Lunch links: Why the Pac-12 fell through
September, 21, 2011
By ESPN.com staff | ESPN.com
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- Why didn't the Pac-12/Big 12 deal work? Sources told ESPN's Andy Katz that Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott failed to get assurances that Texas would back an equal revenue sharing plan.
- Texas refuses to compromise, but should it? Dan Wetzel of Yahoo Sports says doing so in the spirit of collegiality is a highly questionable business decision. What's in it for the Longhorns?
- Oklahoma's plan for the new Big 12? It just might work, though, writes Jenni Carlson of The Oklahoman.
- Sports Illustrated's Pablo Torre profiles the Most Exciting Player in College Football.
- The Mountain West Conference and Iowa State have spoken about the Cyclones joining, reports Andrew Logue of the Des Moines Register.
- Dan Beebe is a smart, well-intentioned man and isn't the villain. But if he really cares about the future of the league, he has to leave, writes Sam Mellinger of the Kansas City Star.
- The revenge factor for Oklahoma vs. Missouri? Bob Stoops isn't buying it.
- There's a controversy surrounding the EMAW slogan at Kansas State.
- Is Bryce Brown back in the mix in Manhattan? He's at least healthy, writes Austin Meek of the Topeka Capital-Journal.
- The SEC released a statement on Tuesday denying a report that Missouri had an offer to join the conference.
- Former Missouri running back Derrick Washington stood trial on sexual assault charges Tuesday.
- Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy will miss practice on Thursday to travel to Georgia for the funeral of linebackers coach Glenn Spencer's wife, reports Bill Haisten of the Tulsa World.
- Texas Tech's penalties are down dramatically, writes Don Williams of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.
- Oklahoma receiver Trey Franks has been suspended indefinitely.
- Kansas State wants a little variety in its offense, writes Kellis Robinett of the Wichita Eagle.
BIG 12 SCOREBOARD
12:00 PM ET 4 Oklahoma Tulsa 12:00 PM ET 20 Kansas State Iowa State 3:30 PM ET Missouri State Oklahoma State 7:00 PM ET Southeast Missouri State Kansas 7:30 PM ET BYU Texas 7:30 PM ET Towson West Virginia 7:30 PM ET Northwestern State 10 Baylor 11:00 PM ET Texas Tech UTEP