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  1. Make-or-break year for Mack Brown, Texas

    David Ubben

    Mack Brown was open about the personal toll he suffered from losing the 2010 BCS National Championship Game. He admitted the loss to Alabama in the Rose Bowl led to some pouting on his part. Colt McCoy wasn't on campus in the fall of 2010, and a 5...

    Blog | June 27, 2013
  2. 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
  3. Big 12 faces harsh BCS reality after loss

    David Ubben

    The coast was clear, and the SEC was nowhere to be found. The Big 12 had been shut out of the BCS National Championship Game in each of the past two seasons after making the cut in five of the seven seasons before that. Kansas State looked likely to ...

    Blog | November 18, 2012
  4. Big 12 bowl projections: Week 12

    David Ubben

    K-State won't have to worry much about getting any help. The odds are heavily, heavily in its favor to be where it wants to be if it goes 12-0. Let's get to the bowl projections: BCS National Championship Game: Kansas State vs. BCS at-large Tos...

    Blog | November 11, 2012
  5. What we learned in the Big 12: Week 11

    David Ubben

    Here's what I learned after a big week in Big 12 country as it relates to the BCS race: Kansas State is right on track to crack the BCS National Championship Game. Down goes Bama! The champ is cut! The champ is cut! Kansas State's players were blo...

    Blog | November 11, 2012
  6. Instant analysis: Kansas State 23, TCU 10

    David Ubben

    FORT WORTH, Texas -- Another week, another Big 12 foe easily dispatched by Kansas State on the way to what it hopes is the national championship. TCU's defense hung tough for most of the game, but Kansas State's was solid all night and the Wildcat...

    Blog | November 10, 2012
  7. Legendary Texas coach Darrell Royal dies

    David Ubben

    A Texas legend has died. From our news story: AUSTIN, Texas -- Darrell K Royal, the former Texas football coach known as much for his folksy, simplistic approach to life as for his creative wishbone offenses and two outright national championship...

    Blog | November 07, 2012
  8. Big 12 bowl projections: Week 11

    David Ubben

    The new BCS rankings are out, and here's how I see the Big 12 bowl picture shaking out at season's end: BCS National Championship Game: Kansas State vs. BCS at-large Tostitos Fiesta Bowl: Oklahoma vs. BCS at-large AT&T Cotton Bowl: Texas...

    Blog | November 04, 2012
  9. Big 12 bowl projections: Week 10

    David Ubben

    The new BCS rankings are out, and here's how I see the Big 12 bowl picture shaking out at season's end: BCS National Championship Game: Kansas State vs. BCS at-large Tostitos Fiesta Bowl: Oklahoma vs. BCS at-large AT&T Cotton Bowl: Texas...

    Blog | October 28, 2012
  10. Big 12 bowl projections: Week 9

    David Ubben

    The new BCS rankings are out, and here's how I see the Big 12 bowl picture shaking out at season's end: Kansas State fans, you might want to read this one. BCS National Championship Game: Kansas State vs. BCS at-large Tostitos Fiesta Bowl: O...

    Blog | October 21, 2012
  11. Can West Virginia make a title run?

    David Ubben

    The West Virginia Mountaineers have come close to the national title, logging three BCS bowl wins over the past seven years. It was never closer than 2007, when an unranked Pitt team with a losing record played spoiler to a national championship-boun...

    Blog | October 10, 2012
  12. Checking the title odds for Big 12 teams

    David Ubben

    Colleague Travis Haney kept an eye on the ever-changing national championship odds, and three Big 12 teams made big moves during the spring. Oklahoma and West Virginia made big moves up the scale. Oklahoma began the spring at 18-1 and has since...

    Blog | May 10, 2012
  13. Neutral-site, New Year's games for playoff?

    David Ubben

    If Football Bowl Subdivision conference commissioners and the sport's other power brokers approve a four-team playoff to determine college football's national champion, the semifinals and the national championship game will be played at neutral sites...

    Blog | April 24, 2012
  14. Sizing up Big 12 national title contenders

    David Ubben

    We're still a long way from the 2013 BCS National Championship Game, but right now, everybody's got a shot. Some, of course, are better than others. So what are the best bets? ESPN Insider Will Harris fills you in. You'll need ESPN Inside...

    Blog | February 15, 2012
  15. Big 12 ill-suited to knock off SEC in 2012

    David Ubben

    Things were a lot different this time a year ago. Oklahoma looked ready to assume the role of preseason No. 1, and did. The Sooners were the prohibitive favorites to win their first BCS National Championship since 2000. "We have high expectatio...

    Blog | January 11, 2012
  16. SEC finishes 2011 on top of Big 12

    David Ubben

    The ESPN Stats & Information crew wrapped the 2011 season with its final conference rankings of the season, and after the shakeup and nonconference play of the bowl season (except, of course, the national championship), the SEC maintained its No. 1 s...

    Blog | January 11, 2012