Nicole Auerbach of USA Today looks at the growing number of early enrolling freshmen in college football. The Big 12 had 21.
The NCAA's put rule changes deregulating recruiting contact guidelines on hold, reports colleague Mitch Sherman.
A scary situation at Texas Tech forced evacuations on Thursday.
Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy is showing his lighter side in his Twitter Q&As. Kelly Hines of the Tulsa World writes about how the Big 12 coaches use the site. Who's got the most followers? Mack Brown and Dana Holgorsen are neck-and-neck. Sad news: Bill Snyder's account has recently been deleted.
Tech receiver Darrin Moore discovered a Sprint tower near his house was down, explaining why he didn't get a single call during the draft weekend. He's now signed with the Cowboys, though. Don Williams of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal has the story.
Fox Sports' Sean Keeler points out the lesson Collin Klein should learn from Tim Tebow.
Colleague Travis Haney looks at possible breakout players in college football, with a few from the Big 12.
The parade of folks displeased with Geno Smith is continuing. Jason Cole of Yahoo Sports has more. The New York sports minefield is getting the best of Smith, writes Bob Hertzel of the Times West Virginian.
The NFL is making at least one Iowa State player feel like he's a freshman again, writes Bobby La Gesse of the Ames Tribune.
Texas Tech football hype video! Kliff Kingsbury voiceover!
Could Notre Dame get a recruiting foothold in Texas?
I talked Big 12 power rankings and Texas Tech on the radio in Lubbock on Thursday.
John Harris of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review breaks down West Virginia position-by-position.