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Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Lunch links: W.Va. reaction to Big 12 move
By David Ubben
A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.
According to a poll, 41 percent of
West Virginians were indifferent to the Big 12 move
. Another 40 percent favored the move and 19 percent opposed it. Jared Hunt of the Charleston Daily Mail has the report.
Eyebrow-raising story from Iowa State. Defensive back Anthony Young
believes he was run off by coach Paul Rhoads because of a knee injury
he says was mistreated by ISU staff. ISU declined comment. Dan Tracy of the Iowa State Daily explains.
Transfer? Oklahoma State quarterback J.W. Walsh
doesn't sound like he's going anywhere after losing the QB job
to freshman Wes Lunt.
West Virginia had a memorable trip to the Orange Bowl,
but it still lost more than $200,000 on the game
Former TCU linebacker Tanner Brock
looks like he's transferring to UTEP
. Brock was one of four TCU players arrested in a campus drug sting this spring. His brother, however,
says the reports are mere rumor
Kansas State AD John Currie is
joining the board of directors at the Fiesta Bowl
Oklahoma offensive lineman Austin Woods is
now battling Hodgkin's lymphoma
Big 12 commissioner Chuck Neinas
came away very impressed with the BCS meetings last week
, writes colleague Ivan Maisel.
How will Texas Tech
handle its third-tier TV rights
? AD Kirby Hocutt discusses the logistics with Don Williams of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.
New Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly
weighed in on Charlie Weis' prospects at his new home in Kansas.
There's nothing left for WVU to do on the field for now. Coach Dana Holgorsen's
hoping his players don't make headlines off the field
this offseason, writes Mike Casazza of the Charleston Daily Mail.
Kansas' backfield duo
proved the running back position is in good hands
after James Sims' suspension, writes Matt Tait of the Lawrence Journal-World.
WVU defensive end Bruce Irvin
talks about his pre-draft arrest and surprising draft night
Oklahoma State defensive lineman Calvin Barnett
was arrested on four driving charges this week
What will the first round in 2013 look like
? Plenty of Big 12 talents could hear their name called.
Texas Tech looks like its
adding a QB transfer from New Mexico