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  1. Wes Lunt's final decision: Predictable, wise

    David Ubben

    Wes Lunt has finally decided on a new home. He's transferring to Illinois, a source told colleagues Joe Schad and Brett McMurphy. Lunt, who grew up an Illini fan, believes the spread offense operated by offensive coordinator Bill Cubit would be a go...

    Blog | June 17, 2013
  2. Big 12 says goodbye to the Pinstripe Bowl

    David Ubben

    Later today, the Pinstripe Bowl will announce a partnership with the Big Ten, sources told colleague Brett McMurphy. In the game, the Big Ten will annually play an ACC team, too, which means the four-year deal between the bowl, the Big 12 and the Big...

    Blog | June 03, 2013
  3. Backyard Brawl renewal not within reach

    David Ubben

    At the ACC meetings in Florida on Tuesday, Pittsburgh AD Steve Pederson sounded optimistic about renewing a rivalry with Penn State, but the Panthers' biggest rivalry might continue to go unplayed for awhile. From colleague Brett McMurphy: While ...

    Blog | May 14, 2013
  4. First playoff title game in Big 12 country?

    David Ubben

    It's hard to imagine a better venue for college football's postseason first step away from madness. From colleague Brett McMurphy's report: Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, is a "virtual lock" to host the first championship game in college foo...

    Blog | March 26, 2013
  5. The Big 12's best signing day ever!?!

    David Ubben

    Colleague Brett McMurphy checked in today with his annual column poking fun at every coach in America's optimism on signing day. Everybody filled their needs. Everybody's happy. Everybody had a great day. Just ask them! Some funny stuff here, but ...

    Blog | February 12, 2013
  6. First playoff title game to Big 12 land?

    David Ubben

    The college football playoff will begin in 2014, and the first national championship game under the new format may be headed for Big 12 country. Colleague Brett McMurphy reports that Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas is the "prohibitive favorite...

    Blog | January 08, 2013
  7. Why the Big 12 won't expand

    David Ubben

    The Big 12 doesn't sound very interested in expanding. Want a big reason why? Look at the prospective revenue numbers from the new playoff, via colleague Brett McMurphy. From 2014-25, the SEC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and ACC will earn an average of ...

    Blog | December 12, 2012
  8. Sources: Gundy staying at Oklahoma State

    David Ubben

    Mike Gundy isn't leaving for Arkansas, Tennessee, or any other job. He's staying right at Oklahoma State, sources told ESPN's Brett McMurphy. From our news story: Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy, who had spoken to Arkansas and Tennessee about th...

    Blog | December 05, 2012
  9. McMurphy: TV deal announcement Friday

    David Ubben

    The Big 12's 13-year television deal with ABC/ESPN and Fox, worth $2.6 billion, will be announced Friday, industry sources told colleague Brett McMurphy. The league's board of directors is slated to vote on the new deal Friday morning. From our...

    Blog | September 06, 2012
  10. Dallas v. New Orleans for Champions Bowl?

    David Ubben

    The Champions Bowl requested 10 cities bid to host the annual bowl game between the Big 12 and SEC beginning in January 2015, but it looks like two favorites have emerged. From colleague Brett McMurphy: Of those 10, only Arlington, New Orleans a...

    Blog | August 15, 2012
  11. Big 12 athletic directors rank as highest paid among FBS

    David Ubben

    Posted by's Tim Griffin I came across some interesting figures that the Bloomberg News Service compiled earlier this year about salaries for athletic directors at FBS schools (hat tip to Brett McMurphy of the Tampa Tribune). The mos...

    Blog | April 03, 2009