Dana Holgorsen won’t be nostalgic Saturday when he brings his No. 5 Mountaineers to Texas Tech, where he and Mike Leach drove opponents batty with their dizzying pass-heavy offense.
If Texas Tech thought Oklahoma was a good test for its revitalized defense, one has to wonder what the Red Raiders are thinking with No. 5 West Virginia coming to town.
The 25th-ranked Bears (3-0) would like nothing more than to make it a shaky debut for the ninth-ranked Mountaineers (3-0) in their conference opener Saturday.
Dallas convenience store giant 7-Eleven has bought 74 operating stores, mostly in West Virginia, and two land parcels from a licensee. Financial details were not disclosed.
The Big 12 Conference has come back strong after two summers in a row of uncertainty about its future.
While the Mountaineers are league newcomers, Holgorsen was a Big 12 assistant coach for nine of 11 seasons before becoming their coach.
The Longhorns were picked third, followed by the defending league champion Oklahoma State. TCU is picked to finish its first year in the league in fifth place.
Help is on the way from North Texas to several states devastated by a tornado outbreak.
Texas A&M and Missouri have agreed to pay $12.4 million each to leave the Big 12 and join the Southeastern Conference in July.
TCU opens its 2012 season at home Sept. 8 against Grambling State, a week before the Horned Frogs make their Big 12 debut at Kansas.
The Bears, who tied a school record with 10 wins last season, play their Big 12 opener Sept. 29 at West Virginia.
Oklahoma State will open Big 12 play with a home game against Texas and also host new conference members West Virginia and TCU next season.