Thursday, April 28, 2011
Lunch links: Tigers dine with Obama
By ESPN.com staff
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- Dennis Dodd looks at the next likely member of Oklahoma's Heisman quarterback tradition: Landry Jones. He also examines the crossing paths of Cam Newton and Jones.
- Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert and Aldon Smith were among five draftees who dined with President Barack Obama on Wednesday night.
- Baylor defensive tackle Phil Taylor disputes there was ever a problem with his foot, as previously reported. Jenny Vrentas of the New Jersey Star-Ledger caught up with him in New York at a pre-draft event.
- Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads' famous moose punch? Done with special effects. Here's the punch if you missed it the first time around.
- Kansas State running back Daniel Thomas is still holding out hope that he'll go in the first round of tonight's draft, writes Kellis Robinett of the Kansas City Star.
- Want to fix the Title IX issue? Eliminate football from the equation, writes Blair Kerkhoff of the Kansas City Star.
- Texas A&M linebacker Von Miller is dealing with a lot during his visit to New York for the draft, writes Jane McManus of ESPNNewYork.com.
- Kansas State's linebackers are developing into a strength, writes Cole Manbeck of the Manhattan Mercury.
- Matt Hayes of Sporting News has a post-spring top 25. Oklahoma is No. 2, OSU is No. 8. The Aggies check in at 12. Missouri and Texas are unranked. Here's my poll for comparison.
- This is what it looks like when Mizzou's football team goes paintballing.
- Oklahoma would like you to know just how impressive its program is.
- Here's Miller and Taylor, among other draftees, ringing the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday.
- Gabbert's family has made preparations to cap a unique run to the NFL draft, writes Joan Niesen of the Columbia Missourian.
- The BCS is still miles away from the decision to strip the Fiesta Bowl of its BCS status, if it does it at all, writes Dave Curtis of Sporting News.
- A few former Jayhawks and some former Red Raiders are hoping their NFL futures begin soon, too.