Thursday, August 25, 2011
Lunch links: Big 12 marketing campaign
By ESPN.com staff
What's hot, DJ Roomba?
- Berry Tramel of The Oklahoman has a new marketing campaign for the Big 12 that won't cost the league $1 million and works whether the Aggies stay or go.
- Pete Thamel of the New York Times says the notion that Texas A&M would earn more money in the SEC isn't true. The Big 12 has also formed an expansion committee. An SEC official doesn't expect any movement for a week while Texas A&M "unencumbers" itself from the Big 12.
- Oklahoma State is on pace for record season-ticket sales.
- The Longhorn Network has signed a distribution deal with Verizon FiOS.
- SMU's president and AD have contacted the Big 12 and are pushing to join the league, reports Kate Hairopoulos of the Dallas Morning News.
- Steve Greenberg at Sporting News has Missouri on upset alert in Week 1 against Miami (Ohio). (He's got TCU on there, too, Bears.)
- Former Baylor receiver Josh Gordon has officially landed at Utah.
- Justin Blackmon is Oklahoma State's media darling, but he's hunkering down and not flirting with a prima donna image, writes John Helsley of The Oklahoman.
- What are the Pac-12's options for Big 12 expansion? Interesting thoughts here from Jon Wilner of the San Jose Mercury News.
- Paul Myerberg at Pre-Snap Read previews the Texas A&M Aggies.
- Brandon Weeden is rightfully tired of people asking him about his age, writes John Helsley of The Oklahoman.
- Did Iowa and Iowa State leave us all hoodwinked in the wake of the Cy-Hawk trophy controversy? I'm thinking ... maybe.
- Receiver Marcus Lucas is one to watch at Missouri, writes Mike DeArmond of the Kansas City Star.
- Baylor will be getting behind the scenes treatment from CBS College Sports.
- Iowa State AD Jamie Pollard weighs in on the uncertainty surrounding Texas A&M.
- Carter Strickland at HornsNation.com wonders: What if Texas and Texas A&M never play again?
- Andrew Logue of the Des Moines Register checks in with the new Iowa State quarterback: Steele Jantz.
- The Alamo Bowl, surprised by A&M's sudden seriousness about leaving the Big 12, is watching the developments closely, writes Jerry Briggs of the San Antonio Express-News.