Monday, December 29, 2008
Big 12 lunch links: Bowl season starts tonight for conference
By David Ubben
Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
It's the most wonderful time of the year for a reason.
Bowl season finally starts for the Big 12 tonight when Missouri squares off with Northwestern in the Valero Alamo Bowl in San Antonio. It starts a run of five games in the next five days -- with no overlap for the conference.
Dig in tonight and enjoy.
Until then, here are some links to prime you.
Oklahoma State quarterback Zac Robinson needs 347 yards of total offense
to supplant his coach, Mike Gundy, as the Cowboys' career leader in the statistic. Tulsa World beat writer Bill Haisten reports that Robinson first learned he needed that figure from his mother.
Kansas is approaching its trip to the Insight Bowl as a business trip
rather than merely a bowl game, the Lawrence Journal-World's Tom Keegan writes.
Tonight's Valero Alamo Bowl would have been the last Missouri game for the late Aaron O'Neal
, who passed away while conditioning in the summer of 2005. Missouri coach Gary Pinkel will remove a bracelet he has worn since the funeral that reminded him of his former player, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Vahe Gregorian.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram beat writer Mike Jones said that Oklahoma will be able to overcome the loss of DeMarco Murray for the BCS National Championship Game against Florida because of the Sooners' depth at the position