Lunch links: Big 12 title game scars
July, 26, 2012
By ESPN.com staff | ESPN.com
We gotta get the Mountaineer in here as a guest poster.
- Texas Tech players visited a hospital and worked with young children, writes Brittany Hoover of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.
- Colleague Ivan Maisel talks about the Big 12's championship game scars.
- Oklahoma will open its season at UTEP, but the game will be moved to the night to avoid too much heat.
- Kansas State's best signee from the 2012 class has fallen short and won't be eligible academically this fall.
- Texas Tech QB Seth Doege has some big goals set out in front of the Red Raiders, writes Nick Kosmider of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.
- Stewart Mandel of SI.com talks college football kickers, and Oklahoma State's Quinn Sharp implies that he cost Brandon Weeden the Heisman Trophy.
- Mike Casazza of the Charleston Daily Mail offers some thoughts on the Big 12 from a West Virginia perspective.
- Bob Stoops isn't too worried about himself or his departed defensive coordinator, Brent Venables, in their first season apart in more than a decade, writes Jason Kersey of The Oklahoman. He also notes that one of the Sooners' most prolific tweeters, safety Tony Jefferson, is off Twitter.
- Kansas State president Kirk Schulz is set to join the NCAA's board of directors for a four-year term.
- OSU's board of regents is meeting on Friday to consider the next step in facility upgrades for the Cowboys.
- Dana Holgorsen isn't allowing the move to the Big 12 to become a distraction this offseason.