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  1. Counting down to kickoff in the Big 12

    David Ubben

    Our ESPN Stats & Info crew put together 100 numbers you should know with 100 days left before the season starts, and plenty of them are taking up residence in the Big 12. Colleague Mark Schlabach also has a fun column about the inevitable, brutal,...

    Blog | May 21, 2013
  2. Oklahoma State not far from its '80s identity

    David Ubben

    Mike Gundy had a front-row seat to see two of the best backs in Oklahoma State history, Thurman Thomas and Barry Sanders, the latter of whom has a case as the best back in college football history. Few, if anyone, knows more or saw more of the so-cal...

    Blog | March 20, 2013
  3. Today's the day, video game fans

    David Ubben

    The college football season is still painfully far away, but for fans with an affinity for video games, today's a mini version of Christmas. EA Sports' "NCAA Football 13" arrives in stores today, and it's the obvious must-have for any fan. I've bo...

    Blog | July 10, 2012
  4. Fans agree: Vince Young is No. 1

    David Ubben

    Last week, we put Barry Sanders at the top of our list of the greatest individual seasons ever, but what about in the Big 12 era? Sanders' dominance came all the way back in 1988, eight years before the Big 12 began competition. What did fans t...

    Blog | June 12, 2012
  5. Barry Sanders' 1988 season has no equal

    David Ubben

    Today, there are more than 100 FBS teams with rosters that often broach around 100 players. In simplified math, the game has seen more than 500,000 players take the field over the past 50 years. Barry Sanders' 1988 season was better than every sin...

    Blog | June 08, 2012
  6. Lunch links: Mike Gundy extravaganza

    David Ubben

    Your kid forgot his cereal. There's a surprise in every box. Spoiler alert: it's diabetes. Mike Gundy says he has no plans to play more than one quarterback next season, writes Berry Tramel of The Oklahoman. He also has some thoughts on OU's defe...

    Blog | April 18, 2012
  7. 'NCAA Football 13' cover exclusive to Big 12

    David Ubben

    The votes were tallied. The results are in. Oklahoma State Heisman winner Barry Sanders will join Baylor's Heisman winner, Robert Griffin III, on the cover of "NCAA Football 13," EA Sports' college football game set for a July 10 release. Here'...

    Blog | April 16, 2012
  8. Vote for the 'NCAA Football 13' cover

    David Ubben

    Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III has already claimed his place on the cover of EA Sports' "NCAA Football 13," but he'll be joined by another Heisman winner soon. Who? Well, that's up to you. You can vote now right here. Barry Sanders of...

    Blog | March 27, 2012
  9. Who will be drafted first from the Big 12?

    David Ubben

    NFL draft guru Mel Kiper Jr. updated his Big Board this week, and there's a Big 12 logjam near the top between two players who both leave among the best players in their program's history. Oklahoma State's Justin Blackmon, save Barry Sanders, may ...

    Blog | January 13, 2012
  10. Lunch links: UT aims to extend Mack Brown

    David Ubben

    The mascot unintentional comedy bar has been set. Go forth and be merry, fur friends. Texas is putting together a contract extension to put to rest rumors of Mack Brown retiring. One of the Big 12's biggest talkers, Oklahoma linebacker Travis L...

    Blog | December 27, 2011
  11. Yards to Glory: Barry's legend grows

    David Ubben

    Monday we began a week-long project looking at the most famous touchdowns from 100+ yards down to one yard, and we'll be taking a look at each of the Big 12 entrants on the blog throughout the week. You can see the full project here. Barry Sand...

    Blog | August 02, 2011
  12. Big 12 teams chasing ESPNU 150 prospects

    David Ubben

    We released our ESPNU 150 on Wednesday, but like you might have read, more than half of those on the list remained uncommitted to any single program. According to our recruiting experts, here are the rest of the players still considering Big 12 sc...

    Blog | June 09, 2011
  13. Lunch links: Batch goes big on pro day

    David Ubben

    You could have married him, Mom! Laura Linney could have played you in the HBO original movie, "Moon Wives"! Former Texas Tech running back Baron Batch was impressive in his pro day on Thursday, writes Don Williams of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journa...

    Blog | March 11, 2011
  14. Lunch links: Why Texas lost another coach

    David Ubben

    In my dream I was almost there, then they pulled me aside and said you're going nowhere. Missouri quarterback Brad Smith was the foundation of the Pinkel Era at Missouri, writes Dave Matter of the Columbia Tribune. (Personal note: Anyone else fe...

    Blog | February 14, 2011
  15. Mailbag: Beebe reaction, expansion

    David Ubben

    Thanks for all the questions, as always. Ben in Lincoln, Neb., asks: David, After reading your interview with Dan Beebe, I was wondering what your initial thoughts were after it concluded. It seemed that he beat around the bush with almost every q...

    Blog | February 11, 2011
  16. New triplets work to give OSU a South title

    David Ubben

    All the pieces were in place. Zac Robinson was the senior franchise quarterback who would eventually leave as the program's all-time leader in total offense. Kendall Hunter was the running back coming off the All-American season and ready to run past...

    Blog | November 10, 2010