Lunch links: Analyzing the new schedule
February, 15, 2012
By ESPN.com staff | ESPN.com
Howdy to the West Virginia folk. Welcome to the blog.
- Want to complain about the Big 12 schedule? Just stop it, says Berry Tramel of The Oklahoman.
- West Virginia fans are pretty fired up about this Big 12 deal. Jared Hunt of the Charleston Daily Mail captures some of the fandemonium.
- The details of West Virginia and the Big East's settlement have been made public. Jenn Menendez of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has the report.
- Look for TCU and Texas to play on Thanksgiving, writes colleague Richard Durrett.
- Dave Hickman of the Charleston Gazette is chuckling at the idea that WVU's Big East membership was "terminated," as the league wrote in its press release.
- The Big 12 believes TCU is ready for the big time, and proved it with a bottom-heavy schedule, writes Randy Galloway of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. The Star-Telegram's Stefan Stevenson breaks down the new guys' schedule game-by-game.
- The Oklahoman's Jenni Carlson explains why the scheduling delay was important, if you didn't quite understand before.
- Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden debate a few superlatives on the Longhorns' schedule.
- Frustrated with the Longhorn Network's distribution? Texas says just be patient.
- The Big 12 is spreading the love around with 12 consecutive weeks of conference games, writes Jimmy Burch of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
- Kansas legend Gale Sayers left his post in the KU athletic department to do work in Las Vegas.
- Don Williams of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal catches up with the two newest commits for the Red Raiders in 2013.
BIG 12 SCOREBOARD
13:39 2nd Qtr Nevada 0 Louisiana-Lafayette 10 2:20 PM ET Utah State UTEP 3:30 PM ET 22 Utah Colorado State 5:45 PM ET Western Michigan Air Force 9:15 PM ET South Alabama Bowling Green
6:00 PM ET Marshall Northern Illinois 9:30 PM ET Navy San Diego State
12:00 PM ET Central Michigan Western Kentucky 8:00 PM ET Fresno State Rice
1:00 PM ET Illinois Louisiana Tech 4:30 PM ET Rutgers North Carolina 8:00 PM ET North Carolina State UCF
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