Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
Back from vacation with some Big 12 links for your lunchtime edification.
Mike Leach advises Missouri to watch out for the clacking thundersticks at Nevada's Mackay Stadium before the Tigers' Sept. 25 visit, the Reno Gazette-Journal's Scott Oxarart reports.
The Columbia Tribune's Dave Matter analyzes some of the new Missouri freshmen reporting to the program and other roster changes.
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is excited about his new stadium, Richard Sandomir of the New York Times reports. The facility will host four Big 12 games this year.
Barry Switzer tells the Omaha World-Herald's John Keenan what Nebraska will need to do to return to Big 12 prominence.
Confidence is soaring among Oklahoma State coaches as they approach the 2009 season, the Tulsa World's Bill Haisten reports.
Freshman Colorado players Nick Kasa and Parker Orms received a rude introduction to campus life, according to the Boulder Camera's Kyle Ringo.
CBS Sports.com's Dennis Dodd ranks Baylor No. 98 in his listing of programs over this decade.
The Tulsa World's Jimmie Tramel ranks the decade's top plays among Oklahoma schools.
Lawrence Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan ranks Todd Reesing No. 1 among the biggest star athletes at Kansas.
The Lincoln Journal-Star's Colleen Kenney has the sad story of former Nebraska player Lynn Finney.