Dez Bryant is sitting out the NFL Pro Bowl, the Rangers picked up Yovani Gallardo, and it’s time to focus on college basketball. Bill Jones looks at some local sports headlines.
With a national-best six ranked teams, the Big 12’s conference race is having an every-week impact on the Top 25. “It’s good and it’s tough for everybody,” Kansas coach Bill Self said.
Sooners guard Buddy Hield has been named the Big 12 Player of the Week, after averaging 24 points and 6.5 rebounds per game in games against West Virginia and Oklahoma State.
Texas senior tight end M.J. McFarland has been granted his unconditional release and will transfer.
Now that it’s over, let’s look ahead and examine where the College Football Playoff goes from here.
Kansas State coach Bill Snyder has been voted into the College Football Hall of Fame, a person familiar with the results told The Associated Press on Thursday.
On Wednesday night, the No. 12 Jayhawks head to No. 21 Baylor to begin pursuit of their 11th straight. That would tie Gonzaga for the second-most in major college basketball
Big 12 co-champion Baylor was the first team left out of the College Football Playoff. Michigan State’s only two losses were to teams that made the first four-team postseason field.
Robert Griffin III won the Heisman Trophy at Baylor. Bryce Petty was the quarterback who then led the Bears to their first two Big 12 championships.
A victory Wednesday could serve as a springboard into next year as TCU seeks more respect after getting left out of the inaugural four-team national playoff.
Kyle Allen threw four touchdown passes and ran for a fifth score Monday, and Texas A&M erased an early 10-point deficit to defeat West Virginia 45-37 in the Liberty Bowl.
Shawn Oakman has been a dominant defender for Baylor, an All-Big 12 defensive end who needs only one more sack to set the single-season school record.