The Big 12 Conference is changing. Over the past two years, the programs that typically win the conference title – essentially just the Oklahoma Sooners – haven’t. Instead, the likes of the Baylor Bears and, as of this past weekend, the Kansas State Wildcats have taken home the title. It’s a sign of what’s to come as the Sooners and the Texas Longhorns gear up for their big move to the SEC as soon as 2024, but more likely the year after, in 2025.
New commissioner Brett Yormark recognizes as much.
Per the Associated Press, Yormark recently described the conference’s new media rights deal as “validation of where this conference is going. ESPN and Fox are betting yes on the Big 12.”
Indeed, or so it seems.
WHAT THEY’RE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
Austin American-Statesman: Alamo Bowl looks like a duel of Washington’s offense, Texas’ defense
Austin American-Statesman: How did Texas get here? Five season-turning plays, good and bad
Austin American-Statesman: Bohls: Top-seeded Texas is showcasing all its weapons
Dallas Morning News: 3 things to know about Texas’ bowl game: Washington QB leads nation in passing yards
247Sports: Morning Brew: Alamo Bowl will feature Texas’ QB-pressuring defense against Washington’s high-flying offense
247Sports: Bowl games 2022: Ranking college football’s 12 must-watch postseason matchups, schedule
247Sports: Milestones, validation await Steve Sarkisian in Texas’ trip to Alamo Bowl
Inside Texas: Texas Longhorns hoops: Thoughts after Creighton
Inside Texas: Quick Alamo Bowl primer on the Washington Huskies
Inside Texas: Coaching narratives abound for the 2022 Alamo Bowl
ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION
Dallas Morning News: 2023 NCAA football transfer portal tracker for area schools
247Sports: The Stampede: Transfer portal primer
247Sports: Ten names to know for the Longhorns as the transfer portal opens
Inside Texas: A lot has changed for Texas recruiting since last December
Inside Texas: Sunday recruiting thoughts: Huge week ahead
Inside Texas: Texas Longhorns recruiting: Saturday morning intel
BIG 12 BREAKDOWN
Dallas Morning News: Brett Yormark ‘bullish’ on Big 12′s future as TV deal with ESPN, Fox enters ‘final stages’
247Sports: Time running out for Texas to get back to Big 12 summit before SEC departure
Our Daily Bears: Baylor Overcomes late Gonzaga lead, wins 64-63
Frogs O’ War: TCU 28, Kansas State 31: Overtime heartbreak
Wide Right & Natty Lite: Cyclones look impressive in 71-60 win against St. John’s
Bring On The Cats: BIG 12 CHAMPIONS: No. 10 K-State 31, No. 3 TCU 28 (OT)
Bring On The Cats: K-State Basketball caps Banner Day for Wildcats with 55-50 win over Wichita State
Rock Chalk Talk: Kansas to face Arkansas in Liberty Bowl
WHAT WE’RE READING
SB Nation: Deion Sanders told his Colorado players to ‘jump in that portal,’ in one of the best speeches you’ll see
SB Nation: Stephen Curry’s latest viral video is fake, but he’s so good it’s almost believable
SB Nation: Deshaun Watson scored fewer points in his return than the number of accusations against him
NEWS ACROSS LONGHORN NATION AND BEYOND
- No. 20 overall in the final College Football Playoff rankings. It’s not the worst ending.
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- Texas volleyball grabbed first and second round NCAA Tournament wins over Farleigh Dickinson and the Georgia Bulldogs. Next up, either Ohio State or Minnesota.
- Texas women’s basketball dropped one to South Florida but bounced back over Southern over the weekend.