Lunch links: Forecasting a future Big 12
January, 31, 2013
By David Ubben | ESPN.com
What happened to the steaks that were in there when they closed? Do you think they got eaten?
- The Big 12's waiver to hold a title game is only a precaution, making sure the Big 12 is prepared in case the future shifts.
- The Big 12's falling behind the SEC in recruiting, too, making its efforts to catch up that much more difficult, writes Kevin Lyttle of the Austin American-Statesman. Get to know the two top prospects Texas is chasing in the final week of the recruiting season.
- Colleague Brian Fremeau says TCU is one of the nation's biggest recruiting overachievers.
- The Big 12 and the SEC are talking about a partnership that would include a scheduling alliance, reports Jon Solomon of AL.com.
- Kansas State president Kirk Schulz has been named to the NCAA Executive Committee, the organization's highest governance body.
- Berry Tramel of The Oklahoman looks into Oklahoma's shift to a 3-4 defense. Why is it happening and what does it mean? He also imagines what divisions might look like in a future Big 12.
- Here's more on the possibility of Texas and Texas A&M's rivalry being renewed.
- The newest Mountaineer has a "mean streak," writes Garrett Cullen of WV Metro News.
- Oklahoma State's recruiting class added the younger brother of one of the program's recent standouts.