Big 12 lunch links: OU's line ready for spring test
Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
So much for this being a holiday weekend around the Big 12.
There's a lot of news around the conference, starting with spring games tomorrow at Oklahoma and Kansas.
And here are some daily links to get you ready for your Easter egg hunts.
- The Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Mike Jones reports how Oklahoma's offensive line has responded to Bob Stoops' pre-camp admonitions.
- The Lawrence Journal-World's Dugan Arnett lists 10 things to watch for in Kansas' spring game on Saturday.
- Missouri tight end Michael Egnew will undergo surgery Friday morning for a high ankle sprain, Columbia Daily Tribune beat writer Dave Matter reports.
- Texas offensive coordinator Greg Davis likes what he's seen in tailback Cody Johnson, but wants him to report back this summer weighing 240 pounds - down 15 pounds from his listed spring weight, Dallas Morning News Big 12 reporter Chuck Carlson writes.
- Colorado coach Dan Hawkins explains why he has decided to close practices to media members, the Denver Post's Natalie Meisler reports.
- Kansas sophomore offensive line Ben Lueken was released from KU Hospital Thursday afternoon after being struck by a vehicle early Sunday morning outside a Lawrence apartment complex, the Lawrence Journal-World reports.
- The Lincoln Journal Star's Steve Sipple wonders if the vacant Nebraska-Omaha athletic director position could serve as a training ground for Tom Osborne's eventual successor at Nebraska. Among the potential candidates that Sipple names are former Nebraska All-American Trev Alberts and current Nebraska radio football analyst Adrian Fiala.
- The Oklahoman's Berry Tramel opines about what happened to the quaint notion of competitive, interesting spring games.
BIG 12 SCOREBOARD
11:00 AM ET Nevada Louisiana-Lafayette 2:20 PM ET Utah State UTEP 3:30 PM ET 22 Utah Colorado State 5:45 PM ET Western Michigan Air Force 9:15 PM ET South Alabama Bowling Green
6:00 PM ET Marshall Northern Illinois 9:30 PM ET Navy San Diego State
12:00 PM ET Central Michigan Western Kentucky 8:00 PM ET Fresno State Rice
1:00 PM ET Illinois Louisiana Tech 4:30 PM ET Rutgers North Carolina 8:00 PM ET North Carolina State UCF
1:00 PM ET Cincinnati Virginia Tech 2:00 PM ET 15 Arizona State Duke 3:30 PM ET Miami (FL) South Carolina 4:30 PM ET Boston College Penn State 8:00 PM ET Nebraska 24 USC
2:00 PM ET Texas A&M West Virginia 5:30 PM ET Oklahoma 17 Clemson 9:00 PM ET Arkansas Texas
3:00 PM ET Notre Dame 23 LSU 6:30 PM ET 13 Georgia 21 Louisville 10:00 PM ET Maryland Stanford
12:30 PM ET 9 Ole Miss 6 TCU 4:00 PM ET 20 Boise State 10 Arizona 8:00 PM ET 7 Mississippi State 12 Georgia Tech
12:00 PM ET 19 Auburn 18 Wisconsin 12:30 PM ET 8 Michigan State 5 Baylor 1:00 PM ET 16 Missouri 25 Minnesota 5:00 PM ET 2 Oregon 3 Florida State 8:30 PM ET 1 Alabama 4 Ohio State
12:00 PM ET Houston Pittsburgh 3:20 PM ET Iowa Tennessee 6:45 PM ET 11 Kansas State 14 UCLA 10:15 PM ET Washington Oklahoma State