Friday, September 30, 2011
Links: Does Missouri help or hurt Big 12?
By ESPN.com staff
I guess I'm an SEC blogger for a weekend. My insides feel much heavier, but all my extremities are moving so much faster.
- Missouri's showdown with Texas in the boardroom will heavily influence the future of the Big 12. Sam Mellinger says you should root for the Tigers to take down the Longhorns in this one.
- John Henderson of the Denver Post has four suggestions to save the Big 12. The first? Let "spoiled gold digger" Missouri follow their wandering eye out of the Big 12.
- From the Did you know? file: Robert Griffin III didn't come to Kansas because he didn't want to sit behind Todd Reesing for two years, writes Austin Meek of the Topeka Capital-Journal.
- The Big 12's athletic directors met via teleconference on Thursday to talk stability and expansion, writes colleague Andy Katz.
- Wherever the Big 12 expands, TCU could be part of it, writes Jimmy Burch of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
- KU's receivers coach is motivating his players with candy bars, writes Jesse Newell of the Lawrence Journal-World.
- Could Texas A&M play all its home games at Reliant Stadium and Cowboys Stadium for a year? That, and more, including how much money has been rolling in from donors since Sunday's official SEC acceptance, from Brent Zwerneman of the San Antonio Express-News.
- Mark Emmert of the Des Moines Register profiles one of the league's best tacklers, Iowa State linebacker Jake Knott.
- I know you're wondering how Ryan Broyles proposed to his longtime girlfriend. Travis Haney of The Oklahoman has you covered.
- Kirk Bohls of the Austin American-Statesman profiles Iowa State's tough-as-nails quarterback, Steele Jantz.
- The return of defensive lineman Pat Dorsey is helping Kansas move past a painful loss to Georgia Tech, writes J. Brady McCollough of the Kansas City Star.
- Marc Hansen of the Des Moines Register looks at Iowa State's recruiting pipeline into Texas.
- He's Missouri's last option at running back, but Henry Josey is growing into a game-changer, writes Harry Plumer of the Columbia Missourian.
- Baylor won't have hyped Oregon transfer running back Lache Seastrunk this year. He'll be back in 2012 after his waiver was denied.