Monday, April 25, 2011
Lunch links: Who saved the Big 12?
By ESPN.com staff
Chris Paul is better at basketball than you.
- Plenty wanted to bury Dan Beebe for killing the Big 12 last summer, but he's the man who saved it, writes Berry Tramel of The Oklahoman.
- Kansas State athletic director John Currie sounds like he plans to allocate the Wildcats new money in the TV deal toward facilities, writes Cole Manbeck of the Manhattan Mercury.
- Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch profiles Blaine Gabbert and the role of his family in his rise to first-round pick.
- Oklahoma is going to get talented reserve linebacker Corey Nelson on the field somehow. The Oklahoman's Jake Trotter offers up four ways the Sooners could do it.
- After a tough injury last year, K-State receiver Tramaine Thompson is anxious to get back on the field, writes Kellis Robinett of the Kansas City Star.
- What should Oklahoma State do about Hart Lee Dykes? Brandon Chatmon of The Oklahoman tackles the question.
- What's the actual value of a quarterback, specifically for Iowa State? Bobby La Gesse asks the question.
- Missouri is raising money to replace Big Mo, the school's drum, with a bigger version.
- What's it like to celebrate your own day in your hometown? Robert Przybylo went to Ardmore on Saturday for Justin Blackmon Day and found out from the Oklahoma State receiver.
- Kansas' offensive line is feeling a lot more confident this year, writes J. Brady McCollough of the Kansas City Star.
- The Jayhawks also want more speed? It helps that they're bringing in the state's 100-meter dash champion to play football, writes the Star's Candace Buckner. Also, his name is Adonis. So... points.
- Not Big 12 related, but this will be the story of the week, so educate yourselves. The hits keep coming for the Buckeyes.