K-State was picked to finish sixth in the Big 12 in the preseason media poll. The media is apparently really confident in David Ash, a true freshman quarterback at Oklahoma State, and the depth of TCU.
Arthur Brown, Nigel Malone and Tyler Lockett are on the Walter Camp Award preseason watch list.
Seth C over at Double T Nation thinks that Collin Klein is the Big 12's most underrated player, and is surprised he got almost zero Heisman attention last season.
The Big 12 has announced game times for the first three weeks of the season. Two of K-State's first three games (Missouri State and North Texas) will be the usual 6 p.m. kickoffs in Manhattan. The Miami game will be an 11 a.m. kickoff on September 8.
By the time you are reading this, it's likely the penalties will have been announced already, but the NCAA will announce unprecedented "corrective and punitive measures" for Penn State at an 8 a.m. press conference.
According to reports, Penn State will not face the NCAA's so-called death penalty, but will receive a multiyear postseason ban, heavy scholarship losses, and multi-million dollar financial penalties. To call this the most-anticipated NCAA sanctions since SMU would be an understatement.