Lunch links: Payday coming for the Big 12?
March, 14, 2012
By David Ubben | ESPN.com
Today's the last day to sign up for the Big 12 Blog bracket pool. In 24 hours, March Madness will be officially on.
- Is the Big 12 nearing a big television revenue payday? Sounds like that may be the case soon.
- The two arrested Texas Tech players say they're innocent of all charges and an investigation will clear them, reports Tommy Magelssen of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.
- Texas safety Kenny Vaccaro is back, but can he help bring Texas back into national prominence? Randy Riggs of the Austin American-Statesman tries to find out.
- TCU's search for a new safety has looked to an unlikely source, writes the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Stefan Stevenson.
- The wholesale changes on defense will require a whole lot of patience, writes Dave Hickman of the Charleson Gazette.
- Kansas coach Charlie Weis? Well, he's not quite what most expected, writes Steve Greenberg of Sporting News.
- Bob Hertzel of the Times West Virginian explains a few changes along the offensive line for the Mountaineers.
- Travis Haney of The Oklahoman gets you ready for Oklahoma's pro day today. The Sooners have a new holder, too.
- Former Fiesta Bowl CEO John Junker entered a second guilty plea for a felony conspiracy charge.
- Bruce Feldman of CBSSports.com looks at how social media has impacted the world of college football.
- Could Weeden2Blackmon continue into the NFL? Gina Mizell of The Oklahoman charts the possibility.
- Mike Graham of the Dallas Morning News says the linebackers are the most improved unit in Texas Tech's defense, and explains why.
- Bryan Fischer of CBSSports.com catches up with Oklahoma's offense, which is focused on fine-tuning its attack.
- The Oklahoman's Mike Baldwin offers a look inside RB Dominique Whaley's road back from his fractured ankle.
BIG 12 SCOREBOARD
2:00 PM ET Washington State Colorado State 3:30 PM ET 20 Fresno State 25 USC 5:30 PM ET Buffalo San Diego State 9:00 PM ET Tulane Louisiana-Lafayette
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