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Bevo's Daily Roundup - June 10, 2010 (The Death of the Big 12)


It is done.


Horns_bullet_mediumIt isn't about Texas.

"This is not a case of reacting to any one school,'' Osborne said, "particularly Texas.''


Horns_bullet_medium Will Congress get involved with realignment.

Consider college football a bunch of kids playing in the backyard during a grown-ups party, until things get a little too rowdy and the little kids get hurt. Then the parents come out back and yell, "Hey! Knock that off!"

Playing the role of angry parents claiming to hold a trump card: Congress.


Horns_bullet_mediumWhere does everyone stand

Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, Texas Tech
Life could be good as Texas' hangers-on. Any move by the Longhorns will be made simpler if they bring their natural rivals with them, and that means these guys -- plus Oklahoma State.


Horns_bullet_medium What will the new divisions of the PAC-10 look like?


Horns_bullet_mediumWill the Big 12 be on a farewell tour this fall? 

"I've seen a projection that the Pac-16 wouldn't start play until 2012-2013. But if the Big 12 essentially dissolves, I can't see conference schools going through the motions for two more seasons. Even if this goes together quickly, I think we see a Big 12 farewell tour in 2010. Get good deals on souvenirs now."


Horns_bullet_medium  A&M is the prettiest girl in the room.

The candidate floated about as the big prize in expansion right now has continually been texas, because of their successful athletic program and wealthy athletic department, but texas actually makes for a poor candidate for expansion, mostly because texas doesn't want to join a new conference; they want the status quo to remain the way it is, because they like being the wealthiest program in the Big 12, and they want to start their own television network. The really big prize in the proposed conference expansion right now could be Texas A&M.


Horns_bullet_medium Colorado lost basketball scholarships.

The APR measures the classroom performance of every Division I team and this year’s data was collected from 2005-06 through 2008-09.

Syracuse and Colorado defied the trend.

Colorado was penalized one scholarship in men’s basketball and four in football, while Syracuse lost two in men’s basketball for falling below the NCAA’s 925 cutline. Officials at both schools said they took away the scholarships last season after academically ineligible players left school.


Horns_bullet_mediumKansas AD Lew Perkins has been cleared in the exercise equipment scandal

The University of Kansas says an internal investigation has cleared athletic director Lew Perkins of any wrongdoing in connection with the loan of exercise equipment.

A former Kansas employee had claimed Perkins accepted the equipment for his home use in exchange for giving some people the chance to buy basketball tickets in prime locations at Allen Fieldhouse.


Horns_bullet_medium  Fox Sports has a Q&A with Landry Jones.

t’s been a series of streaks. Is it possible for one team to have a mental edge over another in a game like Texas/OU?
In a rivalry game, everyone’s going to be ready to play, especially OU/Texas. It’s one of the biggest rivalries in sports history, period. So sure, they can have a mental edge, but everyone’s going to be ready to play, and everyone’s going to go out there and play their hardest.



How did you feel walking off the field after the Texas game last year? Was it a different feeling than some of the other losses you suffered?
Everyone says a loss is a loss, but not in that game. It’s kind of personal in that game because it’s such a huge rivalry.


Horns_bullet_mediumWhat will we call the PAC-10?