Here are some quick appetizers for our Big 12 holiday football feast that starts on Thursday night. These nibbles will get you ready for a huge spread of meaningful games later this weekend.
The Austin American-Statesman’s Kirk Bohls wonders if the Texas-Texas A&M rivalry has cooled in recent seasons as other South Division teams become better than the Aggies.
But Texas A&M quarterback Jerrod Johnson tells the San Antonio Express-News’ Brent Zwerneman that his team’s game with Texas is more meaningful to him than other.
The Tulsa World’s Dave Sittler writes about the similar challenges faced by Oklahoma and Oklahoma State this season.
Mike Leach explains to the Topeka Capital-Journal’s Kevin Haskin why former Kansas linebacker Nick Reid is his football idol.
The Tulsa World’s Bill Haisten spells out Oklahoma State's legitimate BCS at-large possibilities.
Baylor's season-ending game against Texas Tech will be the Bears' bowl game, the Waco Tribune-Herald's John Werner writes.
Mark Mangino’s Kansas coaching tenure is analyzed by the Omaha World-Herald’s Lee Barfknecht.
Dan Hawkins better beware – at least considering the recent trend for coaches in the Nebraska-Colorado game every two seasons, the Boulder Camera’s Neill Woelk writes.
Tom Shatel writes that former Iowa standout defensive back Bob Stoops can help his old school by beating Oklahoma State this week.
Despite a concussion sustained last week, Missouri running back Derrick Washington desperately wants to play Saturday against Kansas, the Kansas City Star’s Mike DeArmond reports.