Big 12 links: Sporting News pegs Suh as first 2010 NFL pick

July, 1, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

It's hard to believe that July is here.

Big 12 teams will be opening camps in a few weeks and the season is a little more than two months away.

To get you ready, here are a few lunchtime links.

  • The Sporting News' way-early 2010 mock draft has Nebraska defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh as the top pick. Big 12 players account for six of the first 11 picks.
  • Bob Stoops received the "rock star" treatment Tuesday night when the Oklahoma Caravan hit Wichita, the Wichita Eagle/Kansas City Star's Jeffrey Martin reports.
  • The Tulsa World's Dave Sittler analyzes the pitfalls if Mike Gundy chooses to call the offensive plays for Oklahoma State again this season.
  • Colorado's athletic department is in the money again. The Boulder Camera's Ryan Thorburn reports that the department has pocketed $610,000 in donations earmarked for improvements at the Dal Ward Center.
  • The Topeka Capital-Journal's Tully Corcoran writes that recent football struggles have made Kansas State ripe for losing a generation of fans across the state.
  • The Columbia Daily Tribune's Dave Matter writes that Sergio Kindle's recent accident, allegedly while texting, has caused him to put down his Blackberry while driving.
  • The Omaha World-Herald's Rich Kaipust goes in depth to describe what Nebraska's 1962 throwback uniforms, to be worn later this season, will look like.
  • The Gainesville Sun's Arnold Feliciano ranks Texas Tech as his No. 20 team nationally.
  • Ted Hutton of the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel explains why Howard Schnellenberger distanced himself from Barry Switzer during his one season as Oklahoma's coach.
  • The Des Moines Register's Randy Peterson predicts five to seven wins for Iowa State this season.

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