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Baylor's Interim Coach Clarifies 'Culture' Comments

athleticbusiness.com — Baylor coach Jim Grobe says he spoke only of what he'd seen. DALLAS Jim Grobe's first impression as Baylor's interim coach at the Big 12 Conference's media days wasn't necessarily a productive one for the university's still-reeling image.

Analyzing Possible Big 12 Expansion Partners

athleticbusiness.com — Copyright 2016 Gannett Company, Inc. Related: Big 12 Likely to Expand Amid Concerns About Falling Behind All Rights Reserved The Big 12 has announced it would pursue expansion. The race is wide open because it could go in any number of directions. Is it four or two? East or West?

Big 12 Likely to Expand Amid Concerns About Falling Behind

athleticbusiness.com — Copyright 2016 Gannett Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved In the span of one afternoon, the Big 12 all but decided to change the very nature of its conference and shake up the entire college sports universe for the foreseeable future. The conference of One True Champion is about to undergo One True Expansion.

10 schools that would fit best for expanding Big 12

usatoday.com — The immediate sense within the industry is that the race is wide open because the Big 12 could take its expansion in any number of directions. Is it four or two? East or West? Do they make a play in Florida for recruiting purposes? How does BYU factor in, given its prohibition on competing on Sundays?

Big 12 cant risk falling behind rest of Power Five, so expansion it is

wtsp.com — DALLAS - In the span of one afternoon, the Big 12 all but decided to change the very nature of its conference and shake up the entire college sports universe for the foreseeable future. The conference of One True Champion is about to undergo One True Expansion.

Big 12 can't risk falling behind rest of Power Five, so expansion it is

usatoday.com — DALLAS - In the span of one afternoon, the Big 12 all but decided to change the very nature of its conference and shake up the entire college sports universe for the foreseeable future. The conference of One True Champion is about to undergo One True Expansion.

Jim Grobe's cringe-worthy remarks won't help Baylor's image

usatoday.com — DALLAS - Jim Grobe's first impression as Baylor's interim coach at Big 12 Media Days wasn't necessarily a productive one for the university's still-reeling image.

Opinion: Baylor Fiasco Produces Tough Talk, Not Much Else

athleticbusiness.com — Copyright 2016 Gannett Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved For two months, Big 12 Conference presidents have been standing up and waving their arms, using every available buzz phrase to tell us they want to do something about Baylor. Transparency! Potential sanctions! Nothing is on or off the table!

Despite uncertainties, Mack Rhoades says Baylor will get it right

usatoday.com — DALLAS - It is difficult to find many examples of Mack Rhoades talking openly about his religious convictions before Monday's news conference to introduce him as Baylor's new athletics director, but faith is an appropriate element to his decision last week to leave Missouri after a mere 15 months for a campus still reeling from a sexual assault scandal.

Big 12's Bob Bowlsby talks tough on Baylor because that's all he can do

usatoday.com — DALLAS - For two months, Big 12 presidents have been standing up and waving their arms, using every available buzz phrase to tell us they want to Do Something about Baylor. Transparency! Potential sanctions! Nothing is on or off the table!
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Jul 25, 2016

@CecilHurt @chrisfallica Depends. I think the public has gotten smarter because of the playoff.

Jul 25, 2016

I have been anything but sleeping on Clemson since oh 2012. I'm arguably first national media member to see it  https://twitter.com/mgurdak/status/757594064304738304 

Jul 25, 2016

RT @bylindsayhjones: Since Peyton is retired, this news doesn't affect anything short-term. But it matters to his legacy, and if he wants to work in NFL later.

Jul 25, 2016

RT @espn: BREAKING: NFL investigation determines Peyton Manning did not use HGH or any other banned PEDs.  http://es.pn/2aqsfDD 

Jul 25, 2016

@chrisfallica There's a better chance of that than Alabama and LSU making it. Still think it's a long shot in this format to get 2 in

Jul 25, 2016

@chrisfallica I think it's simply about FSU uncertainty at QB versus the returning offensive talent at Clemson

Jul 25, 2016

@TomahawkNation I would put OSU at 3 just based on pure inexperience but yeah.

Jul 25, 2016

Yeah, I mean Clemson has a top 7/8 roster and the best player in the country. Not a bad thing at all.  https://twitter.com/tylerblucas/status/757591148990984192 


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