No. 1 seed if there had been an NCAA Tournament last spring. In the preseason poll released ...

No. 16 K-State goes after 5th straight win at West Virginia

By The Associated Press undefined No. 16 Kansas State (4-1, 4-0 Big 12) at West Virginia (3-2, 2-2), Saturday at noon (ESPN2). Line: West Virginia by 3 1/2. Series record: Tied 5-5. WHAT'S AT STAKE? First-place Kansas State is looking for its first 5-0 start in the Big 12 since 2014. ...

Freshmen duo leads No. 16 Kansas State to West Virginia

By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer A pair of freshman have helped lead No. 16 Kansas State's rise to the top of the Big 12 standings. Quarterback Will Howard and running back Deuce Vaughn certainly haven't done it by themselves, surrounded by some special teams magic and defensive stops along the ...