Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Lunch links: League realignment roundup
By ESPN.com staff
With Ken Starr taking center stage in this A&M drama, it's a small miracle that we have yet to hear Monica Lewinsky's name. (Until now, I guess.)
- Colorado's president? Count him among those not very excited about a move for four Big 12 teams to the Pac-12. "Texas likes things Texas's way," he said.
- The Big 12 is the best place for all the remaining Big 12 teams, if only they realized it, writes Sam Mellinger of the Kansas City Star.
- Bryan Curtis at Grantland.com has a look back at the story behind the S-E-C! chant that you're sure to hear from A&M at some point this year.
- Andy Staples at SI.com gets you caught up on the realignment front.
- The Wall Street Journal has a pretty awesome Grid of Shame in college football.
- Baylor QB Robert Griffin III topped ESPN's Cross-Sport Power Rankings this week.
- And Griffin is doing his part to keep Baylor in a BCS conference, writes Matt Mosley of FoxSportsSouthwest.com.
- Kellis Robinett of the Wichita Eagle gives an update on where Kansas State stands in the realignment shuffle.
- Kirk Bohls of the Austin American-Statesman has more on the issues surrounding a possible cancellation of the OU-Texas series.
- A move to the Pac-12 by the end of the week could serve Oklahoma well, writes Travis Haney of The Oklahoman.
- Kansas regents prefer Kansas and Kansas State stay in the same conference.
- A freshman walk-on at Kansas was arrested over the weekend.
- Harry Plumer of the Columbia Missourian answers your realignment questions if you haven't been paying attention of late.
- A little gospel music has helped some of Missouri's players bond, writes Mike DeArmond of the Kansas City Star.
- Fozzy Whittaker isn't the sexiest Texas running back, but he's the starter for the Longhorns, writes Alan Trubow of HookEm.com.
- Interesting stuff here: The man suing Oklahoma State Mike Gundy for this incident? According to Samantha Vicent of the Daily O'Collegian, he has a pretty lengthy history of litigation.
- Kansas State coach Bill Snyder feels like he put his offense in bad situations on Saturday.
- Gina Mizell of The Oklahoman breaks down Quinn Sharp's do-everything status in the OSU kicking game.
- Oklahoma running back Jonathan Miller plans to transfer. Look for him to have success elsewhere. Good back, but Oklahoma's backfield is stocked. Somebody had to leave.
- Bill Snyder says John Hubert is his No. 1 running back.
- Texas Tech linebacker Blake Dees is lined up for a long-term impact in Lubbock, writes Don Williams of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.