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September 9, 2013 | Staff and wire reports
Oklahoma State Athletic Director Mike Holder apologized to his fellow athletic directors around the Big 12 Conference on Monday in advance of what's expected to be a scathing expose of the football program by Sports Illustrated. "I apologize to all the athletic directors in the conference for what's about to happen, for what's about to be said about a member institution," Holder said at a news conference without taking questions. "That reflects on everyone, all our brothers and peers; we're very remorseful about that.
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February 9, 2014 | By Dan Loumena
Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State's All-American guard, has been suspended three games by the Big 12 Conference for going into the stands and shoving a Texas Tech fan near the end of the 19th-ranked Cowboys' 65-61 loss Saturday night in Lubbock, Texas, the university announced Sunday. Oklahoma State Coach Travis Ford made the announcement during a news conference on campus. Smart, who had apologized earlier for his action, will miss games against Texas, Oklahoma and Baylor. “Marcus Smart made a big mistake last night.
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February 9, 2014 | By Dan Loumena
Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State's All-American guard, has been suspended three games by the Big 12 Conference for going into the stands and shoving a Texas Tech fan near the end of the 19th-ranked Cowboys' 65-61 loss Saturday night in Lubbock, Texas, the university announced Sunday. Oklahoma State Coach Travis Ford made the announcement during a news conference on campus. Smart, who had apologized earlier for his action, will miss games against Texas, Oklahoma and Baylor. “Marcus Smart made a big mistake last night.
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November 28, 2013 | Wire reports
Case McCoy passed for two touchdowns and ran for another, and Texas kept its Big 12 Conference title hopes alive with a 41-16 win over Texas Tech at Austin. Joe Bergeron ran for 102 yards and a touchdown for the Longhorns (8-3, 7-1 Big 12), who end their regular season on Dec. 7 at No. 9 Baylor. If Texas wins that game and No. 7 Oklahoma State loses to No. 20 Oklahoma, the Longhorns would win their first league championship since 2009. Texas Tech (7-5, 4-5) ended its regular season with its fifth consecutive loss under first-year Coach Kliff Kingsbury . The Red Raiders came in with the nation's top passing offense, but Texas sacked freshman quarterback Baker Mayfield seven times.
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December 23, 1994 | ELLIOTT ALMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Pacific 10 Conference's hopes of expanding to the Rocky Mountains ended quickly Thursday when the University of Colorado rejected an invitation to join the league. Colorado's Board of Regents declined the offer with a 6-3 vote during an emergency meeting in Boulder, citing a commitment to the newly formed Big 12 Conference. Big Eight schools including Colorado agreed last February to form the superconference with four Texas refugees of the Southwest Conference.
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August 27, 1996 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Texas Tech Coach Spike Dykes, son of a cotton ginner, was born in Lubbock. He watched oil make the town rich and rocker Buddy Holly make it famous. At 57, he has seen passing fads, the Edsel come and go, the Cold War, twisters, John David Crow. So, when his Red Raiders were thrown into the teeth of the new Big 12 conference, a mega-merger of the Big Eight and half of the defunct Southwest, Dykes tried to be philosophical.
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September 1, 2006 | Chris Dufresne
* The conference has addressed the new 12-game format by scheduling more free-win games against Division I-AA opponents -- 11 -- than any of the six Bowl Championship Series leagues. The Atlantic Coast Conference plays nine games against I-AA schools; the Southeastern Conference plays eight; and the Pacific 10 Conference plays five. Oklahoma is the only Big 12 school that doesn't have a patty-cake payout game. A few of these no-mercy bowls include Nebraska vs. Nicholls State, Kansas State vs.
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November 11, 2001 | From Associated Press
Oklahoma's offense took a while to get going against Texas A&M. But as well as the Sooner defense is playing, what's the hurry? Oklahoma limited Texas A&M to 132 yards and five first downs in a 31-10 victory Saturday at Norman, Okla., that kept the Sooners in the hunt for the conference and national titles. "Really exceptional. They just continue to play outstanding football," Coach Bob Stoops said. "They were sound, disciplined, rarely out of position, made plays, tackled well.
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March 12, 2007 | From the Associated Press
As Coach Bill Self cut down the nets to commemorate Kansas' second consecutive Big 12 tournament title, a shout came from the crowd: "And now a national championship!" After surviving another stellar effort by Texas' Kevin Durant, the second-ranked Jayhawks appear primed to make a run at another set of nets. "Our confidence level is pretty high right now," Kansas guard Brandon Rush said. "Just making big plays at the right time."
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November 4, 2001 | Associated Press
If this was Terry Allen's last game as Kansas coach, he'll remember a sellout crowd that seemed to cheer almost every play. Problem was, most of the crowd was wearing Nebraska red. Amid speculation that Allen is about to be fired, Dahrran Diedrick rushed for 136 yards and two touchdowns as No. 2 Nebraska romped, 51-7, Saturday night at Lawrence, Kan., for its 33rd consecutive victory over the Jayhawks.
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September 9, 2013 | Staff and wire reports
Oklahoma State Athletic Director Mike Holder apologized to his fellow athletic directors around the Big 12 Conference on Monday in advance of what's expected to be a scathing expose of the football program by Sports Illustrated. "I apologize to all the athletic directors in the conference for what's about to happen, for what's about to be said about a member institution," Holder said at a news conference without taking questions. "That reflects on everyone, all our brothers and peers; we're very remorseful about that.
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December 23, 2012 | By Chris Foster
It started like any other highlight play by Lache Seastrunk, the Baylor running back with catch-me-if-you-can speed. Seastrunk burst through a big hole, leaving Oklahoma State defenders breathing fumes. A 76-yard touchdown run seemed as inevitable as finding good Tex-Mex in Waco. Then it got a little harder ... and more impressive. TIMELINE: College football 2012-13 bowl schedule Seastrunk felt a muscle pull in his left leg at midfield. He hobbled to the end zone … and still outran five Oklahoma State players.
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October 10, 2011 | Staff and wire reports
Texas Christian accepted an invitation to join the Big 12 on Monday night, seizing an opportunity to be a part of a conference with natural geographic rivals despite the league's recent instability. The board of trustees unanimously approved the move and Chancellor Victor Boschini Jr. made the expected announcement in front of a packed room of more than 200 people. Athletic Director Chris Del Conte fought back tears as he recalled receiving the phone call from the Horned Frogs' new conference last week.
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September 24, 2011 | Chris Dufresne
There were better finishes than Oklahoma State at Texas A&M. Washington and Kansas State needed goal-line stands to hold off California and Miami. There were outcomes more shocking, namely Temple's 38-7 upset over Maryland's shocking uniforms. Temple had been 0-12 against Atlantic Coast Conference teams. The Owls were once so lowly they got booted out of the Big East Conference, which would now be stronger with Temple back in it. There were games with more pressure on coaches.
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February 23, 2010
Rk. Team Rec. Result Next 1. KANSAS 27-1 d. Oklahoma, 81-68 at Oklahoma St., Saturday Jayhawks clinch a share of a sixth consecutive Big 12 regular-season title. 2. KENTUCKY 26-1 Did not play South Carolina, Thursday 3. PURDUE 23-3 Did not play at Minnesota, Wednesday 4. SYRACUSE 25-2 Did not play at Providence, today 5. DUKE 23-4 Did not play Tulsa, Thursday 6. KANSAS ST. 22-4 Did not play at Texas Tech, today 7. VILLANOVA 22-4 Did not play South Florida, Wednesday 8. W. VIRGINIA 21-6 l. to Conn.
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January 3, 2010 | By Chris Foster
Texas football players, as well as Coach Mack Brown , arrived in Southern California no longer needing to apologize about squeaking past Nebraska in the Big 12 Conference title game. The Cornhuskers' 33-0 victory over Arizona in the Holiday Bowl took care of that. "They shut them out," Texas quarterback Colt McCoy said. "Their defense is really good and they played great. It's good for our conference and for us." Very good for the Texas psyche, that of the players and their fans.
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November 23, 2008 | Associated Press
at Kansas State 38, Iowa State 30: Josh Freeman threw four touchdown passes and the Wildcats (5-7, 2-6) sent Ron Prince out a winner, beating the Cyclones (2-10, 0-8) at Manhattan three weeks after the school fired its embattled coach. Prince, hired three seasons ago without any previous head coaching experience, leaves with a record of 17-20. The victory enabled the Wildcats to squeeze past Iowa State and escape last place in the Big 12 North.
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November 15, 2009 | Associated Press
No. 2 Texas 47, at Baylor 14: Colt McCoy tied the NCAA record for career victories by a starting quarterback, throwing two touchdown passes for the Longhorns. McCoy is 42-7 in his career, tying the wins record set by former Georgia quarterback David Greene. Texas reached 10 wins for the ninth straight season. at No. 17 Oklahoma State 24, Texas Tech 17: Patrick Lavine scored on a 21-yard interception return, and the Cowboys came up with a final defensive stand to keep their slim hopes for a Big 12 championship alive.
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September 20, 2009 | Chris Foster
UCLA Coach Rick Neuheisel and Kansas State Coach Bill Snyder have a history -- and it suggests a mutual respect. As Big 12 Conference rivals when Neuheisel was at Colorado, they split four games. But it was after Neuheisel went to Washington that he learned he had a friend in Snyder. Kansas State, then ranked No. 7 in the nation, defeated the Huskies, 24-20, in the 1999 Holiday Bowl. Soon after, Neuheisel received a note from Snyder. "He had a very good team, and we were a big underdog, but we gave him a good game," Neuheisel said.
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