Big 12 Football Championship Game

Baylor's new head football coach Dave Aranda addresses the media during an NCAA college football news conference, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Waco, Texas. (Jerry Larson/Waco Tribune-Herald via AP)
January 20, 2020 - 4:52 pm
WACO, Texas (AP) — Dave Aranda sensed something special about Baylor even before the Bears were looking for a new head coach. “I could see the togetherness of the team, I could see the toughness of the team,” said Aranda, who as national champion LSU's defensive coordinator saw Baylor on film when...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019 file photo, LSU defensive coordinator Dave Aranda runs on the field against Arkansas in an NCAA college football game in Baton Rouge, La. Baylor is finalizing a deal to make LSU defensive coordinator Dave Aranda the new coach of the Bears, a person with knowledge of the agreement said Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the school was not ready to make any official announcement on Matt Rhule's successor.(AP Photo/Matthew Hinton, File)
January 16, 2020 - 6:18 pm
Baylor was finalizing a deal Thursday to make LSU defensive coordinator Dave Aranda the new coach of the Bears, according to a person with knowledge of the agreement. That person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Big 12 school was not ready to make any official...
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FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2019, file photo, Baylor head coach Matt Rhule stands on the field prior to an NCAA college football game against Oklahoma in Waco, Texas. A person familiar with the situation says the Carolina Panthers are completing a contract to hire Baylor's Matt Rhule as their coach. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, on condition of anonymity because the deal is not done. The Panthers have not spoken publicly about the coaching search. (AP Photo/Ray Carlin, File)
January 07, 2020 - 7:44 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — David Tepper is entrusting Baylor’s Matt Rhule to lead the Carolina Panthers out of what he views as a cycle of “long-term mediocrity.” The Panthers owner hired the 44-year-old Rhule on Tuesday to become the team's next head coach. He replaces Ron Rivera, who was fired with...
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Georgia wide receiver George Pickens makes a catch over Baylor safety Grayland Arnold during the first half of the Sugar Bowl NCAA college football game Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, in New Orleans. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
January 02, 2020 - 2:20 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Georgia freshman receiver George Pickens left behind his regrettable ending to the regular season and put the rest of college football on notice that he will be an exceedingly tough cover in 2020. Pickens caught 12 passes for 175 yards and a touchdown, and No. 5 Georgia defeated...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019 file photo, Oklahoma linebacker Kenneth Murray (9) celebrates a tackle during an NCAA college football game against TCU in Norman, Okla. Major improvements on defense have pushed Oklahoma and Baylor into the Big 12 championship game. Oklahoma led the Big 12 in total defense during conference play after finishing last a season ago. Baylor led the Big 12 in scoring defense and ranked third in total defense in league play a year after finishing seventh in total defense and eighth in scoring defense.(AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
December 25, 2019 - 8:12 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Oklahoma linebacker Kenneth Murray knows the Sooners' defense is preparing for its toughest challenge of the season and believes experience on the national stage will be a big factor. No. 1 LSU (13-0) enters the College Football Playoff semifinal in Saturday's Peach Bowl leading the...
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FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2019, file photo, LSU coach Ed Orgeron celebrates after the team's win over Georgia in an NCAA college football game for the Southeastern Conference championship, in Atlanta. Top-ranked LSU has the SEC’s coach of the year in Ed Orgeron, as The Associated Press All-Southeastern Conference football team was announced Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. (C.B. Schmelter/Chattanooga Times Free Press via AP, File)
December 17, 2019 - 12:03 pm
Ed Orgeron of LSU is The Associated Press Coach of the Year after leading the top-ranked Tigers to a Southeastern Conference championship and their first College Football Playoff appearance. Orgeron received 33 of 56 first-place votes from Top 25 poll voters and a total of 130 points for the award...
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Baylor safety Chris Miller (3), defensive tackle James Lynch (93) and linebacker Terrel Bernard (26) tackle Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts (1) during an NCAA college football game, in Waco, Texas, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019. (Ian Maule/Tulsa World via AP)
December 13, 2019 - 12:48 pm
Oklahoma State running back and national rushing leader Chuba Hubbard is The Associated Press Big 12 offensive player of the year and Baylor career sacks leader James Lynch is the conference's top defensive player. When the AP All-Big 12 team and individual awards were announced Friday, it was the...
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LSU safety Grant Delpit (7) sacks Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm (11) during the first half of the Southeastern Conference championship NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, in Atlanta. Fromm was injured on the play. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
December 08, 2019 - 5:23 pm
Defending national champions. Undefeated and owners of a 28-game winning streak, longest in the nation. The Clemson Tigers are one heck of a No. 3 seed. Clemson will play second-seeded Ohio State in prime time Dec. 28 in the College Football Playoff semifinal at the Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, Arizona...
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LSU quarterback Joe Burrow and LSU head coach Ed Orgeron celebrate after the Southeastern Conference championship NCAA college football game against Georgia, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, in Atlanta. LSU won 37-10. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
December 08, 2019 - 2:24 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The team that vanquished Alabama vs. the quarterback who left the Crimson Tide. Top-ranked LSU (13-0) will return to Atlanta on Dec. 28 to face Jalen Hurts and No. 4 Oklahoma (12-1) at the Peach Bowl semifinal in the College Football Playoff. The CFP selection committee announced the...
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LSU quarterback Joe Burrow (9) celebrates with wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase (1) on their touchdown pass play during the second half of the team's NCAA college football game against Texas A&M in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019. LSU won 50-7. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
December 08, 2019 - 11:46 am
LSU finished the regular season ranked No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25, followed by Ohio State, Clemson and Oklahoma. The Tigers will head into postseason having been atop the AP poll for the last seven weeks. The Tigers received 47 first-place votes in the AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank...
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