Type “Big 12” into your Twitter search. Yes, you. Just do it.
You probably just saw conference commissioner Brett Yormark.
The newly minted Big 12 leader – who’s been tasked in guiding a newly minted Big 12 – has become a face about town since taking the reins from Bob Bowlsby earlier this year. Making his presence known, he’s been aggressive in his pursuit of potential expansion members, including those who might be among the non-chosen if the Big Ten comes back to finish off the Pac-12 – Arizona and Arizona State, Utah, and, much to their dismay, Colorado, too.
“Do we need to expand? No,” Yormark said a few weeks back during a campus visit, according to the University of Houston’s student paper the Daily Cougar. “On the go forward, we will have 12 great member institutions that give us a great footprint geographically. Great brands. You see the depth of this conference already right now two weeks into the football season.”
There’s also this:
WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
Austin American-Statesman: Bohls: Ewers, Robinson should contend for Big 12 top player honors
Dallas Morning News: FOX analyst says Texas looks like top 5 team in the country with healthy Quinn Ewers
247Sports: Texas offense ready for challenge of facing Iowa State’s elite, unique defense
247Sports: Morning Brew: Quinn Ewers showing signs of being something special
Inside Texas: Can Bijan Robinson run his way into Heisman contention?
Inside Texas: Texas needs to take care of business against Iowa State
ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION
247Sports: Top highlights from Texas commits last week
247Sports: Elmarko Jackson to announce his college decision Thursday on 247Sports
247Sports: Texas commit Johntay Cook talks Texas amid strong senior season
247Sports: USA Basketball: Five-star guard Vyctorius Miller is planning out official visits
Inside Texas: Texas Longhorns Wednesday recruiting intel
BIG 12 BREAKDOWN
Oklahoman: Tramel: Keeping QBs around is answer for college football’s backup dilemma
Oklahoman: Tramel: Which teams are holding up in Big 12 efficiency ratings?
Viva the Matadors: Behren Morton shines in Stillwater
Frogs O’ War: MMQB: The Quentin Johnston game
Crimson and Cream Machine: Oklahoma Football: Time for a history lesson
The Smoking Musket: Why are West Virginia receivers dropping passes?
Rock Chalk Talk: View from the Stands: TCU
WHAT WE’RE READING
SB Nation: Fat Bear Week was marred with voting irregularities and cheating
SB Nation: Josh Allen’s 98-yard touchdown to Gabe Davis from this angle illustrates just how hard it is to play quarterback
NEWS ACROSS LONGHORN NATION AND BEYOND
- Texas volleyball takes on the Kansas State Wildcats tonight at 7pm Central.
- Texas volleyball’s Zoe Fleck is the truth, by the way.
With Fleck anchoring the defense, Texas is one of only two undefeated teams left in the country. No. 1 Texas (12-0, 4-0 Big 12) will host Kansas State (11-6, 2-2) on Wednesday before making the short trip to Waco on Saturday against No. 18 Baylor.— Hookem.com (@bevobeat) October 12, 2022