covering college sports for The Kansas City Star. t.co/MjR2cRvik9. bkerkhoff@kcstar.com

Blair Kerkhoff: Oregon's Marcus Mariota is clear favorite to win Heisman Trophy

kansas.com — If Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota wins the Heisman Trophy, a new trend will be established in college football.

Blair Kerkhoff: Oregon's Marcus Mariota is clear favorite to win Heisman Trophy

modbee.com — If Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota wins the Heisman Trophy, a new trend will be established in college football.

College Football Playoff committee’s choices question the Big 12 way

kansascity.com — The Big 12 and some of its schools have waged PR and marketing campaigns in recent years to promote and advance accomplishments, so the conference shouldn't have an awareness issue. But in at least one area, a disconnect may exist between how the Big 12 is perceived nationally and how it views itself, and that could have played into decisions made on the College Football Playoff bracket.

Big 12’s Bob Bowlsby says he’d have picked TCU for Playoff

kansascity.com — Baylor and TCU were designated co-champions under the league by-laws, although the Bears defeated the Frogs during the season. Neither team made the College Football Playoff.

Art Briles defends his Baylor Bears, jabs Big 12 commissioner

kansascity.com — Baylor and TCU won on Saturday, finishing with identical records of 8-1 in the Big 12 and 11-1 overall. But the Bears beat the Horned Frogs 61-58 this season, and that's why Baylor coach Art Briles is unhappy with Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby.

Could Big 12 get Texas two-stepped out of playoffs?

kansascity.com — Baylor and TCU each claimed the Big 12 championship on Saturday, but there could be a groundswell that lifts another team into the College Football Playoff bracket at the expense of the Texas schools.

Once a Big 12 snub, TCU wins its trophy

kansascity.com — Some 20 years ago, TCU was one of four Southwest Conference schools left behind when the Big 12 formed. Today, it won a share of the league's football championship after a 55-3 victory over Iowa State. The Horned Frogs also have their eye on the College Football Playoff.

Could Mizzou be on the K-State path of 2003?

kansascity.com — There are similarities between this year's Missouri football team and Kansas State in 2003 when it upset Oklahoma in the Big 12 championship game.

Oklahoma too much for Missouri to handle

Oklahoma too much for Missouri to handle

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Dec 16, 2014

Moore: Morales primarily a DH, "but can give Eric Hosmer a day off or two and play 1st base." #Royals

Dec 16, 2014

GM Dayton Moore presents Kendrys Morales a No. 15 #Royals jersey

Dec 16, 2014

The #Royals have DF'Aed, Moises Sierra to make room for Kendrys Morales on the 40-man roster.

Dec 16, 2014

Kendrys Morales deal break down: '15 $6.5 mil, '16 $9 mil, '17 $11 mil or $1.5 buyout on mutual opt w/ $750K bonus per yr based on ABs

Dec 16, 2014

The #Royals officially announce Kendrys Morales signing, 2 year deal with mutual option for '17

Dec 15, 2014

The #Royals have signed pitcher Yohan Pino, who went 2-5 as a starter for the Twins this season.

Dec 13, 2014

Better story: How Nebraska in middle of nowhere, goes 60-3 with 3 national titles

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