Thursday, October 13, 2011
Lunch links: Missouri controls Big East fate
By ESPN.com staff
Either he gives us the money or he gets a private performance from England Dan and John Ford Coley.
- Does Missouri have $12 million to gain in a move to the SEC or not? Joe Walljasper of the Columbia Daily Tribune asked some people in the business side of sports television.
- Either way, Missouri holds the fate of the Big East in its hands, writes Mark Blaudschun of the Boston Globe.
- That's no surprise when things like this are written. If the Big 12 calls, writes Rick Bozich of the Louisville Courier-Journal, Louisville should run, not walk, to the Big 12.
- Texas A&M coach Mike Sherman finally talks about the move to the SEC, reports Brent Zwerneman of the San Antonio Express-News. Linebacker Sean Porter says it's been a distraction.
- Matt Tait of the Lawrence Journal-World tells Kansas LB Isaac Wright's road from being born prematurely to playing college football.
- Even when they win, coaches can lose. Travis Haney of The Oklahoman talks about the awkward balance of running up the score.
- The priority for Texas entering Saturday's showdown against Oklahoma State? Third downs, writes Mark Rosner of the Austin American-Statesman.
- Iowa State running back James White has infused some extra speed into the Cyclones' backfield.
- Oklahoma defensive end Frank Alexander plays with his father on his mind, writes Jenni Carlson of The Oklahoman.
- Texas Tech coach Tommy Tuberville says Bill Snyder is still running the same schemes he did back in the early 1990s, writes Austin Meek of the Topeka Capital-Journal.
- It's a new week, but much of the same circumstances for Kansas State, writes David Just of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.
- Iowa State senior defensive end Patrick Neal is a good example of what has to happen for Iowa State to grow its program.