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Bevo's Daily Roundup - June 1, 2010


Horns_bullet_mediumThis hasn't been the year Connor Rowe expected.

"It's the craziest roller coaster I've ever been on," Rowe said. "I started out hot. Then I was doing OK. Then I was not good at all. Now I've come back and have started to swing better."


Horns_bullet_medium The Horns are on a collision course with the Horned Frogs.


Horns_bullet_medium  The Big 12 has five teams in the NCAA tournament.


Horns_bullet_medium  There will be a Big 12 family reunion in Kansas City. One big, dysfunctional family.


Horns_bullet_medium  ESPN's David Ubben looks at the Big 12's football season-openers.


Horns_bullet_medium  The conference doesn't have much leverage.

Caught in the middle, literally, is the Big 12. With 16 percent of the nation's television sets in a narrow strip of the Great Plains from Iowa to Texas, the 15-year-old league has little of that leverage when it comes to expansion.

Just don't tell Dan Beebe. The conference's commissioner has made this week's Big 12 meetings a bit of a battleground. As those meetings begin Tuesday, the overriding message from the commish to all the members will be: You're either in or you're out.


Horns_bullet_medium  There's more to joining the Big Ten than just the money.

"It's not a question of just bringing somebody in that you're just going to kick around," Paterno said last month. "It's a question of bringing someone in who can handle the academics, the research, AAU schools, people with a commitment to the women's sports, a commitment to all sports programs, a commitment to the ideals of what intercollegiate athletics should be all about."


Horns_bullet_medium Kansas AD Lew Perkins was the victim of blackmail.

Perkins could not be reached for comment Saturday, but KU associate athletic director for external relations Jim Marchiony confirmed that someone had been trying to take advantage of Perkins. Marchiony said the blackmail was not related to the KU ticket scandal.

"Not in any way," Marchiony said.


Horns_bullet_medium  What is up with the Sooners' No. 1 ranking?

In short, Oklahoma is well above average at nearly every unit.

But there's a unit missing from that breakdown, the unit Steele clearly must have faith in: the offensive line.

I can't speak for Steele's reasons, but if the offensive line doesn't improve -- and that's a big if -- then Steele's prediction is outrageous.


Horns_bullet_medium  There's a very simple explanation for that $3000. Tiny Gallon talks about his loan.


Horns_bullet_medium  Rick Reilly has some fun with Texas.



Horns_bullet_mediumWFAA has a profile on the Acho family.