Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
Here's some lunchtime fodder from across the Big 12 this afternoon.
Nebraska athletic director Tom Osborne told the Associated Press that his athletic department should be spared from making cuts driven by the recent economic downturn.
Former Colorado players Bernard Jackson and Lionel Harris have been sentenced to spend 5 ½ years each at the state's Department of Corrections in connection with a home-invasion style robbery last summer, Heath Urie of the Colorado Daily reports.
The Rocky Mountain News reports that interim Colorado offensive line coach Brad Bedell will be able to recruit through signing day, although coach Dan Hawkins is expected to hire a coach with more experience, the Rocky Mountain News reports.
Texas Tech athletic director Gerald Myers expects the school's game against South Division foe Baylor will move to the Dallas area next season -- either at the new Dallas Cowboys stadium in Arlington or the Cotton Bowl -- the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal's Don Williams reports.
Nebraska quarterback Joe Ganz is receiving scant interest from NFL teams, Lincoln Journal-Star columnist Steve Sipple reports.
Don Williams of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal finds out that there are many angry Texas Tech fans about the Red Raiders' recently announced ticket-price increases at Jones AT&T Stadium.