Friday, October 7, 2011
Lunch links: TCU-Big 12 fallout
By ESPN.com staff
At the risk of bragging, one of the things I'm best at is riding coattails. Behind every successful man is me smiling and taking partial credit.
- Brent Shirley of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram has some reaction from TCU's campus after Thursday's news.
- For TCU, what's not to like about the Big 12? Randy Galloway of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram says nothing, it's all good for the Frogs.
- Celebrate away, Frogs, but you were better off going to the Big East, writes Gil LeBreton of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
- Kansas State president Kirk Schulz talks expansion with plenty of interesting insight. "When we’ve talked to our media consultants, they’ve really stressed the number of TV sets isn’t as critical as adding quality schools that people might want to watch on television,” Schulz said.
- Zach Schonbrun of ESPN The Magazine profiles Oklahoma running back Dominique Whaley. Good stuff here.
- Kansas receiver Daymond Patterson weighed in with his thoughts on the last week in his blog on KU's website.
- Steve Greenberg of Sporting News profiles the Texas safety whose career has featured plenty of ups and downs: Blake Gideon.
- A move away from making calls and into making plays is helping Kansas safety Keeston Terry, writes J. Brady McCollough of the Kansas City Star.
- Texas Tech's president says the TCU invitation and acceptance stabilizes the Big 12.
- On Saturday, Oklahoma will sit down at the one poker table where it can handle Texas, writes Berry Tramel of The Oklahoman.
- Looking to impress Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads? Excel at more than one sport, writes Andrew Logue of the Des Moines Register.
- Missouri's defense must prepare for a tough test at defending the run, writes Vahe Gregorian of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
- Kellis Robinett of the Kansas City Star looks at the two men most responsible for Kansas State's rise: Arthur Brown and Bill Snyder.
- Texas Tech receiver Austin Zouzalik comes from a family of Aggies, but he's suiting up for Tech this weekend, writes Don Williams of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.