All the Big 12-2 Conference news that is and isn't fit to read...
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The Horns swept Texas Southern. [Austin American-Statesman]
Cedric Reed could help the football program immediately. [Austin American-Statesman]
If things fall into place this fall, though, the Horns will return to respectability and Reed, who became the first defensive end in the Class of 2011 to commit last year, could provide an immediate jumpstart in that revival.
Aggie Senator Steve Ogden thinks Barnes' raise is just nuts. [San Antonio Express News]
Texas sophomore Marquise Goodwin won his third consecutive Big 12 long jump title. [San Antonio Express News]
Can you blame them? Does anyone want to go to College Station? [Houston Chronicle]
It is official! [I Am The 12th Man]
Per Billy Liucci, the Aggies have chosen their new head basketball coach, and it is Murray State's Billy Kennedy. Kennedy just finished his fifth season at Murray State, where he has an overall record of 107-53, 70-24 in the Ohio Valley Conference. Murray State is the defending conference champions, having won the regular season championship in back-to-back seasons. Murray State was 23-9 last season, and went to the NIT Tournament. In 2009-2010, State went 31-5, 17-1 in conference, and advanced to the second round of the Big Dance. Under Kennedy, State never finished worse than tied for 2nd in conference play, and never had a losing season. From and wins and losses standpoint, Kennedy is a slam dunk.
Sooner therapy...Don't worry about it, Brian. You can't possibly shame this program.
Dennis Dodd puts the Land Thieves in the No. 1 spot in his post-spring top 25. [CBS Sports]
It seems like Oklahoma is always No. 1 at something.
Here in early May -- the dead calm of college football's offseason -- I can't disagree. Oklahoma is No. 1 in the CBSSports.com post-spring Top 25. There were some interesting stories during the spring. Ohio State continues to be surrounded by the NCAA posse. The BCS came under further attack. The tornadoes in Tuscaloosa were tragic. It was good news in Norman that almost nothing changed. Landry Jones still looks like OU's next Heisman finalist at quarterback. Ryan Broyles still is arguably the nation's best receiver. The loss of DeMarco Murray at tailback could give rise to the ultra-fast Roy Finch. Lewis has led the Sooners in tackles three times.
Tyler Gabbert is leaving Missouri. [SBNation]
Happy birthday, Corbin Berkstresser. [Columbia Tribune]
Corbin Berkstresser arrived at school Monday morning ready to wrap up life as a high schooler. With only three days left of exams there was another cause to celebrate: Monday was his 19th birthday. He soon discovered his unexpected gift.That same day, quarterback Tyler Gabbert announced he was leaving the Missouri football team.
Turner Gill has big plans for Jayhawk football. [Omaha World]
Iowa State can't wait to kick Texas around again. [Clone Chronicles]
Iowa State is similar to Bad Boy in that building this program won't stop. Just ask Nebraska and Texas.
The Cyclones just need to find a QB first. [Times-Republican]
You gotta love her for the most infamous rant on Youtube. Salisbury Post has a profile of NewsOK sports columnist Jenni Carlson. [Salisbury Post]
The Sooners not only beat us in football, but now they are just a better school, according to OU President David Boren. [Norman Transcript]
More than 7,200 OU students are set to earn their degrees this May, and a record-high 64.5 percent of the freshman class that entered the university in 2004 are eligible for graduation.
"Now we’re No. 1, period, among all public universities in the United States," Boren said.
No one wants to be in Kansas anymore. It has not been a good year for the Wildcats or the Jayhawks. [Associated Press]
Within days of one another, two unrelated and very expensive scandals have finally wound down at Kansas State and Kansas.
The embarrassing episodes made headlines around the nation. They cost the state's two biggest universities hard-won prestige, some important friends and millions of dollars.
Two Big 12-2 teams made college hoops' toughest rebuilding list. [Yahoo Sports]
Two Baylor basketball players are transferring. [Baylor Bears]
You know it is the off-season when sports writers start asking you all the questions. [ESPN Big 12 Blog]
Is Google spying on the Land Thieves? [Orlando Sentinel]
Commercials this bad can only be from a dealership in Oklahoma.
Is there another Big Red Auto dealership in Columbus? Part of Jim Tressel's punishment is a rules seminar. [Columbia Daily Tribune]
As part of his punishment for not revealing his knowledge of his players’ NCAA violations, Ohio State Coach Jim Tressel will attend a five-day compliance seminar in June in Tampa, Fla.
One of the topics of the compliance seminar is "Division I Major Infractions."
Meanwhile, Ohio State’s director of compliance is reviewing at least 50 car sales to Buckeyes athletes and relatives to see if they met NCAA rules, The Columbus Dispatch reported yesterday.
Boise State actually paid people to help them stay compliant with all those NCAA rules. [Idaho Statesman]
According to Tom Osbourne's standards, Barnes should be the highest paid coach in the country. [San Antonio Express News]
Former Auburn walk-on Alex Howell is the designer of a video game about college football. [Kotaku]
For him, priority No. 1 is imparting the sense of awe, good fortune, validation and chest-bursting pride he felt even in a game that, like every one for which he suited up at Auburn, ended without him playing a down.
"It is, literally, the experience I wish I could share with everyone," Howell says. "Now I have that opportunity."
At least they have tailgating down.
University of Texas-San Antonio starts their football program this year. [FoxSports Southwest]
This is for all the poor souls who do not own an iPhone. [SportsNewser]
What is Mark Mangino up to? [New Castle News]
Too bad this didn't help you keep that AAU affiliation.
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