Friday, March 25, 2011
Lunch links: Weight watchers abound
By ESPN.com staff
J.Chance is in the lead heading into the second half of the Sweet 16 games, but for the second consecutive update, our leader's national champion (Duke) has been eliminated. Meanwhile, who is that in eighth place of our 300-plus member pool? Why, could it be ... me?
- Ralph Nader says it's time to eliminate scholarships for college athletes.
- Tyler Gabbert played nicely in yet another scrimmage for Missouri, outplaying his counterparts in a half scrimmage before spring break, writes Mike DeArmond of the Kansas City Star.
- There's at least one believer in former running back Chris Whaley's move to defensive end: Sam Acho. There's a precedent for it, though, even at Texas. Ask Henry Melton. (Note: Don't forget about Toben Opurum at Kansas, too.)
- Spring drills will be key for quarterback Johnny Deaton's development, writes Brandon Chatmon of The Oklahoman.
- Oklahoma quarterback Landry Jones is pumping some serious iron, writes Jake Trotter of The Oklahoman. He's up to 230 pounds now after arriving at Oklahoma at 211 pounds.
- Meanwhile, Oklahoma State cornerback Brodrick Brown is slimming down a bit.
- Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads and his receivers agree: The unit was average last year, and it's time for a big year, writes Andrew Logue of the Des Moines Register.
- Oklahoma State promoted its linebackers coach to co-defensive coordinator.
- Do you want to own a locker used by Texas players from 1998-2010? You're in luck.