(Dancing in the Ruins is SWRT's regular look at the new Big XII Conference that's rising out of the ruins of the old one.)
I Will Not Go Quietly.
Baylor is out to prove that it can still compete in 2012 without having Robert Griffin III at quarterback. (The Dallas Morning News)
I am the Anthracite.
TCU head football coach Gary Patterson says he's recently seen the Horned Frogs new Nike anthracite black uniforms. (Frogs O' War)
One Step Beyond.
Iowa State is looking to move forward in 2012 after a surprising 2011 season which saw the Cyclones defeat both Iowa and Oklahoma St. in overtime. (The Des Moines Register)
Kansas defensive coordinator Dave Campo is working to fully integrate JUCO players into the Jayhawk defense. (The Kansas City Star)
When Bronson met Bubba.
Oklahoma offensive lineman Bronson Irwin recalls the day in 2001 when as a third grader, then-Sooner Bubba Burcham visited his classroom. (The Oklahoman)