Big 12 morning links: Washington looks to lead Missouri's running game
July, 14, 2008
By Tim Griffin | ESPN.com
Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
Sorry I'm waaaay late to the party. A family vacation kept me from starting with my fellow bloggers last week. So I've got a lot to catch up on.
Here are a few Big 12-related items to mull this morning:
- Maybe it's not the Griswolds, but Colorado coach Dan Hawkins had some wild stories about his family vacation earlier this month to Peru. The Boulder Daily Camera has all of the details.
- The Kansas City Star's Jason Whitlock touches on an interesting legal battle between Kansas and Larry Sinks, the owner of a T-shirt company that lampoons the school's coaches and its opponents.
- Derrick Washington will be aiming to fill Missouri's most pressing offensive need as the team's featured rushing threat.
- New Nebraska linebackers coach Mike Ekeler was profiled by the Omaha World-Herald. Ekeler's high-energy style will be crucial for Coach Bo Pelini's new staff, but an even better story is the time he almost shaved his eyebrows off to celebrate victories at Kansas State when he was playing there.
- Times are good at Kansas and Missouri, where success last season is translating into unprecedented season-ticket demand for the upcoming season.
- The Bleacher Report likely is feeling the wrath of Oklahoma fans after this story.
- Burnt Orange Nation provides an early look at Texas' offensive depth chart.
- New Texas A&M coach Mike Sherman will have a lot of pressure on him to win against Miami this season. The San Antonio Express-News reports that new A&M president Elsa Murano would like nothing better than to beat the team from her old hometown.
BIG 12 SCOREBOARD
4:14 1st Qtr North Carolina State 7 UCF 3 Final Illinois 18 Louisiana Tech 35 Final Rutgers 40 North Carolina 21
Final Nevada 3 Louisiana-Lafayette 16 Final Utah State 21 UTEP 6 Final 22 Utah 45 Colorado State 10 Final Western Michigan 24 Air Force 38 Final South Alabama 28 Bowling Green 33
Final Marshall 52 Northern Illinois 23 Final Navy 17 San Diego State 16
Final Central Michigan 48 Western Kentucky 49 Final Fresno State 6 Rice 30
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