Over the past week or so, the Mavericks have been America's Team more so than the Cowboys ever were. Also, the players and owner bringing the trophy and partying in Miami at Club Liv might be the most baller NBA title post-game ever. (Lil' Wayne! Also, every single photo of Dirk in that collection cracks me up.)
There's a book coming out about Mike Leach's firing at Texas Tech, and the working title? "Double T--Double Cross."
Bill Haisten of the Tulsa World takes a look at the three things that helped Oklahoma State climb and become a football school.
Dave Matter discusses a number of things in a lengthy blog post. What's the impact of Oklahoma's recruiting in Missouri, what will life be like in the new Big 12 for the Tigers, and more from their recent trip to Joplin.
Maybe Dana Holgorsen won't work at West Virginia, but Mike Gundy managed him wonderfully and helped build the Oklahoma State program, writes Berry Tramel of The Oklahoman.
Former Kansas defensive coordinator Carl Torbush weighs in on the changes new coordinator Vic Shealy is putting into place with Matt Tait of the Lawrence Journal-World.
Stu Durando of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch looks at the rise in college football assistants' pay. Both of Texas' new coordinators are in the top 10 nationally, the only assistants in the Big 12 to earn the distinction.
Kansas coach Turner Gill promoted another coach. Robert Wimberly will coach safeties and be passing coordinator of the defense.
Here's a Q&A on Texas' website with perhaps the most talked-about freshman arrival in the Big 12: Running back Malcolm Brown.