A Variety Of Stories From Big 12 Media Days
is a nationally-known and respected columnist who has spent over 20 years covering collegiate athletics. He has reported from 25 Final Fours and more than three dozen bowl games and has written about the Big 12 and its schools since the conference's beginning. Barnhouse will be updating the Big 12 Insider on happenings and behind-the-scenes information about the conference.
David Ubben, who covers the Big 12 for ESPN.com,
offered up his highlights from Day One.
Commissioner Bob Bowlsby is convinced the Big 12 has
a bright future and also touched on a number of topics at Monday's news
Bob Bowlsby advocates stronger nonconference games in
Iowa State got deeper at running back with the news
that Shontrelle Johnson has been cleared to play this season.
Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops blames the offense as a
whole - not quarterback Landry Jones - for the team's offensive struggles down
Oklahoma probably will continue to rely on its "Bell
Dozer" offense in short yardage situations.
Five pressing questions for Oklahoma headed into
Texas Tech coach Tommy Tuberville is optimistic
headed into the 2012 season, believes his team is making progress and hopes the
Red Raiders' new defensive coordinator will make a difference.
Junior quarterback Casey Pachall will need to be even better
this season as TCU joins the Big 12.
Texas Tech coach Tommy Tuberville acknowledges the heat is
on but that he believes this year's team can bounce back.
Kansas State is picked to finish sixth and is embracing the