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Big 12 Notebook: Transition for national champion Baylor

By DAVID SMALE Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — No. 8 Baylor is in a period of transition with some key departures from last year's national championship team. The losses include the Bears' top three scorers — All-America junior guard Jared Butler and fellow guards MaCio Teague ...

TCU’s struggling D tries to correct course vs. West Virginia

By SCHUYLER DIXON AP Sports Writer FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — TCU's often-stingy defense is in an unfamiliar place among the triple-digit crowd in the NCAA rankings, with two losses when scoring in the 30s after years of coach Gary Patterson preaching the Horned Frogs only needed one more ...

Big 12 Preview: No. 8 Oklahoma St vs Iowa State tops slate

By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer Some things to watch in Week 8 of the Big 12 Conference: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 8 Oklahoma State at Iowa State. While the Cowboys (6-0, 3-0 Big 12) have surprised many with their undefeated start, Iowa State (4-2, 2-1) was a Top 10 team at the beginning of ...

Steelers believe momentum is building after a rocky start

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Matt Canada keeps insisting he's got the best job in America. The first-year Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator has quickly learned it might also be among the most scrutinized, at least in his chosen profession. All Canada's been ...

Expansion talk looms over Big 12 hoops as season draws near

By DAVID SMALE Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chris Beard got right to it. His Texas Longhorns will have a target on their backs. "We've already begun talking to our players about how difficult it's going to be," he said. "But it's really no different than anywhere else I've ever ...

WVU has high hopes in B12 women’s basketball

By AVERY OSEN Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Baylor's sideline will look different this season, but the Lady Bears expect similar results after they were picked as the preseason No. 1 team in the Big 12. Coach Kim Mulkey stepped down after last season to take the job at LSU. She ...

Pitt rebooting again as Jeff Capel enters fourth season

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jeff Capel is entering his fourth season at Pittsburgh. It still sort of feels like the first. The Panthers have yet to post a winning record under Capel let alone reach the NCAA Tournament. They have shown a penchant for second-half fades, including a 2-10 slide last ...

Wake’s Clawson, Pitt’s Pickett top AP’s midyear ACC honors

By AARON BEARD AP Sports Writer Wake Forest has turned years of steady winning into a potential breakthrough moment in the Atlantic Coast Conference, while Pittsburgh has made a leap behind the rise of quarterback Kenny Pickett. They headline Wednesday's list of midseason honorees in the ...

Oklahoma QB Williams among AP’s Big 12 midseason honorees

By CLIFF BRUNT AP Sports Writer Oklahoma quarterback Caleb Williams has started only one game, and just like that, he's The Associated Press' pick for the Big 12's top freshman of the first half of this season. The 18-year-old's strong arm and swift legs have injected energy into a ...

Steelers eye momentum as Seahawks face life without Wilson

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger is encouraged. The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback, however, is not convinced his team's early offensive struggles are firmly in the rearview mirror. Yes, there were signs of progress last week against Denver. Najee ...