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  1. Prepping the preseason top 25 players list

    David Ubben

    Before and after every season, we rank the top 25 players in the Big 12, and it's time to do it again before 2013 officially kicks off. We'll have No. 25 later today, but here's my criteria for the list. My postseason list takes into account o...

    Blog | July 24, 2013
  2. Mailbag: Playoffs, Pachall, Geno, K-State

    David Ubben

    Thanks for all the mail this week. Here's where you can reach me if you've got more to say. Mulley in Cleveland, OH writes: For the Playoff Committee, not that anyone would go for this, but wouldn't a Committee consisting of smaller schools (ie, A...

    Blog | May 10, 2013
  3. Geno Smith opens up about recent criticism

    David Ubben

    Former West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith has had a rough couple of weeks in the court of public opinion, enduring a wave of critical reports about his character and actions during the pre-draft process. Those sort of reports -- often used by NF...

    Blog | May 07, 2013
  4. Mailbag: Big 12 Network, Trickett, K-State

    David Ubben

    Thanks for the emails this week, folks. Here's where you can reach me if you've got more to say. John in Greensboro, N.C., writes: What is missing from the Big 12 to enter in the era of the Conference TV/Digital Networks? I mean in the sense of th...

    Blog | May 03, 2013
  5. Lunch links: Getting a leg up on the Big 12

    David Ubben

    Hope you guys enjoyed the team-by-team spring wraps today. More to come this afternoon. Kansas State running back Robert Rose wants to parlay his big day at the spring game to a big fall, writes Kellis Robinett of the Wichita Eagle. Baylor coac...

    Blog | May 01, 2013
  6. Lunch links: NFL draft links galore

    David Ubben

    Today's links: Sponsored by Steph Curry's Heat Checks. Trent Dilfer wasn't using kid gloves when he took to criticizing Oklahoma's offense. Kansas offensive lineman Tanner Hawkinson went earlier than he thought, and may be asked to do more than...

    Blog | April 29, 2013
  7. Catching up with the Big 12 free agents

    David Ubben

    More than 250 players were drafted over the weekend, but not everyone who plans on playing in the NFL made it happen. Minicamps aren't far away, but players can sign with teams as soon as the draft ends. Many did over the weekend. Here's a look at...

    Blog | April 29, 2013
  8. Lunch links: NFL dreams becoming real

    David Ubben

    Just complete insanity. Florida State QB EJ Manuel says West Virginia QB Geno Smith was one of the first people to come give him a hug after he was drafted, writes USA Today's Jim Corbett. Kansas State is sure that its new stadium upgrades will...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  9. WVU's Smith changes mind, staying at draft

    David Ubben

    Geno Smith was ushered out of the green room with a couple of picks remaining in the first round of Thursday night's NFL draft, and in an off-camera interview with ESPN, said he would be leaving New York City and going home for Friday's second and th...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  10. Big 12's night sees Austin rise, Geno fall

    David Ubben

    As his dream-turned-nightmare neared its end just before midnight in New York City on Thursday, West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith told ESPN's Suzy Kolber he wasn't surprised that his name wasn't called during the NFL draft's first round. His ow...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  11. Fans tab Tavon Austin as next NFL star

    David Ubben

    The NFL draft's first round is only a week away, but the Big 12 fans are clear on who they think will be the next NFL star from this year's batch of top-tier prospects from around the conference. West Virginia's do-everything receiver Tavon Austin...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  12. Which Big 12 talent has brightest future?

    David Ubben

    Colleague Todd McShay turned in his latest mock draft, and he's got four Big 12 players going in the first round. How do you see their respective NFL careers panning out? He says Cleveland will make Geno Smith the first Big 12 talent off the board...

    Blog | April 16, 2013
  13. Lunch links: Get to know Kliff Kingsbury

    David Ubben

    Taxin' it up today. Take care of business, y'all. Kirk Bohls of the Austin American-Statesman has a couple interesting notes from Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury, and profiles the new head Red Raider who's already turning heads. West Virginia ...

    Blog | April 15, 2013
  14. Geno Smith combats rough draft critique

    David Ubben

    West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith got a call from his old quarterbacks coach, Jake Spavital, who couldn't help but laugh at what one media scout had to say about Smith. From our news story: Pro Football Weekly draft analyst Nolan Nawrocki deli...

    Blog | April 03, 2013
  15. Big 12 NFL prospects rising in latest mock

    David Ubben

    You've got to love NFL draft season. After players finish their performances at the combine and their respective pro days, their stocks can still fluctuate as opinions sway and NFL teams jockey for position. The Big 12? Its best prospects are tren...

    Blog | March 29, 2013
  16. 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