Bevo’s Daily Roundup: Can the Big 12 capitalize on college football’s realignment moment?

Go back about 20 years and you’ll see where the Big 12 conference went wrong.

Essentially, by remaining pat in terms of drawing in the top-rated programs to go along with the Texas Longhorns and Oklahoma Sooners, among other programs in the conference, it failed to thwart eventual momentum from the SEC and the Big Ten. This is how we have come to today.

But as the Pac-12 shrivels to 10 following the departures of the USC Trojans and UCLA Bruins in 2024, the Big 12 — with its new media-minded commissioner — can capitalize by adding leftover Pac-12s, including including the Phoenix and Seattle Markets, if possible.

Again, there’s a lot to shake up before you get to that.

WHAT THE SAGES SAY ABOUT LONGHORNS

Austin American Statesman: Why did Ivan Melendez wear the soon-to-retire No. 17 in Texas?

Dallas Morning News: Dallas resident Tommy Morrison loses final round of North and South Amateur

Dallas Morning News: Another round of realignment leaves more money for top dogs, mere crumbs for everyone else

247Sports: Morning Brew: How the latest seismic realignment changes affect Texas

Inside Texas: Inside Scoop: Neyor at Work, Fab Five Frosh OL + Osborne, Hale, Toviano Notes

Inside Texas: Inside Scoop: Texas, SEC and realignment

Inside Texas: Monday: The Impact of Texas on Realignment

ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION

4-star DT Sydir Mitchell commits to Texas against Georgia and Texas A&M

Report: Texas hires Woody Williams as pitching coach

BON panel discussion: The Arch Manning effect

Podcast: West Virginia Snapshot

RECRUITMENT OVERVIEW

Austin American Statesman: Golden: Texas should embrace recent recruiting criticism

Dallas Morning News: Quarterback Analysis in SportsDay’s Top 100 Region Rookies for the Class of 2023

247Sports: The Stampede: Where Texas stands with the 10 most important remaining prospects

247Sports: Breakfast Bites: Scattershooting on the last two weeks of recruiting in Texas

247Sports: College Football Recruiting: 4th of July Fireworks Recap

247Sports: Sunday Night Huddle: Latest on Texas Longhorns recruiting

Inside Texas: Texas Longhorns: Who could be next to commit

BIG 12 DISTRIBUTION

Oklahoma: Tramel: Big Ten expansion could mean early Big 12 exit for OU, Texas

Oklahoma: Tramel: USC-UCLA move to Big Ten could help Big 12 realign

Austin American Statesman: Five things to know about the next Big 12 commissioner, Brett Yormark

Dallas Morning News: How will SMU, TCU and the Big 12 be affected by UCLA and USC’s stunning move to the Big Ten?

Dallas Morning News: Where are they now? Tracking SportsDay’s Dallas Area Former No. 1 Rookies

Our Daily Bears: 2022 Baylor Football Quick-Hitter Opponent: Oklahoma State

Crimson and Cream Machine: Oklahoma Sooners Football: Thoughts on USC and UCLA Joining the Big Ten

Crimson and Cream Machine: Oklahoma Football: Skepticism of further conference realignment

Crimson and Cream Machine: Oklahoma Football Recruiting: 2023 LB Phil Picciotti Commits to Oklahoma

Wide Right & Natty Lite: In The Ring For Round 3 Of Cyclones BOLD Football Takes

Rock Chalk Talk: Kansas Football Transfer Enrollees Report: Jarrett Paul

Rock Chalk Talk: Kansas Football Summer Registrant Report: Jalen Dye

WHAT WE READ

SB Nation: Breaking down false narratives about Aidan Hutchinson

SB Nation: USWNT vs. Haiti, 2022 Concacaf W Championship: What to watch

SB Nation: NBA 2022 Free Agent Signings: Live Updates Tracking All Trades & Transactions

NEWS ACROSS LONGHORN NATION AND BEYOND

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