Big 12 links: 'The Punisher' challenging for OSU starting job
April, 17, 2009
By Tim Griffin | ESPN.com
Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
Here are a few links for your Friday afternoon edification. Don't slip away from work too early for those Saturday afternoon spring games across the conference.
All right, consider yourself warned.
- Andrea Cohen of the Oklahoman details the interesting story of Oklahoma State safety Antoine "the Punisher" Lucien, who is attempting to recover from a knee injury and return to the Cowboys' starting lineup.
- Alan Schmadtke of the Orlando Sentinel notes that Kansas State is among six teams nationally that will play two games against FCS teams next season.
- Nebraska is expecting 98 recruits to attend its spring game on Saturday, Mitch Sherman of the Omaha World-Herald reports.
- Missouri tailback Derrick Washington is excited about his chance to emerge as the Tigers' primary offensive weapon, Matt Schiffman of the Columbia Missourian reports.
- Iowa State quarterback Austen Arnaud will be learning his third offense in the last three years with Tom Herman's scheme, the Ames Tribune's Bobby La Gesse reports.
- Quarterback Danny Spond of Columbine High School has committed to Colorado, the Denver Post reports. Spond, a 6-foot-3, 232-pounder, is ranked second among recruits in the state of Colorado in the class of 2010.
- Renny Vandeweghe of the Big Red Network provides five items to watch at Nebraska's spring game on Saturday.
- UCLA is out, but Texas Tech and Nebraska still are in the Robert Marve sweepstakes, the Tampa Tribune Brett McMurphy reports.
- The Texas A&M offense won the practice Thursday for only the third time this spring, Bryan Eagle columnist Robert Cessna reports.
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