Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Lunch links: BYU's '64,000 reasons' to join
By ESPN.com staff
You guys should be watching Chopped.
- Kurt Kragthorpe of the Salt Lake Tribune says if the invitation to the Big 12 comes, BYU "absolutely" has to accept.
- Will Oklahoma run the table for a national title? History suggests no, writes Dennis Dodd of CBSSports.com.
- Andy Staples at SI.com offers up a prayer for the college football fan.
- The possible move to the SEC has set off a boom in ticket sales, and the next step east may happen today, writes Brent Zwerneman of the San Antonio Express-News.
- The maturation process has produced a mature leader in Oklahoma receiver Ryan Broyles, writes Brandon Chatmon of SoonerNation.
- And Jenni Carlson of The Oklahoman tells how the summer trip to Haiti shaped Broyles' newfound faith in Christ.
- There's a new K-State mascot in town. And, well, it's awful.
- Oklahoma will have its 75th consecutive sellout for the football program on Saturday.
- Former Kansas coach Mark Mangino is back in Oklahoma, visiting with the Sooners program.
- The Big 12 is shutting down Freedom of Information Act requests surrounding realignment issues.
- Whatever happens in realignment this time around, Missouri can probably count on remaining in a BCS conference, writes Harry Plumer of the Columbia Missourian.
- The precedent is there for a big debut for James Franklin at Missouri.
- Maybe the comparison is too easy, but there's no denying Kale Pick is on the Kerry Meier track at Kansas, writes J. Brady McCollough of the Kansas City Star.
- Will Texas A&M have two 1,000-yard rushers in 2011? A panel of experts from the Austin American-Statesman answer the question.
- Kansas' players look back on last year's painful loss to North Dakota State with Matt Tait of the Lawrence Journal-World.
- What's Bob Stoops think about his players infamous impressions of him?
- SMU is still campaigning to try and get in the Big 12.