Big 12: Colton Richardson
Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
Wasn't it the Bangles who sang about "Manic Mondays" way back when?
But Susanna Hoffs can't top these smokin' hot links for the first day of the work week.
Here they are. And you don't even have to put up with a bunch of cheesy VH-1 videos to read them.
- Former Oklahoma quarterback and former U.S. Rep. J.C. Watts has pocketed $620,000 over the last five years as a lobbyist for the Bowl Championship Series, Daniel Libit of the political Web site Politico.com reports.
- The Omaha World-Herald's Lee Barfknecht projects Texas and Kansas as his Big 12 divisional favorites coming out of spring practice.
- Kelly Beaton of the Waterloo Courier analyzes the importance of new Iowa State strength coach Yancy McKnight to the Cyclones' program.
- Kansas State still hopes to be able to hire a new athletic director by June 1, incoming president Kirk Schulz told Joshua Kinder of the Manhattan Mercury.
- Oklahoma State recruit Colton Richardson of Ada, Okla., was arrested at his high school and charged with possession of marijuana, the Tulsa World's Bill Haisten reports.
- The Topeka Capital-Journal's Tully Corcoran thought it was a little strange that Sam Keller was the player suing EA Sports and the NCAA in a class-action lawsuit. But the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel's Michael Cunningham hopes that Keller's suit will lead to college athletes sharing in the wealth that the NCAA makes from marketing them.
- Nebraska defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh tells the Omaha World-Herald's Rich Kaipust about his expectations for the upcoming season.
- Oklahoman columnist Berry Tramel weighs in on various Oklahoma football topics, including Justin Chaisson's legal dilemma and the spiraling price of Oklahoma football season tickets and parking.
- Steve Sipple of the Lincoln Journal-Star writes that Shawn Watson's offensive philosophy provides the best of both worlds. Quarterbacks are trained in an NFL-friendly West Coast passing offense combined with a running offense that encompasses some elements of the spread, including zone reads.