Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Lunch links: Bad news, Boone Pickens
By David Ubben
You know when things ain't happenin' the way they supposed to happen, Triple T gonna condense the nonsense.
- Kansas uses an army of senior citizens to make sure its athletes are going to class, writes Hannah Karp of the Wall Street Journal.
- Last week's cold weather caused a burst pipe at Boone Pickens Stadium, damaging the wallpaper and carpet in, what else, Boone Pickens' suite. Bill Haisten of the Tulsa World has the report.
- Texas signee WR Jaxon Shipley and Oklahoma State signee CB Josh Stewart are mentioned on SI.com as players who will have an early impact.
- Also on SI, Missouri and Oklahoma State are among Andy Staples' top 10 recruiting classes of 2008, looking back with the clarity of hindsight.
- Oklahoma got its second commitment for its 2012 class, a running back from high school power Jenks, reports Matt Baker of the Tulsa World.
- Tom Shatel of the Omaha World-Herald has a series of thoughts, including some on why Bo Pelini hasn't opened up on his assistants' futures, as well as the Scott Frost decision to stay in Oregon.
- Here's my spot on Unsportsmanlike Conduct with Kevin Kugler on the radio in Omaha Tuesday. We talked about the interest surrounding Nebraska, Texas A&M and the SEC, and joked about the media supposedly being "out to get" the Huskers. My spot begins around the 4:20 mark.
- Is Shawn Watson headed to the NFL? It's a possibility, writes Dirk Chatelain and Tom Shatel of the Omaha World-Herald.