The watch list for the 29th annual Jim Thorpe Award, released Friday, includes three Big 12 student-athletes. The award has been given to the top defensive back in college football since its creation in 1986.
The Conference was again well represented in preseason watch lists as the Bronko Nagurski and Outland Trophy lists were announced on Thursday.
Big 12 Athlete of the Year candidates will be highlighted each day through July 19. Fans will then be able to vote for their male and female choices from July 19-21.
As the preseason national college football watch lists continue to roll out, the 12 Big is once again well-represented, with four place-kickers named to the 23rd annual Lou Groza watch list. The 15th annual Ray Guy Award watch list also feature three Big 12 punters.
The Big 12 Conference placed eight more student-athletes on preseason award watch lists Tuesday as the John Mackey and Rimington Award lists were announced.
The 12 Big had nine athletes named to the 77th annual Maxwell Award watch list, and 14 athletes selected to the 20th annual Chuck Bednarik Award watch list, the most in the conference's history. Five Big 12 athletes were also named to the Paul Hornung watch list.
The Big 12 Conference football media days will be July 21-22 in Dallas with five schools participating on Monday and five on Tuesday.
Whitney Canion (Baylor) and Gabe Ikard (Oklahoma) have been selected the 2013-14 Big 12 Sportspersons of the Year, the Conference announced.
Big 12 Conference television selections and designations for the first three weeks of the 2014 football season and special dates have been finalized.
West Virginia's focus during spring practice and the off-season will be sharpened thanks to facing Alabama to start the 2014 season.
Texas Tech has just one scholarship quarterback on its post-spring roster but second-year coach Kliff Kingsbury is fine with that.
New Texas coach Charlie Strong inherits an old problem – improving the team's quarterback play.