Daily Round Up: Friday, Feb. 1, 2013

We need some good news. Anyone have any?

There is no good news today in the world of Texas sports. So, if you want to be depressed, go here or here. I'm not linking to anything else today. I can't take the stress.

How about some Valentine Day gift ideas? The Co-op has some nice stuff. [University Co-op]

The new UT Medical school has been named. [Alcalde]

Around the Big 12

The conference still wants a championship game even though we only have 10 members. [Yahoo Sports]

Bill Snyder got a five-year contract extension. [ESPN Big 12 Blog]

The conference is not looking great in the College Food Fight. [SB Nation]

Open Range

Basketball is to Indiana what football is to Texas. [ESPN]

There is a communication overload in college recruiting. [ESPN]

What will athletes do to stay eligible? Western Oklahoma has discontinued their 10-day courses. [Chronicle of Higher Education]

Connecticut wants a Student-Athlete Bill of Rights. [Business of College Sports]

Before you make a tacky lawyer joke, please remember most of the BON authors are attorneys. What is the Ed O'Bannon vs. NCAA lawsuit all about? [SB Nation]

Who is really America's Team? [Harvard College Sports Analysis Collective]

Bleacher Report is coming to a TV near you. [Awful Announcing]

Golfers use deer-spray, too? [Sports Business Daily]

Chef Mario Batali has the perfect place to watch the Super Bowl. [@Mariobatali]

Dennis Rodman has written a children's book. [Amazon]

Maybe there is a drug for this type of depression. [Forbes]

And finally...

Former Saints player Steve Gleason player is battling ALS. [CBS Sports]

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