Big 12 links: KSU's season tickets down for fifth straight year
May, 26, 2009
By Tim Griffin | ESPN.com
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.
BIG 12 SCOREBOARD
9:15 PM ET South Alabama Bowling Green
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
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