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  1. Baylor's big hurdle not Tech, but focus

    Jeff Caplan

    The Baylor Bears just don't have much experience to draw upon when it comes to recharging the emotional battery the week after celebrating a hugely meaningful victory. That's the test Saturday night at Cowboys Stadium when the Bears (7-3, 4-3 Big ...

    Blog | November 25, 2011
  2. FW's Turner Gill no stranger to adversity

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Turner Gill, the Fort Worth native who finally got his major-college coaching break at Kansas last year, didn't get off to the kind of start in Lawrence that endeared him to the locals. North Dakota State 6, Kansas 3. For home openers...

    Blog | July 26, 2011
  3. No. 4 TCU tries to keep non-AQs rolling

    Jeff Caplan

    The pride of the AQs, or "automatic-qualifiers" in BCS language, falls on the Baylor Bears this afternoon when they ride into Fort Worth to meet the No. 4 TCU Horned Frogs. We've seen TCU dump then-No. 24 Oregon State; Boise State beat then-No. 10...

    Blog | September 18, 2010
  4. How rare is TCU's Top 25 opener?

    Jeff Caplan

    Here's a remarkable stat provided by the top-notch TCU media relations department: Tonight's game featuring the No. 6 TCU Horned Frogs against the No. 24 Oregon State Beavers at Cowboys Stadium (6:45 p.m., ESPN) marks just the second time in TCU's...

    Blog | September 04, 2010
  5. Fort Worth's Turner Gill ready to roll

    Jeff Caplan

    IRVING, Texas -- It took a long time for Turner Gill to finally get his deserved big break and land a head coaching job. He'd conquered his share of adversity and controversy throughout his career with grace and class, so it figured that when it seem...

    Blog | July 28, 2010
  6. Full Big 12 together for one last time

    Jeff Caplan

    The Big 12 Conference football Media Days begin today in Irving, signaling the final season of the league as we know it. Fittingly, Nebraska, the first school that will bolt the Big 12 for the Big 10 next year, will kickoff today's media sessions...

    Blog | July 26, 2010
  7. Self confident about Big 12's staying power

    Jeff Caplan

    Kansas coach Bill Self believes the Big 12 as 10 is here to stay. He said he's confident that football, college athletics' driving financial force, won't rise up again soon and threaten conference alignment. "That became very apparent that footbal...

    Blog | June 28, 2010
  8. Could Sherron Collins be on Mavs' board?

    Jeff Caplan

    The Dallas Mavericks are giving quite a few point guards a workout this week in preparation for the NBA draft on June 24. The Mavs, without a first-round pick, pick 50th overall. Not expected to be given a personal workout is Kansas guard Sher...

    Blog | June 16, 2010
  9. The real Big 12 winner: basketball

    Jeff Caplan

    Kansas coach Bill Self was right. Kansas did land in a BCS conference, maybe just not the one he envisioned when the Big 12 was considered dead. The Big 12 is alive and by shrinking to 10 teams without Nebraska and Colorado, Big 12 helps hoops act...

    Blog | June 15, 2010
  10. Big 12 boss Beebe pleased with outcome

    Jeff Caplan

    Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe conducted a 45-minute teleconference Tuesday morning to discuss issues surrounding the survival of the 10-team Big 12 Conference. At the moment, nine teams have committed to the league. Texas Tech is the lone school t...

    Blog | June 15, 2010
  11. No. 50 a gamble? Sure, but put chips in

    Jeff Caplan

    We all know that Manu Ginobili, drafted 57th overall in 1999, is one of the great late second-round selections ever. They don't happen often. And that's not to say that the Dallas Mavericks, who won't pick until No. 50 in the June 24 NBA draft, ca...

    Blog | June 14, 2010
  12. Remaining five Big 12 ADs set to meet

    Jeff Caplan

    The athletic directors from the five schools that would be left propping up the Big 12 are scheduled to meet in Kansas City on Monday to discuss options for the future. The schools, Kansas, Kansas State, Missouri and Iowa State from the Big 12 Nor...

    Blog | June 13, 2010
  13. Source: Big 12 leftovers could reconstitute

    Jeff Caplan

    As dead as the Big 12 appears, Baylor, Kansas and the three other schools that would be left behind by an exodus to the Pac-10 are hanging on to the slim hope that Texas can be convinced to stay and lead a 10-team Big 12. If not, those five schools a...

    Blog | June 13, 2010
  14. Was Boise State add, the MWC's Colorado?

    Jeff Caplan

    The Mountain West Conference opted not to add Boise State last weekend during its summer meetings to gauge the changing landscape around it, but then quickly moved to get the Broncos in on Friday, expanding MWC membership to 10. We all know that t...

    Blog | June 12, 2010
  15. MWC nabs Boise and is poised for more

    Jeff Caplan

    The Mountain West's rebuff of Boise State didn't last long. The Broncos are in and the Mountain West Conference now stands at 10 teams and is ready to pounce once the other dominoes fall with the Big 12 Conference. MWC commissioner Craig Thompson ...

    Blog | June 11, 2010
  16. Could TCU be on brink of joining Big 12?

    Jeff Caplan

    With Colorado gone and Nebraska all but gone from the Big 12, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech and Baylor officials are meeting today in a last-ditch effort to save the Big 12. That still remains the top priority for the Texas schools, so they say. Th...

    Blog | June 10, 2010