Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Big 12 lunch links: Remembering Frederick
By ESPN.com staff
Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
Here are today's lunchtime offerings.
- The late Bob Frederick shared what it meant to him to be a Jayhawk in an article in the Lawrence World-Journal. The memorial service for Frederick, a former Kansas athletic director, will be held on the Kansas campus later this afternoon.
- The Topeka Capital-Journal's Austin Meek reports that Kansas State could be on the hook for about $900,000 if it buys out associate athletic director Jim Epps.
- Kansas City Star columnist Joe Posnanski provides an entertaining summertime parlor game on his blog. Among the schools he includes on his first list of teams in "Be True to your School" include Kansas, Missouri, Colorado and Texas.
- Although Blaine Gabbert hasn't officially been christened as Missouri's starting quarterback, Dave Matter of the Columbia Daily Tribune finds it significant that he's already appearing in television commercials for Missouri season tickets.
- The Omaha World-Herald's Rich Kaipust reports on 5-foot-7 wide receiver Ty Kildow, who attracted Nebraska coaches' attention after running a 4.39 time in the 40-yard dash. After tearing both the MCL and ACL in his knee last summer, Kildow is trying to make the team as preferred walk-on.
- Iowa State athletes have learned of the power of social networking Web sites, Bobby LaGesse of the Ames Tribune reports.
- Fox 34 Lubbock has an interesting video report about Texas Tech's preparations for the upcoming season under strength coach Bennie Wylie.
- The Lawrence Journal-World's Jesse Newell writes that history is the major reason why Nebraska should be ranked ahead of Kansas in preseason polls.
- Former Texas quarterback G.J. Kinne has emerged as the leading candidate to be Tulsa's starter this season, Golden Hurricane coach Todd Graham told the Tulsa World's Eric Bailey.
- The Nebraska State Paper's Sam McKeon wonders if Nebraska will ever be able to narrow the revenue gap with national leader Texas.