Big 12 Will Get National Showcase Immediately

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DALLAS -- Baylor, Oklahoma State and Kansas State will find
out immediately how far their rebuilding programs have come.

On Saturday, the Bears play at Number 22 TCU, Oklahoma State
visits Number 13 Georgia and Kansas State opens at Number 18
Auburn.

On the first Big 12 teleconference of the season today,
third-year Cowboys coach Mike Gundy said -- quote -- "We would
certainly like to uphold the conference's reputation. I don't think
there's any question that any time the conference steps out of
league play and plays quality opponents, that we would hope our
conference fares well."

Kansas State coach Ron Prince said slotting a big nonconference
game as the opener gave his players incentive to work harder in the
spring and summer.

Also Saturday, Number 20 Nebraska faces Nevada.