Posts Tagged ‘Big 12’

PHIL STEELE 2013 PRESEASON ALL-BIG 12 TEAM: 18 Longhorns listed

Posted by    |    June 4th, 2013 at 6:23 pm


Phil Steele has spoken. And he has an interesting perspective. His talent rankings certainly jibe with the resurgent Longhorn narrative. A few of his picks are premised more on name familiarity, cumulative starts, and inference than pure evaluation, so I’ll offer some of my thoughts as well.


Big 12 distributes 198 million to conference members

Posted by    |    May 31st, 2013 at 2:25 pm


According to the Austin-American Statesman. That’s 22 million each to the eight core members and 11 million to TCU and West Virginia, who gain full financial equivalence in 2013.

The bulk of that revenue comes from bowl games, television revenue, and the NCAA basketball tournament.

Bowlsby added that he expected the league to disperse more than $30 million per school soon and said, by the end of the 13-year television deal with ABC, ESPN and Fox, which began last year, the members will received about $40 million “if not just shy of that.”

Not shabby.


Dodds: LHN will air three Texas football games in 2013

Posted by    |    May 31st, 2013 at 12:35 pm


DeLoss Dodds made the announcement at the Big 12 Spring meetings on Thursday. Two games is a certainty for the fledgling network, three is “likely.”

The two already slated are the August 31st home opener against New Mexico State and a November 2nd home game against Kansas. Though the third candidate has not been disclosed, I’d bank on the October 3rd game @ Iowa State.

Hook ’em.

Texas Baseball Loses TCU series; Finishes Last In Big 12

Posted by    |    May 19th, 2013 at 3:31 pm


The Longhorn lost their last conference series of the year to TCU this weekend (1-5, 3-9, 3-0), finishing the season dead last in the league, ineligible for the conference tournament, and having set a new standard in offensive futility.

Texas hasn’t seen baseball this bad since 1997 and 1998 – understandable in Augie’s transition from Cliff Gustafson – but then you have to go back fifty seven years to 1956 and Bibb Falk to find another blip that’s comparable. To call this historically bad baseball is not hyperbole.


Big12 Overall
Team Record Pct Home Away Neutral Streak Record Pct Home Away Neutral Streak
Kansas State 16-8 .667 9-3 7-5 0-0 L1 39-16 .709 24-7 12-8 3-1 L1
Oklahoma State 13-10 .565 7-4 4-5 2-1 L1 39-14 .736 24-7 8-6 7-1 L1
Oklahoma 13-11 .542 7-2 5-7 1-2 W1 36-19 .655 25-6 8-10 3-3 W1
West Virginia 13-11 .542 8-4 5-7 0-0 W1 31-25 .554 15-5 12-14 4-6 W1
Baylor 12-11 .522 9-3 3-8 0-0 W1 27-25 .519 17-10 6-14 4-1 W1
Kansas 12-12 .500 7-5 5-7 0-0 L3 31-22 .585 17-6 8-12 6-4 L4
TCU 12-12 .500 7-5 5-7 0-0 L1 28-26 .519 16-14 11-12 1-0 L1
Texas Tech 9-15 .375 5-7 4-8 0-0 L1 25-28 .472 19-10 6-16 0-2 L1
Texas 7-17 .292 4-8 3-9 0-0 W1 27-24 .529 22-10 5-14 0-0 W1


Conference Realignment Reset: A Look at the Power Conferences’ Expansion Plans (or Lack Thereof)

Posted by    |    May 7th, 2013 at 6:23 pm

The main question that I’ve been getting over the past few weeks is the following: “Is conference realignment really done? Seriously? Isn’t everyone still lying?” Well, from my perspective, power conference realignment is finished for the foreseeable future with one possible exception (which I’ll get to in a moment). The fact that the Big Ten, Pac-12, Big 12 and now ACC all have grant of rights arrangements in place really puts a damper on any further movement. Even if grant of rights agreements could be challenged and struck down, the issue is that none of the 4 conferences that have them in place have any incentive to test that (or else they’d be challenging the strength of their own protections). It’s simply slim pickings in terms of expansion candidates that are outside of the 5 power conferences for the healthiest leagues. Let’s take a look at where everyone stands: