The College Football season continues to creep closer, with week 0 games now on the horizon. Area programs were not represented particularly well in the first coaches poll ahead of the upcoming season.
Few coaches achieve a turnaround like the Iowa State Cyclones had this past season in their entire career, much less their first year. Former South Dakota State Head Coach and current Cyclone Head Coach T.J. Otzelberger has now been rewarded for that progress with a raise and a contract extension.
Bob Bowlsby, who has led the Big 12 since 2012, and most recently steered it through the tumultuous announcement of the departures of Texas and Oklahoma, will "step away from the Commissioner's chair" later this year, the league announced on Tuesday.