Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
Welcome back to the work week after the long Memorial Day weekend.
Here are some Big 12 links to get you through the malaise.
Kansas State football season-ticket sales are down for the fifth consecutive year, Manhattan Mercury sports editor Joshua Kinder reports. The Wildcats are experiencing a season-ticket decrease of about 6 percent this season after dropping 5 percent last season.
The Tulsa World's Dave Sittler wonders how much of a difference a healthy DeMarco Murray would have made in Oklahoma's BCS title game loss to Florida.
Bo Pelini doesn't like the idea of an early signing period, the Lincoln Journal-Star's Brian Christopherson reports.
The Boulder Camera's Neill Woelk advocates increasing Colorado's student athletic activity fee.
Colorado self-reported 12 violations to the NCAA from its athletics program, including five minor violations from the football team, the Boulder Daily Camera's Kyle Ringo reports.
Zac Robinson for the Heisman? Hunter Ansley of the DraftZoo.com details the reasons why the Oklahoma State quarterback is his sleeper candidate.
How's this for a change? Midway (Texas) defensive back Ahmad Dixon has changed his recruiting commitment from Texas to Baylor, Chad Conine of the Waco Tribune-Herald reports.
Dave Sittler of the Tulsa World writes of the ultimate sacrifice provided by former Oklahoma players Bob Kalsu and John Benien.
Iowa State tailback Alexander Robinson can't wait to check out the EA Sports College Football 2010 game this season to see how he's ranked, the Des Moines Register's Andrew Logue reports.
Athlon's preseason magazine pegs Oklahoma State at No. 9 nationally in its poll.
Mara Rose Williams of the Kansas City Star analyzes the tenures of soon-to-be-retiring Kansas chancellor Robert Hemenway and Kansas State president Jon Wefald as they prepare to leave their offices.
New Colorado offensive coordinator Eric Kiesau plans an pro-style offensive philosophy with heavy emphasis on dropback passing and the running game, the Denver Post's Terry Frei reports.