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The Big 12 and Pac-12 reportedly discussed a conference challenge in football. All in favor?

There’s no evidence this partnership is going to happen, but let’s make the case that it’d be enjoyable.<p>While the Big 12 went through a will-it-or-won’t-it dance last summer over expanding beyond 10 teams (and ultimately didn’t), the conference discussed a “scheduling alliance” with the Pac-12, …

Oklahoma State coaches appreciate the art of Mack Brown's 'NOOO' face

Poor Mack Brown.<p>In Mack Brown's final season at Texas, the Longhorns suffered their worst home loss under the head coach in a 38-13 November defeat at the hands of Oklahoma State. It was Texas' first conference loss of the season, but it knocked the 'Horns out of the Big 12 title race and …

Ice Off: How to Catch Post-Thaw Walleyes

<i>Photo by Joe Cermele</i><p>Lucky enough to have open water this month? Trade your shanty for a boat, of course, but fish like the lake is still locked up. …

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Gunfight: Springfield 1911 vs. Smith & Wesson 625

Today we have a fight between competition guns used in action-shooting events, although one leads a double life as both a competition and a trail …

Do You Fish Shallow Or Deep On That First Warm Spring Day?

Gauging by this week’s forecast, it looks like the tide may be turning on winter in many parts of the country. And if you’re like me, the first thing …

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Spring Fishing: 10 Tips to Catch Spawning Bass

<b>1) Get the eyes</b><br>You must have polarized sunglasses with optical-quality lenses in amber or green. A full-brim hat prevents light from reflecting off …

Fishing

Spring Fishing Tactics: How to Catch More Bass on Crankbaits

When the water opens up in March, bass fishermen can’t break out the jerkbaits fast enough. Between TV hosts and magazine writers, the idea of …

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Channel Catfish Could Be Next State Symbol for Kansas

These days, it’s good to be a channel catfish in Kansas. State wildlife officials are hoping to get the species listed with the sunflower, buffalo, …

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Amal Clooney to push Egypt to free Al Jazeera journalist

<b>Cairo (CNN) —</b> International human rights lawyer Amal Clooney will travel to Cairo in hopes of freeing jailed journalist Mohamed Fahmy, the journalist said in a statement released by his family Sunday.<p>Fahmy, who holds dual Canadian-Egyptian citizenship, has been granted a retrial, he said in the …

Muslim Brotherhood

Tennessee Football: The 5 Biggest Accomplishments for Butch Jones in 2014

With a recent bowl victory and another elite recruiting class on the way, the Tennessee Volunteers begin the offseason with as much hype and momentum as any program not named Ohio State—and a lot of that momentum is due to head coach Butch Jones.<p>In his first meeting with his new team on Dec. 7, …

Gun Review: SIG SAUER X-Five Classic

<i>(This is a reader gun review contest entry, click here for more details.)</i><p>By Christopher Cicchitelli<p>A few weeks before my wedding, my soon-to-be wife …

Ukrainian soldiers claim to have wrested control of Donetsk airport from pro-Russian rebels.

After heavy fighting over the weekend the Ukrainian government claims its soldiers have retaken control of large parts of the airport in Donetsk, the eastern city at the centre of the pro-Russian rebellion.<p>Video claimed to have been filmed inside the terminal at the weekend showed what appeared to …

NSA program reportedly helped US gather evidence against North Korea in Sony hack

A program implemented by the National Security Agency to help the U.S. and its allies track the computers and networks used by North Korean hackers was critical in gathering information that led Washington to conclude Pyongyang was behind last year's cyberattack on Sony Pictures.<p>The New York Times …

Power 5 Conferences Pass Cost Of Attendance

At the NCAA convention on Saturday, the Power 5 conferences—the ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, SEC and Pac-12—agreed to a proposal to increase the value of …

Obama's State of the Union wades into 2016

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Barack Obama is done campaigning for president himself -- but he's still working to make Republicans play defense on issues where they've yet to prove themselves.<p>His upcoming State of the Union speech on Tuesday night will lay out a litany of Democratic pipe dreams that have …

Gary Kubiak finalizing four-year contract to become Broncos head coach

Gary Kubiak<p>is<p>John Elway<p>'s No. 2 again.<p>The<p>Denver Broncos<p>general manager and executive vice president was hashing out a four-year contract with his former backup QB to become the team's head coach, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press on Sunday night.<p>The person spoke …

Senate moves toward Iran sanctions, as Graham offers deal that would give Congress a vote

South Carolina GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham said Sunday that he would set aside efforts to impose more sanctions on Iran if President Obama allows Congress to vote on a final deal with that country over its nuclear program.<p>“I'm willing to forgo that vote with the understanding that any deal he …