Jah'Shawn Johnson is tired of listening to it. The Texas Tech safety has heard it all before. Texas Tech's defense was ranked 126th out of 128 teams last season. It was run over by LSU.

Sun, 08/28/2016 - 12:00am

Three nights before the New Year, with Texas Tech lovers back home in Lubbock paralyzed by a winter storm, Jakeem Grant rocketed past an LSU cornerback and pulled in the last touchdown catch of his record-setting career.

Sun, 08/28/2016 - 12:00am

Projected starter: Patrick Mahomes II, Jr. Top backup: Nic Shimonek, Jr. Key stats: Mahomes, 4,653 yards passing and 36 touchdowns last season, 496 yards rushing and 10 TDs. Stock: Up.

Mon, 08/29/2016 - 4:08pm

Two years ago, on the first Saturday in September, Kolin Hill captured the imaginations of Notre Dame football fans with a sparkling debut.

Sun, 08/28/2016 - 12:00am

1. OKLAHOMA Only twice has a team won consecutive outright Big 12 championships - Oklahoma from 2006 through 2008. With history and returning talent on their side, the Sooners are poised to defend their title.

Sun, 08/28/2016 - 12:00am

Matt Campbell hoped his wife would hear this. The youngest head football coach in the Big 12 - at age 36 - had just been referred to as "hip and cool" at Big 12 media days in July.

Sun, 08/28/2016 - 12:01am

Standing outside a Knights of Columbus hall Friday evening, Nate Newton entertained a circle of a half dozen people with a first-person account of playing against Zach Thomas.

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 10:51pm

QB - BAKER MAYFIELD, OKLAHOMA, JR. Reigning Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year passed for 3,700 yards and 36 touchdowns to lead the Sooners to the College Football Playoff and a Big 12 title. RB - MIKE WARREN, IOWA STATE, SOPH.

Sun, 08/28/2016 - 12:01am

No. Name Pos. Height Weight Class Hometown/High school 1 Quan Shorts FL 6-2 195 Fr-RS Atascocita 2 Reginald Davis FL 6-0 185 Sr-3L Tenaha 2 Tevin Madison DB 5-10 175 Jr-2L Fayette County, Ala. 3 D.J. Polite-Bray CB 6-0 195 Jr-2L Lithonia, Ga.

Mon, 08/08/2016 - 11:24pm

Texas Tech's adding Kirby Hocutt to the $1 million-a-year club, putting Hocutt among the nation's highest-paid athletic directors with a raise and a contract extension signed last week. Hocutt signed a seven-year, $7.

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 9:37pm