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Thursday, April 23, 2009
ESPN Classic features two Big 12 games today

By staff

Posted by's Tim Griffin

I know it's still more than four months away from the start of the regular season. And for some fans, the NFL draft just won't do more than merely whet your appetite for more football that won't be forthcoming.

That's why ESPN Classic is so cool, especially with its occasional offerings of previous Big 12 games.

Kansas State fans should tune in at 11 a.m. ET today to check out the 2002 Holiday Bowl game against Arizona State. Watching Darren Sproles and Ell Roberson rip through the Sun Devils might convince Wildcat fans -- and maybe even coach Bill Snyder -- how much better the past was.

And at 5 p.m. today on the same channel, Nebraska and Oklahoma will meet in the replay of a 2005 game between the two old rivals. That era -- with Rhett Bomar directing the Sooners against a Nebraska team coached by Bill Callahan -- probably isn't remembered nearly as wistfully by Sooner and Cornhusker fans.