Monday, December 26, 2011
Lunch links: Mizzou fosters feeling of family
By ESPN.com staff
Who came down with a nasty case of Independence Bowl fever this morning?
- Great story from Missouri, who's giving real meaning to what family is about in the wake of Henry Josey's serious knee injury, writes Vahe Gregorian of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
- Scott Dochterman of the Cedar Rapids Gazette offers up a comprehensive review of an unforgettable 6-6 season in Ames.
- Mizzou receiver L'Damian Washington will be playing with memories of a tough upbringing in Shreveport made easier by his band of brothers, writes Andrew Astleford of Fox Sports.
- The revenue from Arkansas and Texas A&M's games in Arlington has been lower than expected, and will likely move to school campuses beginning next year.
- Baylor's struggles in the past seem well behind it now, writes Richard Oliver of the San Antonio Express-News.
- A young girl who loves Oklahoma State and is battling cancer was given a free trip to the Fiesta Bowl by a charitable Oklahoma fan, writes Jenni Carlson of The Oklahoman.
- Texas' running backs are back to health, which should signify more fun for the Longhorns, writes Mark Rosner of the Austin American-Statesman.
- Kellis Robinett of the Wichita Eagle looks back at a season full of what ifs for Kansas State.
- Both would rather be elsewhere, but can Oklahoma and Oklahoma State stay motivated? Berry Tramel of The Oklahoman examines the issue.
- Andrew Logue of the Des Moines Register polls the Iowa State players for their thoughts on suiting up inside Yankee Stadium.
- Tom Keegan of the Lawrence Journal-World says KU's hiring of Charlie Weis reminds him of when the Jayhawks hired Larry Brown.
- Bowl games have been a problem for the Big 12, especially against the SEC, writes Blair Kerkhoff of the Kansas City Star.
- Former KU quarterbacks are all fired up about the future Jayhawks quarterbacks, writes Matt Tait of the Lawrence Journal World.