- Notre Dame's Zaire Seeks To Stay Calm Vs Texas Longhorns Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly is concerned about quarterback Malik Zaire being overwhelmed in big moments as the 11th-ranked Fighting Irish open the season against Texas.
- Oklahoma OK Without Hype Before Opener TCU and Baylor are getting most of the hype in the Big 12 this season. Oklahoma is fine with that. The Sooners entered last season with a No. 4 ranking, but their season derailed.
- Texas Tech Aims For Better Season Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury has told one of his QBs that they will start Saturday when the Red Raiders play Sam Houston State. But fans don't know which one.
- Baylor Defenders Oakman, Stewart Suspended For Opener Baylor will be without defensive end Shawn Oakman and safety Orion Stewart in its season opener Friday night at SMU. The two starters have been suspended after violating unspecified team rules.
- Boykin, No. 2 TCU Outlast Minnesota 23-17 The second-ranked Horned Frogs enter this season with national championship aspirations, and the Golden Gophers showed them just how difficult that pursuit is going to be.
- No. 4 Baylor Ready To End Long Offseason With Opener At SMU The No. 4 Bears open the season Friday night at SMU, their former Southwest Conference rival playing its first game under new coach and Texas native Chad Morris.