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Friday, September 5, 2008
Big 12 links: Crabtree talks classes, barbecues


Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

We're learning some new nuggets about Texas Tech WR Michael Crabtree every week in his missives for the New York Times' "The Quad," a blog about college football.

Crabtree writes this week about his in-season class load this semester including classes in RHIM (Restaurant and Hotel Management), atmospheric science, personal and family finance and sociology.

The Biletnikoff Award winner also describes his family barbecue after his game last week, while avoiding an explanation of how Eastern Washington limited him to 74 receiving yards. When you get to answer your own questions, you don't have to necessarily worry about answering tough ones, I guess.

And we also learned that this weekend will be Crabtree's first visit to Reno, home of the University of Nevada, although he's visited Las Vegas six times. Maybe he'll get to experience some of the charms of "The Biggest City in the World" this weekend, but I kind of doubt it.

I'll run into Crabtree and the Red Raiders out in Reno, too. I can't wait, and I imagine my schedule will allow for a tad more time in the casinos than his will.

But until then, here's a trimmed-down version of the morning links, more adaptable to those with breakfast-on-the-go plans.

Happy munching.