Lunch links: Dan Beebe gets last laugh
April, 14, 2011
By ESPN.com staff | ESPN.com
Dude, you should label those sticks.
- Plenty of folks were laughing at Dan Beebe over the summer. Now, after the Big 12's new deal with Fox Sports, he's the one getting the last laugh, writes Andy Staples of SI.com.
- The new TV deal will help, writes Berry Tramel of The Oklahoman, but he's still not quite sold on the Big 12's long-term stability.
- Colleague Ivan Maisel says monetizing third-tier rights means the Big 12 will be more unbalanced than ever.
- The oldest living former Texas player got to meet Mack Brown for the first time this week, writes Kevin Robbins of the Austin American-Statesman.
- Linebacker Arthur Brown looks ready to shine for Kansas State after a year of dominating the scout team, writes Cole Manbeck at the Manhattan Mercury. Personal note: This sounds a lot like what we heard about Aldon Smith during his redshirt year at Missouri.
- Art Briles did a bit of politicking for Baylor to the bowls, writes Richard Justice of the Houston Chronicle.
- Iowa State is pleased with the new Big 12 television deal.
- Texas A&M is working with a new first-team center, reports Robert Cessna of the Bryan-College Station Eagle.
- Poor academic performance during the fall could be punishable the next season, reports Dave Curtis of The Sporting News.
- Former Iowa State quarterback Austen Arnaud and a rival player from Iowa are signing autographs together to help fund a cancer patient's treatment, reports Randy Peterson of the Des Moines Register.
- Kansas State officials offered an endorsement of the Big 12's new television deal.
- A former Kansas player is using his time off during the lockout to teach crocheting to elementary students, writes Matt Tait of the Lawrence Journal World.
- Oklahoma State's backup quarterbacks are entering an important period, writes Bill Haisten of the Tulsa World.
- Texas Tech coach Tommy Tuberville stopped by a leadership class to speak to students this week.
BIG 12 SCOREBOARD
5:19 4th Qtr Illinois 18 Louisiana Tech 28 4:30 PM ET Rutgers North Carolina 8:00 PM ET North Carolina State UCF
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