FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Oklahoma State's Zach Sinor is already getting a kick out of his Heisman Trophy campaign. The 5-foot-10 punter has a website with some cool classic graphics. He even handed out colorful pamphlets during Big 12 football media days that touted his credentials for college football's top individual award. Mason Rudolph, 22-6 as the Cowboys starting quarterback and a top Heisman contender himself, says he's 100 percent supporting Sinor.
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Matt Rhule says Baylor is committed to correcting the wrongs of the past while moving forward after a sexual assault scandal. Rhule wants to win a lot of football games and see his players graduate. He also wants to make sure they are part of the conversation to make sure mistakes aren't repeated. Baylor opens preseason practice next week.
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Kansas State coach Bill Snyder was back for another preview at Big 12 media days, getting ready for his 26th season after offseason treatment for throat cancer. The 77-year-old didn't want to talk much about his health, shrugging it off as 'doing fine.' And his players are glad he's back as they prepare for a year with high expectations coming off a nine-win season with plenty of offensive production returning.
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — New Texas coach Tom Herman realizes his young players need a lesson in winning. When Herman took the job eight months ago, only three of his players had been part of a winning season. He also knows the high school players the Longhorns are recruiting now have seen Texas put up twice as many losing seasons as Big 12 titles in their lifetimes.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The annual Hall of Fame Classic will include UCLA, Baylor, Wisconsin and Creighton in a men's basketball showcase this November. The Badgers and Bears will meet in a semifinal matchup at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri, on Nov. 20, following UCLA against Creighton.