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June 11, 2012
Wendell Barnhouse 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.

Kansas tied for fourth in the NCAA Women's Track and Field Outdoor Championships, its best finish ever - but an official review cost a KU triple jumper a national championship. Blair Kerkhoff of the Kansas City Star as the details.

Kansas coach Bill Self grew up in Oklahoma City and he tells Kevin Haskin of the Topeka Capital-Journal that he had doubts - which he now freely admits were wrong - the city would support an NBA franchise.

Two of the three new baseball coaches in the Big 12 - Tim Tadlock of Texas Tech and Josh Holliday of Oklahoma State - will try to restore the glory at both schools.

New Kansas coach Charlie Weis has placed an emphasis on academic improvement and the team made a huge improvement in its collective GPA.

Dayne Crist will be the starting quarterback at Kansas this season - a fact he considers  surreal.,0,6852387.column

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