Cole Hazard just got a call saying he has 89 minutes left to live ... from himself.
Nebraska wasn't on the Big Ten's original list of targets, and the school was generally happy in the Big 12 before being warned by a tipster in January that they could be left out of a major conference if realignment occurred. This and more in a comprehensive look back at Nebraska's decision to move to the Big Ten from the Omaha World Herald's Henry J. Cordes. This is a must read, and the details from the May 25 meeting between Tom Osborne, Harvey Perlman and Jim Delany are straight out of a spy movie. Cordes' account is the most definitive take to date of the most impactful conference realignment move of the summer.
Be ready for lots of substitutions for Texas Tech on defense, reports Don Williams of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.
An attorney for Missouri running back Derrick Washington says Washington was never served the order of protection filed against him by the victim who alleges sexual assault.
Texas A&M will be without defensive lineman Stephen Barrera for the 2010 season after the sophomore suffered a hip injury.
Texas coach Mack Brown says Vince Young deserves Reggie Bush's vacated Heisman. I disagree. Here are my thoughts from when USC first gave back its trophy.
Oklahoma defensive tackle Adrian Taylor may suit up in the season opener, just nine months after a gruesome dislocated ankle.
Meanwhile, coach Bob Stoops says tough nonconference schedules have become "high-risk, low-reward." Berry Tramel of the Oklahoman says Stoops is misguided and suffering from short-term memory loss.
Jesse Newell at the Lawrence Journal-World chronicles Steven Johnson's lengthy journey from little-used linebacker to starter for the Jayhawks.
It's all there for the Aggies. All the pieces necessary for a Big 12 title run. Can they put them together? Brent Zwerneman of the San Antonio Express-News asks a few players and coaches.
Colorado is still working on its exit date from the Big 12 into the Pac-10, reports John Henderson of the Denver Post.
Oklahoma State DE Jamie Blatnick and S Victor Johnson's status for Saturday's opener is unclear, and two running backs have left the program, reports Bill Haisten of the Tulsa World.
Baylor is ready for its first test, writes John Werner of the Waco Tribune-Herald.