After winning the Heisman trophy in 2012, Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel has been named as a finalist for the award for the 2013 season.
Petty had to wait behind a Heisman Trophy winner and then another record-setting quarterback for his turn at Baylor. Jeffcoat got 11 of 20 votes for top defensive player.
North Texas is going to its first bowl game since 2004, accepting an invitation Sunday to play in the Heart of Dallas Bowl against UNLV.
Baylor did not have a winning record in the Big 12 before Briles arrived in 2008, winning three or fewer games nine times. Now, they’ll meet Central Florida in a BCS Bowl.
Missouri and Oklahoma State came so close to conference titles and being in the Bowl Championship Series. Instead, they’ll meet in Dallas at the historic Cotton Bowl.
Oklahoma earned the Big 12′s second BCS berth with an emotional win over Oklahoma State and will face No. 3 Alabama in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 2 in New Orleans.
While No. 10 Oregon didn’t land an at-large BCS bid, it did earn a date against Texas in one of the more intriguing matchups of the upcoming bowl season.
The Seminoles will play the Tigers for the BCS title on Jan. 6 in Pasadena, Calif., after Auburn capped its remarkable turnaround season with a wild victory over Missouri in the SEC title game,
Bryce Petty and the No. 9 Bears won their first title in the league with a 30-10 victory over No. 23 Texas on Saturday.
The third-ranked Wildcats are still a long way from getting back to the Final Four in April, as shown in their 67-62 upset loss to No. 20 Baylor on Friday night.
The four-overtime classic that ended as the highest-scoring game in Division I women’s basketball history is sure to grab some additional headlines for the sport.
Oklahoma State’s loss to West Virginia just appears more inexplicable in retrospect. And it was bad enough at the time that the Cowboys’ Big 12 title hopes appeared over.