All the Big 12-2 Conference news that is and isn't fit to read...
And some other stuff.
Malcolm Brown is going to be good. [ESPN]
"It's going to be important to him and he wants to be good. The thing you worry about is out of high school, any time some kid comes in highly touted, you're sitting back thinking, 'OK it's going to get to him.' That's not with Gray. He only wants to be as good as he can be and is not worried about anyone else's expectations."
If you don't have the LHN, I'm very, very sorry to tell you this. The LHN will televise practice sessions. [ESPN]
Charlie Weis has put out a help wanted sign. [Topeka Capital-Journal]
KU coach Charlie Weis put out an APB on Tuesday for anyone in Lawrence with the leg to kick a football 70 yards.
"Out of 30,000 people at this school, there's got to be somebody that can kick the ball off out of the end zone," Weis said. "Maybe it's one of the guys we currently have. We'll have to see. Whoever that person is, where ever they are, we're going to find them."
OSU's football fortunes are in the hands of an 18-year-old. [NewsOK]
Waco's tax dollars at work. The Bears are getting a little help building their new stadium. [The Brownsville Herald]
Waco leaders have cleared the way to help finance Baylor's planned $250 million on-campus football stadium. The Waco City Council voted Tuesday night to award $35 million in special tax funds for the project.
Is there a homefield advantage ? [Phil Steele]
Poorer schools are struggling with APR standards. [ESPN]
The NCAA is not having a good week. [Sports Law Blog]
On Monday, U.S. Magistrate Judge Nathaniel M. Cousins granted Ed O'Bannon's motion to review NCAA and NCAA member revenue info from TV, radio, Internet, sponsorships, licensing & ads.
For more information on O'Bannon v. NCAA: [PBS]
O'Bannon v. NCAA, a lawsuit filed in July 2009 by former UCLA basketball star Ed O'Bannon on behalf of other former college athletes against the NCAA and the Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC), tackles the issue of using the "likeness" of athletes in rebroadcasts of games, DVD sales, photos, video games, etc., without compensation after an athlete graduates or stops playing in the NCAA. This likeness could be the athlete him or herself in DVD of a classic game, or a video game "version" of an athlete that almost exactly resembles him or her, save the name (these names can be easily downloaded and incorporated into the given game, however).
Things are getting ugly in Los Angeles. [ESPN]
Mora was talking about recruiting with Roger Lodge on KLAA 830-AM when Lodge asked how he sold UCLA to recruits, and Mora responded with an answer perceived to be a shot at USC.
"When you're talking about UCLA, it's one of the great schools in the world -- not just America, but in the world," Mora said. "It's a safe, beautiful campus in a great area of town. I mean, we don't have murders one block off our campus."
Today's defensive players have to do a bit of everything. [Grantland]
What makes Oregon's offense so darn good? [Football Study Hall]
Those early commitments don't always go as planned. [CBS Sports]
This may come as a huge shock, so make sure you are sitting down. Lane Kiffin lied about his vote in the USA Today Coaches' Poll. [USA Today]
The Good, The Bad, The Sanctioned
The Penn State Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting on NCAA consent decree. [Penn State Live]
And the stupid
Petrino also said he had planned to tell Arkansas AD Jeff Long and his wife Becky the truth about the accident and why Jessica Dorrell was on the bike with him, but he was too injured and incoherent to do so immediately following the accident. He had planned to tell them three days after the accident but Long left town and a police report listed Dorrell as a passenger the day earlier.
Petrino wants to coach again. [ESPN]
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