Category: Big 12

Bill Self Doesn’t Mind the Pressure Heading Into League Play with Eight Consecutive Regular-Season Championships on the Line

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

The Kansas Jayhawks opened up league play Wednesday night with a 97-89 win over Iowa State. All eyes are on the No. 6-ranked Jayhawks in the Big 12 as they defend eight straight regular-season championships. Bill Self embraces the pressure. The Jayhawks' head coach explains in the following interview his philosophy ...

Jimbo Fisher On the Realignment Carousel: “It is Getting Kind of Crazy”

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Jimbo Fisher and the Florida State Seminoles are focused solely on Georgia Tech right now, but even Fisher has indicated that he's a little stressed about the uncertainty regarding his program's future. Nobody knows what conference this program will reside in beyond this year, but they might very well leave ...

Gary Pinkel Won’t Comment on DUI Arrest, but Plenty Happy to Field Questions about Missouri’s Strong Finish and Upcoming Move to SEC

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Sure, he might have been in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons following his DUI arrest and subsequent suspension from his head coaching duties at Missouri, but Gary Pinkel, as well as his staff mind you, deserve lots of credit for guiding the young Tigers team back from a ...

Longtime Basketball Coach Tom Penders Sounds Off on Conference Realignment

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

I'm still trying to digest what former college basketball coach Tom Penders throws out in the following interview. On the one hand, he's got some pretty funny and witty one-liners that come across as making some sense. On the other hand, some of the ideas he throws around sound flat-out ...

Frank Martin Becomes Defensive at Any Inkling of Troublesome Trend at Kansas State

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

It's been a long and highly unpredicatable road since Kansas State made its way to the Elite Eight in last year's NCAA Tournament. Where that road has led the Wildcats to is a 2-5 mark in Big 12 play and with a variety of issues that has folks scratching their ...

Former Head Coach Gary Barnett Has Plenty to Say About the Head Coaching Job at Colorado

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

The Dan Hawkins era is finally over in Colorado. After four and a half losing seasons in Boulder, the Buffaloes will look elsewhere for leadership atop their football program as the university gets set to join the PAC-10 conference in 2011. Hawkins' teams failed to compile a winning record once ...

Tommy Tuberville Needs To Get Defensive In Lubbock

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

The Texas Tech Red Raiders football team is about embark on its 86th season and their first under new head coach, Tommy Tuberville.  Last season was a bit crazy for Texas Tech after Mike Leach was fired before the end of the season for supposedly mistreating a player.  So this ...

Stoops on Big 12 changes: “We’ll Still be a Player in the BCS”

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

The Big 12 didn't experience the catastrophic changes that once appeared imminent. When the league begins to shrink next year, however, there will still be plenty of changes. With less than 12 teams, the Big 12's best regular season team will likely not have to worry about the dreaded conference championship ...

Mack Brown Prefers Not Having a Conference Championship Game

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Earlier this month, Dan Wetzel at Yahoo! wrote a fascinating feature on possible conference realignment where he hypothesized that Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany masterminded a plot to drain the funds from other schools like those in the Big 12 by convincing those teams to join the Big Ten in ...

Bill Self has a “Good Team, but not a Great Team”

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

For those of us who did not pay too much attention to college basketball before 1988, it's easy to take the Kansas Jayhawks for granted in March. Under Roy Williams, the program was known for its great talent and the regular-season success that preceded its tournament collapse. The Jayhawks had ...