Ambition is the willingness to kill the things you love and eat them in order to stay alive. Haven't you ever read my throw pillow?
Former Iowa State linebacker Jesse Smith says how the Cyclones beat Nebraska last year was "beyond belief," writes Randy Peterson of the Des Moines Register.
Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe has been given a contract extension through 2015.
Mack Brown thought he was immune to the down years even some of the business' best like Jim Tressel and Bob Stoops have suffered through. He was wrong, writes Cedric Golden of the Austin American-Statesman.
Kansas' Toben Opurum has been reinvented as a defensive end after leading the Jayhawks (who by the way, would love to ruin your season) in rushing last year, but he showed last week he can deliver some big hits, writes Kevin Haskin of the Topeka Capital-Journal.
The full Pac-12 schedule isn't out yet, but John Henderson of the Denver Post has pieced together Colorado's portion.
Despite the emergence of speedy freshman Roy Finch, DeMarco Murray is still "the guy" in Oklahoma's backfield, writes Jake Trotter of The Oklahoman.
It's been almost a month since Taylor Martinez's last long run, but that hasn't meant a slowed Nebraska offense, writes Jon Nyatawa of the Omaha World-Herald.
File this under "Wow!" Kansas has been outscored 70-0 in the third quarter of four conference games this year. Matt Tait of the Lawrence Journal-World asks around for the answer why.
Missouri's Brendan Donaldson is having the time of his life, and Joe Walljasper of the Columbia Tribune tells you why.
Kansas State quarterback Carson Coffman is still trying to win over his skeptics, writes Kellis Robinett of the Wichita Eagle.
In Justin Blackmon's absence, receiver Michael Harrison made one of the biggest plays of Oklahoma State's season, writes Brandon Chatmon of The Oklahoman.
The wildest scenario in what should be a furious finish in the Big 12 South? A five-way tie, writes Berry Tramel of The Oklahoman.
Texas Tech running back Baron Batch is as frustrated as anyone surrounding the program, but he's still got faith in the people inside it, writes Dwain Price of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.