The United States Basketball Writers Association has announced the USBWA's early season Watch Lists for men's national player and freshman of the year in college basketball.
Senior forward Jonathan Holmes (Texas) has been named the Phillips 66 Big 12 Player of the Week, while Norense Odiase (Texas Tech) and Jonathan Holton (West Virginia) share the newcomer award. It is the first career weekly accolades for all three student-athletes.
The Big 12 is the only conference in the nation where no team has more than one loss. Six Big 12 teams are unbeaten.
The Big 12 Conference will host NCAA Championship preliminary round competition in three straight seasons in three different cities, the NCAA has announced.
The Los Angeles Athletic Club has announced its Preseason Top 50 and the Big 12 is well-represented. The Big 12 has 10 student-athletes on the listing, more than any other conference.
A Sooner and a Cyclone have captured the first men's basketball weekly awards of the 2014-15 campaign. Oklahoma junior guard Buddy Hield has been chosen as the Phillips 66 Big 12 Player of the Week for the first time in his career, while Bryce Dejean-Jones of Iowa State is the league's top newcomer. It marks the 20th time that an ISU student-athlete has been named top newcomer since Fred Hoiberg began his tenure there in 2010-11.
Kansas and Indiana will play in the 2016 Armed Forces Classic at Pearl Harbor on Veteran's Day, ESPN announced.
Kansas must replace two outstanding players (Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid) but the Jayhawks are again favored to finish on top of the Big 12.
Loaded Longhorns hope to continue momentum of last season.
Big 12 schools have received National Letters-of-Intent for some impressive newcomers for the 2015-16 campaign. The complete league-wide list will be updated as soon as signings are officially announced by each school.
Coach Lon Kruger has Oklahoma on the rise with high hopes to make noise this season.
Coach Bruce Weber goes into his third season at Kansas State with a potent mixture of veterans and newcomers.