All the Big 12-2 Conference news that is and isn't fit to read...
And some other stuff.
So, so sad. [ESPN/Texas]
"We made it clear from day one that as we moved toward the transition of the SEC that we really wanted to keep up this long-standing rivalry between the two largest and greatest universities in the state of Texas," Texas A&M president R. Bowen Loftin said. "I'm saddened that we can't make it happen. I'm hopeful over time there will be a way to make it go back to the way it was in terms of our ability to play every year in nonconference."
The Big 12 has sent the welcoming committee to West Virginia. [West Virginia Mountaineers]
Legendary Oklahoma football coach Barry Switzer and Billy Sims, 1978 Heisman Trophy winner for the Sooners, will be in Wheeling on Wednesday, May 2, and Parkersburg on Thursday, May 3, to officially welcome West Virginia University into the Big 12 Conference as part of the Mountaineer Athletic Club’s spring tour of the state.
Jayhawk fans have a glimmer of hope. [University Daily Kansan]
TCU athletes will spend more time being students when they join the Big 12. [TCU 360]
The Mountaineers are developing a Texas recruit pipeline. [Scarlet Nation]
To bevel or not to bevel, that is the question for Aggies. [No Bevel]
A&M wants to make sure that no SEC school has any footage of the spring game. [The Eagle]
News photographers and videographers will not be allowed to shoot any of the on-field action during Saturday's Maroon and White Game at Kyle Field. Instead, they will only be allowed to work during pregame drills and stretching.
The same rules will apply to fans. No video or still cameras will be allowed at the game, and fans will be asked to keep their cellphones in their pockets during the action. Tweeting and live blogging from the stands or the press box will also not be allowed.
The NCAA wants to regulate bowl sponsorships. [CBS Sports]
The playoffs should include the best teams, not necessarily conference champions. [Atlanta Journal-Constitution]
“My opinion is people want to see the best four teams play,” Alabama coach Nick Saban said after playing in the Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge celebrity golf tournament in Greensboro, Ga.
“I don’t think we need to be watering it down with ‘You need to win a [conference] championship’ … they want to see the best four teams play.”
There are 10 teams that might end the SEC's national title run. [Athlon Sports]
Can the WAC survive conference realignment? [SB Nation]
Texas-San Antonio will head to Conference-USA in 2013. [San Marcos Daily Record]
Thoughts and prayers go out to OU football player Austin Woods. Woods was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma. [Crimson & Cream Machine]
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