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  1. Fiesta Bowl features classic atmosphere

    David Ubben

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The word around Phoenix all week was Kansas State fans had taken over the town, outnumbering the supporters of their Pac-12 opponent, Oregon, which was traveling to its fourth consecutive BCS bowl and second in three years in Glend...

    Blog | January 03, 2013
  2. Big 12 media days: Let's get started, y'all

    David Ubben

    DALLAS -- This morning marks the unofficial start of football season. Unofficial in the strictest sense of the word, of course. But now is not a time for debate. You know it's a whole new world in the Big 12 when a man in a coonskin cap is milling...

    Blog | July 23, 2012
  3. BCS leaders meet again Wednesday, continue to look at possible op...

    David Ubben

    "Playoff" was hardly the word of the day at the final meeting of college football's commissioners to discuss the future of the sport's postseason. "Metaphor" was more apt.

    Story | Conversation | February 22, 2012
  4. Welcome to the official start of Week 1

    David Ubben

    For most of the college football world, the word of the day feels great to say. Finally. Here we are. The "College GameDay" set is fired up. The tailgating grills are, too. Welcome to the fall. Here we go. I'm actually in Dallas watching ...

    Blog | September 03, 2011
  5. As the Big 12 Turns, part deux

    David Ubben

    Uncertainty was the word of the day, at least inside College Station city limits. Recent plans to broadcast a second Texas football game -- a Big 12 Conference game -- instead of the planned one, caused Big 12 athletic directors to buck. Additi...

    Blog | July 22, 2011
  6. 49ers go with surprise in MU's Aldon Smith

    David Ubben

    Raw is the word you'll hear most associated with Aldon Smith. SmithThe 6-foot-4, 263-pound sophomore showed enough in two seasons at Missouri to convince San Fransisco to cash in on his upside with the seventh pick of the draft. He entered the ...

    Blog | April 28, 2011
  7. Written commitments wise for some, binding for others

    David Ubben

    As it stands, the Big 12 -- somewhat unbelievably, in my opinion -- is bonded together by the word of a few men with decision-making power. I thought I misheard Texas president Bill Powers when he explained that a few "unequivocal commitments" in the...

    Blog | June 29, 2010
  8. The word on third-down conversions

    David Ubben

    Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It seems like a simplistic concept, but also one that would be true. Namely, the teams that would play the best would be the ones that stop opponents on third down and convert their own third downs...

    Blog | July 21, 2008
  9. Breaking down the Big 12 buzzwords

    David Ubben

    Rachel Bachman of the Wall Street Journal took a look at some of the most-used words from coaches at media days over the past week, including a trio of Big 12 coaches. This includes only each coach's 20 minutes at the podium. She noted that Texas ...

    Blog | July 29, 2013
  10. Under the radar: Baylor

    David Ubben

    Far too often a player enters the season with a profile that doesn't quite match his worth to the team. In other words, players who are coming in under the radar. We'll start a new series today looking at those guys who should get more respect and...

    Blog | July 25, 2013
  11. Under the radar: Iowa State

    David Ubben

    Far too often a player enters the season with a profile that doesn't quite match his worth to the team. In other words, players who are coming in under the radar. We'll start a new series today looking at those guys who should get more respect and...

    Blog | July 17, 2013
  12. Under the radar: Kansas Jayhawks

    David Ubben

    Far too often, players enter the season with a profile that doesn't quite match his worth to the team. In other words, they're coming in under the radar. We'll start a new series today looking at those guys who should get more respect and attentio...

    Blog | July 16, 2013
  13. Under the radar: Kansas State Wildcats

    David Ubben

    Far too often, players enter the season with a profile that doesn't quite match his worth to the team. In other words, they're coming in under the radar. We'll start a new series today looking at those guys who should get more respect and attentio...

    Blog | July 10, 2013
  14. Under the radar: Oklahoma Sooners

    David Ubben

    Far too often, players enter the season with a profile that doesn't quite match his worth to the team. In other words, they're coming in under the radar. We'll continue our series today looking at those guys who should get more respect and attenti...

    Blog | July 03, 2013
  15. Under the radar: Oklahoma State Cowboys

    David Ubben

    Far too often, players enter the season with a profile that doesn't quite match his worth to the team. In other words, they're coming in under the radar. We'll continue our series today looking at those guys who should get more respect and attenti...

    Blog | July 01, 2013
  16. Under the radar: Texas Longhorns

    David Ubben

    Far too often, players enter the season with a profile that doesn't quite match his worth to the team. In other words, they're coming in under the radar. We'll continue our series today looking at those guys who should get more respect and attenti...

    Blog | June 28, 2013