Lunch links: Missouri controls Big East fate
October, 13, 2011
By David Ubben | ESPN.com
Either he gives us the money or he gets a private performance from England Dan and John Ford Coley.
- Does Missouri have $12 million to gain in a move to the SEC or not? Joe Walljasper of the Columbia Daily Tribune asked some people in the business side of sports television.
- Either way, Missouri holds the fate of the Big East in its hands, writes Mark Blaudschun of the Boston Globe.
- That's no surprise when things like this are written. If the Big 12 calls, writes Rick Bozich of the Louisville Courier-Journal, Louisville should run, not walk, to the Big 12.
- Texas A&M coach Mike Sherman finally talks about the move to the SEC, reports Brent Zwerneman of the San Antonio Express-News. Linebacker Sean Porter says it's been a distraction.
- Matt Tait of the Lawrence Journal-World tells Kansas LB Isaac Wright's road from being born prematurely to playing college football.
- Even when they win, coaches can lose. Travis Haney of The Oklahoman talks about the awkward balance of running up the score.
- The priority for Texas entering Saturday's showdown against Oklahoma State? Third downs, writes Mark Rosner of the Austin American-Statesman.
- Iowa State running back James White has infused some extra speed into the Cyclones' backfield.
- Oklahoma defensive end Frank Alexander plays with his father on his mind, writes Jenni Carlson of The Oklahoman.
- Texas Tech coach Tommy Tuberville says Bill Snyder is still running the same schemes he did back in the early 1990s, writes Austin Meek of the Topeka Capital-Journal.
- It's a new week, but much of the same circumstances for Kansas State, writes David Just of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.
- Iowa State senior defensive end Patrick Neal is a good example of what has to happen for Iowa State to grow its program.
BIG 12 SCOREBOARD
9:00 PM ET Tulane Louisiana-Lafayette Final Washington State 45 Colorado State 48 Final 20 Fresno State 20 25 USC 45 Final Buffalo 24 San Diego State 49
6:00 PM ET Pittsburgh Bowling Green 9:30 PM ET Utah State 23 Northern Illinois
2:30 PM ET Marshall Maryland 6:00 PM ET Syracuse Minnesota 9:30 PM ET Brigham Young Washington
12:00 PM ET Rutgers Notre Dame 3:20 PM ET Cincinnati North Carolina 6:45 PM ET Miami (FL) 18 Louisville 10:15 PM ET Michigan Kansas State
11:45 AM ET Middle Tennessee Navy 3:15 PM ET Ole Miss Georgia Tech 6:45 PM ET 10 Oregon Texas 10:15 PM ET 14 Arizona State Texas Tech
12:30 PM ET Arizona Boston College 2:00 PM ET Virginia Tech 17 UCLA 4:00 PM ET Rice Mississippi State 8:00 PM ET 24 Duke 21 Texas A&M
12:00 PM ET Nebraska 22 Georgia 12:00 PM ET UNLV North Texas 1:00 PM ET Iowa 16 LSU 1:00 PM ET 19 Wisconsin 9 South Carolina 5:00 PM ET 5 Stanford 4 Michigan State 8:30 PM ET 15 UCF 6 Baylor
7:30 PM ET 13 Oklahoma State 8 Missouri 8:30 PM ET 12 Clemson 7 Ohio State